Who is the promised seed of Abraham Part One

The Nugget:

Gen 22:2  And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.

The Muslim claim:

Genesis 22:2 is a corrupted text. He said, “Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah”

TK commented:

does logic fly off your brain just because you need to make Isaac the son for sacrifice?

If you have 2 sons and one is living in another continent, does it mean he’s no longer your son? Then that’s being an evil father who don’t acknowledge his own son!

We know Abraham is not evil. He’s a friend of God, remember? But you Christians make him to be an adulterer and an irresponsible father!!

 

if you think I’m posting lies, try to refute me

I responded:

The refutation is direct and simple:

Abraham’s first son was Ishmael whose mother was Hagar.

This son was born as a result of Sarah’s mistaken suggestion that Abraham beget a son by Sarah’s maid since over a good period of time Sarah proved unable to have a child by Abraham. This shows Sarah’s lack of faith. This is also one of several such examples in the Bible of a wife taking the mistaken lead over her husband with ultimately disastrous or negative results.

The birth of Ishmael by Hagar does not make Abraham an adulterer. He mistakenly followed the suggestion of Sarah, a suggestion that followed a common ancient middle eastern practice as the custom of the country.

In answer to Abraham’s intercession on behalf of Ishmael, God did grant special promises to Ishmael exclusive to him and his offspring outside of the provisions of the original Abrahamic Covenant.

Abraham’s son by Hagar was not the promised seed and forms no part of the fulfillment of the Abrahamic Covenant which stipulated that Abraham would have a son by Sarah not someone else.

Therefore, Abraham’s son Isaac by Sarah is the son of promise that fulfilled a major provision of the original Abrahamic Covenant.

 

TK responded:

before God made a covenant with Abraham and Isaac, what covenant did God make with Abraham?

I replied:

God made what is called the Abrahamic Covenant. Here is my list of its provisions with the Scripture reference where each is found:

(1) Great nation to come from Abraham, Gen 12:2;

(2) Abraham himself to be blessed, Gen 12:2;

(3) Abraham’s name to be great, Gen 12:2;

(4) Abraham shall be a blessing, Gen 12:2;

(5) Those who bless Abraham shall be blessed, Gen 12:3;

(6) Those who curse Abraham shall be cursed, Gen 12:3;

(7) All families of the earth shall be blessed in Abraham, Gen 12:3;

(8) The land of Canaan given to Abraham’s seed, Gen 12:7;

(9) Abraham personally and his seed are to inherit the land as promised, the land of Canaan or Palestine, Gen 13:15;

(10) The land of Canaan given to Abraham and his seed forever, Gen 13:15;

(11) The multitude of his seed or descendants shall be as the dust of the earth, Gen 13:16;

(12) Abraham’s seed to be innumerable as the stars of heaven, +Gen 15:5;

(13) Abraham received the promises of the Abrahamic Covenant by faith alone, through which he was counted righteous, Gen 15:6;

(14) Abraham to be the father of many nations, Gen 17:4;

(15) Nations to come of Abraham, Gen 17:6;

(16) Kings to come of Abraham, Gen 17:6;

(17) The Abrahamic Covenant declared an everlasting or perpetual covenant, Gen 17:7;

(18) God to be Abraham’s God, Gen 17:7;

(19) All the land of Canaan to be an “everlasting possession,” Gen 17:8;

(20) God to be a God to Abraham’s seed as “their God,” +**Gen 17:8;

(21) Sarah to be the mother of nations, Gen 17:16;

(22) Kings of people shall be of Sarah, Gen 17:16;

(23) Abraham’s Seed to be the Messiah, Gen 21:12 note.

(24) Abraham’s seed to be multiplied as the sand upon the sea shore, Gen 22:17;

(25) Abraham’s seed to “possess the gate of his enemies,” Gen 22:17;

(26) Abraham’s descendants will be “his people,” Exo 6:7;

(27) God to dwell among the children of Israel, Exo 29:45.

 

 

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