Abram Research Paper

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His faith is not only proclaimed in the Old Testament, it is proclaimed throughout the New Testament. For instance, Hebrews counts Abram among the heroes of faith (i.e., Abel, Enoch, Noah, Moses, etc.) Hebrews 11 vv. 8-10 states, “By faith Abram obeyed when he was called; by faith he dwelt in the land of promise as in a foreign country”. Moreover, in Romans 4 vv. 9-11 Paul explains the significance of God declaring Abram righteous because of his faith. The scripture says, “Faith was reckoned to Abram as righteousness before he was circumcised”. Therefore, Abram’s righteousness by faith connected him to all who have faith in God regardless if they are circumcised or uncircumcised. God Declares Abram a Blessing Bearer Furthermore, God…show more content…
Therefore, God established a covenant that commanded Abram to, “Walk before Him blameless and God would establish a covenant and multiply him exceedingly” (Gen. 17 vv.1a-2b). As God’s representative in the world, believers should live righteous lives so that we can teach others the ways of God. Additionally, God instructed Abram to circumcise the flesh of the foreskins of every male child born in his house slave or free as a sign of the covenant. Moreover, in order to reflect Abram’s new role God changed his name to Abraham. According to scripture Abraham means, “Father of many nations” (Gen. 17 v. 5). In addition, Sarai’s name was changed to Sarah because she would become the mother his son and the mother of nations (Gen. 17 vv. 15-16). God promised Abraham that Sarah would give birth to a son and his name would be Isaac. The son God promised Sarah is the biological child God promised. Because Abraham was almost one hundred years old and Sarah was near ninety years old, Abraham was in shock (Gen. 17 v. 17). However, God assured Abraham that Sarah would give birth to the son of the promise and God promised to establish an everlasting covenant with Isaac and his descendants. As God promised, Sarah conceived and gave birth to Isaac. Ultimately, the birth of Isaac was the beginning of the fulfilment of God’s promise to make Abraham a great…show more content…
However, the ultimate test of his faith was when God commanded him to sacrifice his only son, Isaac. Apparently, the time Abraham had spent with God had strengthened his faith. Therefore, Abraham never said a word; instead, he prepared to obey God’s command (Gen. 22 vv. 1-2). Abraham had learned from experience that God keeps His promises and he trusted God completely. Therefore, he arose early and traveled the location specified by God and built and altar for the sacrifice (Gen. 22 vv. 3-12). Consequently, God had told Abraham many times that He would create a great nation through Isaac (Gen. 2 vv. 1-3; 15 vv. 1-21; 17 vv. 1-22 and 18 vv. 1-15). In other words, Isaac was the key to the fulfillment of the Abrahamic Covenant, without him the covenant would be worthless. Although Abraham did not know how God would turn this situation around, he had faith and hope that God would. Scripture tells us that, “Faith is the assurance of things hoped for and the conviction of things not seen” (Heb. 11 v.1). Because Abraham believed God, he was obedient and was willing to sacrifice his only son. When Isaac asked Abraham, “Where is the lamb for the burnt offering”, Abraham replied that God would provide (Gen 22 vv. 7-8). As Abraham proceeded to sacrifice Isaac on the altar, an angel of the Lord stopped him Gen. 22 vv. 9-11). The angel screamed Abraham’s name twice and demanded that Abraham do nothing to the boy.

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