- Dec 26, 2013
What do you people know about Abraham? I've been told that Abraham received miracles from God and even when he didn't see what he believed God would do, or something like this.
Makes sense..I wanted Polly to start a thread on Abraham so she could understand what faith is, that she might understand how we sometimes have to wait and trust God, even when we don't see things like we think they should be? Abraham is the father of our faith and all sound doctrine and understanding must begin with Abraham. Having said that, maybe folks can help polly understand these things in a simple way, sharing your understanding of faith with her, as with a child who needs to know the basic concepts of things? And thanks Polly for starting the thread, I hope some others can see that your greatest need is to understand what faith really is...
You should study Abraham because it is the promises that were made to him that is the hope of the Christian.What do you people know about Abraham? I've been told that Abraham received miracles from God and even when he didn't see what he believed God would do, or something like this.
I know what kind of faith he had in God. It was not 'there is a God', 'I believe without doubt that there is a God'...What do you people know about Abraham? I've been told that Abraham received miracles from God and even when he didn't see what he believed God would do, or something like this.
Do you know there is a difference between the Word and His word? I know newer versions like to muddle the issue...The story of Abraham is a pitcher of a person who simply believed every Word the Lord said to him. When God made a covenant with Abraham his only responsibility to that covenant was to just believe God. Abraham walked perfectly with God by believing him perfectly. The results of any body who believes like Abraham did will have the Word of God that dwells in them because of their belief that will allow that Word to work through them. There was no way Abraham could have offer his son as an offering without first believing God's Word first. As Jesus said, "without me you can do nothing"
While I agree with you that Jesus is Lord, and that he speaks, but when does he speak? Jesus him self said that his words were not his but his Fathers, and that he only spoke when he heard the Father speak. In the same way the Holy when he speaks only speaks what he has heard. There can no words spoken unless all three persons of the God head are speaking. Everything originates with the Father, then flows to the Son, and then the Holy Spirit.Yes but there is a distinction made between the person of the Word and the written word...I am Paul but I am not the letters I just typed, so early translators (though the point you make is correct) wanted to make the distinction easy to recognize. The Son is not the spoken words of the Lord He IS the Lord who spoke them.