Friday, December 10, 2010

The Abraham Factor #1

Galatians 3:6-14 -- See also Romans Chapter 4

The Faith of Abraham, 6-7

It is not by accident or a paraphrases that Abraham is known as "faithful Abraham" (Gal 3:9) or "the father of us all" (Rom. 4:16). It is because of his sincere faith in Christ that sets him apart from the world, and it is because of this same faith in us that separates us from this same evil world.

This faith in Abraham was accounted to him for righteousness. So then, if any person has faith, he has also the righteousness of Christ, Romans 5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: Works are not, then, accounted for righteousness; for if righteousness comes by the law (works), then Christ is dead in vain (Gal. 2:21).

So, then, those who are of faith, or those who have faith in Christ, have surrendered to him or have submitted to him and are the children of Abraham. See also Romans 2:29; Gal. 3:29.

The Gospel of Abraham, 8-9

We know from this passage that the Gospel was preached to Abraham "afore," or in a former time than the writing of the book of Galatians, before the coming, dying, resurrecting, and ascension of Jesus Christ. Therefore, the Gospel is an old message. Christ preached it in the Garden of Eden to Adam and Eve, it is preached here to Abraham, and it has been preached through the years to innumerable individuals who have either believed it or rejected it, even to the Gentiles, who were not heirs of the oracles of God.

The Gospel was preached in these words: "In thee shall all nations be blessed." This was a foreseeing of the preaching of the Gospel to Gentiles as well as Jews. Christ foresaw through the scriptures (the scriptures by way of an anthropomorphism) not only saw that the Gospel would be preached among the Gentiles but also told it many times throughout the Old and New Testaments.

The Curse Of The Law, 10-12

Those who work the law endeavoring to gain eternal life are under the curse of the law, because everyone who does not continue in all the things that are in the law is cursed. Deuteronomy 27:26 Cursed be he that confirmeth not all the words of this law to do them. And all the people shall say, Amen.

The just are to live by faith, not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:). This makes it evident that a person is not justified by the law. Paul cannot say this too many times. He is obsessed with this idea: that salvation is by faith and not by the works of the law. The law merely gives commands to every individual on the earth. There is no faith in the law, simply commands from God; therefore, all who are under the law must do everything that is commanded in the law (Gal. 3:12; Rom. 10:5; Deut. 27:26).

The Redemption of Christ, 13-14

Christ, then, has redeemed us "from the curse of the law" (vs. 13). This word for "redeem" is the Greek word EK-AGORAZO, which means "out of the marketplace." We were all in the marketplace of sin under the tutelage of the law. We were hopelessly dead to Christ and his eternal life. But Christ Jesus purchased us "out of the marketplace." He took us out of the marketplace never to be on sale again. His purchase is effective and final.

This redemption was done by his becoming a curse for us, being hung on a tree (a tree of death), which was a curse for us. He did this that the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles so they might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith in Christ. This promise we will consider shortly.

7 comments:

joanna0306 said...

Moncler Branson Purple Men Down Jacket have earned popularity among today’s leading fashion brands since it has the most stylish design

coach outlet said...

In talking about "brush street" effect, rivers am very satisfied. He told reporters that pull breeze performance type "brush street" team, the first day on the street, successful sold a pair of 600 yuan of shoes. Now, although only the opening half a month, but add orders, has sold nearly 10 pairs of shoes, turnover of more than 5000 yuan.

coach factory outlet
coach outlet
coach outlet online
coach outlet store
coach factory
coachfactory
coach factory online sale
coachfactory.com
coach factory sale
coach factory outlet store
coach factory outlet online
coachfactory.net
coach outlet factory

CM said...

Why are there are so many contradictions in the bible, yet the people who follow it seem oblivious to the fact? Instead they choose to pick individual passages to justify their ignorance and intolerance towards others. For example; hating gays yet not "loving your neighbor as yourself" especially if that neighbor happens to be gay.

According to this study, the non-religious know more about the bible than the devout.
Yet in this country the people who know the least about the subject are the majority.
http://pewforum.org/Other-Beliefs-and-Practices/U-S-Religious-Knowledge-Survey.aspx

Dr. Ron Wolfe said...

All contradictions in the Bible are only seeming contradictions. All seeming contradictions have been answered many times over.

Either you believe or you do not. If you do not, you will invent contradictions if you like.

I do not know any Christian who hates homosexual, but the Bible condemns the sin.

coach store said...

The Cardinal was the last team to know for sure that UConn could be beatencoach outlet, because it was the last team to do itcoach store, back in April 2008 when Wiggins led her Cardinal past the Huskies in the Final Four semifinalcoach outlet online.
VanDerveer had almost cracked the UConn code twice since thencoach outlet store. In Hartford, a year agocoach outlet factory; and then in San Antonio for last April's NCAA title gamecoach factory outlet. Both times, Stanford led at the half -- coach outlet onlinethe only opponent to do so during the streak -- only to wilt under UConn's superior firepower.
VanDerveer prepped hard for Thursday's game, watching all of UConn's games as well as her own team's close-but-no-cigar performances against the Huskies.
On Thursday nightCOACH HANDBAGS, Stanford led from start to finishCoach Backpack Bags . Just as UCLA's winning streak was wedged between losses to Notre DameNew Coach Handbags , Stanford bookended UConn's historic winning streakCoach Shoulder Bags , halting it at 90 gamesCOACH JEWELRY .

L Garcia Muro said...

please visit:
www.marriagewithgod.blogspot.com
www.livinginpraise.com

monsterbeatsbydrdre said...

A large number of brands are selling dresses of different styles and qualities, but Cheap D&G Sunglasses has always been beating all others. A woman can actually fall in love with theseAbercrombie and Fitch Clothing. Every time, this brand comes up with
Asics Tiger new range and collection of outfits, women rush to get their hands on their most loved one.