Bibliotheca Sacra Volume 42

Bibliotheca Sacra Volume 42

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...of the soul. Like all things in God's nature and God's kingdom, the covenant with Abraham was a growth. In chapter xvii., which records events at least fourteen years later than those of chapter xv., the second stage of this covenant is depicted and, beside the re-announcement of the fundamental principles of the covenant, its sign, namely circumcision, is revealed to the patriarch, as also the theocratic line of descent established through Isaac, the promised son of Abraham and Sarah. In this chapter (vs. 1) Abraham's covenant duty is put in these words, " Walk before me and be thou perfect," an injunction which presupposes and embraces in its compliance the confidence of faith which had been counted to Abraham as righteousness, and expresses rather the outward proof of the inward faith. The direct statements of the biblical account of Abraham, as also the conduct of his life by the hands of Providence, especially his willingness to sacrifice even the son of promise at the behest of the Lord, are all of such a character as to leave no doubt that the New Testament interpretation of the patriarch's relation to Jehovah is the correct one, and that he is the father of the faithful, because in his life he was the model examplar of that faith, trust, and confidence in the promises and providence of God which show that a theocracy ('. e., Oeds-zpareiv, a rule of God) had been established in his heart, and thereby a god-pleasing relationship had been established between him and God. This relation was such for no other reason than that he had faith in Jehovah, and that was the basis of this special covenant. Naturally this covenant relation is not developed in Abraham's case as it is in the time of the prophets, or under the more

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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 435g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236971604
  • 9781236971609