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The Faith of the Elders Imputed to Abraham is the Faith Called for by Jesus Christ

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Jan 8, 2008 at 15:48

Abraham did not gain favor with the Eternal Sovereign except by faith, believing that the L—D IS Who He said He is, and that everything works according to His purposes, even to the dealing with those who have no faith in Him. From a Messianic perspective, this faith is central to the spiritual applications of all who look for the return of Him that died on the cross, for it comes from a believing attitude that started with Abraham and is completed in the promises made to Abraham.

There is only one purpose of the Pentatuch, even further the Tenach, to reveal the Person of Him whom the prophets speak of, and how He is performing His plan of redeeming humanity from its sin through the agency of Abraham's descendents. Those who chose to not believe need not worry, for as it is revealed, all will get their chance to plead their cause. To what effect remains to be seen, though, even as he is disparaged in unbelief, what he has written has more truth in it than what is said against it. The Spirit that fills Hebrew Holy Scriptures remains while the words of unbelief founder for the lack of truth.

It is conceded here that much said and written outside the purview and leading of the Holy Spirit can be attributable to individuals and groups that have perverted the Gospel of Jesus Christ and have used the L—D's name in vain to promote some agenda that works against the truth of the Word of the L—D. But remove oneself from the hatred that promotes such things that are contradictory to the truth and understand that the love of Almighty G-d is plain for all to see who are willing to accept Jesus Christ in faith, just as Abraham did. A church built by religion is not the Church built by the L—D.

To the ‘Palestinians' having a better life in Israel, the rains fall on the righteous as well as those who prefer not to live in belief in Him who sends the rain. The true benefit is believing in Him that sent the rain. Even this is in jeopardy, for life in Israel is going through a process that challenges all in their beliefs, and the only way one is going to get through it is by believing in Him that sent the rain. By faith that is what Abraham did, and that is what Jesus Christ is calling for now.
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