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The Faith Of Abraham Was Not What You Think

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Submitted by Seamus MacNemi (United States), Feb 4, 2008 at 02:34

When Abraham ascended Mount Moriah, his willingness was as much a test of G-D as it was of Abraham. What do think Abraham would have done had G-D demanded the sacrifice of Issac? G-D had to prove HIMSELF to Abraham as much as Abraham had to prove himself to G-D. Else the G-D of Israel would have been just like all of the other gods of the nations, whimsical, irrational and self centered in their absolute power. The chief virtue of the G-D of Israel is his integrity and sincerity. What HE says HE will do He will do. Not like the Greek Zeus or the gods of the Cannanites who do as they will without regard of the consequence to men here below.

There is a saying amongst the folk: "A man is known by the gods he worships." That is certainly true of the Romans and the Greeks of earlier times. Even when the Romans supposedly accepted Jeshua they dressed him up in the garb of a Roman god and offered blood sacrice to him. All this against the commandment. Even today, the Romans celebrate the birth of Yeshua on the twenty fifth day of December, the birth of the sun god Mithra. They say that like the god Pan Yeshua changed water into wine and that like the magus he walked upon the waves. What is to be believed of these fantastic tales that no living man had witnessed yet all swear by?

Of the writers of the Gospels, who was there to witness? Not one. And I say let him who saw with his own eyes now speak for if none saw how can they witness truly? But I am told that I must accept all this on the basis of faith as if I question then my own faith is held in disrepute by all. So I say, let my accuser follow me for a day and if he survive the day then I shall hold him in respect. If he cannot, I shall walk my own way away from him.

Truly, the tale told by those who lived it is the tale well told. The tale told second hand is but hearsay and no man may know the whole truth of it. So much of what was written was lost or destroyed by those who sought advantage from the death of Yeshua. Such men are still with us today going about preaching falsehood as if it was the Word of G-D so that they might assume glory for themselves. The time quickly approaches when they shall all be stripped of their shining robes and their crowns and jewels and be left to beg in the streets as paupers.

It is a falsehood to say that Yeshua died to save us from the sin of Adam for no such thing is recorded in the Holy Scrolls and neither is it taught in the house of learning. Those who teach such things seek only to divide the community against itself and set brother against brother and a man against his neighbor so that we might be more easily conquered.

The faith of Abraham is courage and determination in the face of adversity. Such was the measure of the man in all of his ways. That was the measure of his greatness as it is the measure of the greatness of any and all men. The G-D of Israel does not condone cowardliness.

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