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Abraham – Covenant and Promise (4)

When it comes to the gift and allocation by God to Abram of a portion of land, in terms of God’s promises to Abram outside of the later Covenant, Abram did not inherit the land – ‘[God] gave him no inheritance here, not even enough ground to set his foot on. But God promised him that he and his descendants after him would possess the land, even though at that time Abraham had no child’ (Acts 7 v 2 – 5). So this promise has yet to be fully or completely fulfilled. This land is something that God has promised to those who have faith in God that is credited to them as righteousness, but the ‘children of promise’ have not yet received it. Continue reading

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Monogamy, Polygamy and Concubines

Some Christians assume that the Bible only advocates monogamy – one wife for one husband – but in fact polygamy – a man having more than one wife – is not expressly condemned or forbidden in the Bible. However, such an arrangement is often associated with difficulties and problems. Continue reading

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Abraham – Covenant and promise (2)

Both the Covenant and the Promises that God made with Abram contain similar elements or aspects – for example, possession of an area of land – and this is one of the reasons why the Promises and the Covenant are often inadvertently merged together by Christians as if the Promises to Abram constitute part God’s Covenant with Abram. But this is a mistake, because the Promises and the Covenant apply to different groups of people. We need to be aware of this difference and to keep it in mind or else when it comes to practical day-to-day Christian living, we will end up using wrong principles.
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