GERALD COWAN’S PERSONAL PERIODICALS
Number 592 • December 14, 2020
THE FAITH OF ABRAHAM – Part One of Two
QUESTION: Did Abraham believe everything God said to him and do everything God told him to do?
ANSWER: After a conversation with the questioner I understood the reasoning behind the question and I have expanded the question accordingly. If you read Romans 4:3 and 9, Hebrews 11:8,17-19, and James 21-23 you probably get the idea that from beginning to the Abraham understood and believed all that God said, and did without hesitation all that God commanded, so that he received everything God promised and was faithful in everything God asked him to do. But if you read the history of Abraham in Genesis, 11:24 through chapter 25 you will get a narrative that seems contradicting and confusing. Abraham seemed to fail God’s testing on several occasions. Does the scripture contradict itself in the story of Abraham? Continue reading