Flashcards in Abraham Quiz Deck (13):
What did the covenant promise Abraham?
Land and descendants
How does "land" in the covenant relate to the Adam and Eve story?
Adam and Eve were banished from the garden of Eden
How does "land" in the covenant with Abraham relate to Jesus?
-kingdom of God
-spiritual land (lasts forever)
How does "descendants" in the covenant with Abraham relate to Adam and Eve?
Adam and Eve die, because they don't eat from the Tree of Life, so they can live in through their descendants
How do "descendants" in the covenant with Abraham relate to Jesus?
Reasons for Circumcision
1. Sets Israel apart from other nations & keeps them pure for God
2. Hygiene -uncircumcised are susceptible to bacterial infection, can't make descendants
3. Genitalia -marks the "people maker" in a way that recognizes that God is the Creator
-sin gets "cut off"
-"salvation is an inside job"
When should a boy be circumcised?
On the 8th day
What happens to those who are uncircumcised?
They should be cut off from Israel
Abraham's blind faith
-no Jewish religion
The sequence- God gives, we receive (man responds)
Allusions to Jesus in Abraham
Abraham sacrifices his son, just as God sacrifices His only son (John 3:16)
Jesus=lamb of God, Abraham sacrifices sheep
Takes place of Hill of Mariah (near where Jesus would be crucified)
Why is Abraham's faith, obedience and humility not enough for Christian salvation?
Abraham's sacrifice is meaningful but does not have enough to take away sin, unlike Jesus' sacrifice
-killing Isaac does not solve anything