- The Gospel taught by Jesus and the apostles was not fundamentally different from what was understood by Abraham. God, through the Scriptures, "Preached before the gospel unto Abraham" (Gal. 3:8). So crucial are these promises that Peter started and ended his public proclamation of the Gospel with reference to them (Acts 3: 13,25).If we can understand what was taught to Abraham, we will then have a very basic picture of the Christian Gospel.
- God's message to Abraham
- Promise to Abraham
- Genesis 17:1~27 Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to him and said, "I am God Almighty; serve me faithfully and live a blameless life. will make a covenant with you, by which I will guarantee to make you into a mighty nation." this, Abram fell face down in the dust. Then God said to him, is my covenant with you: I will make you the father of not just one nation, but a multitude of nations! will give you millions of descendants who will represent many nations. Kings will be among them! will continue this everlasting covenant between us, generation after generation. It will continue between me and your offspring forever. And I will always be your God and the God of your descendants after you. I will give all this land of Canaan to you and to your offspring forever. And I will be their God. part of the agreement," God told Abraham, "is to obey the terms of the covenant.