God's Covenant with Abraham the Believer

Thursday, 05 Jul 2007

The Apostle Paul clearly tells us that the gospel of justification by faith was "preached beforehand" in the covenant God made with Abraham. (1) In a series of revelations (Gen. 12-17) God promises three distinct blessings to Abraham: a royal heir, a great nation as his offspring, and a promised land. While the carrying out of this covenant includes stipulations-including Abraham's departure from his homeland and obedient reception of the covenant sign of circumcision-the fundamental principle informing this covenant is grace. Abraham is justified by faith, not on the ...

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