The Old Testament tells us about the people of Israel, the chosen ones of God. God had made a covenant with his people and that they would be faithful to God and that God would never abandon them. The people of Israel broke this covenant, due to unfaithful acts . God forgave his people and gave them the Ten Commandments as well as a new covenant. Unfortunately, everyone continued to sin, but God forgave time and time again, and always created a new covenant with them.
The Pentateuch is best captured in the fourth theme, The Lord made a covenant with Abraham, the first patriarch, that demanded loyalty to the Lord on Abraham’s part. The Lord, in turn promised that Abraham’s descendants would become a people who would receive a land if they kept the covenant. The Lord first saw Abraham’s loyalty to Him when Abraham refuses to worship his father’s idols, it was then that the Lord decided to call upon Abraham to guide the children of Israel out of Egypt, (Tullock & McEntire, 2006). “The Lord said to Abram: Go out from your land, your relatives, and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. I will make you into a great nation, I will bless you, I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.
The first instance of this was when Cain killed Abel because "Abel was no longer alive" and "Cain was no longer qualified" and then God allowed Eve to give birth to a third child Seth (The Promised Seed, n.d.). Generations pass, and God has to wipe out the world with the flood, sparing Noah again with mankind not yet ready for the "seed" in Genesis 6. By the time we get to Genesis 12, God again promises to preserve the "seed" in the covenant made with Abraham, but although Abraham was obedient and faithful to God, he too made mistakes leading to the extended amounts of time passing between the covenant and Abraham 's son 's birth. However, Abraham was so faithful to God, believing in His promise in the covenant, that he was willing to sacrifice his only son who he had waited so long for. God told Abraham because of his great faith the world would be blessed through his
Profoundly, the Bible states, “If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham 's seed and heirs according to the promise.” (Galatians 3:29) What spiritual values Christians should learn from the spiritual life of Jacob? Like Jacob, Christians must be faithful in keeping God’s covenant, obey Jesus’ teachings (by loving God and neighbor unconditionally). Distinctively, God gave His people the gift of the Holy Spirit to empower them to overcome their weaknesses and expose the deceit of the evil spirits in their lives in order that they can live in righteousness and offer themselves as a living offering to God, which will be their spiritual worship to God (Romans 12:1) ; and finally, they should faithfully give their tithes and offerings to God as a significant aspect of worshipping God. Deuteronomy 28:7-9 declares, “LORD will command the blessing upon you in your barns and in all that you put your hand to, and He will bless you in the land which the LORD your God gives
While difficult to believe, God reveals His plan for salvation through the virtuous and unvirtuous acts of humanity. A few concrete examples come from the Old Testament during Abraham’s time. One example of God revealing Himself through a person’s virtuous acts is with Abraham and his wife Sarah. When visitors come to his tribe, Abraham greets them and shows them shepherd’s hospitality by giving them his home to rest in, food to eat, and water to drink. Because of Abraham’s kindness and hospitality, God promises to him that Sarah will bear a son and they will have “Descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky”.
The 5 books of the Torah are central documents in Judaism and the Torah, both written and oral is utilised by the Jewish adherents through many practices, prayers and rituals. The Torah records the expression of the covenantal relationship between God and his chosen people which makes it an essential part of Judaism. Covenants are to be fulfilled in order for the adherents to keep a strong relationship with the creator, therefore the Torah is utilised to acts as a guidance providing a set of rules, laws and obligations that teach the adherents how to behave morally in order for them to fulfil the covenant. Jewish laws are all found in the Halacha which assists adherents in the process of keeping the covenant. The Halacha contains the 613 mitzvoth
Gen. 15:6. Nevertheless, Abraham believes God, who gives life to the dead, God revealed his power by creating life in Sarah’s dead womb”, also, the power of God is demonstrated when he raised Jesus Christ from the dead. Rom. (11, 10:9) “ James 2:17. when referring to faith, he stated, that “faith without works is dead, faith is dead without works, there is no life without the spirit, only saving faith through good works can only sustain you, there was a work that Jesus Christ did on the Cross and it was through faith he was raised from the dead., which was a good works, to save a sinful nations. James also, mention mentions by their fruit you will know them, the obedience to God is faith we need faith to be save.
Over the course of history, many have struggled to accept the Holy Bible due to the belief of many contradictions within it. A contradiction is a series of ideas or statements that are opposed to each other at the same time or in the same sense. Many alleged contradictions exist solely because the writers of the Gospel are more like painters than photographers since the Bible was written in their own perspectives. Genesis 22:2 contains one of the many contradictions in the Bible. In this passage, God instructs Abraham to sacrifice his son on the altar, but yet God also forbids human sacrifice.
From the beginnings of Muhammad’s revelation to today, Muslims have kept his teachings to heart. To help continue the Islam lifestyle, Muhammad created the Five Pillars of Islam to sustain the religion and followers. In The World’s Religions, Huston Smith gives descriptions for all five pillars to help outsiders to understand and appreciate the faith more, which can do just that. The first of the Five Pillars is the Shahadah. It is the Islam Creed which is simple the “confession of faith” (216).
The most important text of Judaism is the Torah, which is supplemented by several other texts, for instance, Midrash and other. Judaism is the religion that is represented by one God, they are monotheism religion. They just have one God so God here pays attention to the people he created and takes care of them in their everyday life. God is known to love all the people on Earth as his own children. He also promotes love between people and people shall follow him in his love to them.
The Israelites broke their covenant with God and they had to be punished for it, in the form of other tribes taking over and having full control over the land to learn obey the covenant. For some reason in every story in the book of Judges they are saved by having someone becoming the leader for them and they go to war to regain their power and land but, every time they regain it back they yet again disobey god and worshipping another idol and doing whatever they want to do. Then they call on God to come and save them and every time God comes and saves them through a leader. by having a war against the other tribes. An example of this would be the story of Samson.
Derrick Anderson lives each day as it was his last and operates according to God’s law. All of his morals and standards are centered around the Bible and God’s will. It shapes how he works on the football field as well as how he treats his wife and children. Derrick’s morals led him to move his entire family to San Francisco and pour himself into Aaron Hill. Similarly, Derrick’s motivation to provide for his family and succeed at life comes from his faith in Jesus.