The Pentateuch Thesis

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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. I will bless those who bless you, I will curse those who treat you with contempt, and all the peoples on earth will be blessed through you,” (Genesis 12:1-3).…show more content…
God had come to Abraham in the burning bush and explained what He wanted him to do. Abraham obeyed and led the Israelites to the Promise Land. He was met with much rebellion and he would plead to God for mercy on the Israelites behalf. Each time God would provide their needs in such a way that they would not be able to deny that Abraham was acting under God’s direction. God blessed Abraham by giving him the land and centuries later his sons would take control of the land. He also blessed him spiritually. The Pentateuch is the story of the creation and how the loyalty of Abraham allowed his descendants God’s mercy if they accepted the covenant as Abraham did. It allows us the same privilege today if we accept terms of the covenant. The Pentateuch is instrumental in providing us with the history of the creation and foundation of the Old Testament. “It is through the nation of Israel that God promised in Genesis 12:1-3 to bless the nations of the world. The ultimate blessing will issue in the forgiveness of sins and Messiah’s glorious kingdom

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