How Do I Know Which Bible Promises Are For Me?

The Bible holds hundreds of promises, but which ones are promises only for believers?Promises to Abraham When God called Abram (later changed to Abraham), “the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father's house to the land that I will show you. And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing” (Gen 12:1-2). With this promise, God adds, “I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors y … [Read more...]

How Abraham’s Promised Seed Was Fulfilled in Christ

The story of Abram in Genesis 12 and his calling by God contains particular genre characteristics that are unique. The original context of his calling and obedience to go from his country, his kindred, and his father's house resulted in blessings that have implications to this day. This royal grant-type of covenant "is a golden thread stitching together the whole Scriptural fabric."1 This covenant is unconditional.2 This thread is interwoven throughout the Old Testament and the New Testament … [Read more...]