Abrahamic Covenant Essay

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LIBERTY THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY THE ABRAHAMIC COVENANT A PAPER SUBMITTED TO DR. TODD BEALL IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE COURSE GENESIS OBST 650 BY: KWESI GYIMAH JUNE 29, 2014 Outline I. II. Introduction. …………………………………………………………….………… 1 Old Testament Covenants……………. ………………………………….………. 1 A. Human-to-Human Covenant... ..…………………………………………. 2 B. Divine-to-Human Covenant…………………………………………..….. 3 III. The Abrahamic Covenant………………………………………………………… 3 A. Genesis 12:1-3……………………………………………………………. 4 B. Genesis 13:14-17…………………………………..………….………….. 4 C. Genesis 15:1-21………………………………..………….……………… 5 D. Genesis 17:1………………………………………….….……………….. 5 IV. V. Abrahamic Covenant and Yahweh………….………………….……………….... 6 The Scope of the Covenant………………………………..…………………….... 7 A. Personal Blessings………………………….…………………………..... 8 B. Universal Implications………………………………………………….... 8 VI. VII. Conclusion………………………………………….………………………….... 9 Bibliography…………………………………………………………………….. 10 Introduction Abraham is seen as one of the most recognized characters in the Bible. The Abrahamic covenant is the first covenant that pertains to the rule of God. The covenant solely depended on God, who obliges himself to make the promises in the covenant come to pass. From the fall of Adam and Eve through the flood, God watched the human condition worsen by the increase of sin, but through the covenant with Abraham, God was going to establish a people who He could channel the knowledge of Himself and as a result bring salvation to the entire world. God through the covenant with Abraham made a way for the entire humanity to be blessed and in his encounter with God, Abraham developed an unwavering faith that is worth emulating by all who claim to be sons and daughters of God. The purpose of this paper is to draw out some interesting facts about the covenant and its significance in the life of Abraham

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