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dispensationalism israel

Excluded Seed And Abraham

This post has some potentially graphic content.

I’ve been asked (in private and public) certain questions about the Abrahamic covenant. One question is If Abraham and his seed are to be blessed, and part of this blessing is The Land, then can we safely assume that all physical descendants of Abraham also receive the blessing? ┬áThe question examines the promise of God and notes that its importance is in the physical and therefore Isaac (a physical descendant of Abraham) gets equal access to the promises as Ishmael (another physical descendant of Abraham) and by extension Esau (a son of Isaac).

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dispensationalism hermeneutics history

Keeping Promises To Abraham In The OT

Look, I don’t plan to go into explicit detail on this post; there’s just too much: at least fifteen posts worth (that I really don’t want to write). I just want to paint in with broad strokes the way God’s Covenant to Abraham works out historically approaching the Incarnation. I’ll introduce some of these broad strokes with how it ties to a promise and from there give some general information on the connection. On some of these sections I might use the word “blossom” and I would want you to take notice of that since it directly correlates with a point I will make in a later post. So, for a moment, hold up the palette of covenantal colors that God used in Genesis 12-17 and prepare to paint a vibrant picture of God’s word caused to stand: