Click on the following link to download my messy, but hopefully helpful, notes that go with the podcast: NOTES People to a nation, is God or are people in control of history
Isn’t he also the Father of the faith for Jews and Muslims? And didn’t he write an important book for the Mormons?
Do I have to be a person of great faith like Abraham for God to accept me?
These questions and much more are what we will cover in this podcast on Abraham.
I’ll start with an overview of the incredible archeological finds that have literally uncovered streets in the city of Ur and buildings that were there when Abraham lived there. We will do an overview of Abraham’s life and then compare the Biblical view of Abraham with the Abraham of the Muslim and Mormon faiths.
Finally, you’ll see why it isn’t the moral character and the perfection of Abraham that made him acceptable to God, but the character of his God, who always has and always will provide salvation to those who trust him, not by works, but by faith.
How did we get here?
Is God real and what is He like?
What messed things up?
Who is Satan and what power does he have?
Why do innocent people suffer? Not just Job, all Genesis characters. Why me?
What does God want from us?
That’s what we are going to start to cover in this series, but before that in the podcast below we are going to go over the presuppositions that undergird the teaching for this podcast.
Because our presuppositions determine our conclusions—you should know mine.
We’ll also look at time and eternity, how God can see the beginning from the end, look at an interesting chart of how long the Patriarchs lived and much more.
Here is the chart of the long lives of Bible Characters and how oral history could have been transmitted