Tag Archives: Genesis 15

Abraham and Isaac, part one

Instead, the most important questions to askwhen reading the story of Abraham and Isaac have to do with uncovering whatever truth about God, and about ourselves, is being conveyed. Asking what it is we are to learn, to incorporate, into our life of faith, will end up being the most profitable line of inquiry here. Continue reading

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Bringing Home the Faith (fifteenth installment)

So there was a system in Israel, for when a person — or entire communities — sinned, that would set them right before God. Forgiveness was granted when innocent blood was shed, when something of great value took the blame for sin.

It is not just a coincidence that Jesus is called “the Lamb of God”. In fact, John the Baptist said, when he saw Jesus for the first time,

“Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! (John 1:29) Continue reading

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