I haven’t completed the post I had planned to publish next, about how to overcome fear, because I have been preoccupied with thoughts and questions I need to express. It came to a head this morning after reading a comment from a devout Christian, Brandon, who blogs on WordPress. He wrote:
“Abraham did not simply believe God existed, Abraham trusted that God had a plan. That’s what God valued in Abraham so much.”
Here are at least 100 verses about Abraham in the Bible. Verses about Abraham are also infused throughout the Torah and Qur’an. Many of you may have heard about the recent murder of a child and attempted murder of another child last week. According to police, Kymberley Dawn Lucas, 40, is accused of killing 2-year-old Elliana, and attempting to kill 10-year-old Ethan. Insane? The Florida woman was inspired by a church sermon she heard just 24 hours earlier on the Book of Genesis, Genesis 22, and attempted to recreate the Biblical story of Abraham. The world was outraged. And what about the surviving child, Ethan, traumatized beyond measure? How likely is it that he will ever trust again?
Jesus, Paul and the apostles spoke of and glorified Abraham’s obedience, faith and righteousness.
“And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to promise.”
“And the Scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness”—and he was called a friend of God.”
Tens of millions around the globe seem to find nothing wrong with worshiping the God of Abraham — Jesus’ daddy.
Tens of millions speak highly of Abraham, who obeyed the command of his god, and attempted to kill his son, Isaac.
And Abraham’s faith was counted as righteousness. Yet, had he attempted to murder his son today, he’d be arrested.
Why is it that you cannot see what’s before your very eyes? And what kind of message does this send to children?
I’d like for you to see through my eyes, and through the eyes of others who do not believe in your god of “love”.