Kill your only son.
Let’s face it—that’s a tough Bible story to swallow. At face value, it assaults the very idea that God is love. Or does it?
New Testament scripture offers insight into this Old Testament mystery. John, for example, recorded a parallel of God’s call to Abraham:
“God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son” ~ Jesus (John 3:16).
“Take now Your son, Your only son Isaac, whom you love… and offer him there” ~ God (Genesis 22:2, NKJV).
James and Paul saw Abraham’s experience as something fundamental to believers in the New Testament (both of them included this story in their letters to the Christian church).
“By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises offered up his only begotten son, of whom it was said, ‘In Isaac your seed shall be called,’ concluding that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead, from which he also …
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