Maranatha Media

A24 Abraham and the Abomination that Desolates

Part of series Agape

We conclude this series with one of the most challenging stories in the Bible. The story of Abraham and Isaac. How can God ask Abraham to sacrifice his son when God says the following

Will the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams, Ten thousand rivers of oil? Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, The fruit of my body for the sin of my soul? Micah 6:7

Why would God test Abraham in this way? The bond between parent and child is usually one of the most precious. What does this story tell us about God's character? Are we sure we understand it correctly. The thought that God commands his followers to sacrifice their children to test their loyalty appears barbaric to many when they first encounter this story. The truth is far more beautiful than most realise.

We thank you for watching this series and it is our prayer that you can see that God is completely loving and non-violent without the need to discard one statement of the Bible. May you see that God is truly a tender Father that never uses violence against His children. Praise to the Father and His Son.


Presented: Apr 10, 2020
Presenter: Gary Hullquist