sister of abraham

Was Sarah The Sis­ter Of Abraham ?

Was Sarah real­ly Abra­ham’s sis­ter ? Ibn Hazm ques­tions the sta­tus of Sarah as being Abra­ham’s sis­ter, as accept­ing that viz., from the Bib­li­cal per­spec­tive would result in var­i­ous dis­agree­ments with oth­er pas­sages in the Old Tes­ta­ment con­cern­ing moral and the­o­log­i­cal issues. This is in ref­er­ence to the sto­ries of Sarah’s seizure by Pharaoh and Abime’­elech which was nar­rat­ed in Gen­e­sis 12:10 – 18 and Gen­e­sis 20, Gen­e­sis 17:17 and Gen­e­sis 20:1 – 18. We cite the relat­ed pas­sages on the sto­ry of the seizure of Sarah as follows.

Does God Change Or Does Not Change His Mind ?

Does God change or does not change His mind ? Accord­ing to Ibn Hazm, Exo­dus 32:10 – 14 and 33:3 – 14 ascribes al-bada’ (chang­ing of mind) to God and hence this presents a prob­lem to the nature of God and His char­ac­ters with regard to His All-Know­ing attribute. When one com­pares the above pas­sages side by side, the inter­nal con­tra­dic­tions between espe­cial­ly Exo­dus 32:10, 32:14 and 33:2 – 3 on the one hand and Exo­dus 33:14 on the oth­er, clear­ly rais­es many prob­lems of the­o­log­i­cal and moral con­cern from the Bib­li­cal con­text. In this case that was quot­ed above, in spite of God’s deter­mi­na­tion to pun­ish the Israelites for their idol­a­trous con­duct, He did not exe­cute pun­ish­ment due to the inter­ces­sion of Moses who had remind­ed” God of His promise made with Abra­ham and the patri­achs for their descen­dents. This Bib­li­cal pas­sage seems to implic­it­ly sug­gest that this reminder” had made God realise his wrong” deci­sion and have Him repent­ing for it. Such an obvi­ous error” or even to imply such a thing is hard­ly befit­ting any per­son of integri­ty, let alone God, the Almighty.

Chris­t­ian Sal­va­tion Debate : To Do Good Works Or To Be Saved By The Blood Of Christ ?

Every Chris­t­ian believe that they should do good works, that they should fol­low the law of the Prophets. How­ev­er they do not believe that a man can be jus­ti­fied by the good works.

For all who rely on doing the works of the law are under a curse, because it is writ­ten, Cursed is every­one who does not keep on doing every­thing writ­ten in the book of the law.” Now it is clear no one is jus­ti­fied before God by the law, because the right­eous one will live by faith (On Jesus). But the law is not based on faith, but the one who does the works of the law will live by them. Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becom­ing a curse for us.“Gala­tians 3 : 10 – 13

The above-men­tioned teach­ings and belief of the Chris­tians are based on Paul’s teach­ings and the New Tes­ta­ment, which are against the teach­ings of Old Testament.