Abrahamic religion is a religion whose followers believe in prophet
Abraham and his descendants to hold an important role in
human spiritual development, be this development positive or negative.
But because a religion 'believes' that Abraham is the forefather of its prophet and that his
descendents hold an important role in human spiritual development, does
not validate it as a religion in sync with the religion
of Abraham - Judaism: which in perfect harmony evolved into
Christianity, the history and chronology of which we can follow from
the first to the last page of the bible.
without doubt, had the responsibility to follow the religion of his
God: the God of Adam and Eve, the God of Noah, the
same God of him, Abraham and his sons Isaac and Jacob, and finally, the
same God of Jesus.
read how God demands from Abraham that he follows the religion God
bestowed upon him and his descendants, demanding
they be good, loving people and 'do no murder'. Then we read how from
Judaism Christianity is born: the doctrine of Jesus.
Now God demands that men must be extremely good: love their
neighbours like themselves, not avenge eye for and eye, but
forgive etc. With all this we see that Christianity perfectly
syncs with Judaism and the statues from the God of Abraham.
No force is demanded, no voilence, no conquering, no subjection: only
an invitation to follow a set of commandmends and rituals, take it or
leave it. Thus
we see and understand that Judaism and Christianity are perfectly in
sync with the religion from the God of Abraham, Isaac
and Jacob, the same God being the God of Noah and the God of Adam and
Eve. Thus Christianity and Judaism are not just religions
from descendants of Abraham, but religions from the God of Abraham.
Note: in the old testament we do read how the Hebrews kill opponents on
their way to Israel, but that is only when God told them to (for God
cannot murder, because he created men: he can only kill) or in self
ABOUT ABRAHAM, ISAAC AND ISHMAEL
GEN 16: 1 Now Sarai Abram's wife bare him no children: and she had an handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar.
GEN 16: 2 And
Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, the LORD hath restrained me from
bearing: I pray thee, go in unto my maid; it may be that I may obtain
children by her. And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai.
GEN 16: 3 And
Sarai Abram's wife took Hagar her maid the Egyptian, after Abram had
dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to her husband
Abram to be his wife. (Cliff: with 'to be his wife' here is meant: to let him go in to her).
GEN 16: 4 And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived: and when
she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes.
GEN 16: 5 And Sarai said unto Abram, My wrong be upon thee: I
have given my maid into thy bosom; and when she saw that she had
conceived, I was despised in her eyes: the LORD judge between me and
GEN 16: 6 But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, thy maid is in thine
hand; do to her as it pleaseth thee. And when Sarai dealt hardly with
her, she fled from her face.
GEN 16: 7 And the angel of the LORD found her by a fountain of
water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.
GEN 16: 8 And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maid, whence camest thou?
and whither wilt thou go? And she said, I flee from the face of my
GEN 16: 9 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands.
GEN 16: 10 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, I will
multiply thy seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for
GEN 16: 11 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Behold, thou
art with child and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael;
because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.
GEN 16: 12 And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against
every man, and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell in the
presence of all his brethren.
GEN 17: 3 And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying,
GEN 17: 4 As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations.
GEN 17: 5 Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy
name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee.
GEN 17: 6 And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee.
GEN 17: 7 And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after
thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto
thee, and to thy seed after thee.
GEN 17: 8 And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein
thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting
possession; and I will be their God. (Cliff: Canaan now is called 'Palestine')
17: 15 And God said unto Abraham, As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not
call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be.
GEN 17: 16 And
I will bless her, and give thee a son also of her: yea, I will bless
her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of people shall be of
GEN 17: 19 And
God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt
call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an
everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him.
GEN 17: 20 And
as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and will
make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes
shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation.
GEN 17: 21 But my covenant will
I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set
time in the next year.
GEN 21: 9 And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, which she had born unto Abraham, mocking.
21: 10 Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast out this bondwoman and her
son: for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, even
GEN 21: 11 And the thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight because of his son.
GEN 21: 12 And God
said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy sight because of the
lad, and because of thy bondwoman; in all that Sarah hath said unto
thee, hearken unto her voice; for in Isaac shall thy seed be called.
GEN 21: 13 And also of the son of the bondwoman will I make a nation, because he is thy seed.
GEN 21: 14 And
Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread, and a bottle of
water, and gave it unto Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, and the
child, and sent her away: and she departed, and wandered in the
wilderness of Beersheba.
GEN 21: 15 And the water was spent in the bottle, and she cast the child under one of the shrubs.
GEN 21: 16 And she
went, and sat her down over against him a good way off, as it were a
bow shot: for she said, Let me not see the death of the child. And she
sat over against him, and lift up her voice, and wept.
GEN 21: 17 And God
heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of God called to Hagar out of
heaven, and said unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not; for God
hath heard the voice of the lad where he is.
GEN 21: 18 Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thine hand; for I will make him a great nation.