Authenticity of Scripture

// March 12th, 2011

All of this week I have been studying for an exam for my grad school course. I am currently taking a class called Introduction to the Gospels. The purpose of the class is to give you a fuller understanding of the historical context of the Gospels. A portion of this exam was to look at the significance that Abraham has had on the Gospels.

When studying, I got to thinking about how It says in Genesis 17:5 (NIV) “No longer will you be called Abram ; your name will be Abraham, for I have made you a father of many nations.” Think about the title God gives Abraham, “Father of many Nations.”

The promise is not just about his descendants, but also the LAND.

Historically, there has been conflict about different geographic locations (i.e. America), but never has there been such conflict as there has been for Israel. Why is there so much conflict about such a small piece of land that does not seem to have an over abundance of resources?

The conflict to me, only proves the authenticity of Scripture; that the enemy is attempting to hinder God’s children from accomplishing what God wants for them.

John 10:10 (NIV)
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

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