In my post, I mentioned how that the authors of some of our "New Testament" texts quoted from Genesis 15. Additionally, the accounts by these authors are, indeed, accurate and profitable.Why not read about Abraham direcetly ?
The above account wouldn't serve to prove the point I was making. Genesis 22, on the other hand, would.Genesis 11:2625:10
Why such a general accusation?Seems all people do is take the NT authors'(esp. Paul and John) opinions whithout reading the entire Scriptures to see what the Bible really says.
If what was written by the "New Testament" authors are incorrect, or even lies, then I could understand your complaint. But, if not, then we've no reason to disregard their commentary. Considering what's written by the author of Hebrews, we can see how that, in regards to the account of Abraham and his willingness to sacrifice Isaac at the command of Father, that the author shed light on the matter. Hebrews 11:17-19 says, "By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son, Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called: Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure." Now, as we read this account, originally in Genesis 22, there's nothing in this chapter that says what the author of Hebrews stated. But, we know that this must be the case considering what was written in Genesis 17. Verses 19 through 21 says, "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. 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. But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set time in the next year." And this brings us back to Genesis 15:6, which says, "And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness."
I've never made such a claim, at least, not in the same sense as many do. As far as I believe, my guidance is from, primarily, the teachings of our anointed Savior. Our anointed Savior said, "It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life (John 6:63)." If anything, I pray to Father, in the name of His only-begotten Son, to open my mind and heart to wisdom, knowledge, and understanding. Then, I study like there's no tomorrow. I've never awaited some miraculous event to occur in order to learn of our Godhead. Perhaps, that's because early on, I was fortunate enough to learn about "speaker-audience" relevance.If one claims to be "guided by the Holy Spirit" then one has as much authority as Paul or anyone else.
Until next time...