Are you ready to cry Uncle?
Here at The Gospel According to the Gospel I spend much time trying to persuade believers that their gospel didn’t start in the book of Matthew. Instead it started with Abraham and was preached at Mt. Sinai as Hebrews teaches. It is my hope that all will come to the understanding that those from Abraham on had the hope of salvation just as we find preached in our New Testament gospel. So here is more proof from the New Testament to prove this.
Mary, when she went to see Elisabeth praised God for what He was doing. She praised Him because God was acting in the remembrance of His mercy that He had spoken to Abraham. Mary saw the birth of the savior as a fulfillment of the promise of mercy God made with our father Abraham. Wonderfully this promise was for Abraham and all his seed forever! Praise God!
For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name. And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation. He hath showed strength with his arm; he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts. He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree. He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away. He hath holpen his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy; As he spake to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed for ever.
We also have Zacharias who prophesied of what God was doing with the coming of the savior. Is it irony only that he saw this event the same as Mary, or did God actually announce the gospel in advance to Abraham as scripture teaches? I am going with scripture on this one. I say not only did God announce to Abraham our gospel He swore to Abraham He would perform this mercy. Now Zacharias speaking by the Holy Spirit makes a testimony of this fact again, for us to gain understanding of this truth in our gospel.
To perform the mercy promised to our fathers, and to remember his holy covenant; The oath which he sware to our father Abraham,
The first sermon after the Holy Ghost came upon the church brought up again this same fact. So again we have scripture saying this promise of Christ was given as a covenant to Abraham.
Ye are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying unto Abraham, And in thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed. Unto you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities.
No wonder Jesus said Abraham rejoiced at he thought of seeing His day. Abraham knew what mercies God would give through His covenant that He swore to Abraham.
Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad.
So are we going to change our profession of faith and our understanding of our gospel? Are we finally going to admit our gospel was preached and hoped in and believed in long before the book of Matthew? Are your now ready to cry uncle, and confess that we do not believe in a New Testament gospel, but one promised to Abraham? Let’s not resist the Holy Spirit who made it abundantly clear our gospel starts with the oath God swore to our father Abraham. Cry Uncle!
 Luke 1:49-55
 Luke 1:72-73
 Acts 3:25-26
 John 8:56