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.[1]

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,[2]

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.[3]

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.[4]

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!

[1] Luke 1:49-55

[2] Luke 1:72-73

[3] Acts 3:25-26

[4] John 8:56

2 thoughts on “Are you ready to cry Uncle?

  1. Glasseyedave,

    It is interesting that you are highlighting this subject and my own position is somewhat similar. In the past I used to say to people that Christianity is not a “new religion” which was founded by a man named Jesus who entered the world some 2000 years ago. However our faith began from the Book of Genesis, since Jesus was there from the beginning. However, what scholars and historians have done is to apportion or divide the faith and attribute the first part to Judaism and the other part to Christianity thus making it appear that Judaism is older than Christianity and therefore somehow superior. The Bible however is not about two separate religions but one religion which requires us to worship the one true God. In the Old Testament this religion was not given a name – Enoch did not practise Judaism; Noah did not practise Judaism; Abraham did not practise Judaism. The term Judaism was derived from the tribe of Judah (Judah being one of Jacobs 12 sons) and therefore a term used to describe the religion they practised. Similarly the term Jew was derived from Judah and therefore Abraham was a Hebrew and not a Jew. The point I want to make though is that the religion of the Old Covenant should not be confused with Judaism today as what is termed Judaism today is really Talmudism. Talmudism does not really have anything to do with the Torah and only a minority Orthodox Jew uses only the Torah anyway.

    The point I would like to make is this notion of a Judeo-Christian tradition is a complete myth. The Melchisedec priesthood, for example, was what existed in Abraham’s day and it is after the order of this priesthood that Christ’s priesthood is made. We also find in scripture that a church was already in existence long before Calvary was fulfilled and Jesus was with that church – this is the church in the wilderness:

    Acts 7
    37 This is that Moses, which said unto the children of Israel, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear. 38 This is he, that was in the church in the wilderness with the angel which spake to him in the mount Sina, and with our fathers: who received the lively oracles to give unto us: 39 To whom our fathers would not obey, but thrust him from them, and in their hearts turned back again into Egypt, 40 Saying unto Aaron, Make us gods to go before us: for as for this Moses, which brought us out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him.

    Times may have changed, laws and rituals with them, but the worship of the one true God remains the same. The Lord changeth not and demands obedience whether from Laws written on tablets of stones or Laws written upon our hearts.

  2. I wish the church could grasp what you have said in your comment. I feel that a majority of the church has nothing to do with our gospel as you said about the Jews and the torah. Sadly too few care to even study for themselves.

    Thanks for your comment, I know it took some time.

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