When they arrived, Abraham ordered the servants to wait with the donkey while he and Isaac went up the mountain. God tests Abraham Abraham is a man whose character looms large in the history of Islam, Judaism, and Christianity.
There is ample evidence that child sacrifice was common in many civilizations at that time. There are many other things he did that his father had done during his life. And why would Abraham be willing to go through with it? Abraham and Sarah were very happy with their new son, Isaac; however, God had a test for Abraham.
Galatians If that is your view of the story, choose Option 2: The story teaches faith in the resurrection of Jesus. Continue Reading. This is what happens in Genesis Once there, he is to sacrifice the boy as a burnt offering.
Abraham chose to trust and obey.
We will not always walk perfectly in our Christian life either, but we should remember that, just as God was with Abraham even when he struggled, God loves us and will gladly forgive us if we fail.