Monthly Archives: March 2018

Genesis: God compensates

“And when the Lord saw that Leah has hated, he opened her womb: but Rachel was barren. And Leah conceived…Because the Lord hath heard that I was hated, he hath therefore given me…(29:31-33) Whenever God chooses His instruments He sets … Continue reading

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Genesis: Bethel

“And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the Lord is in this place; and I knew it not (Ch.28:16). ” This well known story throws up some important theological concepts. Firstly sleep is a symbol for … Continue reading

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Parable of the Two Sons: free will

Predestination is conditional. If God’s promise to Abraham was foreordained, “In thee shall all families of the earth be blessed God ‘ would not have necessitated God to renew the same blessing to the son. He commanded Isaac ‘Go not … Continue reading

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Isaac blesses Esau

“And by thy sword shall thou live, and shall serve thy brother: and it shall come to pass when thou shalt have the dominion, that shalt break his yoke from off thy neck (Ge. 27:40).” Here we can understand that … Continue reading

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Genesis: Raiment of Esau

  “And Rebekah took goodly raiment of her eldest son Esau,…and put them upon Jacob her younger son…(Ge.27:15-16) ” Jacob coached by his mother approached Isaac his father, who blindly felt him and said, ‘The voice is Jacob’s voice but … Continue reading

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Role of Nature in Core Will

Genesis 26 “We saw certainly that the Lord was with thee; and we said, Let there be now an oath betwixt us and thee …thou art now blessed of the Lord (26:28-29):” Most of the chapter is taken up with … Continue reading

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Predestination: Ezekiel

The goodness of man can only be deemed as true by faith. Faith however without works is dead. (Jas.2:20) As Apostle James explains Abraham was justified when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar. True mystery of predestination … Continue reading

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Ge. 25: Faith and Works

“And the Lord said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb…and the elder shall serve the younger (Ge.25:23).” Nothing is hidden before God. What does the Psalmist say? “My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made … Continue reading

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Predestination: Jacob and Esau

“Was not Esau Jacob’s brother? saith the Lord: yet I loved Jacob. And I hated Esau,…(Mal.1:2-3) Here we have a commentary by divine revelation on Jacob and his elder brother. St Paul borrows the topic of predestination presented in the … Continue reading

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Two Nations: Israel and Edom

Does not Predestination hold in a straight line from Abraham? When God separated light from darkness in the creative calendar God had said it was good.  God forbade David the man after his own heart ‘to build me an house … Continue reading

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