Now still, would those who will yet hold on to the false doctrine still accuse Abraham of fornication, even of so-called "adultery"? And insodoing, do such not thereby suggest that faithful father Abraham shall not inherit the kingdom of God, receiving instead that recompense of being cast into "the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death"? (Revelation 21:8[i]-j.) God forbid.
Does that not therefore make you who still perpetuate and promote that false doctrine as being a liar? Did not Jesus say who the father of lies was? Is it not the devil? Does that not make you therefore of "your father the devil"? (John 8:44[a].) And did not that same passage (in Revelation 21:8h-i) say that "all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone"? Yes, in truth, beware!
Therefore, no, "think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father". (Matthew 3:9a-b.) For "Where is your faith?" (Luke 8:25b.) For your false doctrine is no faith if it make you a liar and a false accuser of faithful father Abraham. And therein do you sin greatly, "for whatsoever is not of faith is sin." (Romans 14:23c.)
Is not Abraham set as an example of faith before us in the Scriptures? "By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went. By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God." (Hebrews 11:8-10.)
And what city would that be, unto all? What did Christ Jesus the Lord say, after expounding of so great a faith of one man?
Christ said, "And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven." (Matthew 8:11.)
But the children of their father the devil "shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth." (Matthew 8:12[a]-b.)
So must each, therefore, come to a conclusion. Do the Scriptures say that Abraham was a whoremonger, worthy of the lake of fire? God forbid. Do the Scriptures say that Abraham was a fornicator, worthy of the wrath of God for disobedience? God forbid. Do the Scriptures say that Abraham was a so-called "adulterer", therefore not inheriting the kingdom of God? God forbid.
"For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness." (Romans 4:3.)
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