From henceforth, therefore, "call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven." (Matthew 23:9.) But do you have the faith of Abraham?
For God called Abraham out of Babylon, and he obeyed in faith. And then after the LORD delivered all of Abraham's enemies into his hand, thereafter Abraham met the king and high priest Melchizedek King of Salem who "brought forth bread and wine" (Genesis 14:18[a]) and blessed Abraham. After that, God made the covenant of the promise to Abraham, who believed God, in all faith!
And again, do you have the faith of Abraham? Or do you call Abraham a would-be fornicator? A whoremongerer? An unrighteous man who was supposedly no longer married to his wife Sarah once he became "one flesh" with his "concubines" (even Hagar of Genesis 16:1-3), even as false doctrine would malign such women as supposed harlots? Or do you call Abraham a so-called "adulterer" for his wives, by your false doctrine? Would you yet still perpetuate and promote such unrighteouness?
O Zerubbabel! Come out of confusion! Be son of Shealtiel! Ask God! Have faith in God! Come out of the city of confusion and enter the city of peace! Come out of Babylon, receive the Promise, and inherit Jerusalem. "For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace". (1_Corinthians 14:33a-b.)
"Repent ye" of your iniquity and false accusations against faithful Abraham! "Repent ye" of your false doctrine of so-called "adultery" whereby you make such false accusations against faithful Abraham! Again, "Repent ye"! (Matthew 3:2b.) For what say the Scriptures? "If we confess our sins, he ((the One living God)) is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." (1_John 1:9.) "Repent ye"! (Matthew 3:2b.)
And the Lord Jesus Christ, the high priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek King of Salem, the King of Righteousness King of Peace, "THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS" Who "is our peace", shall reign for ever, for "the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost"! (Jeremiah 23:6d, Ephesians 2:14a, Romans 14:17.)
O Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, by God's Spirit, receive the Promise! Have the faith of Abraham, as "the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God." (James 2:23.)
Amen. Alleluia! Praise ye the LORD!
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