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The Everlasting Covenant

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    All the Promises are in Christ

    We may not make any distinction in the promises of God to Abraham, saying that some of them were temporal, and only for the fleshly seed, and that others were spiritual and eternal. “For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us, ... was not yea and nay, but in Him is yea. For how many soever be the promises of God, in Him is the yea; wherefore also through Him is the Amen, unto the glory of God through us.” 12 Corinthians 1:19, 20, R.V..EVCO 82.1

    “Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.” 2Galatians 3:16.EVCO 82.2

    Note that the promises, no matter how many they are, all come through Christ.EVCO 82.3

    Note also that the apostle speaks of Abraham and not of Abram. He does not say that some were made to Abram, and some to Abraham. And this point is still more emphatic when we read the words of Stephen, “The God of Glory appeared unto our father Abraham, when he was in Mesopotamia, before he dwelt in Charran.” 3Acts 7:2. Although he was then known as Abram, the promise was the same as when he was known as Abraham. Every subsequent reference to him in the Bible, even to the first promises, uses the name Abraham. This is why we have referred to him only as Abraham.EVCO 82.4

    It must also be remembered, if there be the inclination to make a distinction in the promises, making some apply to the fleshly, and some to the spiritual seed, that the fleshly seed are Ishmaelites and bondservants, and not the children of Isaac. “In Isaac shall thy seed be called,” 1Galatians 4:28, 29. and Isaac was born of the Spirit. The seed of Abraham is Christ, and those who are His by the Spirit of adoption.EVCO 82.5

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