"If" Is Irrelevant to the Reality
Ask Me No Questions I tell No Lies
I knew that my answer would create some outrage. The question was irrelevant versus the event with the emotion of the actually happening. If God told me to kill my first born, would I? I loved my firstborn when he was born and still do. I have a daughter also. I would not want to be a killer especially of my own child. I gave an answer to an irrelevant to the actuality type of question. When God told Abraham via an angel to slay his son, it was a test of Abraham's faith, at that particular time. No one else knows how they would have reacted in a real life situation like that even though, I know that many people would undoubtedly say, no. However, I will say this, if God spoke to me just like you and I may have words with each other, and He told me to slay my firstborn, I would need to ask Him why? For what reason? It wouldn't be that simple of a thing to do so.
- Genesis 22: 8, 9, 22 NIV - Abraham answered, “God himself will - Bible Gateway
Abraham answered, “God himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.” And the two of them went on together.
Chip Off The Old Block
It Was About Sacrifice and Having Faith
It was about sacrifice and in Abraham's case, God provided a ram to be sacrificed/killed instead. That's how God seems to work. He wanted to test the faith of Abraham. Having faith is really for our very own good. To kill an innocent child would be more than I could bear and even for God too. I know that God would not put that much pressure, suffering and guilt on me. All God wants is to be acknowledged, loved in return with all of our faith in Him for our lives to turn out righteous...