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Why did God command Abraham to sacrifice Isaac?

  1. youcanwin profile image76
    youcanwinposted 5 years ago

    Why did God command Abraham to sacrifice Isaac?

  2. justateacher profile image81
    justateacherposted 5 years ago

    To test his obedience. If Abraham would follow this command - to sacrifice the son he had waited so long for - then he would follow any command.

  3. bucker98 profile image61
    bucker98posted 5 years ago

    God wanted to test Abraham for how much he loves God. To test his willingness to obey God's commands no matter what it would cost him. You see, Isaac, being his heir, the son that God had promised him, that he waited for so long, is Abraham's most valuable treasure. God knows it very well and by commanding Abraham to sacrifice his son, He gave him the ultimate test of faith and obedience.

    I suggest you read further. Then you will see a bigger picture of God's purpose for giving Abraham such a difficult command.

  4. lone77star profile image82
    lone77starposted 5 years ago

    I think it's a lesson for us all not to become attached to the things of this world.

    Abraham had become attached to his son.

    But God realizes that these bodies are only temporary. His true children are immortal and need to let go of temporary things.

  5. Comrade Joe profile image87
    Comrade Joeposted 5 years ago

    He didn't. 

    What all the other answers neglect is that if God did it for any of the reasons suggested, then he loses his fundamental characteristics of being all good and powerful.

    One of the bible's many, many flaws.  It is one of the stories in the bible which actually disprove the rest of the bible.