THE BIRTH OF MONOTHEISM. ABRAM. Our story starts as a spry young man by the name of ______, left his father’s house for God commanded it. At the age of four score six. 86. "Now the LORD had said unto Abram in a vision: I will make of thee a great nation , and I will bless thee ,
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THE BIRTH OF
Our story starts as a spry young man by the name of ______, left his father’s house for God commanded it.
Abram awoke and the dream he had was so real it engulfed him. His belief in the vision got him to go to his wife to tell her about it.
That handmaid was
an Egyptian and
possibly a teen – 15?
Hagar ran away.
(Ladies) How many of you would do this? First go back to a woman who despised and mistreated you and YOU are the one who must to apologize.
his son, he did not want
to just throw them out again.
So he prayed to God – and
he received his answer…
They would be okay.
Abraham now takes Hagar and Ishmael out into the desert and leaves them there knowing that God would provide for them. When there food and water were gone, and Abraham did not return…..
At this point, a spring well appeared and she filled it and she and her son were able to survive
Abraham did not completely abandon his son. They did meet again and it is said lived with his other family for a while also.
In fact, Abraham and Ishmael were to have built a house together for Ishmael in Mecca. This was later rebuilt as the Kaba – the holy shrine of Islam.
And Ishmael and Isaac came together again to bury their father who died at the age of one hundred three score and fifteen (175).