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The Father of Faith

God cannot deny Himself, but remains faithful “If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself” (II Timothy 2:13). Did Abraham’s unbelief make the Word of God of none effect? “God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou are judged” (Romans 3:4). Who is the father of your faith? “For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus… And if ye be Christ’s then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise” (Galatians 3:26, 29).

When you consider the life of Abraham, do you think of his adultery? No, you do not. When you think of him, do you think of a giant in the faith? Yes! Now, how did that happen to Abraham? He arrived at his position by God’s sovereignty and by growing in the grace and knowledge of a person, Jesus Christ. “And of his fullness have all we received, and grace for grace” (John 1:16).

When we consider Abraham’s life, we can see that it was all because of God’s grace that his life made such an impact. When we realize how much of our lives is all grace, then we will know our very life depends on God.

Carl H. Stevens

Carl H. Stevens

(1929-2008) pastored and established thriving churches and Bible colleges in Maine, Massachusetts, and Maryland. He also helped pioneer Christian talk radio through Telephone Time and the Grace Hour and authored nearly 500 books and booklets. See also the Carl H Stevens Memorial Site
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