“‘Take your son, your only son–yes, Isaac, whom you love so much–and go to the land of Moriah. Go and sacrifice him as a burnt offering on one of the mountains, which I will show you.'” – Genesis 22:2; NLT
One of the biggest issues that people have with God are His seemingly ridiculous commands, particularly the commands that call for the murder of other people (the sacrifice of Isaac, the Flood, the Death of the First Born: all of these will be explored in upcoming posts). The overwhelming question is always the same: how can a God who claims to be a God of love and justice dictate the death of human beings?
I want to first explore the command to sacrifice Isaac and the intent behind this seemingly cruel command.
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