Published on 02 November 2011
Long, long ago, in a far-off land called Ur, there lived a man named Abram. One day God spoke to him. “I am going to give you a special land. Look up! Can you count the stars? One day there will be more people in your family than there are stars in the sky!”
So Abram packed his bags and loaded up his animals and set out with his family to look for this special land. He believed God. After many months, Abram came at last to the land God had promised. There he stayed with his wife, Sarah, and their son, Isaac. God changed Abram’s name to Abraham. (Genesis 12-21)
ABRAHAM ( 2090 BC). This is the time when horses were domesticated in Egypt, chickens were domesticated in Babylon; bows and arrows were used in wars. Glass was made by the Mesopotamians; ziggurats ( like tower of Babel) were built in Mesopotamia; drugs and ethyl alcohol were used to alleviate pain.
Abraham believed God, and because of his faith God accepted him as righteous. Abraham is the spiritual father of all who believe in Gos and are accepted as righteous. He was almost a hundred years old; but his faith did not weaken when he thought of his body, which was already practically dead, or of the fact that Sara could not have children. He was absolutely sure that God would be able to do what He had promised. (Romans 4,21