What is the significance of the Abrahamic Covenant?

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 15:11 -- admin

The Abrahamic Covenant has greatly influenced the course of human history, as it was the watershed moment in God's decision to save the world from sin (Galatians 3:8). The promise is affirmed as an everlasting covenant throughout the Bible (Genesis 17:7-8); Psalm 105:9-12), and the Apostle Paul confirmed that it could never be annulled (Galatians 3:17). Most theologians agree that the covenant was unconditional, although some believe it was conditional upon Abraham showing his willingness to sacrifice his son Isaac (Genesis 22:15-18) - an act that Abraham fulfilled completely. The return of the Jewish people to the Land of Canaan - their everlasting possession - is in fulfillment of the promises contained in the Abrahamic Covenant.