Introduction for A Father Offers His Son

A Father Offers His Son should be published in the next few months! I expect to send the manuscript to my editor this week. The Introduction (below) will give you a good idea what to expect. If you like what you read, please consider:

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Introduction for A Father Offers His Son

I became a Christian in my early twenties. Soon after, I started reading the Bible for the first time. Like many people, I began “in the beginning” at Genesis 1:1. I read through accounts I had some familiarity with: Creation, The Fall, Cain and Abel, the Flood. I didn’t struggle with much of what I read, including even the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. Then everything came to a screeching halt when I read Genesis 22:1­­-2:

Now it came to pass after these things that God tested Abraham, and said to him, “Abraham!”
And he said, “Here I am.”
Then He said, “Take now your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you.”

I thought, “Why would God make such a request? I can understand God calling down fire on Sodom and Gomorrah, but how could He ask Abraham to sacrifice his own son?” The truth is, God didn’t intend for Abraham to sacrifice Isaac. We know that because the Angel stopped him: “Do not lay your hand on the lad, or do anything to him (Genesis 22:12a).” If God didn’t want Abraham to sacrifice Isaac, then what did He want? The answer is two-fold. Continue reading “Introduction for A Father Offers His Son”