Abraham seems to be so important can you show his influnce on the Greek manuscripts?



Abraham was an ancestor of Jesus Christ

Matt. 1:1-2, 17;

Luke 3:23-24

Jesus Christ was human; he was born into the line of Abraham, whom God had chosen to be the father of a great nation through which the whole world would be blessed. We are blessed because of what Jesus Christ, Abraham’s descendant, did for us.

Abraham was the father of the Jewish nation

Matt. 3:9;

Luke 3:8;

Acts 13:26;

Rom. 4:1; 11:1;

2 Cor. 11:22;

Heb. 6:13-14

God wanted to set apart a nation for himself, a nation that would tell the world about him. He began with a man of faith who, though old and childless, believed God’s promise of innumerable descendants.

Abraham, because of his faith, now sits in the kingdom with Christ.

Matt. 8:11;

Luke 13:28;

Luke 16:23-31

Abraham followed God, and will be rewarded with life in the Kingdom of Heaven.

God is Abraham’s God; thus Abraham will be made  alive, and will live with God

Matt. 22:32;

Mark 12:26;

Luke 20:37;

Acts 7:32

As Abraham lives in the kingdom, Israel will live in the kingdom, because they, like Abraham, will be blessed.

Abraham received great promises from God

Luke 1:55, 72-73;

Acts 3:25;

Acts 7:17-18;

Gal. 3:6, 14-16;

Heb. 6:13-15

Many of the promises God made to Abraham seemed impossible to be realized, but Abraham trusted God. The promises to believers in God’s Word also seem too incredible to believe, but we can trust God to keep all his promises.

Abraham followed God

Acts 7:2-8;

Heb. 11:8, 17-19

Abraham followed God’s leading from his homeland to an unknown territory, which became the Jews’ promised land.

God blessed Abraham because of his faith

Rom. 4;

Gal. 3:6-9, 14-29;

Heb. 11:8, 17-19;

James 2:21-24

Abraham showed faith in times of disappointment, trial, and testing. Because of Abraham’s faith, God counted him righteous and called him his "friend." He would be become the father of how faith should work, for both Israel (James 2), and the Body of Christ (Rom.4).

Abraham is the father of all those who come to God by faith

Rom. 9:6-8;

Gal. 3:6-9, 14-29

The Jews are Abraham’s children, and Christ was his descendant. We have Abram's example of faith in uncircumcision and in this way Abraham is the Father of faith to the Gentiles apart from circumcision. Abraham was counted righteous because of his faith; we are made righteous through the faith of Christ.