Enjoy Life, Enjoy God

Dale Patterson


October 18, 2012

What makes a person a child, a son, a daughter of Abraham? Does one have to be born in his bloodline, and so what?

Understand then, that those who have faith are children of Abraham.
                                               --Galatians 3:7 TNIV

In the earliest days of the faith, Jesus' ministry, Peter & Paul's ministries, the Jews especially thought that God was obligated by genetics. They stumbled over this thought. Many Christians still do. It's not about genetics, never has been, bloodlines really are not the issue; faith is the issue.

This is at the crux of the Galatian controversy. We are adopted into the family of God, as was Abraham, by faith in God, not by our ancestral lineage. Salvation is by faith, not genetics. True for Abraham, true for you and me.

Dale Patterson