My name is Stephen and i am new to the forum
I am a Christadelphian and through my discussions with fellow members of my Ecclesia it has inspired me to reach out to other religions to find out exactly what others believe to enhance my own faith and further bring me closer to our heavenly father
In no way do i mean disrespect if it has been caused
I have many questions
Firstly i would like to ask
- What does your faith believe to be the blessings that were spoken of.
In particular the promises in the garden of Eden, Abraham and David
The Edenic Promise
Genesis 3 v 15 - And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.
(We believe this points forward to the messiah defeating sin, we believe that this was Christ, and through his death and subsequent resurrection he was able to defeat sin, and allow hope for all)
The Abrahamic Promise
Genesis 12 v 2-3 - And i will make of you a great nation, and i will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing.
I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonours you i will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.
(We believe this points forward to the Jewish people taking and maintaining the promised land, however this also points forward to the final days when the land and the kingdom will be set up forever, however that being said in Galatians it is stated through our love for God and his son we can become apart of the promises)
The Davidic Promise
2 Samuel 7 v 12- When your days are over and you rest with your ancestors, I will raise up your offspring to succeed you, your own flesh and blood,and I will establish his kingdom. He is the one who will build a housefor my Name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever. I will be his father, and he will be my son. When he does wrong, I will punish him with a rod wielded by men, with floggings inflicted by human hands. But my love will never be taken away from him, as I took it away from Saul, whom I removed from before you. Your house and your kingdom will endure forever before me; your throne will be established forever.’”
(We believe that this points forward to Gods son, who we believe to be Christ who would set up the throne of God on Earth forever)
I would love to get your opinion on these as i think it is important for my journey.
I thank you in advance for your responses