The Story Of Abraham And Islam And The Bible

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Like every other Christian, I have heard the story of Abraham and Isaac many times. I have listened to pastors preach about Abraham’s obedience and unwavering faith in God as he prepared to kill his son. And often, I have wondered what Isaac thought as this happened. I wondered if he fought back or if he was mentally and emotionally effected by his own father trying to kill him. I have wondered if this event made him angry with a God that was supposed to love him and care for him. I have even asked myself if I would be able to murder someone if God told me to. The answer for me is very simple. No. No, I would not be able to kill someone because God told me to. I believe even threated by God’s wrath, I would not be able to kill another human …show more content…
Although this verse gives me peace, it also serves to confuse me. If we are specifically told not to murder, then why are Christians still doing it? Why are Jews still doing it? Why do Muslim’s follow the Qur’an and The Bible if they both contradict each other? Especially on this topic. This is only one thing that has served to confuse me. Another is, why are these three religions, which come from one source, so different? Why do the contradict each other? Why is there so much hatred between them if they all have one ancestor who is the same? How did three entirely different religions come into existence from one person? This person being Abraham. In the book, Abraham: A Journey to the Heart of Three Faiths by Bruce Feiler, the answer to these questions are what the author searches for. In this book, the author tries to find Abraham by following his life. He ends up finding different versions of Abraham, which confused him and to be honest, it confused me too. How can there be so many different versions of one person? I get that people can have different perspectives of someone, but this was different. It wasn’t just perspective that came into play. “Well, if people wanted to …show more content…
I know that what matters most is the point of these stories of Abraham, but I still wish to know the truth. I felt confusion because these three religions that came from the same man differed so greatly. They differed to the point of hating each other. To the point of killing each other all in Abraham’s name. All in God’s name. I do not understand how one can justify killing another human, someone God created, for the sake of God. But this is something I believe I will never truly understand. One thing I know for sure is that I still stand strong in my faith as a Christian. This book confused and frustrated me as I read it, but the longer I have thought about it, I feel at peace. I have asked God many questions during this reading and I feel like they have been answered in various ways. Overall, I did enjoy reading this book. It was very interesting and I found it hard to put it down. Abraham: A Journey to the Heart of Three Faiths, shook my faith a little and I believe sometimes our faith has to be shaken, so it can become stronger. Although, I won’t know the truth of Abraham’s childhood, I know of his adulthood. I know of his journey with God. And through the Bible, I know the walks of many others with God. Each very different and each teaching lessons that are very useful in my walk with God. I know that I don’t have all the answers to life, but I know I have a strong support system in the Christian community and in

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