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God Makes a Promise

I want you to notice a statement in your Bible, as little understood as any passage in this wonderful Book which Bruce Barton said is the Book nobody understands! It’s Galatians 3:16 and 29. This was written primarily for the Gentile-born converts in Galatia:

“Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. . . . And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.”

The Christian is not yet a possessor of his reward — he is an heir — and what he shall inherit, if saved, is the PROMISE made to Abraham. Whatever shall be the reward of the saved, wherever we shall spend eternity if saved, is a definite, specific promise of God. That promise was made to Abraham, who is called, in this same book of Galatians which was written for Gentile converts, the FATHER of the faithful. If one is converted, whether Jew or Gentile — re­gardless of race or color or sex — if one is Christ’s, then he becomes one of Abraham’s children, and an HEIR of the PROMISE made to Abraham. What he is to inherit, is what­ever was promised to Abraham.

If you’ll look into your Bible to find out what God promised to Abraham; to find out what is the reward to those who are saved; to find out why we have to be ABRA­HAMS children to inherit this promise of salvation, when and how we shall inherit the promise — you’re in for a shocking surprise!

This matter concerns your eternity, and yet you prob­ably never thought to really look into it, for yourself — in your own Bible! The statement we read from the book of Galatians actually sums up the whole of the Gospel — it is a condensed statement of the very PURPOSE and PLAN of God for mankind! Your hope of life eternal — of salvation — depends altogether on what is stated in that greatly misunderstood passage!

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