Page 182 - COG Publications

Basic HTML Version

the greatest world powers; the basis for any personal
salvation spiritually; for any hope of eternal life for
humans. These are stupendous promises. The future of
mankind is based, by the Creator God, on them.
Jesus Christ came "to confirm the promises made
unto the fathers" (Rom. 15:8)-Abraham, Isaac and
Jacob. These same promises were repromised to Isaac,
Abraham's son, and to Jacob, the son of Isaac.
After 430 years, God raised up his nation
Israel-descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob,
whose name God changed to Israel.
To lead these people out of Egyptian slavery and
to the Promised Land, God called Moses. Moses was
not seeking God. But God had caused Moses to be
trained specifically for this commission by having him
reared as a prince in the palace of the Egyptian
pharaoh. So now again, after Moses had been specially
trained for leadership, God called him out of the
world to lead the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and
Jacob out of Egyptian slavery.
Racial Intermarriage Forbidden
So now again we come to the question,
did God
raise up this special Hebrew nation as "the chosen
when God never made accessible to
them his Holy Spirit?
One point to notice here. The probability is that
these people were all-or nearly all-of the white
racial strain, unchanged since creation.
After Jacob and his sons and families had come
into Egypt at Joseph's behest, they were kept in the
locale of Goshen-geographically separated from the
Egyptians, marrying among themselves.
In this connection, go back momentarily to
Abraham. He prevented his son Isaac from inter–
marrying among the dark Canaanites then in the land.