Islam's False Prophets (2 of 11) by Stan Coffey
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ISLAM: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW NOW
Genesis 21:8-14, 20
Notice the passage of scripture in Genesis 21. There were two sons of Abraham. One from not his wife, but from his wife's hand maiden whose name was Hagar. One son was from his wife when she was ninety years of age and she bore him a son called Isaac. Ishmael is that son from whom a great nation has come, a great number of people have come. Those who have occupied the Arab peninsula for many, many years came from the loins of Ishmael. Though two are sons of Abraham, one in the sense that Isaac is the son of Abraham for he was the chosen son, the one from whom the Jewish people become God's chosen people. As we're going to see in the lesson today, Muhammad the great prophet of Islam who founded the religion of Islam traced his lineage back to Ishmael, so when his interpretation of the events that took place in Genesis with Abraham, Ishmael was the chosen son and it was Ishmael that the promises would come to.
That's why we look at Genesis 21 today beginning in verse 8. "The child grew and was weaned, and on the day Isaac was weaned Abraham held a great feast. But Sarah saw that the son whom Hagar the Egyptian had born to Abraham was mocking, and she said to Abraham, 'Get rid of that slave woman and her son, for that slave woman's son will never share in the inheritance with my son Isaac.'" You can understand that in the years between the time Ishmael was born and Isaac was born that there was a great deal of jealousy on Sarah's part. For while Hagar, her younger maid had a child, she had no child for all those years. Then, when her child was born she even despised the child of her hand maiden even more. "The matter distressed Abraham greatly because it concerned his son. But God said to him, 'Do not be so distressed about the boy and your maid servant. Listen to whatever Sarah tells you because it is through Isaac that your offspring will be re ...
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