Bible – 101
Session – 18
The Book of Genesis / Chapter 18: 1,895 Years
Two weeks ago in the conclusion of Chapter 17: We pointed out; one does not yank on Superman’s cape, knowing full well what he is capable of.
And the Lord appeared unto him in the plains of Mam’-re: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day (Gen. 18:1). And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground (Gen. 18:2). And said, My Lord, if now I have found favor in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant (Gen. 18:3). Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree (Gen. 18:4). And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and comfort ye your hearts; after that ye shall pass on: for therefore are ye come to your servant. And they said, So do, as thou hast said (Gen. 18:5). And he took butter, and milk, and the calf which he had dressed, and set it before them; and he stood by them under the tree, and they did eat (Gen. 18:8). Please note: a spirit does not need food to live but, the flesh does.
What is so significant about God coming to dinner at Abrahams’ house with three angels in the flesh? Because one thousand and eight hundred and ninety-five years (1,895) later; Jesus Christ who is called God in the flesh was born! But, Christians’’ claim that at various times in the past, prior to his birth; Jesus appeared to people in the flesh and use the Abraham story as an example.
I think the Abraham story is another perfect example of some Jewish Hebrew Scholar spending too much time in the cave hallucinating about what is real and what is not and in the end got lost in the translation of one’s own creation gone amok along with significantly undermining the real purpose and meaning of Jesus Christ’s birth which was to save man but, who was apparently up and running around thousands of years prior to being born and mankind wasn’t saved prior, during, or will be anytime soon by a figment of one’s imagination known as Jesus Christ.
Ivan P. Kovak