OpenTheo

A God Who Told Me to Kill My Son Would Not Be the God for Me

#STRask — Stand to Reason

A God Who Told Me to Kill My Son Would Not Be the God for Me

March 20, 2023
#STRask
#STRaskStand to Reason

Questions about how people can praise Abraham for being willing to kill Isaac when God told him to and whether that account of Abraham and Isaac in Genesis 22 contradicts the idea that God won’t tell you to do anything that goes against his commands in Scripture. 

* How can people praise Abraham for being willing to kill Isaac to prove his devotion? If God told me to kill my son, I’d think this wasn’t the God for me.

* Does the account of Abraham and Isaac in Genesis 22 contradict the idea that God won’t tell you to do anything that goes against his commands in Scripture?

Share

FacebookTwitterRedditCopy Link

Transcript

More on OpenTheo

Frank Turek: Same-Sex Marriage and Transgenderism
Frank Turek: Same-Sex Marriage and Transgenderism
Knight & Rose Show
May 4, 2024
Wintery Knight and Desert Rose interview Christian apologist Frank Turek about the updated and expanded edition of his book "Correct, Not Politically
Get Married with Brad Wilcox
Get Married with Brad Wilcox
Life and Books and Everything
April 3, 2024
For most of us, getting married and forging a strong family is the best way to build a prosperous, meaningful, and happy life. That's the message of G
How Can I Stay Balanced in My Belief That God Is Always Good to His Children?
How Can I Stay Balanced in My Belief That God Is Always Good to His Children?
#STRask
April 8, 2024
Questions about believing God is always good to his children while rejecting prosperity teaching, how God can be jealous if he is love and love is not
#209 Israel and the Second Coming (Replay)
#209 Israel and the Second Coming (Replay)
Ask NT Wright Anything
March 7, 2024
How should Christians think about the place of Israel today? Do the Jewish people still have a distinct role in God’s purposes? The Bible says Jesus w
Is an Embryo a Baby?
Is an Embryo a Baby?
#STRask
May 2, 2024
Questions about whether the fact that you can freeze an embryo but not a baby proves an embryo isn’t a baby and whether it would be wrong to use IVF w
How Can I Reconcile Romans 6:12–14 with Romans 7:21–25?
How Can I Reconcile Romans 6:12–14 with Romans 7:21–25?
#STRask
March 18, 2024
Questions about how to reconcile Romans 6:12–14 (where Paul talks about victory over sins) with Romans 7:21–25 (where Paul bemoans sins he still commi
How Should a Dad Talk to His Children about Attending Their Mom’s Same-Sex Wedding?
How Should a Dad Talk to His Children about Attending Their Mom’s Same-Sex Wedding?
#STRask
April 22, 2024
Questions about how a dad should talk to his children about attending their mom’s same-sex wedding, how a veterinarian should respond if someone who s
Are the Crusades Proof That Christians Are Evil?
Are the Crusades Proof That Christians Are Evil?
#STRask
May 16, 2024
Questions about how to respond to someone who says the Crusades are proof Christians are evil, the facts around the church burning people at the stake
Boldly Defending Truth in the Face of Compromise
Boldly Defending Truth in the Face of Compromise
Knight & Rose Show
March 9, 2024
Wintery Knight and Desert Rose discuss the task of defending the Bible's moral teachings in a culture that rejects moral knowledge. We discuss what th
Why Do Atheists Get Angry When I Bring up Belief in God?
Why Do Atheists Get Angry When I Bring up Belief in God?
#STRask
March 11, 2024
Questions about why atheists get angry when someone brings up belief in God, how to reconcile God’s sovereignty and Satan being the prince of the worl
Leisure and Idleness
Leisure and Idleness
For The King
March 10, 2024
Is there a difference between leisure and idleness? We hope to uncover the difference between these two and give you some thoughts on how to engage in
Does the Bible Teach That Elijah Was Reincarnated as John the Baptist?
Does the Bible Teach That Elijah Was Reincarnated as John the Baptist?
#STRask
May 9, 2024
Questions about responding to someone who says the Bible teaches reincarnation when it says John the Baptist “is Elijah who was to come” in Matthew 11
#210 The Problem of Evil and Suffering: questions with NT Wright (Replay)
#210 The Problem of Evil and Suffering: questions with NT Wright (Replay)
Ask NT Wright Anything
March 7, 2024
In today's Episode theologian and historian Tom Wright looks at listener questions on one of the biggest topics and questions the Christian faith face
Is There Something I Can Do to Develop Love for Christ if I Am Emotionally Detached?
Is There Something I Can Do to Develop Love for Christ if I Am Emotionally Detached?
#STRask
March 14, 2024
Questions about whether there is something a person can do to develop love for Christ if they are emotionally detached and whether one should stay in
The Pastor as Leader with John Currie
The Pastor as Leader with John Currie
Life and Books and Everything
April 17, 2024
With everything the pastor must do—preach, pray, visit, raise money, organize meetings, write emails, study, write, marry, bury, and baptize—does he a