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Bible primer, Old Testament, for use in the primary department of Sunday schools (1919) (14595551417)


Bible primer, Old Testament, for use in the primary department of Sunday schools (1919) (14595551417)



Identifier: bibleprimeroldte00hult (find matches)
Title: Bible primer, Old Testament, for use in the primary department of Sunday schools
Year: 1919 (1910s)
Authors: Hult, Adolf, 1869-1943 Augustana synod. (from old catalog)
Publisher: Rock Island, Ill., Augustana book concern
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: The Library of Congress

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rful sight to see thisgreat prince, Abraham, ride into the land on a camel! Herein Canaan was to be born, some day, the Saviour of theworld. Abraham and Sarah were old. They had no son. WillGod never keep His promise and give us a child ? — so theymay often have wondered when they sat in their tent. WillGod forget His covenant, His promise? One night God told Abraham to look up to the stars andcount them, if he could. So many shall thy children be,said God. Abraham believed God, and this pleased Godmore than all else in Abraham. When Abraham was ninety-nine years old and Sarahninety, three angels came to their tent one day. And theLord said to Abraham through the angels, Before a year isgone Sarah will have a son. Sarah laughed. She thoughtshe was too old to be a mother. Listen! When Abraham was one hundred years old, hehad the son. He called him Isaac. Ah, if we could haveseen happy father Abraham and mother Sarah on that day!It was the gladdest day of their lives. Gen. 12, 15, 16.
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X BIBLE PRIMER 21 8. SEPARATION OF ABRAHAM AND LOT. After some time, Abrahams lambs and sheep, cows andcamels became very, very many. It was hard to find pasturefor them all. Lot, the young nephew of Abraham, also hadlarge flocks. Sometimes when the shepherds of Abrahamcame to a cool spring of water, or a grassy meadow, Lotsshepherds came, too. So there were often quarrels about thegrass and the water. This spring is ours, Lots shepherdswould say. -No, said Abrahams servants, it is ours. Abraham heard of this. He loved peace. He was notselfish. So he took Lot with him on a high hill. Then hesaid to Lot: Let there be no strife between me and you.If you wish to go to the right, I will go to the left. If youtake the left, I will take the right. -M Lot looked over the land. He chose the fine, rich land inthe valley of the Jordan, around the city of Sodom. Abra-ham chose the stony hills of Canaan, at Mamre. There hebuilt an altar to the Lord. But in Sodom were wicked people.Selfish Lot mad

According to the Bible, Sodom and Gomorrah were two cities in the ancient land of Canaan that were destroyed by God because of their inhabitants' wickedness and lack of hospitality. The exact location of these cities is unknown, but they are traditionally believed to have been located near the Dead Sea in modern-day Israel. The story of Sodom and Gomorrah is told in the book of Genesis. It is said that the cities were filled with immoral and sinful people, who were unkind to travelers and refused to show hospitality. God decided to destroy the cities and sent two angels to warn Lot, a righteous man who lived in Sodom, to flee with his family. The angels also struck the men of the city with blindness, so that they could not harm Lot and his family. After Lot and his family escaped, God caused a rain of fire and sulfur to fall from the sky, destroying Sodom and Gomorrah and all their inhabitants. The cities were never rebuilt, and the area remains desolate to this day. The story of Sodom and Gomorrah serves as a warning against wickedness and lack of hospitality.





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