Chapter # 4 Paragraph # 4 Study # 9
January 13, 2013
Dayton, Texas
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<231> Thesis: Opposition to the truth by the pursuers of self-aggrandizement is as natural as breathing. Introduction: The message of the Law has many particulars. Among them is its brutal, self-defeating nature. In Galatians 4:29 Paul declares that one of the outcomes of Abraham's failure of faith was the way Ishmael treated Isaac, and he says that this treatment by one person of another is as automatic as breathing. That this is the case means we need to be clear on the various outcomes of legal theology. The most destructive of them is the way Ishmael treated Isaac.