None of the promises that God made to Abraham have come true. Perhaps these stories were written by fanatic Jews trying to “buck up” and strengthen the faithful?
And the LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward
For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever.
And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered
And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not their’s, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years;
And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance.
In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates:
That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;
And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.
And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God
And God said unto Abraham, Thou shalt keep my covenant therefore, thou, and thy seed after thee in their generations.
Wait… there’s more (and more and more – but one more example will do)
|91:09 Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;|
|91:10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.|
|91:11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.|
|91:12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.|
WOW – god will send angels to keep the Israelites from dashing their feet against a stone but he stood by while the Nazis murdered 6 million Israelites.
Well, it just didn’t happen did it. False statements (lies) from God himself. Just a few promises/prophecies of many that did not work out. A false statement from God himself.
It is not possible to weasel word out of these promises; i.e. say that they are still to happen. “After thee in their generations” means starting with Abraham and continuing, God will give all the land of Canaan; the land from the river of Egypt unto the Euphrates. And if that wasn’t enough, God promised that the Jews would “possess the gates of their enemies”. Pretty straight forward promise. No ambiguities about it. Unto Abraham and to thy seed for ever.
The False Promises of Jesus
Now Jesus made some pretty outrageous statements himself. He promised his fellow Jews a whole lot that it is now obvious he could not deliver.
First of all, there are all the promises that prayer could deliver “anything you ask”. There are 14 instances in the bible where Jesus tells his listeners outrageous things that they can accomplish with prayer. See The Bible is Wrong About Prayer for details. Of course none of them are true. I will retract this statement when I see you drink a can of Draino while being bitten by a Cobra snake and survive. Who wants to go first?
Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
NOTHING shall by any means hurt you? How does Jesus explain the Holocaust? Since the Jews of the Holocaust were not Christians, they went to Hell after being tortured and brutalized. Doesn’t it ever occur to you Christians that this stuff was written long after Jesus died (Luke > 50 years). Thus there was no way to call him out on these outrageous statements that he probably NEVER made … because it would have been easy to prove him wrong, wouldn’t it.