328 In this episode, I turn to Father Abraham to teach about why he is called the father of faith.

I use Galatians 3:5-9

Therefore He who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you, does He do it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?

Just as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.

Therefore know that only those who are of faith are the sons of Abraham.

And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel to Abraham beforehand, saying, "In you all the nations shall be blessed."

So then those who are of faith are blessed with believing Abraham.


Romans 4:17-22
(As it is written, I have made you a father of many nations) in the presence of Him whom he believed, God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did;

who, contrary to hope, in hope believed, so that he became the father of many nations, according to what was spoken, "So shall your descendants be."

And not being weak in faith, he did not consider his own body, already dead (since he was about a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah's womb.

He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God,
And being fully convinced that what He had promised He was able also to perform.

And therefore it was accounted to him for righteousness.

The Bible gives you and me examples to study and imitate if we are going to learn to walk by faith and not by sight.