The Promise Of Faith

In Genesis 12, 15, 17 God establishes a covenant with Abraham. Unlike the previous two covenants, the promise in this covenant is very specific to Abraham; that he would be made into a great nation. The sign of this promise was circumcision. This covenant was received by Abraham by faith and could not be superseded by any other covenant. In Galatians 3, St. Paul makes the point that by faith in Christ we are made heirs of Abraham and promises made to him