I am writing in response to Barry Emigh's Oct. 11 letter. Only Ismael's descendants after 600 AD are Muslims and Isaac's descendants were called Jews only after the Babylonian captivity. Israel nor the land given to Abraham were not called Palestine until after 70 AD by the Romans.
Ismael was born of a bond woman. Isaac was born of a free woman by a miracle of God. A miracle because Isaac's mother was 90 years old and his father was 100 years old, far beyond child-bearing age.
God only recognized Isaac because he was the son promised by God (read Genesis 22:2 and 16). God said thine only son. No one stole any land. The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob gave the land of Canaan to Abraham forever. No, Isaac did not steal anything.
Get saved (born again), and get the Holy Spirit to teach you the word of God. (King James Verson). Genesis 17:21, God establish His covenant with Isaac. Genesis 12:3, About whom God will bless and whom he will curse.
- Roger E. Weideman, Valparaiso