What Kind of God Would Command Abraham to Sacrifice His Son Isaac?

There are few stories in the Bible more confusing than the story of God commanding Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac. To many, this story makes it seem like God is an arbitrary—and maybe even wicked—deity, demanding that people commit evil deeds in order to prove their loyalty to Him. Even for Christians, this story can push the bounds of who we understand God to be. But is this story really about blind faith and obedience to a capricious God? This week, Vince and Jo suggest a fuller context for this story and point to the God who alone provides the true sacrifice.

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