Impartial Grace: Genesis 22

All the nations of the earth will be blessed by your seed, because you have obeyed my voice.”

(Genesis 22:18, emphasis added)

Mr. Sprenger reminds us, “This promise is repeated over and over throughout scripture.” It is fundamentally clear that from Abram/Abraham the promised Seed has come. That Seed brings blessings to “…all the nations of the earth.” That Seed is Christ Jesus. Please note, “…all the nations of the earth will be blessed.” There is a blessing in Christ Jesus already received or to be received. All the nations, all the families, all the people of every religion and even those without religion “will be blessed.”

Abraham was preparing to sacrifice his son, Isaac. An altar was built and Isaac was put upon it. Isaac, the son, is obedient to his father. Abraham raises the sacrificial blade and then he is stopped. God provided a ram and a sacrifice is given to God that day. This kind of sacrifice happens again at Calvary, but God does not intervene to stop His sacrifice. He has provided The Lamb. The promised Seed has come. Because Abraham had sufficient, great faith and willingly obeyed God we have been blessed by God. Because of Abraham “…all the nations of the earth shall be blessed.” That blessing is Christ Jesus.

The advocate for universal reconciliation sees these verses literally. “All nations shall be blessed….” There is nothing that causes us to read anything less than “all nations shall be blessed….” That is Impartial Grace.