Sunday, June 6, 2010

Principles in the Sacrifice of Isaac

In this section, Nibley discusses an interesting principle in the sacrifice of Isaac. It relates to Abraham passing down the mantel of prophet and patriarch to his son; a principle which continued to the time of Christ.

When Israel finally returns to God and goes to Abraham for instruction, we are told that instead of teaching them himself, he will refer them to Isaac, who will in turn pass them on to Jacob and so on down to Moses--it is from the latest prophet of the latest dispensation that the people receive instruction. On this principle the only words of the Father in the New Testament are those which introduce his Son and turn all the offices of the dispensation over to him.

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