Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.
Against such things as these there is no law. Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified their lower nature with its passions and appetites.
1 Corinthians 3:23
and you belong to Christ, and Christ belongs to God.
1 Corinthians 15:23
But this will happen to each in the right order--Christ having been the first to rise, and afterwards Christ's people rising at His return.
2 Corinthians 10:7
Is it outward appearances you look to? If any man is confident as regards himself that he specially belongs to Christ, let him consider again and reflect that just as he belongs to Christ, so also do we.
Notice therefore that those who possess faith are true sons of Abraham.
For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by the slave-girl and one by the free woman.
and the forefather of the circumcised, namely of those who not merely are circumcised, but also walk in the steps of the faith which our forefather Abraham had while he was as yet uncircumcised.
nor because they are Abraham's true children. But the promise was "Through Isaac shall your posterity be reckoned."
with regard to whom he had been told, "It is through Isaac that your posterity shall be traced."
Therefore you are no longer a slave, but a son; and if a son, then an heir also through God's own act.
Again, the promise that he should inherit the world did not come to Abraham or his posterity conditioned by Law, but by faith-righteousness.
and if children, then heirs too--heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ; if indeed we are sharers in Christ's sufferings, in order that we may also be sharers in His glory.
1 Corinthians 3:22
For everything belongs to you--be it Paul or Apollos or Peter, the world or life or death, things present or future--everything belongs to you;
I mean the truth that the Gentiles are joint heirs with us Jews, and that they form one body with us, and have the same interest as we have in the promise which has been made good in Christ Jesus through the Good News,
in order that having been declared righteous through His grace we might become heirs to the Life of the Ages in fulfilment of our hopes.
Are not all angels spirits that serve Him--whom He sends out to render service for the benefit of those who, before long, will inherit salvation?
In the same way, since it was God's desire to display more convincingly to the heirs of the promise how unchangeable His purpose was,
Through faith Noah, being divinely taught about things as yet unseen, reverently gave heed and built an ark for the safety of his family, and by this act he condemned the world, and became an heir of the righteousness which depends on faith.
Listen, my dearly-loved brethren. Has not God chosen those whom the world regards as poor to be rich in faith and heirs of the Kingdom which He has promised to those that love Him?
All this shall be the heritage of him who overcomes, and I will be his God and he shall be one of My sons.
Is God simply the God of the Jews, and not of the Gentiles also? He is certainly the God of the Gentiles also,
So we see that it is those who possess faith that are blessed with believing Abraham.
But you, brethren, like Isaac, are children born in fulfilment of a promise.