Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
(As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.
And so from one man, for any prospect of descendants as good as dead, there sprang a people in number like the stars in the heavens or the countless sands on the seashore.
Does God belong to the Jews alone? Does he not belong to the heathen too? Of course he belongs to the heathen too;
For if he was made upright by what he did, it is something to be proud of. But not to be proud of before God,
If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead has taken possession of you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give your mortal bodies life through his Spirit that has taken possession of you.
Do not suppose that you can say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham for our forefather,' for I tell you God can produce descendants for Abraham right out of these stones!
For just as the Father awakens the dead and makes them come to life, the Son makes anyone whom he chooses come to life.
The Spirit is what gives life; flesh is of no use at all. The things that I have said to you are spirit and they are life.
1 Corinthians 15:45
This is also what the Scripture says: "The first man Adam became a living creature." The last Adam has become a life-giving Spirit.
You also were dead because of the offenses and sins
1 Timothy 6:13
Before God who maintains all life, and before Christ Jesus who in testifying before Pontius Pilate made his great profession, I charge you
For those whom he had marked out from the first he predestined to be made like his Son, so that he should be the eldest of many brothers;
And in the very place where they were told, 'You are no people of mine,' They shall be called sons of the living God."
who has been making this known from of old.'
1 Corinthians 1:28
and it was what the world calls low and insignificant and unreal that God chose to nullify its realities,
Faith led Noah, when he was warned by God of things no one then saw, in obedience to the warning to build an ark in which to save his family, and by such faith he condemned the world, and came to possess that uprightness which faith produces.
1 Peter 2:10
you who were once "no people" but are now "God's people"; once "unpitied" but now "pitied indeed."
2 Peter 3:8
But do not overlook this one fact, dear friends, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years and a thousand years are like one day.
Now we, brothers, are like Isaac, children born in fulfilment of the promise.