Through a parable given to us by Jesus, we come to understand that Abraham represents God the Father, and that Sarah, who played an important role in determining the heirs of Abraham’s family, is our Mother, who is free and represented as the new covenant.
Those who do not believe in God at all like Eliezer, whose parents were slaves, or those who only believe in God the Father, like Ishmael, cannot become God’s heirs.
Just like Isaac, those who receive God the Father (Christ Ahnsahnghong) and God the Mother, who are free, and are sealed as, “My children,” through God’s flesh and blood, can become the heirs of the kingdom of heaven.
“The rich man also died and was buried. In hell, where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side. So he called to him, ‘Father Abraham, have pity on me . . .”
His son by the slave woman was born in the ordinary way; but his son by the free woman was born as the result of a promise. These things may be taken figuratively, . . . brothers, we are not children of the slave woman, but of the free woman.
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