Reformed Preaching and the Old Testament

“Know then that it is those of faith who are the sons of Abraham. And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, “In you shall all the nations be blessed”. 

Gal 3:7-8 ESV

These words have turned my theology upside down during my first year of undergraduate studies. I knew them. I have read Galatians many times. But until that day the powerful assertion that is made here about the relationship between the Old and New Testament escaped my attention. Paul says that believing Gentiles are nothing less than children of Abraham and this was already foreseen in the Book of Genesis. My previous theology could not really account for that. Church, I believed, must be a very different thing from Israel. We are justified together with Abraham, but otherwise not partakers of his blessing. But that day I have begun to realise that I missed a lot. 

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