The Corner

The Covenant

Speaking of Pat Robertson… I happened to be reading Charles

Pellegrino’s book Return to Sodom & Gomorrah

and thought the following footnote on p.220 might be of interest to Pat:

“When God elaborates on his covenant with Abraham in Genesis 15:16-21,

he promises more than Canaan to his descendants. If one decides to

read the Bible uncritically as a historically accurate account of a

God-given inheritance of land, and then to act upon it as law, there

can be no end to four thousand years of bloodshed, for “the Lord made

a covenant with Avram [Abraham], saying, To they seed I have given

this land, from the river of Mizrayim [the Nile of Egypt] to the great

river, the river Perat [the Euphrates of Iraq].”

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