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Old Testament Gospel Doctrine Lesson 7: The Abrahamic Covenant (and how it relates to Adam & to us)

Posted by Karen on February 18, 2014

For some reason, even after spending years and years doing the same 45 minute lesson on the Abrahamic Covenant, I always felt like I didn’t quite understand the Abrahamic Covenant. Or, at the least, I couldn’t see how the facts relayed through the lesson manual fit into the rest of the scriptures. I’ve been on a quest for the last few years to figure out, as much as I can, how this covenant relates to other places in scripture that talk about covenants, Abraham, priesthood, and so on.

So, I thought some of you teaching Lesson 7 this Sunday might find it helpful to see how the Abrahamic Covenant fits into the history before Abraham comes along. At least, it’s been very helpful for me, so I’ll share it just in case it’s helpful for anyone else. :)

I see the Abrahamic Covenant as a renewal or a resurrection of promises given to Adam and Eve. Here is are those promises, as I see them:

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The “Law” of D&C 132

Posted by Karen on May 29, 2013

After studying some references to the Abrahamic Covenant, things jumped out at me in D&C 132 that never had before. It made me see D&C 132 in a different light. Here are some thoughts on the first half of D&C 132.

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The Family of Adam and Eve & the Abrahamic Covenant

Posted by Karen on November 17, 2012

In Abraham’s day there was confusion as to who actually held the right to priesthood. The Pharaohs claimed they had it from Ham, and Abraham’s fathers – who did actually have the right – didn’t believe in their own tradition (Abr. 1:27). Abraham said that the right he claimed – known today as the “Abrahamic Covenant” – was the one that “came down from the fathers, from the beginning of time … or the first man, who is Adam, or first father, through the fathers unto me” (Abr. 1:3) – and he had the book to prove it (see Abr. 1:31 and Moses 6).

What was this right, or Covenant?

Abraham explained that it actually began with Adam. According to Genesis, Moses, Alma, etc., after Adam and Eve left the garden angels were sent to teach them the gospel and give them commandments and covenants. In this post I am going to look at what this had to do with Adam and Eve’s children, and what connection this may have with Abraham and the Abrahamic Covenant.

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