Some teachers tell their audience that when the King James Bible uses the word ABRAHAM instead of ABRAM in Galatians and Romans that it’s an error. Are those who do that more interested in being a BIBLE CORRECTOR than being a BIBLE BELIEVER?
There are some who say that the name ABRAHAM refers to Abraham in circumcison but that Paul teaches about the justification of ABRAM in uncircumcision. And that is correct (as in Genesis 15:6) but it is INCORRECT to claim that the King James Bible is in error when Paul uses the name Abraham instead of Abram.
Paul refers to ABRAHAM as being the father of MANY NATIONS. He refers to ABRAHAM as being the “father of us all.” In Romans Paul says:
Romans 4:16 Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all,
In Galatians Paul says:
Galatians 3:9 So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.
This is a reference to GOD FEARING Gentiles in the bible who are called GREEKS who fear the God of Abraham and who are IN the covenants of promise rather than being ALIENS and STRANGERS from them, as in the book of Ephesians chapter two, verse 11 and 12.
Paul also says to those Galatians:
Galatians 3:14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
There was a PROMISE involved where the Galatians were concerned, but God never made any promises to the likes of the Ephesians, or you and me. There was a mystery involved where our salvation is concerned.
There are people in your bible who received the BLESSING OF ABRAHAM because they FEARED the God of Abraham, they blessed the seed of Abraham and were right there with them in the synagogues of the Jews seeking the wisdom of the God of Abraham. In other words, they had a spiritual connection with Abraham.
1 Corinthians 1:22 For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:
So when Paul uses the name ABRAHAM instead of the name ABRAM he is right, and the King James Bible is right and your local BIBLE CORRECTOR IS WRONG. Abram’s name was changed in Genesis chapter 17 BEFORE he was circumcised, and look at what THE BIBLE says:
Genesis 17:3 And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying,
Genesis 17:4 As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations.
Genesis 17:5 Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee.
Notice in Genesis 17:5 God says his name is NO LONGER Abram but ABRAHAM and God says I HAVE MADE THEE, already made thee, a father of many nations.
Later on, in the same chapter, in verse nine, THE CONTEXT CHANGES and ABRAHAM receives the covenant of CIRCUMCISION. Paul KNEW what he was talking about and so does YOUR KING JAMES BIBLE:
Romans 4:9 Cometh this blessedness then upon the circumcision only, or upon the uncircumcision also? for we say that faith was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness.
Romans 4:10 How was it then reckoned? when he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision.
Abram’s name was changed to Abraham, and he was MADE a father of many nations in UNCIRCUMCISION in Genesis 17:5 BEFORE the circumcision of Genesis 17:9
Romans 4:11 And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed unto them also:
The King James Bible is right, your BIBLE CORRECTOR is WRONG. Your bible corrector needs to become a BIBLE BELIEVER.