1.  The men were still referred to as the LORD, even when 2 of them were present.

The visit to Abraham became even more fascinating because it reveals that EACH member of the God family is referred to as LORD. On completion of the meal and the prophetic word about the birth of Abraham and Sarah’s son, the LORD had a discussion (Genesis 18: 17 – 19).

Their visit to Abraham had been “intransit” to a secret mission to destroy the cities of the plain of Jordan.  Here is a synopsis of the text  in Genesis 18: 16 through 19: 1:

“And the men rose up from thence, and looked toward Sodom:    and Abraham went with them to bring them on the way. And the LORD said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do?”

And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous;

I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto me; and if not, I will know.

And the men turned their faces from thence, and went toward Sodom: but Abraham stood yet before the LORD.

And there came two angels to Sodom at even…”

This conversation is one of the most fascinating that I have found in scripture.   One member of the God family, speaking in the first person, and behalf of the others, told Abraham that they were about to destroy the cities of the plain. Two of the men went on their journey to Sodom and Gomorrah, but Abraham stood before the LORD.

Which member of the God Family was He?  We do not know because their names were not given.

2.  Agreement in the God Family

The very fascinating doctrine of the  Agreement in the God Family is revealed further in Genesis 18: 22-33.  The text shows:

  • That One member of the God family stayed with Abraham stayed as he interceded for the cities in order to save his nephew Lot.
  • Abraham pleaded for the Lord to spare the cities if as few as ten righteous persons could be found there.
  • The LORD (one person) listened to Abraham and promised to spare the cities if as few as ten righteous persons lived there.  The Lord knew, however, that Sodom and Gomorrah did not have 10 righteous people living there.
  • The Lord did not have a cell phone to inform the other two persons or  LORD about the decision. They had already heard. We saw in the same text that God heard Sarah laugh in her heart.
  • The LORD went His way, or back to heaven at the end of Abraham’s prayer (Genesis 18: 33)
  • Here is another fascinating truth. Genesis 19: 1 begins with the words, “and there came two angels to Sodom at even…”   Read more at

This is the same God who was revealed to Moses. God’s confirmed His identity and unchanging Spirit when He told Moses that He was the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. This is the same God who commanded Moses to teach Israel that “the Lord our God is One Lord” (Deuteronomy 6: 4).

Did He change hundreds of years after revealing Himself to Abraham? No. He is the Eternal God.

Which god appeared to Mohamed?

 

Jesus is God

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