I believe that Isaac was the legitimate seed of Abraham, but have a doubt whether he was born out of normal physical contact between Abraham and Sarah. Because Romans 4:19 says that his body was as good as dead then. Yet he believed that God would keep His promise. Then the question is, did God miraculously cure Abraham's infertility & menopause condition of Sarah in order to beget Isaac, or did God miraculously form the seed of Abraham in Sarah's womb without Abraham's physical contact with Sarah by His almighty power?
NIV - 19 Without weakening in his faith, he faced the fact that his body was as good as dead - since he was about a hundred years old - and that Sarah's womb was also dead.
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The Lord apparently fixed Abraham's infertility issues and Sarah's. after Sarah's death Abraham remarried. By his second wife Ketura he had six sons. Genesis 25:1-2 "Then again Abraham took a wife, and her name was Keturah. And she bare him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah." (See also 1 Chronicles 1:32). Remember, Abraham was 100 when Isaac was born (Genesis 21:5) but did not die until age 175 (Genesis 25:7). I believe Isaac was conceived naturally, through physical contact. After all, the Lord raised the dead, made the blind to see, the deaf hear, the dumb speak and the lame walk. "Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son." (Genesis 18:14) "Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?" (Jeremiah 32:27)
He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, 21 and being fully convinced that what He had promised y He was also able to perform. 22 And therefore z "it was accounted to him for righteousness. I think Romans 4:21 speaks to the amazing restorative power of God. I would say that God's miraculous will allowed Abraham to perform physically through faith and obedience to Gods infinite plan.
According to Paul in Galatians 4:29, Ishmael was born "in the ordinary way," but Isaac was born "by the power of the Spirit." This suggests that, just as in Mary's conception of Jesus, there was a supernatural process at work when Sarah conceived. In Genesis 18:10, the Lord says, "I will surely return to you about this time next year, and Sarah your wife will have a son." We don't have an account of God returning, but Genesis 21 does say that "The Lord did for Sarah what he had promised." God wasn't doing this "for" Abraham (e.g., via his fertility); he was doing it "for" Sarah. We are simply not told if Abraham was involved. Either way, it is not attributed by Paul to an act of the flesh but to an act of the Spirit. As for Abraham's sons by Keturah, we are told about them only after the fact. Genesis 25 is not chronological.
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