/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// //#6 // /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// var username = "student"; var title="ABRAHAM AND ISAAC"; var title2="Genesis 16,18,22"; Text=new Array(20); aposstr=new String; speechstr=new String; aposstr="'"; speechstr='"'; for (var x=0; x<21;x++) { Text[x]=""; } max=20; Text[0]=" 1. Long ago God told Abraham, "+speechstr+"Leave your country, and go to the land I will show you. I will give it to your descendants and I will bless you. And in you all families of the earth shall be blessed."+speechstr+""; Text[1]=" 2. At this time Abraham and his wife Sarah had no children. They were too old to have children, but they believed God and His promise. They left Haran and made the long, long trip to Canaan. For many years they lived at Mamre, near Hebron."; Text[2]=" 3. One night God said, "+speechstr+"Abraham, don"+aposstr+"t be afraid. I will bless and take care of you."+speechstr+" "+speechstr+"What do you think,"+speechstr+" Abraham asked, "+speechstr+"if I adopt my servant Eliezer to be my son. He"+aposstr+"s already the manager of all I have."; Text[3]=" 4. "+speechstr+"You must not adopt Eliezer,"+speechstr+" God answered. "+speechstr+"I have promised you a son; I will keep you that promise,"+speechstr+""; Text[4]=" 5. "+speechstr+"Look at the stars. Can you count them? You will have more descendants than all the stars in the heavens. I will give them the land of Canaan."+speechstr+" And Abraham believed that God would keep His promise."; Text[5]=" 6. For many years Abraham lived at Mamre near Hebron. God blessed him in many ways. He gave him many sheep, goats, and cattle. The people of Hebron respected and thought well of him."; Text[6]=" 7. During all these years Abraham waited and waited for God to keep His promise. One day Abraham looked up and saw three men coming. He ran out to welcome them. He invited them to rest in the shade of a tree while he and Sarah prepared food for them."; Text[7]=" 8. Abraham and Sarah hurried to prepare a calf, bake fresh bread, make a fine meal. The three set and ate while Abraham served them."; Text[8]=" 9. After eating, they asked, "+speechstr+"Where is Sarah?"+speechstr+" "+speechstr+"In the tent,"+speechstr+" Abraham answered. One of them said, "+speechstr+"In less than a year Sarah will have a son."+speechstr+""; Text[9]=" 10. Now Abraham was 99 and Sarah 89 years old. Sarah laughed when she heard that she would have a son."+speechstr+"I"+aposstr+"m too old for that,"+speechstr+" she thought. But God said, "+speechstr+"Is anything impossible for Me? Sarah will have a son."+speechstr+""; Text[10]=" 11. God kept His promise. In less than a year Isaac was born. Both Abraham and Sarah were so happy to have him."; Text[11]=" 12. Several years before Isaac was born, Abraham had a son, named Ishmael. He had been born to Abraham and Hagar, Sarah"+aposstr+"s slave. When Ishmael saw how much Abraham loved Isaac, he made fun of Isaac."; Text[12]=" 13. "+speechstr+"Send Ishmael and Hagar away,"+speechstr+" Sarah told Abraham. He didn't want to do this, but God said, "+speechstr+"Do what Sarah says. My promise to you is through Sarah and Isaac. But Ishmael too will be a great nation."+speechstr+" So Abraham gave Hagar and Ishmael food and water, and sent them away."; Text[13]=" 14. Hagar and Ishmael went south into the wildermess Of Beersheba. When their water gave out, Hagar thought that Ishmael would die of thirst. She began to cry. God opened her eyes. Hearby she saw a well with water. Now they had more than enough water to drink."; Text[14]=" 15. God saw that Abraham loved Isaac very much. One day He told Abraham, "+speechstr+"Take Isaac and go to the land of Moriah. Sacrifice him on a hill which I will show you."+speechstr+""; Text[15]=" 16. Abraham was very sad, but he did as God has said. "+speechstr+"Get some firewood and food,"+speechstr+" he told two servants. "+speechstr+"Isaac and I are going to sacrifice at a place God will show us. You will go with us."+speechstr+""; Text[16]=" 17. On the third day, Abraham told the servants, "+speechstr+"Stay here. Isaac and I will go over there to pray. Isaac carried the wood and Abraham the fire. On the way, Isaac asked, "+speechstr+"Where is the animal for sacrifice?"+speechstr+" God will provide,"+speechstr+" Abraham answered."; Text[17]=" 18. He built an altar and laid the wood on it. Then he tied Isaac and laid him on the altar."; Text[18]= " 19. "+speechstr+"Abraham, Abraham,"+speechstr+" God called out. "+speechstr+"Don"+aposstr+"t hurt Isaac. Now I know that you love Me more than him."+speechstr+" Then Abraham looked up and saw a sheep caught in a bush."; Text[19]=" 20. "+speechstr+"I will bless you,"+speechstr+" God said, "+speechstr+"I will give you many descendants. And in you shall all the families of the earth be blessed."+speechstr+""; // *** POSITIONING AND STYLES ********************************************* //**DO NOT EDIT THIS ***** //*********************** //************************