Hello to everyone. I am new here and was wondering some things. I was reading up on the bastard curse. On chapter 7 there is some confusion on my behalf that I just really don’t understand and was hoping that someone would explain it to me.
On one of the examples of the bastard curse it says that “God had covenanted with Abram, declaring that he would be the father of many nations. Abram and Sarah faithlessly pre-empted God by taking Hagar and producing the bastard son, Ishmael. Ishmael was cursed. He was not God’s plan. Ishmael was the result of Abraham’s flesh-decision to do God’s will his own way instead of God’s way.”
“Who are Ishmael’s descendents? They constitute one of the world’s three great religions today which claim Abraham as their father. This curse is very far reaching, even today.”
Now based upon that which three religions claim Abraham to be the father?
I all too confused by this I really am trying to understand.