Genesis 12:3 is the second recorded Gospel sermon.
It is the second piece in God's spiritual puzzle of redemption. It looks backward to man's problem in Genesis 3:6 and forward to God's remedy in Calvary....
One preacher went so far as to say, “Everything I ever needed to know about religion I learned from Jesus loves me, this I know.” He may not have exaggerated much, for the entire scheme of redemption is found within its lyrics.
Robert R. Taylor, Jr., comments that the possibility of apostasy is taught in over 2,500 places in Holy Writ.
Consider a sampling from the Old Testament:
"And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the...
Things to Which Salvation Is Ascribed
Christ’s words (John 6:63).
The Holy Spirit (John 16:8; Titus 3:5).
Faith (Romans 10:10).
Repentance (Luke 13:3; 2 Peter 3:9).
Baptism (Mark 16:16; 1 Peter 3:21; Titus 3:5).