Famous One Allegory of the Bible in Galatians 4:24

NOTE:  At least this is the only place the word "allegory" per se
is to be found in the Bible.  Parables as used by Jesus have the
same nature of allegories.

I.  The Allegory.

“Which things are an allegory: for these are the two
covenants; the one from the mount Sinai, which
gendereth to bondage, which is Agar. For this Agar
is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem
which now is, and is in bondage with her children.  
But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the
mother of us all.”  (Galatians 4:24-26)

II.  Background for the One Allegory:  the God of Morality at
Mount Sinai.

III.  The Real Mount Sinai and Freedom.

IV.  
Allegory of Freedom and Bondage.

V.  The Mount of Olives Now in Zechariah 13 and 14.

VI.  Weakness of Law and Freedom of Spirit.

ViI.  So You Want to Capture Jerusalem, Mount Zion, the
Mount of Olives
and destroy Israel?

VIII.  More in the Bible on Law and Grace, Bondage and
Freedom.

IX.  Muslims and other unbelievers in the Divinity of Christ
and the Trinity of God the Father, God the Son, and God the
Holy Spirit Operate under the Bondage of Flesh and Law
rather than under the Freedom of Spirit and grace.

"For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made
me free from the law of sin and death.
For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through
the flesh, God sending his own Son in the
likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the
flesh:
That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us,
who walk not after the flesh, but after the
Spirit."  (Romans 8:2-4)

NOTE:  Disbelief of Muslims and other unbelievers in the
Trinity robes them of the personal experience of through the
Spirit of God {alias the Holy Spirit},  of overcoming the
bondage of sin, death and the flesh, and of achieving the
freedom of a real righteousness through grace and faith.  
Law and the knowledge of Law like in the Koran and 10
commandments only kills, and the law of morality even as in
the God of Morality at Sinai is and always was meant to be a
schoolmaster to bring believers to faith in Christ.  The Koran
was only meant to be Civil Law for Arabia and conquered
countries of Islam as it was written 30 years after the death
of Mohammed by a government committee of the Arabia of
the 3rd Caliph.
 This is also the reason for so many
inconsistencies in the Koran, have you ever heard of a
government committee coming up with a report worth living
by?

X.  The allegory of Galatians would not be complete without
a discussion of the 2 covenants, the first covenant of which
most Muslims and other unbelievers in Christ have heard of,
at Mount Sinai, and the second few have heard about or
really understand.


Islam--Submission vs. Grace

by Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church,
Saugus MA

Having participated in Desert Storm, I received training
from the Dept of Defense in Arab culture and Muslim
thought. I've read the Koran and have spoken with Muslims
serving in the military, to include the US Army's first
Muslim Chaplain.

Granted "grace" is found 95 times in the Koran, Pastor
Leroe in this informative online article starts with the
contrast between the meaning of grace in the Koran and the
Bible:

"From the start, I want to contrast Islam with the Christian
concept of grace. The word Islam means "submission",
which means keeping the rules. Our Judaic-Christian
heritage includes rules as well, the most well-known being
the Ten Commandments from the Old Testament and the
Golden Rule from the New. But here's the difference:
Getting to heaven under Judaism and Christianity involve
redemption, through an atoning sacrifice for sin. We
believe God's promise and accept His gift of forgiveness.
Under Islam, salvation comes through strict adherence and
obedience to the directives given in the Koran."

NOTE:  You can read "Islam-Submission vs Grace" by
clicking on the underlined link above, which will show it
directly online; or if you wish a PDF copy by
clicking here.

One more thing, Pastor Leroe begins his article with the
quoting of Romans 5:1-9, a very good place to end this web
page:

Romans 5:1-5:9 “Therefore being justified by faith, we have
peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom
also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we
stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And not only
so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation
worketh patience; And patience, experience; and
experience, hope: And hope maketh not ashamed; because
the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy
Ghost which is given unto us. For when we were yet
without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For
scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure
for a good man some would even dare to die. But God
commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet
sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now
justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through
him.”