As in Genesis 22: 22 And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am. 2 And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of. Can someone help me with this? I'm really struggling to come up with a solid explanation, but it seems at face value that God is asking Abraham to do something wrong (human sacrifice), even if he provides a way out of it later. Also, what might have happened if Abraham had replied, "Lord, do you not ask us to sacrifice only animals?" I'm sure there's a good explanation out there. I'd love to hear it!