Tom was a young hunter and fur-trader. He had run away from his home in Toronto, and was now in the woods of northern Ontario trying to find his fortune. Like most young traders he had mastered the Indian tongue. Just now, however, he was cutting across the country to find a bar and indulge in a Christmas spree. He was in a reckless mood, and seeing the Indian, determined to find out what he was doing."The God of Abraham Praise" was written by Thomas Olivers around 1770. The hymn is Yigdal (Leoni) an old Hebrew melody, and the lyrics based on the 13 creeds of Moses Maimonides (1130-1204).I converted to Christianity as a teenager. But the spiritual search continued. I practiced astral projection, became a skilled astrologer, and began to read tarot. I justified what I was doing as "service to others", and felt superior to anyone who might judge me.Luther held up his Sword and said, "You can get forgiveness of sins alone through the mercy of the Lord Jesus Christ..Then all Germany was aflame, and all France, and Spain, and Holland, and England, and that flame came across the seas to America in the Mayflower, and with the followers of Luther himself, until today we have in all the world living seventy million Lutherans, to say nothing of the other Protestants who are living and enjoying the liberty which that man of God, by the help of his Master and the holy angels, brought into existence three hundred and eighty-seven years ago.Christ’s merit is considered in election not merely as obtained for us, but also as apprehended by us – God has elected in view of faith.