By Dr. Zev Ballen
Let’s see what the Torah says about spreading emuna. G-d said to Abraham “…I will make you the father of a multitude of nations.” Here we see that G-d’s intention for Abraham was not limited to converting people to Judaism. G-d saw that Abraham possessed the unique spiritual DNA to do far more than that. Hashem appointed Abraham to be the father of the world – not just Israel. G-d’s covenant with Abraham was to develop a nation – Israel – who would spread faith in monotheism - so that a “multitude” of nations will know Him and live by His fundamental principles.
The prophet Yeshayahu writes, “I will set you for a covenant to the people, for a light to the nations.” This was G-d’s sole intention for the Jewish people and the reason that we were created - to spread emuna in Hashem to the nations of the world.
Wishing you Blessings Always,
Dr. Zev Ballen