In the next episode of the Salvation Plan, John Benton (Pastors' Academy) tells us how the God's purposes move forward during the period of the Patriarchs. He says:
"To this man, Abram, God makes the most fantastic promise (an unconditional covenant) which becomes one of the major keys for understanding the whole of Scripture and God’s salvation plan."
"Choosing Jacob shows that God’s grace is not a reward for being good. Salvation is by grace not merits."