|Every one that is found shall be thrust through|
|11 And I will visit the evils of the world, and against the wicked for their iniquity: and I will make the pride of infidels to cease, and will bring down the arrogancy of the mighty. 12 A man shall be more precious than gold, yea a man than the finest of gold. 13 For this I will trouble the heaven: and the earth shall be moved out of her place, for the indignation of the Lord of hosts, and for the day of his tierce wrath. 14 And they shall be as a doe fleeing away, and as a sheep: and there shall be none to gather them together: every man shall turn to his own people, and every one shall flee to his own land.|
|Every one that is found shall be thrust through; and every one that is joined [unto them] shall fall by the sword.
Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished. Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, which shall not regard silver; and [as for] gold, they shall not delight in it. Their] bows also shall dash the young men to pieces; and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eye shall not spare children.
Skeptics and atheists condemn God’s wrath and ridicule the Bible as being an innacurate portrait of a Loving God, but would not a Loving God use the Bible to warn you of His providential wrath against sinners? and the wages of sin born on the backs of the innocent, like the children of Darfur?
Would these massive evils exist if we all followed the Good News? Imagine. Take a moment and imagine a human world immersed in a people who follow the beatitudes, who respect the inherent dignity of all human beings exemplified by Christ who sacrificed Himself for each and everyone of us. Evil evaporated by love. Food distibutred to the world, children raised in loving homes, medicine distributed across the globe, all the benefits of a loving civilization brought by a humanity following the Good News. Take a long moment and imagine all humanity following the beatitudes in their hearts and in their lives.Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are the meek: for they shall posses the land.
Blessed are they who mourn: for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill.
Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the clean of heart: for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
The Bible is truth; God’s world is harsh. Someone tell the skeptics and the next time someone tells you about how cruel the Old Testament is: Open up a newspaper.
God warns you it is bad and not to be wicked in no uncertain terms, warns you exactly what happens. Don’t be surprised when you read the Old Testament. Don’t deny its truth. We are the Church militant and these warnings in the Old Testament need to be heeded. Darfur is the result; the Taliban is the result. God permits the evils of the wicked.
I praise God that He inspired Isaiah to warn us the results of wickedness.
Christ did not refute the OT and neither does reality.
The passage speaks of God’s wrath against sin; unlike the Koran this passage is not a moral call of its followers to kill. It is an exegesis on God’s wrath Who Alone is Good as exemplified by His warning to you in the OT. A warning that rings more true today than ever. Please, don’t ignore it.