Cruelty and Violence
Science and History
Bel boweth down, Nebo stoopeth, their idols were upon the beasts, and upon
the cattle: your carriages were heavy loaden; they are a burden to the weary
They stoop, they bow down together; they could not deliver the burden, but
themselves are gone into captivity.||
Hearken unto me, O house of Jacob, and all the remnant of the house of
Israel, which are borne by me from the belly, which are carried from the
And even to your old age I am he; and even to hoar hairs will I carry you:
I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver you.||
To whom will ye liken me, and make me equal, and compare me, that we may
They lavish gold out of the bag, and weigh silver in the balance, and hire
a goldsmith; and he maketh it a god: they fall down, yea, they worship.||
They bear him upon the shoulder, they carry him, and set him in his place,
and he standeth; from his place shall he not remove: yea, one shall cry unto
him, yet can he not answer, nor save him out of his trouble.||
Remember this, and shew yourselves men: bring it again to mind, O ye
Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and
there is none like me,||
(46:9) "I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and
there is none like me."|
Not even Jesus or the Holy Ghost?
How many gods are there?
(46:10-11) "Declaring the end from the beginning,
and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure ...
yea, I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it."
Unlike the god of the process theologians, the God of Isaiah is in full control of his creation;
he has pre-ordained everything.
Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things
that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my
Calling a ravenous bird from the east, the man that executeth my counsel
from a far country: yea, I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass; I
have purposed it, I will also do it.
|46:12 Hearken unto me, ye stouthearted, that are far from righteousness:
I bring near my righteousness; it shall not be far off, and my salvation
shall not tarry: and I will place salvation in Zion for Israel my glory.
- Remember things that happened a long time ago.
- Remember the former things of old. 46:9
- Listen to God.
- Hearken unto me, ye stouthearted. 46:12
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