The TL:DR Bible: Isaiah 2-4


Chapter 2:

In the last days, Judah and Jerusalem will be established as the preeminent nation in the world. All of the world will come to Jerusalem to learn about God and His laws. God will be the ruler of the world, and war will cease.

God has abandoned Judah because we adopted cultures from the east, fake psychics are everywhere, we’re rich, and we worship the wrong gods.

But God will bring about a day of reckoning and will bring down the proud. God will abolish the idols and the people will look to caves to hide themselves from God’s wrath.

 

Chapter 3:

God is coming to remove all of the best things from Judah and Jerusalem, including food, water, warriors, judges, prophets, officers, artisans, and wise men. The people will appoint fools to lead them and unqualified people just because they have a little bit more.

This will come because Judah has sinned against the Lord. But the righteous will be okay. The wicked will suffer.

God speaks to the political leaders, “You have stolen and devoured everything. The plunder of the poor is in your houses! Why are you oppressing the poor?”

God apparently doesn’t like that the women of Zion dress nicely and wear makeup, so he’s going to uncover their heads and give them scabs, strip them of everything and march them off into captivity to presumably be raped and enslaved.

But the men, God will kill in battle.

 

Chapter 4:

And then women will flock to any surviving man, even a poor man, and beg to marry him so they won’t be ashamed any longer.

And then God will restore Israel and wash away their sins and manifest himself in Judah as a cloud by day and fire by night.

Needless to say, it’s been about 2700 years now, so I’m wondering when the statute of limitations is up on this last prophesy and we can admit that Isaiah was a bit off. Is there ever a point where we can honestly say, “Yeah, it’s been a while, probably too long, this isn’t likely to happen?”

I mean, it seems like if your prophesies are going to be meaningful to the people you’re speaking to, they should probably happen within their lifetimes.

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