One chapter after the supposed prediction of Jesus, Isaiah moves on to his children.
“The Lord said to me, ‘Take a large scroll and write on it with an ordinary pen: Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz.’ So I called in Uriah the priest and Zechariah son of Jeberekiah as reliable witnesses for me. Then I made love to the prophetess, and she conceived and gave birth to a son.’” – Isaiah 8:1-3
A very odd sequence of events. The Lord tells Isaiah to grab a pen and Isaiah does and then immediately follows up with making love to someone and her birthing his son. Um???
“For before the boy knows how to say ‘My father’ or ‘My mother,’ the wealth of Damascus and the plunder of Samaria will be carried off by the king of Assyria.” – Isaiah 8:4
And God punishes the child by having him/her ripped away from the parents. This god is not worthy of anyone’s worship.
“The Lord Almighty is the one you are to regard as holy, he is the one you are to fear, he is the one you are to dread.” – Isaiah 8:13
Once again, to demand one’s fear is to rule as a child abuser.
“When someone tells you to consult mediums and spiritists, who whisper and mutter, should not a people inquire of their God? Why consult the dead on behalf of the living?” – Isaiah 8:19
In defense of those calling up mediums, are they really any different than the god of the Bible who never shows himself?
And there you have it. Another chapter in Isaiah. So much wisdom gained. Sarcasm off.
Coming Soon: Amos – Chapter 1: Judgment on Israel’s Neighbors