In the last chapter of Isaiah we saw a foreshadowing to Jesus, because apparently the only way to help people is to create a “son” who comes down from heaven and takes away everyone’s sin through a crucifixion. Um…sure.
“Sing, barren woman, you who never bore a child; burst into song, shout for joy, you who were never in labor; because more are the children of the desolate woman than of her who has a husband,” says the Lord.” – Isaiah 54:1
This implies that only fertile women can have husbands. So a woman is unworthy of marriage if she can’t have kids? Biblical misogyny.
“For your Maker is your husband—the Lord Almighty is his name—” – Isaiah 54:5
Also known as rape.
“‘In a surge of anger I hid my face from you for a moment, but with everlasting kindness I will have compassion on you,’ says the Lord your Redeemer.” – Isaiah 54:8
Wrong. An all-knowing perfect god would not make this mistake. Either God is not perfect and can make mistakes, in which case the entire Bible falls apart, or this God knowingly chooses to cause pain.
“All your children will be taught by the Lord, and great will be their peace.” – Isaiah 54:13
This, of course, only applies to the children God hasn’t yet killed.
This chapter is basically a summary of God admitting he did a bunch of wrong stuff and caused a bunch of harm, but now he really does mean he loves you. Classic domestic abuser at work here.
Coming Soon: Isaiah – Chapter 55: Invitation to the Thirsty