Translations: Chinese GB Big5

Foretold the Future

Isaiah 48:5
I told you these things long ago; before they happened I announced them to you so that you could not say, ‘My idols did them; my wooden image and metal god ordained them.’


Comment

Realize that Isaiah is writing these things hundreds of years before Judah would even be exiled to Babylon. Yet he is writing not only of the captivity, but now he is speaking of the return from captivity! Unbelieving secular scholars therefore conclude that Isaiah wasn't writing these things, but rather these were written much later by others though there is no evidence of that being the case. Yet the very point of Isaiah foretelling these things hundreds of years before they happened was to affirm that God has spoken and foreordained these things.

He says for example "Leave Babylon, flee from the Babylonians! Announce this with shouts of joy and proclaim it. Send it out to the ends of the earth; say, "The LORD has redeemed his servant Jacob." Is 48:20 and yet they were not even in Babylon at the time. Therefore they had plenty of forewarning of what was to come and plenty of time to repent. And yet even though God layed out the future for them they failed to act upon it.

Yet God has also foretold us of the future. There will be a day of reckoning, when those whose names are not written the book of life will suffer eternal damnation in the lake of fire. Have you prepared yourselves and those around you for what God has foretold?


The Berean Christian Bible Study Resources