I just read this chapter in Isaiah. The promises the Lord makes in them are so beautiful and soothing. To know that your creator shall never forget you is very comforting. However the last verse does not sound very Christ like, right?
- I will make your oppressors eat their own flesh,
and they shall be drunk with their own blood
as though with new wine.
All flesh shall know
that I, the Lord, am your savior,
your redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.*
I’d like to think this will happen to bad people in Hell only, those who have persecuted us (the children of God), those who had so many chances to repent yet refused. Am I right? I mean would God punish someone in this life so harshly? In my own belief I think as long as this person is still alive, God will continue to love that person and keep giving em a chance after a chance to return to Him. Cuz He loves us all!
As for taking this verse literally could people suffer in Hell like this; eating their own flesh? Or was that just an exaggeration to make a point? Like when Jesus said In Matthew 5:30. We know he didn’t really mean to cut one’s hand, that’s a sin of it’s own actually.
So, any other thoughts on this?