Monday, May 25, 2009

Woe to Babylon

Isaiah 13:20-22
(20) It will never be inhabited or lived in for all generations; no Arab will pitch his tent there; no shepherds will make their flocks lie down there.
(21) But wild animals will lie down there, and their houses will be full of howling creatures; there ostriches will dwell, and there wild goats will dance.
(22) Hyenas will cry in its towers, and jackals in the pleasant palaces; its time is close at hand and its days will not be prolonged.

Have you ever visited Tyre or Sidon? How about Sodom or Gomorrah? Ever been to Babylon?

I didn't think so. Scripture gives prophecy to the destruction of these cities and promises that they would never come back. And, as far as I know, they haven't. I do know that Saddam Hussein had an idea of rebuilding the original Babylon since it is in modern-day Iraq. However, he was deposed before that could happen.

Reading prophecy like this firms up my faith in Scripture. If the Bible says it's going to happen then it's going to happen. It also means that we'd better take Scripture pretty seriously.

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