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Well, now we know. December 19, 2007

Filed under: News and Blogs — Annette @ 4:27 pm

I just read an article on CNN (which is sounding more and more like a gossip column and less and less like national news) about how some Christians believe that the “Highway of Holiness” mentioned in Isaiah 35 is referring to I-35, which stretches from Texas to Minnesota.  Additionally, they believe that intensive prayer is needed in order for the prophecy to be fulfilled.

A highway shall be there, and a road,And it shall be called the Highway of Holiness. The unclean shall not pass over it,  But it shall be for others.Whoever walks the road, although a fool, Shall not go astray.

This seems like a pretty good example of people taking a passage completely out of context and skewing it to fit whatever their heart desires.  What is the context?  The establishment of the Millennium on earth following Christ’s second coming, with this passage specifically referring to the area around Jerusalem.Verse 10: 

And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, And come to Zion with singing, With everlasting joy on their heads. They shall obtain joy and gladness, And sorrow and sighing shall flee away. 

Is it any wonder that mainstream Christianity is so misled?


8 Responses to “Well, now we know.”

  1. TheLioness22 Says:

    Wow… I used to live right off of I-35. Maybe I should move back there so some of that “holiness” can rub off again. 😉

  2. Ryan G Says:

    aren’t they all turning into gossip rags…

  3. Bill McGrath Says:

    What a bunch of simplistic morons. Why don’t we all just move back to the Medieval period? Religion is the bane of mankind.

  4. Ash Says:

    Wow. That highway runs through Austin, Tx. If you know the city, that’s enough to realize it’s not God’s. Of course, common sense alone could have told you that, but whatever.

  5. mikekeesee Says:

    “…And at the middle of that Holy Highway, a city shall stand, and that city will have smoke rising from it, the smell of a burning pit. And fire like the fire in the Valley of Hinnom shall roast the fatted calf and shall be eaten there, and it shall be a pleasant odor to the LORD…” Speaking of Kansas City, I presume. 🙂

  6. Infinity Says:

    A “pleasant odor”?? That can’t be KC.

  7. mikekeesee Says:

    No, just the BBQ… Stay away from the cow fields.

  8. Mike_in_SC Says:

    I saw the tease for that on CNN the other day, but I turned away before they aired the story. I just couldn’t bear to watch.

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