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?