Cannibalism in Isaiah?

The civil war that’s been happening in Syria has meant 40,000 people died in 2012 alone, and tragedy continues on a big scale this year.

This was most disturbing, an act of cannibalism between one Syrian man and another.   Fortunately this link has nothing too unpleasant shown.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/05/14/video-syrian-cannibal-rebel-eating-dead-soldier-heart-surfaces-leads-to-outrage/?intcmp=trending

Normally I don’t report on this kind of thing, the reason being is that I have just read this week in Isaiah this reminded me of this:- (blue text is mine)

Isaiah 49:26
I will make your (Israel’s) oppressors eat their (Arab Muslims) own flesh;
they will be drunk on their own blood, as with wine.
Then all mankind will know
that I, (Jesus) the Lord, am your Savior,
your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.”

Syria remains a huge worry for Israel as a massively unstable neighbour which has been confirmed to have chemical weapons.   Are there recent Christians converts in Syria?  I’d like think so, but I don’t know any ministry brave enough to go there.

In a perfect world with these troubles over, I think Damascus, Homs and Aleppo would be great places to visit, the history there seems fascinating, but I’m not hopeful this will ever happen.

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One comment on “Cannibalism in Isaiah?

  1. Jonathan,

    An interesting post. Good that you had included the URL to the bible site for easy access regarding Isaiah 49.

    By the way, to the best of my current knowledge, I am aware of at least two ministries that have contacts in Syria.

    1) Joel Rosenberg has for some time been known to have helped bring forth the gospel to Syria. Here is just one short report. http://www.joshuafund.net/media/the_joshua_fund_blog/gods_word_goes_forth_in_syria/

    2) Just last month of 2013, United Bible Societies mentioned of having contacts in Syria and requested prayer for them. https://twitter.com/ubsbible. They provided a link to this encouraging report https://www.mnnonline.org/article/18449

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