Isaiah 2:2,3 Thoughts?

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  • yadda yadda 2
    yadda yadda 2

    When does the stone that strikes the feet of the giant image in Daniel grow into a mountain that fills the whole earth? Did that occur in 1914 or does it occur in the future, starting at the great tribulation and continuing over the 1,000 year reign? Have people of the nations learned war no more and have they beaten their swords into plowshares, or is that also fulfilled during the 1,000 year reign?

    If there is any typical, modern-day fulfillment, it is still clearly yet to be fulfilled. It is best seen as being fulfilled during the millennial reign.

  • Phizzy

    The Bible as we have it was completed about 1900 or so years ago. It has no prophecies that will be fulfilled in our day or any future time as it is entirely the work of men.

  • mP

    Yes funny how all the Bibles prophecies require half the words in any text to be interpreted. The text never says a man called Hitler would start WW2 in 1939. One might wonder why God wouldnt just write things in clear plain text but would write up riddles. Is he trying to tell us something or confuse us or are people simply lying when they read such text. The texts about above preaching are of course not prophecies, they are narratives of what happened in Judah when the Romans came. For the Jews Judea was their world. THey didnt think much of non jews, we can see that in how the apostles didnt even bother to preach to non jews, leaving that work to Paul. For them preaching to the world was preaching to Jews. THe rest of teh text if read literally is a perfect fit for the calamity that occured when they rebelled and were crushed. There is no prophecy is simply the sad end to a tragic rebellion. You really have to wonder how they could be so stupid to dare to take on Rome. I guess those con men in the temple who claimed to be gods representative were lying from the beginning and taking free food sorry sacrifices to god, under false pretenses.

  • mike7start


    2 And it shall come to pass in the a last days, that the b mountain of the Lord ’s c house shall be d established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all e nations shall flow unto it.

    3 And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us a go up to the b mountain of the Lord , to the c house of the God of Jacob; and he will d teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of e Zion shall go forth the f law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.

    The “mountain of the Lord” refers to the temple. In Isaiah 2:2–4, Isaiah reported a vision and made a prophecy that has been fulfilled in many ways. He said that when the time comes that the Lord’s people put Him and His house above all things, and when they actively seek counsel from Him by going to His house, then Zion will be established among them and they will have peace and the promise of eternal life. Modern prophets have taught us the same doctrine. President Howard W. Hunter said, “Let us make the temple, with temple worship and temple covenants and temple marriage, our ultimate earthly goal and the supreme mortal experience” (in Conference Report, Oct. 1994, 118; or Ensign, Nov. 1994, 88 ).

    Another fulfillment of this prophecy has to do with the Lord’s house being established in the “top of the mountains” (Isaiah 2:2). Not only does the prophecy have symbolic reference to putting the temple in the highest place in our lives, but it also has a literal fulfillment in the location of the Church headquarters in the latter days. Regarding this prophecy of Isaiah, Elder Bruce R. McConkie said, “This has specific reference to the Salt Lake Temple and to the other temples built in the top of the Rocky Mountains, and it has a general reference to the temple yet to be built in the New Jerusalem in Jackson County, Missouri” (A New Witness for the Articles of Faith [1985], 539).

    Elder B. H. Roberts taught the importance of the law going forth from Zion when he said, “To me that is, in part, the law of Zion—the basic principle of the civil law of the land—a principle of the law that is going forth from Zion—the civil law that is to be established and maintained upon this blessed land of liberty, and that, eventually, will directly or indirectly bless and make free every land in all the world” (in Conference Report, Apr. 1908, 108). .

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