“Gather yourselves and come; draw near together, escaped ones of the nations; the ones who set up the wood of their carved image, and the ones who pray to a god who cannot save; they know nothing. Declare and bring near; yea, let them consult together. Who has revealed this of old; who has told it from then? Is it not I, Jehovah? And there is no God other than Me; a just God and a Savior; there is none except Me. Turn to Me and be saved, all the ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is no other. I have sworn by Myself, the Word has gone out of My mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, that to Me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear. He shall say, Only in Jehovah do I have righteousness and strength; to Him he comes; and they are ashamed, all who are angry with Him. In Jehovah all of the seed of Israel shall be justified, and shall glory” (Isaiah 45:20-25).
Tolerant Calvinist: Isaiah must be some type of cold and sterile epignostic who makes perfection of understanding an ADDITION to the gospel. All is black and white: everyone outside the microscopic field of orthodoxy defined by Isaiah, “know nothing.” Isaiah’s uncharitable and idiosyncratic lens will NOT ALLOW for the possibility that those who pray to a god who CANNOT save simply have an imperfect and inconsistent understanding of the true and living God who CAN save.