To Reason Personified: The reason God said Israel would eat their children is because they had been offering their children to the fire God Molech. They had already turned from God and He was pleading for them to return, prophesying to (telling) them what their future would lead them to, because of their current ways. We reap in this life what we sew in this life, and once someone sets himself on a specific course, it WILL bring consequesces!<quoted text>I don't know who you are responding to, but I once was a Christian, until I read the bible. That freed me, I will not bow down to a god who would make you eat your child! And I really don't give a damn as to the why, he said he would make, a parent eat their own child.
When Nebuchadnezzar laid siege to Jerusalem, it took a very long time to conquer it. In the process, he, by the merciful hand of God, offered life (although slavehood) to any Jerusalem inhabitants that would flee the city. Jeremiah spoke this to them. But those who would not put their trust in God (via His word thru Jeremiah) would not leave, and stubbornly fought on.
Because they had already destroyed many of their children by offering them to Molech as sacrifices, they no longer cherished their children as much as parents normally would, and they ate them when they could no longer find food. The parents had seared their own consciences by murdering their children scarificially, and now they were killing them for food!
Now, with that being said, I want you to know something. God has put within each of us, the desire to know the truth about Him and about eternity because we are all going there some day. That is inescapable! You said in an earlier post that you were once a Christian, but were freed from that. The only thing that you were "freed" from is the "quest" that God put within you, which is the desire for truth about your salvation which He has so freely provided. But you must "Seek" for it or you will never find it.
On judgement day, God is not going to let you stand off to the side while He judges the rest of the world, just because you mis-understood some scriptures. Each of us is still responsible and accountable for our own life.
Turn your heart back to seeking God and your salvation, or it will never come.