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1 Lecture # 4 Gods Questions to Job 1

2 Without the Bible 2 You can believe in a Creator

3 ROMANS 1:20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: 3

4 Gods Questions to Job Thanks to Wayne Jackson – The Book of Job 4 NOTES

5 5 Job Chapters I taught the book of Job in Los Banos Job was written before Abrahams period of time Over 60 Questions God asks Job to answer Even today we do not have the answers to many of these questions. All through the discussions of Jobs three friends, Job continues to question God. God, Job says, let me just speak to you. Let me have my two cents worth. So God says to Job, OK. But first let me ask you a few questions. Remember these questions were asked over 4000 years ago. Historically we know the book of Job is the oldest book written. Science as we know was not available at this time.

6 Gods Questions to Job Who laid the foundations of the earth? Who laid the foundations of the earth? How were the dimensions determined? How were the dimensions determined? Who did the surveying? Who did the surveying? What supports its foundation? What supports its foundation? Who laid the cornerstone? Who laid the cornerstone? Who decreed the boundaries of the sea? Who decreed the boundaries of the sea? Who clothed them with clouds and thick darkness? Who clothed them with clouds and thick darkness? 6

7 Gods Questions to Job Who barred them limiting their shores? Who barred them limiting their shores? Have you commanded the morning to appear? Have you commanded the morning to appear? Did you cause daylight to spread? Did you cause daylight to spread? Did you end the night for the wicked? Did you end the night for the wicked? Have you ever robed the dawn in red? Have you ever robed the dawn in red? Have you disturbed the haunts of wicked men? Have you disturbed the haunts of wicked men? 7

8 Gods Questions to Job Have you stopped the arm raised to strike? Have you stopped the arm raised to strike? Have you explored the springs that come from the sea? Have you explored the springs that come from the sea? Have you walked in the recesses of the deep? Have you walked in the recesses of the deep? Do you know the location of the gates of death? Do you know the location of the gates of death? Do you know the extent of the earth? Do you know the extent of the earth? 8

9 Gods Questions to Job Do you know where light comes from? Do you know where light comes from? Do you know how it got there? Do you know how it got there? Do you know about darkness? Do you know about darkness? Do you know where darkness comes from? Do you know where darkness comes from? Can you find its source? Can you find its source? Can you go to its source? Can you go to its source? 9

10 Gods Questions to Job Have you visited the treasuries of snow? Have you visited the treasuries of snow? Do you know where hail is made and stored? Do you know where hail is made and stored? Where is the path to the distribution point of light Where is the path to the distribution point of light Where is the home of the East wind? Where is the home of the East wind? 10

11 Gods Questions to Job Who dug gullies for the rains? Who dug gullies for the rains? Who laid out the path for lightning? Who laid out the path for lightning? Do you know if rain has a father? Do you know if rain has a father? Where does dew come from? Where does dew come from? Who is the mother of ice and frost? Who is the mother of ice and frost? Can you hold back the stars? Can you hold back the stars? Can you restrain Orion and Pleiades? Can you restrain Orion and Pleiades? 11

12 Gods Questions to Job Can you ensure the proper sequences of seasons? Can you ensure the proper sequences of seasons? Can you guide the constellation of the bear? Can you guide the constellation of the bear? Do you know the laws of the universe? Do you know the laws of the universe? How do the heavens influence the earth? How do the heavens influence the earth? Can you shout to the clouds and make it rain? Can you shout to the clouds and make it rain? Can you make lightning appear? Can you make lightning appear? 12

13 Gods Questions to Job Who gives intuition and instinct? Who gives intuition and instinct? Who is wise enough to number the clouds? Who is wise enough to number the clouds? Who can tilt the water jars of heaven? Who can tilt the water jars of heaven? Can you stalk prey like a lion? Can you stalk prey like a lion? Who provides for the ravens? Who provides for the ravens? Do you know how mountain goats give birth? Do you know how mountain goats give birth? 13

14 Gods Questions to Job Do you know how many months of pregnancy? Do you know how many months of pregnancy? Who makes the wild donkey wild? Who makes the wild donkey wild? Will the wild ox be your servant? Will the wild ox be your servant? Will he stay by your feeding crib? Will he stay by your feeding crib? Can you use a wild ox to plow with? Can you use a wild ox to plow with? Will he pull the harrow for you? Will he pull the harrow for you? 14

15 Gods Questions to Job Will you let him decide where to work? Will you let him decide where to work? Can you send him out to bring in the grain? Can you send him out to bring in the grain? Have you deprived the ostrich of wisdom? Have you deprived the ostrich of wisdom? Did you make the ostrich swifter than a horse? Did you make the ostrich swifter than a horse? Have you given the horse strength? Have you given the horse strength? 15

16 Gods Questions to Job Have you clothed his neck with a mane? Have you clothed his neck with a mane? Have you made him able to leap like a locust? Have you made him able to leap like a locust? Do you know how a hawk soars? Do you know how a hawk soars? Is it in your command to raise eagles high? Is it in your command to raise eagles high? 16

17 Who knew to ask these question? 17 NOTES

18 18 What do all these questions have to do about there being a designer? How would Job or any author have known even to ask these questions? Even if the Evolutionist or Atheist does not want to believe the Bible is inspired. They must deal with these questions Only the creator could ask these questions Many say, Scripture is Faith and Science is Fact. The Bible is not a science book, but it is scientifically accurate. Even before God asked Job these entire question in chapters 38 & 39 The writer said:

19 Gods Questions to Job Job 26:7 He stretches out the north over the empty place, and hangs the earth upon nothing. Job 26:7 He stretches out the north over the empty place, and hangs the earth upon nothing. 19 The North being upward toward the empty sky How did the writer of this book now that the earth hangs upon nothing? What did God say to Job beginning in Chapter 38?

20 Gods Questions to Job Job 38:1-3 1 Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said, 2 Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge? 3 Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me. Job 38:1-3 1 Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said, 2 Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge? 3 Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me. 20 First Question Job

21 Gods Questions to Job Job 38:4 & 6 4 Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Declare, if you have understanding. 6 Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? Or who laid the corner stone thereof; Job 38:4 & 6 4 Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Declare, if you have understanding. 6 Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? Or who laid the corner stone thereof; 21 Vs 4 - Foundation in Hebrew word Yasad means House Vs 6 - Foundation in Hebrew word Eden & Taba means Socket fastened – sink down

22 Foundation of the earth 22 NOTES

23 23 Scientist now know the earth has a crust about 30 miles thick. The crust rest upon a mantle/foundation rock which extend into the heart of the earth. Seismic data suggest great land masses are anchored in sockets which plunge deep into the earth. Vs 4 & 6 are scientifically correct. How did the writer of Job know that? Lucky guess! NEXT QUESTION JOB

24 Gods Questions to Job Job 38:5 Who has laid the measures thereof, if you know? Or who has stretched the line upon it? Job 38:5 Who has laid the measures thereof, if you know? Or who has stretched the line upon it? 24 NOTES

25 25 Vs 5 indicates earths measurements were precisely measured. Question: Is our earth a Sphere? Perfectly round - Not actually. At the Equator the diameter is 7,926 Miles across. At the North and South poles the diameter is 7,899 miles across. Just 27 miles different. Is there any design to these measurements? If our earth were a perfect sphere, during its rotation water would pile up around the equator. You can prove this by experiments. Spray a ball with water and spin in quickly. Water will pile up around the center of the ball. So VS 5 says: Who determined these precise measurements? Could the Big Bang make this perfect design? I hardly think so!!! NEXT QUESTION JOB

26 Gods Questions to Job Job 38:7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy? Job 38:7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy? 26 In 1945 scientist discovered that the stars emit sound.

27 Stars Sang Together ? – How did the writer know that? Lucky guess!!

28 Gods Questions to Job Job 38:11 11 And said, hitherto shall you come, but no further: and here shall the proud waves be stayed? Job 38:11 11 And said, hitherto shall you come, but no further: and here shall the proud waves be stayed? 28 NOTES Next Question Job

29 29 71 % of earths surface is water - 29 % is land. Average land height is 2,250 feet – Just about the height of Auberry. Average ocean depth is 13,000 feet. Average ocean depth is 6 times deeper than land. If all the land was smoothed out, the ocean would cover the earth over 2 miles deep. But the ocean stays where it is and goes no furture. How did that happen? Just by accident? I think not! Want another question Job?

30 Gods Questions to Job Job 38:12 12 Have you commanded the morning since the days; and caused the dayspring (day) to know his place; Job 38:12 12 Have you commanded the morning since the days; and caused the dayspring (day) to know his place; 30 Job, did you make the beginning of the day? Did you cause the night to end?

31 Gods Questions to Job Job 38:16 Hast thou entered into the springs of the sea Job 38:16 Hast thou entered into the springs of the sea 31 NOTES Here is a good one for you Job

32 32 The springs of the sea? What are you talking about God? Are there springs in the ocean? YES 63 BC – 21 AD Roman geographer found off the coast of Greece, Italy, Israel and Syria, Springs in the ocean beds. From the coast of Australia, fresh water can be dipped in abundance from the sea. In 1976 a U.S. Geological survey discovered fresh water in the Atlantic seacoast from New England to Georgia. How many years ago did the book of Job say that? 4000 Years Remember the Flood:

33 Gods Questions to Job Genesis 7:11 (ASV) 11 In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened. Genesis 7:11 (ASV) 11 In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened. 33 Water came from the ground as well as from the sky How about this question about the sea

34 Gods Questions to Job Job 38:16 Or hast thou walked in the recesses of the deep? Job 38:16 Or hast thou walked in the recesses of the deep? 34 In 1873 the Challenger Expedition discovered a canyon 5 ½ miles deep in the Pacific Ocean. Since then numerous canyons have been found. Near the Philippines a canyon over 7 miles deep was found.

35 Gods Questions to Job 2 Samuel 22:16 Then the channels of the sea appeared, the foundations of the world were laid bare, by the rebuke of Jehovah, at the blast of the breath of his nostrils. 2 Samuel 22:16 Then the channels of the sea appeared, the foundations of the world were laid bare, by the rebuke of Jehovah, at the blast of the breath of his nostrils. 35 Biblical authorities believe these canyons were formed by the great biblical flood. I know, you knew that already, right Job. How about this neat little question Job.

36 Gods Questions to Job Job 38:17-18 Have the gates of death been revealed unto you? Or have you seen the gates of the shadow of death? Have you comprehended the earth in its breadth? Declare, if thou knowest it all. Job 38:17-18 Have the gates of death been revealed unto you? Or have you seen the gates of the shadow of death? Have you comprehended the earth in its breadth? Declare, if thou knowest it all. 36 NOTES

37 37 The Hebrew words suggest that this verse is talking about the deep parts of the earth. Gates of death where man is placed when he dies and is buried. Job, have you been to the depths of these canyons? Job, can you determine the dimensions of the earth? Job, how are you qualified to judge him who created the earth. Job - How about a question about light?

38 Gods Questions to Job Job 38:19 Where is the way where light dwells? And as for darkness, where is the place thereof, Job 38:19 Where is the way where light dwells? And as for darkness, where is the place thereof, 38 The Hebrew word is Derek – which literally means A traveled path or road.

39 Gods Questions to Job Genesis 16:7 And the angel of the Lord found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur. Genesis 16:7 And the angel of the Lord found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur. 39

40 Gods Questions to Job Job 38:19 Where is the way where light dwells? And as for darkness, where is the place thereof, Job 38:19 Where is the way where light dwells? And as for darkness, where is the place thereof, 40 NOTES

41 41 Until the 17 th century light was believed to be transmitted instantaneously. Sir Isaac Newton suggested light traveled in a straight line. Today we know light travels 186,000 miles per second, 600 million miles an hour: In a straight line. We are 93 million miles from the Sun, thus light from the Sun will take 8 minutes. The latest suggestion that our Solar system is 26,000 light years across. How did the author of Job know that? Well, the author was the designer. God

42 Gods Questions to Job Job 38:20 That you should take it (light) to the bound thereof, Job 38:20 That you should take it (light) to the bound thereof, 42 Job, of course you know all this, you were around when I made it, right! Here is a question to you Job about the weather

43 Gods Questions to Job Job 38:22-23 Have you entered into the treasures of the snow? Or have you seen the treasures of the hail, Which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war? Job 38:22-23 Have you entered into the treasures of the snow? Or have you seen the treasures of the hail, Which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war? 43

44 Treasures of Snow 44 Joshua 10:11 And it came to pass, as they fled from before Israel, and were in the going down to Bethhoron, that the Lord cast down great stones from heaven upon them unto Azekah, and they died: they were more which died with hailstones than they whom the children of Israel slew with the sword. NOTES

45 45 We in California know for sure the treasures of the snow. But what about the treasures of hail that God stored up for battle? Gods wrath in the destruction of Assyria How would the writer of this book know this in advance?

46 Treasures of Snow 46 Isaiah 30:30 And the Lord shall cause his glorious voice to be heard, and shall show the lighting down of his arm, with the indignation of his anger, and with the flame of a devouring fire, with scattering, and tempest, and hailstones. How would Job know this would happen thousands of years later? Job I got a question about light

47 Gods Questions to Job Job 38:24 By what way is the light parted, which scatters the east wind upon the earth? Job 38:24 By what way is the light parted, which scatters the east wind upon the earth? 47 Parted – Hebrew word means to divide

48 Gods Questions to Job Numbers 26:53 Unto these the land shall be divided for an inheritance according to the number of names. Numbers 26:53 Unto these the land shall be divided for an inheritance according to the number of names. 48 NOTES

49 49 Divided is the same Hebrew word parted Light can literally be parted. How can we demonstrate this? When light passed through a Prism – it is literally divided into 7 colors. Job, did you know that? It was Sir Isaac Newton who discovered this. Where in the Bible do we have a demonstration of this?

50 Gods Questions to Job Genesis 9:12-13 And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations: I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth. Genesis 9:12-13 And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations: I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth. 50

51 Job here is a question about thunder and lightning 51 lightning of thunder To cause it to rain on the earth Job 38: Who has divided a watercourse for the overflowing of waters, or a way for the lightning of thunder; 26 To cause it to rain on the earth, where no man is; on the wilderness, wherein there is no man; Not until the 19 th century did man find out that lightning causes rain.

52 Who caused Lightning and Thunder 52 Doug Collins meteorologist on TV 47 Fast rising air rubs water in the clouds. Top of cloud is a negative charge. Fast rising air splits the cloud into two different electrical charges and creates electrical lightening. This then combined with water vapor produces rain. All of you know that – right?

53 Gods Questions to Job Job 38:31 31 Can you bind the sweet influences of Pleiades Job 38:31 31 Can you bind the sweet influences of Pleiades 53 Now here is a good one: Obviously, God is questioning Job, that he does not have the power over seasons. But a closer study will unveil a real gem in this passage.

54 The Pleiades Star Cluster 54 NOTES

55 55 Pleiades appears in the spring. Orion appears late October to announce winter. Pleiades has from the naked eye 7 stars clustered together. Now we know there are over 200 stars that are clustered together. These 200 stars are bound together and move through the sky. Now who did the binding Job? We only recently found that the stars go through the sky bound together.

56 Gods Questions to Job Job 38:31 31 or loose the bands of Orion? Job 38:31 31 or loose the bands of Orion? 56

57 Pleiades and Orion 57 NOTES

58 58 Orion also has a cluster of stars that go through the sky using the naked eye. But actually there are vast distances between these stars. Yet they appear to be clustered together. Remember this was written long before modern knowledge of the heavens

59 Gods Questions to Job Job 38:32 32 Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? Or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons? Job 38:32 32 Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? Or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons? 59 NOTES

60 60 Mazzaroth is a cluster of stars also that appear in the South. Job, can you make them appear in their proper season? Arcturus is the keeper of the Bear. Followed by a trail of stars known as the sons of the Bear. I know Job, you knew that, right Job how about some questions about the good old earth

61 Gods Questions to Job Job 38:33 Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven? Can you set the dominion thereof in the earth? Job 38:33 Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven? Can you set the dominion thereof in the earth? 61 NOTES

62 62 In what sense do the laws regulate the heavenly bodies or have dominion in the earth? We know the dominion of our nearest star – the Sun Sunspots from 500 to 50,000 miles leap from the sun. They affect the conditions on earth. I did a research at Fresno State some 25 years ago on sunspots. I found that sunspots bring about draughts and bad economies. Usually every 11 years and 22 years. And every hundred years these sunspots are really bad. Now Im not here to make any political statement But from my research in the past, we are in a 100 year bad sunspot period Thats why we have global warming. (NEXT PAGE)

63 63 Yes, we all need to be concerned about our environment. But I honestly believe it is the sunspots that are causing our real problem. Now about the MOON: We all know what effect or dominion the Moon has on our earth. Tides twice a day that keeps our ocean clean. If the moon were just a few miles farther or closer our ocean would become stagnate. This would affect all the animals in the sea. This would affect the rain cycle. In a short period of time we would not exist. Job, did you know all that? More about our earth in a later lesson.

64 The Big Bang 64 Evolutionist say it started with a big Bang. Lets be serious

65 Who knew to ask these question? 65 These are just a small sampling of the question God asked Job. Today in the 21 Century, we cannot answer many of theses questions.

66 Without the Bible 66 You can believe in a Creator

67 ROMANS 1:20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: 67


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