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17 Shall mortal man ['enowsh] be more just [tsadaq] than
God ['elowahh]? shall a man [geber] be more pure [taher] than
his maker [`asah]?
18 Behold, he put no trust ['aman] in his servants [`ebed];
and his angels [mal'ak] he charged [suwm] with folly [toholah]: KJV-Interlinear
17 'Can mankind be just before God? Can a man be pure before
his Maker? 18 'He puts no trust even in His servants; And against His angels He
charges error. NASB
are two categories of intelligent beings, man and angels. Not all other
categories of creation, have the life characteristics that these two have.
with man, the life is in the soul and with animals, the life is in the blood. We presume that angels follow something of a
similar pattern as man, since they are presently superior to man.
'For the life of the flesh is in the blood
body is formed out of the dust of the earth.
'Adam,' means common red dust.
And from Adam, or dust, we all sprang.
does not have the ability to make itself better than its components. Certainly, dust does not have the wherewithal
to invent, design, or do better than its Maker.
man is trapped by his living environment of gravity, air, food and water, among
other things. Without these, none of us
on the other hand, can exist without gravity, air, food and water. They are not trapped by the environment of
planet earth. They have bodies of
superior components, the nature of which we have no clue.
can travel between heaven and earth, at speeds, which we cannot even begin to
imagine. They can be seen or made invisible, yet they can see our every move.
is trapped by the four dimensions of width, depth, height, and time, while the
angels seem to operate within an entirely different dimension unknown to us. Angels have never experienced death, nor even
birth. They were all created
simultaneously a very long time ago. By
our standards and calendar, they are extremely old, and yet they never age. They are just as fit today as they were when
that, they are far superior to man, one would think that God would have some
level of trust in them. Likewise, their
abilities to manage a planet should far exceed ours. However, that is not the case. Not even one angel, carries the trust of God,
for they all failed to some degree when Satan rebelled.
servants,' means those who serve God in heaven.
That is, the angels.
will not even place angels in charge of planet earth, despite their superior
form, intellect, and abilities. If the
earth were placed in the care of the angels, they would fail in its management.
by implication, this says that the angels did in fact fail. The details of
their failure are not given, so we have to read between the lines and fill in
the empty space.
know that Lucifer was the highest of the angels and he failed. We know through extra-biblical evidence that
there was life on planet earth prior to humanity. That life being the dinosaurs and such. They all became extinct.
manages the planet today, and man will not be allowed to become extinct,
however man will come very close at the end of the Tribulation. The rule of planet earth, during the
Tribulation, will be under Satan.
the dinosaur age, which did fail, must have been under the management of the
angels, who failed in their effort. And
they had far less, and far fewer issues to manage during that time of animal
life, than the planet has now, with humanity on it.
what of Cro-Magnon and Neanderthal, who lived during the dinosaur age? Well, genetic evidence has already determined
that neither of these have the same genetic markers as present day man. Thus, we have the 'missing link' theories in
evolution. Where is that link and how
did present day man come about?
course, these theories reject the creation of Adam and Eve as totally
independent acts of God. No one even
considers the possibility that both Cro-Magnon and Neanderthal were nothing
more than animal forms. Animals die out
and become extinct, humans do not. They
became extinct and therefore they are not human.
this a reasonable assumption and is it consistent with the Adam and Eve
creation, which occurred after the extinction of all life on planet earth in
the Ice Age? Yes.
Bible teaches us the order of all creations.
First came the angels, then the universe, then life on planet earth,
then earth 'became' null and void, then the earth was restored in six days with
the creation of Adam and Eve. How do we
know that the earth was not created void?
18 For thus says the LORD,
who created the heavens (He is the God who formed the earth and made it, He
established it and did not create it a waste place, But formed it to be
inhabited), 'I am the LORD, and there is none else. NASB
created the heavens perfect. Satan
destroyed them as a part of his fall and judgment. Then God restored the earth in six days.
the angels, as Eliphaz states here, could not be entrusted with the
administration of one little planet earth, let alone the universe. They failed in their first and only attempt,
when they had only animals to rule, and man though we are but dust, are still a
much more valuable entity. How much
more so? Christ Himself will humiliate
and humble Himself and become a man, and then one day, will elevate us all to
positions far superior to even the angels.
For the eyes of the LORD move to and fro throughout the earth that He may
strongly support those whose heart is completely His. NASB
'But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the
Son, but the Father alone. NASB
Christ controls history. God himself
takes no counsel in any created being, but operates by means of His own perfect
our thoughts are not precisely the same as Gods, then ours are in error.
is nothing more than dust, and infinitely inferior to the essence of
angels. Angels are superior to man, but
angels are infinitely inferior to God. Angels
being superior to man, failed in their rule over dumb animals. Where does that leave humanity, in the big
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