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24 Teach [yarah] me, and I will hold
my tongue [charash]: and cause me to understand
[biyn] wherein I have erred [shagah].
25 How forcible [marats] are right [yosher] words ['emer]! but what
doth your arguing [yakach] reprove [yakach]? KJV-Interlinear
24 'Teach me, and I will be silent; And show me how I have
erred. 25 'How painful are honest words!
But what does your argument prove? NASB
of truth are powerful. They are powerful enough to make anyone silent when they
finally and correctly identify them.
However fancy rhetoric, which is laced with truth, is evil. Though good intentions are always behind
them, once truth is distorted, it becomes evil and its evil heads down a path
of even more evil.
asks for their arguments to be backed up with facts. List the facts and he will listen, but simply
throw out innuendo and the arguments are worthless. What good is it, when reasonable arguments
are laced with distortions?
the hypothesis is false, then the reasoning is false. If the reasoning is false, then the conclusion
is false. If the conclusion is false,
then the premise is false.
does this apply to Job? His friends
theorized that since he was suffering, then he was under judgment. If under
judgment, then he needed to recognize it, repent it, and then God would perhaps
turn His heavy hand away from him.
entire reasoning process is laced with truth, but its application was in error.
it is true that if you are a bad person, then suffering may very well fall into
your life, but not necessarily always during this life. Some bad people can be allowed to live their
life of evil, but will not see their suffering until they leave this world in
death. In the next life they will get their
due. Saddam, Hitler and others may be extreme examples of this.
it is true that if one repents, then God will forgive, but the suffering may
very well continue for a time if not indefinitely. Suppose you fooled around socially a little
too much and came down with an incurable disease. You will suffer in this life for sure, and if
you repent, the disease will not miraculously go away. You may have to live with it for the rest of
your life, however long or short that might be.
repenting in this case, will not solve your earthly problems, but it will open
up the door for your spiritual life.
And growth in your spiritual life will open up the door for phenomenal
blessings in the next life. As for this
life, your physical pain may remain, but your mental anguish will eventually
dissipate due to the increased capacity you will develop in your spiritual
growth. So your life will be better even
though you have an ongoing affliction.
especially liberal ones, use this type of argument to bolster their impact and
win votes. They have good intentions,
therefore their facts are not necessary in order to make their point. This approach works only on the na ve. Anyone who pays attention, or anyone who
tests their theories, will not be fooled by political rhetoric.
see, what would be a good example?
Global warming? The world has
been around for a very long time. There
is ample proof that the Middle East was a forested region thousands of years
ago. Today it is a wasteland. Did that wasteland occur recently? No.
The Middle East has been a wasteland for thousands of years. Did man cause the warming or is there something
else to blame? Sunspots perhaps, or
weather trends, or some natural world climate phenomena even something else,
like a combination of all of these things.
do we know from the Bible? The
Tribulation is future. When it will
occur, we do not know, but it is a future time, and during that seven-year
period, the weather will go berserk. There will be basketball hailstones,
famines, flooding and super high heat, storms like never before and so
forth. Are these caused by man, or
again, are they caused by something else.
weather is allowed to warm in order to provide a longer growing season so that
more food can be grown in order to feed the growing world population?
we are getting off the subject a little bit.
The whole point of this is that weather and its causes cannot be
determined. We can only observe and
record the patterns. Weather may very
well be a natural phenomenon but controlled by Christ. Hummm.
Can't really leave out the divine aspect in any discussion. Even though we cannot measure or verify it.
there is a correlation between the world climate and the spiritual lives of the
general population? Hummm! World sin and Noah flood. World sin and forests turned to deserts. World sin and the Rapture. World sin and the Tribulation. World sin and the judgment of the Second
Advent. Sin in your life and cursing
surrounds you. Faith in your life and
blessing surrounds you. World faith and
the perfect environment of the Millennium.
is where faith comes into play. We study
our Bibles, and we begin to see truth, courtesy of the Holy Spirit. Maybe there is more to life than
temperatures and trends.
can man really do to stop global warming?
Nothing really. Can you imagine
everyone suddenly parking their cars and buying horses for transportation? Can you imagine everyone riding bicycles in
rainstorms, snowstorms, in ice storms and such, forty miles each way to work
and back home? Uphill? Carrying kids and
groceries? Do we really want to live our
lives like those folks in Afghanistan, or Somalia? Really?
we stop the wind from blowing around the globe?
Can we control the sunspot activity?
such arguments, influence only the na ve.
No solutions will be offered and those solutions that are offered will
be absurd to the point of ludicrous. In
thirty years, our world population will double to twelve billion. In another thirty or forty years, that
population will double again to twenty-four billion. Then it will go to fifty and then to a
hundred billion people in the next century.
What rules will control those
along the line, perhaps when humanity is so overwhelmed with problems, Christ
will pull the plug and the Rapture will occur, and then the Tribulation will
reveal mans real incompetence, and inability to understand, let alone control
his environment, and life.
the mean time, we will have to live with the Eliphaz's of the world. They will
gain headlines and talk show time, and they will offer their conclusions. And all of it will be of no practical use.
life does not depend on whether or not your car gets ten miles to the gallon,
or a hundred. Your pocket book might be
affected, but not your life. Your
spiritual life is the real you, not your worldly life.
spiritual life is formed and sculpted by Bible doctrine, not world opinion. And certainly not by those who offer truth-laced
opinions, ignoring 'all' of the facts of life, and drawing conclusions, which
only serve to advance them in their profession, and nothing more.
Jobs problems, Job was the center of attention.
Remember chapter one? Now Eliphaz
is having an opportunity to some fame. And even though he does know a great
deal of doctrine or truth, his arguments are flawed because he is drawing
conclusions based on presumptions, not facts.
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