The experts?

Job 38:2-39:25 “Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge? Dress for action like a man; I will question you, and you make it known to me. Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding. Who determined its measurements—surely you know! Or who stretched the line upon it? On what were its bases sunk, or who laid its cornerstone, when the morning stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy? Or who shut in the sea with doors when it burst out from the womb, when I made clouds its garment and thick darkness its swaddling band, and prescribed limits for it and set bars and doors, and said, ‘Thus far shall you come, and no farther, and here shall your proud waves be stayed’? . . . Do you give the horse his might? Do you clothe his neck with a mane? Do you make him leap like the locust? His majestic snorting is terrifying. He paws in the valley and exults in his strength; he goes out to meet the weapons. He laughs at fear and is not dismayed; he does not turn back from the sword. Upon him rattle the quiver, the flashing spear, and the javelin. With fierceness and rage he swallows the ground; he cannot stand still at the sound of the trumpet. When the trumpet sounds, he says ‘Aha!’ He smells the battle from afar, the thunder of the captains, and the shouting.”

Some time ago I read the following quote in an article in our local newspaper: “The oldest human ancestor is a 500 million-year-old worm-like creature no longer than a thumb. Pikaia gracilens is the most primitive known vertebrate and therefore the ancestor of all descendant vertebrates, including humans.”  In contrast, have you read the words above from the book of Job, which many theologians believe is the oldest book of the Bible?  So, we have the word of the “experts” and the Word of the Lord.  Which do you believe?  Who is it that is giving us “words without knowledge?” – the Bible or those who would tell us that all vertebrates came from a two-inch worm?  Which of these accounts is the truth?  

Have you read the Word of the Lord given to us by the prophet Isaiah in Isaiah 40:26? There the Lord said this: “Lift up your eyes on high and see: who created these? He who brings out their host by number, calling them all by name; by the greatness of His might and because He is strong in power, not one is missing.”  He is talking about the stars, which no man can number.  So, is that the truth, or did the stars just “happen” all by themselves, the result of a “big bang” with absolutely no underlying cause? That’s what today’s “experts” would tell us. 

The Scriptures tell us this about Jesus: “For by Him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through Him and for Him” (Colossians 1:16).  Is this really true, or did Jesus have absolutely nothing to do with the universe in which we live, move, and have our being?  The Bible is the truth or it is not.  It’s either filled with errors or it is not.  It was either sovereignly and perfectly given to us by the God Who has all knowledge and all power, or it was not.  

So, who and what will you believe?   Will you believe men, who are just like you and me, who are prone to errors, mistakes, and sin, or will you believe the One who walked on water and raised the dead?  Each of us must choose, but know that as for me and my house, we will believe the Lord.  And we will believe and stake our eternity on everything else He has told us about heaven, hell, life, death, the cross, the resurrection, eternal life, and everything else He has told us, for He is either the Way, the Truth, and the Life, as He said He was, or He is anything but.  What will you believe?

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