Job 5: Christians: Blind or just lying to themselves? Both maybe.
Job Part 5 of 42
1 “Call now; is there any who will answer you?
To which of the holy ones will you turn?
2 For resentment kills the foolish man,
and jealousy kills the simple.
3 I have seen the foolish taking root,
but suddenly I cursed his habitation.
Cursing people is not a moral action.
4 His children are far from safety.
They are crushed in the gate.
Neither is there any to deliver them,
In your world maybe. In ours we take care of the children when the parents can’t.
5 whose harvest the hungry eats up,
and take it even out of the thorns.
The snare gapes for their substance.
6 For affliction doesn’t come forth from the dust,
neither does trouble spring out of the ground;
7 but man is born to trouble,
as the sparks fly upward.
8 “But as for me, I would seek God.
I would commit my cause to God,
9 who does great things that can’t be fathomed,
marvelous things without number;
Who wants children mutilated…
10 who gives rain on the earth,
and sends waters on the fields;
Who sends plagues to afflict whole populations…
11 so that he sets up on high those who are low,
those who mourn are exalted to safety.
I see plenty of good christian people who are low and left there to rot by their religion. If you can’t put money on the plate, you are much use to them.
12 He frustrates the devices of the crafty,
So that their hands can’t perform their enterprise.
Then why are their so many christians in jail?
13 He takes the wise in their own craftiness;
the counsel of the cunning is carried headlong.
14 They meet with darkness in the day time,
and grope at noonday as in the night.
15 But he saves from the sword of their mouth,
even the needy from the hand of the mighty.
Why are many good people killed then? Why isn’t he saving them?
16 So the poor has hope,
and injustice shuts her mouth.
No, not even amongst the faithful can that be said to be true.
17 “Behold, happy is the man whom God corrects.
One of your filthy faithful tried to correct me recently, in a church, at a funeral service. I WAS NOT HAPPY!
Therefore do not despise the chastening of the Almighty.
18 For he wounds, and binds up.
He injures, and his hands make whole.
Never yet have I seen a christian leading a better life because they were christians. If that were possible, then all christians would lead better lives than non believers. They don’t. Most atheists I know are much happier and well adjusted people.
19 He will deliver you in six troubles;
yes, in seven no evil shall touch you.
Six or seven? Make up your mind.
20 In famine he will redeem you from death;
in war, from the power of the sword.
Christians are dying every day in wars as are Jews, Muslims and Hindus. None have the advantage because of their beliefs.
21 You shall be hidden from the scourge of the tongue,
neither shall you be afraid of destruction when it comes.
It’s only the faithful that scream for deliverance from death. Atheists have accepted it and allow it to be what it is.
22 At destruction and famine you shall laugh,
neither shall you be afraid of the animals of the earth.
23 For you shall be allied with the stones of the field.
The animals of the field shall be at peace with you.
24 You shall know that your tent is in peace.
You shall visit your fold, and shall miss nothing.
25 You shall know also that your seed shall be great,
Your offspring as the grass of the earth.
26 You shall come to your grave in a full age,
like a shock of grain comes in its season.
Then why are so many believers dying at a young age?
27 Look this, we have searched it, so it is.
Hear it, and know it for your good.”
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