As long as the motives are pure, hard questions are good. When a child asks ‘why’ mama robin feeds her little one worms, this is a legitimate query. When the same child asks ‘why’ the sun and moon move overhead and appear identical in size, these are most certainly excellent questions, (which answers by the way embarrass false science and godlessness)
So the adult infidel ‘asks’ questions of the Creator, NOT out of pure motives to truly understand, but to reveal the innate disdain for the Creator, period. IF God created man and woman for instance, WHY did God allow Cain to kill his brother, or WHY did God create at all, if He knew the family tree would grow some bad apples?
Of course the narrative is designed to allow self-made-smart people and all fools to be king of the playground, and to ASK questions which supposedly display their superior position of artificial intelligence, that is, a world without a Creator. Yes, artificial is the correct word for all things atheistic when dealing with God.
I stand by this with all the proof of heaven and earth.
Artificial pretends to be something it is not. A gold painted gutter is hardly the real McCoy. A man would starve to death if he tried to survive eating apples from a Monet painting. Godlessness is 100% artificial intelligence which offers zero calories. It is the great pretender. It operates on fumes and borrowed power. Godlessness asks a million poisoned questions, and ignores rock solid answers already given. Have any examples? Sure, tkx for asking.
But do allow me to say right out of the gate: God’s questions are the finest, so I shall simply borrow from He who holds the keys to every letter, number, design, trademark, and copyrights. God owns all Intelligence, so it would make sense if His questions put us in our rightful place.
Aside from God’s first recorded question to man: ‘Adam, where are you?’ God’s power and wisdom is on display for the sole purpose of Him allowing us to remember who He is, and who we are. The Creator, and the created. His questions, and our answers, are age old, and reveal the identical concerns that all humans have, including doubts, fear, wonder, wander, life, death, nature, astronomy, all science, true religion, false religion, and everything under the sun.
But first I suggest you immediately read Job 38 from the excellent language of the KJV for the most powerful effect. So God asks:
‘Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?’ He then adds: ‘Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me.’
Uh oh. Can you see the proverbial shaking in the boots? Men do not have this posture regarding God today. We think our questions to God trap Him, but we miss the DEMANDING by God which instantly shuts our mouths. But no, we do not pay attention, neither do we care. God then thunders this:
‘Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.
Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it?
Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof;
When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it brake forth, as if it had issued out of the womb?’
Forget your ungodly and borrowed science guesswork, and DECLARE, IF thou hast understanding…… Stop right there buster, and consider the ramifications of this statement by the Creator. You DO NOT have understanding. You are clueless as to how the Creator made the measurements down to the inch, and made the foundations on which the earth is hung.
All quality buildings have foundations, and oh, that corner stone thing. Where were you, you whippersnapper when creation took its orders? Where were you and your science friends when these jeweled stars took their place in the setting of God’s creation?
Where were you when the Seas were issued their stopping places at the shores, when they did not overflow their banks? Hmmmm? Answer if you can? The fact is, you can’t.
But if you continue through Job, you will see each question by the Creator adds a death-blow to man’s pride. There is no literature on earth, and never will be which presents God’s overall majesty and power as we find here in Job. ‘Have you entered into the treasures of the snow?’ I DEMAND OF YOU, ANSWER IF YOU CAN. And this:
Hast thou perceived the breadth of the earth? declare if thou knowest it all.
Where is the way where light dwelleth? and as for darkness, where is the place thereof, That thou shouldest take it to the bound thereof, and that thou shouldest know the paths to the house thereof?
Knowest thou it, because thou wast then born? or because the number of thy days is great?
Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail,
Which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war?
God anticipates the complete arrogance of man, and asks questions to all for all times, and if man would only be humbled at His glory. Do you think you have answers because you have experience as a human? Do you think your old age and your reading of the dry works of infidels help you ‘understand?’
Have you perceived the breadth of the earth? No, you have not. You do not know. Your imagination stops at the ice walls. Do you know the treasure houses of snow and hail? Of course you don’t, as you think this is fictional poetry.
Are you beginning to see the pattern of these questions, asked to the heart and conscience of men? It’s no wonder God’s word says men are without excuse, and that nature has revealed His handiwork. It’s no wonder that men are proven liars.
God asks further and men should faint in such goodness:
‘Canst thou set the dominion thereof in the earth?
Canst thou lift up thy voice to the clouds, that abundance of waters may cover thee?
Canst thou send lightnings, that they may go and say unto thee, Here we are?’
Oh boy, the waters above all ordered aright, as well as the directives followed by the lightning. This portion of Job alone demolishes godlessness, infidelity, and atheism of course quicker than lightning, and resounded by its thunder in agreement. Job was a good man, his friends, eh, debatable, but these are questions for you and I, young and old.
And of course, more of God’s intrinsic glory revealed in 39. The ostrich. He deprived her of wisdom, yet gave her great wings, yet so unable to match this:
Doth the hawk fly by thy wisdom, and stretch her wings toward the south?
Doth the eagle mount up at thy command, and make her nest on high?
She dwelleth and abideth on the rock, upon the crag of the rock, and the strong place.
From thence she seeketh the prey, and her eyes behold afar off.
There is no knowledge greater than God’s, there is no power greater than His, and there is no glory outside of Him. Truly the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and to depart from evil is understanding. And His questions are heavier than sand.
Apart from the twin towers of wisdom and understanding, all else is but artificial. (I really hope the eyes that have taken the time to read this, have considered how small man is, and how great God is.)
To the believer, this clear and certain peal is for thee. To the unbeliever, you hear the same thing. What will you now do? To ignore the clear sound, is to act like an unreasoning animal. We are better than that. To hear God’s questions and not be arrested and humbled, we just may have become immune to life, and just may have considered all things miraculous as only ordinary. Tis a shame.