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In defence of the sidelined God Jehovah, Creator of the Universe and Father of Humanity

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About producing someone Clean out of someone Unclean

as commandeered by Christians from Job 14:4 in support of

inherited sin and depravity as a legacy from Adam.

On Sunday the 13th of March 2005 a fine public discourse was given at a JW Kingdom Hall in Melbourne, Australia with the general theme of violence – how Jehovah and His people should view it and its future.

During this discourse Job 19:7 was quoted to supposedly show how upset Job was about violence even in his day:  7 Look! I keep crying out, ‘Violence!’ but I get no answer; I keep crying for help, but there is no justice.  Alas, Job was here accusing God of using violence against him and not listening to his pleas, as the context depicted below clearly testifies.

Job even accused Jehovah of being unclean, since He, Job, is thought to be unclean ‑Father like Son.

Job's tirade against Jehovah

(Job 1:21) . . .“Naked I came out of my mother’s belly, And naked shall I return there. Jehovah himself has given, and Jehovah himself has taken away. Let the name of Jehovah continue to be blessed.”

(Job 3:23) 23 [Why does he give light] to able-bodied man, whose way has been concealed, And whom God hedges in?

(Job 6:4) 4 For the arrows of the Almighty are with me, The venom of which my spirit is drinking; The terrors from God range themselves up against me.

(Job 7:14) 14 you even have terrified me with dreams, And by visions you make me start up in fright,

(Job 7:20) 20 If I have sinned, what can I accomplish against you, the Observer of mankind? Why is it that you have set me as your target, so that I should become a burden to you?

(Job 9:16-18) 16 If I called him, would he answer me? I do not believe that he would give ear to my voice; 17 Who with a storm bruises me And certainly makes my wounds many for no reason. 18 He will not grant me my taking of a fresh breath, For he keeps glutting me with bitter things.

(Job 9:20) 20 If I were in the right, my own mouth would pronounce me wicked; Were I blameless, then he would declare me crooked.

(Job 9:34) 34 Let him remove his rod from upon me, And his frightfulness, let it not terrify me.

(Job 10:3-6) 3 Is it good for you that you should do wrong, That you should reject [the product of] the hard work of your hands, And that upon the counsel of wicked ones you should actually beam?  4 Do you have eyes of flesh, Or is it as a mortal man sees that you see?  5 Are your days like the days of mortal man, Or your years just like the days of an able-bodied man,  6 That you should try to find my error And for my sin you should keep looking?

(Job 19:6-12)  6 KNOW, then, that God himself has misled me, And his hunting net he has closed in upon me.  7 Look! I keep crying out, ‘Violence!’ but I get no answer; I keep crying for help, but there is no justice.  8 My very path he has blocked with a stone wall, and I cannot pass over; And upon my roadways he puts darkness itself.  9 My own glory he has stripped from me, And he takes away the crown of my head. 10 He pulls me down on all sides, and I go away; And he pulls my hope out just like a tree. 11 His anger also grows hot against me, And he keeps reckoning me as an adversary of his. 12 Unitedly his troops come and cast up their way against me, And they camp round about my tent.

(Job 19:20-21) 20 To my skin and to my flesh my bones actually cleave, And I escape with the skin of my teeth. 21 Show me some favor, show me some favor, O you my companions, For God’s own hand has touched me.

(Job 27:2) 2 “As God lives, who has taken away my judgment, And as the Almighty [lives], who has made my soul bitter,

(Job 30:19-22) 19 He has brought me down to the clay, So that I show myself like dust and ashes. 20 I cry to you for help, but you do not answer me; I have stood, that you might show yourself attentive to me. 21 you change yourself to become cruel to me; With the full might of your hand you harbor animosity toward me. 22 you lift me to the wind, you cause me to ride [it]; Then you dissolve me with a crash.

(Job 14:1-4) 14 “Man, born of woman, Is short-lived and glutted with agitation.  2 Like a blossom he has come forth and is cut off, And he runs away like the shadow and does not keep existing.  3 Yes, upon this one you have opened your eye, And me you bring into judgment with you.  4 Who can produce someone clean out of someone unclean? There is not one.

In Jehovah's words to Job in Job 40:1,2, 6-8, quoted below, Jehovah acknowledges Job's accusing Him of this wickedness.

This helps us to understand that Jehovah knew that these expressions were aimed directly at Him and do not constitute some out-of-context expression about Adam passing uncleanness on to mankind.

My Comments

Right from the beginning Job felt that Jehovah was the cause of all his troubles and afflictions.

A similar accusation that God restricts man and deprives him of what is good was originally levelled by Satan.

Just listen to the terrible accusations here, no doubt borne from a deep hurt.

Day and night it seems to Job that Jehovah is causing him great agonies.

Job feels unjustly targeted by Jehovah.

In Job's mind God does not care about him at all.

Injustice is what God practices

for Job constantly feels smitten by God without just cause.

He therefore accuses God of actually doing wrong and behaving and viewing matters like a mere human would.

Job  here despairingly accuses God of not only misleading him, but also of violence and injustice against him.

God is not only not answering but is not even listening to him.

Here the overriding theme of accusing Jehovah of all manner of terrible injustices and violence against him, continues as it echoes verse twenty-one of the first chapter:  God's own hand is behind it all.

And still more of the same

Accused is God here of unjustified cruelty and animosity and being totally immune to Job's plight and pleading.

First God made Job all but fly, as he formerly basked in God's favour and then He just drops him as of no account.

This would have to be the worst possible and almost blasphemous accusation Job could ever have leveled against Jehovah: that of being unclean, not holy.

Since Job appears to be considered unclean by Jehovah –why else would all these terrible things be happening to him–

the one who produced him, the Creator, must likewise be unclean.

Job virtually said:

No wonder I am unclean.  Look who produced me.  Logically, if I am not clean neither can you (God) be.

It is quite interesting to discover how self-righteous Job actually was.  A fair amount of what Job said consisted of a long tirade of complaints against Jehovah.  Chapters 29-31 are particularly indicative of this.

With righteousness I clothed myself  29:14; and My noble bearing 30:15b; are just a couple of snippets of the tone of Job's distorted view of himself.

Still, Jehovah kindly acknowledged the despair that gave rise to these false accusations and assured Job that he had not sinned.  Since there was no law covering these matters, neither was there any transgression, if indeed they could be viewed as such.

(Romans 4:15) In reality the Law produces wrath, but where there is no law,
                        neither is there any transgression

So Job in his haste to justify himself and not knowing what lay behind all these terrible things that were happening to him, blamed Jehovah for all the heavy blows he was experiencing.  Early in the drama the inspired word says:

(Job 1:22)   In all this Job did not sin or ascribe anything improper to God.

(Job 2:10) . In all this Job did not sin with his lips. . . .

But then came the accusations.

Since all this occurred while the tribe of Jacob Israel were still in Egypt, there was yet no law.

This law later acquainted the people Israel with the beautiful principle that someone could sin by mistake, as part of Jehovah's exquisite standards of Justice:

(Numbers 15:27) 27 “‘And if any soul should sin by mistake, then he must present a female goat in its first year for a sin offering. . .

In Job's case however the sin was not under law.  Nonetheless Job did sin by mistake and out of ignorance, which required acknowledgment and a repentant heart.  Nothing sacrificially however was required of him.  Still, Job had to be reproved, because Jehovah was keenly aware of the terrible accusations Job made against Him:

(Job 40:1-2)   1  And Jehovah proceeded to answer Job and say:  2 “Should there be any contending of a faultfinder with the Almighty? Let the reprover of God himself answer it.”

(Job 40:6-8) 6 And Jehovah went on to answer Job out of the windstorm and say:  7 “Gird up your loins, please, like an able-bodied man; I shall question you, and you inform me.
8 Really, will you invalidate my justice? Will you pronounce me wicked in order that you may be in the right?

Jehovah humbled Job in no uncertain manner, so that Job sincerely repented for what he self-justifyingly accused Jehovah of:

(Job 40:3-5) 3 And Job went on to answer Jehovah and say:   4 “Look! I have become of little account. What shall I reply to you? My hand I have put over my mouth.  5 Once have I spoken, and I will not answer; And twice, and I will add nothing.”

(Job 42:1-6)  1  And Job proceeded to answer Jehovah and say:  2 “I have come to know that you are able to do all things, And there is no idea that is unattainable for you.  3 ‘Who is this that is obscuring counsel without knowledge?’ Therefore I talked, but I was not understanding Things too wonderful for me, which I do not know.  4 ‘Hear, please, and I myself shall speak. I shall question you, and you inform me.’  5 In hearsay I have heard about you, But now my own eye does see you.  6 That is why I make a retraction, And I do repent in dust and ashes.”

No need for law here.  As the psalmist says, a repentant attitude, a humble spirit and a willingness to make amends are already considered a sacrifice by Jehovah:

The sacrifices to God are a broken spirit; A heart broken and crushed, O God, you will not despise.  (Psalm 51:17)

Job certainly suffered as probably only a few people ever do.  He had no idea why and since he was a good God-fearing person, it not only puzzled him greatly, but he made the mistake to blame the one he loved –his heavenly father Jehovah.

Alas, the end of it was better than the beginning.

All was restored to Job and he has the assurance of seeing his first set of ten children again after their resurrection.