tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9193910827847323491.post5216391878469461621..comments2019-11-28T22:39:39.825-05:00Comments on RE: Think: The book of Job: Suffering and God's SovereigntyUnknownnoreply@blogger.comBlogger2125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9193910827847323491.post-53306539280559575832008-11-03T12:06:00.000-05:002008-11-03T12:06:00.000-05:00Robert,Thanks for your comment. I will look into ...Robert,<BR/><BR/>Thanks for your comment. I will look into your book. One quick reply, though... <BR/><BR/>1) Questioning God in the sense of "who are you..." is natural for unbelievers, but for His children to constantly come back to that would be unhealthy. <BR/><BR/>2) Questioning God in the sense of "why did you..." is natural for believers, and you are correct that this is how we come to know Him deeper.<BR/><BR/>3) Questioning God in the sense of "how could you..." is not a God-honoring attitude. It assumes there could be a conclusion drawn that God is unjust, cruel, or plain wrong. This sort of questioning is not advocated in the scriptures. Paul responds in Romans 9:19-20 with strong words for the doubter of God's justice.Nick Carterhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/05389903464638309338noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9193910827847323491.post-88112427134171416212008-11-02T05:48:00.000-05:002008-11-02T05:48:00.000-05:00You might be interested in this online commentary ...You might be interested in this online commentary "Putting God on Trial: The Biblical Book of Job" (http://www.bookofjob.org) as supplementary or background material for your study of the Book of Job. God is sovereign but it is not a sin to question God, to demand answers from God. There is a time and a place for such things. Questioning is an expression of the God-given duty to seek the truth. It is written by a Canadian criminal defense lawyer, now a Crown prosecutor, and it explores the legal and moral dynamics of the Book of Job with particular emphasis on the distinction between causal responsibility and moral blameworthiness embedded in Job’s Oath of Innocence. It is highly praised by Job scholars (Clines, Janzen, Habel) and the Review of Biblical Literature, all of whose reviews are on the website. The author is an evangelical Christian, denominationally Anglican. He is also the Canadian Director for the Mortimer J. Adler Centre for the Study of the Great Ideas, a Chicago-based think tank.<BR/><BR/>Robert SutherlandAnonymousnoreply@blogger.com