Book Review: The Remarkable Record Of Job -- By: Ron Zuck
BSP 2:1 (Winter 1989) p. 23
The Remarkable Record Of Job
Henry Morris, Author
When one reflects on the book of Job, the scene which comes to mind is that of a man in deep distress without any apparent relief in sight. While the main theme of the book is a demonstration to Satan that Job will serve God out of love, there is another dimension to the book that is usually overlooked or mentioned only in passing. This dimension is twofold: a wealth of information about earth’s early history; and the scientifically accurate statements.
Dr. Henry M. Morris has taken this dimension for the primary theme of his book The Remarkable Record of Job. Until recent times many statements in Job appeared as poetic phrases rather than scientific observations. Morris explains some of these in detail, while pointing out others still not understood by science.
Morris did not produce a verse by verse commentary to explain the text. Instead he offers many interesting parallels between Genesis and Job and a possible setting against a background of earth’s early history. He does emphasize that Job is contemporary with Genesis, chapters one to eleven, citing P. J. Wiseman’s work for further study. (See Ancient Records in the Structure of Genesis reviewed in A&BR Vol. 1, No. 4.)
A discussion of earth’s early history usually raises the question as to how cave men fit into the Bible. Morris’ observation is unique. Cave men, portrayed by evolutionists as a step up to humanity, are really a step down from what God created. According to Morris, Job 12:24–25 and 30:3–8 are a description of these people.
While the major part of Job is about his physical suffering, God does not attempt to explain its purpose but rather goes to great length to teach about creation. Morris contends that a proper understanding of creation better equips one to place the events of this life in perspective. The fields of study which impart this understanding should be the scientific disciplines.
However, these disciplines are dominated by evolutionists. Morris points out that advances in science arose from the context of the Reformation. “All the great ‘Founding Fathers’ of science and technology sought to ‘think God’s thoughts after Him’ and to do their science ‘to the glory of God.’ Now, however, these fields of study and practice have been taken over by humanists. The great tragedy is that Christians, by their indifference, have acquiesced in this Satanic takeover. Science, which should have been a great testimony to the majesty and grace of God has become, instead, a devi...
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