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Hugh Ross: Hidden Treasures in The Book of Job

Author Hugh Ross shares how the book of Job provides information on the relationship between humans and animals. Read Transcript


Pat: OUR NEXT GUEST, THE LAST

TIME HE WAS WITH US, IT WAS

LIKE ASKING GOD, WILL YOU

TELL US WHAT IT WAS LIKE

WHEN YOU CREATED STUFF.

HUGH ROSS, EXTINGUISHED

ASTRONOMER.

HE WROTE A BOOK -- I HAVE

NEVER READ A BOOK LIKE THIS,

THE BOOK OF JOB.

AN OUTSTANDING CHRISTIAN,

HUGH ROSS.

THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE.

THANK YOU.

Pat: WHAT GOT YOU

STARTED WRITING ABOUT JOB?

I'VE ALWAYS BEEN

FASCINATED WITH JOB, EVER

SINCE I GAVE MYSELF TO GOD.

IT HAS THE MOST FASCINATING

CONTENT ABOUT CHRIST AND

CREATION.

IT IS A PLACE I GO TO AS A

WITNESSING TOOL WHEN I TOOK

TO PEOPLE ABOUT SCIENCE AND

CREATION.

AND WHAT INTRIGUE ME IS HOW

JOB ACTUALLY DEALS WITH

SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERIES THAT

ARE HAPPENING RIGHT NOW.

HERE IS THE OLDEST BOOK IN

THE BIBLE, THE MOST

UP-TO-DATE BOOK IN THE

BIBLE.

IT EVEN TALKS ABOUT THINGS

LIKE CO COSMIC DARKNESS AND

GLOBAL WARMING.

AND WHAT IT SAYS ABOUT THE

BIBLE CALLS THE SOULISH

ANIMALS, BIRDS AND MAMMALS.

BUT JOB BRINGS UP THE FACT

THAT GOD DESIGNED THEM TO

TEACH US THINGS ABOUT GOD.

AS I THOUGHT ABOUT --

Pat: SOULISH ANIMALS --

YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT ANIMALS

THAT ARE --

WELL, WHEN YOU LOOK AT

GENESIS 1, THERE ARE THREE

SEPARATE ORIGINS OF LIFE.

CREATION, DAY ONE, YOU'VE

GOT THE ORIGIN OF LIFE THAT

IS PURELY PHYSICAL, LIKE

BACTERIA, INSECTS.

AND THEN YOU GO INTO

CREATION DAY FIVE, WHERE IT

TALKS ABOUT SOULISH ANIMALS,

THAT ARE NOT JUST PHYSICAL,

BUT ENDOWED BY GOD, WITH

MIND, WILL, AND EMOTIONS.

SO THAT THEY CAN NURTURE ONE

ANOTHER, RELATE TO ONE

ANOTHER, BUT PRIMARILY GOD

DESIGNED THEM TO SERVE AND

PLEASE HUMAN BEINGS.

EACH IN THEIR OWN DISTINCT

WAYS.

Pat: THEY CAN'T WORSHIP

GOD.

THEY CAN'T.

THE THIRD ORIGIN OF LIFE IS

HUMAN BEINGS.

THE ONE SPECIES AND ONLY

SPECIES THAT IS BODY, SOUL,

AND SPIRIT.

AS GOD DESIGNS THE SOULISH

ANIMALS TO SERVE THE HIGHER

SPECIES, NAMELY US, HE

DESIGNED US TO SERVE AND

PLEASE HIM.

Pat: PBS IS MAKING A

BIG DEAL ABOUT CROWS, HOW

SMART CROWS ARE --

THAT IS SOMETHING JOB

TALKS ABOUT IT.

YOU HAVE DARWIN SAYING THAT

THE HUMAN BODIES EVOLVE FROM

PRIMATES.

BUT NEW RESEARCH IS SHOWING

US RAVENS, FOR EXAMPLE, FAR

SURPASS CHIMPANZEES.

RAVENS, WITHOUT ANY

TRAINING, CAN TAKE A TOOL TO

RECOVER A DIFFERENT TOOL TO

GET A FOOD TREAT.

IF YOU TRY TO DO THAT WITH A

CHIMPANZEE, YOU HAVE TO

TRAIN HIM FOR A SIGNIFICANT

PERIOD OF TIME BEFORE THE

CHIMPANZEE WILL DO.

CLEARLY WE'RE NOT DESCENDED

FROM RAVENS.

Pat: TELL ME ABOUT THIS

DARK MATTER STUFF.

AS I UNDERSTAND IT, THE

UNIVERSE IS AN EXCLUSIVE

BALANCE AND IT HAS SO MUCH

DARK MATTER -- HOW DO WE

KNOW IT IS THERE?

JOB SAID IT FIRST.

AS A PHYSICIST, I WAS TAUGHT

THAT DARKNESS IS THE ABSENCE

OF LIGHT.

BUT JOB 38: 19-20: GOD SAYS,

"DO YOU KNOW WHERE DARKNESS

RESIDES.

CAN YOU TAKE ME TO ITS

PLACE?"

MAKING THE POINT THAT

DARKNESS IS A REAL SUBJECT,

NOT JUST THE ABSENCE OF

LIGHT.

IT IS EXOTIC DARK MATTER AND

ORDINARY DARK MATTER, AND IF

YOU PUT THREE TOGETHER, IT

MAKES UP 99.73% OF THE

ENTIRE UNIVERSE.

IT ACTUALLY HAS SPECIFIC

GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATIONS.

EACH OF THOSE THREE

DIFFERENT KINDS OF COSMIC

DARKNESS HAS A GEOGRAPHIC

LOCATION.

IF YOU WERE TO ASK ME AS A

SCIENTIST, WHAT IS THE MOST

NATURAL EVIDENCE FOR SUPER

NATURAL DESIGN, IT WOULD BE

THE FINE-TUNING AND THE

QUANTITIES OF THE THREE

DIFFERENT KINDS OF OF COSMIC

DARKNESS.

AND SECONDARILY, IT WOULD BE

THE LOCATIONS OF THOSE

THREE.

Pat: WHERE ARE THEY?

WELL, DARK ENERGY, WHICH

IS 73% OF THE UNIVERSE IS

EVENLY DISTRIBUTED OVER THE

SPACE SURFACE OF THE

UNIVERSE.

ALL REALITY IS ON THE

SURFACE OF THE UNIVERSE.

THE EXOTIC DARK MATTER

EXISTS IN GIANT HALOS AROUND

THE LARGE GA GALAXIES, AND

THEN WILL ARE HALOS OF

ORDINARY MATTER.

WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE GALAXY,

YOU SEE --

Pat: HOW DO YOU WE KNOW

IT IS THERE?

BECAUSE OF THE

GRAVITATIONAL INFLUENCE.

WE CAN ACTUALLY SEE THE

GRAVITY THAT THIS STUFF IS

EXERTING.

Pat: IN YOUR BOOK -- I

DON'T WANT TO OVERSTATE IT,

BUT YOU SAID THERE WAS A

MILLION, TRILLION -- IS IT

PLANETS?

HEAVENLY BODIES?

50 SEXTILLION STARS.

Pat: 50 BILLION

TRILLION STARS.

Reporter: IT HAS GOT TO

BE THAT BIG IF YOU WANT

HUMAN BEINGS.

Pat: WHY?

IF THE UNIVERSE WERE ANY

SMALLER, THEN ALL YOU WOULD

GET IS HELIUM AND WOULD YOU

BE LACKING THE ELEMENTS FOR

LIFE.

IF IT WOULD BE ANY BIGGER

THAN THAT, THEN THE UNIVERSE

WOULD BE FULL OF ELEMENTS

BIGGER THAN IRON.

THE UNIVERSE MUST BE EXACTLY

THE SIZE IT IS IN ORDER TO

GET LIGHT.

AND PARTICULARLY FINE TUNED

IF YOU WANT HUMANS.

Pat: SO IT WAS JUST FOR

US.

ALL OF THIS IS JUST FOR

US.

Pat: THIS GIGANTIC

THING.

50BILLION TRILLION.

50 BILLION TRILLION.

Pat: THAT IS ALMOST

LIKE THE FEDERAL BUDGET.

COME ON.

[APPLAUSE]

[LAUGHTER]

Pat: AND WE HAD TO HAVE

ALL OF THOSE THINGS JUST TO

HAVE US?

AND KEEP IN MIND, THAT

50 BILLION TRILLION IS ONLY

1% OF THE UNIVERSE.

SO 50 BILLION TRILLION TIMES

100 IS WHAT YOU NEED TO HAVE

LIFE IN THIS UNIVERSE.

Pat: IF THE BIG BANG

TOOK PLACE 1400 YEARS AGO,

OR WHATEVER, GOD HAD TO KNOW

THAT.

HE HAD TO ESTIMATE ALL OF

THOSE EQUATIONS.

THAT TAKES A MENTALITY

BEYOND ANYTHING WE COULD

POSSIBLY CONCEIVE OF.

SOMETHING I TALK ABOUT IN

MY BOOKS IS IF WE WERE

PLACED HERE ANY EARLIER FROM

THE COSMIC CREATION EVENT,

LIGHT WOULD NOT HAVE HAD

TIME TO TRAVEL ACROSS THE

UNIVERSE AND REACH OUR

TELESCOPES.

WE, ASSAD TRO AS

ASTRONOMERS, WOULD NOT BE

ABLE TO WITNESS THAT.

IF GOD PUT US HERE ANY

LATER, DARK ENERGY WOULD BE

EXPANDING GREATER THAN THE

LIGHT.

WHICH MEANS WE WOULD NOT BE

ABLE TO SEE THAT.

WE'RE LIVING AT THE ONLY

TIME WE CAN SEE THE WHOLE

STORY.

Pat: IS THE UNIVERSE

EXPANDING?

YES.

Pat: MORE RAPIDLY THAN

THEY THOUGHT?

BECAUSE OF DARK ENERGY,

THE UNIVERSE EXPANDS MORE

AND MORE RAPIDLY AS TIME

GOES ON.

AS WE LOOK AT THE FARTHEST

REACHES OF THE UNIVERSE,

GOING BACK TO THE VERY

MOMENT OF CREATION, WE SEE

THAT THAT MATERIAL IS MOVING

AWAY FROM US AT BARELY UNDER

THE PHILOSOPHY OF LIGHT.

WHICH MEANS IN THE FUTURE

WILL BE GOING FAS

THE VELOCITY OF LIGHT AND

THEREFORE WILL NOT BE

VISIBLE TO US.

SO WE'RE LIVING AT THE ONE

TIME AND THE ONE PLACE WE

GET TO SEE THE ENTIRE

CREATION.

Pat: WHAT DO YOU SAY --

BECAUSE THE BIBLE TALKS

ABOUT IT, ELEMENTS OF

FERVENT HEAT -- THE GUY THAT

JUST GOT THE NOBEL PRIZE

THAT IS TALKING ABOUT ICE

THAT TURNS COLD, BUT THE

BIBLE SAYS IT IS GOING TO

TURN HOT.

THERE ARE BIG BANG

CREATION MODELS THAT PREDICT

THE UNIVERSE WILL END THE

WAY YOU SEE DESCRIBED IN

ISAIAH AND PETER.

THAT THERE WOULD BE A GREAT

HEAT AND THE UNIVERSE WOULD

DISAPPEAR.

KEEP IN MIND GOD TOLD US HE

CREATED THIS UNIVERSE AS A

TOOL TO BRING ABOUT THE END

OF ALL EVIL AND SUFFERING.

AND ONCE EVIL AND SUFFERING

IS CONQUERED AND REMOVED,

THE UNIVERSE WILL HAVE

FULFILLED ITS PURPOSE, AND

GOD WILL TAKE IT OUT OF ITS

EXISTENCE.

Pat: IT WILL

DISAPPEAR.

WHAT IS IT LIKE, A GREAT

VORTEX THAT JUST SUCKS

EVERYTHING OUT?

THERE IS SOMETHING CALLED

THE EPIRODIC BIG BANG

CREATION.

IT STATES YOU HAVE THE

UNIVERSE AS A 10 DIMENSIONAL

FLAT SHEET.

IF YOU GO FAR BEYOND WHERE

YOU CAN SEE, IT CAN FOLD IN

ON ITSELF.

THE TWO SURFACES ARE CLOSE

TOGETHER, THE FLUCTUATION,

AND THE TOP SHEET COULD MAKE

CONTACT WITH THE BOTTOM

SHEET.

AND IF THAT WERE TO HAPPEN,

THE WHOLE THING WOULD

DISAPPEAR.

Pat: THAT'S WHAT HE WAS

SAYING, HE WOULD CREATE A

NEW HEAVEN AND EARTH.

THE BIBLE IS CLEAR THAT

THE MOMENT EVIL IS CONQUERED

AND REMOVED, GOD WILL

REPLACE HIS CREATION WITH A

NEW CREATION.

IT IS SOMETHING I TALK ABOUT

MY BOOK "WHY THE EARTH IS

THE WAY IT IS."

Pat: I WISH WE HAD

ABOUT 10 HOURS TO TALK ABOUT

THIS, BECAUSE IT IS

FASCINATING.

THIS IS "THE HIDDEN TREASURE

OF THE BOOK OF JOB."

I APPRECIATE HUGH ROSS

BEING HERE WITH US.

YOU CAN GET THIS BOOK WHERE?

IT'S AT ANY BOOKSTORE.

YOU CAN GET IT ON LINE.

YOU CAN GET IT FROM US AT

REASONS TO BELIEVE.

Pat: OUTSTANDING RESEARCH.

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