Human Phenomena in the Bible

How Human Are Humans?

     Throughout history, the world has witnessed a side of man that shows he is not just higher than the animals, but higher than what his known physical and mental restrictions should allow.   Is mankind endowed with special powers as a race, or are just a chosen few blessed?  Do these incredible powers come from an outside source or do they lay dormant within?

     Science tells us man is a physical being, but a higher animal than the creatures he supposedly evolved from, just a couple of rungs up some imaginary ladder.  The church tells us man is just fire-fodder, with the opportunity to escape that fate if he conforms to a set of standards dictated by that particular church.  Education is stuck somewhere in between, teaching what comes out of the debate between the church and science.

     History shows us that mankind seems to be something completely removed from the orthodox view.  The Bible describes mankind as having a place in the scheme of things mostly ignored by the world’s  mainstream, but recognized by the facts.  Consider the ramifications of these biblical edicts :

Man is a Mirror Image of the Gods

     Why is man so different from the other life forms on the planet?  Why is he so far up that imaginary ladder?   And, how can certain people exhibit such extraordinary powers that are never seen in other animals?  
Genesis 1:26
 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. 
    Man looks like and acts like the Elohiym or, at least, that’s how it started.

Man Can Become Eternal

     Is this brief life span of just a few decades the whole of each person’s life? Is there a real proverbial fountain of youth?
Genesis 3:22
 And the Lord God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:
     Man is so much like the Elohiym that if allowed to partake of a particular substance, he would indeed become eternal. 
Genesis 3:24  So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.
     The Elohiym had to physically prevent mankind from becoming eternal.

How Close to the Gods?

     Are humans just lucky, evolutionary mutants or, worse yet, hapless animals being used as pawns in some higher spiritual game, destined for the most part, to fry in some eternal oven after the game is over?  Or, is the true nature of man higher than his own imagination takes him?  Is mankind’s real power and destiny suppressed by every form of conditioning society can employ to bury it?
John 10:
34 Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods? 
     As the human Jesus says,  in the past he has told men that they are gods.
Psalms 82:6
 I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.  7  But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.
     As the God of Moses and as the Christ, Yhovah makes clear the true nature of mankind.  Humans are gods. 

Can Humans Possess Supernatural Powers?

Matthew 17:20  And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.
     Is Jesus saying that if a person realizes that they have just an infinitesimal level of belief in their own internal power, they are capable of incredible feats of psychokenesis?
Luke 17:6
  And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you.
     Here he is referring to a smaller object, but he is still talking about psychokenesis.  And in the verse above, the phase “and nothing shall be impossible unto you” shows that there is no limit to the powers of mankind.   
 

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