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?
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?
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?
Can Humans Possess Supernatural Powers?
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.