The Word 4

The seed is the vegetable equivalent of a fertilized egg, and the Earth acts as the seeds womb. Development begins once the seed is planted in the Earth. In mammals the fertilized egg must be planted in the womb of a female for development. Man reproduces by means of sex cells, however, the Earth Mother reproduces her creations by means of any one of the other body cells with the information stored in the DNA of the nucleus of the cell.

I walk alone and wait about the Earth, which is my Mother’s gate knock-knocking with my staff from night to noon and crying “Mother, open to me soon! Look at me Mother, won’t you let me in? See how I wither, flesh and bone and skin! Alas! When will these bones be laid to rest? (Chaucer)

While it is taken for granted that the burial of a seemingly lifeless seed will lead to the development of a plant, when man plants an equally seemingly lifeless person in the ground it is considered a great tragedy. Solemn pallbearers carry the human seed as though they were conveying it to the outskirts of the Solar System. Relatives clad in black are filled with despair at every muffled word of the last rites. The human seed consigned to the Earth, is bitterly mourned. Far from having the atmosphere of a garden, full of the promise of a fruitful new season, a graveyard has an atmosphere of finality, as though a hidden hand which condemns humanity to eternal oblivion has reached out and snatched for itself a struggling victim.

A cemetry saddens us because it is the only place in the world in which we do not meet our dead again. (Francios Mauriac)

When you bury a seed in the ground you can later see the plant growing over the burial place. By observing the growth of a plant, your eyes provide testimony that is the seed is not wiped out of existence.

We do not see Nature with our eyes, but with our understanding and our hearts. (William Hazlitt) When you return to a graveyard a few weeks after the planting, you do not see your planted friend standing, young and vigorous, above the soil where you planted him. Mother Earth reproduces man with information stored in the DNA of his planted body. Your “individuality”, “identity”, that which makes you uniquely who you are, consists of information in the form of energy, and it is planted with you in the soil. Sustained and soothed by an unfaltering trust, approach thy grave, like one who wraps the drapery of his couch about him, and lies down to pleasant dreams. (William Cullen Bryant)

Living things are composed of the same basic chemical elements as non-living things. When chemists analyze the composition of organisms, they find elements that occur commonly in soil, sea and air. The most common elements found in animate things are: carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, sulfur, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, iron and magnesium. Small amounts of other elements are also present, including: sodium, chlorine, manganese, copper, iodine and fluorine.

The Word 5

The substance that makes up all living things is called protoplasm. Protoplasm is a colourless, jellylike mixture of different materials including proteins, water, fats, carbohydrates and certain minerals. Protoplasm is organised into units called cells, (tiny amounts of protoplasm enclosed by a thin membrane). Cells are alive, they breathe take in food, dispose of wastes, grow and reproduce. All plants and animals are made up of cells. The nucleus at the centre of the cell controls the metabolism and reproduction of the cell. The chemical structure of a cell is very complex, with the composition of protoplasm differing from one cell to another, however, the basic structure of all cells is the same. The protoplasm is divided between the nucleus and the surrounding cytoplasm. The nucleus stores memory, controls heredity, regulates growth and reproduction and governs most of the cells activities.

When a cell divides, each of the new cells gets a copy of the master plan. The master plan is stored in the nucleus in an substance called deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). DNA molecules are arranged into a double thread held together by cross-pieces and wound like a spring. The tighter the spring, the denser the body. In the foreseeable future man will learn to increase and decrease the tension in the molecules of a substance, thereby tightening and relaxing the spring and adjusting the density of a substance, including the human body. Though altering the density of a substance may sound incredible at this point in man’s scientific development, the knowledge of how to do so is not far off.

Each person begins life as a single cell which is formed by the combining of an egg cell (gamete) and a sperm cell. From this small beginning the fertilized cell replicates and the completed human body contains about a hundred million million cells. The original fertilized cell consists of half the somatic (physical/corporeal) information of the female parent and half the somatic information of the male parent, thus the embryo inherits only physical properties from its parents.

DNA stores a vast amount of information. All the experiences and learning of a person’s past lives are stored in DNA as innate knowledge, and though this information is not accesible to consciousness, it governs a person’s instincts. The instinctive way in which you respond to events depends on accumulation of this “secret” information which is stored in your DNA. A man who has been a beggar in one of his past lives may be more sympathetic to a beggar than a man who has not had the experience. I say “may” because some people are kind to beggars without having experienced the misery of their circumstances. In human beings, all cells, except the sex cells, contain 46 chromosomes, (two sets of 23 chromosomes). If we think of chromosomes as storage space, half the storage space (23 chromosomes) contains the instructions on how to build a body and the other half contains the individual’s innate knowledge. Thus, half of the storage space in your chromosomes is used for storing somatic information and the other half is given over to storing information from your past lives.

Sex cells contain only 23 chromosomes, the chromosomes whch store somatic information, however, for a cell to reproduce it must have 46 chromosomes because the embryo needs the full quota of storage space in which to pack both the somatic information inherited from his parents and the accumulated information from his past lives. As soon as an egg and a sperm cell fuse, and the full complement of chromosomes, (all of which contain somatic information at this point of development) are in place, replication begins. The fertilized cell divides into two, then the two cells divide into four, the four cells divide into eight and the continuation of this process results in the trillions of cells that make up a human body.

All the information in the chromosomes of a ferilized sex cell is of the type which determines the physical inheritance of the embryo, only later, when development is well under way, does the innate information enter the chromosomes of the embryo. This innate information is the essence, identity, or soul, of the embryo, and it comes to the developing embryo directly from the body it inhabited in its previous life. In the third month of development the essence enters the embryo. The soul of a “dead” body overrides the information in 23 of the chromosomes in each cell of the developing fetus, and the “dead” person once again awaits his return into the world.

Man is generally unable to improve himself by means of a few “bad” experiences stored in conscious memory; a thief with a vivid memory of imprisonment is likely to steal again. A child who is caught in a lie is likely to lie again. God does not rely on the events of one life to bring about improvements in man, instead, the accumulation of man’s experiences, taken from all of man’s previous lives, guides man instinctively. The sum of all of your lives, your essence, is dormant in the nuclei of your body cells. You are not the body which you inhabit in any one life, you are the sum of all of your experiences and all of your learning, you are your soul.

The Word 6

The modern reader is unable to accept the biblical account of creation because it seems to lack logic. Scriptures are often symbolic, for example, the six day creation related in Genesis is symbolic of the six eras during which Earth occupied the six outer orbits. The seventh day of rest refers to the period of equilibrium during Earth’s occupation of the present orbit. God will recommence “work” during excitation.

The description of creation is intended to convey the different stages of evolution from a formless planet to one which supporst “every herb bearing seed, every tree, every beast of Earth, every fowl of the air, everything which creepeth upon Earth, and man.”!

In the early days of man’s existence in this orbit, he is a uncomplicated creature without the ability to conceive of a world beyond his horizon, much less understand an account of creation which encompasses the entire solar system. The Bible is written with him in mind.

When man takes his first hesitant steps towards understanding his environment, he is unable to comprehend the sky, and the stars in the sky. He has no concept of atoms and nuclei. At that stage of man’s development he has a very limited vocabulary and he thinks, not in sophisticated words, but in pictures.

His curiosity is not disturbed over profound matters, his questions relate to his immediate needs and they require simple explanations. He certainly wondered about rain, and the beautiful, lyrical explanation found in the scriptures were sufficient to satisfy his innocent curiosity. There went up a mist from Earth and watered the whole face of the ground. Genesis 2.6 After some time in the third orbit from the Sun man’s intellectual growth begins.

One man studies the movement of the stars and astronomy is born. Another man unearths the remains of a buried village and archaeology is born. A more complex picture of his environment emerges, quickening man’s desire to look more deeply into his world. The invention of sophisticated instruments permits man to observe planetary bodies in visible light and the stars beckon! Soon man sets foot on the Moon, and when he accomplishes this, his sojourn in the third orbit is corning to its End.

Simple answers no longer satisfy his curiosity. It is time for Christ to walk with him and answer his questions. Modern man has outgrown scripture. His questions are profound and require scientific answers.