©David E. Spry
The inner workings of the brain, shrouded through out the ages, are being brought to light through the work of brain science. The brain scientists now have the tools to map brain function and identify the specific parts of the brain that are most active during a particular activity. Brain science is quickly demystifying human intelligence. Brain scientists are referring to philosophers and their work with increasing scorn. The logical extrapolation of this trend is that brain scientists will soon announce that they have scientific proof that mankind has no soul. Mankind is a collection of intelligent animals.
This belief is the basic premise of the Neo-Enlightened extreme left. Mankind is a collection of intelligent animals; is the basic premise from which the statement: “Christian morality and ethics are fantasy.” is justified. This is the gulf in understanding and the fundamental source of polarity in America. This interpretation of brain science may be the mother of the Goth movement and the high suicide rates in the European Union. This interpretation of brain science is the black heart of Marxist Socialism.
The findings of science do not contradict the Christian Religion. Science will never contradict the Christian religion. We are dust and to dust we will return; clearly states that we have a physical nature, we are flesh. It is our being that is dynamic.
In order for anything to be dynamic and stable a minimum of three reference points are necessary. The number of directions possible for a one legged stool to fall are innumerable. Simply by adding one leg (making two) the possibilities are reduced to two general directions. By adding a third leg, stability is reached, even on uneven ground. An ant is an intellectual one legged stool. A higher mammal is an intellectual two legged stool.
A human is a three legged stool with three adjustable legs made up of a complex righteous center (center of belief and foundation of personal reality), an emotional center crowned by a center of the will (or conscious awareness) that weighs, balances, and chooses between the tenants of the righteous center and the demands of the emotional center. This center of the will is not emotional but may be swayed by emotion. The legs are extendable and retractable because the will may retract the emotional leg and extend the leg of the will or, to its detriment, retract the leg of the righteous center. (The compromise of ones ethics to achieve a goal)
Genesis 1:26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness….” The Son of Man revealed that The Godhead is One God in Three Persons. Christ revealed that the Godhead has a dynamic ongoing interior life. If mankind is created in the image of God then it follows that mankind possess the three corresponding centers necessary to achieve dynamic image and likeness.
The human righteous center corresponds to the Father. The center of the will corresponds to the Son; who chose obedience to the Father even unto death on a cross. The center of emotion, which is intuitive and childlike and the seat of love, corresponds to the Holy Spirit.
It is of the highest importance for individuals to be true to themselves as Jesus pointed out in His statement about the need to be hot or cold but not lukewarm. Lukewarm indicates a fundamental erosion of the righteous center caused by compromise for empty gain.
Jesus came to set us free from the natural state of our existence, as limited by our flesh and the Natural Law, and to assure us that we are not alone in being but are sparks struck off the Source of Being, Who we call our Father. What ever the findings of science as to the physical workings of mankind whether in the science of the brain or other specialty; we can still rely on the fact that we are: dust and to dust we will return. It is not the shape and form of our bodies or the micro workings of our wet neural net work (brain) that is created in the image and likeness of God but rather the triune mind which the fleshy nature projects. The very fact that an organ, however created, has come into material existence with the capability of projecting awareness with the ability to effect the material universe is in itself miraculous. We should always remember that the NAME (indicating essence) of our God is I AM WHO AM.