a reply to: Seede
What is the difference between the brain and the mind? Can a thought be known prior to it happening?
Yes a thought is known before that thought appears or is known by others. But this is limited to theology as well as those who are gifted or trained
in this field.
One must start with Torah in the Torah theology. Torah teaches us that Adam was created in the image and the likeness of the Most High. Adam was not
created in just one of the portions of His Creator but was created in two portions of his Creators. The Most High is total Spirit or one likeness
which is one portion but when the Most High brought forth His image then He had two portions. The second portion was His image to His creation. In
this event it is taught that the image was called The Word of God. The Word of God [Image] is an independent entity which was given the likeness of
His Father which is life within Him and the ability to create.
The image [Word of God] then created the physicality of the celestial world and had all authority as the Creator of the first creation. The Word of
God has now, and had then, the image given to Him by His Father and the Spirit of life [likeness of the His Father.]
And the Most High spoke to His Son and said --- Genesis 1:26 --
"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."
As Adam was then created, He was formed from the creation of earth by the Word of God in the image of The Word of God. Adam was then given a portion
of life [likeness] from the Most High. This is the doctrine of Jesus given to us by the brother Jacob [James The Just.]
There are two acts in procreation. the first act is that of being conceived or given a body [image.] That image or body is formed from earth the
same as all of this second creation [universe] is formed from earth. But the likeness of that image is not of this earth and a portion is given from
The Most High Father to each conceived image that is procreated and is the life of that image.
Now we see that a procreated man/woman has an image and in that image is a brain. That brain has receptors that controls all physicality of the image
[body.] But remember that that brain will one day perish because it is the substance of earth. It serves the purpose of conducting physicality.
What then is consciousness? Consciousness is the life force or likeness given to the image and this life force cannot perish as the image perishes
because it is not of earth but is of the first celestial creation.
The likeness controls the image and is called the mind. As the image [brain] perishes it is the mind [likeness] that is judged and sentenced to
rewards or punishments. This doctrine of Jesus differs from that of rabbinic philosophy which teaches that the image will rise up and reunite with the
likeness and both be judged. So in effect it is the mind that transmits and the brain that receives. In this theology it is the mind that is judged
and is contained either in the terrestrial realm of Sheol or the celestial realm of the kingdom of heaven.
The mind [likeness] conceives the thought and the brain [image] shows the thought in the terrestrial reality to its image. As the mind [brain]
receptors rest does not mean that the likeness transmitters also rest. If that were the case then one would have no life or consciousness. This is
the reason I said that a thought does precede the happening of that thought.
Example -- Let us go to the store. In this case the us is both the mind and the brain. --- --- That thought may provoke the brain minutes or even
hours before the brain motivates the body to act and the thought becomes an act of physicality.
As an image dies it has no further use for receptors that also die. The mind has no further use for the brain and returns to the Creator for its
judgment of worth. Basically that is the doctrine of the Nazaren's who teach the doctrine of Jesus. You may have been taught differently and that is
really your own choice in theology. I have no quarrel with your theology regardless of the difference it may have with mine.
The eighteen years I spent with the dying and sick have taught me to be open minded in the affairs of medical science. There are many medical
scientists that are working very hard on this that I have written and there is much evidence that will support some of this theology. Not all but
just some of the Nazarene theology. If you differ then that is ok with me. I am not trying to preach or sell a religion. -- lol