The New Testament was NOT written by one man, a creative writer who is fully capable of EMBELLISHING events in order to make it more interesting and
appealing to others, often turning them into myths, such as the greek Homer or scholar Aristotle.
The New Testament was written by witness accounts, such as the disciples of our Messiah. They were not scholars or writers. They were only simple
ordinary laymen - fishermen, farmers, traders, who strove to write what they saw, as they knew it.
This was the reason why they were chosen by our Messiah, so that future generations can cross reference their works, which is simply and honestly
written as they were witnessed, in different perspectives but of the same events that happened during their life with him and his ministry.
There are some who refused to believe the miracles witnessed not only by the disciples, but by many who followed our Messiah seeking for his help and
enlightenment, and it was they whom formed the collective to help the disciples later to reach out and preach to even more humans.
For example, there were many back then whom will not believe that our Messiah in his mortal form was born by a virgin, even right up till the 19th
century. There was no science to back it up back then, but there was enough of the masses to have 'faith' that our Messiah came from divine birth, to
start off the gospel.
Today, invitrol fertilization is no longer unknown, and unmarried couples today can have children even if they did not engage in sexual intercourse.
An injection into a fertile woman is all it takes for a human shell to be created.
My point is - in the absence of science, faith was required. If 2000 years ago, the jews knew of IVF, they would not have been so unbelieving and
sought to kill our Messiah at any and every opportunity, even before he was born as Herod tried to do, resulting in him having to resort to being
physically anonymous during his ministry mission to humanity.
Some say, why not have divine teachings of science back then? The problem is - one cannot teach a child calculas or quantum mechanics if that child do
not have the basics and the application experiences to comprehend any of it.
Teachings need to be progressive, laying foundation after foundation to better knowledge. It is the only way, for without foundations, our knowledge
will only crumble or worse, tech advancement exceeds our social comprehensions to handle and control them well for societies.
Thus, our divine teacher was endowed with special powers, as witnessed by humans during his time, and nothing 'magical ' about them. It is only we
mankind have yet to reach comprehensions of such powers.
Walking on water requires faith. How deep is our beliefs? The reality is that if we flawed mankind step out of the boat into the water, we sink
immediately, because we are weighted down by our lack of knowledge and the cares and woes of our lives that are like a stone tied around our waist, to
have that faith.
Is shape shifting possible? We today know our bodies are made up of dna that controls our physical make-up. We are already attempting dna
reconstructions or using its codes to create body parts as replacement on our bodies. It proves that dna can be altered to suit one's purpose. The
evolutionary next step is to alter the dna from our minds directly, without labworks.
It is not farfetch. Never under-estimate the intelligence of humans to build upon known knowledge to progress. The only worry is the over-estimation
of our ability to control such intelligence, for if we do it morally and ethically wrong, there will be adverse consequences to society and world.
Thus, the need for guidelines and rule of law, and it had been our Messiah's teachings that had lighted the path of our progress and evolution over
the past centuries, incorporated into secular national constitutions around the world. We are flawed and not perfect, there had been ups and downs in
our civilisation, but if we keep at it, acknowledging our errors in order to progress, Utopia is within reach one day.
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