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Manís understanding of his origins has been within his grasp for a considerable time, but he has for the most part failed to access it because of a rift between science and religion. He has elected to limit himself to reliance upon either one or the other: scientific knowledge, or spiritual understanding, and ordinarily does not seriously consider them separate aspects of the same enigma. In general, man has not yet perceived the crucially important fact that both the Darwin-evolutionists and spiritually inclined religionists are correct, as far as each goes. Each represents a different part of the same mystery. The situation has remained static because of manís inclination to rely exclusively upon either that which science has learned, or that which religionists have come to perceive as truth. Each have spurned impartial consideration of the othersí ideas, refusing to consider them, although it is only when considered together that they supply the overall truth about manís origins.

Generally speaking, man remains unclear about his origins because he has locked himself into biased views he seems powerless to change. Part of the reason for this failure is found in comments made by Dr. Albert Schweitzer, in his book, My Life And Thoughts:

"The organized political, social and religious associations of our time are at work to induce the individual person not to arrive at his convictions by his own thinking, but rather to make his convictions those which are being ready made for him by others. Any man who thinks for himself and at the same time is spiritually free, is to those who would influence or control his thoughts, something inconvenient and even uncanny. Such a one, refusing to be controlled by the notions of others, does not offer them sufficient guarantee that he will merge into that organization the way they wish."

"From every side and in the most varied ways it is dinned into him that the truths and convictions which he needs for life must be taken from the associations which have gained rights over him at the expense of his own GOD-given free will. He comes at last to believe himself unqualified to make serious claim to thoughts of his own (and concludes that) the great important decisions are made by those much higher in standing, even (in this case, scientific) and religious circles."

In the practical sense, few individuals are able to personally devote the required time and effort to learn what Dr. Leakey and a host of archaeologists have been able to extract from long-studied earth excavations. What those diligent investigators have learned, however, is readily available in recorded treatises, books and documentaries. There is no longer a scintilla of doubt in the minds of unbiased rational people that a clear trail of archaeological remnants leads directly from pre-human creatures, unable to walk upright, to the development of those who did, and that in time the latter further developed to the point that the incarnation of the spirit souls of angels in man commenced. It marked the turning point from animalistic pre-man to spiritualized homo sapiens.

It was a development that took place through some 3 Ĺ million years, during which time manís mental acuity also commensurately developed, until at length he was capable of inventing the wheel, tools, and increasingly complex instruments. A human beingís nature is to be an independent, individual thinking person, and it is apparent that there are not simply two parts composing him; there are three parts: flesh, mind and spirit. The transformation of primitive manlike creatures unable to walk upright, to those who could, was but one of many critically-important changes that led through eons of time to the development of homo sapiens.

It was only at the point when primitive pre-man was sufficiently developed on the earth that he was able to accept the incarnation of angelic spirits within him, that he became homo sapiens. Before that momentous transformation was completed, he would be best described as a gradually developing ape-man Ė a primitive flesh creature undergoing developmental processes of a spiritual nature. The Bible supports that thesis, explaining:

"Howbeit that was not first which was spiritual, but that which is natural, and afterward that which is spiritual" (1 Cor. 15:46).

In other words, primitive manlike flesh creatures first developed on the earth, and when they had advanced to a condition that angelic souls composed of Godís Spirit Energy were able to incarnate into them, homo sapiens came into reality. It was this infusion of the spirit of angels that provided man his dominant position over his primitive predecessors.

The Bible confirms that proposition, noting that "there is a Spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty that gives him understanding" (Job 32:8). It is this angel-derived soul incarnated within man that sets him apart from, and above, primitive creatures that developed on the earth before him. It is contended by religionists that man did not descend from the ape, which is true in a very real sense. Actually, he ascended from a partly developed apelike creature, elevated through the ages until it reached a point that advanced spirit centers, or chakras, were formed within him, enabling him to receive, accommodate and sustain soul portions of the miscible spirit energy of angels. These souls became an integral part of manís being: his portion of GODís Holy Spirit. It is therefore understood that without an angelic soul incarnated within a human flesh body, it is no more than an incomplete man; a bestial creature. It is noteworthy that the DNA of homo sapiens differs only slightly from that of early primitive man, indicating that his flesh portion has gradually evolved step by step from previously existent man-like creatures, to where he is today. We can reasonably project that early manís spirit centers and mental acuity gradually developed in tandem as he made his way through his earth experiences.

Archaeologists have succeeded in tracing manís flesh evolution through eons of time and development, and scientists are convinced beyond any shadow of a doubt that they have managed to assemble virtually the complete story of his origins. Religionists, however, will have no part of the latter thesis, remaining secure in their steadfast conviction that man is strictly and exclusively the divine product of GODís Creation. The Bible does not present much information about manís flesh development, being mainly devoted to characterizing his spirituality Ė recounting what has been recorded of the known historicity of his generations.

Religionists have elected to follow their chosen pathway out of belief and faith, whereas evolutionists have followed what science has shown them. Unfortunately, a sharp line of demarcation separates their adverse positions. It is a division that has made it difficult for mankind in general to perceive the truth that, in respect to his flesh, man is an animal; but that as the result of the incarnation of a spirit soul incarnated in him, he has been elevated into a spiritualized being. That this resulted from a divine plan is suggested in the Book of Ecclesiastes:

"I said in mine heart concerning the estate of the sons of men, that God might manifest them, and that they might see that they themselves are beasts. For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast: for all is vanity. All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again. Who knoweth the spirit of man that goeth upward, and the spirit of the beast that goeth downward to the earth?" (Eccles. 3:18-21)

The Bible explains that GOD is a Spirit (Jn. 4:24), and that His Spirit Son Ė who manifested on earth as Adam (Lk. 3:28), and subsequently as Jesus of Nazareth (Lk. 4:41) Ė has GODís Spirit Energy without limitation (Jn. 3:34). Further, that after the Son was created, He then made other spirit children for GOD, from His Spirit Energy (1 Cor. 8:6; Col. 1:13-19); which is that of GOD. Thus it is written: "In Him we live, and move, and have our being...for we are His offspring" (Acts 17:26,28). In brief, the Scripture explains that the souls in men are composed of portions of the Spirit Energy of the Son of GOD Ė earth-incarnated portions of Angels also composed of the Holy Spirit Energy of GOD, the Father of all, by HIS Spirit Son (1 Cor. 8:6).

Certain biblical verses imply that the flesh portion of man Ė providing at the time of death it is sufficiently quickened by the Holy Spirit of GOD and Christ HIS Son Ė undergoes a transforming metamorphic change from flesh energy into spirit energy, enabling it to reside in Spirit dimensions much higher than earth (Jn. 20:11-20). Apostle Paul taught that"Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God (1 Cor. 15:50), but he likely referred to a flesh body that had not yet been quickened and transmuted by GODís Holy Spirit Energy.

Man and his invisible soul are bonded together to form a spiritualized flesh being, a concept not yet comprehensible by scientific means. In that respect, evolutionists are stranded without a way to reach across the invisible gulf that separates manís flesh being from his spiritual essence. Darwinís theory did not include a suggestion that powerful creative forces might have been the cause of manís development, and in that respect it militates against the strong religious beliefs of many. Religionists sense that all creation, the Universe and everything in it Ė all that is, ever has been, or ever will be Ė is the Divine Creation of a Spirit Energy Force referred-to as "GOD."

Scientific inquirers, lacking knowledge of the existence and ethereal nature of Spirit Energy, unhesitatingly hearkened to Darwinís Theory of Evolution. From the time it was announced they have conducted a patient and thorough investigation, painstakingly examining archaeological leads back in time as far as possible. They have been able to put a finger on the missing link in the chain of manís flesh development, but have been unable to find the critically-important spiritual link, leaving them short of a full understanding of manís spiritual origins, it being beyond the limits of their investigative resources. By their reckoning, man has simply physically evolved in some unplanned way, termed "natural selection," randomly and unaccountably advancing from forbears that were simple creatures in the evolutionary chain, into ever more complex beings. In this they are partly correct: but they fail to perceive that manís development reflects the planning of a higher intelligence and power than he possesses. Man did not create the universe, he is but a free-willed pawn on the chessboard of a much greater creative power.

Such an elementary sequential process as envisioned by evolutionists, insures manís mortality beyond the faintest shadow of a doubt. By such reasoning, manís development has been random, purposeless and meaningless. If his ultimate destination is no more than a place in the ground with a stone marker set over his head, there is nothing for him to look forward to. What sense would his development make if there is no potentially eternal future for him, after his body dies and his earthbound days have expired? If earthís abysmal often tortuous conditions are not a test of incarnated souls, designed to determine which are fit to hold elevated positions in the heavenly hierarchy, of what value is life on earth? GOD is neither cruel nor a fool.

Religionists long ago reached the understanding that the invisible spirit soul within homo sapiens is composed of the same Spirit Energy as his Creator and Maker, albeit manís portion is far less "quickened." Based on that principle, they have concluded that every man has prospects for eternal life, if, as the New Testament teaches, he remains obedient to GOD the Father of All, and to HIS Spirit Son, manís Maker. GOD clearly has eternal life, which raises the question: why should not children made of HIS Spirit, who remain obedient to HIM, also have prospects for eternal life? And because HE is a Spirit (Jn. 4:34), manís heavenly home must be presumed to be composed of GODíS Spirit Energy, as well as Christ the Sonís, as the Bible teaches (Jn. 14:1-4).

An understanding of manís origins is no longer the perplexing mystery it has remained through past centuries. Evolutionists are correct in their conclusion that manís flesh portion is the result of millions of years of gradual development. And religionists are equally correct in their contention that homo sapiens has not been around on the earth for nearly so long a time, because the angelic spirit within him only became incarnate-able in comparatively recent times. It could only take place after his flesh body and mind had been appropriately developed to the extent he was able to accept and accommodate an angelic soul incarnated in him.

That the souls in man are actually portions of angels was confirmed by Jesus Christ:

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