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MYSTERY OF THE AGES
ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath [air] of
life; and man became a living soul" (Gen. 2:7). Man,
formed from material dust of the ground, upon
breathing air,
BECAME
a living soul. It does not say man
is, or has, an
immortal
soul. What was formed from
material ground
BECAME
a soul.
The word "soul" is translated from the Hebrew in
which Moses wrote, from the word
nephesh.
The
Hebrew
nephesh
merely means a breathing animal.
Three times in the first chapter of Genesis animals are
called
nephesh:
Gen. 1:20, "moving creature" (Hebrew,
nephesh);
Gen. 1:21, "great whales, and every living
creature" (Hebrew,
nephesh);
Gen. 1:24, "living
creature" (Hebrew,
nephesh).
The translators in trans–
lating into the English language used the English word
"creature,"
but in Genesis 2:7 they translated the same
nephesh
into the English word "soul"-man became a
"living soul"
(nephesh).
Therefore the
SOUL
is physical, composed of matter,
and can die. This is a
TRUTH
believed by very few de–
nominations, and probably by no other religions–
another
PROOF
that identifies the one true Church of
God!
How Human Mind Functions
Now we come to another truth, so far as I know,
exclusive to the one true Church.
Did you ever wonder about the vast difference
between human mind and animal brain? This,
incidentally, is another
PROOF
of the falsity of the theory
of evolution!
The physical brain of the higher vertebrates in the
animal kingdom is essentially the same in physical form,
design, constituency, as human brain. The brains of
whales, elephants, dolphins are larger-and chimp
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