“ye were…redeemed with…the precious blood of the Appointed One / Messiah / Christ…Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world…” (I Peter 1:19-20)
The popular search engine Ancestry.com explains this religious concept by showing how our identity is derived from our ancestors, “whether it’s your ethnicity or personal traits.”
We understand from genetic research that Homo sapiens are identified by a shared genome that originated with the first Adam. See the post on Adam’s Paternity for details.
This genome includes DNA deterioration that imposes a fate of death.
Genetics also explains how this DNA deterioration can be reversed, resulting in eternal life.
We understand that exposure to certain substances like sugar in the blood causes pancreatic cells to produce insulin. Cocaine snorted to the brain via the nasal mucous membrane triggers the formation of endogenous (made by the body) substances like dopamine that make us feel good now and influences future behavior to obtain more. During an orgasm chemo-electrical stimulation of neurons are transmitted to the brain causing a massive formation of oxytocin in the pituitary gland as well as dopamine which, again, influences future behavior to seek out and explore new worlds of pleasure.
Exposure to emotional or physical suffering causes the formation of other endogenous substances like epinephrine or cortisol in our brain that makes us literally feel worse and influences future behavior to avoid those substances or experiences.
Chronic pain or persistent pain, which is defined as lasting at least 3 months, is more complicated than acute pain. In particular, learning occurs—neurobiological, psychological, and social changes that can maintain the pain. The adaptive alarm of acute pain loses some efficiency, because pain no longer is a reliable indicator of tissue damage, and behavioral changes to reduce pain may be maladaptive
Studies have shown that Post traumatic stress disorder experiences as intense emotional reactions of fear, hyper-reactivity to innocuous events, nightmares, chronic anxiety, deep depression and inability to form close relationships is physiologically caused by the amygdala in the brain making and harboring chemical signals that respond with an exaggerated reaction to even mild reminders of a stressful experience.
Epigenetics follows the same process, only instead of being in the cells of the brain or the gut or the pancreas (e.g.) or wherever, it happens in the nucleus of whichever cell, which produce substances that sit on top of DNA and turns certain genes on or off, thereby controlling gene expression for traits, behaviors, disease and even death.
some epigenetic modifications are heritable, passed from parents to offspring in a phenomenon that is generally referred to as epigenetic inheritance, or passed down through multiple generations via transgenerational epigenetic inheritance. The mechanism by which epigenetic information is inherited is unclear; however, it is known that this information, because it is not captured in the DNA sequence, is not passed on by the same mechanism as that used for typical genetic information. Typical genetic information is encoded in the sequences of nucleotides that make up the DNA; this information is therefore passed from generation to generation as faithfully as the DNA replication process is accurate. Many epigenetic modifications, in fact, are spontaneously “erased” or “reset” when cells reproduce (whether by meiosis or mitosis), thereby precluding their inheritance. Researchers have understood for some time that epigenetic mechanisms play a key role in defining the “potentiality” of stem cells…The implications of this work for future clinical regenerative intervention…are profound.
Because these substances are attached to DNA, the substances and their control over genes can be inherited from an ancestor.
Genetics and the subcategory of epigenetics validate the brief biblical account of Adam’s initial immortality becoming mortality through exposure to a substance in the fruit as well as behavior of eating the fruit.
The Adam created by God (we’ll call him Mr. Adam) was cloned through stem cells in his bone into Adam’s partner (we’ll call this one Mrs. Adam) – identical in every way except behavior. She chose to rebel against God when she ate the fruit. He didn’t.
He chose to redeem her from death / horrible solitude by voluntarily dying to his old way of life to provide companionship, support, protection, comfort to her. If you’ve never experienced this then think of a great tragic love story like Dr. Zhivago, or any Russian romance novel really.
If you find comparing a human love story with God’s love for mankind blasphemous then you’ve misunderstood everything about the Bible.
Humans were made in God’s image and likeness for a reason – so that we humans could understand him and long for closeness with him and value him and love him because we understand all those desires within ourselves. God is not an unfathomable alien being far out in space beyond our world. He is as close as the human being you sleep with. And so is every other hyper dimensional being, the righteous and the evil ones. If you don’t get this, you are a wandering soul in the dark.
God in Christ accomplished redemption for us to forgive our sins and bring us back to Himself. God redeemed us so that He could achieve His goal of entering our spirit to live in us and be expressed through us.
Call me a reprobate, call me what you will, but I don’t see this common Christian belief supported by the Bible.
God redeemed all his human children by regenerating the first Adam, the first human, the first redeemer.
Christians who believe in evolution have an extremely limited range of ability to believe in the Bible’s Savior. Whereas, anyone who believes that God physically created his first son Adam in his image and likeness has no problem understanding that God also fathered himself as the last Adam by recreating the prototype human DNA and placing it in the female egg.
“Being born again, not of corruptible / changeable seed, but of incorruptible [seed] by the word [creative process] of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.” (I Peter 1:23)
Recall that as a clone, Mrs. Adam’s entire genome was identical to Mr. Adam’s. When gender was imposed on this genderless genome, Mrs. Adam got two XXs and the life-transferring mitochondria (with its own unique DNA. This guaranteed that every child, regardless of gender, receives every one of the human genes, albeit only 1/2 of the full double set, from their mother’s egg cell, including the last Adam, AKA Jesus Christ.
But added to this half set of degenerated human genes he received the other half of the full complement of human genes from YHVH, recreated as the perfect genes of the original Son of God.
“And so it is written, The first / πρῶτος / proto[type] man Adam was made a living soul; the last / ἔσχατος / eschatos / final / eschat-ology / Adam was made a quickening / life-giving spirit.” (I Corinthians 15:45)
This makes the Jesus Christ of the Bible, if not of Christianity, fully human.
“many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ / YHVH’s Delegated Savior is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.” (II John 1:7)
Our Redeemer had to be human. The Creator handed dominion to mankind, remember?
YHVH’s Savior defeated Sin / the Serpent by adhering to the basic principle presented to Cain. This is best understood (at least by me) in the original Hebrew of Genesis 4:8, which admittedly sounds like Yoda speaking but is truly more authentic to anyone who has studied any language that doesn’t follow the same syntax (the assigned positions of parts of speech) as in English.
- Will not if, you do well, you be accepted? Accepted here is in the context of winning a competition for a valued position
- And if not, you do well, sin lies at the door. Staying consistent, this means that the struggle continues.
- And to you is its desire, but you should rule over it. This is entirely different from the English translation of “thou shalt rule.” And frankly, credible in light of Cain’s next action of murdering his brother, as well as personal experience of failure after failure to over rule temptation.
Just do the right thing from the beginning, or you will find yourselves struggling and quite likely overcome by temptation. Anyone else ever felt yourself going down that slippery slope that was as exhilarating as a toboggan run until you pass that point of no return where you hurtled into a very damaging accident? We knew exactly that last second we went over the edge. The wise person doesn’t let him/herself even get into the toboggan or situation the next time. Call blocking is there for a reason.
“Yahweh’s Savior / Yeshua / Jesus the Son of God…was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.” (Hebrews 4:14-15)
Too many examples to quote them all here, but here is just one: Let people know where you stand. They won’t be hanging ’round your door or inviting you to engage in risky interactions then.
“Jesus went up to Jerusalem. And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting: And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers’ money, and overthrew the tables; And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father’s house an house of merchandise.” (John 2:13-16)
Because the last Adam, unlike the first, remained sinless through his life, he rules! He brings about the permanent destruction of the Adversary and his kingdom of darkness.
Back up to the ancestry discourse above. Because the first prototype Adam passed all his genetics to all humanity he is identified as ONE WITH ALL HUMANITY.
Because the final, perfected Adam shares all his genetics with the prototype Adam, he likewise is identified as ONE WITH ALL HUMANITY. Now do you see why it is so important to understand that it wasn’t God but a human being who redeemed us from what a human is responsible for causing? “
- “For as in Adam all die,
- even so in The Seed of the Woman / Consecrated One / Messiah / Christ shall all be made alive.” (I Corinthians 15:22)
Life was transferred from the Singularity Creator into the first Adam and thence to the Woman as a clone of Adam, and thence to all humanity via the mitochondria in the seed of the Woman, with the additional epigenetic control over DNA causing degeneration of the telomeres, changing immortality to mortality.
The DNA that the last Adam received from Mary and reproduced in every cell of the developing fetus experienced the effects of his sinless behavior as an epigenetic process reversing mortality back to immortality.
But he died! Doesn’t his death disprove everything just detailed?
No. Keep in mind the energy / activity of DNA that seems to have a will of its own.
- “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin;
- that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.” (II Corinthians 5:21)
“Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live.“ (I Peter 2:24)
To keep the balance in the universe by any physical or spiritual / energy or legal law:
- his sinless death was transferred to the account of the first Adam who sinned so was condemned to die,
- and from the first Adam / Human with his clone wife through shared genetics as being the same as him,
- which allowed the death sentence to be commuted by having the new epigenetics to replace the old.
- But! ONLY in every human who chooses to identify with the Redeemer.
This is not Christian religion. This is inclusive of the first Adam and his wife and Abel and all humanity who never heard the name “Jesus Christ” but had faith in God’s promise of salvation through The Seed Of The Woman.
“ye were…redeemed with…the precious blood of the Appointed One / Messiah / Christ…Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you…” (I Peter 1:19-20)