Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Like Father, Like Son? ...*

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Are we making a mystery out of something that is not really a mystery. I speak of the seeming enigma of Jesus being called both the “Father and the Son”?1 BUT could it be as simple as DNA or the like?
“I am in the Father, and the Father in me”?2
Of course, there could be other and deeper meanings, but what mortal father or mother? what mortal son or daughter? could not as readily say:
“I am in my father and my father in me. I am in my mother and my mother in me.”
Is that not what paternity tests or the tracing of maternal lineages are based on? discovering the father, the mother in me?3

Which brings us immediately to perhaps the most important decision we will each have to make in 2021 and beyond. Will an mRNA vaccine irrevocably (forever and ever) change or corrupt DNA such that one can no longer say, in truth: “I am in my father / mother, and my father / mother in me”?

The profiteers are claiming that nuclear DNA alteration will not occur, but others are claiming otherwise.4 Is this a test? Does God expect us to take a stand and say to the profiteers: “As for me and my house, we choose to not believe or trust in your promises. The witness of history, greed, and power abuse weigh overwhelmingly against your altruistic claims.” So, if we are in an age of lying wonders,5 why are we trusting in the arm of flesh?6 Do we not know, from scripture and history that Satan has been seeking for millennia to destroy the world that God created?7 Is this not the perfect scenario for long-laid plans? Can we see a partial déjà vu from ancient Americas 29-23 B.C.8 in this decade of the 2020s? Why do so many continue to sleep-walk and pretend that conspiracies are all just theories?9

But let us return to another possible explanation of the Father / Son enigma. Could it also be as simple as adoption — that the Son could thus become the Father (of faithful sons and daughters)?
Behold, I am he who was prepared from the foundation of the world to redeem my people. Behold, I am Jesus Christ. I am the Father and the Son. In me shall all mankind have life, and that eternally, even they who shall believe on my name; and they shall become my sons and my daughters.10

For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. ... And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.11
But this also brings us back to mRNA. If it is really gene “therapy,” as some claim, will it create another kind of adoption, where humans can then be patented, like GMO animals and seeds?12 be registered as property of a patent holder? be managed even to the extent that reproduction and offspring are controlled by an “owner”? Our unbelief and / or willful blindness about the secretive depth and depravity of the adversary and his minions have, in large measure, brought us to this point in history. If we continue to sleep-walk into and through this decade, the despotic system will only intensify and we will have violated the urgent command to awaken.13 The consequences will be tragic.

Yes, I acknowledge, there are plenty of “things of God” and “mysteries of God” that are beyond mortal comprehension, but I wonder, if more times than not, Occam's razor14 might apply to understanding this apparent Father / Son mystery.

*Thoughts sparked by reading: Both Versions of the Godhead in One Verse at https://onewhoiswatching.wordpress.com/2021/02/14/both-versions-of-the-godhead-in-one-verse/ | His post contains some very thought provoking insights and queries.

1. Book of Mormon | Mosiah 15:1-5 ~ AND now Abinadi said unto them: I would that ye should understand that God himself shall come down among the children of men, and shall redeem his people. And because he dwelleth in flesh he shall be called the Son of God, and having subjected the flesh to the will of the Father, being the Father and the Son— The Father, because he was conceived by the power of God; and the Son, because of the flesh; thus becoming the Father and Son— And they are one God, yea, the very Eternal Father of heaven and of earth. And thus the flesh becoming subject to the Spirit, or the Son to the Father, being one God, suffereth temptation, and yieldeth not to the temptation, but suffereth himself to be mocked, and scourged, and cast out, and disowned by his people.
Book of Mormon | Mormon 9:12 ~ Behold, he created Adam, and by Adam came the fall of man. And because of the fall of man came Jesus Christ, even the Father and the Son; and because of Jesus Christ came the redemption of man.
Book of Mormon | Ether 4:12 ~ And whatsoever thing persuadeth men to do good is of me; for good cometh of none save it be of me. I am the same that leadeth men to all good; he that will not believe my words will not believe me—that I am; and he that will not believe me will not believe the Father who sent me. For behold, I am the Father, I am the light, and the life, and the truth of the world.
Doctrine and Covenants | Section 76:13 ~ Even those things which were from the beginning before the world was, which were ordained of the Father, through his Only Begotten Son, who was in the bosom of the Father, even from the beginning;
2. Book of Mormon | 3 Nephi 11:27 ~ And after this manner shall ye baptize in my name; for behold, verily I say unto you, that the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost are one; and I am in the Father, and the Father in me, and the Father and I are one.
Doctrine and Covenants | Section 93:2-4 ~ And that I am the true light that lighteth every man that cometh into the world; And that I am in the Father, and the Father in me, and the Father and I are one— The Father because he gave me of his fulness, and the Son because I was in the world and made flesh my tabernacle, and dwelt among the sons of men.
3. Paternity Tests: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DNA_paternity_testing (“In testing the paternity of a male child, comparison of the Y chromosome can be used, since it is passed directly from father to son.”) And what does it mean to be made in the image of God? Does that image encompass DNA or other spiritual components related or similar to DNA? And did not Jesus say after His resurrection: "Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have." (New Testament | Luke 24:39) So apparently He kept His DNA.
See also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genetic_testing
4. https://dejavu-timestwo.blogspot.com/2020/05/the-end-of-man.html  | Because of the potential, tragic, eternal consequence, should it not be the duty of every soul to study this out and pray like never before, especially, if one has stewardship over children. Search out the answer to your own satisfaction.
5. New Testament | 2 Thessalonians 2:9-10 ~ Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
6. Book of Mormon | 2 Nephi 4:34 ~ O Lord, I have trusted in thee, and I will trust in thee forever. I will not put my trust in the arm of flesh; for I know that cursed is he that putteth his trust in the arm of flesh. Yea, cursed is he that putteth his trust in man or maketh flesh his arm.
Doctrine and Covenants | Section 1:19 ~ The weak things of the world shall come forth and break down the mighty and strong ones, that man should not counsel his fellow man, neither trust in the arm of flesh—
7. https://dejavu-times.blogspot.com/2021/01/utopians-at-open-gates.html
8. Book of Mormon | Helaman 6:21-30 ~ But behold, Satan did stir up the hearts of the more part of the Nephites, insomuch that they did unite with those bands of robbers, and did enter into their covenants and their oaths, that they would protect and preserve one another in whatsoever difficult circumstances they should be placed, that they should not suffer for their murders, and their plunderings, and their stealings. And it came to pass that they did have their signs, yea, their secret signs, and their secret words; and this that they might distinguish a brother who had entered into the covenant, that whatsoever wickedness his brother should do he should not be injured by his brother, nor by those who did belong to his band, who had taken this covenant. And thus they might murder, and plunder, and steal, and commit whoredoms and all manner of wickedness, contrary to the laws of their country and also the laws of their God. And whosoever of those who belonged to their band should reveal unto the world of their wickedness and their abominations, should be tried, not according to the laws of their country, but according to the laws of their wickedness, which had been given by Gadianton and Kishkumen. Now behold, it is these secret oaths and covenants which Alma commanded his son should not go forth unto the world, lest they should be a means of bringing down the people unto destruction. Now behold, those secret oaths and covenants did not come forth unto Gadianton from the records which were delivered unto Helaman; but behold, they were put into the heart of Gadianton by that same being who did entice our first parents to partake of the forbidden fruit— Yea, that same being who did plot with Cain, that if he would murder his brother Abel it should not be known unto the world. And he did plot with Cain and his followers from that time forth. And also it is that same being who put it into the hearts of the people to build a tower sufficiently high that they might get to heaven. And it was that same being who led on the people who came from that tower into this land; who spread the works of darkness and abominations over all the face of the land, until he dragged the people down to an entire destruction, and to an everlasting hell. Yea, it is that same being who put it into the heart of Gadianton to still carry on the work of darkness, and of secret murder; and he has brought it forth from the beginning of man even down to this time. And behold, it is he who is the author of all sin. And behold, he doth carry on his works of darkness and secret murder, and doth hand down their plots, and their oaths, and their covenants, and their plans of awful wickedness, from generation to generation according as he can get hold upon the hearts of the children of men. (Bold emphasis added.) See also descriptions in Helaman 7:4-6, 21, 25-26.
See also: https://dejavu-timestwo.blogspot.com/2020/07/deja-vu-29-23-bc-corruptions.html
9. https://dejavu-times.blogspot.com/2019/10/conspiracy-deny-ers-in-nutshell.html
10. Book of Mormon | Ether 3:14
11. New Testament | Romans 8:15, 23
See also (all bold emphasis added): Pearl of Great Price | Moses 6:65-68 ~ And thus he was baptized, and the Spirit of God descended upon him, and thus he was born of the Spirit, and became quickened in the inner man. And he heard a voice out of heaven, saying: Thou art baptized with fire, and with the Holy Ghost. This is the record of the Father, and the Son, from henceforth and forever; And thou art after the order of him who was without beginning of days or end of years, from all eternity to all eternity. Behold, thou art one in me, a son of God; and thus may all become my sons. Amen.
New Testament | Galatians 4:4-7 ~ But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.
New Testament | Ephesians 1:3-6 ~ Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.
Book of Mormon | Mosiah 5:7-10 ~ And now, because of the covenant which ye have made ye shall be called the children of Christ, his sons, and his daughters; for behold, this day he hath spiritually begotten you; for ye say that your hearts are changed through faith on his name; therefore, ye are born of him and have become his sons and his daughters. And under this head ye are made free, and there is no other head whereby ye can be made free. There is no other name given whereby salvation cometh; therefore, I would that ye should take upon you the name of Christ, all you that have entered into the covenant with God that ye should be obedient unto the end of your lives. And it shall come to pass that whosoever doeth this shall be found at the right hand of God, for he shall know the name by which he is called; for he shall be called by the name of Christ. And now it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall not take upon him the name of Christ must be called by some other name; therefore, he findeth himself on the left hand of God.
Book of Mormon | Mosiah 27:25-26 ~ And the Lord said unto me: Marvel not that all mankind, yea, men and women, all nations, kindreds, tongues and people, must be born again; yea, born of God, changed from their carnal and fallen state, to a state of righteousness, being redeemed of God, becoming his sons and daughters; And thus they become new creatures; and unless they do this, they can in nowise inherit the kingdom of God.
Pearl of Great Price | Moses 5:9 ~ And in that day the Holy Ghost fell upon Adam, which beareth record of the Father and the Son, saying: I am the Only Begotten of the Father from the beginning, henceforth and forever, that as thou hast fallen thou mayest be redeemed, and all mankind, even as many as will.
12. Patenting DNA: ▪ "The Supreme Court's ruling did allow that DNA manipulated in a lab is eligible to be patented because DNA sequences altered by humans are not found in nature. The Court specifically mentioned the ability to patent a type of DNA known as complementary DNA (cDNA). This synthetic DNA is produced from the molecule that serves as the instructions for making proteins (called messenger RNA)." https://medlineplus.gov/genetics/understanding/testing/genepatents/ (Bold emphasis added.)
▪ Making Precedent: Is your body your own? http://www.pbs.org/bloodlines/making_precedent/body/page3.html
“Over the last 15 years the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted more than 400 U.S. patents on higher animals, including pigs, cows and sheep, many genetically modified with human genes. Human-cow embryos have been patented, and in 2001, the University of Missouri was granted a patent on a cloning technique that does not rule out the creation of human embryos. The USPTO also allows genes to be patented. Over 20,000 genes, 7,810 of them human genes, have been patented in the U.S." at http://www.pbs.org/bloodlines/making_precedent/body/page3.html (side bar)
▪ Diagnostic Testing and the Ethics of Patenting DNA at https://www.nature.com/scitable/topicpage/diagnostic-testing-and-the-ethics-of-patenting-709/
13. Book of Mormon | Ether 8:23-25 ~ Wherefore, O ye Gentiles, it is wisdom in God that these things should be shown unto you, that thereby ye may repent of your sins, and suffer not that these murderous combinations shall get above you, which are built up to get power and gain—and the work, yea, even the work of destruction come upon you, yea, even the sword of the justice of the Eternal God shall fall upon you, to your overthrow and destruction if ye shall suffer these things to be. Wherefore, the Lord commandeth you, when ye shall see these things come among you that ye shall awake to a sense of your awful situation, because of this secret combination which shall be among you; or wo be unto it, because of the blood of them who have been slain; for they cry from the dust for vengeance upon it, and also upon those who built it up. For it cometh to pass that whoso buildeth it up seeketh to overthrow the freedom of all lands, nations, and countries; and it bringeth to pass the destruction of all people, for it is built up by the devil, who is the father of all lies; even that same liar who beguiled our first parents, yea, even that same liar who hath caused man to commit murder from the beginning; who hath hardened the hearts of men that they have murdered the prophets, and stoned them, and cast them out from the beginning.
14. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Occam%27s_razor : Occam's razorOckham's razorOcham's razor (Latin: novacula Occami), or law of parsimony (Latin: lex parsimoniae) is the problem-solving principle that "entities should not be multiplied without necessity",[1][2] or more simply, the simplest explanation is usually the right one. The idea is attributed to English Franciscan ;friar William of Ockham(c. 1287–1347), a scholastic philosopher and theologian who used a preference for simplicity to defend the idea of divine miracles.
New Testament | 2 Corinthians 11:3 ~ But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
New Testament | 2 Corinthians 1:12 ~ For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward.
Book of Mormon | 1 Nephi 17:41 ~ ... the labor which they had to perform was to look; and because of the simpleness of the way, or the easiness of it, there were many who perished.
Book of Mormon | Alma 37:6 ~ Now ye may suppose that this is foolishness in me; but behold I say unto you, that by small and simple things are great things brought to pass; and small means in many instances doth confound the wise.
Doctrine and Covenants | Section 133:57 ~ And for this cause, that men might be made partakers of the glories which were to be revealed, the Lord sent forth the fulness of his gospel, his everlasting covenant, reasoning in plainness and simplicity

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