Most people, particular those of other religions, believe that Jesus was a mortal man, albeit an exceptional teacher who loved all mankind. But according to the Bible, Jesus was much more than that; He was divine, God manifested in the flesh. The Bible further teaches that, while God is invisible Spirit, Jesus is the exact physical representation of God. What, now, does science reveal?
A comprehensive study of the human brain reveals that an intangible image, thanks to its finite nature, is the actual process by which a universal tendency toward increasing disorder is contained – a feat which is achieved by the brain’s capacity for maximizing an expectancy match, largely mediated by the limbic brain — and envisioned by secular science as the regulation of body weight and temperature. Cutting to the chase, and at a more fundamental level, an image — very much a thermoregulatory event — is, via its expectable and matchable finitude, the ultimate restrainer of the Second Law of Thermodynamics, such that a dissipative, weightless outcome is prevented.
However, none of the above works unless we have been created in the image of God – this being the only way to explain how a regressive tendency toward infinity in the absence of a finite image releases and channels energy into the movement which creates an image. An observer is required since an image is meaningless in its absence. In a nutshell, neuroscience proclaims that matter and personhood are inseparable. The Bible claims that Jesus is the exact expression of the Father, the “Son of God.” It also proclaims that this same Jesus is the one through whom and by whom everything was created? An astounding falsehood if not true.
God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness” (Gen. 1:26). Call the second Person of the Trinity whatever or whomever you like, even reject the Trinity, God as a Person is essential for understanding the human brain. For most Bible-believing Christians, “Jesus” will do just fine.
My recently published book, Consciousness Finally Explained: A Perfect Synthesis of God and Brain, rounds out the argument with several chapters explaining why a biblically-defined God is a necessity for understanding consciousness and the brain’s mediation of an image.
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