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SOCT ~ What is Man?

SOCT Paper 131

SOCT ~ What is Man?

What is Man? 

Man is spirit. I want you to begin to understand that proper knowledge or information is extremely important here. Distorted concepts and ideas will not help answer the questions when seeking the Truth (with a capital ‘T’). The Bible teaches that man was created from the “dust” of the earth. As Christians we believe that we are carbon based, dirt based, H2O based beings. In other words, we are made out of natural substance [matter] and put together under the natural laws of God’s creation. ~

Man has mind. SOCT also teaches that all matter is made up of energy. The material world is an ocean of atomic energy. All of this energy is organized through vibrational frequencies which occur on channels. The human spirit is not matter as we understand matter but instead the spirit is a particle of divine Intelligence which has been thrust into the ocean of matter. All living things have a particle of spirit. Spirit begins to construct a vehicle of operation. What we call “God” [Divine Intelligence] has given all life a vehicle of expression and operation. Humans were sent here to gain individual agency, free agency. Divine intelligence creates relationship. All life forms are in some sort of relationship. ~

Man created out of Physical Matter

Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong explains this subject quite well: “But God made MAN of MATTER! This was necessary for the supreme accomplishment God willed. “And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath [air] of life; and man became a living soul” (Genesis 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.”-

A soul is basically a vehicle through which the spirit operates. The soul is not the spirit and the spirit is not the soul. ~

Soul and Spirit – Two different things

“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: Genesis 1:20, “moving creature” (Hebrew, nephesh) Genesis 1:21, “great whales, and every living creature” (Hebrew, nephesh); Genesis 1:24, “living creature” (Hebrew, nephesh). The translators in translating into the English language used the English word “creature,” but Genesis 2:7 they translated the same nephesh into the English word “soul” – man became a “living soul”, “vehicle” (nephesh).” ~

“Therefore the SOUL is physical, composed of matter, and can die. This is a TRUTH believed by very few denominations, and probably by no other religions – another PROOF that identifies the one true Church of God!” [From “Mystery of the Ages, Mr. H.W.Armstrong] ~

So basically man is flesh, a biological being. The human brain is physical. The human brain is like a wired piece of electronic machinery. Please understand that the “thinking” brain is something quite different from simple brain activity. The fact that humans can make decisions and form beliefs gives consciousness and individuality to the person. If these are all just chemical reactions then thinking in and of itself would simply be a mere illusion. We would have no reason for anything. ~

Your Spirit is a Personality – a person

As far as what man is in regards to the “self” we will find that man is a PERSON with a PERSONALITY. This is so very important to understand. God created us with an individual personality. No two personalities are alike. We are all special and a “one of a kind”. SOCT {Science of Christian Thought} does NOT teach that we are an “ego” or that we have a so called ‘ego’. We will learn more about this as we proceed. ~

SOCT does not leave out the research of DNA. Every human cell of your body is a kind of history book. We can tell the story of one’s life by a close look at DNA when it comes to ancestry.  SOCT is currently getting ready to publish a paper on the subject of mitochondrial genetics and its proper association with Biblical Theology. We will come to understand the true Mitochondrial Eve ~ the one mentioned in Scripture! ~

We have studies that actually connect DNA with specific personality traits which prove what the Bible teaches, that we truly are our personalities and our thoughts - and that these affect our personal growth down to the cellular level. ~

For the most part we could say that most humans are fairly good people. This certainly does not make us perfect by any means. Man has a want to do things better, a drive to perform, a sense of right and wrong. Some people are more competitive than others but all want to do well. ~

The problem is that Humans have distorted thoughts, not clear - aberrated. The Bible calls this problem ‘sin’. Sin is not a subjective topic, there are static truths. SOCT teaches that there are static moral truths which do not change. The idea that these can be changed is what has caused all aberrated thoughts. ~

Static Truth

Basically fallen man is living in a false sense of security and in a false reality. Man can display happiness in his fallen condition. Mans condition is full of subtle deception. By mans knowledge alone he sees himself as really not that bad. Standards of mental health or what one might call “normal behavior” vary due to culture, parental upbringing, time, and expectations of his or her social group. Man really has no concept, without Jesus Christ, of a static reality. Reality is constantly being shifted and changed before the eyes of the lost child. Psychology and Psychiatry will argue that there is no complete system which exists to explain the exact “science” of mental health or illness. Thus, to fallen man there is no static “mental health”. Who defines ultimate values? ~

SOCT teaches static moral laws. These laws do not change. If these laws are followed true happiness will occur that can never be extinguished in a person’s life. ~

You must remove SE’s [Sinful Experiences]

Sinful Experiences [likened to leaven] can plant [like a bad seed] wrong and distorted thought memories [mind pictures] at the conscious and subconscious level which begin to grow [rise like leaven] and affect the whole of human thinking. This so called “leaven” over a period of time lightens [represses] the guilt of sinful actions. All humans have experienced sinful action and reactions from childhood. These distortions create wrong answers and actions. In other words, people learn to react wrongly. All sinful acts stem from the basic ‘reactive’ fallen mind. The reactive portion of the mind is that portion which has been distorted by sin. The reactive level of fallen man has no static foundation of Truth. It simply responds based on false [sinful] data. This means that those who lack the Mind of Christ [those who are not truly converted Christians] mostly react under the control of what could be termed the “volitional” level of fallen mind. Sinful action controls the body, mind and spiritual realm of the non-Christian. The ‘reactive’ level of consciousness is sometimes termed, Human Nature. Please understand that ‘Sinful Experiences’ [SE’s] affect both the conscious and unconscious mind. To be freed from fallen mind man must accept the true God and the guidance that He offers through Holy Spirit – the Plan of Salvation. This can be experienced by listening to and acting on the teachings of Jesus Christ. Then, one can receive the true Holy Spirit and become a realized child of Heavenly Father. [Acts 5:32] ~

The Plan of Salvation

When SOCT talks about the “Prime Instinct” we mean the core urge or driving force within each Human being. We are here talking about that which motivates - and the idea or thought process which motivates the Human in almost all things. We are talking primarily about survival. The innate urge, need, process to survive…to live. ~

True survival is offered through Divine Intelligence [Heavenly Father] in His plan of salvation. Without this plan you will not survive, plain and simple. God created our spirits with identity seeds. We are created in the image of God and God is eternal. Thus we strive for eternal existence, we can’t help it. Many religions offer made up plans and philosophies to get people to believe in their false teachings regarding this issue. Many will spend hundreds if not thousands of dollars doing this. They pay cults and New Age movements to tell them just how to survive. ~

Every person on planet earth has the central thrust to survive through existence. People use different methods to try and achieve this. All Human goals stem from the single goal to live…survive. Jesus Christ came to help us all with this issue. Jesus Christ offers us eternal life. Those that study here at Science Of Christian Thought will come to the proper understanding of this very issue and then will become acquainted with the ultimate Plan of Salvation through Jesus Christ to truly achieve everlasting life under the best circumstances imaginable. ~

You can choose where you want to spend eternity. ~

Please continue your studies here at SOCT.

~May you gain peace profound.

~Prophet Eric William King 


*Paper 4: Understanding VSP
*Paper 6: Proper understanding of Self


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  1. Mankind’s idea of Deity has evolved throughout time. In ancient past humans looked at early Extraterrestrial visits as visits by “the gods”. After a belief in many gods came the realization of ONE SOURCE, one mind and or “one Spirit”. As mankind learns that there are many life forms not just on this planet but also swimming throughout the universe he begins to understand that all life is a mere reflection of something much greater. ~ E.W.King