Of the Earth

Your body and your mind are absolutely of the planet Earth. They have evolved over millions of years just as a fungus or amoeba has evolved on the face of the earth. Every day you must eat the earth, or products of the earth, and drink the water of earth and breathe the atmosphere of the earth to continue your existence. Your body, plucked from this Earth and placed on another planet, would be lifeless in an instant. Indeed, your body  belongs to the Earth, and is the earth. Hence you find in Genesis 2:7 that God formed man from the dust of the ground. But then God did something very peculiar…  He breathed his own breath into man’s nostrils, giving him the breath of life. And man became a living soul!  This, this is the mystery.

Notes to myself while reading various authors.

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