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Saturday, December 2, 2017

The Body and Soul

The Body and the Soul


Dear friends

Yes, I know you would not believe me when I briefly Whatsapp you that there is a soul within all of us 


All civilizations and cultures believe in ghosts as the spirit left behind by a dead person, and I mean what I said to you previously 


In the King James Version of the Bible the word "ghost" is mentioned 108 times. 


However some claimed  that this word  does not mean the disembodied spirit of someone who has died.

For instance some said that “to give up the ghost,” means “to die" This, I beg to strongly disagree 

In most versions of the Bible describing the last moments of the death of Jesus, it either says Jesus gave up his ghost or gave up his spirit

Spirit equates ghost, and ghost equates soul


"Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost" (Matthew 27:50) and (John 19:30) KJV

 It is so clear here in King James Version of Jesus death and in almost all other versions of the Bible too, the alternative word "spirit" is used instead of "ghost"

This, to my mind means Jesus ghost, spirit or his soul got separated from his physical body

Demons and spirits exist too  because it is clearly written that Jesus cast out demons who possessed man

(Matthew 8:28 - 34; Luke 8:26 - 37; Mark 5: 1 - 17)


There are a lot of references too of mediums and spiritists in biblical times such as found in  Leviticus 19:31, Deuteronomy 18:11; 2 Kings 21:6; Isaiah 8:19, etc, but God  warns them against such practices except towards communicating with God only who of course is a Spirit.


There are always an opposite of everything


For instance, males and females, hot and cold, light and darkness, big and small, positive and negative, fire and water, love and hatred, forgiving and the unforgiving, black and white...etc, etc, including even spiritual beings like God and Satan.


But what is more important is something we cannot see, namely, a physical body, and a spiritual half that is firmly cemented into our body as one



The opposite half of our physical body is our soul or the ghost within us


This spiritual part of our body is actually the breath of God that gives our physical body life, and the two together as our living soul.



And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul (Genesis 2:7)


This part of the body is the spirit that is firmly clued to the physical body as one which cannot be separated a long as we still have the breath of life


The opposite part of the body is the
spirit that can ever be seen, felt, detected or measured by science because it is non material. It is beyond science


This is attached to the body as one entity


This means whatever action we do or even think in life is copied into the soul


The body is the template of the soul as much a strand of DNA is the template that serves as a mould or a pattern for the synthesis of complementary strand of nucleic acid or the expression of a protein.



While the soul tries to guide what our body should or should not do, our body oftentimes refuses to obey by an opposing spiritual force, and that action is imprinted into the soul, as much as epigenetic controls the expression of genes



This means whatever we do, even think or write, is being duplicated as a mould, a carbon copy or a template which is then imprinted into the soul


The soul is part of a living body as one, as much as man and wife is one in flesh, and no man shall separate the two


Mark 10:9, Matthew 19:6


Thus the breath of God was pumped into our body as a living soul. It was put there by God, and it remains there


The two can never be separated except in death, freeing the indestructible breath of God which is the spirit or the soul which then returns to God; the body made from the dust of the soil, then returns to where it came


The soul thus mirrors the image of the body and its words and actions


Once our actions or sins are  copied into the soul it cannot be erased except by God or by his forgiveness..

For instance even if you read this sentence and understand, it is already incorporated firmly into the storage memory of your soul which is actually your better half.

Of course neuroscientists looks it from the neurochemistry point of view which is the physical or material aspect

Whatever we do or lust for, or deny ourselves, our works of charity or our iniquity, our love or our hatered, our joy or sorrows, our sins or our godliness, our  forgiveness or our unforgiving spirit, are all firmly imprinted into our soul


All these records serve as evidences for or against us. We cannot remove them as this is our template that mirrors our physical life just before we die.


In short, all our actions are already copied into our soul which returns to God whom he can "download"


Our soul will carry them with it before it separates from our body


However, a copy of our life will be played before us as evidences from the time we were born till our soul departs from our physical body for us to "see" for the last time.


We may see our lives on Earth flashing before us when we give up our ghost 


Since our soul is spirit it will not be constraint by time. The scenes of our life shall be a fleeting moment even though we may have lived a hundred years


"A thousand years in your sight are like a day that has just gone by, or a watch in the night" (Psalm 90:4)

So is our soul, a spirit


The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away" (Psalm 90:10)


The entire scene of our short life since birth, what we actually do or think, our pain, our  joy and labour shall flash back before us in just a fleeting moment before our soul flies away


Our soul shall bear evidence for or against us, including what we think and understanding, or refusing to understand or believe


Our soul duplicates all our actions in life. It mirrors our entire life..It is a template.


Our soul that shall bear witness for us was already put there as a breath of God pumped into our physical body, and what God puts together let no man put asunder, be it man and wife as one flesh, as much as matter, energy, space or time as one continuum as God's creation.

Nothing God created can be destroyed, although it can be transformed from one state to another such as mass into energy


(Mark 10:9; Matthew 19:6).


We may destroy the body but we cannot destroy the soul.


"And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul..." (Matthew 10:28)


It is not about going to Church or proclaiming to be Christian that is going to give  us spiritual knowledge


For knowledge of the  bible interpreted in a literal sense is a hindrance to our spiritual vision


We need to pray for a vision we cannot see beyond the barrier of a physical dimension 



We read books and go for education for knowledge of worldly things,  but for us to see spiritually, we need wisdom in prayers seeking for foresight 


There are many records of people who encountered near death experiences and are able to give vivid  accounts of their lives being flashed back before them during the last moments of their near death 
Let this be!

Lim jb

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The Origin of Human Race: Adam and Eve or Africa?

Dear friends 

In my Whats Up Doc Whatsapp some of you don't seem to agree with me when I casually mentioned that we all descended from Adam and Eve 

Some merely quoted what scientists told them that the human race came from Africa, yet others who are even more confused by their "scientific" brief, argued that homo sapiens were evolved from the apes, but remained silent about the missing link between the primates and the modern man as if the transition between the apes and humans was completely seamless.

But when I briefly explained in just one or two sentences that we were all descended from Adam and Eve, it created a storm among some.

They refuse to agree with me 

Let me explain again starting with just a few verses below:


"After he drove the man out, he placed on the east side of the Garden of Eden Cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the Tree of Life"

(Genesis 3:24)

"So Cain went out of the Lord's presence and lived in the land of Nod, east of the a Garden of Eden"

(Genesis 4:16)

But where then was the Garden of Eden?

This has been debated for some time already among theology, archaeology, geographers, sociology,  anthropological experts.

Initially it was thought to be where the rivers Euphrates and Tigris were n the Middle East.

But since the Middle East is quite arid, dry and infertile where hardly plants can grow, let alone a beautiful garden like in Eden where there were plenty of trees of all sorts including the Tree of Knowledge,  this idea was abandoned 

Scientists including myself now believe the Garden of Eden, and just east of it where Adam and Eve were driven out, was in the very fertile land, probably in the Nile valley where the River Nile flows

And the Nile is in Egypt on the top of the African continent where a lot of ancient mysteries happened. 

Anthropologists also think that this was the place where humans first came from  -  the African continent

This theory fits very well with what I too think, based on the description given in the Bible.

Further east of Egypt are the countries in the Middle East where Moses led the Israerites who are the children of God to settle in the Promised Land.

And that was where all the descendants of Adam and Eve..Cain, Abel, Seth, down to Enoch, Enos...etc, etc. came to settle down 

Moses who came later then led the Israelites wandering even more eastwards into the deserts for forty years until Noah time

They were all driven out of the Garden of Eden to the east into Africa which I have already explained was in the fertile land of the Nile valley in the African continent

It was from where (Egypt) Moses led the children of Israel towards the Middle East a journey which took them some 40 years in the wilderness.

By the time Adam and Eve genealogy came to Noah's generation, humans already began to multiply greatly and populate over the surface of the Earth as God 

"And God bless them, and God said to them, Be fruitful, and multiply; and replenish the Earth, and subdue it....over every living thing that move upon the Earth" (Genesis 1:28).


That was also when the sons of gods came and mated with the pretty daughters of Adam and Eve descendants

"that the sons of gods (alien beings from another world) saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and the took them wives of all which they choose" (Genesis 6:2)

As a result of this ungodly reunion between the sons of gods (alien beings) and the fair daughters of men (human-kind prior to Noah), they produce giants and nephilim 

Nephilim are ungodly beings neither humans nor earthy beings as the result of union between humans and "sons of gods" 

They were the giants who were capable of building the pyramids such as the Grand Pyramid of Egypt,  and other engineering feats around the world such as the Oblex of Axum and Aswan, the Stone of Pregnant Women in Baalbek, Lebanon, the Saksaywaman, Peru, the underground church in Lalibela in Ethopia, the Teotihuacan  in Mexico...and much more, since by then the human race have already multiplied and populated the surface of earth as the Lord God commanded as I have already explained (Genesis 1:28)

I have much, much more to say about the origin of man on earth and how it fits in so neatly from what the Bible tells us so briefly,  and yet so precisely and deeply,  and what Science tries so hard and at great length to believe

As a research scientist myself, the more I think about what my scientific counter parts tried so hard to postulate,  the more I find such beautiful union between the Scripture and Science

Scientists need just to ask the Lord God to give them wisdom and spiritual vision and not knowledge, and they can instantly see the reunion with Him in Spirit and in Truth

The Scripture is an inspired writing given by God without burden to anyone who believes first before they see, while scientific knowledge is acquired by unnecessary very hard research and toil by scientist who insist on seeing first before they believe,  yet they see so little

"Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest....for my yoke is easy, and my burden is light" 

(Matthew11: 28 - 30)

May the good Lord God gives you that same vision and wisdom as He gives me in my daily prayer.

So shall this be!

Amen

Lim Ju Boo

Sunday, October 15, 2017

A New Heaven and New Earth and The End of Time

We all know that Einstein has shown that space and time is one continuous flow of everything in this universe from the largest to the smallest galaxies 

This space-time mathematical model joins space and time into a single idea called a four-dimensional continuum, which is so unlike the non-relativistic classical mechanics, that uses Euclidean space, where time is treated as universal constant  independent of the state of motion of an observer.

But in a relativistic universe, time cannot be separated from the three dimensions of space.

While sitting down to ponder on this model on the working of our entire universe, I was thinking what happens when God destroys His entire creation when heavens will roll up and wrapped up like a scroll? 

"But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, the elements shall melt with fevent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up" (2 Peter 3:10)

"And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together (including time, space and matter as one as we only now know); and every mountain and island were moved out of their places" (Revelations 6:14)

This "rolling up like a scroll" is exactly the opposite of "in the beginning" precisely and exactly the opposite of the Big Bang theory of the beginning of the universe


I am now just wonder why do people speaks of "end times" rather than just say the end of the world or the end of the universe without including time?
 
Why did they include that canny expression "end of time" as well?

Did they actually know it or was it just a coincidence? I just wonder?

Cosmologists also believe the universe will collapsed together when the powers of indestructible gravity finally pulls them all together once again to just one singularity as it was in the beginning

This is what I like to coin it as The Big Collapse

This to me is very similar to the Big Bang postulated by cosmologists as the birth of the universe for every thing including the beginning of time.

There were also verses in the New Testament where God said "I am Alpha and Omega, The Beginning and The End", meaning He is the beginning of everything and the end of all things

(Revelation 1:8; 22:13)

What a mind blogging similarly between Christianity and modern Science, even though the Book of Revelation was written not long after the death of Jesus. I

This was clearly an inspired writing that is so similar to what Science now tells us.

But actually what I wanted to say here is that,  we can imagine matter or even space being destroyed because they are something we see or at least perceive them.

But how do we imagine time being also destroyed together, even if we try to imagine as hard as we try?

Before Einstein time was treated separately from space and matter; they were not related

Has anyone think or written about this thinking before? What is the picture or a scenario like where there is not even time? It would be completely void as it was first described

"And the earth was without form, and VOID; and darkness was upon the face of the deep" (Genesis 1:2).

But that is not the end.

A new universe will be born, probably not a physical one, but a spiritual heaven and earth where there will be no matter, space or time, all of which has a boundary pegged onto the tethers of each other

Once that limitation of time is removed then "time" shall be eternal

It will be well outside the boundaries of the laws of physics of even Einstein wrote. I believe this shall be the scenario.

The presence of water is considered by all scientists worthy their salt as the most important ingredient for the existence of any physical life anywhere in the universe

But a spiritual life in a new spiritual world would no longer require any water

"And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were pass away; and there was no more sea" (Revelation  21).

This is just my thinking as I sit to ponder. 

I like my gentle readers to think over this and kindly write to me your views in my comment column.

Thank you for reading

Lim Ju Boo

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Existence of Life After Death

The Question:


"It's up to an individual's belief...
For Budhist , it has never been said.." towards the end of the road ".they are two branches..

Rather its called a dead end.. it's layman view..without wisdom It is up to an individual's belief...

For Budhist , it has never been said.." towards tge end of the road ".they sre . two branches..

Rather its called a dead end.. it's layman view..without wisdom."

(David and Egr Ong Geok Soo)

For the evolutionist, when they come to the end of the road, there are two branches. Burial or condemnation

(Tan Seng Khoon)


The above were two views sent to me in my whatsapp chat group

My answer:


Dear David, Egr Ong Geok Sol, and Ir. Tan Seng Khoon 

Thank you to  both of you for your views whether life exist after death

Allow me to share my views whether or not it is the end of the road once you suffer a physical death

I can only  briefly explain. I cannot write much using this small smart phone of mine because it is always changing whatever I write with its auto correct, and I cannot even switch it off

First, let me quote you a verse in Genesis:

"And the Lord God formed man of dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living soul" 

(Genesis 2:7).

This apparently is a very " simple" verse to most people, but to me it has a very profound meaning 

When Adam was created, he was just a dead body made of dust or from the soil of the earth just as in the carbon cycle of life we learn in biology class in school..There was no life in Adam initially when the Lord God made him out of clay so to speak. 

Adam was initially a dead body like you mentioned when we die but are we really at the end of the road after being buried or cremated?

Both methods reduce us into the soil. But is that really the end of life? Think, think again. Read that verse many times, analyse it and think again 


The Clue:


Let me give you another clue with this verse:

"In the sweat of thy face shall thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground, for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shall thou return" 

(Genesis 3:19).

Now the above verse is what you literally believe, that when we die we  return to dust into the soil, be it through burial or through cremation. 

Literally and physically speaking based on this verse alone this is correct. 


Spiritual Wisdom:



Unfortunately this is the belief read and interpreted by a person without spiritual wisdom. A person without spiritual wisdom is blind and he cannot see beyond what science believes and teaches  him.

He reads and interprets the verse literally and in the physical sense pbecause he cannot see beyond his physical dimension

This is no different from Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews who came to Jesus by night wanting to know  how he could enter heaven

Jesus answered, verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God

(John 3: 5 - 6)

Nicodemus answered Jesus how can a man be born again when he is old....and enter his mother's womb again (John 3: 1 - 4)

Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.

Nicodemus, though he was a member of the Jewish council he could not understand the deep spiritual meaning of being  born again of water and of Spirit.

It is known to Science that 60 percent of the human body is made up of water, but in this verse it could also mean cleansing through baptism with water. 

Water as a universal solvent is the most important ingredient for the existence of life.

Water is also very important ingredient for physical cleaning as well as for spiritual cleansing as in baptism. But let us talk about this later


Spirit of Life:

Let us get back to the first verse once again

"And the Lord God formed man of dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living soul"

(Genesis 2:7).;

Did you see the meaning of that verse there that says..."and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living soul"

Now tell me, what does that tell you as it instantly revealed to me.

No clue?  Well, let me refer you to another verse elsewhere to help you.

It clearly says,

God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth

(John 4:24)

Now have you got the answer. Not yet I suppose?

Let's go back to the first verse again.

"and breathed into his nostrils the breadth of life"

I suppose you now got it. Yes, no?

If not, let me explain. When the Lord God created Adam out of the soil, he had no life in it yet..He was only a physically dead body.


The Chemistry of Life:


But a physical body need something far far higher and much more complex than what Science has to offer. 

Science has no answer how the music of life went inside a set of compounds from the soil..

Neither has Science any answer to the existence of a ghost or spirit inside us as long as we are still living. 

Science is just a systematic study of matter and energy, nothing higher. It cannot detect the presence of  many entities in us, let alone measure them.

One of these is life, not in its physical form but its spiritual presence inside a physical body which is  the initial breadth of life God blew into Adam body.

It is some kind of life force or life energy residing in a living body. 

This has nothing to do with chemical energy from the food we eat daily that powers our body biochemistry


Two Ingredients to life:


In order for a dead body to have life, it requires two ingredients, namely a physical dead body (about to be buried or cremated as we believe) plus  a "life force" pumped into it

This second un-measurable entity must continue to reside with the physical body as one,  until both part, wherein the soul, spirit or ghost escapes,  and the dead  physical body returns to the soil from where it originally came as described in Genesis 3:19

But what is that "life force" driving a living body to allow it to continue with physical life as we know it . 


A living soul as I know it is;

A physicial dead  body +  an aura of energy inside, driving the physical laws of chemistry of life inside.

Of course this means to me, life  has nothing to do with all those complex biochemistry and the chemical energy derived from food we eat, scientists can only understand in the physical sense.

If that is so simple an answer, why then should all those biochemistry not go on as usual when the "force of life"  God first pumped into the Adam leaves the physical body together with all those biological chemicals inside?

After all the biochemical reactions and their metabolic pathways together with the protein gene expressions and their highly complex signalling pathways have been proceeding beautifully without stopping until death do them part.

 Why then did all these biochemistry and their biomolecules stop working almost immediately and completely if derived from the bread he eats alone, and returns to the soil from where it came.

Man shall not live by bread alone. I quote the verse once again


Earning a Physical Living:


In the sweat of thy face shall thou eat bread (working to earn a living), till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken; for dust thou art, and unto dust shall thou return

(Genesis 3: 19).

Let me challenge my learned scientists who are my counterparts, why did all those body chemistries refused to proceed as usual after "something else" inside leaves the body,  but were forced to crumble down to return to the soil from where it originally came?  Was there something very wrong with those biochemistry? 

Did something else much, much higher than the food they eat that drove those chemistry of life that was actually ordering those chemistry of life to halt immediately and to return to the soil?

In short, the laws of chemistry has to be obeyed. But then why did it now refuse to obey, and the chemical reactants start breaking down, composed to return to the soil where their elements and nutrients came? 

This, to my dear scientists and medical expert counterparts need to answer me with a conscience in their hearts  Forget about all those biological, nutritional, biochemical and medical sciences they learn in the university. 

I too have undergone all those lectures, learning them forward and backwards, and forward again, and taken count less examinations across five universities to satisfy my countless external examiners from my undergraduate, post graduate diploma, my Master' s to my doctorate degrees. But today I am not satisfied by what they taught me I have a mind and a still small voice speaking to me all the time.

Why then must these chemicals of life obey this verse in Genesis  instead of obeying their own chemical laws?

There is something not quite right here then. Something much,  much higher residing inside the physical body must be ordering these biomolecules then, when to proceed, how long to go on and when exactly to stop. Isn't that queer to the best scientific brains if they think again.

But it is  not with our  scientific knowledge that is helpful, but it is the spiritual wisdom the Lord God gave us  to see clearly.


Ghost inside  a Body

It is the spirit of God he breathed into a lifeless physical body made up of tens of thousands of different types of biochemical molecules, proteins of all sorts, nucleic acids, DNA....etc, etc ....together with their highly complex metabolic and signalling pathways that controls all of them. Something much, much higher is controlling all the laws of chemistry in our body.

To me today, seeking for wisdom is  my daily prayers, because  I realize I have been imprisoned by the limitation of scientific knowledge taught to me over 15 years in five different universities, together with my 25 years in medical research.

There is something very grossly missing in all those scientific and medical knowledge taught to me.

That life shall  remain in our physical body as "a living soul" till a physical death do us.

The body then returns to the soil, the soul, spirit or ghost if you like returns to God who gave that initial spark of life.

Another way of putting it. The body separates into two.

The physical dead body as originally in Adam, plus the spirit of God which God  pumped into his nostrils.

The spirit then escapes back to God where it came from after physical death,  and this can never be destroyed.

Thus, "what therefore God hath joined together, let no man put asunder" (Mark 10:9).

"And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soil, but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell"

(Matthews 10:28)

"and the dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it"

(Ecclesiastes 12:7)

The spirit was never judged to return to the soil because it was breathed into Adam by the breath of God. The body return as dust but the Spirit escapes elsewhere.

The spirit, soul, life force or ghost can never be annihilated or become extinct. It will remain throughout all eternity because it is the breath of God. Everything about God or is part of God is eternal.


The Soul of the Body


Our soul is part of His breath and is made to live forever as a spirit

"The first man Adam became a living being; the last Adam, a life giving spirit"

(1 Corinthian 15:45)


Jesus Holy Ghost


"When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said , It is finished: and he bowed his head , and gave up the GHOST

(John 19:30)

And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father into thy hands I commend my spirit : and having said thus, he gave up the GHOST

(Luke 23:46)

Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, YEILDED UP THE GHOST

(Matthew 27:50)


Now, doesn't those verses recorded in John, Luke and Matthew  speak for itself that there is a GHOST or a spirit in Jesus, and that ghost will appear in body form again in Jesus after his death when he appeared again before his disciples besides the Sea of Galilee.

This is now the third time that Jesus shewed Himself to His disciples after he was risen from the dead

(John 21:14)

All these verses clearly tell us there is a ghost in Jesus and in us too that will unite with us in Jesus one day


The Lamp of Life:


Life forces or the"breath of life"  
is exactly like a flame of a lamp..

The lamp represents our complete body. The wick represents the pathways the biochemical reactions takes as it draws nutrients to be burnt which is the flame of life itself.

The oil in the lamp are all the fuel and nutrients from food we consume,  being stored in the body to be metabolized as a flame

The  warmth and the light of the flame is life itself.

The lamp if not lit is just a dead lamp with no life, no light and no heat.. nothing. So is a dead body

Each lamp if placed in a row remains unlit until the flame of life is transferred from the first lamp to next lamp until the entire world is aglow with lamps of life.

The spiritual flame once lit cannot be destroyed. It is transferred into  into another body or to another lamp to give it the flame of life.

This is exactly how a living creature has to sacrifice itself as food in order to transfer its life forces to another creature in order to give it life

If you take a cow for instance, it has to  sacrifice its life, but only once in order to give its life to another living creature, say to a human being who eats its beef But that fuel of life is limited


The Eternal Flame:


But not with Lord Jesus,  His life is eternal and His spiritual fuel is unlimited.

So when people ask me how can Jesus who died only once over 2,000 years ago can give eternal life to  countless billions of people who believe in Him

My answer to them is simple.

Jesus life is unlimited. He is an Eternal Flame that can never be extinguished.

If there is a  lamp that continues to burn an eternal flame, that lamp can continue to transfer its flame from lamp to lamp without any end. So is with Lord Jesus

Unfortunately there is no life on Earth where its life forces is unlimited.

It can only give its life  just to the next living body as food to drive the chemistry of life that scientists know very well.


Wisdom not Knowledge:


For the elite and learned scientists seeing is believing, but for me, I only seek for wisdom in my daily prayers in order to believe

So for me, I believe first, only then I see.

Note:

I am sorry this is just a quick answer to three people who wrote into my Whatsapp chat group telling us that when we die it is the end of everything after being buried or cremated.

As I am not quite comfortable with such thinking, I quickly use my cheap smart phone to churn up my answer so that can be shared by anyone who may equally believe the same end of life

Unfortunately my cheap smart phone does not allow me to switch off the auto correct

Hence there are plenty of errors here and there in spelling, grammar, missing or repetitive words, irrational construction of the sentences among many others

I have no access to my home computer for nearly four months now as I am now hospitalized for a venous stasis leg ulcer which is extremely difficult to manage.

When I get home I shall edit and  polish up this article considerably and largely expand it I have much, much more to add my thoughts.

I therefore apologize on behalf of my smart phone which is forever auto  correcting against what I intend to write

But this is temporary till I can get home to use my computer so long you can figure out what I am trying to pen here

Thank you for reading

Kindly

Lim Ju Boo

Monday, September 25, 2017

God existed before time and matter began

Some months ago I was invited to give a dinner talk to a group of doctors, scientists and members of the academia in an elite club

It was on the subject pertaining to our human existence since the evolution of life on Earth. I spoke at length on this subject to an highly interested audience.

During the lengthy Q and A session a doctor stood up boldly asking me whether or not God existed before time, space, matter, and even before the heavens were created.

When I replied in the affirmative, and the next question I already knew he was going to confront me was who then created God?

I have no hesitation in answering him at some length, but briefly here was what my answer

The question as to who then created God before He created heaven is illogic.

It is not uncommonly for people to ask this, including learned scientists whenever the subject on the creation of universe and the genesis of life on Earth propped up.

When scientists start to question this, frankly I do not think they are really learned as far as their spiritual understanding is concerned.

Our spiritual vision can be clouded by our understanding of material things. We become like a frog in a well because we  cannot see beyond our enclosed physical entities.

Everything around us has to conform by existing physical laws for an explanation.

But let us remind ourselves that God is spirit and is not a material being like ourselves.

God being the highest spiritual being is not confined or has to conform by any existing physical laws of science to explain His existence

He himself created everything in heaven and on Earth,  and also created laws to control everything under His creation. He is above all things and above all laws

"God is a Spirit and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth" (John 4:24)

When I quoted Genesis 1:1 in my previous write up  "in the beginning God created the heaven and earth..." it was already instantly very clear to me that God  has no beginning, and it was the heaven and the earth he created that have a beginning.

I instantly saw God as eternal. He has no beginning and no end.

Think of it this way. If God haven't existed before the heaven and earth he would not have  been there to create anything, let alone the  heaven and earth

In short, nobody will be there..not even God. Just remember God is the most Supreme spiritual being, and being the highest, he does not require anything higher to create him. He is spirit. He is not physical or material that requires certain physical laws to explain.

Without his eternal existence everything will be empty..no time, no space, no dimension, no energy...nothing.. all void, not even time, let alone matter, space and energy.

So we need to reckon there must be a non material being already in existence to create everything, and put them into physical existence, whether it  be from a point in time as explained in the Big Bang theory as astronomers believe, or from the scripture. Look at  it another way even from our material vision.

Matter, space, time, and energy is just one single entity before the Big Bang or even before God created the heaven and earth according to the Bible.

Einstein specifically tells us that time and matter and space are all one entity in a continum although Isaac Newton always thought that time has no beginning.

So if we follow the theory of Einstein, even time did not exist before the "beginning" because matter in the universe or heaven if you like,  must come together as one, and not as separate entities.

This already clearly tells us there was no time before God created the heaven and earth.  It was only when he created heaven and earth was the  beginning of time

In other words, time, matter, space and energy all started together as as one in the same instant.

Once began, everything must obey the laws of physics or Nature which God himself also created to control all his creation as much as we create law and order to control the creation of our civilization. It is often said the king of a country is above the law. Likewise, God is above all laws of his creation.

Being a Spirit, and he is above all laws he also created to control the harmony of heavens  as on Earth

His existence is eternal, from the "beginning" to the "end" He is already there even before he created everything material including time. Time started only when heaven and earth began

Allow me to quote a few verses in the Bible:

"Before the mountains were brought forth or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God" (Psalm 90:2).

Similar verses on the eternal nature of God are also found in 1 Timothy 6:16, Hebrew 1:10 -12, Hebrew  9:14, and Psalm 102:25.

Then there are two more verses:

"And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with glory which I had with thee before the world was " (John 17:5)

"....the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world" (John 17:24).

What does John 17:24 tells us? It clearly tells us that Jesus and God exisited as one, even before the beginning of time and heaven.

I managed to answer the doctor to assure him that God,  Jesus  and the Holy SpIrit is ONE, and they have already existed even before time, and even before the heaven and everything else was created

Matter in the universe and time existed together from the very beginning only from the moments of creation, be it from the Big Bang offered by scientists where everything including time began, or by the simple Faith by way of divine revelation in Genesis.

I explained  to the doctor once again  God is spirit, not material or a physical being.

God does not require any material being to create Him or use the laws of science to work out his existence or beginning.

Naturally he was very amazed by what I told him. I thank him for being able to glorify God to the highest since then

Monday, September 11, 2017

Natural and Synthetic Vitamins. Can we manufacture natural vitamins


Dear Dr. JB Lim

1. Can the PharCo produce the synthetic levo vitamins instead of the dextro type.
2. Why the American FDA approved the sales of these harmful and misleading vitamins. All the while people are thinking they are buying the same vitamin products natural or synthetic.

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Thank you for your question on why drug manufacturers cannot make their vitamins exactly as those found naturally in foods.

I cannot give you the answer with certainty as I do not have a PhD degree in biological or pharmaceutical chemistry.

But I supposed it would almost be impossible for scientists to mimic God's marvellous creation of Nature.

If scientists could do that, then they would have been able to create life by synthesizing all the biological molecules exactly like those in a living body.

Most of the biological molecules including vitamins exist in the levo or left handed form as far as I read, and was also told, compared to the dextro or right handed orientation in natural ones. Do not ask me why.

Even if scientists are able to mimic God's handiwork, the vitamins are all going to be very, very, expensive which even millionaires would not be able to afford

The only exception I can think of as I type this sentence, is sugar where the body utilizes the D or dextro form more efficiently.

But the rest of the nutrients as far as I know, are mainly in their left handed orientation.

This is particular true with
L-amino acids which is found in large quantities in all biological systems.

This probably started from the beginning of life on Earth when natural amino acids were levo instead of in the dextro form and its synthesis continued naturally, being duplicated in all living things into their biological systems like molecular clones till today.

Almost all the amino acids from proteins are in the L (levo) form instead of in the dextro form

I believe it would be easier for the body to follow the same metabolic pathways for all biomolecules, whether or not they are amino acids, triglycerides, sugars or vitamins, instead of man-made D form for which I suppose is much, much easier and cheaper to manufacture.

But that does not mean the body cannot use them, except it may have to create a new road (new metabpolic pathways) for them to follow.

This means the conversion into another metabolic system may not be so efficient, and that large amounts would be needed for the conversion?

Let me put this in another way. It is like currency exchange where you need to pay large amounts of a certain currency just to get a small amount of another currency

A simple example is you need to pay more than RM 3 to get one Singapore dollar.

Now you can understand why it is far, far better to get your vitamins from food rather than from tablets because of this conversion rate.

Moreover it is far, far cheaper to eat food Nature provides for than for us to take tablets of artificial nutrients.

Remember, man eat food, not nutrients.

Now you can understand why I said in my last letter that you need only 10 mg of vitamin C from fruits instead of 100 - 200 mg from tablets to cure scurvy.

I can only explain all these examples in a lecture, not by using my small smart phone here which keeps auto correcting me.

It is more advantageous for the body to receive something that is more compatible to its own than something that is just a mirror image or as an antagonistic

The body has to create a synthetic pathway just allow the synthetic vitamin to use, and sometimes it cannot even do that.

I hope my explanation following your question makes things easier for you to understand


Lim jb

Thursday, September 7, 2017

September 11 attack. Was it a plane?


I was just fascinated by this video sent to me claiming that no plane was involved in the Twin Towers attack on Sept 11


Various arguments was given that it was not a plane which could smash thorough a building made of steel and concreate.

This fascinated me too, whether or not they were the two planes that brought down such massive and strong buildings as the Twin Towers as I sat on my hospital bed watching the video.

So I thought I should sit up and analyse the logical aspect of the controversy although I am not an expert on planes, buildings or on explosives.

First, I need to make a search to find out what was the maximum weight of a Boeing 767 with 51 passengers, 9 crew and 5 hijackers in one of the planes belonging to United Airlines on a flight from Logan Airport to Los Angeles that fatal morning.

I then searched to find the maximum load a Boeing 767 can carry, iincluding fuel, and found it was 179,000 kg.

Let us now assume this was the load including 65 people inside. Let us make a rough estimate for both planes to be roughly the same to make calculations easier. We need to assume both planes were roughly the same.

A search showed the US government calculation gave the first plane flying at 494 mph when it smashed into the first tower, and the second plane at 586 mph

But an analysis by MIT showed a slightly lower velocity.

Let us take the figures released by the US government.

United States uses the old Imperial standard of measurement instead of in the SI unit. So converting their speed, it was 220.84 meters per second for the first plane, and 261.97 m / s for the second one

Now let us look at the kinetic energy for both planes in flight that morning of Sept 11 at these speeds with a mass of 179,000 kg.

Using the equation E = 1/2 m v squared, where m = mass of the plane, and v = velocity; it turns out that first plane would have acquired a kinetic energy of 4,364,942,351 Jolues when it smashed into the first tower.

The second plane, released a power of 6,142,231,141Jolues when it slammed into the second tower.

Now the power of one metric ton of TNT is 4,184 million Joules.

This means the energy released by the first plane as it smashed into the 1st tower is equivalent to 1.04 metric tons of TNT, and the second plane with a slamming force of 1.47 metric tons of TNT

As last, this is as far I can go as I am not a structural engineer, especially one who need to specialize in building demolishing work using explosives. I am only a medical scientist and a clinician, not a structural engineer.

However, I thought to myself the fuselage and the wings to the best of my knowledge are made of either aluminium, or aluminium alloy, titanium, carbon composites such as graphite epoxy or carbon fibre reinforced polymer, all of which are much lighter and less dense than a tower made of steel and concrete.

As such I would have thought a plane travelling at that speed would have been smashed into smithereens outside the towers before it can even penetrate a tower of steel and concrete. But I admit I do not exactly know

Even if it could, I cannot tell how much TNT would be needed to smash it right through a building of concrete and steel. Would one ton of TNT be sufficient?

Even if the planes managed to smash into the towers and spill aviation fuel inside the burning of the fuel can be seen outside, and the fire can only spread upwards from the upper floors.

How could the fires burn downwards and weaken the entire structure from the bottom floor to cause the entire towers to collapse down to ground zero?

The fuel and fire cannot be burning from the bottom upwards since the planes hit the upper top floors, not from the bottom.

If this is not possible, then we need to know if it was an inside job using explosives inside the two towers rather than blown up from outside by the plhanes?

However, I am talking of the initial impact only which is the most important, but not the collapse of the entire towers from the heat of burning fuels

But if the planes managed to smash in and spill burning fuel inside. then it may explain why the towers collapsed after that which may suggest it was actually the planes, and not explosives within the building.

But as I said earlier we need to consider whether or not the temperature of burning aviation fuel was hot enough to melt steel and concrete, especially the steel structure are normally insulated by concrete outside which are poor conductors of heat

The melting point of steel is between 1,370 - 1500 deg C, but may be softened at around 538 deg C. The temperature of burning jet fuel in air is between 427 - 816 deg C.

However, the steel structures are normally embedded inside concrete which shields the steel from the burning jet fuel if there were. Hence the possibility that the steel were insulated by the concrete.

If the steel structures were all insulated embedded within concrete structures outside they would have been protected by the concrete walls.

The steel within may not even be able to able to reach a critical temperature for it to be soften,let alone melt. Of course I am not an expert on building structure and the effects of intense heat on them.So my argument is only theoretical. Only a real study or some experiments can answer that?


Then again why should the fire and weakening of the upper floors affect structures on the lower floors until both towers collapsed right down to ground level? I only asked myself this question after seeing the video sent to me by friends in the Whatsapp.

Since there are so many senior structural engineers in my Whatsapp group who sent me that video, I like them to take over from here after my argument given above.

I would be interested in their structural analysis since they told me the towers were not brought down by plane as I have all the while read

Thank you.

Lim jb