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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Asparagus and Cancer



Food may influence cancer spread


“Over to you my dear beloved uncle JB Lim, How true is this report by scientists from the University of Cambridge, England about asparagine in asparagus and cancer spread,  as reported by BBC”
From Niece Lim Ai Lian

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My dearest niece Ai Lian


Thanks for the report to solicit my comment and explanation on this site from your Whatsapp to me:




First of all let me tell you Nutrition is a very difficult and dynamic subject, and especially in the area of Nutrition and Cancer.


There are a tremendous wealth of knowledge we already know about natural substances present in fruits, vegetables, spices and herbs and how they can affect our health and our outcome of disease including cancer.


Scientists learn about them through an inundation of their scientific discoveries, and yet there are much more information about the medicinal values of tens of thousands of natural substances in foods that remained undiscovered.


New discoveries on food and nutrition are published every 10 minutes worldwide. This makes our understanding how natural substances in foods affect our health very difficult to understand if not confusing with conflicting scientific disclosures being published
   

Nutrition is an extremely broad field of study, and nutritional science is also a specialty of medical sciences and their applications under dietetics plays an extremely important part in therapeutic medicine


Despite of the avalanche of our knowledge about plant-based foods, yet  if you were I ask me for instance, whether  durians, mangosteens, Psidium guajava (guava), Averrhoa bilimbi (camias), Averrhoa carambola (star fruit), Nephelium lappaceum (rambutan), Achras sapota (sapodilla or ciku), Lansium domesticum (langsat), etc, etc, if consumed regularly could  block, prevent, reverse or cure cancer, or use to treat hypertension, diabetes or any other disease, the answer I am going to give you is: 


“I do not know”


We already know that fruits and vegetables high in potassium and low in sodium as well as rich in antioxidants of various molecular weights are very useful in the control of hypertension and many chronic diseases where free radical damage to the cells, tissues, organs and systems are involved 



 But their medicinal values are far more than their uses in managing mere hypertension, diabetes or the prevention of cancer. They contain thousands of phytochemicals and antioxidants that act collectively and in different ways unknown even to research nutritionists, practicing dieticians and food scientists



Then we ask, what about vegetables like Bambusa sp. (bamboo shoots), Sechium edule (chayote), Allium fistulosum (spring oinion), Sauropus androngynus (sayur manis), Amaranthus gangeticus (Chinese spinach), and thousands of other tropical vegetables, etc.?



Can these too have a therapeutic or medicinal properties that could prevent or even reverse renal diseases like glomerulonephritis and nephrotic syndrome, or able to restore re-establish normal sinus rhythm in heart block? What about their role in liver and bile duct disorders like Gilbert's syndrome, sclerosing cholangitis? We are giving examples of course, not specific diseases where diet plays a paramount importance.



Again we do not know without studies. These are only questions we ask which food acts prophylactically and therapeutically.  



Scientists who conduct research on food and nutrition would normally only observe and record their effect instead of trying to explain how they work



It is not that they cannot explain, it is just that it would be exceedingly difficult, considering that there are several possibilities with tens to hundreds into thousands of unknown active principles found in naturally in fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices



So which one ingredient among the thousands of phytochemicals is actually working, or do they act synergistically? We have little answers


Even if we manage to identify and isolate their bioactive principles, it is hard to explain their mechanisms?


This is the dilemma challenging the most brilliant scientific brains how food substances act as a medicine.


Indeed Hippocrates had advised doctors in his days and even for doctors and patients today very correctly and appropriately about the therapeutic values of foods when he advocated:



“Let Food Be Thy Medicine”



Hippocrates never said let medicine be thy food. This of course was put into his mouth by pharmaceutical people today and modern doctors who want to replace food with drugs for their own survival.



In order to explain how food substances work as a medicine, it would involve a very deep understanding of food chemistry, biochemistry, metabolic pathways, molecular biology, genetic switches, epigenetics, among other medical-scientific disciplines



These are highly complex and specialized areas of studies. Without these integrated knowledge it is almost impossible to explain how food substances can affect health and disease like cancer.



Nutrition is indeed very complex and complicated trying to explain

  
Any attempt to explain their mechanisms would require a team of scientists from various fields working together to unravel its dynamics. So, researchers try to avoid giving an explanation as far as possible except demonstrating an effect on the body or on a disease.



You can clearly see that even scientists from the University of Cambridge conducting above study as reported by BBC did not try to explain much except mentioning that cancer spread may depend on the amino acid asparagine. But how asparagine works they remain silent.  



It was also shown earlier and independently by Prof Charles Swanton, Cancer Research UK's chief clinician that the drug L-asparaginase is used to treat acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, which is dependent on asparagine, and that the development of lymphoma and intestinal cancer were also slowed down in the absence of amino acids serine and glycine.



We already know that amino acids in which proteins are derived are very crucial in all cell and body growth and development.  Hence we can see nutrition and food substances do influence the outcome of disease including cancers.



Food as a medicine as Hippocrates of Cos (cica 460 BC) works differently from how pharmaceutical drugs act.



It is a breeze for any scientist in pharmacology to explain how drugs work. They can explain in great detail how they work because drugs are specially designed and modeled by them.  They then educate a doctor how they work (pharmacodynamics), and how to use them, their dosage, and explain the kinetic of their absorption, distribution, retention time, and mechanisms of  excretion.



They also inform the doctors their clinical applications (indications), contraindications, toxicities, adverse drug reactions, and the dosages because they study the chemical pathology of a disease and work on them during the formulations and conduct clinical trials on them. So these scientists know best.  These information are all clearly summarized in their literature (pamphlets) enclosed in the package.



Hence it is not a problem for a pharmacologists or a scientist working in a drug industry to explain how a drug works, their biochemical and clinical efficacy because they are the experts who study the chemistry of the disease (pathology) first, and they are the person who actually designed the drugs to block, substitute, replace or to mimic the body’s chemistry, or slow down the chemical pathology.



They then manufacture the drug and sell them to the doctors and teach the doctors how to use them with all the dosage, precautions, etc. given to the doctors.


All these information are given in their literature for the doctors. That’s not a problem for these medical scientists to explain.  That is because drugs are something they designed, formulate and developed themselves.



 But how are we to know what’s inside a food (other than the usual carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, minerals and trace elements) especially for fruits, vegetables, spices and herbs.



There are hundreds to thousands of little known substances called phytochemicals in them, and even though we already know a lot, but there are lots more we do not know



These natural substances too possess therapeutic properties like pharmaceutical drugs except they are designed and put there as natural medicines by God for our existence on this planet, and they have been made used of by man for thousands of years by all civilizations.



These natural medicines are NOT designed and formulated as a single compound for a specific use, or only for a specific disease as done by pharmaceutical chemists and their therapeutic actions studied by the pharmacologists.



Natural medicine are designed and put there by God for all purpose. We just can’t match God in His formulation.



It is not that scientists are unable to explain how many naturally occurring medicines works to block cancer. It is just that it would be extremely difficult to explain considering that there may be several possible explanations involving chemical, biochemical, metabolic pathways, cell action, molecular and gene expressions, their switches and their epigenetics involvement…etc.,



But in this case about an amino acid slowing down some form of cancers, we are talking about just one food principle namely, asparagine. This is a non-essential amino acid. The expression “non-essential amino acid” does not imply that this amino acid or other non-essential acids are not required or essential to the human body. They are absolutely essential for growth, repair and development of the human body.



They are only non-essential because the body can synthetize them,  and hence they need not come from food sources


So maybe this makes it much easier for me to answer your question



First of all, let it be known that asparagine is found not only in asparagus, but also in most legumes, soya beans, nuts beef, eggs, sea foods, like fish and shell fish, milk and dairy products like cheese and even in potatoes.



Now bear with me, as I need to introduce just a tiny bit of biochemistry. Asparagine enters into the common Kreb’s Cycle and changes into oxaloacetic acid as with all other nutrients before entering the brain for its function. This makes this amino acid very important for our survival. We just can’t block it just to prevent cancer.

  

But what is more important is that, asparagine is encoded by the codons AAU and AAC, and its alpha-amino acid is then used in the biosynthesis of other proteins.



Codons are genetic codes responsible for amino acid translation and their production as in gene expressions.


This step is very crucial if we now try to explain how asparagine works in cancer development



First, all cells inclusive of cancer cells need to genetically express their special proteins through these codons in order to survive and spread.


Without these special proteins expressions with the help of asparagine, the cells including cancer cells die. This step is crucial in our understanding. In short, blocking off asparagine or avoiding foods rich in asparagine may slow down existing cancers, but at the same time seriously compromise our other  biochemical and physiological functions.



Hence avoiding asparagus and all foods rich in asparagine may not answer in preventing or slowing down cancer.



In any case, as I have already mentioned, asparagine is a non-essential amino acid, meaning even if you avoid foods with this amino acid, the body will still be able to synthesize it for its vital requirements. So you are back to square one again, solving nothing.



However, my feeling in forwarding my hypothesis how asparagine works is that, it may have helped in the synthesis of the various types of proteins cancer cells need. Proteins are nitrogen in composition and without a nitrogen base, no protein can be expressed by cancer genes, and they cannot spread.


But it also affects the rest of the body functions   

This is the probable the answer I offer you.



But if you are not satisfied with my explanation you should contact those researchers at the Cancer Research Institute in Cambridge, the UK for a better explanation.



Obviously they know more than I do because they were the medical scientists who conducted the study.



They may have another alternative explanation.



Lim jb



Friday, December 22, 2017

Dear Vincent


This letter (answer) is for you. Read carefully. It is also a very useful medical education for the rest in this chat group.



First, I am sorry on  your mother’s death due to a liver disease although you did not tell us exactly which disease of the liver?



 There are over 100 different types of diseases of the liver such as cystic disease of the liver, fatty disease of the liver, viral A, B, C and autoimmune hepatitis, cirrhosis, alcohol-induced, alpha 1 anti-trypsin deficiency,  Alagille syndrome,  fatty liver disease, galactosemia, Gilbert’s syndrome, hemochromatosis Gilbert’s syndrome, hemochromatosis, sarcoidosis, liver cancer, lysosomal acid lipase deficiency, Wilson disease, haemochromatosis…etc, etc…down the long list. Which one did your mother suffered for ten long years?



However I suspect it was cirrhosis of the liver from the way you described “my mum has hardened liver” (where the liver becomes fibrotic and harden like a piece of leather).  Am I right with my clinical suspicion?



You mentioned she was under a physician’s care for 10 years which makes me suspect cirrhosis, which is probably the only liver disease that takes such a long time to harden (fibrosis).
Cirrhosis itself has so many causes, and I shall mention a few later.



You also mentioned “I remember very well all the 10 years of treatment, no vitamin support was ever prescribed” Be careful of this also. I shall briefly explain later.



You also said you no longer trust conventional medicine, and that alternative medicine and vitamin should also be given to her? Also be careful on this note. 



Not all alternative medicine can “care”. Same with conventional (allopathic) medicine.



However if you can give me her medical records on the investigations done, I may be able to tell if alternative medicine and vitamin support should be given that would have changed  her prognosis (forecast outcome of a disease).



Ten years of treatment is a very long time. In that period your mother would have a lot, a lot of chances  under a knowledgeable doctor who may take an alternative treatment pathway(s).



If that was actually cirrhosis (if my guess is not wrong from the two sentences clue you wrote), then  a lot could have been done  to brake, alter the course of cirrhosis (if that was the disease) or even reverse its pathology. But I do not know what her doctor did  for her?


There are just 3 main causes for cirrhosis of the liver.
1.       Chronic alcoholism
2.       Viral infection, especially hepatitis B, A and C
3.       Prolonged and low dose ingestion of toxic substances


Examples of liver toxins  in foods are: aflatoxins or other mycotoxins, and in drugs and medications are (examples):  indomethacin, ibuprofen, cimetidine, salicylates, ranitidine, nifedipine, antithyroid drugs…etc, etc…down the long list).



Hypervitaminosis:  An excessive intake of vitamin A very much over the recommended daily allowances in foods may also injure the liver.



The  liver already stores a lot of fat soluble vitamin A (retinol). Vitamin A in low doses is very protective against most liver diseases, but is toxic in very high doses over many years of intake (hypervitaminosis).



Even synthetic chemical inhalants like cleaning products, benzene, petrol vapours, pesticides, and hair sprays…etc, etc  inhaled over long periods and exposures can injure the liver, and probably other organs as well.



Always remember all diseases including liver disorders have a single, butt in most cases multiple root causes.


In the event of early stages of the disease, her doctor should try to identify the root cause(s) as the first step, and then teach her how to remove or avoid the ROOT causes first.


This is the first and most important step in the practice of good and ethical medicine, not just give some medicine for 10 years to block the symptoms.  


Once the root cause(s) has been removed through education, then a protective diet has to be instituted to assist the body (liver) to recover on its own.

Fortunately the body especially the liver has a great capacity to rejuvenate on its own. 


In fact the liver is the only organ in the body that can regenerate most of it parenchyma (soft tissues and cells)  even when  almost severely  damaged by infections or toxins, unless it is already very severely damaged to its end point over a very long period of exposures, leading to extensive scaring and fibrosis.


It is made worse due to neglect or inappropriate treatment using a lot of drugs that injure  it even more.  In the first place there is no drug treatment for cirrhosis of the liver.


Hence merely giving drugs for 10 years to manage cirrhosis is completely absurd without removing the root causes, something I have already briefly mentioned as the first line management.


This is to be followed by dietary intervention with appropriate protective nutrition to reverse its cellular chemistry and pathology.


I lot could have been done in that ten years for your mother if these steps were instituted by a knowledgeable doctor who is not blinded only by drug-based approach.  

Vaccination against hepatitis B may be the only exception as a prophylaxis, but not for treatment.


A well-balanced, low-fat diet high in fruits and vegetables and rich in antioxidant content especially in vitamin C and broad-spectrum carotenes maybe the best approach in liver-disease prevention, as well as in early stages of the treatment.



 But do not overdose with vitamin A, D, E, K and other fat-soluble vitamins as supplements. They just accumulated in the liver, being fat soluble, they cannot get out through the (water soluble)  urine, and these causes toxicities in the liver and fat tissues.


Be very careful on this approach when you said in your Whatsapp chat “no vitamin support was ever prescribed” for your mother. In small regulated doses, vitamin support is  a positive yes, but not in toxic high doses especially with vitamins A, D, E and K. The chemistry and pharmacodynamics (mechanism of action) we shall leave out.


Another treatment adjunct is to get rid of excessive body fat as this  can infiltrate into the parenchyma (soft cellular tissues) to cause fatty liver, and finally cirrhosis. This is the next step to hepatocellular carcinoma (liver cancer).


I have in the course of my career as a research nutritionist and medical researcher successfully treated about 6 or 7 cases (not very much) using a combination of dietary, natural therapeutics, and herbal medicine, combined with counseling and health education. 


I did this completely free-of-charge for the patients who came to seek my help. I prescribed and educate (free), they buy the medication


But whether alternative medicine or vitamin support alone (as you believe in your Whatsapp comment) without integrating this with conventional medical approach that has supportive drugs in critical cases, this is a very risky question to answer.


Since I am using WhATAPP with limited space, it is not feasible for me to describe how I successfully managed to reverse all the 6 – 7 liver cases who sought my help.

There was one an accidental case I saw deep, deep in a village at the fringe of the jungle where there was not even basic medical facilities available. I was the only one there with my nurses and a team of medical lab technologist during our health surveys.  The other doctors were stationed at the village Community Centre.


I was there in that district somewhere in Perak with the rest of my medical colleagues to conduct health surveys, and  not to treat the community.  


His case was so characteristics of an acute liver failure – jaundice, abdominal swelling (ascites), spider naevi, pedal edema (water retention on lower extremities), nausea and vomiting, malaise, loss of appetite, inability to answer questions as the classical clinical features.


It was a straight forward diagnosis based these clinical presentations even without the need for any further imaging, biochemical, or HPE (biopsy) as done in a major hospital.


  Where can you get these sophisticated diagnostic facilities when you are working deep, deep into the jungle-villages. You just have to rely entirely on your training and clinical acumen, and nothing else.


Fortunately I happened to be trained also in natural medicine. So I just taught his family to boil some weeds  (a medicinal herbs – P. amarus) available just outside his village hut, and give this to him 3 times a day. 


That’s all I could do for him inside a jungle without any medical facility. It was a make-shift treatment using the best of my trained knowledge and in medical research.


To even my own surprised,  he fully recovered after only a month. By then I was back to my comfortable office at the Institute for Medical Research in KL,  and forgotten his case.


One morning, a month later, I received a totally unexpected phone call from his son, a Malay gentleman  who was working  in Petronas. 


To my surprise,  he  told me of his father’s total recovery, and ring me  to thank me very profusely for my help..  I did not expect that myself as I have by then forgotten him, but busy analyzing my research data collected in the survey.


I have lots and lots to tell you about these few cases I met, but since I am using a smart phone (that always make a clown out of me with my English, grammar, spelling, omission of words, repetition of the same words, substituting  some  words or terms with its “smarter” auto-correct),  it is not possible for me here to give you a detailed account, except through a few hours talk.


If you let me know specifically what liver disorder  your mother succumbed to, and I shall be able to tell you if alternative medicine (as you believe) would have helped.  


Please remember alternative medicine is not a miracle system of medicine. The same for conventional medicine. 


It all depends on the disease. Many are not curable whichever the medical system. Some are even down right bogus and a cheat. Just be very careful.


I shall tell you later how I was incorporated into a powerful joint  technical committee consisting of representatives  from WHO-MOH-IMR in the early 1980 -90’s when I was working at the IMR to evaluate all these systems to be integrated into the mainstream health-care system of this country.


Our years of laborious efforts have bore  fruits today,  with many alternative systems of medicine now officially recognized for lawful practice through an Act of Parliament in this country. They should thank us for our years of meetings after meetings of evaluation.

  
I have lots and lots to tell you about these few cases I met about liver diseases, but since I am using a smart phone (that always make a clown out of me with my English, grammar, spelling, omission of words, repetition of the same words, substituting  some  words or terms with its “smarter” auto-correct words).
  

it is not possible for me here to give you a detailed account, except through a few hours talk.


Maybe I can continue later at another chat session.


Regards and take care on your health


Jb lim

Ancient Mysteries in the Bible

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

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