As A Man Thinketh So Is He?
Within Neuroscience is a whole wing that has morphed into neuroscientism, which is a convergence of philosophy and mysticism that makes many claims but it has very little to say scientifically about most aspects of actual human consciousness, nor does it provide empirical data that helps in the clear understanding of the conditions that are sufficient and necessary for behavior and awareness.
Here are a couple of quotes that virtually convey the same belief about thoughts;
“Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think.”
“Mind precedes all mental states. Mind is their chief; they are all mind-wrought.”
I can assure you Jesus didn’t say them, nor did any of the writers of the Bible. They were said by the eastern mystic, Gautama Buddha.
The Bible says the complete opposite; the human “heart”.. “is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked,” it cannot be trusted (Jer 17:9-10 KJV). That is why the Born-Again Christian is implored to bring into captivity every thought to obey Jesus (2 Cor 10:5).
The word “heart” used in Jerimiah 17:9 is the Hebrew word “leb” which is considered the center of everything, including thoughts, and is used figuratively and often for human feelings, the will, and even the intellect. The “heart” of fallen human beings is the place where sin comes from (Matt 15:19-20).
To be continued...
Excerpts from the books: “The Physiology of Faith - Fearfully And Wonderfully Made To Live And Prosper In Health” and “The Quantum Love Of God - Exploring The Multi-Dimensional Mysteries Of The Universe” by Craig A. Nelson