Book of Mormon Notes– How deep can you dig?

2021, March 25

How Can There Be Godly Evolution?

“How can there be godly evolution?” by grego

(c)2021, grego

There are evolutionary possibilities other than the present school of evolution of Darwinism, genetic mutation, and natural selection.

And until science absolutely accepts energy fields (at least similar to Rupert Sheldrake’s), it will never, never get to a good spot regarding evolution… Lots of science show fields, but mainstream science won’t touch them with a 10-foot pole; and yet, without them, evolution will never work as an explanation.

<p value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">Let's say that mother earth has many energy fields, and a master one.Let’s say that mother earth has many energy fields, and a master one.

This field is intelligent, and controls other fields within its sphere (think of the principle of dominions, spheres, , etc. (See Doctrine and Covenants 88; 93:30, 77:3, Moses 3:9).

Similar to how humans have a master cell in our body, and the body is actually composed of many different cells united to make tissue, organs, systems, etc., which work together with other cells and organs and systems to make your body “ONE human.”

Some of these other fields correspond physically with the spirit creations for every living thing on the earth, like uploaded energy body templates to the main field.

We have seen DNA shows the existence of fields. Clay shows interesting things regarding its ability to grow life. Crosse’s acari show that life can amazingly “be created” using electricity. Then, add sound formations (cymatics) and resonance. There are already plenty of tools and fields that God can use to evolve life.

Maybe all similar creations come from the same “mother/ primal cell” of its domain (father/mother of all living of their domain), or even a step higher on the taxonomic rank. The cells are guided to split, grow, gain, and evolve into “more” according to the energy body template(s).

Under direction of God, the light of Christ, and mother earth, special physical components don’t need the typical situations for life as science now imagines them.

There are no “random mutations” running evolution–they’re pre-programmed, guided mutations.

Instead of running to completion in millions or billions of years, they run to completion in hours, days, maybe hundreds of years.

God commanded, and then made sure things worked right–and they did.

2008, July 20

Book of Mormon: Did Korihor Preach Evolution?

Book of Mormon: Did Korihor Preach Evolution?

From wikipedia.org:
“The theory of evolution by natural selection was proposed at about the same time by both Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace, and was set out in detail in Darwin’s 1859 book On the Origin of Species.[5] It encountered initial resistance from religious authorities who believed humans were divinely set apart from the animal kingdom…Darwin investigated the transmutation of species and conceived his theory of natural selection in 1838.”

So how far (or not) was Joseph Smith ahead of his times?

Korihor never stated evolution or any such thing.

Korihor starts out saying no one can know things that can’t be seen, that no one can know Christ will come:

Alma 30:15 How do ye know of their surety? Behold, ye cannot know of things which ye do not see; therefore ye cannot know that there shall be a Christ.

It isn’t until later that we know that he says he preaches there is no God:
Alma 30:28 Yea, they durst not make use of that which is their own lest they should offend their priests, who do yoke them according to their desires, and have brought them to believe, by their traditions and their dreams and their whims and their visions and their pretended mysteries, that they should, if they did not do according to their words, offend some unknown being, who they say is God–a being who never has been seen or known, who never was nor ever will be.
Alma 30:37 And then Alma said unto him: Believest thou that there is a God?
Alma 30:38 And he answered, Nay.

Alma makes it a point to talk about a Supreme Creator:
Alma 30:44 But Alma said unto him: Thou hast had signs enough; will ye tempt your God? Will ye say, Show unto me a sign, when ye have the testimony of all these thy brethren, and also all the holy prophets? The scriptures are laid before thee, yea, and all things denote there is a God; yea, even the earth, and all things that are upon the face of it, yea, and its motion, yea, and also all the planets which move in their regular form do witness that there is a Supreme Creator.
Alma 30:45 And yet do ye go about, leading away the hearts of this people, testifying unto them there is no God? And yet will ye deny against all these witnesses? And he said: Yea, I will deny, except ye shall show me a sign.

(BTW, John Pratt the astronomer has a very interesting article on the motions of the planets witnessing a Supreme Creator–see http://www.johnpratt.com.)

In other words, ordered, created things testify of a creator.

So if there was no creator, where did man come from?

Putting this together with what else Korihor says:
Alma 30:17 And many more such things did he say unto them, telling them that there could be no atonement made for the sins of men, but every man fared in this life according to the management of the creature; therefore every man prospered according to his genius, and that every man conquered according to his strength; and whatsoever a man did was no crime.

It seems to me a great possibility that he was going for evolution.

Interestingly, Alma replies:
Alma 30:40 And now what evidence have ye that there is no God, or that Christ cometh not? I say unto you that ye have none, save it be your word only.

No matter how much evidence/ proof there is of evolution, it’s not evidence that there is no God, nor that there is no Christ. However, if religious statements can be shown (however correct or not) to be wrong in the face of evolution (“science”), such as a 6,000 year-old earth, or such—though evolution doesn’t prove anything of its own—it can be used as a weapon to show that religion is wrong; and if religion is wrong on one point, by golly, then it must be wrong on other points, too. And the biggest one is the creation of Adam and Eve.

And, interestingly, one point in Korihor’s doctrine is:
Alma 30:25 Ye say that this people is a guilty and a fallen people, because of the transgression of a parent. Behold, I say that a child is not guilty because of its parents.

Whether Korihor was preaching no Fall, or no Fall because no Creation, or what, I don’t really know; but personally, I have an inkling of an idea…

It’s pretty interesting to me that the Book of Mormon came out just a bit before Darwin and Marx, and included similar, if not the same, arguments that their thoughts would be used to create shortly afterwards.

Once more, to me it’s either scripture that God prepared for our day, or Joseph Smith sure was a genius and prophet/ foreteller.

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