04 Jan The Nature of Man
This note follows up with my lecture, The Nature of Man, to whom which, the following students attended:
As I sit and ponder, I am perplexed by the nature and the characteristics of man.
Man, by definition, is an adult human male. Human, by definition, is something that has characteristics of a person. Both definitions do not express, with language, a complete explanation of what a man or a human is.
Therefore, as an observer and a consciously aware being, I use my experiences to define the nature of man.
Excluding the biological and mechanical attributes of man, man appears wicked, evil, selfish, cold, destructive, by nature.
Thus, man appears loving, compassionate, righteous, caring, powerful, by nature.
And, by the adjectives and nouns describing man, by me, a man, a human, there is a contradiction or inconsistency, regarding man’s true nature.
If, man cannot explain his nature, a nature which is seen, yet not understood
Then, man must search for something or someone other than man to explain that which is unexplainable by man.
Therefore, if man, a creator of things, and, man understands the things he has created, man must go to his creator to understand his nature and the purpose of the creation, of what is named, or shall I say what is called, man, God’s greatest creation.
*Then God said “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over ever creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” Genesis 1:26
*But now, O Lord, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand. Isaiah 64:8
*www.bible.com (In closing, students, I encourage you to read, study, and learn from the Book, for the time is near, and the near will soon be the end)