to the beginning of man and confirms this.

St. Luke 3:38:

"Which was the son of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was the son of God."

I believe that nothing is beyond the capabilities of man and I base this statement upon scriptures from the Holy Bible.

St. Matthew 17:20

"And Jesus said unto them, 'Because of your unbelief: For verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you."

Luke 17:6

"And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you."

Matthew 14:28-31

"And Peter answered Him and said, "Lord if it is You, command me to come to You on the water."

So He said, "Come." And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus. But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, "Lord, save me!"

And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and said to him, "O you of little faith, why did you doubt?"


God created man as a free being!

Our bodies come from the dust of the earth and the spirit within us comes from God. When these two things come together, something most extraordinaire happens. A soul comes into being.

I believe that the soul is the electrical system of the body and dwells within the nervous system and brain. It is the communication signals that connect the cells to the brain and the brain to the cells. The brain is the dwelling place of the mind and is the control tower of the nervous system. The mind has the capability of free thinking. The mind has the capability of sending out it's signals to all cells via the nervous system. These signals instruct the cells as to what to do.

The Mind Controls The Spirit

The mind dwells within the brain and controls the spirit by sending its messages via nervous system to every nucleus in the cells of the body. the nucleus in turn instructs the cells to obey whatever instructions it receives from the mind.

As the mind thinks, the body responds!!!

After making man, God gave him instructions as to what to eat and do. He warned man that if His instructions were not obeyed, he would suffer and die. After that, God bestowed upon man the greatest gift of all--freedom. Man was given the right to be free.

An example of the above paragraph is when a father gives his son a car. The car represents the body, the power within the car represents the spirit and the son is the mind or controller of the car. The father who knows the power, limitations and dangers of the car warns his son to drive it correctly and obey all driving laws. If he takes care of the car and drives it properly, it will serve him well. However, if he does not, then he will simply self-destruct himself and the car.

Once the son takes the wheel of that car and starts out on his own, he is free. The choices are his. And so it was in the beginning of man. God gave his son Adam a body with power and set him free.

Anyone who has ever read the book of Genesis in the Bible knows that Adam and Eve went straight to the forbidden tree and did exactly what God had told them not to do.

Sickness and death had its origin upon the earth at that time.

We have virtually the same choices today as Adam and Eve did then. If you look about you at the misery, sickness, and suffering, you can see that much of it is caused by our own failure to obey God's instructions. We are self-destructing ourselves.

We put all kinds of toxins into our body, pollute our air, contaminate our rivers, break sexual laws, steal, kill, hate and envy, etc. So often I hear people blame God for all the miseries on earth. This prompted me to write several years ago:

"The mess the world is in today is not because God has failed man, but rather because man has failed God."

So, our health and happiness right here on earth today, in many, many cases, are dependent upon the choices we make and that is the job of the mind.

Man is Similiar to a Motor Vehicle

1. Each has three divisions: body, fire, and electricity. (Body, Spirit and Soul)

2. Each has been designed for a particular purpose.

3. Each has been made from the earth.

4. Each must be fed with the proper fuel.

5. Each must have a Light within it to burn the fuel.

6. The power in each generates electricity to run the various parts of the body.

7. Each needs all its parts for proper functioning

8. Good body structure is essential for both.

9. The power within each is controlled by a mind. (Man must provide this service for a motor vehicle since it does not have a mind of its own.)

10. Each must obey the laws established for it or it will self-destruct itself and sometimes hurt others.

11. Each, when its light goes out, dies.

12. Each will return to the dust from where it came.

One Major Difference Between a Car and Man

Man can repair himself, a car cannot!!!!

Chapter 14

Power Of The Mind Over Sickness

When I was young and still living at home, my Dad became very ill. An incident happened during this illness that puzzled me throughout the years. Only after learning the knowledge that I have written about in this book, has the mystery been solved.

We lived in a coal mining community in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia. The coal company provided doctors and nurses for the community. These doctors and nurses were held in the highest esteem. In fact, the registered nurse, Mrs. Livingston, was my inspiration for becoming a nurse. In early childhood, my sister and I decided that we would become nurses like Mrs. Livingston.

Over many years, my family grew accustomed to being cared for by Old Doc Carr, Dr. Love, and Mrs. Livingston. We had our utmost trust in them.

Now and then the coal company would bring in a new doctor to help out. When Dad became ill, the new doctor was assigned to his care and came to our house to see him.

My Dad's condition did not improve under his care. Finally, the new doctor told my Mother that he could not help my Dad because Dad had no faith in him.

As I stood there listening to the conversation, I wondered what in the world this man was talking about. What did faith in the doctor have to do with my Dad getting well? I thought that was what the medicine was for.

After becoming a nurse, I have heard it said many times that a patient has died because he lost the will to live. What did the will have to do with him dying? We were giving him the proper medications, weren't we? I have seen and heard of patients living against all odds, and it was said that, "They had the will to live."

Speaking of a person's will to live or losing the will to live is common among health personnel. But I wondered what part this played, and how did it play a part? Also, one must wonder if the will is playing such a large part in whether a person lives or dies, then what is the actual value of medications?

I have been totally amazed at the great healing power of placebos. Sometimes the results are faster in coming than with medications.

Very early in my nursing career, I learned what a positive attitude on my part, a gentle touch to the patient, and a reassuring smile could do for the patient.

As a mother, I have had my children hurt themselves and they would come to me crying loudly. I would tell them to let me kiss the hurt and make it go away. And it did. I never knew the actual reason why, but I did know it worked.

As I have read the Bible, I learned that when Jesus healed the sick, he often times would refer to the person's faith.

St. Matthew 9:20-22

"And, behold, a woman which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garmet; for she said within herself, if I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole.
But when Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, 'Daughter, be of good comfort; your faith has made you whole.'"

St. Matthew 9:27-29

"And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, 'Thou son of David, have mercy on us. And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus said unto them, 'Believe you that I am able to do this?'"
They said unto him, 'Yea, Lord.' Then he touched their eyes, saying, 'According to your faith be it unto you.'"

The following verses tell us how important our belief is:

St. Mark 6:1-6

"And He went out from thence, and came into His own country; and His disciples followed Him. And when the sabbath day was come, He began to teach in the synagogue; and many hearing Him were astonished, saying, 'From whence has this man these things?

But Jesus said unto them, 'A prophet is not without honor, but in His own country, and among His own kind, and in His own house."
And He could there do no mighty work, save that He laid His hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them. And He marvelled because of their unbelief."
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