The Word Foundation


Harold W. Percival



From Adam to Jesus

It is well to repeat: The story of Adam is the story of the conscious self in every human being that has existed or now exists on this earth. Each one was originally an Adam, and subsequently an Adam and Eve, in the “Garden of Eden” (The Realm of Permanence); because of the “original sin,” they came into this man and woman world of birth and death. Here, in this world, through all the lives that are necessary, the conscious self in each human body must learn of its origin, and of the futility of human life as desire-feeling in the man body or as feeling-desire in the woman body.

“In the beginning” in Genesis, refers to the Adam body in the land of Eden, and it also relates to the prenatal preparation of the human body for the return of the conscious self as desire-feeling in each of its re-existences in the human world, until its final “incarnation” as a “Jesus”—to redeem the human by balancing its feeling-and-desire into inseparable union. So it will transform the human body into a perfect sexless immortal physical body in which the Son, the Doer, returns to his Father in heaven (Thinker-Knower), as a complete Triune Self in The Realm of Permanence.

About two thousand years ago Jesus, as desire-feeling in a human body, came to tell human beings about their individual conscious selves and about each one’s Father in heaven; how to change and transform their bodies; and, he explained and demonstrated how to do this by doing it himself.

In Matthew, the first of the four Gospels, the connections of the lives between Adam and Jesus from David onward are stated in the first Chapter, from the 1st to the 18th verses. And it is also important to bear in mind, that the relation is borne out by the argument made by Paul in his 15th Chapter of 1st Corinthians, verses 19 to 22, which read: “If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable. But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.”

This shows that every human body must die because it is a sexual body. The “original sin” is the sexual act, as the result of which every human body is molded in the form of sex and is born through sex. And because feeling-and-desire as the conscious self in the body is made to think of itself as the sex of its body, it repeats the act. It cannot think of itself as a conscious immortal self which cannot die. But when it understands the situation it is in—that it is hidden or lost in the coils of flesh and blood in which it is—and when it can think of itself as the conscious Doer part of its Father in heaven, its own Triune Self, it will eventually overcome and conquer sexuality. Then it removes the sign, the mark of the beast, the sex mark which is the mark of death. There is then no death, because the thinking of the conscious Doer as feeling-and-desire will have regenerated and thereby transformed the human mortal into an immortal physical body. Paul explains this in verses 47 to 50: “The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven. As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly. Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.”

The difference between the first man as of the earthy and the second man as the Lord from heaven is, that the first man Adam became the earthy sexual human Adam body. Whereas the second man means that the conscious self, feeling-and-desire, in the human earthly flesh and blood body has regenerated and transformed the human sexual body into a perfect sexless immortal heavenly body, which is the “Lord from heaven.”

The more complete and direct line of descent from father to son is given by Luke in Chapter 3, beginning at verse 23: “And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, which was the son of Heli,” and concludes in verse 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.” There the time and connective order of lives from the life of Adam to the life of Jesus are recorded. The important point of the record is that it relates the life of Adam with the life of Jesus.

Matthew thus gives the genealogy from David to Jesus. And Luke shows the direct line of sonship—back through Adam—“which was the son of God.” Concerning mankind the foregoing means that: Desire-feeling, called Jesus, entered a human body of this world, similarly as desire-feeling re-exists in all human bodies. But Jesus as desire-feeling came not as the ordinary re-existence. Jesus came to save from death not only the human body which he took on. Jesus came into the human world at the certain cycle of time to inaugurate and proclaim his message, and for a particular purpose. His message was to tell the desire-feeling or feeling-desire in the human that it has a “Father” in heaven; that it is asleep and dreaming in the human body; that it should awake from its dream of human life and know itself, as itself, in the human body; and then, it should regenerate and transform the human body into a perfect sexless immortal physical body, and return to its Father in heaven.

That is the message that Jesus brought to mankind. His particular purpose in coming was to prove to mankind by his personal example how to conquer death.

This can be done by psychological, physiological, and biological processes. The psychological is by thinking. The physiological is by means of the quadrigemina, the red nucleus, and the pituitary body through the breath-form, the “living soul,” which automatically controls and coordinates all movements through the involuntary nervous system of the body. The biological process is worked out by the procreative organs of the man and woman bodies in the production of spermatozoa and the ova. Each male or female germ cell must divide twice before the male sperm can enter the female ovum for the reproduction of a human body.

But what keeps these physiological and biological processes of the ages of mankind in operation? The answer is: Thinking! Thinking according to the Adam type and the Eve type causes the reproduction of male and female bodies. Why, and how?

Man and woman think as they do because they do not understand how to think otherwise, and because they are urged by their sexual organs and the germ cells developed in the generative system of each to unite with a body of the opposite sex.

The physical process is: The sex-urge in the generative system of the human acts through the blood and nerves on the breath-form in the front part of the pituitary body, which acts on the red nucleus, which acts on the quadrigemina, which react on the sex organs of the body, which prompt the body-mind in the breath-form to think of the relation of its sex to its opposite sex. Unless there is the predetermined will for self-control, the sex impulse is almost overpowering. The psychological process is then carried on by the thinking of the body-mind which writes the plan of action on the breath-form, and the breath-form automatically causes the physical actions as determined by the thinking to perform the sexual act in the manner desired.


The story of the sin of Adam being the story of the conscious Doer in every human being; and the passage through human life from Adam to Jesus, are told in the New Testament in Romans, Chapter 6, verse 23, as follows: “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”


The individual human who desires to conquer death should banish all thought of sexuality by distinct thinking and willing to have a sexless physical body. There should be no instruction as to how the body is to be changed. The definite thinking will be inscribed on the breath-form. The breath-form will in due time automatically regenerate and transform the human body to be a perfect sexless physical body of immortal youth.