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Professor Manuel Hernández
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Address: : 2012 Ernest St. Kissimmee, Florida 34741

Manuel Hernandez was born in Sleepy Hollow, New York in 1963. He completed undergraduate studies at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus and finished a Master�s in Education from Herbert H. Lehman College (CUNY) in the Bronx in 1994. He has coordinated symposiums, produced and coordinated television interviews on the literature written by Puerto Rican and Latino/a writers from the Diaspora. He has done numerous presentations, workshops and seminars on how to integrate latino/a literature in the English classroom. In 2014, he participated in a TedxTalk (Connections) at Southern New Hampshire University. He is the author of three books, , Latino/a Literature in the English Classroom (Editorial Plaza Mayor, 2003), The Birth of a Rican (Imprenta Sifre. 2008) and Living the Kingdom with purpose (Imprenta Sifre, 2013). He is a Language Arts teacher at Osceola School District in Florida.

God's DNA in All of Us
By Manuel Hernandez-Carmona copyright 2007

According to a recent documentary special titled, "What is a Christian?" that aired on CNN during this past weekend (May 17 and 18, 2007), specialists agree that there is a neurological connection in the human brain between God and DNA. In Genesis 1:26, God says, "And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness." The Wikipedia Encyclopedia defines DNA as "Deoxyribonucleic acid, or DNA is a nucleic acid molecule that contains the genetic instructions used in the development and functioning of all living organisms." If God states in His Word (Bible) that He created man (woman) in his own "image", then these findings support the Bible's evident truth that human beings were created by God to be like God.
The Book of Genesis uses the words "image" and "liking" to parallel our degree of resemblance to God. Of all the definitions of image in Webmaster's New Dictionary, the one that catches the eye is "optical counterpart, as in a mirror." "Liking" stems from its root like which means "similar, resembling." For once, scientists and theologians have come to terms that human beings have something inside them that links them to God. In other words, we as human beings are similar and resemble Him as we view ourselves in a mirror.
If a father's DNA is all over his children's body, then God's DNA is not only in the brain but in every human cell. This may sound a bit extreme, but there is no doubt that we are not just attracted to God but are unequivocally lured by His desire for all human beings to accept Him as a father.
Sometimes is takes a "spiritual experience" or Faith to come to terms with the fact that the only way human DNA and God can actually have a stronger relationship is through an acceptance of the evident truth. In Romans 8:14, it states that "For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God." We are all bonded by God's desire that all human beings have the right to become his children and can rightfully claim His DNA. It's about time that America's top name in news share such a profound yet basic fact