A Radically New Version of Humanity

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It is foreseen that "We'll have both the hardware and the software to recreate human intelligence by the end of the 2020's" (New Scientist, 24 September). Ultimately, it is even predicted that our bodies and brains will merge with our technology through "nanobots" (blood-cell-sized robots) swimming around in our bloodstream.

Frankly the missing dimension in this scientific scenario is the lack of improvement in human character. One idea is that new drugs will be developed that will enable us to eat as much as we want without gaining weight. This misleading concept militates against the very purpose of our human existence.

Exponentially greater intelligence and much longer lives coupled with defective character will only worsen conditions in an already troubled and chaotic world. Intellectuals dream about the perfection of the human species, but not through the means of building right moral character.

What we should be focusing our minds on is: Why has God created us and put us on this earth in the first place? Why are we here?

The answers to these and other related questions are revealed in the Bible. It too talks about a new and enormously better race of transformed human beings. As the Scriptures reveal, "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him—but God has revealed it to us by His Spirit" (1 Corinthians 2:9-10, New International Version).

Indeed our human bodies have the sure prospect of a radical transformation. We may achieve the ultimate in perfection—but not through our own humanly devised science and technology.

The New Testament tells us: "But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables Him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like His glorious body" (Philippians 3:20-21, NIV, emphasis added throughout).

Jesus said that "... those who are considered worthy of taking part in that age...can no longer die ..." (Luke 20:35-36, NIV). Here He gives one of the important keys to entering that eternal world, often referred to in the Bible as the Kingdom of God. We first must be converted spiritually and begin actively seeking the perfection of our heavenly Father (Matthew 5:48).

Receiving that perfection is possible by establishing a right relationship with the Father through Jesus Christ. This is necessary because, in that perfection process, "... it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose" (Philippians 2:13, NIV). If we yield to Him, by allowing the power of His Spirit to work in us, He promises to transform us in heart, mind and body into His ever living, obedient children (Romans 8:13-18; 2 Corinthians 7:1).

God is far ahead of human projections. He has already set in motion His plan to transform those who yield to His will into a radically new version of humanity—a version far superior to anything man has ever conceived.

"Before the world began, God planned this wisdom for our glory. None of the rulers of this world understood it. If they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. But as it is written in the Scriptures: ‘No one has ever seen this, and no one has ever heard about it. No one has ever imagined what God has prepared for those who love him'" (1 Corinthians 2:7-9, New Century Version).

There is still much more to this story. We would like to share it with you—without any cost or obligation on your part—through two informative publications that will open your eyes to the wondrous things that God has planned for humanity that you may never have understood before.