BORN TO BE ALIVE

What if we are meant to live forever?

Of course you don’t believe.

It’s impossible.

But think of how the impossible continues to be made real, commonplace, even. Not only with things, but of life. For centuries, even those of stout faith would not dare honestly believe virgin birth possible — yet now there are test tube babies. Very old women, long presumed barren, can now give birth  — using another’s egg cells. And the resurrection of life? Literally possible! Though admittedly, still not for humans. But is even this only a matter of time? In digital form, it seems a near certainty. Tales from the Bible speak of a race of giants  — easily made real today using bionics, steroids, stem cells, gene editing. Placing two of every animal on a single ark? DNA is really, really small.

We are making the fantastical real.

Life first, death next.

We possess the potential to live beyond 100, 200, 500 years of age, like Noah, like Methuselah, like Adam. And it is no more unnatural than pacemakers, prosthetic limbs, hormone replacement therapy, or living inside a screen.

Now imagine this: the Bible is a makers guide, inspiring humanity’s technological progress and shepherding our ambition to live for hundreds of years, possibly forever.

We need only unlock its secrets, appropriate its ideas, replicate its magic.

God is waiting on us.

The Bible states that humans were endowed with the potential to live 1,000 years. But the actions of our predecessors demanded God strip us of this blessing. But what if that original potential remains? Locked inside us, ready to burst forth? The moment we become worthy.

Yes, the way forward will be messy, sometimes unsettling, shocking, oftentimes false, faulty.

But the fantastical will out.

We only need to believe.