Futurists believe that by 2045, humans will achieve digital immortality by uploading their minds to computers without the need for a biological body. Kurzweil — an inventor, predicts that by 2045, technology will have surpassed human brainpower to create a kind of superintelligence — an event known as the singularity. He addes, “based on conservative estimates of the amount of computation you need to functionally simulate a human brain, we’ll be able to expand the scope of our intelligence a billion-fold”.
Futurists and so called “transhumanists” interpret this impending singularity as digital immortality.
Wait… what about our physical immortality?
I have awesome news for you. Immortality is one of God’s promises to the faithful, to those who know and love God and persevere in overcoming.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16
But, when do humans receive the gift of immortality, and how do they get it?
The apostle Paul explains in 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17:
“But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent [precede, or take the place of] them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.”
Here we learn that the resurrected faithful “at the last trump,” at “the coming of the Lord,” together with the living faithful will receive immortal, spiritual bodies. Then, they will be able to “inherit the kingdom of God,” and from then on will “ever be with the Lord.”
Immortality is promised to everyone on earth. Jesus lived, suffered and died so that all will have immortality.
Now, it’s up to us to accept this gift!