De-extincting the true, original human being

You mean humans need de-extincting? Yes, because the original human being that God created became extinct in the Garden of Eden.

God did warn Adam it would happen, “for when you eat of it (the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil) you will surely die,” Genesis 2:17. You will become extinct, in other words. So the true human being that God created in the beginning died out. It was gone forever, extinct, just like the dinosaurs, woolly mammoths and sabre-toothed tigers.

From that point on we could not reproduce perfect replicas of the human being God created originally. That was now impossible for us to do. All we could produce was replicas of dead humans, that would live for a while and then disappear into nothing. Every human we produced would become extinct, never to live again. And how quickly and easily we could become extinct physically as a species too. One massive meteorite hit and that would be it.

We were a species in deep trouble, therefore. Our original form was already extinct. We also faced total extinction by disease and disaster. And what we’d become as the living dead was also killing us, as we turned on each other in hatred and violence. And what was the purpose of all that hatred and violence when we were all going to be extinct at death anyway? It was total madness. We deserved to be extinct.

And that was how things remained for humanity until God sent Jesus to de-extinct us and start the process of restoring us back to life in our original form. No scientist could do that. Scientists can’t de-extinct anything without some of the original creatures’ living cells in existence. And since we didn’t have any living cells remaining of the original human either, it was impossible for any human to reproduce or restore what God originally made humans to be.

We were extinct, and we remained extinct, until “God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in our transgressions,” Ephesians 2:4-5. It was God who de-extincted us, because only he could. And he “made us alive with Christ.” Christ became the living cell that God could reproduce his original humans in. And from there – “in Christ” – the Spirit gradually transforms us into the total likeness of the perfect human, Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 3:18).

Imagine that – being de-extincted back to life as the true and original human being again. And we are the only creatures on the planet this is happening to. No other creature is being de-extincted back to its original form. Just us.


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