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Hebrews 12:1-2
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Can Man Become Immortal?

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Psalm 23:4
“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.”

Photo: Gravestone in shape of a crossWhen Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden, they brought death into the world. Death is an enemy, but for the believer who has eternal life, death provides a doorway out of a sinful world and into Christ's presence. Modern science has learned that our cells themselves carry the information that will result in their death one day. Add to this the wear and tear of everyday life, and accidents, and death becomes inevitable.

However, some modern scientists believe that they are within reach of doubling our lifespans. Some even think they can do away with death completely. Each time a cell divides the tips of the DNA become shorter. When the DNA chains shorten to a preprogrammed length, the cell dies instead of dividing again. Researchers have now discovered a protein that can restore those tips, theoretically preventing a timed death. Scientists have also learned how to inject new neurons into the brain to restore it to youth. They are also experimenting with methods of growing new organs for transplantation. These and other procedures, they say, could end death forever. Unfortunately, some of these advances come at the cost of the lives of aborted babies and lab-grown human embryos.

Can man reverse the death that has resulted from his own sin? Only one Man can. Jesus Christ, the man-God, gives eternal life to all who believe in Him as their Lord and Savior and makes death but a shadow for the believer.

Prayer: 
Thank You, Lord, for giving me the forgiveness of sins and eternal life. Amen.
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Notes: U.S. News & World Report, 3/20/00, pp. 58-59, "The cells of immortality." Photo: Pixabay. (PD)