1000th Birthday (Amos 4:12)

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In his book Long for this World, Jonathan Weiner writes about science’s promise to radically extend how long we live. At the center of the book is English scientist Aubrey de Grey, who predicts that science will one day offer us 1,000-year lifespans. Aubrey claims that molecular biology has finally placed a cure for aging within our reach.

But what difference does it make if, after living 1,000 years, we will eventually die anyway? De Grey’s prediction only postpones facing the ultimate question of what happens when we die. If does not answer it.

The Scriptures tell us that death is not the end of our existence. Instead, we are assured that everyone will stand before Christ – believers for their works and nonbelievers for their rejection of Him (John 5:25-29; Revelation 20:11-15). All of us are sinners and in need of forgiveness. And only Christ’s death on the cross has provided forgiveness for all who believe (Romans 3:23; 6:23). The Bible says, “It is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment” (Hebrews 9:27).

Our appointed face-to-face encounter with God puts everything in perspective. So whether we live 70 years or 1,000, the issue of eternity is the same: Prepare to meet your God!” (Amos 4:12). – Dennis Fisher

 

What matters more than length of life

Is where you’ll spend eternity;

If you have placed your faith in Christ,

Then heaven’s glory you will see. – Sper

 

Only those who have placed their in Christ are prepared to meet their Master.

September 30, Vol. 19

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