At least dozen multimillionaires have left money to themselves in hope of being brought back to life. These immortality seekers have arranged to be cryogenically frozen after death, reports The Wall Street Journal. They’ve also put their wealth in “personal revival trusts,” which they believe will be waiting for then when scientists resuscitate them in the future.
Even if resuscitation were possible, to seek eternal life apart from the One who is immortal is to chase an elusive dream.
Paul affirmed that the Lord alone is the source of immortality (1 Timothy 6:16). He is everlasting in His character and actions. For human beings, however, death is universal, inevitable, and ultimately leads to judgment (Hebrews. 9:27). This is all a result of our sin, and it can be countered only by the redemption through Jesus Christ (John 3:15-16). Through His resurrection, Jesus broke the power of death and showed humanity the way to immortality (2 Timothy 1:10).
Our response to our mortality should not be to preserve our physical bodies through cryogenics (branch of physics that studies the causes and effects of extremely low temperatures), but to be ready for our own death by receiving the gift of eternal life in Jesus. – Marvin Williams
For Further Thought
You can make sure right now that you have eternal life. Confess to God that you’re a sinner and you believe Jesus died in our place for forgiveness and eternal life.
Where will you spend eternity?
- April 14, Vol. 14, Our Daily Bread