“Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life…”
John 3:36 (NIVUK)
People are not in a hurry to die. We naturally endeavour to live for as long as possible. Death is not a friend. Some people who are very wealthy are using their wealth in an attempt to live forever by utilizing the science of cryonics. The Alcor Life Extension Foundation is one of three global organizations offering the services of cryonics to those who are able to invest. Cryonics is the science of using ultra-cold temperature to preserve human life with the intent of restoring good health when technology becomes available to do so or when the elixir of life is discovered. At Alcor, whole body preservation costs £130,000! Head only preservation (where the brain is encased) costs £50,000! Over 1000 people have signed up to join, including over 100 British people signing up to be frozen when they die, hoping for re-animation if the technology becomes available.
Jesus came to our own planet, became a human being, flesh of our flesh, bone of our bone to save us and by the Spirit guarantee eternal life. “Now the one who has fashioned us for this very purpose is God, who has given us the Spirit as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.” (2nd Corinthians 5:5). Jesus’ promise includes living forever. You do not have to pay the Alcor Life Extension Foundation £130,000 to preserve your body for future re-animation. Or £50,000 just to preserve your head. In Christ, a believer is already a brand new creation. (2nd Corinthians 5:17), united to Him and possessing eternal life. “I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.” (1st John 5:13).
The people signing up to be frozen so that they can be re-animated at some time in the future are sadly wasting their time and money. It will never happen. God has already provided a better way. A television doctor’s advice for living longer is to eat less, maintain an active lifestyle and avoid unnecessary stress, to which I may add, get adequate sleep to help strengthen your immune system. It is a lot cheaper than paying for cryonics!
Thank you Father, for sending your Son to save us and by the Spirit guaranteeing our eternal life.
Study by Sherwin Scott
Grace Communion – Lewes
The Priory School
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