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IMMORTAL MEMORIES

Updated: Sep 4

SCRIPTURE

"And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away" Revelation 21:4


QUOTE

“God becoming man through the language of DNA is not fortuitous but purposive and deterministic. No man, except God, can incarnate and rise from the dead as promised. Jesus is God. Period. If the incarnation comes, can the Resurrection be far behind?” Sam Rose


SCIENCE

We are constantly exposed to pathogenic agents. It is estimated that we are exposed to at least several hundred (300?) pathogens each minute. If one immune cell (white cell) ward off one pathogen, we will run out of immune cells in a few days, and no humans will survive.

However, this is not the case. The immune system has only 10^12 immune cells in the human body, yet the human T cells (a sub-type of white cell or lymphocyte) could identify at least 10^15 different foreign antigens that we might encounter.

People who contract a disease rarely acquire it again. How does the immune system protect us from invaders? The immune system is built with one of the most intelligent arsenals in the battle against invaders, namely immunologic memory. Once a pathogen (antigen) is identified, the immune

system selects only one type of white cell (lymphocyte clone)

This clone will produce specific antibodies to eliminate the threat.

Meanwhile, the system also produces memory cells. The selection of a clone

is called clonal selection, for which Burnet was awarded the Nobel Prize.

How the immune system retrieves the memory after 10, 50, or 100 years is mind-boggling. Chance, time, and lifeless molecules cannot retrieve the memory, but only an intelligent mind

If we extrapolate the earthly memory to the heavenly realm, a few questions come to mind. Will we retain earthly memories in heaven? In Isaiah 65:17, we read, “For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.”


Could all memories of guilt, pain, grief, and death be wiped away, or all memories be completely erased for us to be re-programmed to live as ageless humans in a timeless country?


LET US PONDER

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