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IMMORTALITY

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Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: John 11:25


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The only secret people keep is immortality. (Emily Dickinson)


Science

Is mortality and mortality intertwined in the DNA? If DNA is the secret of life and is imprinted in DNA in an invisible form, would the information of death also be imprinted in DNA?

Many of you may not know that a single-celled organism such as an amoeba or a freshwater organism such as Tetrahymena is potentially immortal. They do not mourn the death of their ancestors, any more than they mourn the loss of their offspring. They never die (unless hampered by accidents or starvation, or other natural calamities). Incredible immortality at work on the mortal earth! We aspire to prolong our lives, at least another hour, but is that possible? The Maryland man who received the first pig cardiac transplant extended his life by two months.


"How do amoeba and Tetrahymena defy death?" By allowing these simple organisms to enjoy immortality on the mortal Earth, God reveals the great mystery that man was created not to die but to live forever. He implanted the idea of immortality in our hearts and keeps sustaining us. Is this biological immortality a prelude to our own immortality in a glorified body as pointed out by St. Paul in 1 Corinthians 15:51-57?"

51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. 54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. 55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? 56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

When we’ve been there ten thousand years, Bright shining as the sun, We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise, Than when we first begun. (John Newton).


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