Just a few days ago in a completely unrelated story in the New York Times Magazine, I talked about the fact that in an interview Larry King the cable news interviewer had indicated that he intended to have his body frozen after death on as he acknowledged, the very thin hope that one day, if science were to cure whatever kills him, his body might be thought out and he might be returned to life, that is the so-called technology of cryonics. It was very telling that Larry King acknowledged that the people, to use his own words, behind this technology are a bunch of crazies. But he claimed that this was the only hope that he had, identifying himself as an agnostic when it comes to the existence of God. He actually reveals himself, perhaps, to be more of an atheist, in terms of his actual belief system. But what made the interview with Larry King so interesting was that he pointed to cryonics as his hope, the hope that his body might be frozen and one day far likely into the future thawed out in the slim hope that he might be returned to life. It was also interesting that Larry King referred to the expense of this technology, indicating that for most people, it wasn’t an option. Other people, he said, have no hope.
The saddest thing in terms of the interview with Larry King is the fact that he has no hope for life after death in terms of anything that is close to the Christian gospel. He doesn’t even believe in the existence of God and in the article, he poked fun at those who do. In terms of that New York Times magazine interview with Larry King that ran just a few days ago, the most interesting thing from a Christian worldview perspective is just how rational Larry King’s worldview really is if indeed he does not believe in God. If one has no hope in God, and therefore one has no hope in life after death, that is God’s gift, then there is no reason why one would not cling to something as fantastical and to use Larry King’s word, crazy as cryonics, in the thin hope that there just might be some hope of life after death.
We contrasted this with the sure and certain hope, the only hope for life after death that comes through the gospel of Jesus Christ. It was Christ who said, I am the way, the truth and the life, who made very clear that through him and through the atonement he accomplished there is not only a hope for those who come to him by faith, but there is a real sure and certain hope of life after death. This truth is central to the summary of the gospel found in John 3:16, for God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life.
-See more at: http://www.albertmohler.com/2015/09/14/the-briefing-09-14-15/
Men will try almost anything to attain "eternal life"
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