A man who is dreaming of living well forever
There is a man who dreams of living forever. Ray Kurzweil, 67, said, “I think every death is tragic. We’ve learnt to accept it, the cycle of life and all that, but humans have an opportunity to transcend beyond natural limitations.”
He tries to age slowly until the technology revolution occurs. He used to take up to 250 pills a day and now it is 100, which is expensive, to maintain his heath. Kurzweil’s ultimate goal is to live forever. That means staying healthy enough to get to what he dubs “Bridge Two, when the biotechnology revolution will reprogramme our inherited biology”, and “Bridge Three”: molecular nanotechnology enabling us to rebuild our bodies.
It’s a very interesting story, isn’t it? We have learned to accept death, but he wants to live forever through the power of technology. In fact, everybody wants to live a long life. Actually many people try to do their best to lengthen their lives with different methods. Some seek to live long through exercise, and some through a restricted diet… However, there is one common thing for all humans: no one can escape death when their life span ends.
Will Kurzweil find a method to live forever in 30 or 40 years? No.
People might expect medical technology to enable us to live forever; that’s just an expectation.
Although people wish to live forever through the power of future technology, the Bible contains the secret to live eternally since two thousand years ago. More accurately, the method of living forever was written since the creation of the world.
As you know, God forbade Adam and Eve from eating from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. However, Adam and Eve ate from it and were expelled from the Garden of Eden. Most people know this story very well. However, there was also the tree of life as well as the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
And the LORD God said, “The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever.” So the LORD God banished him from the Garden of Eden to work the ground from which he had been taken. (Genesis 3:22-23)
Even sinners can live forever if they could eat from the tree of life. However, Adam and Eve, who committed sin, were far away from the tree of life and lost life. Is there any way to regain life?
Jesus spoke all these things to the crowd in parables; he did not say anything to them without using a parable. So was fulfilled what was spoken through the prophet: “I will open my mouth in parables, I will utter things hidden since the creation of the world.” (Matthew 13-34-35)
The tree of life is a parable and Jesus came to the earth to let us know the reality of the tree of life. What’s the characteristic of the tree of life? Even sinners can live forever if they eat from it. Let’s find out how Jesus revealed the secret hidden in the tree of life.
Jesus said to them, “I tell you the truth, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. (John 6:53-54)
What was required to live forever in the Garden of Eden? (The tree of life.)
What do we need to eat and drink to live forever in John 6? (The flesh and blood of Jesus.)
Then, what is the reality of the tree of life? The flesh and blood Jesus is the reality of the tree of life.
Jesus clearly said, “Unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you.” Then, how can we eat and drink His flesh and His blood?
On the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Where do you want us to make preparations for you to eat the Passover?” … So the disciples did as Jesus had directed them and prepared the Passover. … While they were eating, Jesus took bread… saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.” Then he took the cup … “Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. (Matthew 26:17-28 )
The Passover bread represents Jesus’ flesh and the Passover wine represents His blood. In other words, the Passover bread and wine is the secret of living forever. Who can give eternal life? We have limited life and cannot give eternal life to others. Only God has the authority to give us eternal life. To open the way to eternal life, God came as a man 2,000 years ago and established the Passover and declared it as the new covenant:
I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer… In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you…” (Luke 22:15; 22:20)
Jesus was God because He allowed us eternal life through the Passover.
Who will restore the Passover of the new covenant in this age?
However, the secret of eternal life had been hidden for a long time… No one knows how to live forever. So the Second Coming Christ — Christ Ahnsahnghong — came again to let us know the secret of how to live forever. Let’s believe in Christ Ahnsahnghong and God the Mother to receive the promise of eternal life. This is the surest way the Bible testifies.