Do Christians Want To Live Forever?

Aubrey De Grey of the SENS Research Foundation photographed by Peter Searle for Newsweek

Aubrey De Grey of the SENS Research Foundation photographed by Peter Searle for Newsweek

I see articles every few months about scientists pursuing the holy grail of immortality.  Here’s a recent one by Newsweek about a researcher named Aubrey De Grey who hopes to cure aging so that we can live forever.  A fellow anti-aging researcher in the story had a different take than De Grey on immortality.  Walter Bortz, who teaches medicine at Stanford, had this opinion about people over 110 years old: “We know there are about 80 supercentenarians out there. And my take-home from seeing photos of them recently was this: you don’t want to be a supercentenarian.”

My question is: Do Christians want to live forever?  I don’t know about y’all but I’m looking forward to going home to Jesus one day.  I think 100 years on this earth is plenty.  I would, however, like those 80 or 90 or 100 years of mine to be healthy and productive.  So I guess I’m all for doing research on living well, but I can’t get behind the desire to live forever.  Am I alone in this?  What do you think?

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