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?