Eternal life

The Highlander, 12"x9", pen and ink on Bienfang 70-lb white paper

Lifeblood, 11"x8.5", ink and acrylic on Roaring Spring 60-lb paper

The Phoenix, 11"x9", pen and ink on medium-weight white paper

The idea of immortality fascinates me. Shows like “The Highlander,” mythical stories about the phoenix bird, and the sacredness of blood as a symbol of life in most cultures, bear proof to the allure of invincibility! The notion of a beginning without end surely crosses the line of reason and straddles the line of divinity. Furthermore, the catchphrase “There can be only one” (from The Highlander movie) illustrates the exclusivity of immortality to only one, single entity. But this is not actually true. As captivating as legendary the movies and stories are, the Holy Bible, on the one hand, says this in John 3:16 : “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” It also affirms this truth in John 3:36 : “Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on him.” So clearly, immortality is not really exclusive to the mighty, or the heroic, or the adventurous, or the rich! Eternal life is true and free to everyone who believes in the Lord Jesus Christ as the Son of the Living God!

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2 Responses

  1. I appreciate your thoughts here on immortality. Its possibility for humans is mapped out in our genes. That’s why we dream at night of flying (without an airplane), why we long to be remembered after our physical demise, why we mourn so over lost and squandered life as we see loved ones suffer premature deaths. Yes, Christ is the way, or as in Spanish–el camino. The Road to Immortality, which is the subtitle of my first book, Yah Is Savior: The Road to Immortality, is Who He is. And He’s bringing together “many sons (and daughters) unto glory” to be made known in this present age. Thank you for putting my blog “Immortality Road” on your blogroll. Agape love to you all, Kenneth Wayne Hancock

  2. Thank you, Wayne, for visiting my blog!
    I should be the one thanking you for putting up your blog and sharing your thoughts to a lot more people online. I consider it an honor on my part to include your site on my blogroll. Out of the millions of blogs out there, yours is one of the very few packed with wisdom!
    GOD Bless you and your whole family always!!!

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