The Bahamians had been the first to see and welcome Columbus. It would seem that Spain would have followed up discovery with colonization. Nevertheless, the island chain fell into anonymity. By 1640, they remained unoccupied and, it seemed, unwanted. It was really a matter of being known where so many more unknown places beckoned explorers.
Then Spain again paid attention. Small Bimini, named after the mythical island, suddenly developed the reputation of being the source of a fountain of curative waters. Indeed, the miraculous liquid could restore human bodies worn by toil and time: the Fabled Fountain of Youth. The Story of the Bahamas, 38
That brought Ponce de Leon to seek it; which brought an endless search for it since. He later sought it in Florida, without success. Magellan sought it in the Philippines. His men went ashore to ask the natives if they had such a fountain. They said they didn’t but would be ever so grateful if the Spaniards did.
An entirely busy industry today still seeks it in exercise machines, diets and medical advances. They even promise human advancement towards it. Cryonics beheads the dead and stores it in the deep freeze on the chance that science will one day find the way to reunite body and brains.
We all want to live a LONG time. Yet, none of us is crazy about getting older. And even the best of health promises only getting older slower. What isn’t to be found in this life won’t be discovered, no matter the advances any of the sciences we feel have potential solutions.
If we want the REALITY of eternal life, see I Corinthians 15 where it begins in Jesus Christ. Declared in scripture 1-4. Verified by apostolic testimony 5-11. Demanded as the basis of every believer’s hope 12-34. Explained in 35-55. And SHOUTED as our sure and certain Inspiration and HOPE 56-58.
In Jesus Christ exists eternal life in perfect, never-changing bodies. Promising what we’ve always wanted: that when we’ve been with Jesus Christ in the New Heaven and Earth for 10,000 years, we’ve just begun to live forever. And we won’t have aged even a day in those millennia. Nor will we ever, millennia after countless millennia. You can’t beat that for living eternally without growing old!
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