Searching For Immortality Among The Stars!

AS ASTRONAUTS WALKED ON THE MOON (July 1969), U.S. President Nixon said to them: "Because of what you have done, the heavens have become a part of man’s world". Dr. Von Braun, Director of the Space Flight Centre went much further saying: "I think the ability for men to walk and actually live on other worlds has virtually assured mankind of immortality."

AstronautThey were heady days and several writers became impressed with the idea that mankind—who they believed to have developed along an evolutionary path—was now reaching for the stars! There were several variations on this theme, but human beings were seen to be heading for a higher destiny—in effect, they could become "as gods"!

Among popular books published at the time were Erick Von Daniken’s Chariots of the Gods and Return to the Stars. J.F.Blumrich came out with The Spaceships of Ezekiel and there was B. le Poer Trench’s Temple of the Stars — and several others. They were all cashing in with their space-age mythologies, taking advantage of a gullible public mesmerized by spectacular rocket launches carrying men into space and even to the moon.

Now, over 25 years later, only the fiction and mythology of it remains —as in the popular series ‘Star Trek’ and quasi-religious notions of time-travel, or an imaginary fourth dimension involving so-called space time. Today, some are claiming that immortality belongs to a realm beyond our time —but in order to grasp the issues of eternal life we must come down to earth and hear the testimony of Scripture.

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