Philippians 3:15-21

Thomas K Donaldson, proposed some of the earliest ideas for cell repair technologies, using new enzymes and solvents other than water for low temperature operation.  He was also a cryonics advocate and founded both the Cryonics Association of Australia and the Institute for Neural Cryobiology. 

In 1988, Donaldson was diagnosed with grade II astrocytoma, a type of malignant brain tumor.  He was treated with radiation therapy but it proved to be ineffective.  Two years later the scientific world watched with interest as he unsuccessfully sued the Attorney General of the State of California for the right to an elective cryopreservation to prevent the tumor from destroying his brain.

He is not the only one who is endeavoring to lengthen the possibility life through the means of scientific discovery.  Cryonics Institute states their mission saying, “Our mission is to extend human lifespan by preserving the body using existing cryogenic technologies – with the goal of revival by future science.”  Cryogenics is a technology whereby the body or body parts of an individual are preserved indefinitely by storing them at very low temperatures (at or below -150 degrees Celsius). 

Paul tells us that we who know Jesus as our Lord and Savior need not be concerned.  The One who created these human bodies promises to refashion our bodies into a glorified spiritual body that will know none of the frailties and problems of mortality.

by Dr. Gayle Woods

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