On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (09/21/20), Hank highlights a chapter in Clay Jones’ book, Immortal: How the Fear of Death Drives Us and What We Can Do About It. The chapter came to mind when Hank received a call this weekend from his brother who informed him about a friend who recently passed away, seemingly out of nowhere. As laid out in the chapter, it doesn’t matter how good your eating habits are or how meticulous you are about your health, because we all will die. Today, many people hope that if we keep our bodies healthy enough through proper diet and exercise, medical science will one day do what it was always supposed to do: find a cure to everything that might kill us, and then we can coast to immortality. Thus many obsess over exercise, eating enough healthy foods, and avoiding unhealthy foods. We have people who are telling you that coffee is bad for you, and then they say that coffee is good for you. There was a fad where people wouldn’t eat eggs as they thought eggs were bad for you, now we’re told that eggs are good for you. People will do just about anything to squeeze just a few more months or weeks or even days out of their life here. But our hope, says Hank, needs to be in an eternal life that is available through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Hank also answers the following questions:
- I heard that first-century Jewish Christians continued to attend the Jewish temple years after the new covenant had been inaugurated. That seems like an abomination that the Apostles would not have permitted. What do you say about that?
- Shouldn’t we pursue good health since our body is the temple of the Holy Spirit?