Friday, January 3, 2014

Life is Short

After suffering a series of strokes, on February 25, 2006 Henry Morris, the founder of modern creationism, passed on to his reward at the age of 87.  He participated in over 100 debates, many with Duane Gish, against such evolutionists as Kenneth R. Miller and David B. Kitts (my History of Science Professor).
 Duane T. Gish (Evolution? The Fossils Say NO!) died at the age of 92 on March 5th, 2013.  He had a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of California, Berkeley.  Gish was in more than 300 formal debates and won them all!  Gish even debated Phil Donahue (The Human Animal)!

Delmar Hopkins at the age of 105 still works!  He works at Remington Park in Oklahoma City.  Hopkins was the youngest of nine children and grew up in Honey Grove, Texas.  He built ships and planes during World War II.
Five for Fighting has a thoughtful song “100 Years”:

… 15 there's still time for you
Time to buy and time to lose
15, there's never a wish better than this
When you only got a hundred years to live

I'm 33 for a moment
Still the man, but you see I'm a "they"
A kid on the way, babe.
A family on my mind

Half time goes by
Suddenly you’re wise
Another blink of an eye
67 is gone
The sun is getting high
We're moving on...

I'm 99 for a moment
And time for just another moment
And I'm just dreaming
Counting the ways to where you are …

O Lord, make me know my end
and what is the measure of my days;
let me know how fleeting I am!
Behold, you have made my days a few handbreadths,
and my lifetime is as nothing before you.
Surely all mankind stands as a mere breath! Selah
Surely a man goes about as a shadow!
Surely for nothing they are in turmoil;
man heaps up wealth and does not know who will gather!
Ps. 39:4-6 (ESV)

So teach us to number our days
that we may get a heart of wisdom.
Ps. 90:12 (ESV)

[God] saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began, and which now has been manifested through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.
2 Tim. 1:9-10 (ESV)

Adam lived for 930 years and Shem lived to be 600 years old.  Did they think that "life is short?"  How wise did they get after living for hundreds of years?