In June, 1998, World Press Review carried an article noting the progress in lengthening human life. Scientists had taken human cells, put them in test tubes, genetically manipulated the DNA, and made them live twice as long as they normally do. The writer wondered if this held the possibility that people might live to be 180 years old.
The article speculated on the good and bad results of such longevity. But the title of the piece was most arresting. It was "Not Ready to Live Forever."

Christians are ready to live forever, but not in these bodies and not on this earth.