Just came across this set of stats:
According to the 2007 U.S. Census Bureau on World Vital Events as a far as the number of deaths per year, there are 1.8 per second, 105 per minute, 6,306 hourly, 151,338 daily, 4,603,198 monthly and 55,238,376 deaths on a yearly basis. (Source: Eric Chabot)
Wow. That’s a lot of deaths. Who is working on this problem? Not scientists. They are doing all they can to extend life but none of them has any legitimate hope of curing death like they cured polio. Death is certain. And final.
We can therefore be glad that the message of the Bible is that Jesus Christ has done something about death. Something certain. And final. Everyone is going to heaven. Let’s start living like it. (The student with A’s on his report card looks forward to going home, while the student with D’s and F’s dreads the trip. As long as there’s time, improve your grades!)