God and Long Life

Posted: 25 January, 2008 in Light Musings
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The secret of long life… go to church

God and Long Life, Man

In 2006, American Society of Hypertension (ASH 2006) conducted a study of more than five thousand African Americans found that individuals who were involved with or participated in religious activities had significantly lower blood pressure than those who were not.

A Duke study, published in 1998, the International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine found that “older people” with an active faith have lower blood pressure.

“For the overall population, the life expectancy gap between those who attend more than once a week and those who never attend is over seven years,” reported Dr. Robert Hummer and colleagues at the Population Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin.

While it may not be the very reason we go to church, but I am very sure you get more than long life…

Love the LORD Your God

These are the commands, decrees and laws the LORD your God directed me to teach you to observe in the land that you are crossing the Jordan to possess, so that you, your children and their children after them may fear the LORD your God as long as you live by keeping all his decrees and commands that I give you, and so that you may enjoy long life.   Deuteronomy 6:1-2


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