Man can attain immortality in this life



Franklin Hall in his book The Return of Immortality suggests that Christians can learn how to become immortal through stages of spiritual growth. This involves experiences with UFO's, and the UIO gravitational and levitation control. His teachings on attaining immortality in this life through psycho-spiritual exercises and righteous living were the foundation upon which many in the Latter Rain and subsequent movements based their immortalization theories. Hall's main point in his immortalization theory is that "the sleeping, so called, unfoundationally built church" must awaken to "a real cause and calling, that when God's word is completely acted upon and complied with, will result in bringing about the real gushers and torrents of the long, past due, RAIN OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, a rain of IMMORTALITY UPON THE EARTH that so many prophets have written about and portrayed in their prophesies" (Franklin Hall, 'The Return of Immortality', Phoenix: Hall Deliverance Foundation, Inc., 1976, pages. 2-3). Hall's premise is not, however, predicated upon God's promise of immortality for the faithful after their resurrection. This is evidenced by his following words: "Permanent, lasting freedoms from all sickness, harmful accident things and defeat will come about. Freedom from the imprisonment of all gravitational forces will also be brought upon the whole man. This study teaches one the power and secrets of space flight. Space floatation and hovering ability. It gives the Bible formula for weightlessness, the 'raising up' power of those who come to immortality’ (Ibid., page 3)




The Holy Scriptures teach that Christians can by no means become immortal in this life through stages of spiritual growth, for they will attain immortality when the dead in Christ are raised from the dead and the living are changed, that is, when Christ returns. The apostle Paul wrote: “For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord” (1 Thessalonians 4:15-17), and again: “Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave [Hades], where is thy victory?” (1 Corinthians 15:51-55).

Let no one deceive you with vain words. Beware of all those who teach such a doctrine.