I don’t know if you caught the recent debate over, Jeanne Calment, supposedly the oldest documented person to have lived. She supposedly died in 1997 at age 122.
But now Russian mathematician Nikolay Zak has confronted that claim and startled researchers with a challenge: He argues that Calment was actually Yvonne Calment, Jeanne’s daughter, The Washington Post reports. Zak says Yvonne took her mother’s identity to elude inheritance taxes in the 1930s. If so, Yvonne Calment would have been 99 in 1997 – not 122.
Zak argued that Ms. Calment was nearly the same height at 100 plus as she was when she was younger, that her eye colors were different on a passport in the 1930’s and other discrepancies over her life. As one would expect, there were another group (French Scientists) who had interviewed Ms. Calment and are just certain she was 122 when she died.
Was she 99 or 122? I do not know, but this much is true—one day we will all die and leave this earth and the only claim that will matter is if our faith has been put in Jesus Christ. In the letter of I John, we read these words: And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life. (I John 5:11-12) May you know the eternal life that is only found in Christ!
Grace and Peace,
July 11, 2019