“God will download our software onto his hardware until the time when he gives us new hardware to run the software again.” -N.T. Wright, Surprised By Hope.

Anyone looking for a coherent orthodox picture of the afterlife, of the End Times as you’ve never seen it before, should pick up Surprised by Hope. Simple, humble, coherent, grounded…basically excellent. That there quote illustrates what will happen after death. There will be a separation of the soul (software) from the body (hardware) which God will bring to an end at the Resurrection of the Dead. Our reconstituted God-breathed automatons will then populate the new Earth-Heaven, to glorify God and enjoy Him forever. I have to say, as a child of the internet era, I like the analogy.


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