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The Christ Capsule 1 Corinthians 15:1-11

The Christ Capsule

Microprinted time capsules can store information for a thousand years in 150 locations. We can do better as apostles of Christ.

If the apostle Paul were alive today, he might not write his thoughts in a letter. He might put a message in an Earth Capsule.

It only costs a dollar to add your thoughts — not a bad price for immortality. Earth Capsule is a time capsule that uses HD-ROM metal disks to store microprinted information that can be read by a magnifying glass. It is somewhat low-tech, but the disks are able to store information for a thousand years.

That’s the beauty part.

The company that offers the Earth Capsule will collect your information, and then send it to repositories in more than 150 cities around the world. A board of trustees will sit on the messages for 50 years, and then open them up for our descendants to see.

The motto of Earth Capsule: “Say something new, and let it get old.”

But maybe you’re not interested in having your thoughts sit in a repository in Baghdad or Tehran — two of the venues being considered by the company. If you want to take the...

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