Now, there was a man who was a man of the religious establishment named Nicodemus, a pastor on staff at a nearby megachurch. He came to see Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we know you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the miraculous signs you are doing if God were not with him.”
In reply, Jesus declared, “I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he reboots his life.”
“How can a person reboot his life?” Nicodemus asked. “I can reboot a computer, but certainly I could not reboot my life!”
Jesus answered, “I tell you the truth, no one can participate in the world God is planning for unless he reboots his life with an entirely new operating system. You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must reboot your life’. You don’t understand the inner workings of your computer, yet you are still able to follow the instructions in the manual. So it is with everyone who has rebooted their lives with a new operating system.”
“How can this be?” Nicodemus asked.
“You stand on that pulpit before thousands of people ever week end.” Said Jesus “and you do not understand these things? I tell you the truth, we speak of what we know and we testify to what we have have seen, but still you people do not accept our testimony. I have put this in terms from your every day life and you can’t wrap your brain around it; how then will you will believe if I tell it like it is and drop the metaphors? No one has ever experienced this except for the person who started there in the first place, and the only way you ever will is if that person is lifted up to save everyone from certain death.”