Men and women have always been trying to create something that can replace God. Up to a few hundred years ago, we built statues and temples and worshiped those. But, they didn’t satisfy. They weren’t really awe-inspiring. They weren’t smarter. They didn’t talk. They didn’t interact. They were nothing but bits of stone, wood and metal.
A few hundred years ago we discovered the worship of ideas. “Isms” proliferated, Communism, Socialism, Nihilism, etc. Everyone built an ‘ism’ and behold, they thought it was good. However, a lot of our isms have fallen. They’ve become unsatisfactory.
Behold, the coming of humankind’s next man-made god.
The following video is 80 minutes long. I know that sounds like a long time to sit in front of your computer, but please do it. And, it is especially the last 20 minutes that are the most important.
Now, that video sounded a lot like science fiction, right?
Unfortunately, anyone in the computer industry can tell you that the video above isn’t just realistic, it’s inevitable. Seriously, we are approaching the moment in time where god-like artificial intelligence is inevitable.
At the current rate of technological growth we’ll be there in ten years – unless some global catastrophe kills off most of humanity and halts the breakneck speed of development. And yes, I really do mean global catastrophe, because that is what it would require.
Read Revelation 13 again. And, when you do, focus here:
15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
After watching the above video, does Revelation 13 become more understandable?
Then, ask yourself about the ‘red lines’ in humanity’s development – red lines set by God. There are several, and when mankind crosses one of those ‘red lines’, God either destroys mankind or makes such drastic changes that it will be several thousand years before humanity comes close to another ‘red line’.
Here’s one example. The Tower of Babel:
1 And the whole earth was of one language and of one speech.
2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.
3 And they said one to another, Come, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar.
4 And they said, Come, let us build us a city, and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven, and let us make us a name; lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
5 And Jehovah came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.
6 And Jehovah said, Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language; and this is what they begin to do: and now nothing will be withholden from them, which they purpose to do.
7 Come, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.
8 So Jehovah scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off building the city.
9 Therefore was the name of it called Babel; because Jehovah did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did Jehovah scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.
Here’s another ‘red line’: Being God-like and immortal.
20 And the man called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.
21 And Jehovah God made for Adam and for his wife coats of skins, and clothed them.
22 And Jehovah God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil; and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever-
23 therefore Jehovah God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.
24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden the Cherubim, and the flame of a sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.
Does this give you an idea that we are close to God’s ‘red lines’ for humanity?
We are perilously close.