Category Archives: Church Life

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Will Satan Use AI to Feign Omniscient Knowledge and Power?

Today I came across an article that was originally written for The Daily Star UK titled; The end of GOD? Claims humans will ‘worship AI Messiah’.

The article cites comments from MIT physicist and cosmologist Max Tegmark who suggests that “once this new superintelligence is vastly greater than that of a human, the fate of mankind will depend on it.”

Then of course they had to get input from the well known God denier Dan Brown. 

Novelist Dan Brown previously warned people may no longer worship God or pray to Jesus – instead putting all their faith in an AI messiah.

Speaking about the advent of this technology, the Da Vinci Code writer said: “Humanity no longer needs God but may with the help of artificial intelligence develop a new form of collective consciousness that fulfils the role of religion.

Will Satan Use AI to Feign Omniscient Knowledge and Power?

This is something I have thought about before. Working in IT for a very large company allows me to hear about and see new technology that is exciting but also scary. Some things that I can’t discuss here due to NDAs. 

I try not to be a conspiracy theorist, but I have read to the end of the Bible. I’ve also read the middle parts which have quite a bit on information about end time circumstances. I know that what I read in the Bible is true and will happen. I just don’t know exactly how. 

Will AI be the beast?

The technology and high dependence on internet/digital news now exists to a point that can allow Satan and the beast to confuse even the elect.  (Matthew 24:24) As people rely on their electronic devices for news and videos and Artificial/Augmented Reality “AR” becomes a thing, the antichrist and false prophets will be able to “show great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the elect”.

Before the return of my Savior the adversary, Satan, will have a few goons running around fooling people into believing in an antichrist. The goons are the beast, the false prophet and the antichrist.

The advanced nature of AI and the infrastructure that it now lives on (think IBM Deep Blue but way faster and with more connections), with ominous names like “Dragon” at HP and the new systems at Oak Ridge, TN, will allow the beast to access all your digital data and “speak” directly to you with knowledge and understanding about you that would seem omniscient. Then the injection of an evil intent is all that is needed to get the process rolling to believe in an AI God.

Think on this and leave your comments for discussion in the OneChristianMan.com Forums. 

Coordinating My First 5K – The Results

There was a measurable level of relief I felt once the horn blew and the runners were on their way.

I walked across the road to look over a tunnel that the runners were running through. And as I watched them run by I literally raised my hands in joy and praise to the Lord.

Not just because of the coming end of this first race and the months of planning. But because of the beautiful day, the wonderful volunteers and the ability we had to show all those runners what it means to put Christ’s love into action.

We shared how the money raised would be used for water purification systems for people we don’t even know. And this water that sustains the body will also be used to share the living water of Christ with those in need.

Jesus answered and said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will thirst again; but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.”
John 4:13‭-‬14 NASB
https://bible.com/bible/100/jhn.4.13-14.NASB

In true form I’m already thinking about the next event.

We only have a few short years here on the sphere to work on the mission.

United, the Prayer of Jesus for His church

The church will advance in unity through love.

That’s the conclusion I can make when I read Jesus’ prayer in John 17.

Jesus was praying to His father for the unity of the church. Not just unity with Him and the Father but also unity amongst each other.

I believe if Jesus took the time to pray this prayer and the spirit lead the writer of John to write this prayer down, then this must be a very important principle for the church to follow.

The Apostle Paul spends time in his letters and Epistles teaching the church how to live in unity and harmony with each other.

We must unite with a foundation of the Gospel and hold together with the love of God as mortar.

I thank the Lord that I have a church that embraces unity with evidence by diversity in culture.

This past Wednesday we had our Unite service at First Baptist Church in Rogers at the Olive Street campus. During this time we worshipped with our Spanish speaking and Korean speaking members. It was an uplifting time to see all of the different groups come together to worship God in unity.

On most weeks we have three different services, one for each language. And I know our church leaders are always looking for ways to unite all the cultures represented in our community with our church.

“I am no longer in the world; and yet they themselves are in the world, and I come to You. Holy Father, keep them in Your name, the name which You have given Me, that they may be one even as We are. While I was with them, I was keeping them in Your name which You have given Me; and I guarded them and not one of them perished but the son of perdition, so that the Scripture would be fulfilled. But now I come to You; and these things I speak in the world so that they may have My joy made full in themselves. I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. I do not ask You to take them out of the world, but to keep them from the evil one. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth. As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world. For their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they themselves also may be sanctified in truth. “I do not ask on behalf of these alone, but for those also who believe in Me through their word; that they may all be one; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me. The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one; I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me. Father, I desire that they also, whom You have given Me, be with Me where I am, so that they may see My glory which You have given Me, for You loved Me before the foundation of the world. “O righteous Father, although the world has not known You, yet I have known You; and these have known that You sent Me; and I have made Your name known to them, and will make it known, so that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them.”
John 17:11‭-‬26 NASB
https://bible.com/bible/100/jhn.17.11-26.NASB

Walk by the Spirit

“When you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and when you believed in Him, you were also sealed with the promised Holy Spirit. He is the down payment of our inheritance, for the redemption of the possession, to the praise of His glory.”
Ephesians 1:13‭-‬14 HCSB
https://bible.com/bible/72/eph.1.13-14.HCSB

It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:1‭

You were running well; who hindered you from obeying the truth? Galatians ‬5:7‭

For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. Galatians 5:13‭

But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh. For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, so that you may not do the things that you please.
Galatians 5:16‭-‬17 NASB

https://bible.com/bible/100/gal.5.1-17.NASB