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"And he does great signs, so that he even makes fire come down out of heaven to the earth in the presence of men. "And he deceives those who dwell on the earth because of the signs which were given to him to do in the presence of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who had the wound of the sword and has come to life. "And it was given to him to give breath to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast would even speak and cause as many as do not worship the image of the beast to be killed." (Revelation 13:13-15). So imagine for a moment that you are an 'eternal' being, (that is, you exist outside of linear time and view history as a 'total statement'), and you would like to describe computers and 'artificial intelligence' to all mankind in a way that everyone could at least get some basic grasp of its intent and overall characteristics. How might you describe it? What would stand out the most about computers and how humans are using them today? 1) Computers can quite shockingly and accurately simulate human breathing and speech patterns now; 2) Computers are now being used to guide and direct the most powerful 'incendiary warfare' ever produced, telling humans when we should 'drop fire on other people's heads.' Tell me honestly that you can't see that now in the verses I left above. They are almost certainly speaking about 'artificial intelligence.' In fact, calling it an 'idol' couldn't be more appropriate, since the very same 'precious metals' that were once used to create literal pagan idols from out of the ancient forge, have now been melted down and reshaped to produce the 'conducting metals' required by millions of computers all over the world. From GOD's perspective the 'idol' just took on a new and more evil form, exacting the same costs in human blood and life-sustaining treasure it once required of 'ancient' people, only now 'hidden' inside the atheistic visions of the 'spirit of antichrist,' (1 John 4:3), which denies 'GOD,' 'gods' and any previously worshiped idea or object, elevating itself above them all, (2 Thessalonians 2:4), even inside the Holy Church itself, GOD's holy 'Temple,' (1 Corinthians 3:16-17). All mankind exists under the equal threat of the new 'abomination of desolation' represented by nuclear weapons, which are, in fact, the consummate and most egregious use of this same 'talking idol' which Jesus Himself will 'slay with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the appearance of His coming,' (2 Thessalonians 2:8). REAL divine breath defeats the 'false' kind every time. When the Lord gives similar commands, nothing can stand against it, not even the most advanced 'idol' ever produced by the hands of man under the direct inspiration of evil itself.
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