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4:56 AM   [28 Jul 2017 | Friday]

If the Lord Tarries

No one can argue how technology has changed things. This is another item I would like to include. The ambition of the human spirit that is responsible for unleashing advances produced for us an enormous temptation, as well as an enormous blessing. This much is evident.

Surely, on this site of “T2O”, the subject must be in the hundreds by now. Many of them now outdated as this one also must be. I personally don’t bother sampling those who are paid to forecast what’s on the horizon; I still think the Spirit of almighty God whom gave the wisdom to set up these contraptions in the first place, will guide His own through these immense seas that we benefit from.
I perceive one day, we may no longer have the frontier of the gadget to wield communication, but some “new” wonder that follows us around invisibly, possibly, activated by dropping some new code into thin air. But since there is such a passion upon information’s past, and discoveries future, a possibility exist for a mixture of literature and the zeal within the human spirit to be subjected to devices that will probably boggle those who introduce them.
Some of these minds come from the self-absorbed, and some of them come from our number of believers. They too must know technology isn’t shielded from corruption found in the human heart. So what becomes of the Gospel to modern man? For the time-being, we seem to communicate pretty much at length with technology, but like the tweet, have just so much frontier to exploit for good, for God, for Christ.
I recall one evening, about eight-years after the breaking ground on TBN, Jan and Paul said technology (satellite) should never take the place of God’s meeting house – “The Church”. Now, I’m beginning to wonder how long before they (some Christians), won’t begin to say the opposite in support of close-knit e-fellowship?
No matter where we wind up, IF the Lord tarries, whether souls who are using technology are at that valley of decision for eternity, or among the beloved brethren, I ask you to consider this while we wrestle over what should or should not be.
If the world of technology has introduced culture with the gadget that we assume as our own, consider this, won’t you; these things are now part of our lives, and are fascinating, and always has us wondering what new feature this wonder will present to us next, but stop for a minute. There is nothing so wonderful, so fulfilling, so precious as what God has provided. So much that He preserved in so many things we can apply to our lives. I think His Spirit was giving the Apostle prophetic voice to speak to the information-age, as though he were speaking to our generation for our concerns of “everything pertaining to life”. Please note emphasized from this entirety what we who love Him have in Jesus,
“To those who have received a faith of the same kind as ours, by the righteousness of our God and Savior, Jesus Christ: Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord; seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence. For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that by them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust.” (2 Peter 1:1-4)
Thank God for His precious promises that supersedes technology. But I note the Apostle’s contingency “For by these” would also be interesting to highlight what are “these” things that increases our perspectives of importance in life, is, to be sure ALL provided by God and nothing whatsoever by man. Notice the lineup,
1. By “the righteousness of our God and Savior, Jesus Christ”
2. By “His divine power has granted”
3. By “His own glory and excellence”
4. Through “the true knowledge of Him”​
Taking the true rendering, the thought expressed is that the attributes of God manifested by Him are the means by which He calls men to the knowledge of the truth. - Cambridge​
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