Gary discusses recent comments by Yuval Noah Harari about Artificial Intelligence.
The claim of neutrality by Christians is judged harshly in the Bible: “I know your deeds, that you are neither hot nor cold; I would that you were cold or hot. So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth” (Rev. 3:15–16). Standing in the middle of a moral position is not neutrality. David Chilton writes:
The Laodicean church brings neither a cure for illness nor a drink to soothe dry lips and parched throats. The sort of Christianity represented by Laodicea is worthless. The church provided neither refreshment for the spiritually weary, nor healing for the spiritually sick. It was totally ineffective, and thus distasteful to its Lord. Thus, says [Robert] Mounce, “the church is not being called to task for its spiritual temperature but for the barrenness of its works.”
This explains Christ’s statement: I would that you were cold or hot. He is not saying outright apostasy is preferable to middle-of-the-roadism; rather, He is wishing that the Laodicean Christians would have an influence upon their society.
The modern church that refuses to take a stand against the evils of the day is good for nothing. In the gospels, Jesus explains it this way: “You are the salt of the earth, but if the salt has become tasteless, how will it be made salty again? It is good for nothing any more, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men” (Matt. 5:13). Supposed neutrality is a lamp that’s put “under the peck-measure” that leaves the house in perpetual darkness (5:15) and a city’s light that’s hidden so it does not serve as a beacon to weary travellers (5:14).
If a passerby refuses to help an accident victim who is bleeding profusely, he cannot claim neutrality. Even if he decides neither to walk away nor make an effort to help, he is not being neutral. Standing at the scene and watching a person die is not neutrality. The bystander’s inaction has worked to do harm to the accident victim.
Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths
Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths takes a closer look at God's Word and applies it to erroneous misinterpretations of the Bible that have resulted in a virtual shut-down of the church's full-orbed mission in the world (Acts 20:27). Due to these mistaken interpretations and applications of popular Bible texts to contemporary issues, the Christian faith is being thrown out and trampled under foot by men (Matt. 5:13).Buy Now
Gary discusses recent comments by Yuval Noah Harari about Artificial Intelligence. Harari claims that AI has the ability to give us a “correct” bible about humanity and a new (presumably “correct”) spirituality. Predictably, Harari is also concerned about AI getting in the wrong hands and the possibilities it possesses. He believes he is the benevolent hero in his own narrative and imagination.