As technology becomes more available, the material world threatens to crowd God out of the picture. The information age will destroy us unless we manage it.
The governmental intrusions into privacy, depicted by the movie Sneakers, have become a grim reality. With life online, nothing is secret.
Martin Collins, reflecting on some of the dazzling recent accomplishments of technology, cautions us not to swallow the deceptive Satanic evolutionary hypothesis taught in our public schools that mankind is becoming smarter than ever before. While Daniel proclaimed that knowledge would increase in the end times, he did not …
Artificial intelligence devices interact with children, filling the gap left by near-absentee parents. We must be aware of the potential abuse of AI.
Those who refuse to acknowledge the creation's revelation that God exists are totally without excuse. Mankind has copied every innovation from God's design.
The current focus on fusing human brains with computerized intelligence threatens to put applied science on a collision course with God's plan for mankind.
Must I have a cell phone? Do I really need the extra expense? Do I have to relate information right now? Can I not wait until I tell the person directly?
Martin Collins, reflecting on some significant archeological findings of metal pots and utensils, tiny metallic rods, tubes, screws, and intricate microscopic artwork found in deposits of coal, granite, and feldspar all around the world, reckoned by radiocarbon dating to be at least hundreds of thousands of years old or more (if …
Social scoring is the rating of a person's influence by such criteria as the number of social media followers. The effect will be to create a caste system.
We have been promised a dazzling future as indestructible Spirit beings. Nothing we could fashion with our hands or minds could compare with that.
Some accept any innovation without calculating the damage it might bring to the culture, while others find it difficult to accept any technological changes.
As AI toys befriend children, parents should be alarmed about the values these virtual assistants are teaching them. AI has officially become a religion.
John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on our prayers for God to "bless the electronics," asks whether the marvels of modern electronics are really a God-send or something less than a blessing. Perhaps some of us need to change our thinking about electronic devices as we strive to stay awake while awaiting Christ's return. At …
The Third Wave is the Information Age, highlighted by instant communication, rapid transportation and ready information on any conceivable topic.
Mark Schindler, maintaining that our response to the evil of the world sets us apart as the light of the world, cautions us not to abandon our children to the custody of interactive smartphones or iPads. In 1989, Charles Krauthammer warned that we are moving into extremely dangerous times and that we ought not abandon our …
Big Tech is creating a new mode of governance through which data analytics are used to create algorithms that decide rewards and punishment for targeted behaviors.
Billionaires have commandeered Apple, Twitter, Google, and Facebook, all ostensibly created for promoting free speech, for the purpose of censoring comments.
Technology merely indicates material development, whitewashing over a culture's moral, ethical, or spiritual state with shiny displays and distractions.
No matter how finely tuned is one's baloney detector, wrong-headed thinking etches wrong concepts into minds around the world, even in the church of God.
Instead of stuffing our mattresses with potentially worthless cash, we should focus on maintaining allegiance to God, storing up spiritual treasure.
The information from media and the internet have demonstrated various degrees of inaccuracy. Consequently, we are vulnerable to spreading false reports.
Money created virtually, encouraging the something-for-nothing mentality, as well as gambling, following the way of selfishness, violates God's way.
The United States is of major concern to the world's nations because they witness America's profligate spending and realize that their economic futures are precariously linked to the American economic system. Americans cannot discipline themselves to go without, clinging to portable computers, high-speed internet, smart phones, …
John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on the literary works of Michael Crichton, a former student of science, suggests that Crichton perennially asked the questions, "Do these scientists know what they are doing?" "Are they aware of the long-term effects and potential dangers?" and "Who will ultimately …
We must protect ourselves from toxic information overload by keeping the vision of our calling in front of us, living for the future. We cannot be distracted.
Social media, text messages, e-mails, websites and blogs are competing for our time, eroding our attention spans and exhausting our ability to concentrate.
Our minds adapt to what we focus on. We can damage or even destroy faith through abuse or neglect. Without being refreshed in what He says, faith weakens.
Martin Collins warns against accepting the secularist doctrine that technology demonstrates the primacy of human intelligence over anything else. If we measure intelligence as the ability to adequately respond to challenging situations, humans are faring no better than ancient civilizations. As a matter of fact, archeology has …
What is globalism? Where is it headed? Does it have a balancing counterpart? Who is driving it? What does it have to do with the prophecies of the end time?
The political and cultural Left has allied with giant tech corporations to sideline people and institutions who do not espouse the 'right' ideas and beliefs.
John Ritenbaugh indicates the phrase in Daniel 12:4 about 'running to and fro' could apply both to literal speedy travel and feeling overwhelmed, both interpretations directly influenced by technology. Even with technology, diversity and multiculturalism create insoluble problems. Diverse cultures separate peoples, causing …
Our daily social interaction has become digital rather than flesh and blood. Social media has divided us into media ghettos. Society has become disengaged.
Martin Collins, highlighting examples of political correctness, the use of inclusive diction and the disuse of "sexist" language (e.g., police officer instead of policeman), warns of Microsoft's new AI-based software ("Ideas in Word") designed to make writing not only grammatically but also politically …
We must educate ourselves about this invisible threat; neither industry nor government have been truthful regarding the dangers of this type of radiation.
Our society is too connected with the present, too enamored of technology, too surfeited on abundance to pay attention to basic laws of cause and effect.
Can the existence of God be scientifically proved? Can we know whether God can possess MIND power? Is it rational to believe in God?
Before the flood, Satan had attempted to corrupt mankind, probably through massive demonic possession. The same demonic threat will occur at the end-time.
Richard Ritenbaugh, delivering the keynote address to the 2019 Feast of Tabernacles, continues the tradition of alluding to the expression "the handwriting is on the wall," a terror-filled message notifying the prideful and decadent Babylonian king, Belshazzar, that God would end his rule that night. A similar fate …
If we were to consciously monitor our thoughts, we would be appalled about the percentage of our day that we are exclusively wrapped up in ourselves.
Using data such as website history, social media friend lists, and click behavior on news headlines, algorithms make guesses about what content to show us.
Without God's Spirit, mankind is guided by another spirit, leading to destructive consequences, made all the more menacing by increased technological capabilities.
People are now battling sleep difficulty, anxiety, depression, and loneliness as never before in history.
Neither virtual reality nor spiritual reality can be seen with the naked eye—the first requires equipment, and the second requires eyes of faith.
Charles Whitaker asserts that, if there is a defining element of the American or Western zeitgeist, it is the belief that history is progress: Mankind, along with his nature and governments, is on an inevitable course of advancement. This evolutionary mindset (called Endism) posits that human nature is evolving into a better …
John Ritenbaugh, quoting from efficiency expert or "business chaos crusher" Dave Crenshaw, urges that distractions and interruptions caused by phone, e-mail, computers, or texting, are detrimental to productivity and to the operating a business at a profit. The average worker is interrupted 15 times per hour, 120 times …
The frightful Trumpet Plagues are coming on the world because of the breaking of covenants on the part of people who should have known better.
The inalienable right to the pursuit of happiness can only be realized when we live in gratitude for Our Creator's purpose for us.
What are the causes—moral, social, and technological—behind the new demographic realities? Perhaps more importantly, what will be their consequences?
Charles Whitaker reiterates that Americans [and all of Israel], living well on credit, and enamored with the apparent blessings of technology , have deceived themselves thinking they have "advanced beyond [the ] consequences" of God's Law. Because morality has been left out of the economic equation, we are reaping the …
John Ritenbaugh, reiterating the highly important principle that the lessons a child learns early will impact them years later (Proverbs 22:6), states that this principle has society-wide meaning as well. If parents have not assumed their rightful roles as the gatekeepers of their children's culture, other philosophies will …
The entire Babylonian system has an enslaving, addicting, and inebriating quality, producing a pernicious unfaithfulness and Laodicean temperament.
Satan knows how to exploit the vulnerabilities of carnal nature for his purposes. Satan's tireless efforts to hack the human mind steal valuable time.
God does not view addictions as 'diseases' or 'genetic predisposition,' which absolve the individual of responsibility. Addictions are the result of sinful choices.
Ted Bowling, reflecting upon David's awe of the firmament in Psalm 8, a clear witness of the glory and existence of God from the beginning of time. Paradoxically, the self-evident revelation of the lawfulness and majesty of Creation has been denigrated to a Satanic inspired education system, high-jacking objective science, …
Our advanced communications, which have allowed globalism, are also bringing about tribalism. Rather than uniting everyone, they are dividing.
Martin Collins, reflecting on the grim history of American biological experimentation on conscientious objectors during the Cold War, asserts that the Department of Defense exposed many hapless victims (human guinea pigs) to pathogenic bacteria, radioactive oatmeal, LSD, tainted blood, experimental vaccines, and GMO food. This …
Young people must make a choice in favor of God's will. We have the freedom of choice to set our destiny, and must bear the consequences of our choice.
Have you ever considered what it will be like right after Christ returns? What will you do, as a king, to help and govern the people placed under you?