Commentary By: Gordon King
Modern technology has enhanced the lives of people all around the world, it has created many new jobs, it has enabled the development of medical advancements in order to heal sick people and even save lives. But with the good comes the bad!
Over the past several decades there has been a dramatic rise in the development of modern technology from radio and television, to microwave ovens and personal computers, from once bulky and expensive cell phones to compact and powerful devices which are now walking pocket computers. The lives of people have been changed by these devices, by modern technology, some for the good and some for the bad.
Media has been used for both good and evil. There are those who use this media for the purpose of brain-washing, for desensitizing the masses to believe things which are not true, to believe things which are an abomination to the Lord, to promote self-seeking pleasures and instant gratification, while at the same time there are those who spread the gospel of Jesus Christ through the media as well.
With that being said, technology is rapidly expanding upon itself, it used to take decades for this to happen, then a few years, now it takes only a few months before technology becomes outdated. How many people put off making a purchase of an electronic device because they know that in a few months it will be replaced with something even more powerful, more advanced, and with more bells and whistles?
With this expansion of technology young people are growing up with it as a normal part of life, they have never before experienced life without it. What would happen if the younger population was threatened with having their cell phones or personal computers taken away? I would imagine that there would be all out chaos, rebellion, and lawlessness would abound!
My point is that modern technology is so very ingrained in the lives and minds of so many young people these days that they cannot live without it! And with this technology comes people who seek to bring the masses under submission, to control them through thought and ideologies which go against the morals and values of God Almighty. If you don’t believe me then just take a look back over the last 50 years or so. We are bombarded with movies, television shows and news media who tell us what to think, what to believe, and how to act, they even tell us how to dress and what to eat! We are told to accept everything as good, every lifestyle as good and acceptable, that all of us have the right to decide if an unborn infant should live or die, we are being told to accept virtually everything except the truth of Christianity!
Young minds are being shaped and molded by this technology, they are ingrained with what they see and hear through it. Not only through television, radio, and news media, but also over the internet, by people and companies with great wealth and power.
How will this affect the coming generation, how will it affect the world that is coming? I believe that the coming world, the world that lies directly ahead of us, will be directed and controlled by the coming government. That the minds of people will be directly influenced and led by forces which seek not our good but the good of their own agenda.
Many young minds are lived in the world of virtual reality, and instead of actually living their lives in the real world they choose to live in a virtual world, a made up world of technology. If you go out to eat anywhere today you won’t see many people, at least not young people, having a conversation, but instead you will see most people with their heads down while scrolling through their cell phones! Checking emails, texting, and watching YouTube videos.
The coming New World Order will be composed of a One World Ruler who will use this technology to his advantage by controlling the masses through it! He will brain-wash them into believing that he is the one to bring in world peace, that he has all of the answers, and that his way is the only right way. And during the middle of his rule he will force all to take the Mark of the Beast! Anyone who doesn’t will not be able to buy, sell, or trade, this would mean the end to using cell phones and personal computers for those who don’t take the Mark. How many young people today would be willing to give them up? And with the development and implementation of microchips young people are being lured into accepting such a system. Most young people love technology, and it sure wouldn’t take much to make them believe that such a system of buying, selling, trading is a good thing, that such a technology would be great for keeping track of all sorts of things in life including our health care, our bank accounts, and even opening our car doors and starting our car!
Technology is used for many good things, but it is also used for evil! Our society is being shaped, formed, and molded by this technology, the very same technology which just may lead the masses into being led down the wrong path and into taking the Mark of the Beast!
As believers in Jesus Christ we cannot stop all of the evil in the world, but we can share the love of God! As Christians we can use modern technology to our advantage, we can share the world of God, we can spread the good news of Jesus Christ, and we can do our best to not mislead people but lead people down the straight and narrow path which leads to heaven!
God bless my friends! Maranatha!