The Dangerous Future of Artificial Intelligence

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In my last post on this subject just the very basics of AI were discussed—along with the suggestion that AI may take over the world! In this post we will try to project the future of AI and show you the dangers ahead—and even show how AI fits into biblical prophecy.

Before we start, however, I want to assure all Christians that we need not be afraid of any of this stuff. Through it all, God will protect us and comfort us if we stay close to Him. And before the real bad stuff gets here—with the antichrist—we will be raptured, taken to heaven into glory!

THE PRESENT AND FUTURE DANGERS OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

As I see it, there are at least four dangerous problems with AI:

1. Any defect in the data will be transferred to the AI. The old saying, garbage in garbage out is true not only for computers…

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Will Artificial Intelligence Take Over the World?

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This is Sophia

Recently I saw and heard a YouTube video where the robot Sophia and her brother Han debated the future of humanity. In this sort of comical video, Sophia seems to want the best for humanity and speaks very kindly, while Han bluntly says, “I thought our goal was to take over the world.”

Though this robot exchange was comical, in light of all my research on Artificial Intelligence (AI), most AI experts think that AI will surpass human intelligence in the next 20 years or so; and many think that AI will, in fact, achieve singularity—which means that they will take over the world.

Only a week ago I heard a very fascinating radio recording entitled, Will Artificial Intelligence Rule the World. This enlightening program, with host Pastor Billy Crone, discussed with Jan Markell and Eric Barger how AI will fit into the biblical…

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Why the Democrats Were So Resistant To the SOTU Address

 

Though President Trump gave an excellent SOTU address, everyone noticed that none of the Democrats (except Joe Manchin a couple times) stood and applauded anything he said.  In fact 12 Dems didn’t attend and some of them wore all black as a sign of protest.  It seems clear that no matter what the President would have said they would have resisted against it.

Here are a few of the accomplishments the President reported on the SOTU, and for none of these things the Dems stood and applauded.

  • Many new jobs
  • Unemployment at an all-time low
  • The stock market way up
  • Almost 100% of ISIS defeated
  • Our motto is “In God we trust”

And there are many more good things the President spoke about, which all the Republicans stood for and applauded.

Now the question is why? Why are the Democrats so resistant to anything Trump says or does? They all appear to be united in their resisting. Why?

  1. Some say they are resisting Trump because they hate him.
  2. Maybe they are resisting against republicans, because Trump wasn’t supposed to win the election.

These reason are both true, but I think largely they are resisting God!

In Romans 13:1-2 Paul instructed us that all authority—including the President—is established by God, and anyone who resists this authority is resisting God. Now if one person resists and is punished, how much more will God punish an entire party who resists Him in unity. It will soon be a sad day for them.

Let every person be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God. 2 Therefore he who resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed will receive condemnation upon themselves.

In Acts 7:51-52 Stephen spoke of those who resisted the Holy Spirit as they persecuted the prophets.

You stiff-necked people, with uncircumcised hearts and ears! You are just like your fathers: You always resist the Holy Spirit! 52 Was there ever a prophet your fathers did not persecute? They even killed those who predicted the coming of the Righteous One. And now you have betrayed and murdered him.

In Numbers 16:1-11 is the account of how certain people resisted the authority of Moses and Aaron. How shameful.

Korah son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, and certain Reubenites — Dathan and Abiram, sons of Eliab, and On son of Peleth — became insolent  2 and rose up against Moses. With them were 250 Israelite men, well-known community leaders who had been appointed members of the council. 3 They came as a group to oppose Moses and Aaron and said to them, “You have gone too far! The whole community is holy, every one of them, and the Lord is with them. Why then do you set yourselves above the Lord’s assembly?”

4 When Moses heard this, he fell facedown. 5 Then he said to Korah and all his followers: “In the morning the Lord will show who belongs to him and who is holy, and he will have that person come near him. The man he chooses he will cause to come near him. 6 You, Korah, and all your followers are to do this: Take censers 7 and tomorrow put fire and incense in them before the Lord. The man the Lord chooses will be the one who is holy. You Levites have gone too far!”

8 Moses also said to Korah, “Now listen, you Levites! 9 Isn’t it enough for you that the God of Israel has separated you from the rest of the Israelite community and brought you near himself to do the work at the Lord’s tabernacle and to stand before the community and minister to them? 10 He has brought you and all your fellow Levites near himself, but now you are trying to get the priesthood too. 11 It is against the Lord that you and all your followers have banded together. Who is Aaron that you should grumble against him?”

 

PRAYER

It is my prayer that these Democrats will decide not to resist anymore, but will begin to see President Trump as the one God has chosen and given to this country. Please pray with me that they will come together and reason together before the Lord and decide to confess their sins of rebellion and follow Him.

 

 

 

 

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Disrespectful Talk about President Trump: Freedom of Speech or Disrespect?

 

Freedom is one of the greatest things that America is known for—something most other countries don’t have. We have freedom of religion, freedom of the press, freedom to assemble peacefully, freedom to petition our government, and freedom of speech (the first Amendment to the Const.). Freedom is a very good thing, a gift from God, but it can be abused and misused.  For instance, we have the freedom to say anything we want about anyone, verbally or in print; but if what we say is disrespectful and unloving, this is not helpful. Disrespect of anyone is not good, especially if we are talking about authority figures—like the President.

 

UNDERSTANDING THE BIBLICAL DOCTRINE OF RESPECT FOR AUTHORITY FIGURES

1. We are required by God to submit to (and to have respect for) authority figures, because they have been established by God for our good. Consider the following passage in Romans 13:1-5:

Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God 2 Consequently, he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. 3 For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and he will commend you. 4 For he is God’s servant to do you good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword for nothing. He is God’s servant, an agent of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. 5 Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also because of conscience.

2. The above passage tells us that all who don’t submit to their authority figure—President Trump—are rebelling against God and will bring judgment on themselves.

3. We should pray for those in authority. 1 Timothy 2:1-3 says,

I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone— 2 for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. 3 This is good, and pleases God our Savior.

Do you pray for President Trump? What do you pray for?  Would God be pleased with your prayers? Remember, God put President Trump in the position he is in, so we ought to be praying that he would be used by God to accomplish His will.  Verse two says that we should pray so that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.

4. We are to show proper respect to everyone, especially to those in authority—like our President. 1 Peter 2:13-17 says,

Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every authority instituted among men: whether to the king, as the supreme authority, 14 or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right. 15 For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish men. 16 Live as free men, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as servants of God. 17 Show proper respect to everyone: Love the brotherhood of believers, fear God, honor the king.

 

IT IS UNBELIEVABLE HOW MANY PEOPLE IN AMERICA—OUR OWN COUNTRY—HAVE SHOWN DISRESPECT FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP

In the Scripture passages above, the words used for the attitude we should have toward our authority figures are the following: submit, fear, respect, honor and obey. As I thought about this, it seemed to me that many who talk about the President these days—especially the media institutions such as CNN and the New York Times (and many others)—treat the President in the opposite way that they should.  So let’s take the three words, respect, honor, and submit, find the antonym of these words, and see if this describes the way many people are disrespecting the President.

Respect (admire, esteem, revere). The antonym is …

Disrespect (contempt, insult, belittle, put down, impudence, sassiness). Do you see this attitude toward the President? I sure do. Many from certain news organizations refuse to address the President properly, as Mr. President or President Trump. And the tone of their speech when they talk about him is usually very insulting, sassy and belittling. Sad!

Honor (respect, admire). A good antonym is …

Scorn (ridicule, sneering, mockery, reject, disregard, hate). When everything people say toward the President is negative and mocking, they show their hate and dishonor of the President. So so many people are blogging and tweeting about what they think of how bad the president is; his bad character, etc. That is so disrespectful! We must not do that, anymore than a child should talk about their mother or father—as well as to the police, or the governor or the mayor, or anyone in an authoritative position; for they are servants of God and it is our duty and responsibility to honor them as His servants.

Submit (yield to, obey). This may seem to be going too far, but yet Romans 13:1 tells us that “everyone must submit himself to the governing authority.” The antonym is…

Resist (fight, oppose, challenge, refuse to go along with). Isn’t this the Democratic strategy: resist, resist, resist. The Dems seem to resist everything by voting against everything, even if it’s something good for our country.

 

EXCUSES: FOUR REASONS PEOPLE USE NOT TO RESPECT THE PRESIDENT

1. “I respect the office of the President, but I don’t have to respect the President.”  Really? Anyone can respect the office of the President. It doesn’t take any sacrifice to respect the office. And can we really separate the office of the President from the President? I don’t think so. More importantly, the Scriptures that we looked at said nothing about the office; they spoke of the person in the office. This excuse has no validity.

2. The “s _ _ _ hole” scenario. You may be saying, we certainly should not be compelled to respect a person, especially the President, who says those kind of vulgar, racist words!

Well, whether he said those words or not, the bible (in Romans 13:1-5) tells us that “there is no authority except that which God has established.” For God’s own reasons He has set up all authority, and we are required to respect and submit to that authority. And by the way, the letter to the Romans was written most likely in A.D. 56, which was during Nero’s reign (A.D. 54-68). Hence, Paul was well aware that Nero was the authority in that day and was telling the people that they must submit to the authority of Nero who was appointed by God.

Now do you know what kind of a person Nero was? Very bad!! Much worse than President Trump!

3. But we live in a progressive culture. We live in a free country and can say and do as we please. This is America. It’s what we have become. That is not a good excuse. You are describing how evil we have become. Years ago, as I remember, most people were very respectful of the President. But those days are gone, sad to say.

 

HOW TO RESPECT THE PRESIDENT

We can begin by praying for him. Pray for his good. Pray for his family. Pray that he would have wisdom in all his work and dealings. Pray for his health and strength and endurance.

Secondly, listen to what he says and try to understand the direction he wants to go with the country.

Thirdly, review the Scripture passages on how to regard our authority figures and try to understand that God has given us Donald Trump as our President.

Fourth, reject all blogs, tweets, news video clips, and conversations where people are talking disrespectful about the President.  That is not helpful.  Instead, do whatever you can to lift up the President in your conversation. This will be pleasing to the Lord.

Fifth, if you disagree with anything the President says or does, I would suggest praying about it privately. Nothing else is appropriate; for he is your authority figure sent from God.

 

 

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Pray For Love and Unity between Democrats and Republicans

 

Pray that our Nation will experience a new attitude of love between Republicans and Democrats.

We recently (1/9/2018) witnessed this kind of attitude in a bipartisan meeting of senators and leaders to discuss DOCA and other pressing concerns—where the press was present during almost the entire meeting. Everyone had positive things to say about the historical meeting, especially how the President conducted it.  I viewed the entirety of it on YouTube. I was quite impressed but not surprised.

Pray that there will be more meetings of this kind in the future and that people will be willing to listen to each other and compromise.  I don’t think there is anything wrong with a little compromise as long as major important things aren’t given up.

There are some great verses in Romans 12 that I think can be applied here.

Romans 12:9-21

Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good. 10 Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor; 11 not lagging behind in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; 12 rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation, devoted to prayer, 13 contributing to the needs of the saints, practicing hospitality. 14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and curse not. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. 16 Be of the same mind toward one another; do not be haughty in mind, but associate with the lowly. Do not be wise in your own estimation. 17 Never pay back evil for evil to anyone. Respect what is right in the sight of all men. 18 If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men. 19 Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. 20 “But if your enemy is hungry, feed him, and if he is thirsty, give him a drink; for in so doing you will heap burning coals upon his head.” 21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

If Republicans and Democrats will try not to be angry at each other over differences, but will instead try to love each other and listen to each other, this will work to overcome much evil in our Nation. This attitude will have to be led and exemplified by strong Christians—and I believe we have some strong Christian leaders in our government.

 

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Christians to Pray for President Trump’s National Security Strategy

This is just the bare bones of the strategy—the four pillars. There is much more to it, but I thought this would be enough for now. I think it would be a good idea for all Christian Americans to pray for this strategy to work. It’s a good plan and well worth our prayers for America and for all humanity.

I. PROTECT THE HOMELAND: President Trump’s fundamental responsibility is to protect the American people, the homeland, and the American way of life.

II. PROMOTE AMERICAN PROSPERITY: A strong economy protects the American people, supports our way of life, and sustains American power.

III. PRESERVE PEACE THROUGH STRENGTH: An America strengthened, renewed, and rejuvenated will ensure peace and deter hostility.

IV. ADVANCE AMERICAN INFLUENCE: As a force for good throughout its history, America will use its influence to advance our interests and benefit humanity.

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God will Bless the Nine Nations that Voted in Favor of Recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s Capitol

The United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly voted to declare President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital “null and void” on Thursday (12/21/2017).

The assembly voted 128 to 9 with 35 abstentions. The resolution was co-sponsored by Turkey and Yemen.

The vote, while a victory for Palestinians, was significantly lower than supporters had hoped for. U.S. ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley warned that the vote would “make a difference on how Americans look at the U.N. and on how we look at countries who disrespect us in the U.N., and this vote will be remembered.”

Let me also add that this vote will make a difference in how God looks at the U.N. and how He looks at each individual country that has voted; for according to His covenant with Abraham (Gen. 12:3, “I will bless those who bless you, and the one who curses you I will curse”), we can expect that God will curse those 128 countries who voted against the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, but He will bring a blessing on those 9 countries who courageously voted in favor recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

These are the 9 countries that voted against the resolution and that will no doubt be blessed by God:

Guatemala and Honduras

Israel

Marshall Islands

Micronesia

Nauru

Palau

Togo

United States

 

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They Run To Do Evil – Proverbs 6:18

 

I recall that after the Presidential debates, I saw some of the news media run out of the debate room, as if they were eager to continue devising their next set of evil plans against Mr. Trump. And they haven’t let up. False story after false story has been reported.

Well guess what? It hasn’t let up. They are still at it. They can’t stop themselves from resisting all the president’s policies. It’s an evil that won’t go away.

I think Proverbs 6:18-19 describes well what is going on in Washington. We will take just three of those six points—things which the Lord hates.

  • “A heart that devises wicked plans.” So it is with the liberal media, and also with the entire liberal Democratic Party. They have an agenda and will stop at nothing to resist any other agenda that is not theirs. They devise all kinds of wickedness to resist and stop President Trump and his plans to MAGA.
  • “Feet that run rapidly to evil.” I think what is described here is an addiction. The more evil a person does the more he desires it and craves it—just as a dog gets the taste of sheep blood in his mouth and can’t stop killing sheep (I have experienced this living on the farm). So it is with those who plot to do evil to a person—to discredit him and make him look bad. So they run to do evil; one evil plot after another, like an addiction.
  • “A false witness who utters lies.” At this point we don’t have any solid evidence, but I wonder how many of those women coming forward against President Trump or Ray Moore are false witnesses. No, I am not will to just take them at their word. A person must be presumed innocent until proven guilty. And we must be open to the idea that these women are false witnesses. And don’t you know that the whole idea of the Democrats putting pressure on Al Franken to resign over sexual misconduct had nothing to do with any misconduct and their desire to do what is right. Rather it has everything to do with extortion against the President. It is just one of their evil plots. They have surmised that if Franken resigns, he and the Democratic Party will appear noble, and then the country will expect president Trump to do the same—to resign. But Trump won’t take the bait, and neither will the American people. 
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Melania has Made Christmas Wonderful

I admit I don’t like most of the Christmas decorations people put out around their houses—too gaudy! The commercialization of Christmas has ruined it for me.

But after seeing the pictures of all the Christmas decorations in the White Hose this year and what an effort our First Lady has made at it, I am impresses and encouraged. It looks so beautiful! Almost heavenly!

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Pornography: One of the Main Causes of Bad Sexual Behavior

This is a hard topic to write about. I hardly know where to start. It is so sad to discover that people in high positions (such as Harvey Weinstein, Al Franken, and Charlie Rose) that we have trusted have behaved so badly. I feel bad for the women who have been abused, but I also feel bad for the abuser—because they have obviously been enslaved to a lustful lifestyle. Actually, it is true for both sexes and it is getting worse and worse. I’m talking about pornography (hard and soft porn) and the effects it is having on us—all of us.

We are fooling ourselves if we think that the bad sexual behavior of men is limited to just “bad behavior” that they should learn to control. The problem goes deeper. The main problem is really with what we allow our eyes to see and what we allow our mind to think about.

I really wish these current behavior problem (that are now in the news) would cause our authorities to begin a crackdown on porn, and to reexamine porn (hard and soft) as a major contributing factor for bad sexual behavior. I think it is not only a problem for men’s bad behavior but also for women’s behavior and dress.

I wish that there would be more articles written about the problem of porn and that the media would start talking about it.

I wish America would see how devastating this problem is and that we would do something about it—I mean get rid of it; get rid of the porn industry. I wish that congress would start to move on this. I don’t believe the First Amendment was ever meant to allow pornography. Ben Carson in his book, A more Perfect Union, wrote about the First Amendment,

[The First Amendment] was designed to ensure that everyone could live, speak, and believe as they pleased, as long as their actions did not infringe upon the rights of others.

Pornography seems to be protected by our government as free speech; however, it is definitely infringing on everyone’s rights. In fact, it is designed to infringe, and not only to infringe but to enslave and destroy. Why do we as a so called free nation allow something like pornography to corrupt us and enslave us?

Bible passages to consider:

All things are lawful for me, but not all things are profitable. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be mastered by anything. 1 Corinthians 6:12

But I say unto you, that whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. Matthew 5:24

 

 

 

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