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Did John the Revelator see a coming “AI god” over 1900 years ago?
(OPINION) The Bible warns that in the time of the end during the Tribulation, there will rise a man mentioned in the Book of Revelation thirteen that scholars identify as the “False Prophet” that will perform great signs so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men. He also deceives those who dwell on the earth by those signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast. He will then command those who dwell on the earth to create an image to the beast who was wounded by the sword and lived. The Bible also reveals that he will be granted the power to give breath to this image, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed.
There are a few key points in this passage that many people skim over without giving them a second glance but I believe they are very important clues to what is coming in the near future. Notice here that the False Prophet will instruct those on Earth to create this “Image of the Beast”. The Greek word used for “Image” in this passage is a word derived from the English word “Icon”. By definition, this is a person or thing regarded as a representative symbol or as worthy of veneration. This “Image” will literally be made in the image of the Beast or the Antichrist to be worshipped. So we see here that a group of people on Earth will be responsible for the creation of this image that has been instructed and supervised by the False Prophet. Now comes the most chilling part of this and that is the fact that this False Prophet will be granted power to give breath to this image that the image of the beast should both speak and cause humanity to worship it. I have always wondered how this would look in our generation. What technology could exist to enable this event to come to pass? Could what we are witnessing with Artifical INteligence be the clue to how this will be possible?