THE FUTURE IS HERE, NOW
1. The software will disrupt most traditional industries in the next 5-10 years.
2. Uber is just a software tool, they don’t own any cars, and are now the biggest taxi company in the world.
3. Airbnb is now the biggest hotel company in the world, although they don’t own any properties.
4. Artificial Intelligence: Computers become exponentially better in understanding the world.
5. This year, a computer beat the best Go player in the world, 10 years earlier than expected.
6. In the U.S., young lawyers already don’t get jobs.
Because of IBM’s Watson, you can get legal advice (so far for more or less basic stuff) within seconds, with 90% accuracy compared with 70% accuracy when done by humans.
SO THE FUTURE IS HERE.
Artificial intelligence. Money by the scuds making us millionaires overnight. Bitcoin is not real money. Uber, which is a taxi company but doesn’t own a car. Robots that look and speak like humans but are not human.
If one is sick, consult Dr Google, he/she knows all about the illness and will make a diagnosis. Whatever the problem, Google has the answer.
The fourth industrial age and the exponential age are upon us and we are left reeling with uncertainty.
There is another age, the fourth dimension or eternity.
When we accept Christ, he gives us the gift of eternal life. Eternity has been gifted to us. We don’t have to wait for it. The future is ours. We are living in eternity. We have reached the fourth dimension.
When people say ‘I am a Christian,’ what do they mean? Are they making a claim they hope is true because all their lives they have attended church and performed good deeds? Going to church doesn’t make a person a Christian, any more than parking a car in the garage makes it a car.
Sometimes the statement, ‘I am a Christian,’ is a façade or front raised to impress amongst certain groups of people. It is human nature to want to impress and be something we are not.
True Christianity is a lifestyle and cannot be hidden or copied. Why? Because Christianity is a personal relationship with God. To make such a claim is not prideful in any way. God wants the relationship to be the everyday norm.
It is easy to get to know God if we go about it the right way, otherwise, he can seem very distant. God doesn’t have a banking system into which all our good deeds, charitable gifts, and community drives are placed and then toted up so that our account shows we have earned our place in eternity.
A lifetime of good deeds and church going doesn’t wipe out the flaws of the human heart. We remain imperfect. The gap that exists between us and God is created by our imperfection and must be bridged. Jesus came to bridge that gap. To enter into a close relationship with God, Jesus must be accepted as the mediator.
When God’s principles are broken, a judgement is pronounced over us. God devised a way to let us off the hook. Our judgement was showered upon Jesus, an innocent man. His action on the cross wiped away every flaw and misdemeanour in our heart. His death absolved us from the innermost to the uttermost. For Jesus work to take effect, we must believe, accept and live in his life.
So, the reply to the statement, ‘ I am a Christian?’ is; ‘Have you accepted that he took your flaws on himself and left you just as if you had never sinned?’
The choice made concerning Jesus Christ will either open or close the door regarding a living, dynamic relationship with God.
The future is now!