Thu, 11 Jul 2013
TECHNOLOGY AS EVOLUTION
One boy exclaimed to another, “I know that song. It’s ‘War Pigs’ the group Cake sings that song.” “Are you kidding?” responded his friend, “It’s that the group with Ozzy Osborn.” “You wanna bet?” “Bet what?” “A Royal Corral.” “You’re on!” the first boy pressed a few buttons with his fingers on his I-phone and walla, the answered appeared within seconds. Now both teen-age boys has the facts to who sings this particular song which they were listening to on the radio.
One boy is right and the other is wrong. One boy wins a bet while the other needed to realize who had the upper hand. Rather it is in music trivia or deep scientific data, like that which correlates geology, the weather, historical facts, current event, grammar or vocabulary definition, zip code detail, marketing trends, foreign culture, news, political survey- the sky is unlimited. The mainstream is common and considered free knowledge expelled as raindrops from Heaven.
The internet and cyber media has transformed our language. The level and speed information travels across over nations is compared to the speed of light. In relation to our ancestors 2000 years ago this is phenomenal. Access to information as well as God’s word, the Bible; the Scriptures are wide open for everyone to read. In earlier years people need to travel miles to reach a high priest to inquire God’s word for guidance and prophecy information.
What does this mean? How does this affect or faith? What does it mean for the Centurion man (in Mathew 8:5-13) to walk home and believe what Jesus just told him. A better illustration to this concept is to consider the pigeon as the military messenger. In the earlier eras during battle-times minute men use to tie a message around the foot of a pigeon and set him free to fly to the recipient who received the message which was sent. Consider the enemy, how the watchman and guards would wait outside the walls of the territory just to shoot the pigeon down.
The message did not transfer through. Knowledge grows through communication. Does the faith we receive through hearing grows in reflection to this communication? Could we repeat the good news of the Christ as a celebrity image in the face of cyber media in the 21st century? If faith grew at a certain rate for the twelve Apostles, how does that affect our faith today? Consider the rate information travels does this reasoning contribute to the Word of God in the book of Revelation within our generation today? The answer to these questions and provoking thought is yes.
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Anthony Shepherd Brown
This is my gift. This is where I need to be. I speak to the world through writing while cultivating in prayers and fellow-shipping the spread of the gospel over Internet.