“It’s all gone,” the little girl cried as she held up her bowl at dinner.
Surprised that she was finished already, the young mother looked in the bowl. She most certainly was not done. She had barely started. Her self-delusion was rooted in her desire for the cookie that might come at the end of her meal. In her mind, if she stated that all the food was gone, it must be so. She didn’t like the fact that she had food to finish, so she invented her own virtual reality where she was all done.
Today, we live in a self-deluded world. A world in which many people merely create their own reality, rather than to deal with the reality that our creator has chosen for all of us. Such is the case with Elon Musk, NASA, the scientific community, and many who deny the truth, even when it is right before their eyes. (men are not women, Russia did not hack the election, we did not evolve from apes, the earth is not a globe, but flat). One only has to look at the Florida Keys, and see hundreds of miles of water with no curvature, or look at the peaceful motionless waters of a nearby lake or pond, to see that the earth is flat and motionless. Yet, scientist continue to create a reality through their universities and textbooks, in which the earth is traveling at more than 66,000 miles per hour, in pursuit of a sun that is traveling 666,000 miles per hour, while spinning at 1000 miles per hour on it axis. And nobody feels a thing. All of this has made me wonder about the future of reality.
Will our new reality, be a reality, that we merely create, rather than the one in which God has provided for us? We watched people cheering, as Elon Musk pulled off one of the biggest hoaxes since NASA faked the moon landing in 1969, people were cheering, while willingly being deceived into believing a lie. That Elon Musk put a sports car into orbit around the earth, and then sent it flying into deep space towards mars at over 43,000 miles per hour. Elon laughed and said, “you know its real because it looks so fake.” Will our future realities be so fake, that one need only to put on virtual reality glasses and dial into the reality that they so choose?
We see this in the release of the movie Player 1 where a new virtual reality game gives young people the opportunity to escape reality and go into a world where they invent their own reality. In the movie trailer, the main character referred to their generation as the missing generation. Its a generation aloof to the world outside of their computer screens and monitors. Will truth be found inside of a virtual world?
Virtual reality technology will soon be so powerful that it will cause drug-like hallucinations, Microsoft has predicted. One of the tech firm’s top researchers said VR would be able to warp reality and catapult users into a new world.
MAR GONZALEZ FRANCO, A RESEARCHER AT MICROSOFT’S REDMOND HEADQUARTERS, SAID: “BY 2027 WE WILL HAVE UBIQUITOUS VIRTUAL REALITY SYSTEMS THAT WILL PROVIDE SUCH RICH MULTISENSORIAL EXPERIENCES THAT WILL BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING HALLUCINATIONS WHICH BLEND OR ALTER PERCEIVED REALITY.”
This of course is not new. In the book of Genesis, God confronted Nimrod and the people building the tower of Babel for the same thing.
Genesis 11:1-9 King James Version (KJV)
4 And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
5 And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.
6 And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.
The key word is imagined. Most people think that imagine means to have unlimited potential. However, the real meaning of imagine in this text means to be self-deceived. The Tower of Babel actually demonstrates the deceptiveness of allowing our imaginations to run wild. Although the people building the tower may have imagined that they could build a tower to God, the reality is that traveling through space was impossible for them. While imagination can be a good tool to help humans to envision great inventions, we must never forget that our abilities as human beings are limited. In reality, God controls the space time continuum, not us.
The Bible says we must get rid of vain imaginations that conflict with obedience to Jesus Christ. – 2 Corinthians 10:5 King James Version (KJV)
5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
As our world heads farther and farther down the rabbit whole away from God, their imaginations will become more and more deluded, setting them up for the grand delusion of the Anti Christ.
1 Peter 5:8 King James Version (KJV)
8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: