Believing in Lies
Someone sent me a perfectly written thank you note recently. Perfect words, but a little out of character. We'd exchanged greetings for years and they had a natural flow to them. This one seemed artificial.
I had to wonder - was it generated by an AI chatbot? Or were they under the influence of AI so they sounded artificial? Was it an imposter writing in their place? It was hard to tell.
We're in a unique time now. Expressions of the human heart - thoughts, ideas, emotions, values and beliefs - are being surrendered to a non-human device for processing.
Many are captivated by the power of AI, the vast "knowledge' it offers, and the convenience of getting things done quickly without having to think. No one seems to notice the term "artificial intelligence" is itself a warning to us. It's artificial, not true. A gateway to believing in lies.
Technology is not a benign tool. It would like to change you. It will addict, confuse, manipulate and harden hearts, blurring the boundaries between good and evil and human and non-human. Behind the facade, it's Satan, desperately trying to eradicate the image of God.
If you've not already done so, this is a great time to seek wisdom from God on the use of technical tools. It may be helpful to set up strict boundaries as to what you will and will not use. This is not the hour to be overcome by evil, but rather to seek the Lord.
"But the end of all things is at hand:
be ye therefore sober,
and watch unto prayer."
1 Peter 4:7 KJV