Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Pastor Troy Brewer, OpenDoor Church, Burleson, TX
IS THE METAVERSE THE MATRIX?
2 Thessalonians 2:10-12 – And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
LET’S START WITH SOME HEADLINES THAT MAY SOUND RIDICULOUS, BUT WE’RE GOING TO SHOW YOU HOW VERY REAL THEY ARE AND HOW YOU AND YOUR KIDS ARE IN DANGER OF BEING SWEPT AWAY…
“WOMAN SAYS SHE WAS VIRTUALLY GANG RAPED IN METAVERSE”
“DISTURBING REPORTS OF SEXUAL ASSAULTS IN THE METAVERSE: “IT’S A FREE SHOW”
“WOMAN SAYS SHE WAS VIRTUALLY RAPED IN THE METAVERSE WHILE OTHERS PASSED AROUND A BOTTLE OF VODKA”
LET’S LOOK DEEPER INTO THIS. HERE IS WHAT THE VICTIM OF THIS CYBER ATTACK OR VIRTUAL CRIME HAD TO SAY…
“One part of my brain was like WTF is happening, the other part was like this isn’t a real body, and another part was like, this is important research,” she said in the report. “It was surreal. It was a nightmare.”
IT’S TIME FOR A REALITY CHECK ON VIRTUAL REALITY AND THE META-VERSE
Meta: “Beyond” “Self-Centered”
A UNIVERSE ALL ABOUT ME
PROPHETIC TYPES, SHADOWS AND LAYERS.
WHILE THE BIBLICAL ACCOUNTS ARE HISTORY, THEY ARE ALSO RECORDED BECAUSE THEY MIRROR OUR LIFE TODAY AND APPLY TO THE HUMAN CONDITION NO MATTER WHAT AGE YOU LIVE IN.
WE ARE VERY CLEARLY IN THE LAST OF THE LAST DAYS, SO WHAT DOES the Bible SAY ABOUT ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND THE METAVERSE?
The Tower of Babel
Genesis 11:1-9 – Now the whole earth had one language and one speech. 2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar, and they dwelt there. 3 Then they said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks and bake them thoroughly.” They had brick for stone, and they had asphalt for mortar. 4 And they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top is in the heavens; let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth.”
5 But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built. 6 And the Lord said, “Indeed the people are one and they all have one language, and this is what they begin to do; now nothing that they propose to do will be withheld from them. 7 Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.” 8 So the Lord scattered them abroad from there over the face of all the earth, and they ceased building the city. 9 Therefore its name is called Babel, because there the Lord confused the language of all the earth; and from there the Lord scattered them abroad over the face of all the earth.
JESUS CAME AND REDEEMED ALL THAT TRASH. HE TOOK BACK THE KEYS AND GAVE THEM TO YOU AND ME.
Acts 2:1-7 When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. 2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
WHILE THERE ARE MANY LANGUAGES UPON THE EARTH, TECHNOLOGY, BUSINESS AND WORLD TRAVEL HAVE REDUCED THOSE LANGUAGES TO JUST A FEW. ENGLISH IS THE LANGUAGE OF BUSINESS. YOU CAN GO ALMOST ANYWHERE AND THEY SPEAK ENGLISH.
BUT THERE IS ANOTHER LANGUAGE THAT PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD SPEAK AND NOBODY THINKS ABOUT IT.
I WOULD PROPOSE TO YOU THAT A NEW TOWER OF BABEL HAS BEEN BUILT AND IT IS, INDEED, REACHING TO THE SKY. THEY’VE EVEN MADE THEIR OWN CLOUD FOR IT.
THIS IS CODE. IT IS THE LANGUAGE OF COMPUTERS, THE CLOUD AND THE WORLD WIDE WEB. MILLIONS ARE BEING CAUGHT IN THIS WEB OF TECHNOLOGY. THE QUESTION IS, ARE YOU?
LEADING THE CHARGE IS FACEBOOK WHICH HAS OPENED A VIRTUAL WORLD CALLED THE METAVERSE FOR US ALL TO SHOP, TRAVEL, WORK, MEET WITH FRIENDS AND JUST LIFE LIFE CONNECTED TO ONE ANOTHER. LET’S SEE WHAT THE CREATOR OF THE METAVERSE, MARK ZUCKERBERG, HAS TO SAY ABOUT THIS VIRTUAL WORLD… (VID META 1)
THE PROMISES OF SOCIAL MEDIA & NOW THE METAVERSE:
1. HUMAN CONNECTION & RELATIONSHIPS (VID META 2) BUT ARE THOSE RELATIONSHIPS REAL? WHAT HAPPENS ONCE YOU TAKE OFF THE GOGGLES AND YOU’RE IN AN EMPTY HOUSE?
2. ADVENTURE & EXPERIENCE
“The Metaverse would be the second-best thing to a teleportation device. Teleporting around the MetVerse will be like clicking on a link.” – Mark Zuckerberg, CEO META
What happens when you take off the Goggles and you’re not in Cancun but your apartment and real life?
3. KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION & WISDOM
4. PRODUCTIVITY, COLLABORATION & PROVISION
QUESTIONS WE NEED TO ASK:
Do we really need an imaginary world built and controlled by corporate tech giants?
Whose rules, parameters and agendas will be permitted?
Will it manipulate our perception of reality?
Will it be a democratic, open space?
Does it ensure privacy?
Does it ensure safety?
OCULUS GOGGLES (GRX OCULUS 1)
Octopus – tentacles
(GRX OCULUS 2) In architecture, an oculus is a round window most common at the top of a dome. The Greeks and Romans put them at the top of their domed temples to their false gods.
A PORTAL OR AN EYE INTO THE DEMONIC REALM!!
(GRX SEEING) Matthew 13:13 – Therefore I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand.
VIRTUAL REALITY VS. AUGMENTED REALITY
- Sensory stimuli is enhanced, heightened and exaggerated to give an immersive experience. Impulses can be acted upon.
- Misinformation is even more convincing.
- Activities and behaviors are even more addictive.
- That means things not only feel real, they can feel much more intense – even indistinguishable from reality.
EMOTIONAL CONNECTIONS MADE IN THE BRAIN PASS TO THE BODY!
This is how the beta tester in the headlines above was able to feel like she was actually assaulted! Check out this video on how easy it is to control you mind so your body actually feels something that is not real: VID FAKE HAND FREAKOUT
THIS IS A DANGEROUS AND SLIPPERY SLOPE. (GRX CESSPOOL) READ THE LATEST DATA FROM A WATCHDOG GROUP CALLED “THE SUM OF US” WHICH CALLS THE METAVERSE “ANOTHER CESSPOOL OF TOXIC CONTENT.” THE LINK IS IN THE DESCRIPTION BOX BELOW.
- Children being exposed to graphic sexual content
- Groomed for sex acts and to repeat racist slurs
- Adopting extremist views from strangers
- Sexual harassment, abuse –- a tool for predators to commit crimes online and get away with it.
FACEBOOK / META HAS NO MEASURES IN PLACE FOR ACTUAL DESTRUCTIVE BEHAVIORS. IN FACT, THEY WANT TO MAKE IT EASIER TO COMMIT CRIMES AGAINST KIDS (VID META 3)
- IF PEOPLE COMMIT CRIMES ONLINE WITHOUT PUNISHMENT, WOULDN’T THAT ESCALATE CRIME IN THE REAL WORLD?
- ARE THE LINES TOO BLURRED FOR PEOPLE LIVING IN A VIRTUAL WORLD TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE?
- DANGEROUS & UNHEALTHY TOOL OF ESCAPISM—DARKENING MINDS AND MAKING AN EVEN GREATER MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS.
IS THE METAVERSE A TYPE AND SHADOW OF BABYLON THE GREAT?
WHILE WE KNOW THERE IS AN ACTUAL CITY THAT WILL FULFILL THIS ROLE, COULD THE WORLD WIDE WEB OF DECEIT ALSO BE A FULFILLMENT OF THIS PROPHECY?
Holograms cannot replace human relationships.
Avatars cannot replace family and friends.
Virtual spaces cannot replace your home, your favorite restaurant or going to grandma’s house.
SENSORY EXPERIENCES CANNOT REPLACE EMOTIONS – THOUGH THEY CAN CAUSE DEEP EMOTIONAL DAMAGE THROUGH ABUSE!!!
PRISON JUST LIKE THE WORLD OF THE MATRIX!
THIS IS NOT A GAME IF IT FEELS LIKE REALITY