What does God probably think about Modern Technology?
Earlier today, I sent the below message to my friends on broadcast to my friends:
A generation that depends more on the Internet, Social Media, BB, Mobile apps, TV, etc. more than GOD Almighty is doomed. – CFA
Dare to be different… Have a blessed week!!!
I got a number of positive remarks from some of my friends on my blackberry list but not without some dissenting voices that I honestly appreciate even more. I have chosen to keep their privacy hidden so I will be using fictitious names but the images below clearly shows the trail of conversation that follows.
Before, I go ahead; let me make it clear that I am not trying to blame or judge anyone but to state what I think is the reality of our time. Remember, this is my area of specialization, so I am more likely to be found guilty than most people!
Many of us have become so used to our gadgets and other platforms that it is taking the place of God in our lives.
Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.
– Exodus 20:3-4
Why did He give this command if He is not aware of what man is capable of?
God has made it clear enough; any object or gadget or activity that takes His place in your life, becomes some sort of god in your life. So examine yourself (like I am doing) now!
Below are screenshots of the conversation that took place between the guys who saw things differently and moi:
CFA: As stated above
Peter: No! Its living in the present not doomed! Come on…
CFA: Depend more on tools than God then its doom, As long as there is a balance then its fine
Peter: Its smartness dude.
CFA: Nope nope dude
Peter: God doesn’t ve a prob with the process or the media u use, He needs ur heart most importantly.
CFA: God has a problem with usage as long as the context is wrong
Peter: Are u speaking for God? Not sure you are qualified to…..
CFA: 🙂 to them that believe gave he power to become the sons of God. Every child of God is qualified. Guess what, I use these tools more than majority of Nigerians. This is the reality!!!
Remarks: I think we were able to reach a consensus somehow, my intention was not for us to get into a fruitless argument of any sort, that is why my tonality was friendly all through the conversation.
Okey: They don’t have any relationship with God, they are tools God is almighty, two incomparable values
CFA: Na no bro… A phone can be more valuable to me than God… It depends on me….. So they could be highly comparable depending on the context
Okey: We Africans seems to see life from material angles so much that we don’t define things for what it was actually designed for. Our orientation in Nigeria has made us slave to religion that is why we compare God with tools
CFA: 🙂 I have a personal relationship with God so it has nothing to do with religion. The greatest undoing of my cyber generation of which I am great part of is that we really more on our “smartness” than absolute trust in God
CFA: I teach the use of these tools…. The cyber world has its good sides but more people even prefer the negative aspects. Have a great day!
Concluding God and Modern Technology
My answer to the opening question is that God sees nothing wrong with modern technology, I believe he approves of it and wants His children to embrace it. However, we must understand that there are limits.
That said, you need to spend quality time with the Creator starting with having a personal relationship with him. It certainly saddens His heart to see us engrossed in Social Media and other types social engagement without bothering to stop by his presence.
The Internet can be used either positively or negatively, depending on the Intention of the user. – CFA
Now over to you. Do you think God has a problem with modern technology? or Maybe you think I am just being over zealous? I love to hear your thoughts in the comment below.