Friday, July 14, 2017

The Machines Have Taken Over…

One of my favorite movies is Terminator. This futuristic drama is about a machine that comes from the future to kill the mother of the leader of the human resistance. In the future of this movie, the machines have taken over and man is nearly extinct.

It occurs to me that the machines have already taken over. Don’t believe, look around. When was the last time you called your bank and spoke to a real person. It even carries over to your doctor’s office. I don’t call any more, I just take care of it online. Ironic, isn’t it.

When I go out to eat, it is not uncommon for me to see a couple at the same table on their phones. I sometimes wonder if they are texting each other. Even worse is the parent with their children, either talking on the phone or texting or checking Facebook. Do their children think their parents face actually has a phone pasted on it? It wouldn’t surprise me.

There are even online churches. I wonder how that works out. Are there people out there who substitute actual church attendance with doing church online? I wonder how they reconcile that with the command in Hebrews: “not forsaking our own assembling together,”? Perhaps they think the online community is enough. I can’t see how. I think it is important for people to see our lives and encourage us in right living and rein us back when we’re not.


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