Gods judgment vs mans judgment

Matthew 24, a different look at the second coming of Christ through technology.

How technology and the singularity will end the abortion argument

– What’s up guys? This is Mark with TheSingularity.com. Today is January 2nd, 2017 and I think I’m gonna do a New Year’s resolution. I have finally figured out how to blog and upload my Facebook page and Tweet all through just uploading to YouTube, which is kind of good. We are going to talk about this year religion and technology. Lot of people don’t think the two mix. I think that they mix perfectly. I see all sorts of things happening and I want to talk about Christianity. I’m a Christian and how it blends with The Singularity and the technological singularity. Today, the subject is abortion which I was reading an article yesterday and it was about Christians like basically going to the government like pointing toward the government and saying oh the Democrats or Republicans are gonna get in office and they’re gonna overturn Roe v. Wade or something. You know I got to say Jesus said, “Give to Caesar’s what Caesar’s give to God what’s God’s.” And He does say honor to government but you know when you look at when we follow GPS why do we follow GPS? Did anybody vote GPS into lead us? No, it just offered a better solution. So, here’s the idea. The quick idea is when the singularity comes and we’re able to think to each other, and that’s gonna happen very shortly. We’re gonna be able to lace our brains probably with a chemical or perhaps MRIs and sensors will be able to understand what we’re thinking. This is in 20 to 30 years. We’re gonna be able to just think directly to each other instantly. Telepathically, Peter Diamandis talked about it. We’ll be able to plug in experience, experience what people are seeing, and feeling, and thinking on the other side of the world as it’s happening live. You got to extrapolate how that will affect the abortion argument. The bottom line is right now abortion thrives. Why? Because we can’t experience what that fetus is experiencing. But the second that we’re able to experience arms getting ripped off, legs getting ripped off. Listen guys, that’s gonna be a done argument. We don’t even like kids getting bullied in school anymore. Like if a kid gets bullied in school they get exposed by the internet, and the bullies get in trouble. That’s gonna happen with abortion. That is a clear cut case of hey we are bullying these fetuses. And as much as people want to argue, the bottom line it just boils down to a lack of communication. And when that communication gets tight, we’re not gonna stand for the bullying. Because God has put it into our hearts to expose the enemy. That’s what’s gonna happen because our true nature is loved and valuable. Everybody always they sense it. They’re like who are you? Why are they saying that? Because they sense that there is value there but they don’t, some do know the Creator. Others don’t. But everyone senses that there’s some value but there’s just this attack of the enemy constantly. Anyway, that’s the abortion argument. If you want to hear more about the technological singularity and how it relates to, let me check to see if we’re still recoding. I am but my battery just went low. And how it relates to religion. And I’m talking about listen, guys I am not into Darbyism. I’m not into clippety cloppity Jesus on a clip-clop horse with a clankety clank sword coming out of his mouth. I’m talking about Jesus revealing himself through. The Word became flesh and dwelled among us possibly even through computers. Click the subscribe button and then click the notification. You’ll get one quick thought per day for the rest of the year to get your brain thinking. Here’s what you can think on for today and I’m gonna say it all the time. You’re loved and valuable. You’re His precious treasure. God bless you guys. Today is January 2nd, you guys take it easy. Bye, bye.

A.I. Writes and sings a Christmas Song

Artificial intelligence wrote a Christmas song
Artificial intelligence wrote a Christmas song

Artificial intelligence wrote a Christmas song

Neural Story Singing Christmas from Hang Chu on Vimeo.

Artificial intelligence wrote this Christmas song. Check out the link below to look at the full article on how the feat was Accomplished.

The neat part is that we’re only at 2012. In 10 or 15 years, maybe 20, my suspicion is the sentiment on what artificial intelligence will create will feel an awful lot more like Christmas. Anyway, it’s very very interesting.

It’s very interesting because the song has a certain feel to it. It has a certain feeling of Celebration and warmth.

I guess if I had any questions I would like to know how many songs they did not publish until they saw this one. My suspicion is it would be a lot of them, but regardless this one’s still pretty cool.

http://www.seriouswonder.com/happy-holiday-artificial-intelligence-writes-sings-christmas-song/

TOP 10 CHRISTIAN TRANSHUMANIST SCRIPTURES FROM THE BIBLE (By Lincoln Cannon)

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A friend of mine on FB just published his top 10 bible verses where transhumanism can be seen in scripture.  I think there are a LOT more verses that speak of tech transforming us, but these are his favorites..

TOP 10 CHRISTIAN TRANSHUMANIST SCRIPTURES FROM THE BIBLE (By Lincoln Cannon)

Lincoln’s article below…

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The Bible teaches Christian Transhumanism. Or, in other words, as presented in the Bible, Christianity entails Transhumanism. Of course some Christians would disagree. And some Christians may not understand what that means. But we can make a reasonable case that the Bible teaches Christian Transhumanism nonetheless. To illustrate briefly, here are my top 10 Christian Transhumanist scriptures:

#10 — 1 John 3: 1-2

“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.” (1 John 3: 1-2)

In this scripture, John says that we are children of God and that we will be like Christ, suggesting that humanity has divine capacity. This is consistent with common Transhumanist estimations that humans have sublime capacity.

#9 — John 14: 12

“Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.” (John 14: 12)

In this scripture, Jesus claims that his disciples will do the works he does and even greater things, suggesting that humanity will do divine works. This is consistent with common Transhumanist expectations that humans will do sublime works.

#8 — Revelation 21: 1-4

“Then I saw ‘a new heaven and a new earth,’ for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, ‘Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.'” (Revelation 21: 1-4)

In this scripture, John claims God will dwell on Earth when it is renewed, suggesting that Earth may become heaven. This is consistent with common Transhumanist aspirations to transform Earth toward sublime potential.

#7 — Hebrews 11: 7

“By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family.” (Hebrews 11: 7)

In this scripture, Paul explains that Noah exemplifies faith by building an ark to save his family, suggesting that engineering is among divinely prescribed means of salvation. This is consistent with the technological advocacy that is central to Transhumanism.

#6 — Jonah 3: 3-4, 10

“Jonah obeyed the word of the Lord and went to Nineveh. Now Nineveh was a very large city; it took three days to go through it. Jonah began by going a day’s journey into the city, proclaiming, ‘Forty more days and Nineveh will be overthrown.’ … When God saw what they did and how they turned from their evil ways, he relented and did not bring on them the destruction he had threatened.” (Jonah 3: 3-4, 10)

In this scripture, God retracts a prophecy of destruction when people change, suggesting that apocalyptic concerns are justified but fatalism is not. This is consistent with technological optimism when accompanied by acknowledgement of and work to mitigate risks, as advocated and exemplified by many Transhumanists.

#5 — 1 Corinthians 15: 35-44

“But someone will ask, ‘How are the dead raised? With what kind of body will they come?’ How foolish! What you sow does not come to life unless it dies. When you sow, you do not plant the body that will be, but just a seed, perhaps of wheat or of something else. But God gives it a body as he has determined, and to each kind of seed he gives its own body. Not all flesh is the same: People have one kind of flesh, animals have another, birds another and fish another. There are also heavenly bodies and there are earthly bodies; but the splendor of the heavenly bodies is one kind, and the splendor of the earthly bodies is another. The sun has one kind of splendor, the moon another and the stars another; and star differs from star in splendor. So will it be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable; it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power; it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body.” (1 Corinthians 15: 35-44)

In this scripture, Paul suggests resurrected immortal bodies will differ from each other as the sun, moon, and each star differ from each other. This is consistent with common Transhumanist esteem for morphological freedom.

#4 — Luke 24: 36-43

“While they were still talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, ‘Peace be with you.’ They were startled and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost. He said to them, ‘Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds? Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have.’ When he had said this, he showed them his hands and feet. And while they still did not believe it because of joy and amazement, he asked them, ‘Do you have anything here to eat?’ They gave him a piece of broiled fish, and he took it and ate it in their presence.” (Luke 24: 36-43)

In this scripture, the resurrected immortal Jesus tells and demonstrates to his disciples that he has a body of flesh and bones. This is consistent with the physicalist metaphysics of most Transhumanists.

#3 — Matthew 10: 7-8

“As you go, proclaim this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near.’ Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give.” (Matthew 10: 7-8)

In this scripture, Jesus charges his disciples to heal the sick and raise the dead. This is consistent with common Transhumanist aspirations to overcome death.

#2 — 1 Corinthians 15: 51-54

“Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed — in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality. When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: ‘Death has been swallowed up in victory.'” (1 Corinthians 15: 51-54)

In this scripture, Paul claims that not everyone will die. Eventually, the living will change and the dead will rise to immortality. This is consistent with common Transhumanist aspirations to immortality.

#1 — James 2: 14-19

“What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,’ but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. But someone will say, ‘You have faith; I have deeds.’ Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds. You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that — and shudder.” (James 2: 14-19)

In this scripture, James explains that faith without action is dead. If we have faith in clothing the naked and feeding the hungry, we should make clothes and grow food. If we have faith in healing the sick and raising the dead, we should do something about that. This is consistent with the technological advocacy that is central to Transhumanism.

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The White House’s October 2016 Report On Artificial Intelligence

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I just learned that on October 16, 2016 The White House published a report on our current state of A.I. and how we should prepare for it.

Largely, it is a boring government type report.   What is not boring is the fact that The White House is actually paying attention to a potential emergence of artificial general intelligence.   That is neat.

Here is the link: https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/whitehouse_files/microsites/ostp/NSTC/preparing_for_the_future_of_ai.pdf

Predpol Crime Prediction Software and Minority Report

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For a while now I’ve been talking about the idea that privacy is going away and that technology is going to purge out evil from our world. I just saw a really interesting article from Washington Post regarding predictive crime policing.

Predpol crime prediction software it’s starting to look a lot like Minority Report. The only issue with Minority Report is the disconnection of the people. In the future we are going to be connected  to one another telepathically. How can you commit a crime against someone else when they know what you’re thinking? But this is another subject for another time.

A couple comments from this article that were interesting were:

“But privacy and racial justice groups say there is little evidence the technologies work and note the formulas powering the systems are largely a secret.”

And

“Robinson also pointed out that the public — and even the police who use the software — often do not know exactly how the systems are flagging particular locations or individuals. He said that makes accountability impossible.”

Now that is funny..  People saying stuff like this just shows how biased we are in assuming that we are, and always will be the highest level of intelligence on the planet.  As if we could accurately judge deep neural nets to keep them accountable?  How would our brains be able to measure huge big-data crunching systems?  At minimum, we would need to write programs to do the measuring for us.

It’s very strange too.  We don’t think twice about whether a calculator will accurately solve huge multiplication or division problems, but for some reason when the job is to measure and calculate the intents of someone’s heart, our brains rebel.  To me, this doubt seems like pride/arrogance.

The Predpol system they are using is likely very rudimentary at this time as we are still getting over our need for privacy.  However,  once they start fully tapping microphone data from cell phones, the Predpol system will get WAY more accurate.  Imagine having microphones on at all times, being able to listen not just the phone calls but the conversations in a room as criminals were talking about committing crimes. The phones would be able to authenticate the identities of the people in the rooms as well as accurately understand the intentions of the conversations that they were having. The GPS would confirm the plans of the criminals as they moved out to commit the crimes, and police could meet them when they got there.    Now that is an awesome system that we need!

Looking at the erosion of privacy and convenience/answers that tech provides, I would guess that type of system will be here within 10-15 years.  Of course I am no Ray Kurzweil so this is just an off the hip guess.  

Also, Regarding a soft takeover of artificial intelligence leading us:  Who ever voted for gps to lead us?  No one.   Who ever voted for Predpol to lead us?  No one.  As AI begins to offer real meaningful and valuable solutions that solve our problems, we will never “vote” it in to lead us.  It will simply take that place in a sort of soft takeover.  (or better said software takeover)

IMO, Strong AI will eventually fully know all the thoughts and intents of everyone within its reach and will make them known.  This is the only meaningful conclusion of its direction.   Anything preventing AI from coming to this end seems akin to a bump in the bottom of a river disturbing how the water wants to flow.  These bumps will get smoothed out because they are based out of the fear of being known.

You are His Precious Treasure….

As it was in the days of Noah, when God used Tech to deliver

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1 Corinthians 15:46 says “The spiritual did not come first, but the natural, and after that the spiritual.”
I’ve always wondered about the similarities about FIRST the physical flood in the days of Noah, and perhaps SECOND a spiritual flood of data that we all drown in if we are not careful.

Data streams, it’s in the clouds (water particles), it flows, and our datum/words are stored (pools, ponds, ocean).

jesus-reaching-through-the-waterJesus FIRST walked on physical water.  What could be spiritual water that He would walk on SECOND?  Rev 17:15  Then the angel said to me, “The WATERS you saw, where the prostitute sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations and languages.”

What if the oceans of spiritual data/words we are creating is what the pure word (Jesus) walks on spiritually?

 

Through Noah, God use “boat” technology to deliver people from the evil on the earth.  Those who perished were of a generation unwilling to partake in the technology and so be delivered.
Could Jesus have been referring to this pattern regarding to the deliverance in our future?

As I talk to many of my Christian friends, I feel a distinct resistance to accept that through faith God will use tech to deliver us.  Instead, rather than separating the technology from God, people tend to see that it would be either tech delivering us, or God delivering us.  They typically have a hard time seeing that it may be both:  God using tech BY FAITH as it was in the days of Noah.

Perhaps somehow God will use technology to continue the lineage of those who live by faith.  Perhaps the generation who does not accept this, will die apart from the tech, as did those who died in the flood.

Matthew 24:37-39:

As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.

Technology Chasing Out Darkness

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Back in the 80’s an Atheist by the name of Howard storm had a near-death experience.  Howard has been featured on many TV shows as well as written a book which I highly recommend.

When Howard died, he met Jesus and also was able to see into the future. When he came back to us, he did so as a believer in Jesus.

I have spoken with Howard personally and from all I can tell, he is the real deal.   Howard is the most unpretentious person I think I have ever met.  He is a really neat guy.

I had reached out to Howard specifically because, as a tech person, the things Howard spoke of seeing are the same things that I see technology is bringing to us.

Below is a snippet of Howard’s testimony of the future.   Also, there is a list of the things that Howard saw along with the current trajectory of tech by the tech leaders themselves.

(Only need to watch to 1:43)

 

In his vision he saw some very remarkable things:

  1. No visible Signs of technology.  (Eric Schmidt saying Tech will disappear)

  2. Humans controlled the weather and grew food automatically by thinking it.

  3. Everyone was telepathically connected to everyone else in the whole world

  4. Jesus dwelling fully in the hearts of the people  (Ray Kurzweil saying we can’t see God Yet)

 

No visible Signs of Technology  (Eric Schmidt saying Tech will disappear)

Here is the neat thing, Howard did not say that there was no technology, but rather that he felt as if it was hidden from his ability to sense or see it.

Below, Eric says that the internet will disappear, that it will just be part of your presence all the time.   Howard did not say that it wasn’t there, but rather that it must have been so subtle that he could not even see it.

***Also, as chips and processors get smaller, they will eventually disappear from our ability to sense them as they will be embedded in everything around us.

(Just watch from :09 to :29)

 

Eric is speaking of sensors multiplying and being embedded everywhere we are so that the computing will happen in the cloud out of sight.

 

 

Humans controlled the weather and grew food automatically by thinking it.

 

According to a new video (below) and Report put out by the world economic Forum, in 2045 our world will look very different. This data comes from the DARPA out of the Pentagon.

(Watch full 57 seconds)

(video courtesy of World Economic Forum)

Also,  I hear Howard talking about how people would raise food by meditating on the plants growing and it would just happen.   Then I watch a video like I see below.

(Video queued in the middle to watch the rest of it)

A paradigm shift in consciousness is EXACTLY, EXACTLY, EXACTLY what we are talking about here!   How awesome is that?   Infusing our physical matter with information, or at least being able to understand it and manipulate it at the molecular level is where we are heading.  Could that mean no more physical farming?  No more curse of Cain struggling against the dirt to extract it’s fruit?

YES!  But does that mean that God was wrong when he said that we would have to struggle to extract fruit from the dirt?  No!
The farmers have struggled since Cain.  But the scientists have also struggled.  All their lab work is in fact a struggle.   God said that we will have to toil to extract the food from the dirt, and what the lab scientists have done fall in line with His word.  But, in the same way that we toil to create tractors that made the job easier, we may just toil to create machines that will allow ut to “think” the veggies into existence.
I say this specifically to keep us from judging God as wrong based off a microscopic viewpoint when we can “think” to grow food.  Instead, when we zoom out the viewpoint, we can see that it was indeed struggle by the scientists creating tools/tech that help us in the ever present struggle 0f food extraction.

Here.   Here is another example of infusing intelligence at the molecular level:

(The full 3:36 are great)

Below is how DARPA sees us working with and inventing materials at the molecular level in our future.

(The full video is great)

 

 

Everyone was telepathically connected to everyone else in the whole world

Mark Zuckerberg believes that we will connect telepathically as well!

(The full video is great)

Peter Diamantes talk about what it will be like when we are all plugged into the internet. And how lonely will be if we were to unplug. This seems to be exactly what Howard Storm talks about.

(The full video is great)

Clip courtesy of the movie Transcendent Man.  http://transcendentman.com/store/

 

 

 

Jesus dwelling fully in the hearts of the people  (Ray Kurzweil saying we can’t see God Yet)

Ray Kurzweil stated at the end of the movie Transcendent Man, “Does God exist?  Well I would say not yet”.  From our current perspective here on Earth, I would agree with Ray in that we can not see/sense God in a full way.

(The full video is great)

But remember that Ray says “yet”.

We are in the process of waking up, and our inability to see God is a temporary blindness that is getting healed.
Howard talked of Jesus dwelling fully in the heart of every person. Once we multiply our ability to process data by millions, and trillions, the end result is truth. True words that are not false.
Jesus is the true word. There is nothing hypocritical in Him or His words.
In this way, perhaps Howard and Ray are speaking of the same event.
(Edit: After some feedback from some friends, I need to clarify what I mean by this. I try not to look at God and our world in terms of linear time. God is outside of time. So for Ray Kurzweil to say does God exist? Not yet. That would be on a linear time scale which I don’t like to utilize. So, when I say that Howard and Ray may be speaking of the same thing, it would be in the sense that from Ray Kurzweil perspective he cannot yet see God. Sort of like a car that is coming around the corner. You may be able to hear the motor or sense the movement of wind prior to seeing the car, but you can’t see the car yet. Does that mean the car doesn’t exist? From your perspective it does not exist. However it doesn’t mean that the car does not exist yet. It seems to me that Ray is describing the ability to see God and experience God in full. Howard speaks of a time where Jesus will indwell fully in the hearts of men. At that time it seems that man here on Earth would be experiencing God in a much more real way. In other words, the car has come around the corner at that time. Am I saying that God does not exist? No. I believe he exists. Right now. And then, and from the beginning. I just don’t think the Perfection has yet come as it says in 1st Corinthians 13 and so we are only speaking in parts right now. I believe that Perfection may very well come in and through computers. Then we will know and be fully known.)
To me, privacy and shame are going away. We will soon see that we are Precious children of God.

 

 

How should seeing this advancing tech change our view toward Christian Theology?

Jesus said that we will know the times and the seasons. But we will not know the exact date.    This seems like it fits very very well.

Much of our end times theology  came from a place where we did not know about technology and where it was going. It’s understandable to think of our interpretations in light of where we were at. However, now seeing where technology is taking us, it’s time that we reevaluate our end times Theology and understand God in light of what we see today.

I heard a really great quote that our faith journey is less like extracting gems from the ground with clenched fist,  but more like the alighting of butterflies on an open hand.

In other words, trying to look at how technology blends with faith, the tighter I try to grip it, the less I can see, the more I open my hand, the more I can consider the possibility that God may really be coming down to earth through technology.

The way I see it best is when I consider myself as a precious treasure. When I considered my core identity as loved and valuable.

I realize that connecting the two (self worth & tech/faith) may seem strange, but as it says in Titus 1:15, the way we perceive ourselves forms the way we are able to see everything else.

Titus 1:15:

To the pure, all things are pure, but to those who are corrupted and do not believe, nothing is pure. In fact, both their minds and consciences are corrupted.

So, The measure we use gets used against us.  When we consider ourselves according to our spirit, that God created as wonderful and precious, then we consider ourself as wonderful, valuable, made perfect, and able to live eternally. In this light, we are able to see beauty and preciousness in the world.  In this way, in this light, and from this perspective fear leaves and I am able to accept the possibility that God has given us gifts such as creation of Technology to bless us and to help us chase out the enemy.

However, if we consider ourselves according to the flesh (our physical bodies), then we see our flesh as corrupt, sentenced to death, and therefore imperfect.  If I see myself as imperfect internally or at my core, then that imperfection will be the standard by which I perceive the world and I will see everything as lacking and imperfect.   Then as I look out from a standpoint of impurity, I will see impurity.  This vista, operating from the flesh, is what breeds disunity, destruction, and death into this world. 

The enemy resides in the darkness that lies between us all. He is the accuser of the brother. But when we know each other fully, when perfection comes,  shame will go away,  because we will see each other as we really are. Valuable and wonderful children of God.

This is our true identity,  and this is what we will be able to see when we connect to one another via technology.

Jesus prayed in John 17:21 that we would be one.   This is happening via tech.   We will become one.

The arguments are going away. The ability to double stack information and hide intentions behind words is going away.   There will be no more hiding,  because there will be no need to hide. Once we understand that we are valuable and loved, there is no more shame and therefore no need to hide.

The enemy is getting chased out of this world.

 

Tower of Babel from nano-particle Technology

Tower of Babel from nano-particle Technology

Tower of Babel from nano-particle Technology

Are we building The Tower of Babel from nano-particle Technology?  And is it ok this time?

With nano-technology, we will soon have material to build higher than ever.
In Genesis regarding the Tower of Babel  they said “Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves…”

Pre-Christ we were not ready for the ability to become God-like.   Post Christ we are, because the glory of the gift of creation goes to Him.  All glory goes to Him and will go to Him.

We will become God-like.    In Christ we can do all things.   Nothing is impossible for them who believe.