Reading the Signs of the Times: All Invasive Technology and Surveillance
Our Reading the Signs of the Times series has been inspired by my friend and author Steve Miller. Steve’s book, "Foreshadows: 12 Megaclues That Jesus' Return Is Nearer Than Ever," shares greater detail on topics included in this series.
Welcome to our road trip! We are exploring the signs of the times and trying to stay attuned and sensitive to what is going on around us as we await the return of Jesus.
Remember, we must never be ruled by fear and despair as we look at these signs. They are not from our Lord. These signs should stir up our faith and should keep our senses sharp so we are alert and prepared.
Today’s sign is all invasive technology and surveillance. Think for a second about China. Using closed circuit television, they are able to capture where people are at all times in certain cities.
The iPhone is another example of this invasive technology that could lend great potential for a digital dictatorship. The all-seeing eye! A few will always know where you are and what you are doing. It's a movement away from "we the people" to "the few in government." A few elitists will control it all.
This kind of technology will suppress free thought and speech, those precious freedoms outlined in our constitutional republic and the Bill of Rights.
But, don’t despair! The Lord reigns! He is the one who sees all (Proverbs 15:3). His eyes go all over the world reigning over all, finding those who are righteous. He sees all that is happening.
His kingdom will eventually win. His reign will be forever and ever.
To God alone be all the glory!