Artificial Intelligence Takes Aim at the Bible
Artificial Intelligence Takes Aim at the Bible
In recent days, several reports have emerged of artificial intelligence (AI) being used to change the Bible. An unlikely organization for doing that is People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). It is reported that PETA recently used the ChatGPTchatbot to change the book of Genesis and make it “vegan-friendly.” The report quotes PETA President Ingrid Newkirk as saying: “The Bible has long been used to justify all forms of oppression, so we’ve used ChatGPT to make it clear that a loving God would never endorse exploitation of or cruelty to animals.” In the vegan version, animals are referred to as beings, instead of creatures or beasts, and the use of animal skins for clothing is replaced by hemp and bamboo. The Genesis 22 account in which Abraham sets out to sacrifice his son on Mount Moriah is revised to make reference to his befriending a gentle lamb rather than sacrificing a ram, thus ostensibly showing his reverence and respect for God’s creation.
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According to PETA, there is more to come: “It took God only six days to create the entire world, but we realized it would take us years to rewrite the whole Bible, which is why we’ve started with just the first book,” says Newkirk. This AI-developed version of Genesis is already for sale on the organization’s website. Of course, the further they go into the Old Testament, the more they will have to change, especially in the Law of Moses, which prescribes a multitude of animal sacrifices.
PETA is not alone in attempting to rewrite Scripture through artificial intelligence. According to this report on techxplore.com, a man named George Davila Durendal has fed the entire King James Version into his AI algorithms to produce dialogue in the style of the Old Testament. He calls it “AI Jesus.” According to the report, Durendal claims that AI Jesus learned and absorbed “every word more thoroughly than all the monks of all the monasteries that have ever been,” offering a little biblical style verse of his own. He acknowledges a lot of grammatical and syntactical errors, and he says he is working to correct those, but that his efforts are a significant step toward replacing human writing with nonhuman writing.
Both the Biden administration and tech billionaire Elon Musk have warned about the rapid advance of AI. Musk cites the concerns of Dr. Geoffrey Hinton (known as the Godfather of AI) that this software can write and run its own code and eventually become smarter than humans. As a result, he worries that the internet will be flooded with false information and that the average person will “not be able to know what is true anymore.”
That, in and of itself, is cause for concern as we see absolute truth being eroded and replaced by all kinds of fakery on the internet. However, AI takes this to a whole new level.
What should concern us even more is that the Bible is in the crosshairs. After all, the Bible is God-breathed — inspired by the One who is Truth. The Bible is the revelation of His character and attributes, His dealings with humanity, His precepts and designs for human life, His thoughts toward humanity, and His plans for the unfolding of history. It leads to salvation; it is living and has a life-changing impact.
For that reason, Satan, proudly wearing his badge as “father of lies,” has been at work for thousands of years to twist Scripture. Throughout the Old Testament, there were false prophets. And Satan even twisted Scripture in his encounter with Jesus in the desert, to try and derail the Lord’s mission. And from the Church’s beginnings, there have been false teachers and prophets.
Aside from attacking biblical truth directly, Satan has also been busy blurring the lines between lies and truth in the world. His aim there too is to undermine belief in the existence of absolute truth and to call the credibility of the Bible and the Gospel into question. After all, he wants no one to be able to leave his kingdom of darkness and be saved.
We must not overlook Satan’s hand in the use of technology to lead mankind away from God-breathed truth and to usurp worship toward himself, which is his ultimate aim.
I had the privilege of being mentored by some folks in the Netherlands who had a ministry of watching trends and falsehoods to then expose those in the light of the Bible. They warned me that the early developments of computer science and the bar code were the first steps in a frog-in-the-kettle approach to slowly bring all mankind under the dominion of the Antichrist using technology.
If you haven’t heard of the frog-in-the-kettle analogy, let me explain. When you put a frog in a pot of boiling water, he jumps right back out because he feels the intense heat and knows it will kill him. But if you put a frog in a pot of cold water and turn the heat up slowly and gradually, he will stay. Eventually, his inner temperature will reach lethal levels, and he will die without jumping out. Why? He slowly got used to the rising temperature without realizing it would lead to his death!
Everything my mentors predicted in the late 1970s about gradual tech development has come true so far. From the get-go, man has invented things to make his life easier — some for good, some for harm. But, unfortunately, every invention has led to machinery’s taking over God-designed human functions, making us ever lazier, unhealthier, dumber, and weaker. We invented conveyances to take us around instead of using our legs. We created machines to calculate for us instead of using our brain’s capacity for math. We developed navigation systems to replace our sense of direction with talking screens that know precisely where we are, where we need to go, and how to get us there. The list goes on.
We have become utterly dependent on technology. And technology is conglomerating into the hands of a small group of influential people we’ve seen collaborating with governments eager for ways to control what people think and believe. All of this moves us closer to what Jesus revealed to the apostle John on Patmos. We read in Revelation 13 of a beast that will rise up out of the sea. The whole world marvels at that beast and worships it — everyone whose name is not written in the Lamb’s book of life. The beast is allowed to make war against the saints and given authority over every tribe and nation. That beast is then followed by a second beast, one that causes every human being to receive a mark on the right hand or the forehead, without which no one can buy or sell anything.
It is too early to tell how everything is going to unfold. But we know that commerce is going digital, that technology has now been developed to replace ID and credit cards with an implanted chip, and that it is almost impossible to function without the internet. Even many of the world’s poorest people, those living in huts and shacks, can be seen carrying smartphones and installing satellite dishes on their ramshackle abodes.
We must understand how important it is for Satan to undermine the living truth of Scripture. PETA is an unlikely vehicle, even though this should not totally surprise us — PETA wants to end “species-ism,” which the organization believes elevates humans and harms animals. The AI Jesus project, however, is another matter. It replaces the living and resurrected Christ with an artificial one who rewrites the God-breathed word in a world that no longer knows what is true and what is fake.
Revelation 13:10 states that the vision of the beasts calls for the endurance and faith of the saints. That call is relevant to us as never before, as we see Satan tightening his grip on the digital world and using it to replace the real Bible with a fake one and the real Jesus with a fictitious one.
The term “artificial intelligence” is itself already a clue to Satan’s schemes. The word artificial means “not real.” That is fine if you’re talking about an artificial body part that can help us when we have lost some real one. But when you combine “artificial” with “intelligence,” you cross a line. Intelligence is a God-given faculty designed for perceiving, thinking, solving problems, developing language, and doing countless other things humans need for stewarding His creation. It was meant to be used in the context of a relationship with God and in accordance with His plans, designs, and precepts for created life.
Humanity has turned its back on God and sought to become its own god, and in so doing, people have sold themselves to Satan, who has used our drive for freedom and independence to drive us to this point. What looks good and helpful is actually intended to ultimately enslave and control us.
I don’t doubt that the Church is on a collision course with technology. However, we are still at the stage where some of it is very helpful to us, and perhaps, under God’s protection, it will remain so.
But the reports of AI’s dominating technology and then being used to create alternative Bibles to reflect philosophies and ideologies that conflict with God’s truth may change all that.
The call to His Church is to have endurance and faith. The call to His intercessors is to pray fervently.
Here are some pointers:
- Pray for the saints worldwide to know and love their Bibles well, so they can distinguish real from fake.
- Pray that the Church will recognize Satan’s schemes and pray, prepare, and boldly proclaim God’s truth. We must stay close to the Father, get ready for trying times, and continue to preach the Gospel to the ends of the earth.
- Pray for steadfast faith and courage to stand up for the truth and expose and oppose fake scripture.
- Pray that the growing concern about AI would become a hunger for truth that leads people to the Bible.
- Pray for God’s restraining hand on the development of AI and for it to be exposed to the world by more whistleblowers like Dr. Hinton as a danger rather than a convenience.
How are you praying about the threat of AI? Share this article to encourage others to pray.
Remco Brommet is a pastor, spiritual-growth teacher, and prayer leader with over 40 years of experience in Europe, Southeast Asia, Africa, and the U.S. He was born and raised in the Netherlands and pastored his first church in Amsterdam. He moved to the U.S. in 1986. He and his wife, Jennifer, live north of Atlanta. When not writing books, he blogs at www.deeperlifeblog.com and assists his wife as a content developer and prayer coordinator for True Identity Ministries. Jennifer and Remco are passionate about bringing people into a deeper relationship with Christ. Photo Credit: Canva.
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Lord Almighty, your the only truth with the human brain of intelligence. Artificial intelligence is nothing but evil sorcery from Satan! Keep our eyes focused on you. Your the only way to faith and trust 🙏!
I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book, and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book. Revelations 22:18-19
I once read that the Secret Service studies money intensely so they will know everything there is to know about it. Then when counterfeit money comes along, they immediately know it because of their study of the real money! Same with the Bible! I first read it from cover to cover right after I got saved. Since that time, my family and I have read it from cover to cover many times! So if a counterfeit Bible comes along, my family and I know it immediately because we KNOW THE REAL BIBLE FROM COVER TO COVER! FATHER GOD let these AI people know that YOUR WORD warns about taking out or adding any words to YOUR HOLY WORD, and what will happen to them in JESUS NAME! Amen!
No wonder. We have had our eyes closed for so long. Satan has taken the opportunity handed over to him and is using it to destroy mankind. Even today, the Church has compromised on the TRUTH of God’s Word to make everything and everyone acceptable. God warned us that this day would come. We need to take our heads out of the sand and embrace the REAL TRUTH of God’s Word. God is depending on the Church, the Body of Christ to do His work in the earth. Judgement will begin at the house of God.
Father of all that was and is and is to come, You have control over all that was, is and that which is yet to be. We pray that you continue to control what is happening with AI. Do not allow confusion to ensue. Do not allow The Written Word to be altered in any way, shape, language, or form. The Internet has its own language….do not allow it to prevail over humankind. Bless Your people and their Godly Actions as they pray against these things on the horizon of not just AI, but all that was prophesied in Your Word. Help us to keep Your Allegiance and not that of the world. Give us courage to continue calling out blasphemers as we continue to pray for their souls to turn towards You and their impending salvation. Bring more Sauls into Pauls throughout the world. We ask this in Your Name…Jesus…Amen!
Not a coincidence that we live in a “post-truth” era (post-truth was the 2016 word of the year, I think?) and that the enemy of our souls, satan, is “the father of lies.” (deception is how he got Eve in the garden – getting her to doubt God and believe the lie) Conversely, Jesus is the Truth, He said so – “I am the way, the Truth and the life. No one comes to the Father but through Me.” Jesus is the Truth, His word is truth and His Holy Spirit leads us into all truth. We know that “the Word became flesh and lived among us.” – the Living Word which is Truth, which is Jesus.
When Jesus was here, He said He came not to abolish the law (Old Testament) but to fulfill it – which He did. Jesus also used scripture to refute the devil during His time of temptation in the desert and He used scripture when He taught in the synagogues. We know that “all scripture is God breathed . . .” – It is so important to know God’s Word which is truth because if we don’t know the TRUTH we will believe the lie, any and every lie that comes along. “There is a way that sounds right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.” Truth is the only effective weapon and defense against lies – Truth is God’s Word – which is called the “sword of the Spirit” in Ephesians – this is our offensive weapon – God’s Word. Truth sets free – lies enslave. “Then you will know the Truth and the Truth will set you free.” Which would explain why they would want to destroy God’s word with AI – well, twist and turn and confuse and change it – because when we no longer know the truth – we will be easier to control with lies and propaganda – when we have no TRUTH to expose the fallacies of their lies to us. A verse I learned as a child seems especially important at a time like this, “Thy word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against Thee.” We better be sure God’s truth is written on our hearts as it says in Hebrews – Truth is our only defense against what is false – Truth is the only thing that can protect us from the tyranny that always follows believing the lies. (look what happened after Eve believed the serpent) Creation cannot be silenced. Creation continues to proclaim God’s majesty and sovereignty and power – if we fall silent the very stones will praise His name! We must hold onto the Truth, God’s Word, or we will fall prey to the enslavement that they are planning for us all. Lord, protect us by the power of Your mighty name! Thank You for Your living word – “The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the Word of our God stands forever.” (Is. 40:8) Jesus said, “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will never pass away.” (Matthew 24:35) I don’t need to fear AI – something instituted of man – God is sovereign and His living, eternal word of TRUTH will remain when everything else is gone – His own word just told me so. His TRUTH was here before time began and it will be here long after – “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” Those that attempt to alter the unalterable Word of TRUTH will find themselves cut and exposed by this sword of the Spirit which is ” the word of God, living and active, sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” Thank You, Lord, for Your living, eternal word, which is life to us as we are told in Deuteronomy. Jesus, You are the bread of life which sustains us, You are the Living Word. You are Sovereign and eternal, You are stronger than AI. You are the TRUTH, there will never be any shadow of turning in You! Protect Your Word – protect us by the power of Your Word and by the power of Your mighty name! http://www.mtothe5th.wordpress.com
God, may Your people be like the sons of Issachar, discerning the times. Help us to “steep” in Your Word as never before. Holy Spirit, seal the Word of God in our hearts that we may know the truth and be set free. Hallelujah!!! Thank You, Holy Spirit, for being our guide in these days of deception and lies.
Give us the intestinal fortitude to stand up for what is right and true and good and honest. Amen.
✝️The immediately reaction I had was~~the sacrifice has to be there! Hebrews 9:22-“…Without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sin…”. Why bother rewriting the Bible when you just want to be atheists, except to drag others down with you. I love animals, but even as a child I understood the sacrifice, it’s simple.
Jesus came as a Lamb to take away the sins of the world. Also, the Bible calls humans “new creatures”, 11 Corinthians 5:17. KJV
🙏🏼Father God Almighty, open these blinded eyes, before too everlasting late, in Jesus name we pray, Amen.
God bless all you mighty prayer warriors, don’t grow weary.
We are to build our lives upon The Rock, the solid ROCK of Jesus, our Lord! He and His Word are ONE, He is called the Living Word! The Bible says to test the spirits, measure all things—Word of Prophecy, etc—against the Word of Truth, the Bible itself!
The enemy would like to make it something we can not rely on as absolute TRUTH!
This article is a warning to us: hide the Word in our hearts, treasure the physical Bibles we have in our possession, build our very LIFE on the TRUTH from the written Word! Most of these changes will be seen via internet…our eyes and hearts must keep absolute Truth— keeping physical Bibles to compare with online versions!
STILL—pray pray PRAY! Pray with strong tears, as possible future attempts to change the written perception even of our precious Master’s character SHALL NOT STAND!! Jesus! The Name above all names—and to which all knees WILL bow. Phil. 2:10, Ps. 72:11
Beautifully worded, Carolyn
Lord please stop this sinful demonic plan in Jesus name
deut 12:32 there’s a warning not to add or take away!’
Amen and amen!
Also Revelation 22: 18-19
When I read that to me it was not of faith it had no faith in it the Bible tells us that the just shall live by faith and that we are to pray the will of God into the Earth we should never fear man or any impending danger or what man is trying to do because we are to pray that God’s will be done on Earth as it is in heaven.
This stuff with AI may have taken us by chance or off guard but nothing takes God by chance he knows the end from the beginning so what I would like to see is more scripture because the Bible says that man should not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeded out of the mouth of God so if I was a person that was scared and fearful this this article didn’t help me any so we always need to know where we are and who we are in Christ and that we have authority and power in the word of God and that he has never left us will never leave us
He is the same today yesterday and forever. I do not believe that God is just going to sit by and let them people change his the word The living word that transformed lives that he is going to let them change
His word the Bible says that we are not to take from, or add to it.
so God’s going to deal with them we pray and God’s going to go to work.