Our modern Western world appears to be run by computers. As technology develops, the arrogance of men and the intent of developers to control people soar to monstrous heights! As my friend who creates computer programs himself stated:
"Programmers think they are God." --John Immel
Because computers run behind virtually every facet of modern Western life, commuter programmers exert tremendous influence over society, feeding the arrogant belief that men, with increased knowledge, will supplant God and program His world to conform to their image. Modern man sees God as weak because he did not program the world to have any choice but to conform to His purposes. Many men today believe they have outsmarted God with computers and acquired control over His creation through programming. Modern man sees God's love as a weakness to exploit. But let them not think about death because that is their Achilles' heel and God's merciful restraint on evil. (See Psalm 49).
"Man in his pomp will not endure; he is like the beasts that perish." Psalm 49:12
Yet God did program the world, as is revealed in the early chapters of the book of Genesis. However, God programmed the world with the most dangerous and repulsive feature ever known to the principalities and powers of heaven and earth called "freedom." Arrogant, control-obsessed humans and evil, God-hating demons would NEVER include freedom in the features of their program. The Devil shrieks at the very thought of freedom.
Freedom allows things to go in a direction other than the programmer's intent, a
choice the Devil would never allow. And if we are honest, most of us do not wish for anything to happen outside of our control even though we don't create computer programs. Witchcraft is "trending" today because hurt people are trying to get control over their lives and, for that purpose, other people's lives by any means possible. Modern man wants to control everything through computer programming.
But God, the creator, is not a programmer but a lover in nature. Love gives freedom and free will. Love takes risks that allow others to flourish or devolve according to their desire. There are consequences as a result of every man's choice, but they are consequences freely chosen, not predestined.
Religion is a programmer.
Tyrants are programmers
Addictions are programmers
Witchcraft is programming.
Many politicians are programmers.
God is a lover who adamantly charges us saying, "Choose this day whom you will serve." Joshua 24:15
Will you choose the master of freedom? Or the tyrant of control? As Bob Dylan sang, "it may be the Devil, or it may be the Lord, but you are gonna have to serve somebody."
I choose the God of freedom who loved me and gave Himself for me.