There is a very popular television series which has been on the airways for more than fifty years. Most people and much of our technology today have been influenced by the imagination of its creator and the inventions or ideas postulated in its many movies and different series. You have likely figured out the title of this television show. It is Star Trek and all of its spin-offs. I won’t go into all of the different technological ideas that came from the show but many were directly responsible for much of our everyday technology. Granted, we don’t have phasers or matter transporters, but many scientists and engineers found their inspiration for their careers on this show.
This show and its creator have also had a profound effect on religion or the lack of it in the future, in our future right now. Our country has been pushing for a humanistic religion since the 1960s and the push is becoming stronger today. Many young people and some in our government believe that we can bring about peace and prosperity through our intellect and our wisdom. If they would look at history this has proven to be false every time. But they look at all of the technology that we have and say that our wisdom and technology can accomplish this.
It might for a while. But look at the conflicts going on all over the world and tell me that our wisdom can stop the killing of women and children. Tell me that technology can fix poverty and hunger and starvation. The “wisdom” of humanity cannot bring an end to all of this regardless of the amount of money or technology that is used in pursuit of this goal. Corruption always finds a way to siphon those resources from those in need to those in power with no explanation for where the “resources” went.
The sinful nature of mankind will not go away because of technology. The only fix for our world and its problems is Jesus Christ. In the series, Star Trek, any mention of the Bible or the “myth” of the Bible is rebuffed by “Vulcan logic” or the inherent goodness of humanity when poverty and disease are eradicated. If anyone looks at the history of Earth it shows quite clearly that humanity doesn’t have this “inherent goodness” in their collective genome. Of course, it makes for a hopeful future and a future to aspire to but our past doesn’t show much promise for it.
God’s Word tells us that our future is ahead of us in His Kingdom and that is the future that I am holding onto. It will come to pass because God’s Word doesn’t return to Him without effect and void. Every prophecy that was uttered in the Bible has come true. The only prophecies which remain are the church being taken up to Heaven and the Tribulation itself and the physical return of Jesus Christ to rule as King from Jerusalem. One day I will see Him, my Redeemer, face to face.