This broadcaster has 315 podcast archives available on-demand.
Keep up-to-date with this broadcaster on social media and their website.
September 17, 2020 8:00 am
Technology is formatted, Dr. Tony Evans says there's a problem when we place our creations in front of our creator for technology you this is the alternative with Dr. Tony, author, speaker and pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas Texas and president of the alternative, God is creator and we are created in his image, which makes it logical that we need to create.
Dr. Evans warns there's a hidden threat shiny new things we build. Let's join them as he exposes a seldom discussed danger inherent in modern technology. One of the greatest tragedies of the 20th century was the sinking of the Titanic on April 14, 1912.
The Titanic left England and made her maiden voyage across the Atlantic on her way to the United States of America. It was the most advanced vessel of its kind ever crafted all create Worldwatch as best technological advancement was getting ready to demonstrate how wonderfully crafted it had been stepping on the boat was the craftsman of the Titanic and when he stood on her back yard. Are these words not even God can sink the ship. Little did he realize that an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean would bring this technological marvel with technology is disconnected from God when technology tries to be God. It has set itself up to be judged by God. Technology is part of our world and it ought to be when God created the world set man and woman in it. He gave them the responsibility to rule over his creation in Genesis chapter 1 verse 26 and he said in a little blessing there will he told Adam to take the raw material of creation and development cultivated and my out its potential.
Technology is simply taking the raw material that God placed in his creation, cultivating it, developing it so that through it mankind can accomplish more than it could accomplish without it technology broadly defined as anything created and developed by humankind that helps us to reach beyond the be able to do without it. God is a create tool man has been created in the image of God.
So mankind has been create by the create tall to create every visual heater should have on some level of create tors mindset because you will create by the create tool to create. We don't create the same thing we don't create different things at the same level but the reason that the children and youth.
Here is because the genius of creation was embedded in our humanity and so creation on his part of the create was all technology is humankind creating from the raw material of creation on hand it over to us by the create tour to create from it that which will humanity forward and so when science education, communication, entertainment, and on and on. We see technological miracles over the centuries continue to get better and better and better and better and better.
Making life easier and convenient to we can do what we do. The way we do it with the speed it's done because technology through the creative genius God is granted to mankind has facilitated our capacity to do that the United States is very unique because of the creation of funds that have benefited the world by and large have come from Western culture led over the last couple of hundred years by the US about the biblical reason for that sibling. God created mankind he gave mankind freedom from every tree of the garden you may freely admit he told Adam.
Now I want you to use your freedom to develop stuff to cultivate. So there is a direct correlation between freedom and technological development, and since the United States was built on the principle of freedom, flawed as it was, but still built on that premise. It has been able to cultivate and develop technology at warp speed. As has never been done before in human history because the degree that you could experience technological development is to the degree that people would be free and release to express the creative genius not being oppressed by illegitimate government forces, but to express that creative potential and benefit from what they create.
Because the beauty of freedom, is that not only my free to do it but I'm free to benefit from what I did and so all of that became an engine based on God's creative purpose, which is why you always want to promote freedom because you always want to promote development, and I want to be free to develop so technology is below one out of God's creative purpose for mankind today gave Adam the season. He says not bro.he was to use what God gave in order to expand, not only for his home but he was to expand to the whole world because technology is designed not for personal use only. But to be of benefit for broader usage is that is why you and I have so many of the technological tools that we possess today so technology is legitimate. It is legitimate as long as it stays attached to God the moment. What we create, gets disconnected from God or seeks to tromp God. It now becomes an idol and once it becomes an idol. It now becomes the enemy of God. So no matter how good the tech device happens to be in no matter what round the tech device happens to be in if it gets disconnected from, or tries to overrule it is now become the enemy of God. Because all items are enemies of God technology in whatever form it takes, was always designed to be a tool that serves not a master that dictates so the moment technology becomes your mass you got too many pulses in the house. The moment that the technology tells you what to do and you're not instructing it with the television channel say you better not turn me off when the phone says you better not put me down when the texting says you better not stop when the computer says you better look at this and it becomes your mass and is now become driving and want to become driving is become God's enemy technology is legitimate, it is necessary and it is how the creator created the world to work seated before me is genius. If genius because you are created in the image of God. Our intake of knowledge and understanding of education and information is simply to enhance our skill to develop what God has given us the opportunity and privileges to develop they were never met to rip us from God, who gave us the capacity based on his creative genius to be create tors attached to him. I wanted to establish as we begin the legitimacy of technology that gives us cause I can drive themselves gives us traffic lights, electricity, credit card phones, alarm systems that we go on and on, will use wash boards anymore because we have washing machines that technology that's made life easy lady said to me one day a black you know the lady in Proverbs 31 handmaids why she did that made was you got made. She didn't have that makeup without a stove electric stove washing machine. We got things that technology has developed that makes many things I absolutely legitimate you are maximizing your creative genius will be telling the children to maximize their creative genius attached to God not separated from God because they were created to create when Dr. Evans continues her message in a moment, tell us historically what mankind blessed with the ability to develop and create the next day with us. Politics, money, gender, race, these are just some of the items we worship in America when we elevate them about the place of Jesus in our lives but you can break free and live the Christ centered kingdom focused life that God calls you to.
We want to help eating with two powerful resources from Dr. Tony is Banyan message series called American Idol and popular black America turning mission to find now is the time for God's people to stand together and start doing today to get both resources for a limited time were bundling all eight full-length messages from Tony's American Idol series on both CD and digital download along with his popular book America turning a nation to God. Both of these important resources are yours with our thanks when you make a contribution to help keep Tony's messages coming to this station and others like it around the world. Visit Tony Evans.org right away to get the details and take advantage of this special offer before time runs out. The alternative is 100% listener supported broadcast so we depend completely on you to keep this important work going again that's Tony Evans.org or call our resource Center at 1-800-800-3222.
It never closes, so there's no need to wait that's 1-800-800-3222. I'll repeat that information again after part two of today's lesson established that man was created to enjoy and develop creation under God and alongside of God, not a replacement. God, we come to Genesis 11 with all that the whole earth.
Use the same language in the same word they they were on the same page with the communication case in the book of Genesis. The journey is the journey away from God. You see, God given an instruction in chapter 9 verse one for the world to spread out and become separate nations. God established that they were two separate, they decided we not very sad we going to settle in Shinar and were going to stay together different than what God told us to do so. They said to one another so people started talking to the people, verse three, and let's develop technology to disobey God we going to do is we go make bricks burn them thoroughly.
Use bricks for stones used tall formal okay we don't take the wrong tutorial created by God we going to use it to build something to do opposite to what God told us to do. We don't like what God says we got technology will pull this technology together bricks for stones we going to use mortar and tar put it together and we gonna do what we want to do that us wiggle. God said to but we go deal with us. This is not the first use of technology in the Bible when God told Noah in chapter 6 of Genesis to build the boat. He gave them technological discussions. The link the height tools that you are you are you on formulated all that was technology committed never really before the boat that's never been built before like this that can hold all of these animals and all of that so we had to get instruction from God how to use with God created the build we are in order to save his family and to every creature that God created so God is in the open stuff up that work together to put them together so they could do something different than what they started with because technology takes raw material and creates new things out of it. So that's what they decide to do with what God says they say, so now let's do what we want to do when they tell you what they want to do in verse stay with me what we're going to do is we're going to build ourselves a city, let me start with the word out because they say let us we can't do this for us and I know God told us what he wanted us to do for him, but we doing something else. We are going to for us build our city now heretofore these were nomads. These were people who roamed the land they said no. When I do not know what was separate and buildable other independent nations will build a home capital cities of the city that would be the capital the capital of mankind we going to build this city that will be the center of man's definition for himself because we choose not approved in a moment, we choose no longer to be defined by God.
We want to be defined by us so we gonna come up with. Take God, raw material will build technology that will establish a whole urban center a whole city where we will define ourselves and we will determine what we want when we wanted what we have will get it we will not answer to anyone.
We're going to build a humanistic Empire. Humanism is man man said we don't want theism.
God centered. We want ourselves us humanism. That's man that we want to build a man centered society. However we going to put verse four says in this man centered society using the technology we built with the raw materials that God created. I will also go to put here, a town, it says, better known as a single lot is a huge facility in the middle of the city and they says it will reach into somewhere gonna have religion is going to the heavens's overbuilding, society, city in the middle of his diabetes religious symbol, and we go take technology and is going be the ball because this thing go higher and higher and higher and higher.
I this thing is going PS the clouds and is going get into heaven and make this thing is going be a skyscraper like you have never seen before. What was happening. It's not God coming down, telling us is that we ourselves will start with us and we going up there to inform him we would God coming down. We start with man going up through building, wiggle, build own construction business and misconstruction business rebuild the city and were building a religious symbol to me because this us apart from God. We use technology to God. I don't know if you know it or not, but that's what's happening today, technology is increasingly being developed independently of God through independently of God legalize independently of God lives independently of God. But still, with enough religion to make it sound okay. Wiggle be a God but we will have a little religious symbol to make it look like butter. What man is not.
God is going start with Matt theology, the study of God's will start with: received the study of man, so when your children were seated you or your teenagers if they go to public school to a large degree that will be taught technology and home occupancy technologies with theocracy. That's what it will be taught evolution the fairytale for adults that will be taught evolution because I going to be taught you can understand throughout technological microscopes. You can understand throughout technological devices resend up the space. You can understand 21st century scientific philosophy and scientific analysis, you will understand the Illusionary fat no longer be evolutionary theory that going to use technology to try to convince your children in many places that there is no God.
Technology will be used to tell your children that they can decide that themselves… Not to be decided from a divine source. I think that we will build ourselves and you can do what you want to do you want to be because because we going to give you support medical technology with we going to use technology to drive you from God, using the stuff God made so technology is wonderful as it is, is being stripped away from its creator, because there is no technology that has ever been developed. The didn't have to borrow from what God created all technology has to start with the creation of God but because mankind did not want dependence they wanted to lift up the significance of mankind human thought, human ability, human braggadocio/they wanted to brag about what man could do using God stuff to do it whenever you use the creation to define you, rather than the create tool to define you.
You have become an idolater, according to Romans one it says because they took the creation on the create tour idolatry. So as a result, mankind was rebelling against God independent of God misusing God to replace God while still keeping his Dr. Tony Evans with a cautionary lesson from his teaching series called American idols. As I mentioned earlier for limited time you can get all eight messages in this important collection with our thanks, along with a copy of his popular book America turning a nation to God when you make a contribution to support the ministry of the urban alternative as always, details are waiting for email@example.com or call our resource Center at 1-800-800-3222 where team members are standing by to help with your request day and night.
That's 1-800-800-3222. We used to think that worshiping idols was something that only primitive cultures would do. But as we been learning American idols are more than just contestants on a TV show. Dr. Evans will continue our exploration of this important subject.
Tomorrow, be sure to join us, the alternative with Dr. Tony, have you by the urban alternative is made possible by the generous Confucian of listeners like