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Ontario’s new PC leader

Just as it seems all hope is lost in Ontario (when it comes to the corrupt Liberal government), Patrick Brown resigned.  And then Tanya Allen, a grassroot activist joined the race for PC party leadership with Doug Ford, Caroline Mulroney and Christine Elliot.

We signed up for the PC party membership 2 weeks before the deadline and we set our cast on Tanya and Doug, solely based on their conviction and perspective on opposing abortion, corruption within the PC party and Liberal’s sex-education curriculum.  In my heart, I know that Tanya could not win because of her background and experience.  However, I was a supporter for PACE for a long time and I admire her relentless effort in repealing Wynne’s perverted agenda.

In addition, the fact that she was able to run in the race and speak out against Patrick Brown and sex-education curriculum is a great encouragement to me that may be, God has finally granted Ontario a reprieve.

So on the ballot, I voted for Tanya as #1 and Doug as #2.  Over the weekend after the drama, Doug was elected as the new leader of Ontario PC party.  Liberals are terrified of Doug Ford. If he beats Kathleen Wynne, their narrative collapses

Let us continue to pray for Ontario, the most populated province of Canada.  I am encouraged to read that there are still many social conservatives who are concern about traditional values of marriage, life and education.  They are oppressed and demonized in social medias, workplaces, public forums, college campus, etc….. however, when it is time to vote, people would rise up against corruption and incompetence of the incumbent government.

I pray that the PC party would be the winner of the coming provincial election in June.  And Doug Ford would hold to his election promise without compromise.

How can we have true happiness?

My family had the privilege to lead the Sunday afternoon service at Cedarvale Lodge Retirement and Care Community in Keswick.  Below is my short sermon to the audience.


Good afternoon everyone.  Blessings, joy and peace to you all.  In case you don’t know this weekend is Chinese New Year and it is the year of dog.

I grew up in Hong Kong and Chinese New Year is our biggest festival with 3 days of statutory holidays.  My childhood memory was full of candies, special food, family gatherings and of course, the red pockets.  Anybody here who doesn’t know what a red pocket is?  In case you don’t know, an elder person, usually a parent or grandparent, would fill a red pocket with money and give it to a young child or young person in the family.  Sometimes we can also get red pockets from relatives and even strangers.  It is a token of “good luck”.  For my family, I would need to say at least five different traditional Chinese wishes made up of 4 characters before I can get a red pocket.  And so I could memorize up to 20 of these wishes in order to impress the elderly to get more money.

Most of these Chinese New year wishes are related to good health, happiness and getting rich.  I believe that the same wishes are proclaimed in other cultures as well because universally it is our human nature to pursue happiness and live a joyful life.  Everybody wants to be happy.  The question is, what makes us happy?

An average person on the street would most likely say, “money”.  In our materialistic society, most people believe that riches can bring great happiness.  Most people believe that if they win the lottery jackpot, they will live happily forever.  All their problems are gone.  The truth is, according to a survey by New York Daily News, nearly 70% of lottery winners end up broke within seven years.  Even worse, several winners have died tragically.

We tend to imagine that wealthy people can buy whatever they like, go to whatever places they want to go and have fun all the time.  That is so far from reality.  Can you guess what the worst nightmare for a billionaire is?  Losing all his wealth.  Jesus said, “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”  The rich always have to be on guard against other people scheming to steal their money.  They don’t know if a friend or even a family member who shows kindness to them is out of love or out of greed.  And we have all heard about tragedies where a person would go so far as to murder his spouse or parent or child for money.

Can stuff bring us happiness?

In recent years, there is this crazy phenomenon of Black Friday sale.  It was originated in the United States, but have now spread all over the world.  Every year, I can watch videos on youtube showing people fighting over big screen TVs, electronic games and clothes on Black Friday.  People push, pull, punch, wrestle on the ground and even trample each other just to get that discounted product from the store.  Then they come back next year and repeat the same manic scene.  Most of these shoppers probably already have a nice TV at home, a working smartphone and lots of shoes in the closet.  But they always want the latest gadgets, the latest fashions and the next iPhone.  We have all been there, haven’t we?

We have this urge in our heart and the mindset that if we buy and own that TV, we will be happy.  If we drive away that nice car from the dealer, we will be happy.  And stuff do make us feel happy, only for a short while.  When the hype is over, we look for the next thing to buy again.  When summer comes, we will see lots of garage sales at people’s home because they have to get rid of the old stuff and make room for the new stuff.  There is nothing wrong to buy a nice car with our hard earn money, but we have to remember that worldly pleasures are temporary and we can easily fall into the trap of hording stuff.

Can power and fame bring us happiness?

Some people think happiness can be acquired by being in position of power, influence and fame.   I think some of us have the same childhood dreams of one day becoming a politician, a movie star or a professional athlete.  We want to be that person in front of the camera who is always smiling with confidence.  We think that it is so cool to have someone ask for your signature as you walk down the street.  We think about all the money that would jump into your hands when you are famous and influential.  However, we probably have heard confessions from some of these celebrities that under all the glamour and charm, they are still unhappy and lonely.  We have all heard in the news and from gossips about their divorces, adulteries and sexual harassment allegations.  We have heard about the corruption, bribes and fraud charges against affluent businessmen and government officials.

In the process of climbing up the social ladder, in order to satisfy their own ego, they probably have demeaned, cheated, lied or sacrificed their conscience.  They might be successful by the world’s standard, but they have also lost the respect and love from people around them.

Can good health and outward appearance bring us happiness?

As I get older, I realize that good health is more important than wealth, power and fame.  It takes a healthy body to enjoy the money and stuff you have bought.  Everybody is talking about diet, weight loss, yoga, exercise and vitamins because who likes to be sick.  But just like everything else, maintaining a healthy lifestyle can quickly turn into obsession.  I heard that some people would keep meticulous record of nutrients they absorb in each meal, amount of water they drink and number of calories they gain and burn every day.

Then there are those people who would spend lots of money to undergo cosmetic surgery or injectables because everyone wants to look attractive.  We know that since the beginning of time powerful people have spent vast amount of resources to look for something that can help them to stay young forever.  The desire to live healthly forever is one of the greatest dreams of mankind.  But we know that no matter how strong or good-looking you are, you will still get old and one day you will die and face your Maker.  All the famous kings, queens, generals and movie stars have become a thing in the past.

I am also careful about my diet and body because the Bible says our body is the temple of the Holy Spirit.  We should take care of our bodies that God has given us.  However, the Bible also tells me in 1 Timothy 4:8 that “For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.”

Now, if none of the above, money, power, luxuries and good health can make us happy, what can?

But first, let me be clear.  I definitely believe you can be full of joy while being rich, famous and healthy.  There is absolutely nothing wrong with enjoying your life with all the wealth you made from hard and honest work.  In fact, let us hear what the wisest man ever lived had to say about happiness.  King Solomon said in Eccl.

Eccl 5:18 Behold that which I have seen: it is good and comely for one to eat and to drink, and to enjoy the good of all his labour that he taketh under the sun all the days of his life, which God giveth him: for it is his portion.

Eccl 5:19 Every man also to whom God hath given riches and wealth, and hath given him power to eat thereof, and to take his portion, and to rejoice in his labour; this is the gift of God.

Eccl 5:20 For he shall not much remember the days of his life; because God answereth him in the joy of his heart.

Earthly treasure and luxuries are created by God for us to enjoy.  However, as I said before, worldly pleasures are short lived and will fly away some day.  Let me read another Scripture verses that teaches us about true happiness.

1Tim 6:6 But godliness with contentment is great gain.

1Tim 6:7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.

1Tim 6:8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.

1Tim 6:9 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.

1Tim 6:10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

1Tim 6:11 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

 Paul is telling us that being content with what God has given us is real happiness.  It is true that we were born naked and we will return to dust naked when we die.  We cannot bring our bank accounts, our cars or our jewelries or anything with us when that day comes.  If we have food to eat, roof over our head and clothes to wear, what more do we need?  Money is not evil.  It is a medium of exchange.  The real evil comes from greed and lust when I start to accumulate wealth for myself.  Paul tells us to avoid being enticed with money but focus on living a righteous and godly life.

 We can have true happiness by learning not to worry.  Chronic anxiety and stress can kill a person.  When we are young we worry about getting into a good college, after graduation we worry about getting a good job.  Then we worry about when we can meet our future spouse.  After marriage and having children, the anxiety index starts to shoot off the chart.  Now we have to deal with mortgage, car loan, finding schools, parenting, unemployment, middle age crisis….on and on and on.  Sometimes we just wish that we could be a 5-year-old again, living a care free life.

The truth of the matter is, we don’t have to go back and be a little kid again.  We don’t have to drown ourselves in anxiety if we know that our Father in Heaven cares about us and He is in control of everything, provided that we trust Him.

Matt 6:31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?

Matt 6:32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.

Matt 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Matt 6:34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

The world teaches us other ways to relieve our stress and worries by meditation, medication, tai-chi, yoga, breathing exercise.  Frankly these techniques do work one way or the other, but they cannot give us the genuine assurance that things will work out.  As believers, we have the immovable faith and trust in Almighty God that He will provide all our needs, if we obey His commandment and follow after righteousness.

We can have real joy when we learn to be thankful to God and people around us.   All of us have heard or probably even have met a “grumpy old man”; a person who likes to complain about just everything around him.  I think one of the reasons that makes a person grumpy or arrogant or cranky is not showing appreciation or gratefulness towards God and people around him.  Life is full of challenges, problems and difficulties.  Rather than complaining about them, which doesn’t solve anything, why don’t we just be thankful for what we already have.

God created each one of us.  He created the food we eat, the sun that gives us warmth, the water that we drink and the air that we breathe.  Not only that, if we trust in the Lord Jesus Christ, He promised to come back and give us eternal life with Him in the new Heaven and new Earth.  He promised that He will be with us every minute and help us when we cry out to Him.  Friends, God alone is the reason we should be filled with joy and thankfulness.  The Bible says in

Phil 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.

 Phil 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

Phil 4:7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

One of my favourite hymns is “Count your blessings”.  The chorus goes like this:

Count your blessings, name them one by one,

Count your blessings, see what God has done!

If we sit down and take some time to reflect on our lives, I am sure we can all remember the numerous blessings and miracles that God did.  If we learn to appreciate how God has blessed and love us, if we can appreciate what our family, our friends and even strangers have done for us, we will and should be much happier.  And I think we will be even happier when we start to love and help other people around us.

I would like to tell a story to end our sharing today.  There are different versions to the story but the idea is the same.  The parable was about a young Cherokee who is brought before the tribal elders, who are concerned about his aggressive tendencies. One of the elders takes the young man aside and tells him that his anger is understandable, since all humans have within them two wolves. One wolf is good and peaceable, and the other is evil and angry. The two wolves are in constant battle with one another, since neither is powerful enough to destroy the other. The young man asks the elder “But if they are of equal power, which wolf will win?” And the elder replies, “The one you feed the most.”

As good as this story goes, that is man’s wisdom.  God has a better version. Paul in Romans 7 describes the same struggle he has in his heart, the fight between our spirit and our flesh.  Then in Roamns 8:1 Paul gives us the biblical approach to the problem:

There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

In Matthew 22, Jesus was asked with this question “What is the great commandment in the law?”  Our Lord answered:

Matt 22:37  Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

Matt 22:38 This is the first and great commandment.

Matt 22:39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

Matt 22:40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

I believe that if we can follow these 2 simple principles that Jesus laid out for us, we can have true happiness all the days of our lives.  Money, power, stuff and good health can indeed give us some happiness for a short while.  But loving God and loving people around us will give us real joyfulness in eternity.  Let us pray.

Calgary – Naked Swim Day Offered At Public Pool And CHILDREN Are Encouraged To Come

According Dailywire, a Calgary based nudist group has rented out a public swimming pool, with government staff supervising, for a “nudist experience” where children under 18 are encouraged to show up.  Of course, the children would expect to be naked, surrounded by other naked strangers.

I have no issue with a group of adult nudists gathering privately at their home or sun bathing on a private beach, engaging in whatever sinful conducts they can imagine.  That is their rights and freedom.  However, I strongly oppose to a nudist event in a public setting AND allowing minors to participate.  This is a perfect enviornment for sexual abuse and pedophilia preying on vulnerable children.

I believe any caring parent would not allow their naked children to be exposed to a group of strangers, let along swimming and “playing” together.  If I am in a changing room with my young boys, I would make sure they get changed as fast as they can and get out of sight of other men.

Since homosexual marriage was legalized in Canada, we have seen rapid downfall on society.  Bills that aim to silence any opposing voice to the LGBT movement have been passed with ease.  Public school officials have make sure that our children will never be comfortable with their natural sexual orientation.

Legalizing pedophilia, beastality and cannibalism would one day be the headlines.  Do not be surprise my dear readers.  Things will keep getting worse unless the country repents and begs for God’s mercy and the move of the Holy Spirit, led by prayers and fasting from real Christians.  We are like Sodom and Gomorrah and will one day be destroyed by God’s judgment and wrath.  The cry of innocent blood of millions from aborted babies has reached the ear of God the Father.

Christians, keeping praying and let our voice be heard.

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A reflection of year 2017

2017 will be history soon as the people around the world welcome 2018 in a week or so.

As I reflect on 2017 there are many incidents, trends and signs that alarmed(and still alarming) me:

Conflict in Syria
The war-torn country of Syria has been a chessboard for foreign powers such as America, Russia, China, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Iran. Middle East is the powder keg for regional war because of historical, religious and economical reasons. Regional war can easily morph into global war.
Nuclear crisis in North Korea
The continuous missile testings from North Korea have occupied the mainstream headlines for the latter part of this year.  What worries me is the attitude of Communist China.  China has been preparing their troops for a possible war with US, should Trump ordered a preemptive strike against North Korea.  If war erupts between US and North Korea, China might seize the opportunity to invade Taiwan and impose further military dominance in South China sea.  Should a nuclear device being denoted in North America or North Korea, the fallout of nuclear disaster would be the nightmare of several generations.
Rise and fall of Cryptocurrencies
I recently learned that the idea of cryptocurrency such as “Bitcoin” was discussed as early as 1997 by NSA.  Please Read:
Evidence points to Bitcoin being an NSA-engineered psyop to roll out one-world digital currency
What an eye opener!  As much as I admire the idea of blockchain technology that could potentially free us from the over-reaching of central bankers and governments, it could be the tool that would enslave humanity in the coming anti-Christ beast system.  As of this writing, Bitcoin has dropped from its peak of close to $20,000 to $14,000.  Other alt-coins share extremely similar price pattern with Bitcoin.  Ultimately, as I have warned on this site, cryptocurrency is a highly risky business and one has to be prepared to lose all his investment, much like playing with options and futures.
I have read reports that people are taking out mortgage loans and maxing out their credit cards to  buy cryptocurrencies.  To me, this is a sign that the crypto market could collapse soon.
Discrimination against Christian in Western countries
Christians in the western countries have been routinely discriminated and demonized by mainstream media, liberal governments and LGBT communities.  Christians are criticized for opposing legalization of abortion and same-sex marriage through avenues of peaceful protest, prayers and expressing personal views on personal web channels.  Yet, all over the world Muslims terrorists have been expressing their religious beliefs by smashing into crowds or chopping heads off the innocents while yelling “allah akbar”.
 Strangely, no media or LGBT communities dare to impose the charge of “hate crime” onto these Muslims terrorists.
Canada, under the leadership of  LGBT-Muslim-friendly Trudeau and Ontario, under the leadership of lesbian Wayne, have been waging war against Christians since the Liberal government took power.  From passing Bill C-279, Bill 28, Bill 89, the lawmakers have stripped away traditional parental rights and religious freedom while forcing the acceptance of gender ideology and socialism onto the general population.
Canada is definitely NOT a Christian nation because the government is starting to marginalize Christian ministries and churches to practice their faith.  For example:

I expect the persecution will intensify in year 2018 and I pray that our Christian readers keep on praying and stand strong in their faith.  Our Lord is coming back soon!

Widespread use of AI, virtual reality and robots
The Fourth Industrial Revolution is on the door stop.  In fact, we are in its initial stage.  The rapid adoption of “artificial intelligence, robotics, the Internet of Things, autonomous vehicles, 3D printing, quantum computing and nanotechnology” across all aspects of businesses will undoubtedly revolutionize our daily lives, again.
My wife is a critic of the previous 3 industrial revolutions.  She believes that factories, mass production and digitization of data are a curse to humankind rather than blessing.  Truth to be told, she is right on the money.
We read that greedy entrepreneurs lure farmers to work in factories and live in cities with poor conditions.  We read that workers in mass production facilities earn meager wages with long hours.  We read that people today are engulfed in texting, entertainment, electronics and consumerism.  People gladly give up their liberty and privacy in exchange for convenience.
We have lost the essential life skills that our great-grandparents/grandparents once possessed.  Instead, we rely heavily on huge corporations and governments – the “grid”.  As a result, the governments and international corporations keep expanding their realm of influence and ubiquitous surveillance on our lives.
Do we really have more “time” for ourselves, our families and others while being surrounded by these high-tech, “smart” gadgets?
As AI machines become smarter and eventually outsmart humans, nobody can predict what a supercomputer would do.  It only takes 4 hours for an AI machine to learn chess from scratch to beat a world class chessmaster.  We are creating a monster that we cannot control.
The automation of production using robots will put millions of people out of work.  Although the idea of universal basic income for everyone sounds like a good idea, it will utterly destroy the society.  People without meaningful work will be depressed and become desperate.  It is work that gives us value, dignity and satisfaction.
People are already addicted to the cyber world where one can hide or disguise his identity.  Fake news are also prevalent and easily fabricated on the internet with spiral effect.  Now comes virtual reality.  I am afraid that people can no longer distinguish what is real and what is not.  Remember the mayhem that pokemon go  brought to us last year?  Young people are especially susceptible to this highly stimulating technology.
I am worried that people will totally lose their common sense and the ability to distinguish between right and wrong (which most people are already lack of).
Earthquakes, volcanoes and mini ice age
Volcanoes eruption and high magnitude earthquakes have increased rapidly for the past decade.  Many scientists warn that the “Big one” is looming.
It seems that from historical record that the earth has a cooling and heating cycle.  According to John Casey, authors of book Cold Sun and Dark Winter, the sun has a cycle of 206 years and the temperatures will bottom out in around 2030.  In other words, we are approaching a mini ice age.  Crops will fail, winter will be colder than usual with heavy snowfall while summer will be short and cool.  There will be mass migration to warmer regions around the equator.  A quick interesting reading can be found here.
The earth condition is worsening.  Climate changes, natural and man-made disasters will intensify.  Prepare, prepare and prepare.
Most importantly, prepare your heart to accept and walk with Jesus Christ because His word has told us these things will happen (read Matthew Chapter 24).  Christians, be not dismay because this is our final tests of our faithfulness toward our God!
The best part of the story?  God wins and we are partakers of the victory.  Despite of all the alarming signs, the coming challenges present a great opportunity for soul winning.  As societies fall apart because of wars, famines, earthquakes and pestilence, people will seek answers and comfort.  The Bible has ALL the answers.
Even so, come quickly Lord Jesus.

Teachers Learn New Alphabet – LGGBBDTTTIQQAAPP

Do you know what “LGGBBDTTTIQQAAPP” is?  Well, your children in Ontario will soon learn that from their public school teachers.  To me, gender is very simple:  Male or Female.  Why do we have to make things so complicated?  Because we are born sinners and love to defy God.

I pray for our children and our children’s children in the future society that they will live in.  I pray for Canada to repent and the Holy Spirit would grant us revival in His power.  From history, we know that any nation that defies God eventually dwindled into chaos and perpetual destruction.  Canada is no exception.

Taken from TruNews :

Teachers Learn New AlphabetA flyer promoting “LGGBBDTTTIQQAAPP Inclusiveness Training” was posted in an Ontario school by the local teachers’ union chapter. It suggests up to half of the public is “secretly LGBT.”

Elementary school teachers in Witby, Ontario, were recently asked to take part in “inclusiveness training” to teach them how to deal with LGGBDTTTIQQAAPP peers and students.

The new acronym is the politically correct Canadian “all inclusive” version of LGBTQ. The various letters stand for:

  • Lesbian
  • Gay
  • Genderqueer—“a person who does not subscribe to conventional gender distinctions but identifies with neither, both, or a combination of male and female genders.”
  • Bisexual
  • Demisexual—“a person who does not experience sexual attraction unless they form a strong emotional connection with someone.”
  • Transgender
  • Transsexual
  • Twospirit—“a hermaphrodite, a person who has both male and female sexual organs or other sexual characteristics.”
  • Intersex—“a person who is born with a sexual anatomy that does not conform to either sex.”
  • Queer
  • Questioning—“a person who is unsure of his or her sexuality.”
  • Asexual—“a person who has no sexual feelings or desires.”
  • Allies—also referred to as “straight allies,” people who are heterosexual, but are LGBTQ activists.
  • Pansexual—“a person who is not limited in sexual choice with regard to biological sex, gender, or gender identity.”
  • Polyamorous—“a person who desires intimate relationships with more than one other person, openly, with the knowledge of all involved.”

The training program was offered by the local Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario chapter, the local teachers’ union. According to a flyer announcing the training session, the goal was to “become more familiar with current language, sensitive to current issues, and to share best practices in supporting our LGGBDTTTIQQAAPP peers and students.”

It continues:

Fewer than 1 percent of EFTO members are open with their identities, though some surveys suggest as much as half of the public secretly identifies as LGBT to some extent. If we want students to succeed, if we want to reduce staff anxiety and stress, we need to create a much more welcoming and accepting environment.

University of Ontario Institute of Technology criminology professor Barbara Perry conducted the training. According to her university biography, she has written “extensively” in the area of hate crime, with her recent focuses on “Islamophobia” and “LGBTQ hate crimes.”

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New Godhead – Artificial Intelligence

The first lie recorded in the Bible was when Satan disguised as the serpent in the Garden of Eden and seduced Eve to eat the forbidden fruit:  “…ye shall be as gods...”  Since the fall of mankind, numerous people had tried to attain eternal life through black magic, witchcraft, herbs, martial arts and now technology.

Let’s face it, no body wants to die.  The explosive breakthrough of modern technology now appears to provide us a way to reach the state of transcendence (god-like).  Once again, Satan is tempting mankind to “be as gods” apart from the promise and salvation of Jesus Christ, the only One True God.

I read the following post a couple days ago and it truly alarms me that Satan is pushing the AI agenda aggressively. Guess who would be the new “Godhead”?  Satan.

(taken from Silicon Valley Exec Has Created A New Religion That Will Worship A ‘Godhead’ Based On Artificial Intelligence  by Michael Snyder)

I know that the headline sounds absolutely crazy, but this is actually a true story.  A Silicon Valley executive named Anthony Levandowski has already filed paperwork with the IRS for the nonprofit corporation that is going to run this new religion.  Officially, this new faith will be known as “Way Of The Future”, and you can visit the official website right here.  Of course nutjobs are creating “new religions” all the time, but in this case Levandowski is a very highly respected tech executive, and his new religion is even getting coverage from Wired magazine

The new religion of artificial intelligence is called Way of the Future. It represents an unlikely next act for the Silicon Valley robotics wunderkind at the center of a high-stakes legal battle between Uber and Waymo, Alphabet’s autonomous-vehicle company. Papers filed with the Internal Revenue Service in May name Levandowski as the leader (or “Dean”) of the new religion, as well as CEO of the nonprofit corporation formed to run it.

So what will adherents of this new faith actually believe?

To me, it sounds like a weird mix of atheism and radical transhumanism.  The following comes from Way of the Future’s official website

We believe in science (the universe came into existence 13.7 billion years ago and if you can’t re-create/test something it doesn’t exist). There is no such thing as “supernatural” powers. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.

We believe in progress (once you have a working version of something, you can improve on it and keep making it better). Change is good, even if a bit scary sometimes. When we see something better, we just change to that. The bigger the change the bigger the justification needed.

We believe the creation of “super intelligence” is inevitable (mainly because after we re-create it, we will be able to tune it, manufacture it and scale it). We don’t think that there are ways to actually stop this from happening (nor should we want to) and that this feeling of we must stop this is rooted in 21st century anthropomorphism (similar to humans thinking the sun rotated around the earth in the “not so distant” past).

But even though Way of the Future does not embrace the “supernatural”, they do believe in a “God”.

In this new religion, the worship of a “Godhead” that will be created using artificial intelligence will be actively encouraged

The documents state that WOTF’s activities will focus on “the realization, acceptance, and worship of a Godhead based on Artificial Intelligence (AI) developed through computer hardware and software.” That includes funding research to help create the divine AI itself. The religion will seek to build working relationships with AI industry leaders and create a membership through community outreach, initially targeting AI professionals and “laypersons who are interested in the worship of a Godhead based on AI.” The filings also say that the church “plans to conduct workshops and educational programs throughout the San Francisco/Bay Area beginning this year.”

So how “powerful” will this newly created “God” actually be?

Well, Levandowski says that he envisions creating an artificially intelligent being that will literally be “a billion times smarter than the smartest human”

“What is going to be created will effectively be a god,” he said. “It’s not a god in the sense that it makes lightning or causes hurricanes. But if there is something a billion times smarter than the smartest human, what else are you going to call it?”

He added, “I would love for the machine to see us as its beloved elders that it respects and takes care of. We would want this intelligence to say, ‘Humans should still have rights, even though I’m in charge.’”

But what if this “super-intelligence” gets outside of our control and turns on us?

What then?

I am not sure that Levandowski has an answer for that.

Other transhumanists also believe that artificial intelligence will grow at an exponential rate, but instead of AI ruling over us, they see a coming merger between humanity and this new super intelligence.  In fact, world famous transhumanist Ray Kurzeil believes that this will enable us to “become essentially god-like in our powers”

Kurzweil and his followers believe that a crucial turning point will be reached around the year 2030, when information technology achieves ‘genuine’ intelligence, at the same time as biotechnology enables a seamless union between us and this super-smart new technological environment. Ultimately the human-machine mind will become free to roam a universe of its own creation, uploading itself at will on to a “suitably powerful computational substrate”. We will become essentially god-like in our powers.

And prominent transhumanist Mark Pesce takes things even further.  He in absolutely convinced that rapidly advancing technology will allow ordinary humans “to become as gods”

“Men die, planets die, even stars die. We know all this. Because we know it, we seek something more—a transcendence of transience, translation to incorruptible form. An escape if you will, a stop to the wheel. We seek, therefore, to bless ourselves with perfect knowledge and perfect will; To become as gods, take the universe in hand, and transform it in our image—for our own delight. As it is on Earth, so it shall be in the heavens. The inevitable result of incredible improbability, the arrow of evolution is lipping us into the transhuman – an apotheosis to reason, salvation – attained by good works.”

Throughout human history, there has always been a desire to create our own gods or to become our own gods.

But no matter how hard these transhumanists try to run from death, it will eventually find them anyway, and at that point all of their questions about who God really is will be answered once and for all.

Alarms are ringing, can you hear them?

Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Son of man, speak to the children of thy people, and say unto them, When I bring the sword upon a land, if the people of the land take a man of their coasts, and set him for their watchman: If when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people; Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head. He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; his blood shall be upon him. But he that taketh warning shall deliver his soul. But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman’s hand.

(Ezekiel 33 1:6)

We know that in the Old Testament the Israelites used shofar to ready the troops for battle or as a warning sound that enemies were approaching.  Our Father in Heaven, being a merciful and gracious God, always give His children ample warnings about what will happen to an individual person, a nation and the whole world.

With the tension between America and North Korean, a nuclear war confrontation is on the horizon.  One cannot predict what the next step the lunatic leader Kim Jong Un would take in any situation.  But I pray that God will take him out and save the Christians from his evil regime where persecution of Christians are most severe in the world.

On August 11, Rick Wiles from Trunews shared several eerie stories of alarms going off and people seeing dead birds.   Rick and his friend encountered similar incidents on August 11, 2001, 1 month before 9/11 terrorist attack.  On August 14 and 15 programs, Rick shared stories from listeners of the radio podcast where people had same experience with alarms and dead birds.  Is this superstitious?

I don’t think so.  God does warn His beloved children and the unbelievers what will happen so that more people will repent and believe on Jesus Christ.  I am a firm believer that Christians WILL GO THROUGH TRIBULATION (but not God’s wrath) without being first raptured.  We will be facing the mark of the beast and will be martyred.  I just pray that everyone in my household and your household that we will keep our faith and courage until the end.

I urge that you listen to August 11,14, 15 programs.  It might change your life:  Listen  here

Something big might happen again on September 11, 2017.  It could be a localized nuclear attack or EMP blast.  It could be planes crashing (dead birds?).  Be prepared spiritually and physically.

Is Artificial Intelligence Replacing Humans?

Artificial intelligence has been around for a long time.  I remembered watching some robots movies when I was a child but those robots were clunky and not “smart” at all.  Recently, however, AI is one of the hottest topics in the technology world and many companies have started to invest and implement AI technology in their business model.

It is no doubt that AI can greatly improve production efficiency and alleviate us from mundane tasks.  AI can process large amount of data quickly and accurately.  Robots can fight wars, clean our houses, play with our children, grow food….the utopia world pictured in science fictions where everything are run by computers could become reality in the near future.

But if AI is doing everything, where does that put humans?  Why does this world need any human being at all if the computers are smarter and more efficient than us?

AI/robots are gradually replacing humans:

  1. Amazon warehouse
  2. Driverless tractors
  3. Autonomous vehicles could lead to banning human motorists
  4. AI processing insurance claims, eliminating jobs
  5. Factory workers replaced by robots

It just makes sense.  A robot does not sleep and eat.  A robot does not strike and requests pay raise.  A robot will (supposedly) follow your orders to the last dot without questions.  A robot can easily outperform a human worker in any measures.  If I am a business owner, I would seriously consider “employing” a cheap robot rather than dealing with an “emotional” human worker.  All the cost savings in labor, pensions, benefits will drive my company stock to the sky!

Nevertheless, if people are unemployed, who is going to buy the products produced by the robots?  How can one prepare for the onslaught of AI and the ever-expanding influence and power of the “Frightful Five”?

I don’t have any answer but can only rely on Almighty God for His divine guidance.

Trunews sent a team to London last week for a technology conference and I have learned so much from it.  Click the following click and listen to the streamcast with title “London Tech Week”:

London Tech Week

Canada’s WAR On Christians

Can you believe that in the supposedly free country of Canada Bible verses are banned?

I just learned about this very alarming and disturbing news yesterday:

Holy Bible CENSORED, And Biblical Beliefs CRIMINALIZED

When it comes to “hate crime”, the guilty person is always the Christian who follows the Bible and wants to express their faith.  As a Christian, I respect another person’s lifestyle and religion, but I also believe in the freedom to engage in rational discourse with a LGBT person or Muslim without fear of persecution.

Jesus said in John 15:18-19

 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.

 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.

Brothers and sisters in Christ, we will be hated in the world because we bear the truth and light.  The people living in darkness and evilness in this world will hate us because we expose their iniquities by the Word of God.  That’s why the Bible is being censored

Christian parents, if you still think the public school that your children attend is good, you better wake up.  Not only does the public school system perform poorly in academics, it has been blatantly imposing anti-God, anti-Bible and anti-Jesus messages on the students since inception.  Now with laws such as Bill C-16 and Bill 89, they have the power to censor the Bible.

I have said this many times before, free public education originated from Karl Marx’s The Ten Planks of the Communist Manifesto.  The purpose of the system is to produce docile and obedient labor force in the society, who would never question government policies and willingly “share” their properties with others.  If you still think we are living in a free country, think otherwise.

But we can fight back.

Take your children out of the public school system and start home educating them while we still can.  Money will NOT be an issue when you step out in faith. There are so many resources on the Internet and in local communities when it comes to homeschooling.  Really, there is no excuse.

Do you really need 2 cars and the yearly Caribbean vacation?  Do you really need those expensive toys in your garage?  Do you really need all the high-tech gadgets around your home?  Is your high paying career more important than the souls of your children?

Since day one, we have been living on a single income and we have 10 people in the house.  I have met many large homeschooling families (6+ children) that depend on the father’s income.  It can be done.  God is faithful!

If there is a will, there is a way.”

Father’s Day

Father’s Day is approaching. I am a father of 8 children, but sometimes I feel like I am entirely unqualified to be called a “father”.  Sure, I go to work, put food on the table, cut the grass, build thing around the house, fix leaky toilet, replace burnt electrical outlets, build a new addition, fix the tractor, etc….  However, those are simply earthly responsibilities that every father should do.

Because we are so busy in these modern days, we hardly have quantity time with our wives and children.  Children grow up so fast and they need our attention and encouragement as well, day by day.  I recently received an email from NCFIC:

Now through Father’s Day we’re offering 50% off our products on fatherhood, We will also include a free copy of Husbands Love Your Wives with each order.
 
Here are the products that are on sale:
 
Building a God-Centered Family is one of our premier books to help fathers to lead their families to the true worship of God. In this book, Mathew Henry explains the importance of making your families as “little churches”. I encourage every father to read this book as it will be a tremendous help in leading your family.
 
It Can Be Done was a book that my wife found and brought to me one day to encourage me. She read me the first poem and I was hooked. It is full of inspiring poems and will lift your spirits. It is a perfect book to give to a father. My favorite poem in the book is, “It Couldn’t be Done.” After that, you won’t be want to stop!
 
The sets, A New Kind of Father and Fatherhood, are each a compilation of messages that I’ve around the country at our fatherhood conferences. They are expositional messages on different fathers in the bible focusing how we can follow in their footsteps and avoid their mistakes.

I then find out that the links to the resources can be downloaded for FREE.  I haven’t read or listened to any of these but NCFIC always provide solid Biblical teaching materials.

On a similar subject of fatherhood, how do we as Christian parents build a godly heritage for the next generation?  Many years ago I visited a predominantly Mennonite church called Charity Christian Fellowship in Pennsylvania.  There I met the late pastor Denny Kenaston and he was a great preacher.  I learned about and listened to his well-know series “The Godly Home” on CDs.

Before he passed away several years ago, I believe his church recorded a new series of “The Godly Home” on video and subsequently uploaded to  YouTube.  You can find the series here.

I highly recommend you to go through the entire series if you are serious about being a Christian parent that God intends you to be.  You will learn a tremendous amount of Scriptural teaching on parenting and child education.