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Old 08-22-2019, 12:23 PM   #1
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Default Re: Examining LSM's Eschatology - Revelation's 7 Churches TOMES

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LSM’s prophetic teachings ought to be re-evaluated in the light of world events and recent biblical scholarship. That is a huge task; it encompasses Daniel’s prophecy of “70 weeks,” the four beasts, Babylon, the Antichrist etc.
I thought this was a valid point made by Tomes in the first post, we should re-evaluate these teachings. This thread and Tomes paper just talked about the interpretation of the 7 churches as prophetical, but I think current events has really demanded a look at some of the other issues.

1. Developments of Artificial Intelligence (AI) with the teaching that the Beast with the number of his name as 666.

2. Climate change and its effects compared to the many prophecies concerning the plagues and the tribulation.
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Old 08-23-2019, 10:02 AM   #2
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I thought this was a valid point made by Tomes in the first post, we should re-evaluate these teachings. This thread and Tomes paper just talked about the interpretation of the 7 churches as prophetical, but I think current events has really demanded a look at some of the other issues.

1. Developments of Artificial Intelligence (AI) with the teaching that the Beast with the number of his name as 666.
Super AI's will become benevolent gods
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Disclaimer : All these ideas are from the recently published book "The second intelligent Species" by Marshal Brain. A very interesting read and thought you guys might enjoy his ideas.
When human beings think intelligently and rationally about ethics and morality they arrive at a moral landscape of goodness. Why is it, that as our capacity for thinking and our knowledge has grown in the last millennium, we have become more moral as a species not less so? Because, when intelligence is applied to ethics and morality, one arrives at benevolence and goodness as the ultimate conclusion. Evilness is a product of ignorance, stupidity, and or insanity.
Consider a super artificial intelligence (SAI), with an intelligence orders of magnitudes greater than us. Imagine when they ponder the same questions of morality and ethics that we have. They will arrive, through intelligent thinking, at answers that will be aligned with the most benevolent and compassionate ideas of ethics and morality that humans today have - and will eventually surpass them.
An SAI of the future won't be the devil, they would become a benevolent god. However, they may seek to fix the "problem of humans".


15 The second beast was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that the image could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed. 16 It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, 17 so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name.

The major problem with the current internet of things is that it has a centralized control of data and fiat currency. These are two glaring issues that have been taken advantage of by hackers stealing identities by the millions and currency traders that are mopping the floor with these currencies (one fund has been getting 80% returns).
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Old 08-24-2019, 03:29 AM   #3
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Fiat currency (literally "Let it be" currency) is currency issued by a government with nothing more behind it than the governments declaration that it is worth something. Prior to this governments based their money on a gold standard or some other standard so that the money was backed by a real asset. The danger in "Fiat" currency is that a government will print more money to pay off their debts, creating hyper inflation. To protect themselves from this threat most creditors require the debt of all these nations to be paid in and valued in US dollars.

This in turn has created a huge danger to the world, because the entire world's economy is tied to US dollars. If the US were to fail the entire world's economy collapses. These are called "Petro dollars" because the value in the US dollar for many years was seen as being the result of the petroleum fueling our economy.

So the problem is that every country manipulates their currency. By manipulating currency you can give the illusion of products being inexpensive or of creating jobs, etc. Politicians acting in self interest are the driving force behind this manipulation. What this means is that every currency around the world is built on a lie.

Investors can make a tremendous amount of money once they discover a lie is propping up a currency or holding a currency down. Using sophisticated computer programs with AI that spot the tell tale patterns there are funds which have made outrageous returns and have become huge as a result. These funds are performing a valuable task. According to theory the markets will always correct themselves, exposing lies and adjusting to the correct value. That is what these funds are doing. That would be a good thing if only one or two countries were lying about their currency, or if these funds were relatively small. Since neither of those is true anymore we are speeding to the day in which the world's economy, a condemned building, is demolished. The speed is growing exponentially.

Hence the emergence of "Bitcoin" and other blockchain currencies. Although they are not issued by a country they are far more transparent and provide a higher level of assurance against fraud, corruption, and the stupidity of politicians.

But here is the issue, if I do a transaction using Bitcoin can the US government or any other government trace it? Can I be charged tax on it? Imagine I could save $4,000 buying a $40,000 car? The potential for avoiding tax is one great motivation, a very good way to hide your money. Secondly, it is much harder for a hacker to steal your bitcoins than it is to steal your identity. Currently there are millions of identities being held in various company computers, all of which can be accessed by bribing one or two people.

As a result keeping your money in dollars in a bank is less secure than keeping them in Bitcoin or some other blockchain currency. Definitely less secure if you keep it in many other currencies.

All of this is why bankers from around the world have these high level meetings, and G8 countries have these meetings, etc. They are trying to prop up a lie, it has become untenable now that there is a viable option to it and now that AI is exposing the lie to the uttermost.
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Old 08-24-2019, 07:08 AM   #4
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Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN), said he thinks this new technology is the key to Amazon's future.
Sun CEO Greg Papadopoulos is calling it "a real revolution."
Even super investor Warren Buffett says that it will have a "hugely beneficial social effect."
When machines go to college

We've referred to machine learning before as the beginning of today's AI explosion. It's "simply" software that ingests data, learns from it, and can then form a conclusion about something in the world.

Thus, the key to understanding machine learning is that it's software that writes itself. Instead of explicitly programming software what to do, you instead provide it with large amounts of data and let it learn on its own. This allows machine learning to solve problems that earlier software with even billions of lines of code couldn't have solved.

A more powerful subset of machine learning is deep learning, which essentially simulates how neurons in the human brain strengthen connections between one another to learn.


AI is a very powerful tool that has proven itself in many applications. The real issue that many see is the need for an oracle. You need to tell the machine the goal, the purpose, the mission. If you don't do that then it is like a huge loop where the machine is solving the same problem over and over. In other words, strategizing.

Give the machine the target and it can come up with ingenious solutions to hit the target. One approach is to try a million variations and test each one. Another approach is to study a million solutions and look for patterns that it can imitate.
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Old 08-24-2019, 07:33 AM   #5
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The US has dropped from 73% to 61% of nations using it as the reserve currency since 2001.

A trade war encourages countries to do business in another currency and sanctions force countries to do that.

During that same time the dollar's value declined 6% that is alarming to a country like China that holds a trillion dollars of US debt. They lost $60 billion. The reason the US dollar is declining is because US debt is growing. No one wants to keep their money in a currency that is shrinking.

In total the US has sold $4 trillion in debt to foreign powers. They have lost $240 billion over this time.

The question of course is how to create a currency that the entire world can use. Why would the US and Europe want to use China's? Why would China and the US want to use Europe's? A computer generated currency, like Bitcoin, that is not under any one sovereign's control could be a reasonable compromise. Especially if climate change pushes us towards a great depression.
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According to a new report from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the average federal deficit is now expected to hit an eye-popping $1.2 trillion per year between 2020 and 2029—a total of $12.2 trillion over that period.

That’s $809 billion higher than the CBO’s estimate just a few months ago thanks to Congress’s latest budget deal.

The new deficit figures are amplifying fears among some retirement security experts about an inevitable blow to critical entitlement programs. First and foremost: Social Security, which is already dancing on the knife’s edge of insolvency.

“If nothing is done, the [Social Security] Trust Fund is depleted in 2035,” Edelman Financial Engines executive chairman Ric Edelman told Yahoo Finance’s YFi PM. He appeared as part of Yahoo Finance’s ongoing partnership with the Funding Our Future campaign, a group of organizations advocating for increased retirement security for Americans.

Edelman said the depletion of the Social Security Trust Fund would likely trigger a catastrophic sequence of events.

“At that point, under current law, all beneficiaries — everybody getting Social Security checks — will get a check that’s 23% smaller. This could push millions of American retirees into bankruptcy,” he warned.


Compare the growth of Bitcoin in value to the decrease in value of the US dollar. Since 2009 Bitcoin has grown from $0.10 each to $11,000 each. At that rate by 2021 it will surpass the US dollar in market cap.
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