The internet, Skype, social media links, new IT and other scientific and technical developments allow man to be everywhere(omnipresent?), have instant information (omniscient?) and instant fulfillment of his wish (omnipotent?). Has man become god?
Far from it from my simplistic perspective as when
– there is an earthquake somewhere – man shudders, no matter how prepared he suffers the consequence
– there is a typhoon or hurricane – man may forecast the path and intensity but he cannot stop or limit the ravages and damage of the incident
– there is a sickness like ebola – man can diagnose but he cannot stop its spread – man cannot predict its end
– a new born child dies – man cannot bring him back to life
– a person has a broken heart – no amount of comfort can repair that heart
– he needs water in the desert – he cannot cause an instant spring to spout water
– evil spirit possesses him he is helpless to deliver himself or overpower the evil spirit
– in war he cannot predict who wins for he does not control the enemy
or even his allies and forces
– he is upset he knows he does not have everything under his control.
Psalm 8:3 When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The moon and the stars, which You have ordained; 4 What is man that You take thought of him, And the son of man that You care for him? 5 Yet You have made him a little lower than God, And You crown him with glory and majesty!…
The Lord can do what He likes and allows with man and man has no power to stall it.
Genesis 11: 6 The Lord said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. 7 Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.”
8 So the Lord scattered them from there over all the earth, and they stopped building the city. 9 That is why it was called Babel[c]—because there the Lord confused the language of the whole world. From there the Lord scattered them over the face of the whole earth.
We know the Lord will not allow any form of competition
Isaiah 14:12 “How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.
Satan wanted to be God. The Bible tells us in 2nd Corinthians 4:4 that Satan has become the “god of this world”. And Revelation 20:10 tells us that he will be eternally punished for it.
Man, beware – you are no match for God, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob who was and is and forever will be.
Acts 3 :13 “The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified His servant Jesus, the one whom you delivered and disowned in the presence of Pilate, when he had decided to release Him.
Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, All power is given to me …
John 3:35,36 The Father loves the Son, and has given all things into his hand…
John 5:22,23 For the Father judges no man, but has committed all judgment to the Son…
O proud man who thinks he is god – look and see what the Bible says the end will be:
Revelation 19:11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, King Of Kings, And Lord Of Lords.
It won’t be long when no Caliphate or man-god will exist.
Are you prepared for that day?
He is coming soon.