With the recent deaths of 346 souls in 2 Boeing 737 Max 8 air planes between October 2018 and March 2019, it is time to make the world see the evil that artificial intelligence can cause in technology if not controlled properly. And by control, I mean, by subjecting it to Faith Intelligence and Intelligent Faith.
What is Artificial Intelligence (Ai)?
Artificial intelligence (AI) is an area of computer science that emphasizes the creation of intelligent machines that work and react like humans. Some of the activities computers with artificial intelligence are designed for include: Speech recognition. Learning. Self regulating.
Widely touted as the next phase in human growth along the lines of the Industrial Revolution, Ai is both feared and, oddly enough, revered at the same time. When, in actual fact, neither position is accurate.
What is Faith Intelligence (Fi)?
Faith Intelligence is the practical usage of the knowledge, insight, understanding that is quickened by hearing God. Scripture says, faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. This is not a religious doctrine, as men have used faith to mean complacency of some sort, but a direct connection to the mind of God concerning all things. There is an active environment and a spiritual ecosystem that hearing God creates around a person, that drives them into the unknown and into those things which only hope can bring. It is called Faith.
This proponent for Faith Intelligence is not in any way trying to undermine the positive things Artificial Intelligence is capable of when in the hands of the right people, but affirming that Artificial Intelligence must be subjected to the leading of the Spirit of God by the hearing of the Word of God.
Someone may ask, what has hearing God got to do with technology and the flying of planes? It has everything to do with it.
For example on September 28, 2018, at the same time a powerful earthquake struck Indonesia, one plane managed to miraculously take off from Palu airport, just escaping the destruction. The Captain Ricoseta Mafella, an Indonesian pilot, testifies that his relationship with God helped him hear divine instructions that saved him and the 148 passengers. Pilot Ricoseta Mafella, a devout Christian, tells CBN News he usually just hums worship songs during his flights, but moments before the earthquake and tsunami hit Indonesia last month, he felt the urge to sing aloud. He says, “God seemed like He was saying, ‘Hey just praise me and worship me.'” Capt. Mafella says he saw nothing unusual as he approached Palu that day other than strong winds that prompted a split decision to circle before landing. That delayed his landing by nine minutes.
Then, as passengers departed and Mafella prepared for his next flight, he says he heard the voice again instructing him, “Be quick, get out of this place. Depart early.”
Capt. Mafella wondered if it was just his imagination, or if it was something else. Regardless, he obeyed what he had heard and took off three minutes earlier than the scheduled departure time. That decision literally saved lives. (Follow this link to read the entire story: https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/cwn/2018/october/miraculous-earthquake-escape-saves-148-passengers-god-is-real-i-have-seen-it)
There are other instances where when Artifcial Intelligence was subjected to Faith Intelligence, lives were saved and God glorified.
The question now is this, could the death of 159 people who died in the Ethiopian Airlines crash en route from Addis Ababa to Nairobi have been avoided if the Captain had heard God tell him not to fly the plane and had obeyed, knowing what would happen in six minutes after take off? Or if an engineer or other ground crew member had sounded an alert from the Holy Spirit not to permit the plane to take off? Or a passenger who had a sense that all was not well, a prompting nudging from God to urge the flight crew to hold off on the flight? I believe so. And by these questions, I do not ascribe any blame whatsoever to the late pilot or anyone else. But it just shows that danger can be avoided if we learn to use Faith Intelligence in our every day life.
The end of Faith Intelligence is the saving of the soul, and not necessarily the saving of the body, even though God does use it for that, on occasion. Rather, Faith Intelligence is about God, His Word, our obedience to His Word, which creates a knowledge of Him and which is eternal life. Meaning, Faith Intelligence, is more about the eternal destiny of every soul, rather than the safety of the body. And because God in His relationship with man and all His creation, does everything and says everything in hope, that is why it only those who walk by faith (hope seen and accepted) who can please Him. I believe does this so that He too as God will walk by faith. For by faith things which are seeen were made from things unseen.
Intelligent Faith (iF)
Which brings us to Intelligent Faith. Intelligent Faith is about knowing God beyond what He says to you or what He has said. It’s about knowing the details of right and wrong, having mastered – by practice – Faith Intelligence. It’s about the mastery of knowing, understanding and the wisdom that comes from hearing God (Faith Intelligence), to the point of deciphering what is truly the mind of God in the things He – God – says. It’s like Jonah knowing beforehand that God would forgive Nineveh. He heard God outrightly to go to Nineveh, but by Intelligent Faith, having mastered a practical and consistent walk with the Mind of God, also knew that God would not harm that Nation. Hebrews 5:14 But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil. Another example is that of Balaam the prophet. Numbers 22:20-22 gives a clear indication of the mastery of Faith Intelligence which creates a way for Intelligent Faith to kick in. For if the prophet Balaam had mastered Intelligent Faith, he would have known that when God eventually said that he should go with Balak’s messengers (the King of Moab wanted him to curse the people of God for him), He actually meant don’t go. For the anger of the Lord was aroused against him for going, even though it seemed that it was God that sent him.
Intelligent Faith does not pursue the saving of the body, but rather it pursues the fruition of God’s will upon the earth. The lives of Daniel, Shadrack, Meshack and Abednego more than amply illustrate this. Paul the Apostle’s life is also seasoned with dramatic examples of near death experiences which he never shrank away from again and again and again. At the beginning of Paul’s walk with the Lord, He, Jesus, said of Paul, which was captured in Acts 9:15-16 “Go, for he is a chosen vessel of Mine to bear My name before Gentiles, kings, and the children of Israel. For I will show him how many things he must suffer for My name’s sake.” Beatings, being thrown of a cliff once, being shipwrecked were all captured in the prologue to the journey that Paul chose to agree to walk out for the purpose of ‘bearing His name before Gentiles, kings, and the children of Israel’. But, the premier example of this remains, of course, Jesus Christ, “6 who being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, 7 but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.” Philippians 2:6-8 Thereby becoming the ultimate example of the mind, or posture before God, or mindset one should have. Knowing and understanding God’s will is to redeem all things back to Himself, Christ chose the ultimate sacrifice, through Intelligent Faith – so that God the Father could reconcile mankind back to Himself. Meaning that, Intelligent Faith, which is a higher degree of Faith Intelligence, in itself is not also about stopping plane crashes by taking instructions from God, but about aligning with the mind and purposes of God and that means if He wanted the crash to happen or not.
So, the purpose of Intelligent Faith is to know the heart of God, the Father, rather than just hearing His voice. For hearing His voice activates faith, but knowing His heart brings sonship, which is the ultimate reason why we are called.
It is from these perspectives that one can then review and revisit the Indonesian and Ethiopian plane crashes to, in context, try to understand what God is saying at this critical juncture in His timeline for mankind. But only if one is able to push past the mindset of cushiness that this world has sadly come to embrace. Not wanting to pay any cost, but choosing their ‘happiness’ above all things.
Consider these things (hardly the limit of what could be learnt from the crashes):
- In two accidents, nations across the world were personally impacted through the loss of loved ones, drawing much needed attention to a very serious problem which – based on various accounts – had been carefully concealed.
- The world took decisive action in grounding these aircraft, at great financial risk, making the powerful statement that human life has more value than money and profit. Something I personally believed the world had forgotten.
- A ‘leading’ global manufacturing corporation had its perspectives, fears, intentions, motives and priorities revealed before the world… and by extension, all that man has built for himself in line with these same principles have now been highlighted and called into question for those paying attention.
- The regulating authority, from what has been considered the top global economy, has also had its insides and relationships to the manufacturer laid bare before a global audience, highlighting serious issues around objectivity in regulatory issues worldwide.
- A strange and disturbing lack of outrage resounded forth in the form of an odd silence and last minute responses from Africa in the latest incident, and more profoundly from the nation that took the hardest hit in terms of lives lost.
- Technology, and most importantly, Artificial Intelligence, was pitted against man and shown to be mortally lethal.
- A voice from an African family (not that with the highest number of victims) was the first raised to stand up against the global manufacturer in the first recorded lawsuit in the latest crash.
My prayer is that deep reflection would take place, to see beyond the pain of the loss, to see what warning has been sounded from Heaven, and sounded very loudly indeed… and that suitable responses be made.