The Bible is silent on the topic of the metaverse, but it does have certain hints which inform us about the metaverse and its activities. In this blog, we will discuss what the Bible says about the metaverse and what it means overall.
The Bible contains several allusions to realms and worlds beyond our own. In the book of Genesis, God creates the universe and everything in it, including our world and the spiritual realm. Let’s find some hints from the different verses of the Bible about metaverse.
What Does The Bible Say About Metaverse?
The majority of Christians think the Bible is a book that provides all the fundamental guidelines we require for living on Earth. a book that teaches and demonstrates how to live in a way that pleases their Creator. Metaverse is simply the combination of two basic words, “meta” and “verse”. Let’s look at some biblical passages that provide us with insight into the Metaverse.
Hebrew 10:25 About Metaverse
“And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage and warn each other, especially now that the day of his coming back again is drawing nearer… (NLT)”
Keep in mind that some relationships began their interactions online before meeting in person, but in the metaverse, there may be no such thing as a physical meeting. Before you realize it, you will start to avoid certain people in real life you believe to be in the church and start hanging out with cool buddies. Eventually, you start to lose interest in eternity and morality.
Timothy 3:2a About Metaverse
“As the end approaches, people are going to be self-absorbed…( MSB)”
“For people will be lovers of self [narcissistic, self-focused]… (AMP)”
The goal of the metaverse is to bring individuals together in previously unheard-of ways. It’s also said to provide a ton of growth opportunities. However, if the internet was developed to connect people worldwide, but you still feel alone in the room because nobody is interacting with one another and everyone is engrossed in their electronic devices, what chance does the metaverse have to fill the void?
Additionally, users would start to forget about reality here and long to be lost there permanently because the metaverse tends to make the outside world seem so genuine to them. How would you know that this new buddy you’ve made is not a robber, an aggressor, or a fake personality of who he or she claims to be when you meet them in the metaverse and see their avatars as digital representations of them?
Daniel 12:4b About Metaverse
“Many will rush here and there and knowledge will increase… (NLT)”
The metaverse is not a real environment, it is a simulated digital environment. The avatar represents you in the virtual world and does what you would do, goes where you would go, and connects with your friends just like you would do in the real world.
Now keep in mind that man is a triune being. He possesses a soul, body, and spirit. One idea that man is working to establish is this. Given that we have robots that resemble people in every way, the only distinction is that robots are made of machines, whereas people are made in the image and likeness of God. In this notion, the metaverse is also made so that people might live beyond it and exercise their creativity.
Romans 12:16 About Metaverse
“Live in harmony with each other. Don’t try to act important, but enjoy the company of ordinary people. (NLT)”
“And live in harmony with one another; do not be haughty(snobbish, high-minded, exclusive) (AMP)”
Do you realize that not everybody will be able to participate in the metaverse? The VR and AR gear needed to fully immerse consumers in this virtual world won’t be affordable for everyone. What will happen to those who don’t, then? Will this lead to social problems and exclusion? You would only be interested in, desire to socialize with and treat individuals outside of your class as social outcasts if they weren’t in it.
Isaiah 44:20 About Metaverse
“This lover of emptiness, of nothing, is so out of touch with reality, so far gone, that he can’t even look at what he’s doing… (MSB)”
Do we believe the metaverse is entirely negative? Of course not, yet God delights in our interaction with all that He has created. It’s easy to become attracted and swept up in that world, which isn’t real but is depicted as the next stage of communication. If you aren’t grounded, sensitive, and perceptive enough, it could be harmful to your soul.
What if an avatar of Jesus Christ appeared and died in your place? To spend eternity in a glorified version of his own physical body, he came in the form of a physical man to die for a physical man.
Hebrew 11:1a & 3 About Metaverse
“What is faith? It is the confident assurance that what we hope for is going to happen…(NLT)”
“By faith, we understand that the entire universe was formed at God’s command, that what we now see didn’t come from anything that can be seen…(NLT)”
The man then resolves to make a man’s wildest fantasies come true by giving him whatever he desires. You recall that the foundation of things sought for is faith. The metaverse has now made the things you hoped for available to you. The main message is to “go for it now, don’t hope again”.
In that virtual environment, you can interact with a celebrity you’ve always admired, which may even make you lust after them more because your avatar will see the celebrity’s avatar and you’ll act as though you’re together there rather than in the real world.
Since entities that cannot be seen created the world, man has chosen to make things that exist only in your vision real so you can control them and stop wishing they did. Otherwise, we might not notice any decline in anarchy.
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