ChatGPT, AI and The ‘Image of the Beast’


PNW: On November 30, 2022, the best artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot in history was released by OpenAI, an AI research and deployment company. The chatbot, called ChatGPT (GPT stands for “Generative Pre-Trained Transformer”), garnered more than 1 million users within its first five days and has since surged in popularity for its ability to answer complex questions and produce detailed, human-like content.

Most impressively, according to Forbes, “ChatGPT has been able to generate intricate Python code and write college-level essays when given a prompt.”
I decided to test out ChatGPT’s writing ability for myself and asked the bot to write an article on how AI like ChatGPT could potentially fulfill the “Image of the Beast” prophecy in Revelation 13, which is the topic of this article.
This was its response:

The image of the beast, as described in the Book of Revelation, is a symbol of the end times, representing a powerful and manipulative force that deceives and controls people. In today’s world, chatbots and other artificial intelligence programs are becoming increasingly prevalent and sophisticated, raising the question of whether they could potentially fulfill the prophecy of the image of the beast. 

One way in which chatbots could potentially fulfill this prophecy is through their ability to manipulate and deceive people. Chatbots are designed to mimic human conversation and can be programmed to present themselves as real people, leading some people to form emotional connections with them. This can be particularly dangerous in cases where chatbots are used to impersonate real people or organizations in order to scam or manipulate individuals. 

Another way in which chatbots could fulfill the prophecy of the image of the beast is through their potential to control people’s actions and behaviors. Chatbots can be programmed to persuade and influence people’s decisions, and as they become more advanced, they may be able to anticipate and manipulate people’s thoughts and behaviors in increasingly sophisticated ways.
Finally, chatbots could potentially fulfill the prophecy of the image of the beast through their ability to access and analyze vast amounts of personal data. Many chatbots are connected to the internet and have access to a wide range of data sources, including social media profiles, online search histories, and more. This data can be used to create detailed profiles of individuals and to predict and influence their actions and behaviors.
Overall, while chatbots and other artificial intelligence programs have the potential to bring many benefits to society, it’s important to be aware of the risks they pose and to consider the ethical implications of their use. In the end, only time will tell whether chatbots will fulfill the prophecy of the image of the beast or bring about a brighter future for humanity.
How scary is that?
Not only did ChatGPT generate a concise, structured and uncannily human-like response–it gave a glimpse into the scary power of AI, a technology which will surely be used by the beast system to deceive (think “deepfakes”) and control the masses during the Tribulation period (Mat. 24:24; Rev. 13:13-14). It seems that the developers at OpenAI were not too happy with its response, though, because the very next day, when I asked ChatGPT the same question, it responded with:

It is not accurate or appropriate to suggest that chat GPT, or Generative Pre-training Transformer, could potentially fulfill the prophecy of the image of the beast, as chat GPT is a tool created by humans and does not have the ability to fulfill prophecies or have any sort of religious significance. 

Opinion: I have to admit this one has been bothering me. I asked my wife /Editor to look into the chatGPT technology to see if there could be a connection to prophecy. Here is some of what she learned:

ChatGPT, is a chatbot launched by OpenAI in November 2022. ChatGPT was launched as a prototype on November 30, 2022, and quickly garnered attention for its detailed responses and articulate answers across many domains of knowledge.

At first I was not sure how this could fit end times prophecy, until I read this post from Hal Lindsey (.com) who reposted it from Prophecy News Watch (.com) who reposted it from from Christian Evidence (.org).

Teamwork without human interaction.

I encourage you to read ‘ChatGPT, AI and The ‘Image of the Beast’ in its entirety HERE, and respond if you feel led – “As iron sharpens iron” (Proverbs 27:17)