Try to get your brain around this one, dear reader. It’s the latest from the creation scientists at Ken Ham’s Answers in Genesis (AIG) — described in the Cast of Characters section of our Intro page.
Their article is Biblical Reality vs. Virtual Reality. The author is someone we haven’t encountered before — Bill Jack, described as faculty advisor for something called Worldview Academy.
The article begins with an unimpressive description of virtual reality (VR) — computer games and other online activity — and contrasts that with what is labeled “experienced reality” (ER) — the world in which we actually live. AIG’s treatment of the subject is rather boring, so we’ll skip it, but then the fun begins. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:
People are incapable of creating a perfect world — even a virtually perfect reality — because our human nature is flawed. Humans tend to destroy even the most beneficial and perfect system.
Yes, yes — we’re all sinners. That’s an old story. What of it? Brace yourself, dear reader. Here comes something you were not expecting:
Biblical reality (BR), which reveals true reality (TR), recognizes this flaw in every person, and experienced reality (ER) confirms that evil plagues all people in every culture. The Bible points out that man needs someone to correct his flaws and bring him into TR.
Aaaargh!! The mind boggles! Let’s read on:
Players of VR games leave their ER to live in a virtual world of their own creation. In contrast, the Creator of TR chose to enter the real world of His own making and take on the form of one of His own creations — a man.
Imagine that, dear reader. The Creator lives in a higher reality — true reality — and he enters our dreary domain when it suits his purposes. The mind-expanding article continues:
Jesus chose to experience all the pain, suffering, and hate that we experience and even followed our experience to its ultimate conclusion — real death on behalf of sinners. Yet He defeated even that ER by returning to life. He proved He could offer everyone who trusts in Him an escape from the ER of death. Only by trusting the Creator of TR can we escape the pain and death of ER.
You might be wondering how this differs from something like Marshall Applewhite’s Heaven’s Gate cult, the followers of which elected to leave this life and ascend to the next level of reality. The answer is obvious — Applewhite was a fool, and AIG is discussing true reality. Here’s the end of the article:
Only when we trust what BR [biblical reality] says about TR [true reality] can we ultimately live with Jesus in His PR — Perfect Reality.
These are deep thoughts. Very deep. It will take us a long time to sort it all out.
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