USA - Artificial Intelligence Sermon

Arno Froese

The Violet Crown City Church in North Austin, Texas, embraced the future by introducing an AI-generated worship service on September 17, according to The Mirror US.

The inspiration for this unconventional approach came when Pastor Jay explored the capabilities of AI through ChatGPT, initially using it for crafting humorous country music lyrics.

During the service, Jay recorded the entire worship experience, with the AI generator taking center stage. Remarkably, the AI system was capable of crafting heartfelt prayers, delivering a sermon, and even composing an original song inspired by the sermon's message.

“Although many were impressed by AI’s ability to create prayers, a sermon, and an original song based on the sermon, along with being glad we have a much better understanding of AI now, many in our church expressed that the service felt shallow and generic and that it was missing the most important component of worship, which is heart and the human spirit of joy and authenticity.”, 3 October 2023

Arno's Commentary

Artificial intelligence exists by first putting in vast amounts of information from human intelligence. Original information originates with God, and to mankind, the Creator has allocated intelligence.

The interesting part of this abbreviated report reveals, “The AI system was capable of crafting heartfelt prayers, delivering a sermon, and even composing an original song.” One thing becomes clear: mankind is increasingly dependent on his own works. 

For example, there are only rare exceptions where television is not present in a household. Cell phones are a given, and internet access is global. Thus, slowly but surely, man is being educated to trust his own works more and more. This is evident when watching or listening to any media; there is a certain direction each accredited media source follows, and thus educates its listeners and viewers to think likewise. There is much more to come in the not-too-distant future.

Just as the Israelites manufactured their own god of gold while on the way to the Promised Land, “god” manufacturing will increase in these end times, which ultimately will lead to the creation of an image of the beast. It is the manufactured image that will have religious and economic power: “And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name” (Revelation 13:16-17).

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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