New Technology (Article)

When you talk to the world about the resurrection of the dead, healing of the sick, or anything that you have in Christ, most people will look at you sideways (even many Christians will).

So many people will find you foolish or strange when you simply believe what you have in Christ. And the more you learn, the stranger you’ll seem to them. But these things are not irrational, unexplainable, or foolishness. They’re simply not of this age. Unfortunately, even Christians have gotten too used to how things work in this world, rather than how things work in the age to come.

Hebrews 6:5 (NKJV) and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come

Here’s a great comparison, as to why so many people think the power of God working in certain ways is foolishness:

I’ve heard people say that if we were to travel back in time and show our current technology to people thousands of years before us, they might think it was magic. And that makes sense. To them it would be unexplainable and unable to be rationalized. They wouldn’t be able to make heads or tails of it. They might even think you were trying to trick them and claim that it wasn’t real, simply because they couldn’t explain it with their unlearned minds.

I’ve heard it said that any technology that is advanced enough would seem like magic to an uneducated person. That’s exactly what the power of God is like to natural men.

When natural men hear about the dead being raised or the sick being healed, it sounds like fantasy to them. It sounds like something irrational or unexplainable to them. But that’s just because it’s the power of the next age. So, when it’s manifested in this present one, a primitive mind cannot comprehend it — like showing a person from thousands of years ago our technology today.

Of course, our technology that we use every day is not irrational. Does anyone think a smart phone is irrational? Or a remote control is unexplainable? Of course not. It’s just so far advanced that a person from thousands of years ago would think it to be magic, unexplainable, or a trick.

When you tell someone from this present age about the things of the next age, it’s foolishness to them. And even if they saw the power of God manifest right in front of them, they might describe it as an unexplainable phenomenon, because they don’t understand it. It’s like magic to them.

But to believers who understand what they have, it’s just another day in the kingdom. It’s not anything to be surprised about or to be alarmed with. It’s something we have inside of us and are able to rationalize just fine (1 Cor 2:12).

Don’t let anyone make you feel foolish. They are the ones that should claim the folly. Like technology that’s way too advanced: They may not get it, but we can.

1 Corinthians 1:18 (NKJV) For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.