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Technology—Fighting the Curse

We live in a broken world. The reality of this is all around us. People die, animals kill one another, and microbes make us sick. Our world is not as it should be.

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Technology—Fighting the Curse

We live in a broken world. The reality of this is all around us. People die, animals kill one another, and microbes make us sick. Our world is not as it should be.

The Bible tells us why. God created a perfect world (Genesis 1:31) but mankind rebelled against God. This rebellion brought death and suffering into Creation (Genesis 3). It broke what God had made perfect. As part of the punishment for sin, God cursed creation. All of creation now suffers and groan under this Curse (Romans ).

In His mercy, God has provided ways for us to have temporary relief from the effects of the Curse. This brings us to our sixth truth of technology in our nine-part series:

Technology can only give us temporary salvation from the immediate effects of the Curse.

Technology, particularly medical technology, helps us fight against the immediate effects of the Curse. Diseases that used to kill millions have been eradicated due to vaccines, organ transplants prolong our lives, and pain relief measures allow us to operate fairly comfortably even when our bodies are in pain.

Here’s a very practical example of this from my own life. I’m a type 2 diabetic so I have experience with insulin pumps and glucose monitors. One incredible piece of technology continuously monitors sugar levels and an insulin pump automatically supplies insulin, rather than through daily injections. This technology allows diabetic patients to not have to think about their diabetes—the technology does it all for them!

All of these are ways to fight against the effects of the Curse. But, despite the amazing advancements we have made, we cannot stop death. Eventually it will come upon every one of us (Hebrews 9:27). This should remind us that the ultimate solution to the Curse is found only in Jesus Christ and what He did for us on the Cross. Only His sacrificial death and Resurrection is able to fully remove the Curse and give us eternal life.  

 

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Dan is the founder of Camp Infinity, a retired computer science professor, cofounder of a software development company, and a member of the board for Answers in Genesis. He lives in Greenville, SC with his wife Karen. They have 3 married children and 5 grand children. He loves to inspire young people with a biblical view of the world, especially science & technology.

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