Predicting the Future with the Web Bot Project? – Just another Ouija
People are afraid right now, and they are turning to the old human method of divination to predict an uncertain future, with a modern twist. There is a great deal of buzz about the “web bot project,” which supposedly uses Internet search crawlers (bots) and linguistic analysis to derive terms about future events, in particular the stock markets. The makers claim to have predicted significant events such as the 9-11 attacks. Sadly many who I otherwise respect cite this as some sort of authority.
While linguistic analysis itself has some science behind it, the whole explanation for how the bot prediction works is rooted in some new-age and occult beliefs about a “collective consciousness” (the force from Star Wars?).
Humans have been using gimmicks to predict the future since they fell in the garden of Eden. From the Grecian Oracle at Delphi, the I Ching, and, of course, the standard of 19th spiritualism, the Ouija board, all are attempts to establish an oracle contact with a nether realm where future events may be discerned.
It is easy to dismiss this as bunk, and clearly there is a great deal of deception here with those who would like some of your money in exchange for some predictions. However, the spirit world is a very real dimensional existance, and reaching out to it using the oracle methods, the Web Bot Project included, is an invitation that will be answered. When a human reaches out to this realm, he circumvents protection and is like a honey to ants; any dark enitity will provide information in exchange for communication and recognition.
For the Web Bots, this would mean messages for future events that the dark entity may know about. The rub is that the entity is not God, it is not 100% correct. It also means those who use this divination are much more vulnerable to the entity and its minions itself. Just like this world, there is no free lunch in the spirit world either.
The Bible’s warning about using using such methods is not some bogus Salem witch trial, but is designed to protect humans from falling prey to the deceptive beings and entities who will tease with predictions to achieve a foothold in a person’s life.
Rather than occult oracles which are more often wrong than right, the Bible’s predictions are always 100% correct, since God knows the beginning from the end. In ancient Israel, the test for a prophet was 100% correctness (Jeremiah 28:9). The place to find answers is to seek God via his Word, not some modern day version of divination.