I know the title sounds weird but it’s not. There really is a startup religion using blockchains.
And just wait until I tell you the part about the Jesus Coin. Actually, I think I’ll make that a separate post. It deserves it.
Let’s start by understanding what is a blockchain:
A blockchain is a digital way for people conducting transactions to cut out the middle man. Instead of going through a third-party, the transaction is conducted on a “digital ledger” for everyone to see. The transaction needs approval from all parties that are tied to the blockchain. Once they approve it, then the transaction will be processed. There is a level of cryptography used to keep transactions safe and these transactions are out in the open for all to see so any cheaters out there will get caught because you can see the transactions they’ve made.
Theoretically, however, almost anything can be built on a blockchain.
Now let me introduce you to Ethereum and “Zero Times Omega.”
Ethereum is a blockchain that is used for developing and running apps. (You can read more about it here.)
With Ethereum, you can kickstart and fund a project, create your own cryptocurrency, or build a brand new decentralized application.
But the one thing that stood our for me is that you can create a “democratic autonomous organization.”
And that’s where “Zero Times Omega” comes in.
It is based on the aforementioned blockchain. The creator of this blockchain, Matt Liston, stated that ‘“It’s a religious framework that could allow for belief sets to update much more quickly and also to democratize the relationship between membership and convergence on what everyone believes in this religion.”’
For me, this has all the earmarks of a deception written all over it.
While I haven’t read what they call their ‘holy book’, the idea is that they can vote on different aspects of their ‘religion’ and make changes to it, if there is a consensus.
Simply put, this is exactly the kind of technology that Satan can use to create any one of a number of deceptions.
Unlike “Zero Times Omega”, the Word of God is never-changing, no matter what any organization says. There are Christians out there (including pastors) who are already learning and preaching the Word in a ‘feel good’ format. They are subtly making changes so that people don’t get offended.
Let’s face facts, everyone: the Bible can offend, condemn, and lay your sins bare. But it also provides grace and inspires and shows us that we are redeemable and that to get there, we must first acknowledge and put our faith in the blood sacrifice of Jesus Christ.
“I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father but by me.” (John 14:6 KJV).