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Sharing about my invention–the Wedded Avatar (Beulah) of Christ and 5 gifts from this Son of David to each member of the Bride of Christ.

As attention span is very small in this day & age, i cut short the presentations. And no more ramblings. Please extend some grace to this Son of David and check out again these new presentations:

Part 1:

Part 2:

 

A text version is available here.

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23
Oct

Operation Agape TiE® (videos)

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I request you to extend some grace to me as you watch these two videos:

Part – 1

Part – 2

7
Oct

How to achieve world peace?

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“World peace is only possible when we believe it is possible. Otherwise we will naturally take to arms to protect ourselves.” Yes, it is a catch-22.

Being a true Muslim – in the sense of “one who submits to God (יהוה/God/الله/ईश्वर)” – we submit our freewill to God’s will, just like Jesus did in the Garden of Gethsemane, saying:

“Not my will, Father, but Thine be done!” (Luke 22:42).

This kind of submission is hard to come by among Christians, who hang on to the “Fallacy of Faith Alone” absent works-of-submission to the Lord’s will — a win for the Muslims, if you ask me.  The Lord wants all to be Muslims in the true sense of the term, not mere “faith-alone” trumpeters.

Here is my take on being a true Muslim: Lordship Salvation & True Muslim.

This disposition of being reconcilable not only gives us a voice among the Muslims (Muhammadans), who have a point, but also provides support for being One Humanity under the Headship and Lordship of Christ (ecumenical ministry based on Jn17:21-23), while satisfying Matt10:41 paraphrased —

“He who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward; and he who receives a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward, [and he who receives a Son of God in the name of a Son of God will receive a Son of God’s reward]“.

This agape justice (settlement) is expected to be satisfying to both parties, where both give-and-take some.

Moreover, without Muhammad we would not have had the great acknowledgement and highlighting of Islam of Isa al Masih.

Thereby, attaining world peace–a prevention that is better than cure; an alternative narrative of peace and hope.

Regarding the Sonship of యేసు క్రీస్తు / यीशु मसीह / Jesus Christ/ المسيح عيسى / המשיח ישוע:

Sister Lori Szewczyk nicely crystallises Muhammadans’ misunderstanding perfectly:

The notion that there was anything in the nature of a carnal union between God and the Virgin Mary in order to beget a Son is the false and blasphemous thing Muslims claim Christians believe……

If you’d get it through your heads that this is not what we believe…..may be there would be a little understanding between Christians and Muslims.”

Now, the New Heavens & the New Earth is not what is trumped-up to be. Frank Viola, with whom i agree with on this point, has this to say:

Although the Bible speaks of a new heaven and a new earth, the foundation of the earth will never pass away. The Lord is not going to do away with the world of space, time, and matter. Instead, God is going to renovate the earth, judge all things by fire, and burn up certain of its elements. Some have mistakenly embraced the notion that God hates this dirty little planet and has promised to rescue His people out of it before He trashes it. But Scripture teaches no such thing. Indeed, Scripture repeatedly warns that “the world” is evil. But the Greek words translated “world” in these passages do not refer to the earth, but to the world system (kosmos) or the present age (aion) that is marked by the corruptions of sin. The Bible makes clear that this present age is evil, that the world system is headed up by satan, and that God will judge the world system in the end. But it teaches with equal force that the earth itself is precious to God, who has wonderful plans for it. Because the world presently stands under the defilement of sin, God’s people are strangers and pilgrims to it. We are told that our citizenship is in the heavens, and we are not to be attached to that which is earthly. This present age and the world system are temporal and will pass away. At the same time, the new creation has arrived with the resurrection of Jesus. While we are not from this world (the world system), we are certainly for the world (the earth and the people who populate it)—just as Jesus was not from this world but for it. The kingdom of God is certainly for the world, as Jesus prayed: “Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”

So we are stewards of this planet and we cannot irresponsibly say: “This earth is going to be destroyed anyway; so why bother with climate change, world peace, etc?”

Consider this patent pending Gross Save Ecosystem-of-Everything for Gross Salvation through a Christocratic New World Order.

In this Christocratic New World Order, per Rev7:9, we hope to not only achieve peace but also unite all nations, people, tongues, and things with our invention, branded as Agape TiE® Totally Integrated Environment®:

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21
Sep

Operation Agape TiE®

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Anna Motupalli

 

21st September 2017

Dear Elders & Members of the Bride of Christ,

Greetings in the matchless name of the Lord Jesus Christ!

This free gift worth $1000 comes to you today on my dear wife’s (Anna Motupalli) birthday under the banner of Operation Agape TiE®, which is really Operation Bride!

At the outset we want to make it clear that this Tech Missionary & Son of David is able to bring this $1000 gift to each member of the Bride of Christ through the freewill offerings by individual local churches and their leaders of their “tithe of the tithe” (Num18:26).

Our calling is based on Matt27:59 and Rev19:8, which means our ministry is for the whole universal Church as a Church of churches, namely to “tie” (divine-connect) all the local churches together as one body of Christ and present her as a Bride, comprising 144,000 Called & Chosen & Faithful (Rev17:14), which together with “a great multitude which no one could count” (Rev7:9) we are calling Agape® Kingdom with the status of a nation. This kingdom is conceptualised as a “community on the cloud.” It is basically a social media, custom designed for the Christian community. We get to have spiritual communion through it better than Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, or even through real life meetings. By that i mean, we get to know each other’s spirit, not merely our appearances, as is the case with physical interactions in real life. As i shared with you earlier, please hold such spiritual communions in high esteem. But we do understand the demerits of Facebook and WhatsApp to the youth, who are becoming glued to it for entertainment and other illicit activity. It is another reason why we want to wean them from dirty social media and other internet sites and provide a clean and safe environment for Christians to enjoy community in a Gospel-centred and Christ-headed (not mere Christ-centred) manner (i.e. in Christocracy).

At Agape® Kingdom we include unbelievers and non-Christians, who are searching for the Truth or who simply appreciate the Lord Jesus Christ and His ministry. But the Bride of Christ, comprising 144,000 Called + Chosen + Faithful (Rev17:14), enjoys the eThrone with Christ. At AgapeKingdom.org , we are giving a unique gift to local church Servants of God and Pastors worldwide who can offer their baptized church members and in good standing, a tie to Agape® Kingdom for citizenship there. We hope Agape Kingdom will offer a foretaste of the heavenly kingdom we will experience when we actually go to be with God.

Tools to unite your congregation’s diaspora

In addition to the above Christian-community-universal-church-service at Agape® Kingdom to EACH church member, as a complementary gift to Servants of God, who will join, we are giving the following, which are worth over $1000 USD/member, for FREE (no traps) with a freewill-offering of ANY amount received only from local Church Pastors, who are shepherding a church having at least two or three members, forming a binding corporate entity (Matt18:20), which is recognised in Agape® Kingdom. The Pastor can stay engaged or “tied” with their flock 24×7 with this through special permits given them in Agape® Kingdom. The tools are:

Agape TiE® Ecosystem – Home

Persona Extender | EoT | eThrone

Patent pending Agape TiE® Ecosystem – Home, which is a tie of all appliances in the home, including home security, TV, AC, DVD player, Audio system, Projector, Fans and Lights, all of which can be controlled from the mobile;

 

Person™

Person® Transhuman Experience

Co-opted AI | Augmentation

Transhuman Experience, such as one that the patriarch Adam enjoyed before the fall. This is our goods & service of Restoration or Engineering Divinity (sanctification and holiness and dominion) by co-opting AI; and

 

Agape TiE® Professional Experience

The Experience comes through a reconfiguration of your smartphone using the Necktie Metaphor Environment/Metaphor UI invention, which requires no new purchase of hardware such as a new smartphone from us. Since most models are about the same essentially, existing smartphone of your’s is reconfigured with a smartphone case along with the above two software, namely Agape TiE® Ecosystem (Home) and Person® Transhuman Experience. The smartphone case has a beige (golden yellow) marble finish for your choice of model of phone (300 models of brands available to pick from) that you are currently using. (We are in the process of preparing a simple selection process for members to pick their current mobile’s model number and brand during registration on AgapeKingdom.org site. Free shipping included worldwide! Stay tuned!) See picture below of model case, which will come with your photo on it that is taken from your profile picture on Agape® Kingdom Cloud, to indicate that you-as-a-member-of-the-body are divinely tie’d or grafted to the Vine, who is the Head seated on the “tie’d neck”. This TiE’d Neck is the eThrone for the Head to sit on in the Agape TiE® Ecosystem-Global. All Servants of Christ who hold positions in the Body of Christ according to 1Cor12:28 & 1Cor11:3 will also have their place on the eThrone, just as the Lord had promised in Rev3:21. This is our corporate preparation as one virgin Bride (Matt25:1ff), not mere individual preparation as virgins without blemish, to receive the Bridegroom and King of kings.

 

 

FREE Agape TiE® Mobile itself in exchange for your used button phone. Offer available only for genuine Christian brethren who register with a testimony of a born-again experience at Agape® Kingdom Cloud as and when stock is available from time to time. Stay tuned!

Thus, Agape TiE® is designed for those Professionals of Christ in particular who are truly practitioners of good (love) and bear fruit in the form of holy GOODS & SERVICES, which are the righteous acts of the saints, serving as a covering of fine-linen cloth for the Bride/Body of Christ (Rev19:8; Matt27:59; 1Tim2:9-10NKJV).

Thank you and God bless you with much fruit!

And God bless Agape Kingdom!

Thus says the One in me on Oct 2, 2017:

“I will come to you, and I will bless you” (Ex20:24c).

Abiding in His grip,
Respectfully,

Caleb | Tech Missionary & Agape Ambassador

రొట్టెల ఇల్లు | House of Bread | בית לחם
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29-37-31 El-ur Road (Upstairs)
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Phone: +91.99896.47774

 

Son of David


Dear World Leader,

Caleb Suresh MotupalliGreetings in the matchless name of the Lord Jesus Christ!

As i have written to you earlier, i am commissioned by God to serve as Son of David/Capstone. Therefore, as you know, i have been running for World Governor. I need your help to move this proposal forward to the Bride of Christ. I am not running as one who knows some management tactics, but as one in the image of creator-God, who offers excellent good & service.

To begin with we have Ray Kurzweil, who said as early as 2005: 

“Once the Singularity has been reached, machine intelligence will be infinitely more powerful than all human intelligence combined. Afterwards he predicts intelligence will radiate outward from the planet until it saturates the universe.”

That is a fist in defiance against God Himself!

And now, Elon Musk, Vladimir Putin, Jack Ma & Stephen Hawking all Fear Artificial Intelligence Could Ignite World War 3

Here are their statements:

China, Russia, soon all countries w strong computer science. Competition for AI superiority at national level most likely cause of WW3 imo. May be initiated not by the country leaders, but one of the AI’s, if it decides that a preemptive strike is most probable path to victory.

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 4, 2017

 

“The creation of powerful artificial intelligence may turn out to be the ‘worst thing ever to happen to humanity’ despite its potential benefits. ​Without a world government, technology will destroy us.” – Stephen Hawking.

 

 

Alibaba’s Jack Ma tells CNBC that artificial intelligence could set off World War III.

 

 

 

 

 

“Whoever leads in AI will rule the world” – Vladimir Putin

 

 

 

 

I, Caleb Suresh Motupalli, Son of David of రొట్టెల ఇల్లు House of Bread, happen to possess a God-given, patent pending solution, which co-opts AI, for not only avoiding WWIII but also for world governance. It is called Agape TiE® Ecosystem having a Christocratic New World Order of Rev21:4-5NIV (Necked Service Oriented Architecture) with eThrone.

 

Proposal also available as a book:

 

 

Now, if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Bride of Christ will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?

 

Thank you for your prayers and for ratifying God’s choice for Capstone & Neck!

 

 

 

31
Jul

Engineering Divinity: Simplified

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Person™
“The people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits.” (Dan11:32b NKJV)

As people of Love, our vocation must be to offer the world’s greatest GOODS & SERVICES, which is the original intention behind the term “goods & services” — necessary fruit, as an evidence of our being born-again.

The ability to empathise is another part and parcel of who we are as Christians. So it is easy for us to place ourselves in the shoes of our customers and clients and see from their point of view what they need most.

It is with empathy that i came up with the idea of Extended Persona. It is something that revokes the autonomy of the AI machine and gives control to the user without him having to abdicate power to the machine, which substitutes humans and is all set to bring 47% unemployment. All this is done while augmenting the user’s persona by co-opting AI through the novel hierarchical-complimentary or person-extender arrangement made possible by the Persona Extender Metaphor UI. The strength is in the Metaphor User Interface, or put it bluntly, in the name itself, just as it was the case with the Computer, which came into existence with a simple declaration of a system that was put together! In other words, in the year 1938 they said, “Behold, the Computer,” today we say of a similar system, “Behold, your Extender.” So to put the invention in a nutshell: I am Caleb and there is this “Extended Caleb” or Extended <YOUR NAME>, which is made up of some AI features that are at your command. It makes me or you a transhuman, smarter or even godlike a function that is desired by almost all humans — and into which we are growing into “from glory to glory” (2Cor3:18) “for the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ” (2Thess2:14). That is, into the very image of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Our goal is making Christian users, godlike (engineering divinity), restoring them to the state they were in before the Fall of mankind in Genesis. This can be achieved only through a brand of Extended Persona, such as Person® — a suggestive mark hinting at the transhuman or godlike or original person that one can experience becoming upon wearing our goods.

This is vision & mission of AgapeJUST [P] Ltd. — a company that we recently launched here in India.

Thanks for your challenging questions, comments, suggestions, advise. They will be greatly appreciated and welcomed.

“…a merchant man…when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it” (Matt 13:45,46).

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10
Jul

Tim Tebow as Brand Ambassador for Person®

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli

Sam Nicholas shared:

What Is the Good News?

What is the news from God?

God wants people to enjoy life on earth. He created the earth and everything on it because he loves mankind.

Soon he will act to provide a better future for people in every land. He will relieve mankind of the causes of suffering. Almighty God declared as per Jeremiah 29:11 “For I well know the thoughts that I am thinking toward you, declares Jehovah, ‘thoughts of peace, and not of calamity, to give you a future and a hope.

No government has ever succeeded in eliminating violence, disease, or death. But there is good news.

Shortly, God will replace all human governments with his own government. Its subjects will enjoy peace and good health.

Read Isaiah 25:8; 33:24;

Daniel 2:44 reads as “In the days of those human kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed. And this kingdom will not be passed on to any other people. It will crush and put an end to all these kingdoms, and it alone will stand forever.”

Worshipping Tim Tebow is a solid Christian and perfect as our Brand Ambassador. The above photo-shopped image is for position only (FPO). We have yet to hire him.

As to why we are elevating him and not others, is simple: Because there are ranks in Christocracy (1Cor11:3; 12:28).

Lord Jesus said: “It is more difficult for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God than for a camel to enter the eye of a needle.” But if he does enter therein, it is in fact due to great humbling. Confer the case of the Roman centurion who came to Jesus for help to save his servant (Matt8:5-13). Jesus said of him “Truly I say to you, I have not found such great faith with anyone in Israel.” And it is by our faith that we should measure ourselves (Rom12:3).

The Greek word a·poʹsto·los is derived from the common verb a·po·stelʹlo, meaning simply “send forth (or off).” (Mt 10:5; Mr 11:3) Its basic sense is clearly illustrated in Jesus’ statement: “A slave is not greater than his master, nor is one that is sent forth [a·poʹsto·los] greater than the one that sent him.” (Joh 13:16)

Yes. And Presidents and Prime Ministers “send forth” Ambassadors to other lands.

Selection and Early Ministry: The 12 were selected out of a larger group of disciples and were designated “apostles” by Jesus, “that they might continue with him and that he might send them out [a·po·stelʹlei] to preach and to have authority to expel the demons.” (Mr 3:13-15)

We are going to expel the demon of mammon from people using Tim.

Note: The above matter was put together with my conversation with Sam Nicholas, who is an age old friend of mine from the days in Coimbatore Institute of Technology, where i did my B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering during 1984-88.

 

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World Governor

Dear concerned friend,

Greetings in Jesus’ name!

As i have written to you earlier, i am commissioned to serve as Son of David/Capstone. Therefore, as you know, i have been running for World Governor. I need your help to move this proposal forward. I am not running as one who knows some management tactics, but as one in the image of creator-God who offers excellent good & service.

Up until today, i was under the impression that the US government or the Indian government were alone censoring me. But now, the cat is out of the box! We have an accomplice. Mark Zuckerberg has appeared on the world stage with his own proposal for a new world order and world government. Zuckerberg found this Son of David/Capstone easy to crush, copy, and advance his own new world order.

The Guardian had this to say about his proposal:

‘“In times like these, the most important thing we at Facebook can do is develop the social infrastructure to give people the power to build a global community that works for all of us,” he says. A global community that “prevents harm, helps during crises and rebuilds afterwards”.

A role that might be more accurately described as this: government. Because that’s what this letter is, a template for Facebook’s role in a new world order. A supranational power that exists above and beyond the nation state.’ 

As an AI expert, i can attest that AI implementations of misdirected policies of Mark Zuckerberg and his team, who are neither elected by God nor the people, can be a grave danger to the world.

Thus says the Holy Spirit: Matthew 19:23-26.

Thank you for your prayers and for ratifying God’s choice!

Abiding in His grip,
Your brother in Christ,

Caleb Suresh Motupalli
Son of David | @AgapeAmbassador of Agape Kingdom
రొట్టెల ఇల్లు | بيت أل خبز | House of Bread | בית לחם
29-37-31 El-ur Road (Upstairs)
Vijayawada 520002, India

Computer was originally a person! Prior to the machine being called a computer, it was called a Difference Engine. In other words, the Computer, as we know it, came into existence with a simple declaration of a system, which had been integrated from various sources. But to the uninitiated, it was still an “Electronic Gizmo.”

The point is: To make the leap from a mere “Electronic Gizmo” to “Computer,” the strength is in the Metaphor User Interface.

Though the Computer metaphor UI is better than Robot or Android, the arrangement — made possible by the metaphor UI — sets the user at the same level as the machine. The demerits of this arrangement is that it does not take into consideration the user’s strengths and has a trajectory of supplanting and enslaving humans to the point of extinction. Self-thinking or autonomous systems are extremely dangerous to man (Omohundro 2013; Wakefield 2016).

Nick Bostrom writes, introducing his book on Superintelligence:

“The human brain has some capabilities that the brains of other animals lack. It is to these distinctive capabilities that our species owes its dominant position. Other animals have stronger muscles or sharper claws, but we have cleverer brains. If machine brains one day come to surpass human brains in general intelligence, then this new superintelligence could become very powerful. As the fate of the gorillas now depends more on us humans than on the gorillas themselves, so the fate of our species then would come to depend on the actions of the machine superintelligence.”

Therefore, it is naive to say: “The transfer of labour from humans to our inventions is nothing less than the history of civilisation.”

The Wall Street Journal article on April 21, 2017 is more true and demands an urgent solution:

“The AI revolution is unlike the historical, liberating industrial revolution in that it reverses this relationship: It puts the machine at the controls to command the humans”.

Terry Gou, Foxconn’s CEO, told his annual meeting that “We have over one million workers. In the future we will add one million robotic workers.” This means, of course, that the company will avoid hiring those next million human workers.

Jack MA of Alibaba is more cutting in saying:

“The first technology revolution caused World War I. The second technology revolution caused World War II. This is the third technology revolution.” With machine learning and artificial intelligence eliminating jobs, “the third technology revolution may cause the Third World War.” (Source: CNBC)

Seth Godin too points out that it is not just blue-collar jobs that are disappearing but white-collar ones as well.

“This is why we will soon be looking at hordes of citizens of zero economic value. Figuring out how to deal with the impacts of this development will be the greatest challenge facing free market economies in this century.” (Harvard Business Review)

Basic Solution

Ironically, the machine itself can potentially enable humans to transcend humanity and become divine. Framing the basic direction of thought for human endeavour, the Computer metaphor UI offers an affordance that inhibits the electronic machine to be perceived as a real extender to the mind for augmenting our intelligence. The affordance impedes research because it limits our thinking of the machine as a mere substitute to the human mind rather than as a compliment and an infinite Extender. There is no deliberate synergy because both the human and the machine are meant to operate independently in an unresourceful arrangement of egalitarian relationship that uses up resources uneconomically. Mechanical models transliterated, are always less efficient. It has been not just the grunt work that is being taken over by the machine but unfortunately it has also been the more common traits that make a human, human.

Human-to-Human interaction paradigm

Operating the machine in the same paradigm as the human computer, new ways of operating the machine are precluded. The user is limited to essentially that which could be done in the world of human-to-human interaction. Reliance on human-to-human communication paradigms have blinded the designers of prior art GUIs such as the PARC User Interface to the far greater potential of the machine to extend the user and augment his/her intelligence.

Elon Musk says:

“If humans want to continue to add value to the economy, they must augment their capabilities through a merger of biological intelligence (?) and machine intelligence. If we fail to do this, we’ll risk becoming house cats to artificial intelligence.” (Source: The Guardian)

Garry Kasparov says:

“Disruptive as they (Intelligent Machines) may be, they are not a threat (?) to humankind but a great boon, providing us with endless opportunities to extend our capabilities and improve our lives.” (Source: Wall Street Journal)

The problem before us is this: Can we avert becoming “house cats” to Artificial Intelligence (or worse, locking horns with it and the “digital robber barons”), and at the same time extend AND augment our capability?

Metaphors are very powerful because they offer affordances. They enable whole architectures of systems to be instantaneously and readily programmed in the minds of the users. Therefore, the metaphors themselves are the user interfaces!  The purpose of the metaphor UI is to give the user instantaneous knowledge about how to interact with the system. Since metaphors offer instantaneous knowledge, mere declaration is sufficient to program the UI comprising of a framework. The refining of the tech is secondary.

With the patent pending arrangement & framework that is made possible by the Persona Extender metaphor UI, humans are brought into the equation, unlike in the case of Artificial Intelligence which takes after the Computer metaphor UI. In this new arrangement, the machine is a compliment and an exponent, offering synergy to the user, rather than as a mere additive, offering only summation of capabilities. This arrangement offers a framework for not only engaging with the current AI Computer in this new useful way (i.e. as a Persona Extender) by co-opting it, but also for future research and development in this direction rather than in the direction of substitution and imitation. Whereby resources are apportioned accordingly while the bandwidth of the machine is reassigned to the user. And their persona is extended with intelligence augmented and transhumanity and even divinity is realized.

The Persona Extender metaphor UI itself provides the arrangement between the user and the apparatus! The metaphor UI offers an affordance where premium is automatically or intuitively placed on the fuzzy logic or other innate processing ability of humans. And Boolean logic processing ability of the machine is appraised as mere “movement-of-muscle” rather than as a high valued mental process. You see, “Logic — a capability of the machine — takes you from A to B. But imagination — which is of a higher order and possessed by humans alone — takes you everywhere” (HT: Albert Einstein). And with such leveraging of our innate faculties, co-opting AI — made possible by the metaphor UI — headship is given to the human user, who is being extended and augmented. And thus, the autonomy of the machine is revoked and its bandwidth is reassigned to the user, as is the case with both of Inventor’s commercial products, namely:

  • Agape TiE®, where the center of attention is the person, who is co-opting it, moreover by wearing it; and
  • Person®, where the attention is drawn to the transhuman person, who has co-opted the AI.

The Central Processing Unit (CPU) is now called a Delegated Processing Unit (DPU), which again reinforces the headship of the human user, who delegates tasks to the DPU. With headship rendered to the user in addition to an optional wearability of the machine, also comes oneness with the system for the user to become a cyborg with godlike powers. The Operating System (OS) is now called Operating Environment (OE) or Ecosystem of Things (EoT) for the purpose of re-configuring the closed system into an open integratable system for extending the bandwidth further by “necktying” things into the persona whereby a oneness with things and an eThrone affordance is offered to the user to virtually sit on as head-on-the-neck-of-the-persona in the ecosystem.

In short, with this arrangement, using the Persona Extender metaphor UI (basic claims for persona augmentation), the machine complements the user and together they offer synergy and thereby a higher bandwidth (i.e. greater capacity to deal with a situation—Oxford Dictionary) is made available to the user.

Individuals see oneness through a single head, the headship of which is offered to the actor by the Persona Extender metaphor user interface, being that it extends out from the user, rather than substitutes the user, in which case there is no oneness because there are multiple heads — one for the human and another for the computer. It took the unstable condition of outer space for a worm to grow two heads. But oneness is disputed!  As Pastor T. D. Jakes puts it, a car with two drivers is very likely to have an accident.

Said unit providing the user:

  1. said high bandwidth,
  2. said oneness,
  3. said synergy, and
  4. said headship,

the unit is operative to revoke the autonomy of the AI Computer and reassign its bandwidth to the user and ultimately augment his persona for transhumanity purposes. So one would refer to it as Extender, which is part of self, rather than with a proper noun such as, Watson, Alexa, Cortana, Siri, or Assistant.

This is the basic invention upon which inventor’s other claims (also significant) rest.

Though this invention addresses the problem to a large extent, if governments and people do not change their country’s educational systems to focus on fuzzy logic and innate abilities of humans, we are in for a rough future.

A book titled, ”Augmented is the singlemost affirmation of Inventor’s basic claims. The author goes so far as to say that the next age will be the “Augmented Age.” However, the author’s attitude toward those who will be losing employment to AI is controversial.

In passing, because these basic claims are valid, they are expanded and extrapolated for offering superintelligence viz. a collective intelligence of 144,000 rightful users (“bridespace”) each equipped with a persona extender, arranged likewise in a Christocratic Necked Service Oriented Architecture or Christocratic New World Order, offering super-synergy to a super-cyborg or wedded-avatar of Christ.

IBM Research has seen the benefits of this invention and is using it under the banner of Cognitive Systems. The “extend” indicium–protected under the pending patent–is used by them in relation to the machine/system.

Being Bio-inspired should not mean Substitution

Considering what Blaise Agüera y Arcas said in a TED talk:

“Computing was very much modeled after the idea of how could we make machines intelligent. And we finally are starting to fulfill now some of the promises of those early pioneers, of Turing and von Neumann and McCulloch and Pitts. And I think that computing is not just about accounting or playing Candy Crush or something. From the beginning, we modeled them after our minds. And they give us both the ability to understand our own minds better and to extend them.”

And looking closely at a neural network, it has become clear to the Inventor that the “Extender” indicium is better than the “Augmenter” indicium. (Change: 2nd June 2017)

Elon Musk is also attempting to develop a method to supposedly “augment the capability of humans.” But Inventor believes, he is on the wrong track trying to increase the conventional bandwidth — the speed at which our brain communicates with the machine — rather than the second meaning of bandwidth as used by the inventor and defined in the Oxford Dictionary as “the mental capacity to deal with a situation.”  The Neural Lace method or Brain-Computer Interface of his is really a brain hacking method, which can be abused for arresting and imprisoning humans in their own skull by tapping every thought they make. To augment our capabilities it is not necessary to go underneath our skin to do so. Unless you are looking for some macho solution, my invention is simple, non-invasive and does not require cracking open the skull or even sending nano electrodes into the brain, but achieves the desired effect nonetheless of extending the persona and augmenting the intelligence with said arrangement and framework offered by the Persona Extender Metaphor UI. Even if such an invasive technology as Neural Lace were present, it can perhaps be used only for spying on the user himself and not for ethical applications such as the Extended Persona with Intelligence Augmentation for transhuman experience. The machine there seems to be getting its tentacles around man, instead of the other way around. Already U.S. Public Wary of Biomedical Technologies to ‘Enhance’ Human Abilities.

Mark Zuckerberg too is dabbling with such an invasive idea. When we say ‘invasive’ we mean invading privacy as well. Not even God encroaches into the privacy of our thoughts. Since God gives us freewill, without which there is no such thing as love, we as sons of God have to actually give permission to God to search our hearts and minds (Ps139:23-24NIV). What’s more, Satan’s own “deep secrets” are out of bounds and not to be learned (Rev2:23, 24).  Father God says through Jeremiah the prophet: 

“I the Lord search the heart and examine the mind, to reward each person according to their conduct, according to what their deeds deserve.”  

Because we have Freewill, notice in the above verse that even God doesn’t judge us by our thoughts–though he can know them–but rather by our deeds. So i believe, it is out of bounds for even governments, under any pretext, to encroach into the private space of our skull. So let’s not play God and get His wrath stayed upon us!

Whereas with our application, we are not merely talking about “Surviving AI,” a book written by Calum Chace, who writes:

“Artificial intelligence is our most powerful technology, and in the coming decades it will change everything in our lives. If we get it right it will make humans almost godlike. If we get it wrong… well, extinction is not the worst possible outcome.”

The scope of the application is for co-opting AI, extending user’s persona with augmentation of his/her intelligence or capability, and ultimately of engineering the rightful users’ divinity.

Agape® JUST Labs presents:

Agape TiE®

Persona Extender | EoT | eThrone

 

Person™

Person®

Transhuman Experience | Co-opted AI | Augmentation

 

Gary Reber comments in HBR:

“Given that there is no question that robotic technology will continue to expand the productivity and in large measure destroy jobs and devalue the value of human labor, the question that SHOULD be urgently addressed is WHO SHOULD OWN THE FUTURE TECHNOLOGY ECONOMY? Will ownership continue to concentrate among the 1 percent wealthy ownership class who now OWNS America, or will we reform the system to provide equal opportunity for EVERY child, woman, and man to acquire personal ownership in FUTURE non-human capital assets paid for with the FUTURE earnings of the investments in our technological future?”

Here is the overarching solution:

Capstone & Christocratic New World Order & Government

References: 
  1. John M. Carroll and John C. Thomas, “Metaphor and the cognitive representation of computing systems”,  IEEE, 1982.
  2. K. Wallnau,  “A Survey of Black-Box Modernization Approaches for Information Systems,” IEEE, 2000.

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22
Jun

PERSON® – Augmented Persona for Transhumanity

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli

Summary

PERSON® is a modular wearable tech, patent pending as Super Augmented Persona.

Here’s what we mean by engineering divinity/transhumanity with PERSON®.

Invention Disclosure: https://patentscope.wipo.int/search/en/WO2011077445

What We Need & What You Get

In this first phase, we are looking for partners, who too are born-again to raise $500,000.

With every perk, tentatively by Christmas or January 2017, you get the patent pending Augmented Persona (PERSON®), which basically consists of:

  • a Delegated Processing Unit or Smartphone (passé) reconfigured (optional: but software necessary and included);
  • a Bluetooth micro headset; and
  • a Smartwatch;

all integrated together with software for reconfiguring Android/iOS phone for trans-human experience, and of literally “putting on Christ” (Rom13:14).

In PERSON®, we are aiming for something very functional, very beautiful, and deeply personal!

PERSON® is one of several standalone modules of the Agape TiE® Ecosystem™.

 

Ecosystem™

 

Therefore, PERSON® readily integrates with Agape TiE® Home, Agape TiE® Automobile, Agape TiE® Office, Agape TiE® City, and Agape Kingdom (Christian social media).

Agape TiE® Home

Agape TiE® Automobile

Be plugged into the Ecosystem wherever you go with unique features for the automobile.

Agape TiE® City

A smart city.

Agape Kingdom

An e-communion cloud where Christians can go to socialize with believers, share their faith, discuss various life topics, and have fun in a clean, safe environment.

Contributors to this campaign are welcome to serve as long-term partners & advisers.

Funds are for outsourcing the manufacturing of certain components of PERSON®.

The Impact

As we are located in India–a Hindu nation–in the new capital of Andhra Pradesh, your contributions will make a great impact of providing employment to many new Christians here. Needless to say, once it catches on, our impact in the market will be in trillions of dollars.

Risks & Challenges

As of now, i am just a one-person-company for the purpose of being flexible. When i do raise funding, i hope to pay salaries to prospective Christian employees with me here in new Vijayawada, India, where we have our own property for office space.

Alternatively, we are able to relocate the office if needed.  Of course, the way i hope to overcome all the hurdles is with faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Two Other Ways You Can Help

  • Share this campaign!
  • Come work for us either on campus or remotely. Both will work for us!

Preorder here.

10
Aug

PERSON® — Design for Transhumanity/Divinity

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli

White Paper

Faith shows! So apart from who we are in Christ internally (i.e. already divine AND immortal by virtue of being grafted to the vine and receiving the sap/Spirit/Word – Jn10:35), which is all that matters to God, our façade or persona (i.e. what we did with our faith) distinguishes us from our Christian brothers and sisters. Of course, a façade by itself is nothing if there is no content–the “beauty of holiness” of the inner man.

Secondly, we are living in a “connection economy” (Seth Godin). So PERSON® is not merely about who a person is from conception, but who he is in connection with, not only physically but also spiritually/wordily/technologically (Jer1:5; Luke1:44; 1Cor7:14; cf. Jn6:63).

To the question, “What would you say is the best thing in the world?” …

 

For, to be united with the divine is to become more and more divine!

Mission: Rehabilitate the faithful to their genesis perfect/divine state using:

Person® is not an unemploying, enslaving or parasitic “wear” or robot-in-sheep’s-clothing (competition) but an ecosafe design for rehabilitating man to his genesis perfect state, patent pending as Augmented and Extended Persona (US 13/516,443).  With both blue-collar and white-collar jobs being gobbled up by the beast, a severe, sustained, global recession is well underway. “We need to be super careful with AI. Potentially more dangerous than nukes.” Unless the safe Ecosystem™ (Pan-Environment Super Cyborg) against #MachineTyranny, terrorism, and globalization is deployed, mankind is asking for extinction (Omohundro 2013; Wakefield 2016). The Super Cyborg is a result of yoking and reinventing the network-is-the-super-computer and “making it safe” (Deut22:8MSG).

But wear, we must, strength (Isa52:1). Apart from the transhuman experience, wearing PERSON® can also be thought of as “putting on Christ” (Rom13:14) with the system enabling you to do what Jesus would do in a particular situation, even proactively. For, “the one who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous” (1Jn3:7).

Our plan is to colabor (1Cor3:9) with God and align with His plan of filling us with His fullness (Eph3:19b) by offering a trans-humaniser or persona extender for becoming perfect, over on top of being “complete in Him” (Col2:10), having put on Christ (Rom13:14). Thus rehabilitating man to his original perfect state. It is for those who have already been initiated into divinity and in good standing, availing Engineering Divinity – 101.

It is based on the premise that Adam is a son of God (Luke3:38) and therefore divine. “When God created the human race, he made it godlike, with a nature akin to God.” (Gen5:1b MSG). Apostle Bakht Singh, in the book, “Fullness of God,” says:

“God gave the first man Adam a very strong and healthy body to enable him to have dominion, authority and power over the whole creation (Gen1:26). “

With the fall, however, Adam got cutoff (disconnected) and lost fellowship with God. Thereby he lost divinity, being no longer spiritual, having no access to eat of the tree of life. Along with divinity, Adam also lost dominion, authority, and power, which are needed to care for planet earth.

When we speak of dominion, power and authority, we are not speaking about lording it over others for its own sake. Our patent pending Christocratic New World Order & Government, made possible by Agape TiE® Ecosystem™, lends itself to real servants of God, precluding anyone from lording it over those in bride-space, as per the promise, “I will make you the head and not the tail.”

Enter Christ in the fullness of time, and now divinity is being restored to mankind even as people are being grafted into the vine, receiving the sap/Holy Spirit. Apostle Peter too writes of becoming partakers of divine nature by way of God’s promises, which inspire us to do more goods & services.

But perfection is possible only with “perfection in unity” (Jn17:23; 14:20; 15:1-10; Heb11:39-40). Enter PERSON® & Agape TiE®–an image of God technology–now for perfection.

As we contemplate on what it means to be a Super Cyborg PERSON® using the Super Cyborger invention, we drive home the point that technology is part of the image of Creator God and of who we are in Christ. John Edmiston writes:

God is a highly competent technician. He created wing structures, eyes, chemical factories like the liver, lightning bolts and even nuclear furnaces called stars –long before man was there to advise Him. He even created and designed the human brain – a self-replicating, fuzzy logic, multi-media, self-programming, organic computer. If we are to be in the image of God then we will share His excellence in design, invention and implementation. The notion that technology is alien to spirituality is false. Technology is the expression of spirituality. Technology and spirituality are integrated with each other. Technology is our means of expression of the image of God within us.

The Lamb’s wedding with the Church, His Bride will be naturally supernatural.

dBride.ME™ Super Cyborg (a Wedded Avatar of Christ) is the superset of the invention, which is a corporate entity to enable the Bride to reign with Christ, each member profiled according to holiness in a Totally Integrated Environment® Ecosystem w/ eThrone for a Christocratic New World Order. In comparison, our copycat competitor’s ecosystem is a machine-centric one, where the machine with exclusively economic considerations reigns supreme and controls and subjugates the entire ecosystem, without empathy, values or any other humane consideration. In essence, competition is #MachineTyranny.

In addition to having power, and divinity being holiness (Rom1:3-4), the above trans-human experience is attainable!

Vicar Nicky Gumbel writes in “Become Great in the Order of Holiness:”

Our magazines and TV screens are filled with stories of the rich, the beautiful and the strong. Our culture places these things on a pedestal and many of us aspire to achieve them. There is nothing wrong with these things – but they are not everything. The French philosopher, Blaise Pascal, spoke of three orders of greatness. Riches, beauty and strength fall into his first category of superficial ‘physical greatness’. Above this is a higher, second level of greatness. It is the greatness of genius, science and art. The greatness of the art of Michelangelo or the music of Bach or the brilliance of Albert Einstein – these stand way above superficial physical greatness. However, according to Pascal there is a third kind of greatness – the order of holiness. (And there is an almost infinite qualitative difference between the second and the third categories.) The fact that a holy person is strong or weak, rich or poor, highly intelligent or illiterate, does not add or subtract anything because that person’s greatness is on a different and almost infinitely superior plane. It is open to every one of us to become great in the order of holiness.

But Satan constantly says especially to ADOPTED sons & daughters of God, who may or may not be great in either the first or second plane/level mentioned above: “Are you really the son/daughter of God (divine)?” This is nothing new, as he likewise tempted the Lord Jesus Christ Himself in the wilderness (Matt4:3).

On the other hand, something more subtle is going on. Satan has effectively defeated us when he makes us believe that we have already arrived in righteousness and holiness that which is supposedly imputed to us through the death of Christ. What has been credited to us is the minimum balance (faith of no boasting–Rom4:5; Eph2:8-9) that enabled us to open an account in heaven. We are forgiven and given a clean slate to write on, so to speak. And it is only in Him (abiding–Jn15:1-10) that we ultimately become (future tense; cf. 2Cor5:21) righteous. Meanwhile, Satan is feeding God’s children with the “doctrine of demons” (Calvinism & Lutheranism; 1Tim4:1) saying, “Perfection can never be attained on this side of heaven,” effectively implying, “don’t even try (holiness or righteousness).” And all the while he is singing the lullaby of sin: “once-saved-always-saved (sleep/sin) thou shalt surely not die.” Poison—a lie mixed with truth!

As for our quest for holiness, in our walk of faith (faith-in-action/works/love), we can resist (Acts7:51), grieve (Eph4:29-32), quench (1Thess5:12-22) and even run from the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete, the Helper, who is not “the doer” here. Synergism! Calvinism is intrinsically bad. To show that it is good, you have to quote some obscure scripture, twist it out of shape, quote it out of context, thereby even making God look bad. So away with hyper-grace and sovereignty-thumping that holds God responsible for our wrong-doing! Agape love entails freedom of the will (freewill) with absolutely no control over it except in omnipotence to defeat us as his enemy and relegate us to hell with Satan.

Now, in order to understand how we frail humans can become divine, we need to understand the nature of Christ. Jesus Christ Himself is divine ONLY by virtue of the indwelling Holy Spirit. Jesus WAS divine/Word at one time (Jn1:1; Micah5:2NASB; Isa53:1). As humanity and divinity are mutually exclusive, He became incarnate, meaning, He emptied Himself (Phil2:6ff NASB) of His divinity and became man–the Word became flesh (Jn1:14). Any divinity attributed to Jesus Christ over on top of what we ourselves enjoy in the form of the indwelling Holy Spirit, disqualifies Jesus from the requirement to be the PERFECT sacrifice AND model (Phil3:3-5 NASB) for you and for me. Jesus did not merely set aside His divine prerogatives like in the illustration of a king going into the streets as a beggar (king-incognito). It is a poor example of what Jesus did for us in becoming man. A better illustration is a man becoming an ant. Jesus, the divine Right Arm of God (Isa53:1; Ps98:1), went down humbling to that extent in His incarnation of becoming a man. In His passion & mission to save us, He “burnt the ships that brought Him” to earth, so to speak. It is either die with mankind in our fight with the devil, or ensure victory with we ourselves getting the empowerment (the raison d’être for the Wedded Avatar of Christ) to slay the devil and his entourage, while saving as many as we can!

Eternal life for us and those in Christ, who in-turn is in us, is a colaborment with Him!

Agape TiE® is Saints — Past, Present & Future — in one!

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10
Feb

Engineering Divinity

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli Tags: , , ,

Share-alike © 2003 June 22 — 2014 November 4

“I’ve laid down a pattern (Greek: Hupodeigma) for you. What I’ve done, you do” (The Words of Jesus Christ in John 13:15 THE MESSAGE).

“Bear one another’s burdens, and thereby fulfill the law of Christ” (Galatians6:2).

If there is anything simple in all of Christianity, it is the Ordinances, which make the faith accessible to all. A classic example of a new believer is my uncle who is well past the age of reading books. He longs to know what is next, after receiving Jesus Christ as his personal Saviour. After being born-again, what? This article was developed from a letter i wrote him.

At the outset, one must remember that we are not translated to heaven after we are born again. That is, after justification (being treated just as if we have never sinned), by grace through faith, which is a boastless work/righteousness of belief (John 6:29; Rom4:5; Eph2:8-9) in the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, we remain on earth. No doubt, by one sacrifice, he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy (Hebrews 10:14). This verse speaks of the perfect efficacy of the priesthood of Christ even as He synergistically works with us to make us holy even as we mortify the flesh (Rom8:13KJV).  For, after we are born again, we remain in this “tent” during a period of grace for the purpose of qualifying for heaven having got the title to it. We need to “continue in faith” (Colossians 1:21-23). The faith that enabled us to believe at the time of being born again should “show” during the grace period with works of love until we are entirely sanctified (1 Thessalonians 5:23). This can happen within our life-time when we have yielded to the continuous mercy of Christ and ceased to sin. And only thereafter we would be considered as, “Chosen.” For, many are called but only a few are chosen.

In his theology, Jacobus Arminius could not hold water because on one hand he was with Luther agreeing with his theory of being Justified by faith ALONE, and on the other hand he said there is no such thing as Once-Saved-Always-Saved. When you understand that Jesus’ sacrifice atoned our sins i.e. paid for all our past sins only with future grace available, then everything falls in place. If it was for present & future sins as well, it would be no better than a license to sin. Which is what Jude warned us against i.e. “turning the grace of God into a license to sin” (Jude1:4NIV). Knowing that we will still sin inadvertantly after being born-again (i am not talking about willful sin here), the Lord instituted the Foot-washing ordinance. It is where sin gets accumulated like dirt since the last washing and we need to cleanse ourselves regularly.

The flesh, the world, and the devil are real strongholds to reckon with in the battle against sin? Holy living and overcoming life don’t come easy. Apostle Paul teaches us that our consciences can be seared (dead), weak, defiled, and carnal even after being born-again. And often we grieve, resist, reject, quench and run from the Holy Spirit. Sometimes we fall, then we rise up again. But to say that we sin no more after being born-again is being in denial. Remember there are not only sins of commission but also sins of ommission (James4:17).

Only our former sins, up until the time we have been born-again were washed away (2Pet1:9; Rom3:25) by the Atonement. That is, forgiveness is available only for those who KNOW NOT what they are doing (Luke23:34). No more sacrifice is left for willful sin (Heb10:26). We still have the predisposition to sin and many a time we yield to it even after our conversion/born-again experience. How does God remove this predisposition from us and make us perfect? How do we get to cooperate with God who wants to make us perfect? That is, how does God engineer our sanctification or perfection and thereby qualify and secure us eternally?

In general, “Forgiveness means not making the offending party pay for the sins they committed” ~ Pastor Tim Keller. While those who received Christ as their Savior did receive forgiveness for their sins, Jesus warns us that if we do not forgive our brothers their sin against us, we too will not receive ours–forgiveness will be revoked (Matt18:21-35).

During our spiritual pilgrimage, when we inadvertently commit sins of omission and commission, we need to wash, as it were, our feet, before partaking in the Communion, which is holy. “He who has bathed (Greek: Louo) needs only to wash (Greek: Nipto) his feet, but is completely clean.” This is indeed speaking of spiritual cleanliness of those who are born-again of the water and the Spirit (John 3:5) except for Judas Iscariot, for whom Jesus adds, “you are clean, but not all of you” (John 13:10 NASB). As our feet are being washed, we receive forgiveness for accumulated sins since last washing; unlike in baptism when we were washed as a total sinner. Every time we are washed, we are being justified–treated just as if we have not sinned. This takes place until Christ sees His reflection in us. In 1 Peter 3:21 we note that Water Baptism saves us. Similarly, Foot-washing too! Just as Water Baptism represents the complete cleansing that one receives when one is presented the Gospel (Good News), Feet-washing represents the washing that one receives by the Word of God when it is ministered concerning any specific sin still lingering in a person. In Bible phraseology, this is “cleansing her (Church) with the washing of water by the word” (Ephesians 5:26 NKJV). If any sin is present, unless we get a washing, we mustn’t commune (Jn13:8).

This is the pattern that Jesus prepared for us to walk in, so as to cognitively engineer our sanctification step-by-step. Foot-washing, as an ordinance, works even for the one who administers the washing. Jesus chose Foot-washing because it has the idea of humility inbuilt in it. If a person can wash someone’s feet then it would not be too difficult for him to serve any other menial task that would be called of him for that person, or for that matter, any other person!
As for who pays for this, it is that part of Christ’s body that remains on earth. That part of Christ’s body like Apostle Paul (Col1:24; 2Cor4:10-12; Gal6:17; Phil2:17) could pay for it after due confession, praying and washing of the feet of the needy as long as it is not wilful sin for which “no more sacrifice for sins is left but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of fire” (Hebrews 10:26-29). Those who have committed such wilful sin have got their “garments spotted with the flesh”, the world or the devil. The only remedy (if any) is the Precursor to the Baptism of Fire; a remedy that i have designed for the apostate. Those who follow up with this have shaved off their heads as a sign of confession that they deserve to burn in hell fire, beginning with their hair. They acknowledge that they are a type of Joshua, “a brand plucked from fire” (Zech3:1-8; Jude 23). At which time, the “garments” (works) too need to be washed (Greek: Pluno), so to speak, “in the blood of the Lamb” (Rev7:14). We were saved from the penalty of sin! We are being saved from the power of sin! We will be saved from the presence of sin!

But what does it mean to be Holy?

To be holy means: to respond appropriately to the love of God who gave up His Son so that we may have eternal life (Jn3:16). Jesus said, “If you love Me, you will obey My Commandments” (Jn14:15,21,23; 1Jn2:3-6). This principle holds good with our heavenly Father as well. He has given us the Ten Commandments (Ex20:3-17) for us to obey. To escape the error of salvation by works we have fallen into the opposite error of salvation without obedience. Our Lord Jesus Christ merely summarized the Ten and commanded, “Love one another, even as i have loved you, love one another” (Jn13:34). When we keep John 13:34, we will in effect keep the Ten Commandments because the first four Commandments of the Ten pertain to the love of God, and the next six pertain to the love of our other close neighbours, God Himself being the foremost neighbour.

If being holy means loving, how can we love the most?

To my question, “what is the best way we can love our neighbour or the greatest dhanam (alms) we can give our neighbour,” my uncle said, “Annadhanam (Rice Alms) because it is life giving.” I told him that his motive is excellent because there is nothing more greater than life giving food that we can offer someone. But the dhanam too can be most excellent if it gives not just life but eternal life!

So what is the best gift of love we can give someone?

Jesus said, “My flesh is real food and My blood is real drink” (John 6:55). Why is this food, real food and real drink? The answer: because it gives real life–eternal life! This fact is underscored three times in John 6:51, 53, and 54. Does this mean we should become some kind of cannibals and eat the flesh of man and drink his blood? Does the ordinance practiced in the Church even remotely refer to the eating of man’s flesh and drinking his blood? Is there something supernatural about it? Not at all!

But rather, when Jesus Christ laid down His life for us on the stake at Calvary, we have received eternal life at the expense of His life, so to speak, at the expense of breaking or decomposition of His body–His own flesh and blood. In effect, we are living on His flesh and blood. Therefore, the ordinance of Communion is symbolic. It serves as a memory device to cognitively engineer our holiness by not only reminding us of our very current sins for which Christ paid with His life and continues to pay through the “living and holy sacrifices” (Rom12:1) of the saints, but also serves as a tangible way of proclaiming His death till He comes. Is this a one time event? It would have been, if we never sinned again. But since we accumulate sins and thus become subject to death again as we pass through time, we have to “eat” His flesh and “drink” His blood on a regular basis. If the life that i now live is eternal life, then the meal of real significance that i feast upon in order to live is the Word of God that became flesh, namely the Lord Jesus Christ, our eternal-life-giving-food. Therefore, in regularly partaking of the Lord’s Supper, at different levels in the Body of Christ, God is systematically and cognitively engineering our sanctification unto divinity. For, faith makes substance of the things hoped for, when some evidence is provided of things unseen. What’s more, the life that i live is eternal life and therefore, the food that i pray and eat to live, must be His flesh and blood. This is because my ‘self’ has died with Christ on the stake at Calvary and the life that i now live is Christ’s, because He lives in me. It is no more i who live but Christ (Gal2:20).

To put it simply, when we hand out to someone the Good News that Jesus Christ died for him or her, through a clear presentation, we have in effect given them the dhanam (alms) of eternal-life-giving-food or అమృతం (Telugu: amrutham). For, in the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us (Jn1:1,14). And that Flesh (Jesus) said, “I am the Bread of life” (Jn6:48). To mark the occasion of having received that food (Word), we partake of the flesh and blood of Jesus Christ—called Eucharist, Communion, or simply the Elements at the Table—symbolically. Though this ordinance is symbolic, it must be obeyed at the individual, family, church, regional and corporate Church levels for engineering the holiness of the whole Bride until we are all “perfected together in unity” (Heb11:39-40). By obeying, we proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes (1Cor11:23-34). By obeying in eating and drinking the elements, we symbolically show that we receive the spiritual food (that is, the Word–flesh and blood) that has been preached to us and that we are willing to repent. As said earlier, there are however necessary prerequisites before partaking of the Elements as this is a coming into union with a Holy God–the Holy Communion. The prerequisite is that we should wash ourselves. In other words, we must purify ourselves. If we have not had a “bath” at all, we must take Baptism–a full bath. If we have already taken Baptism, we need to take only a “foot-wash,” as the rest of the body is clean. We mean symbolic washing, referring here to the Word, which in the case of a sinner is the Good News or Gospel that cleanses us from all sin as in Baptism; and the accumulated sin since the last washing as in Foot-washing. But we know that unless it is given from heaven, we cannot receive it (Jn3:27). Therefore, Baptism must be administered by a duly commissioned Servant or Priest of God. But Foot-washing may be administered by any lay-priest (born-again) to another lay-priest in need.

As you intercede for another, which is rightly possible only through the foot-washing ordinance, forgiveness is granted as per John20:23 to the one who is being prayed over. But do remember that in doing so, as a member (priest) of the body of Christ, you are assuming the consequences of his or her sin .
Thus, the Word:

  1. Cleanses us just as water cleanses us, which is symbolized by Baptism and Foot-washing; and
  2. Gives life just as food and drink, which is symbolized by the Eucharist (the elements).

 

Ref.: 1Corinthians11:23-34; John13:1-17; Ephesians 5:26.

The industrial world has much to gain from making Software an Open Source commodity. Open Source licenses allow manufactures to bundle their industrial goods with the Open Source (free) software and sell the final product with a price tag. It is not the legalese that is in question here (because a “Copyleft” license can give the coder some leverage) but it is the very idea of “free software” that subverts software enterprise while also making software sound cheap. In the global economy the laboring states have much to lose from this. For the laboring state the industry is the human machine and this is what generates revenue for it. In other words, countries like India, which have plentiful labor depend on services for economic growth. The planners of India were brilliant in setting up Master of Computer Application (MCA) programs all over the country in the last decade or two. This has churned out plentiful knowledge workers to develop software of all kinds. Applications can be in any area of Services. But somehow the Industrial world within India has stopped the government—it appears—from allowing proper protection for software through patenting.

As someone quipped, “code (software) is poetry” and needs to be acknowledged as such not Open and Free.