Certain people have convinced themselves that technology is evil, and they would have nothing to do with it, and once they embrace that mind-set, they miss out on a key and fundamental nature of God – creativity and invention. The bible opens up with the words, “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth”. The very first thing we learn about God is that he has the ability to create. The Spirit of God possesses unlimited creative powers, and some of us are convinced that that same power is available even today. And that God continues to create by working in the hearts of men.
The Bible says in Revelations 4:11 (ESV) “Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.” The big objection to creativity is the capacity for wickedness, lust and wanton destruction that most technologies seem to enable. However, this is an unfair criticism because it is the equivalent of blaming God for creating mankind. God created all things and judged his creations to be good, but then over time, corruption became introduced into the system. We should acknowledge that creativity and technology is merely a tool. What the tools are used for depends upon the person using the tools.
Creativity and inventions are the premier problem-solving tools. Technology empower us to solve problems in a way that is consistent and scalable. There are diverse kinds of problems around the world today, including poverty, disease and famine. Some of these problems will be solved through the ministry of the famous five-fold offices, some of them will be solved by people channelling God’s powers through technology. There is no problem we cannot solve by praying and laying on of hands, but until we are able to solve those same problems by applying science and knowledge, we have not really solved that problem.