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Metaverse & The Prophecies

Dr. Stephen Phinney


Question. Why did IOM America shift its focus to eschatology or the end times?

We didn’t. Since the ministry’s founding, we have carefully balanced the teachings contained in the prophecies with our primary mission of the believer’s identity in Christ. However, as of late, our articles and media have placed a special emphasis on the events of the end times due to unfolding prophecies.

Since our ministry has moved to the forefront of curious minds regarding the End Times, we receive many questions regarding specifics in culture and how they connect to Biblical prophecies. We have decided to take the time to answer some of those questions occasionally. For example:


Why did Mark Zuckerberg change his company’s name from Facebook to Meta? How is Facebook connected to prophecies?

  • First and foremost, the decision by Facebook to change its name to Meta reflects the company’s perceived growth opportunities beyond its namesake social-media platform. Facebook wants the rebrand to show how Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg is repositioning the tech company around the metaverse, which he sees as a key growth area that can also attract younger users. Here are the facts. Meta (formerly Facebook, Inc.) is now the “mother” company of Facebook, Instagram, and 90 other Big Tech services. The bottom line is Facebook has a bad reputation for selling members’ private videos, selfies, identities, contact information, and postings to the highest bidder. Most of the time, those purchasers might be politicians, government agencies, sex traffickers, and major-scale retailers. Facebook was simply the systematic platform to gather the data for a much bigger vision. Meta, however, has a vision that will fulfill such plans.

  • What is Meta? The company Meta is Facebook on steroids, or should I say AI. AI is artificial intelligence. AI is a systematic intelligence that gathers medical, social, and private information on humans. The name Meta is captured from the ideology of the growing movement of metaverse - a real to life iteration of the Internet as a single, universal and immersive virtual world facilitated by virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) headsets. The goal is to shift the virtual world from headsets to real-time environments – as in AI-controlled businesses and homes. Laymen know it as devices in their environments that you speak to manipulate the room, car, machinery, or environment you live or work. The vision is to shift the masses from the selfish world of collecting material possessions to owning what they want in the virtual world without taking up more of the “footprint” of materialism. They will begin by selling virtual trinkets to their Facebook populous. Zuckerberg’s ambition is to establish a virtual world by 2030.

  • What does Meta have to do with prophecy? A lot, actually. The World Economic Forum (EU), which the Antichrist will lead, stated in the summer of 2022 that by 2030, you will “own nothing, have no privacy,” and mindlessly accept that “life has never been better.” For that to work, governing systems must take away the pleasantries of ownership. It involves shifting ownership to a unified governing system. The EU plan involves income redistribution, an equity-driven reshuffling of society, the elevation of socialist policies, and the erosion of meritocracy (people-led governments). This will require puppet masters