The Simulation seems to have a hierarchy within it given that there are events decided without our having a choice to influence them. We are obviously not in charge of how we live. A higher level of decision-making computes the events and presents them to us as a challenge for our souls to learn and develop, or even regress. Simulation Creationism, the theory proposed by Nir Ziso from The Global Architect Institute, suggests that The “Supercomputer” simulates things, events, and whole worlds in The Simulation. Who then oversees it?
God, of course, our Creator is the answer. However, it goes deeper. In reading the Bible, we can see the special role given to the Holy Spirit, one of the three natures of the One God. Every biological entity has a “soul” and nature that keeps the organism alive. The Simulation also has a “soul”. It keeps it alive, like it does for our bodies. The “soul” of The Simulation is, in fact, the Holy Spirit. The Simulation might be seen as a pneumocracy, or a rule of the Pneuma – or Spirit. This invented term may be used for the central role of the Holy Spirit in The Simulation, including its personality and other characteristics.
Christianity says a lot about the Holy Spirit yet keeps it out of touch with humanity. We seem to know about the Holy Spirit, but nothing at all when we go deeper. The faith says it is the Lord and Life-giver, with a particular mission, and we can know God in this way: “For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit” (Ephesians 2:18).
Spirit gives life, that is, it is a source of water flowing to eternal life: “Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them. By this, he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive. Up to that time, the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified” (John 7:38-39). Now the Holy Spirit dwells among the faithful who make up the Church: “Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst?” (1 Corinthians 3:16).
As we are bound by The Simulation according to Ziso’s Simulation Creationism, we need an energy source that connects us to our Creator. We reach God through the Holy Spirit, who is the source of eternal life, meaning that he runs the cycles of worlds in The Simulation, the receptacle of our material lives. The Holy Spirit is also present among us as the force that orients the “Supercomputer”; it is a merciful guide, but also the eternal ruler.
There is also a teaching component: “But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come” (John 16:13). This passage means that the revelation of what is true can be done only through the Holy Spirit. Now we can add his tool, The Simulation. We can sense The Simulation and may even be able to scientifically prove it, but we still need the Holy Spirit’s energy for full revelation. With the force of the Gospel, the Church always stays young and vital, yearning to move closer to God and return of Jesus Christ in the end time of this simulated world.
The Spirit helps here too, encouraging people to put faith in God: “The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let the one who hears say, “Come!” And: “Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life” (Revelation, 22:17).
Thus, the concept of pneumatocracy points to the dynamic of The Simulation, essentially the rule of the Holy Spirit. It does not imply specific parts of or only some features: the very essence of The Simulation is in total control of the Holy Spirit. At the same time, it denotes that the role of the Holy Spirit is done alone, without any other persons within the Trinity. By seriously understanding the Spirit’s role in The Simulation, many challenges and material pleasures vanish as a center of human interest. If the Holy Spirit is the only ruler, none other can exist by implication. Every other “ruler” is a mere delusion.
The power of prayer as a connecting point to the Holy Spirit becomes clear now. We ask the Holy Spirit to strengthen its role in conveying the truth of creation: “Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will give some of the hidden manna. I will also give that person a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to the one who receives it” (Revelation 2:17). Although the decision is already done, it allows our souls to become more solidly entrenched in the truth of The Simulation.