The Bible is a big story about God’s mercy. In short, the Christian message is the history of God’s mercy to his creation. Since Adam, there has been a dual process of people hiding and leaving God, while God always tries to be closer to humans: “But the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?” (Genesis 3:9). Within this constant connection, God affords people a chance to become closer to Him through various divine characteristics, of which mercy is one. These characteristics play out in The Simulation, an infinite cycle of simulated worlds and events, where people learn more and more about the Creator, according to Simulation Creationism of Nir Ziso from The Global Architect Institute.
In such a complex history, God always remains true to Himself and never abandons the souls inhabiting simulated worlds, no matter their transgression in the eyes of the Christian religion. But, there is an element of learning to discern in the Bible. In the Old Testament, God sees the misery of His people in Egypt and hears their concerns: “The Lord said, “I have indeed seen the misery of my people in Egypt. I have heard them crying out because of their slave drivers, and I am concerned about their suffering” (Exodus 3:7).
“With His strong arm” (Psalm 79:11), God does a series of miracles or interventions in The Simulation, which may be seen as a revelation of His existence to the souls who inhabit this simulated world such as during the Jewish exodus from Egypt. People leave God when He is not necessary to them anymore. But God reappears in His greatness: “For I am God, and not a man – the Holy One among you” (Hosea 11:9). However great, God will always grant us mercy in The Simulation because such an environment exists teleologically, with a clear purpose. Thus, the old scripts say: “Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and he relents from sending calamity” (Joel 2:13).
The revelation of God’s mercy, His fatherly love, shall be fulfilled in the New Testament in the simulated event of absolute significance, as incarnated in Jesus of Nazareth, the face of God’s mercy. Everything from the Old Testament shows primarily mercy in Jesus as God’s first and fundamental characteristic: kind of like God’s footprint. Such mercy is demonstrated in simulated creation itself and includes all being: “The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it” (Psalm 24:1). It includes absolutely everything, not just humans. Essentially, God loves His creation, including souls that inhabit potentially different simulated worlds and lifeforms that may temporarily adopt various simulated modes of existence.
There is an essential challenge to created beings. They have to manage the simulated world, which can be seen as a test from God. He wants to see not how we will act – because in The Simulation, all acts are already predetermined and events follow precisely how God wants it, through a “Supercomputer” – but how we comprehend the outcomes of such actions. Therefore, “The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it” (Genesis 2:15), including all beings other than men in this simulated world. Mankind and the world are created as an expression of God’s mercy, so man can be further “saved” in Jesus Christ and oriented to the future glory. This can be understood as future simulated worlds in The Simulation, places where we shall have new challenges in a very different environment.
So, what shall we do to pass the challenge of this simulated world? God reveals that it is by following Jesus Christ, a projection of God’s mercy. The quest for Adam consists of the incarnation, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Christ is a new Adam – meaning a beacon in The Simulation that we should follow. He takes nothing, nor does he hide from God, with whom He shares everything: “All I have is yours, and all you have is mine. And glory has come to me through them” (John 17:10). In Jesus “the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit” (Titus 3:4-5).
Thus, we have not done anything to deserve mercy. It is directly given to us, and we continue to act according to the computation of the “Supercomputer,” which might be The Simulation’s technical understanding of the divine activity of the Holy Spirit.