A computer-generated representation of Jesus is captivating audiences, with millions of views attributed to the content shared by the profile Daily Believer on TikTok.
In these videos, a virtual 'Jesus' with long hair and blue eyes imparts messages of encouragement, recites Bible verses, and extends invitations for viewers to participate in a confessional prayer of salvation.
The standout video, 'Welcome Jesus Home,' has skyrocketed in popularity, amassing an impressive 22.2 million views. However, the blessings offered by 'AI Jesus' appear to come with a catch – they are bestowed only upon those who share the video.
In one video, 'AI Jesus' asserts: "Many people have skipped this video, but if you've stuck around, I've got something crucial to share with you. Things are about to take a turn for the better. The Lord is set to transform your story. Brace yourself because new blessings from God are on the way. The landscape of your life, once marred by ugliness and uncertainty, is changing as we speak. If you believe, share this video, drop a like here."
He continues: "Don't leave this video without affirming this message because it's meant for you. Affirm it, believe it. The tears you shed next will be tears of gratitude. What you're about to experience may seem like a dream, but it's about to become your reality. Embrace the blessings from God that are coming your way. Always remember, He's right by your side, supporting you, and won't abandon you, even if you occasionally stray from His path.
"Do you believe? Do you have faith? If so, comment, let me know. And if you can share this message, I'll bless you with something special because an open display of faith reaches more people. If they're blessed, you, spreading the word, will be blessed too. Thank you very much."
This isn't the first instance of Artificial Intelligence being used for Christian services. Earlier this year, an IT company introduced the concept of "texting" with Jesus and other biblical figures through an AI-operated app.
The app allows users to engage in real-time text conversations with characters like Mary, Joseph, nine apostles, Old Testament prophets, and Jesus himself. Catloaf Software has spearheaded this initiative, providing users with a unique and interactive way to seek advice and guidance based on Bible verses.