Despite the fact that God has invaded the metaverse, religious faith in the virtual world is thriving.
After being ravaged by the COVID-19 epidemic, the virtual reality church (VR Church) has grown significantly in size and popularity, becoming one of the most popular spiritual destinations in the metaverse.
In the United States, VR Church was founded in 2016 by DJ Soto, a pastor headquartered in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Since then, the church’s membership has grown rapidly year after year, according to the church’s website.
As a result, other individuals who associated with faith expressed an interest in assisting and volunteering, leading to a “aha” moment in which they realized they had “found something,” and that they had “established a church,” according to Soto.
In the metaverse, “we have all of the functions of, or how you would conceive of a physical church, or how you would describe a real church, and we’re expressing it here.”
As a result of increasing the frequency of services to once a week, DJ Soto described it as a psychological adjustment.
“The Church of the New Millennium is no different from any other church, whether it is in the physical world or in the metaverse,” he explained, adding that they “interact with hundreds of individuals in live worship.” There is little doubt that our impact numbers in the thousands “,,,,,,,,,
‘Improving the meaning of scripture’.
Attendee Garret Bernal, a first-time visitor who self-identifies as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, appreciated and commended the construction of the virtual reality church.
According to him, “They have 3D drawings, so they set up verses all over the place and they set up 3D illustrations for the verses.”
The ability to go and read the verses, especially in places like this, where I could see a rendering of the verse I was reading, made scripture much more meaningful to me.” “I was able to go and read the verses, especially in places like this, where I could see a rendering of the verse that I was reading, which made scripture much more meaningful to me.”
As a result, Soto believes that “it reaches individuals who can’t physically attend to church,” the metaverse holds the key to the future of churchgoing.
These individuals include Alina Delp. She was diagnosed with a neurovascular ailment in 2010, which rendered her unable to leave her house for an extended period.
“Gradually but steadily, people withdraw when they become chronically unwell and are unable to engage in the activities of the rest of the group. That leaves just my husband and our animals and myself to get by on “According to her,
She feels that VR Church altered everything.
“As though by magic, your strength has returned. And all of a sudden, you are important. Now you’re back to your normal self “”I’m sobbing,” she said.
It “simply seems like you could accomplish anything in the world again” after being “told over and over and over again that you couldn’t do anything” for so long.