But grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever. Amen.
2 Peter 3:18
THE FIRST COMMANDMENT AND BABEL (Part 2)
“And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.” (Genesis 9:1)
“And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.” (Genesis 11:4 & 9)
After the Flood of Noah, men disobeyed God's command to scatter and fill the earth. They preferred to stay together and erect a “United Nations” -- in defiance of God.
They centered their worship in “the host of heaven” by erecting a giant Step Pyramid (Ziggurat) at Babel. It's top was to “reach unto heaven.”
The “host of heaven” in the Bible refers both to the stars and to the angelic and demonic hosts identified with the heavenly bodies. The Tower of Babel (still standing -- Birs Nirmrud -- in modern day Iraq) was dedicated to Satan worship.
The Tower of Babel brought God's divine judgment. He confused their language. This miracle was an instant change in those brain centers controlling speech.
Each family suddenly found itself identifying different sounds with various objects and actions than other families used. Unable to communicate, they scattered.
The different clans (extended families) were forced to survive by inbreeding for a time. The distinctive racial traits quickly surfaced through genetic variation, mutation and segregation.
Other factors such as migration, climate, recombination (often through rape and enslavement) and intermarriage all played a part in the formation of the nations of the world. But the hope for a One World Government and Religion remains unchanged.
STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION
The Tower of Babel has never ceased to be under construction. Only the location has changed. Religion was always the dominant element in ancient world empires.
We see it in Babylon, Egypt, China, India, Assyria, Persia, Greece and both Pagan and Papal Rome. Priests (soothsayers and sorcerers) were close advisors to rulers for thousands of years.
They were often the real power behind the throne -- manipulating emperors by their “magic” and devious counsel. Babel re-emerged in Pyramids and towering Cathedrals.
The bricks and mortar remind us that Babel was not only religious and political. It was also scientific. It used the most advanced technology of its day to build the Tower. Even modern science has some roots in occultism (astrology and alchemy).
Modern science is an attempt to elevate man to godhood by conquering space, the atom, disease and death itself -- without any help from the God of the Bible.
Mankind wants to unscramble languages and unite all nations in scientific endeavors to return Earth to paradise.
MODERN “TOWER OF BABEL” ADS
Lockheed Corporation ran an ad in the Scientific American featuring an artist's conception of the Tower of Babel. The ad boasted that Lockheed's scientific advances were “undoing the Babel effect.” Thus, Lockheed was opposing God -- the author of the “Babel effect.”
The Tower of Babel fills the Official Poster for the 12-nation United Europe. Circling above the unfinished Tower are 12 stars -- upside down -- in the form of the Pentagram of Occultism. The Pentagram, with its two horns upward and beard downward is also known as:
-- The Goat of Mendes (the Hebrew word for “goat” can also mean “devil”)
-- The Baphomet (a symbol of Satan)
International Business Machines (IBM) has also used an artist's conception of the Tower of Babel in some of its ads -- with high-rise buildings protruding from the half finished structure. Modern man is carrying on where Babel left off -- achieving immortality by human efforts.
THE VATICAN AND ONE WORLD RELIGION
Pope John Paul II, in 1986, held a gathering at Assisi, Italy of 130 leaders of the world's 12 major religions to pray for peace. Praying together were snake worshippers, witch doctors, Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims, liberal Protestants, Jews and Catholics.
While peace is a commendable desire, One World Religion (without the God of the Bible) is not. Jesus the Messiah said, “I am the way, the truth and the life, no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6)
The Pope bypassed Christ for the sake of World Religion. Like Mother Theresa, John Paul II praises all religions. He asks us to “respect one another's religious beliefs.”
But the Bible condemns all pagan religions for leading men to Hell. How can we respect those beliefs? Better to fight them (not with the sword, but with Bible truth).
All attempts to establish a One World Government and Religion apart from the God of the Bible are evil. They are done in defiance of God. They can only result in disaster.
Elevating man to God's level by human effort is to believe Satan's lie to Eve “ye shall be as gods.” To believe Satan is to worship and serve him. It violates the First Commandment “Thou shalt have NO OTHER GODS before me.” (Exodus 20:3)
George Theiss is a combat veteran of Vietnam who now follows the Lamb of God. He and his wife, Christy, have been married 42 years (in 2019). They have 8 grown children. You can contact George at firstname.lastname@example.org
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