Tower Of Babel
By Matthew Ficarelli
The Tower of Babel is the one of the oldest stories in the Bible. It is man's first attempt to unify himself under one ruler, one nation, and one religion. This is one of God's first lessons to humanity, to stay away from a one -world government. Too much power and control is put into the hands of so few. A one-world government is man's attempt at making a paradise on earth. It also says that man doesn't need God, that we can do everything for ourselves. This is exactly what God doesn't want. This is why he chose this to be one of the first messages to humanity in the Bible.
God scattered everybody for a reason, as Paul tells us -
Acts 17:26. And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; 27. That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:
We were separated so we may seek God and all of his Glory. If man is united, then there is the feeling that God isn't needed. This can be seen today with the rise of the "new age" movement. They call for a one-world system that will unite everybody on earth. Their whole belief is that we are gods and we can do everything for ourselves. This has been Satan's biggest trick on man since the beginning. See New Age.
The ruler, or first world dictator was Nimrod.
Genesis 10:8. And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth. 9. He was a mighty hunter before the Lord: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the Lord. 10. And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel*, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.
*Greek - Babylon
There is a miss translation in verse nine that reads "a mighty hunter before the Lord." But it should read "a mighty hunter in defiance of the Lord." The name "Nimrod" actually means "to rebel." So Nimrod led a rebellion against God in order to set up his own kingdom.
Genesis 11:1. And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech. 2. And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there. 3. And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them throughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for morter.
4. 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.
They weren't trying to actually reach heaven; they wanted their tower to be better than anything in heaven. They wanted to have their own "heaven on earth."
Genesis 11:5. And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded. 6. And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. 7. Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech. 8. So the Lord scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.
9. 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.
God came down and changed everybody's speech. He also scattered them all over the face of the earth. This was for man's best interest. But the greed of man will consume them once again as we are witnessing right before our very eyes.
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All Scripture Taken Form King James Version