Class Notes: 11/18/2012
Satan's first attack on nationalism, divine institution #4, at the tower of Babel
In our continuing study of Satan's attacks against the "seed of the woman" we are presently looking at his attack against the Divine institution of nationalism at the Tower of Babel.
Last time we concluded with the idea that Satan through man, has been trying to produce the perfect environment that man had in the garden ever since man lost it. He uses socialism, statism and communism in his attempts to recreate it by controlling mankind.
The idea of perfect environment created by man's activities will never happen. Freedom comes through national entities, and national entities must be strong in order to maintain the balance of power.
Gen 10:5; We see here that there were originally two geographical areas for nationalism. Japheth initially moved into an area north of a line formed by the Mediterranean Sea, the Black Sea, and the Caspian Sea. Shem was in the center and Ham to the south.
One of Ham's sons Gen.10: 6-8; was Cush who was the father of Nimrod, the human leader of the first satanic attempt to establish a world government and create a global culture under Satan's aegis.
The motivation for this centralization of power is satanic because it is opposed to the divine mandate for the survivors of the flood to procreate and populate the entire earth. Gen 9:7; "And as for you, be fruitful and multiply. Populate the earth abundantly and multiply in it."
This is a universal mandate for the human species to procreate abundantly for the purpose of providing potential new witnesses into to testify in the appeal trial of Satan.
Satan, of course, desires to restrict the conversion of these potential witnesses to as few as possible, therefore he inspired the three families of Noah's sons to gather together into a close knit community at what was known then as Babel but which would later become the ancient city of Babylon.
Gen 10:6; And the sons of Ham were Cush, Mizraim, Put, and Canaan.
v 8 - Now Cush became the father of Nimrod; he became the mighty one on the earth.
Gen 10:10; The beginning of his kingdom was Babel … in the land of Shinar.
Gen 10:32; These are the families of the sons of Noah, according to their genealogies, by their nations; and out of these the nations were separated on the earth after the flood (God's intent was to separate the three families into separate nations).
Gen 11:1; Now the whole earth used the same language and the same vocabulary.
One of the assets Satan had working in his favor was a universal language. This makes it easy to develop a commonly understood propaganda message for the deception of the masses in order to control them.
English is the common language of the United States. But under our Constitution, the individual states had the right to maintain "community standards" so that what was permitted in Boston, New York, or San Francisco might not be allowed in Dallas or Omaha.
But the amalgamation of the Bill of Rights into the Fourteenth Amendment resulted in creating a common "legal language" within the United States.
From that "legal language" and tragic Supreme Court interpretations a diabolical Tower of Babel has been built in the USA that is being used to enslaves its citizens using the rhetorical veil of "equality" to advance the hidden agenda of multiculturalism and the progressive's corporatist socialist Marxist state.
Since the unifying force of a culture begins with its language, a universal culture can be more easily developed when everyone speaks the same language. Gen 11:2; And it came about as they journeyed east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there.
v 4 And they said, "Come, let us build for ourselves a city, and a tower whose top will reach into heaven, and let us make for ourselves a name; lest we be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth."
This is a satanic attempt to concentrate the entire world population, made up of Noah's post-flood family into one geographic location with one language and one vocabulary in direct opposition to God's decree. Under a centralized government held together by one religion, Satan could then manipulate and control the entire world's population.
Harry Ironside gives us a synopsis of the development of this first attempt to organize a United Nations: H.A. Ironside, Lectures on the Book of Revelation. (New York: 1932), pages 287-288:
We learn that the founder of Bab-El, or Babylon, was Nimrod. He is described as "a mighty hunter before the Lord" "a hunter of the souls of men," the rabbis said. Going out from the presence of the Lord, he impiously sought to gather a multitude about himself.
In defiance of the express command of God to spread abroad upon the face of the earth, he persuaded his associates and followers to join together in "building a city and a tower which should reach unto heaven."
A tower of renown, rising to a great height, to be recognized as a temple or rallying center for those who did not walk in obedience to the word of the Lord. They called their city and tower Bab-El, the gate of God; but it was soon changed by divine judgment into Babel, Confusion.
Gen 11:5; And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built.
v 6 And the Lord said, "They are one people and they all have the same language. And this is what they began to do and now nothing, which they purpose to do, will be impossible for them.
v 7 "Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, that they might not understand one another's speech."
It is interesting that linguists speculate that human language evolved from one universal language into the multiple languages that are found in recorded history.
The Mother Tongue: English & How It Got That Way. By Bill Bryson (New York: William Morrow and Co., 1990), pages 23-25:
One of the greatest mysteries of prehistory is how people in widely separated places suddenly and spontaneously developed the capacity for language at roughly the same time.
It was as if people carried around in their heads a genetic alarm clock that suddenly went off around the world and led different groups in widely scattered places on every continent to create languages. Even those who were cut off from the twenty or so great language families developed their own quite separate languages.
Or perhaps not. There is increasing evidence to suggest that languages widely dispersed geographically may be more closely related than once thought.
Recent studies of cognates-that is, words that have similar spellings and meanings in two or more languages (For example: English is, German ist, Latin est, from Indo-European esti.)-have found possible links between some unlikely language partners.
Some cognates may even be universal. As Merrit Ruhlen noted in Natural History magazine (March 1987): "The significant number of such global cognates leads some linguists to conclude that all the world's languages ultimately belong to a single language family."
Bryson goes on to explain some very critical information that not only amplifies the power of language in controlling populations but also the reason children are the obvious target of linguistic manipulation.
Bryson, The Mother Tongue, pages 25-26:
Much of what we know about the roots of language comes from watching children learn to speak. For a long time it was believed that language was simply learned. The presumption was that our minds at birth were blank slates onto which the rules of quirks of our native languages were written.
But then other authorities, began to challenge this view, arguing that some structural facets of language the ground rules of speech must be innate.
Neuroscience confirms this: The Brain: A Neuroscience Primer. 2d ed. by Richard F.Thompson, (New York: W, H. Freeman and Co., 1993), page 391
All languages, from English to obscure dialects, have the same degree of complexity and similar general properties.
It is as though humans came into the world equipped with a well elaborated, complex, and biologically determined language system. In short, it would seem that we may have speech and language centers in the brain that are in some ways predetermined or preprogrammed.
Thompson begins his chapter on language by writing, "Language is the one species typical behavior that sets humans completely apart from all other species."
This is because the human race is the only species that God seeks to communicate with. He has caused His thoughts to be written in Scripture which in itself requires the existence of language.
God, the creator of the human brain and the inventor of language preprogrammed the human brain so that He could communicate His message to man with a perfect vocabulary, utilizing perfect syntax, and thus revealing to us perfect content.
The Word of God clearly states this in Gen 11:1; and Gen11:6; The Lord states the fact that through a common language Nimrod gather the people into a centralized location so that under the power of a central government and the tyranny of a world religion he could propagandize them into becoming witnesses for Satan in his appeal trial.
Nimrod is described as being a "mighty hunter of souls against the Lord." Nimrod was the first world dictator in Satan's first attempt to break the prophecy of Gen 9;1; and prove that God is unrighteous.
The Hebrew word " Nimrod" means, "rebellion or revolution." He was the leader of a rebellion against God's establishment of nationalism in the dispensation of the Gentiles. God had ordained nationalism and Satan through Nimrod established one great empire. He is the leader of the first international political conspiracies against God.
Nimrod and the Tower of Babel episode in Gen 11; reveals. God's attitude regarding internationalism. Internationalism is the governing of more than one nation under one head. Believers are told to be faithful to their national entities Romans 13:1-7.
No form of internationalism is acceptable to God. This includes political internationalism such as communism, socialism and the United Nations, or religious internationalism such as Islam, the Holy Roman Empire or the World Council of Churches.
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