Babel: God’s Wisdom and Mercy

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When men a few generations removed from the Great Flood sought to build a tower that would reach to Heaven–the story is told in Genesis 11–God came down and confounded their language. Unable to communicate with each other, they gave up their building project and dispersed throughout the earth, eventually growing into various nations, each with its own language.

We are in the habit of viewing God’s actions toward the builders of Babel as a judgment and a punishment. A judgment it certainly was; but I’ve come to think of it not as a punishment, but as a mercy devised by His wisdom.

Take into account man’s inherent sinfulness, his natural bent for folly, and his high opinion of himself–and then factor in God allowing the Tower to be built and not confounding their language. I mean, really, they hadn’t learned their lesson from the Flood, and God had promised not to wipe them out again–but what if He had let them alone?

What could be more dreadful, than for God to leave us to our own devices?

Since the start of history, conquerors have tried to be masters of the world, creating bigger and bigger empires as their means for mischief grew. Today this has evolved into Globalism: all that “citizen of the world” claptrap from the 1930s is alive and well today. And doing as much harm as it possibly can.

The motive remains the same: domination of others. From Alexander the Great to the cocktail crowd at Davos is only a difference in methodology. Alexander had the Macedonian phalanx to crush nations under his feet. Globalists have Climate Change, and the “news” media.

Imagine how much easier this satanic scheme would be to carry out, had God not scattered the human race at Babel. Imagine how instantaneously culture rot could set in, anywhere in the world, if we were all of one language.

What God did at Babel was a way of protecting us from those of our race who would devour us. There is no doubt in my mind that among Satan’s fondest dreams is world government, over which he would rule as prince–probably behind the scenes: he likes it in the dark. And world government would devour us.

Alexander, Caesar, communism, Nazism, the United Nations, this foundation, that foundation–they were all about world government, and that’s what they’re all about today. That’s what “open borders” is: an attempt to undo what God did on the plain of Shinar, thousands of years ago.

A few of you keep telling me that the purpose of all the abominable lunacies of this era is to force us to declare who’s side we’re on, God’s or the devil’s.

I’m beginning to think you’re right.

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

6 responses to “Babel: God’s Wisdom and Mercy

  • UnKnowable

    Ultimately, that is the final question and truly the ONLY question. People serve whatever cause is at hand and convenient to their desires. Few stop to think beyond the surface as to what they are really serving. They may not see themselves as supporting Satan, but they are giving their support to causes which ignore God, which is really the same thing.

    This brings us full-circle, back to the plains of Shinar, when mankind defied their Creator’s commandment to spread out on the earth. There are only two prime causes, that of our creator, or that of His opposer.

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  • Watchman

    We are coming full circle now. It began with world government, and it will end with world government. Nimrod was the first dictator, the Anti-Christ will be the last.

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  • Sim Chen Xing

    I think that there’s an unknown force controlling the modern age. Even the global liberal order is being controlled by it. It shapes the war in the Middle East and all countries are bound by it. Do you feel it?

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    • leeduigon

      They’re all servants of Satan, whether they know it or not.

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    • UnKnowable

      I agree. In Ezekiel 38:4, it says “I will turn you about and put hooks into your jaws, and I will bring you out,” which indicates to me that God will lead these nations whom oppose Israel into an attack, which He Himself will use to bring destruction upon His enemies.

      In Ezekiel 36:22-23 it is explained that the restoration of Israel is accomplished to vindicate God’s name and not because of some innate goodness on the part of Israel. That restoration happened 70 years ago, and Israel has been the center of MidEast trouble ever since.

      Even the focus on Jerusalem as a point of contention is prophesied. According to Zechariah 12:3 God tells us “It will come about in that day that I will make Jerusalem a heavy stone for all the peoples; all who lift it will be severely [c]injured. And all the nations of the earth will be gathered against it.”

      It’s all happening, quite visibly and closes the circle, so to speak, of bible prophecy.

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