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The Tower of Babel

It Was Suppose To Have Been - A One World Empire

"Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves and not be scattered over the face of the whole earth." -- Genesis 11:4

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A Gateway to the Heavens?

In the last article we'd took a close look at Nimrod the mighty son of Cush. I had touched on, that Nimrod was different type of breed of man, for we'd discovered that he wasn't content with being a ruler over just one kingdom.

No, Nimrod was a conqueror at heart, and being a hunter of things, was simply in his nature.

And it didn't matter if he was hunting man or beast.

And just like I'd stated in the last article - that during Nimrod's reign, we find that he had established four different cities from within "The Land of Shinar": Babel, Erech, Accad, and Calneh.

We'd also learned that after Nimrod had settled in Assyria - we're told that he'd eventually built it's capital city Nineveh, along with the cities Rehoboth Ir, Calab and Resen.

I'd also briefly mentioned the possibility that Nimrod was perhaps, the mastermind behind the building of this infamous tower that I'm about to write about, that was known as "The Gateway to the Heavens" - but also known to most as "The Tower of Babel.

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Taking A Closer Look?

Now let's use this article to see if we can shed a little bit more light on this infamous event, that's been recorded from within the Sacred Record? To begin with, I would like to touch on a couple of very important things, when it comes to this pivotal moment from within humanity's history. First off, I would like to point out that this event had happened around the fourth generation of mankind. Which simply means, that it had taken place about 100 years after the "The Great Flood of Judgment" had brought forth the new natural world.

Next we find that the Sacred Record reveals to us, that during this time, mankind had spoke with one common language: "But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built. And the Lord said, 'Indeed the people are one and they all have one language, and this is what they begin to do; now nothing that they propose to do will be withheld from them. Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another's speech." -- Genesis 11:5-7

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Was Nimrod the Mastermind - Behind the Tower?

However, moving forward...

"As men moved eastward, they found a plain in 'The Land of Shinar' and settle there. Then they said to one another, 'Come and let's make bricks and bake them thoroughly.'" -- Genesis 11:2,3

Now like I'd stated earlier, there's strong evidence that supports the viewpoint that this project might have been planned, and orchestrated by Nimrod (The founder of Babylon) himself. I would also like to point out that the name Babel meant "gate of God". But later on, after God had judged mankind for their vain attempt at trying to achieve some type historical elite status, and divinity, the Lord changed the name to mean "confusion".

Now when it came to the bricks that the passage mentions? Keep in mind, that because of the land's layout, Nimrod didn't have the rock quarries, that were necessary for him and his followers to produce enough stones for a massive project such as this. Also know, that there has been strong archeological evidence that points out, that the walls of Babylon, had indeed, been made of brick.

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The Vain Glory of Humanity?

However that may be, again, we move forward...

"Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves and not be scattered over the face of the whole earth." -- Genesis 11:4

Know that the main goal, when it came to the "Tower of Babel" - dealt with marking the place, in which a one world empire that Nimrod wanted to create, would be established and symbolized, for all the known world to see. Understand that when it came to this city and tower, that mankind were going to build, was strictly fueled by their pride, vain-glory and defiance towards the One True God.

Remember that Nimrod and his followers had already turned their backs on the Lord. And it's because of their rebellious hearts, that mankind decides to build their own gateway to the heavens, by erecting a massive tower monument.

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What Were They Thinking?

I mean after all, they must have thought: "Who needs God? We can be great all by our selves." And it's this type of attitude that Nimrod and his followers had, that leads me to believe, that this massive building project was simply being fueled by their prideful, and vain attempt, at trying to achieve a historical elite status, all on their own. They also must have thought, that this massive tower monument would've served as some type of symbol, and representation, of the type of power they'd had finally achieved as a generation, to all the known world at the time, and beyond.

Nimrod must have felt, that the tower would have stood the test of time, and had shown future generations, how wise and wealthy they thought they were as a generation. And this is why I can also embrace the notion, that Nimrod and his followers believed, that all future generations would take note of their great achievement, as they gazed upon this massive tower monument, and perhaps, be in constant awe of what Nimrod and his generation had accomplished.

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God Came to See This Tower

Needless-to-say, the Lord was not pleased...

"But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower that the men were building." -- Genesis 11:5

First off, I believe that God is everywhere, all of the time. And I'm simply pointing this out, because it's presumed that this passage seems to be pointing out, that God had manifested His presence and power to be displayed in that one particular place, at that time, for all that was there - to be a witness to.

Also note, that when this passage states "Let us" : "The Lord said, 'If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. Come, let Us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.'" -- Genesis 11:6-7

It's presumed that this is referring to the Blessed Trinity - which is made up of the Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost. Furthermore, the passage goes on to point out, that God wanted to confuse the language of mankind, in order to create different culture divisions from within its overall makeup. Being that it was at this moment, that the Lord had acknowledge, that when mankind is completely united, the human race will be able to do anything they can imagine and set their mind and hearts to. Even if their actions were to go against God and His overall plan for them.

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Now we've ended this article by mentioning the problem with mankind being united, working as a global collective unit. Also know that this wouldn't be the first time that mankind had decided to work as a collective, being that the last time that they had tried this feat, we find that God had to right the wrong, by sending the Great Flood. Be that as it may, we'll also touch on some of the specifics when it comes the actual tower as well.

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