The Year 2018 – The Tower of Babel

Genesis 11:4–9: “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.’ And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built. And the LORD said, ‘Behold, 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. Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.’ So the LORD scattered them abroad from there over the face of the whole earth; and they stopped building the city. Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the LORD confused the language of the whole earth; and from there the LORD scattered them abroad over the face of the whole earth.” (NASB)

Why did Almighty God confuse their language? In order to protect mankind from extinction, even after the fall, God still loved mankind: “. . . and now nothing which they purpose to do will be impossible for them.” We again see Satan’s deception at work as it was at the beginning; you can eat from the tree of knowledge and determine for yourself what is good and what is evil – and become as a god.

In this age of the exponential growth of technology, once again the tower of Babel is being built – preparing the road for the antichrist, i.e., mankind in his “great” knowledge can bring peace to the world by deciding what is good and what is evil – accepting everything as good – even the most vile sin. What will this lead to? I’ll let Jesus Himself – God in the flesh – God’s redeemer for mankind answer the question: Mark 13:19–20: “For those days will be a time of tribulation such as has not occurred since the beginning of the creation which God created, until now, and never shall. And unless the Lord had shortened those days, no life would have been saved; for the sake of the elect whom He chose, He shortened the days.” (NASB) God will intervene as He did in the garden and with the tower of Babel; yes, once again His love will intervene to save His beloved mankind from extinction.

We know that the end is near as the persecution and hatred of both Christians and Israel by the world is growing exponentially as the end of the church age and Israel’s seventh week approaches. Christian, this will be a good time to remember what God told the Apostle Paul: Acts 9:15–16: “But the Lord said to him, ‘Go, for he is a chosen instrument of Mine, to bear My name before the Gentiles and kings and the sons of Israel; for I will show him how much he must suffer for My name’s sake.” (NASB)

Most professing Christians come to God’s Redeemer by false prophets and teachers who entice by promising personal earthly gain – instead of focusing on sin and eternal salvation. How did you come to God’s Redeemer? In these Last Days of the foretold apostasy, should you not examine yourself to be sure you’re not just a Christian in name only? 2 Corinthians 13:5: “Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you—unless indeed you fail the test?” (NASB)

The Apostle Paul knew Scripture better than most which does point to God’s redeemer, however, obviously just knowing God’s Word and the Law well is not enough to save; God must also open your eyes to see your sin, and therefore, your need for a Savior – your need to be spiritually born-again. As it was with the Apostle Paul, who thought he was “righteous” found out just as it is written, his – our righteousness is as filthy rags.

From the beginning when God called me as His watchman, the following Scripture has been intensely upon my heart – hence, my overwhelming sincere passion to warn the professing Christian: Ezekiel 3:18: “When I say to the wicked, ‘You shall surely die; and you do not warn him or speak out to warn the wicked from his wicked way that he may live, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity, but his blood I will require at your hand.” (NASB)

Minister Raymond D. Sopp