The City of Enoch
The City of Babel
Within a few centuries after the judgment on Cain’s delusional and godless system by means of the Noahic flood, another godless system emerged on the face of the earth (Gen. 11:1-9). The descendants of Noah began to build another city. The ruler of this city, Babel - capital of the ancient kingdom of Babylon - was Nimrod (Gen. 10:8-10). Babel, however, was like none other city built before it. The builders of this city sought not only to set up another delusional, godless system, but they introduced an “alternative creator” or substitute deity (“an abomination”) in the place of Almighty God (Rev. 17:2, 5).
When the triune Godhead saw what was transpiring in the plains of Shinar (i.e., the city of Babel), in His grace and mercy He changed their common language to many different languages (tongues), creating a situation where people divided into various clans and tribes. Babel’s inhabitants were then scattered across the face of the earth (Gen. 10; 11:9). This event forestalled the result of a one-world godless state and postponed God’s judgment on this delusional system until a much later time in the future (Rev. 17:1-5; 18:3-5; 19:2). From this divine judgment and dispersion the nations were born (Gen. 10).
The Nations of the Earth were:
- Conceived in a concerted, godless rebellion (Gen 11:1-9, Rev. 17:5, Acts 17:26).
- Born (brought forth) in divine judgment (Gen 10, 11:1-9, Rev 17:5, Acts 17:26).
- Reared (raised) in godless unbelief and ignorance (Acts 17:26 -30, Rom 1:18-32, Eph. 2:1-3,11,4:17).
- Lived out in carelessness, depravity and violence (Matt 6:6, Acts 14:14-16, Rom 1:24-32, Eph. 2:11,4:17, 1 Thess. 4:5, 1 Peter 4:3, Rev 6:4-8, 13:1-10, 18:23-24).
- Terminated in vanity, wrath (judgment) and eternal damnation (Psa. 2; Psa. 110; Dan. 7:43-44; Matt. 25:31-32, 41; Acts 17:31; 2 Thess. 2:7-9; 1 Peter 2:12; Rev. 16:13-16; 19:11-20; 20:7-9).
Note: Only a small remnant of all the nations - from Babel to the end of the age - will place their their faith and trust in Almighty God for salvation. These (i.e., the saved of the nations) are the ones whom God foreknew while He spared the inhabitants of Babel from total destruction. In His grace and mercy He chose rather to "babble" their languages and scatter them throughout the world (note the commandment of Almighty God in Gen. 9:1) - Zech. 14:16; Matt. 25:31-34; Rev. 14:9-14; 21:24.
As the rebellious inhabitants of Babel were scattered across the face of the earth,they took with them the godless, “alternative reality” and philosophy of the city of Babel (Rev. 17:1-5). As time passed, the nations became immersed and cemented in their godless cultures and philosophies, and they have reaped the consequences of their godless practices unto this day (Rom. 1:18-32).
Since Babel’s judgment some forty-two hundred years ago, people in the world today have been living in the aftermath of the “Babylonian unbelief and apostasy.” This "Babelology” of politico-religious ideology and philosophy still dominates our world today, and it has truly hampered Lucifer’s tyrannical designs for global worship and creation of a global fascist state under his sole, sovereign thumb (Rev. 14:8; 17:16-17; 18:2). Even now, events are transpiring that will soon make Satan’s grand and diabolical design a reality (2 Thess. 2:7; 1 John 4:3).