The City of Enoch
After Adam’s fall at the dawn of creation (Gen. 3:1-7; Rom. 5:12-19), Adam and Eve’s first born son Cain followed Lucifer’s example of following his own godless and vain imagination. In this manner Cain abandoned Almighty God’s presence and possible redemption to live out his temporal existence in a delusional system he and his progeny created (Gen. 4:16-17; Jude 11a). Cain replaced the truth (reality) and sovereignty of Almighty God with his own self-governed, godless system. In the process he founded a city named Enoch, dominated by Cainitic culture (Gen 4:17-24). The final fruit and outworking of this godless endeavor ended in lawlessness, anarchy and violence. In the end, divine judgment from Almighty God destroyed this corrupt and godless civilization with a global flood (Gen 6:1-7; James 1:15; 2 Peter 2:5-6).
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).
The Final Delusion of Desolation - 666
"It is a fact of history that as societies, cultures and nations become more base (degenerate) and hardened against the living God, they become increasingly vulnerable to godless and demonic (evil) influences."
It is a fact of history that as societies, cultures and nations become more base (degenerate) and hardened against the living God, they become increasingly vulnerable to godless and demonic (evil) influences. (Luke 4:5-6; Eph. 2:1-2; 6:12; 1 Tim. 4:1-2; Rev. 16:13-16). This trend is a driving force that is setting the stage even now for the world’s final showdown against Almighty God, His sovereign authority and eternal reign on earth and in heaven. This final showdown is called the Battle of Armageddon (Psalm 2; Dan. 2:43-44; Joel 3:2; Zech. 14:2; Rev. 16:13-16). Once the Rapture of the Church takes place, Almighty God’s restraint will be removed (2 Thess. 2:3, 6-8). The dam - as it were - will be removed and the godless, base practices and the unbridled passions of man will be unleashed to flood the world with godlessness and lawlessness. As these awesomely turbulent times of global calamities come to pass, the world will look for a scapegoat. Feelings of anti-Semitism and hatred for Israel will intensify as never before (Matt. 24:12; Rev. 12:17).
"Anti-Christ will impose on the world his mark, his idol-image and his will. In so doing he will cause all to worship both himself and his 'father,' a.k.a. Lucifer....”
The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!