The story of the tower of Babel falls within what is known as the Table of nations, which is in effect a genealogy of Noah’s descendents through Shem, Ham and Japheth. If one follows the genealogy far enough, they will reach the line of Cush, whose son, Nimrod was known as the great hunter, and spearheaded the eventual construction of the first city of Babylon. Nimrod’s motives for building this city were evil in intent, and Nimrod is fairly well known as the ‘father’ of the first of the mystery religions that have permeated from Babylon and ever since. This story, despite being brief, is very important in that it effectively sets the stage for all future false religions and pursuits of forbidden knowledge. The story of the tower of Babel follows:
"Now the whole earth had one language and few words. And as men migrated from the east, they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there. And they said to one another, 'Come, let us make bricks, and burn them thoroughly.' And they had brick for stone, and bitumen for mortar. Then they said, 'Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered abroad upon 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 have all one language; and this is only the beginning of what they will do; and nothing that they propose to do will now 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 all the earth, and they left off building the city.' Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the LORD confused the language of all the earth; and from there the LORD scattered them abroad over the face of all the earth." (Genesis 11:1-9)
The tower of Babel was man’s first attempt at a one world government only a few generations after the flood. With Satan’s knowledge that God promised to never destroy man again through a flood, Satan began his reinfecting the lineage of man by defying what God had requested of man: to scatter and populate the earth. The construction of Babel represented two things that defied God; 1) that man was to be a sojourner and 2) man was to worship God in spirit and in truth. By building a city, man could now be enslaved and controlled, and by building a tower with the intent to ‘reach heaven’ man in essence opened the door to spiritual deception by building this monument to glorify himself, as well as access areas in which were off limits to him. By virtue this group did this for selfish reasons, Satan was able to take control and guide these efforts, and as such successfully introduced the foundation for all false religions that continue to exist to this day.
The efforts to build this City and Tower by what was considered the mightiest man at the time, Nimrod, is a reflection of things to come in the new Babylon, but onto that in a moment or so. The attempt to create a one world organization is defiance against the will of God and will ultimately end in failure, because a one world organization ENSLAVES men, not frees them, and God demands freedom for his creation. Satan enslaves, and through fear, Satan is able to accomplish his goals of enslavement, which breeds contempt and anger, which results in sin. So it will be at the time of Revelation, when fear will rule, and man again, will be ripe for another ‘mighty man’ to arise and take over.
Since the time of the first tower of Babel, man has had a propensity to worship on ‘high places’ denoting demonic influences. All mystery religions can be traced back to Babylon, and that is why in Revelation the City of Babylon is referred to as ‘the harlot’ in which the world fornicated with. Man has preferred to worship at the alter of Babylon than of God, and as such, has been misguided in nearly every conceivable way, similar to our current times. All of the religions have been infected or infiltrated by Satan, and thus, misrepresent the true nature of God, and thus qualify as Babel, which means confusion. When the idea is accepted that ‘all paths lead to God’, and by extension salvation, there is not much incentive to follow the straight and narrow, and those who do look ridiculous and stupid. That is what Babylon was about, and what the future Babylon will be.
The lessons of this story are numerous and give us much insight into the thoughts of God and glimmers into the future (eschatology). Since the time of Babel, man has not had the ability to speak as ‘one’, although the advent and abilities of the computer is changing that. God has revealed to us that if we are of one mind, there is nothing we cannot accomplish. This is in both the good and evil arenas of life, and it ultimately requires actions and beliefs in what one is doing. Sometime in the future, most likely through the use of computers, man once again will have the ability to be one in his endeavors, and will recreate Babylon. This time, he will be successful, albeit for a short time, and this new creation will be the most intense and encompassing one world theocratic government, which will have both the city (secular) with the tower (religious) and will glorify man and his accomplishments more than God.
We are seeing now more than ever, the pieces coming into place for a one world government. We are also seeing the elimination of all established religions in favor of secular humanism with its doctrines of scarcity, relativism and intolerance towards those who do not ‘believe’ or are not considered enlightened. We are seeing increases in persecution all over the world of the faith, coupled with outright mockery and blatant violations of the basic tenets of our faith. If this is not a recreation of the Babylon of old, then I don’t know what is.