Last night Sarah and I were talking briefly about the Tower of Babel. So, here is the question to consider. The reason that God confounded the language was because they had a goal that mirrored the luciferian promise of transcendence. The people were going to build a tower to the Heaven so as to make a name for themselves.
God himself said, behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.
If I am correct in thinking, the people’s goal was to reach Heaven by building a building. And God went down and stopped them, saying they could accomplish anything. If this is true, would they have accomplished their goal of reaching Heaven? When we look at the Copernican Principle of Heliocentric Cosmology, supported by the big bang theory… which gives way to cosmological evolution, the answer is no. Heaven is too far away. The people of Babel would have never reached Heaven to make a name for themselves. All they would have done is reach the vacuum of space and die of lack of oxygen.
If this is true, and they would not have reached their goal, killing themselves in the process, then why did God clearly say they would have achieved anything they set to do? Clearly, that doesn’t seem right when you consider the cosmology that we are taught. Because their goal was Heaven and according to God, they could have done it had he not stopped them.
And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech. And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there. And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for morter. And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, 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 children of men builded. And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech. So the Lord scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city. Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the Lord did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the Lord scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth. – Genesis 11:1-9
Now, when we consider the fact that Babylon was a real place and the Tower of Babel is actually recorded in history, it is no surprise that we find similar structures scattered across the world. Just because your language changed, doesn’t mean someone’s habits change. They would have continued to build and live the same way as before. The only difference is that their words are different.
When you consider that, it also makes sense to see that all the continents worshiped the same gods throughout history. The only difference when you consider the similarities would merely be the names of these gods.
So, here is the question then… are we being lied to about God’s creation?
The more I dig into the biblical perspective of cosmology, I can’t help but see that this is true.
According to the modern day wisdom of men the moon is a rock that is more than 200,000 miles away, the sun is a star 400,000 miles wider than the earth. All the stars are massive and far away. We aren’t special and we were created by randomness which led to the sun being created before the earth. The sun doesn’t move. The earth moves.
According to be bible, the earth came first, the moon is a her, the stars are actually heavenly beings that have and will fall to the earth. The sun is on a circuit. The earth is motionless (explain any of that with the Copernican Principle). Honestly, I could go on and on.
The thing is this…
The answer I am generally given regarding this issue is simple. I am told that we are currently in an era of enlightenment. We have become smarter. We know more today than we did back then. With that in mind, a lot of the bible is left to allegory and poetic interpretation.
I have two problems with that. One, to suggest we are getting smarter implies evolution at a conscious level. Last I checked most Christians didn’t buy into evolution. With that, we are not getting smarter. We are merely at a point where we are giving into lies and calling them truths. Second, am I to believe in the wisdom of men, or the Holy inerrant word of God? Because, if one verse is interpreted as man’s lack of understanding in the past rather than truth… then at what point do we draw the line on allegory, calling the entire bible a work of fiction? The bible is either the inerrant truth or it isn’t.
That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God. – 1 Corinthians 2:5
For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness. – 1 Corinthians 3:19
Anyway, I am clearly ignorant. And to be honest with you, I am starting to be okay with that. Because, let’s face it… people like SpaceX and NASA, the people giving us modern wisdom about the cosmos, clearly have never been caught lying… EVER.
Whatever, I’m ignorant.