Rev. Mark Creech has his usual hysterical screed about Obama and gays and the mythical tower of Babel, which he thinks has something to do with “big government.” It’s the typical game of wingnut Madlibs, combined with quoting the Bible repeatedly as thought it said something meaningful on what he’s ranting about.
The story of the Tower of Babel in Genesis chapter 11 is a historical narrative of the first recorded form of government gone awry. The apostle Paul wrote, “Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come” (I Corinthians 10:11).
Yeah, that verse? It’s just incoherent babbling. It says absolutely nothing.
Genesis also says the Lord descended in judgment upon the scene. God is longsuffering and reluctant to supernaturally interfere in wrath, but He will never indefinitely stand for His purposes being thwarted. God confounded their language and forced the families of the earth to move away from Babel and accomplish what God had intended all along. That’s the way it always works.
Many Bible scholars believe this very type situation will repeat itself in the last days – the day before Christ’s return. A strong man will rise up, commonly believed to be the anti-Christ. He will unite the world in a cultural, political, and religious federation. As in Babel, the end will reflect a world determined to be rid of God.
Nevertheless, no matter what an individual’s eschatological persuasion, the fact is, nations have seen this state of affairs occur throughout history over and again. And, it never ends well.
We’re seeing it in America. A popular leader rises who is given almost god-like, messianic qualities by the media and others – one who single-handedly seeks to concentrate power – one the Christian Left and proponents of the erroneous doctrine of social justice treat as an anointed one. Our culture has largely abandoned trust in God for the opiate of government provision and hope, while endorsing via legalization abominable acts that God condemns.
Fair warning, America! Look to Babel. This can’t end well.
It would be so easy to put together a random text generator to come up with something just as coherent as this.
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