Remarking on a report that there are some 180 languages spoken by students and parents in the NYC public school system, Bryan Fischer says that God is judging America by confusing our languages, just like he did with the Tower of Babel. But for some reason, he wants to thwart God’s will!
The solution would seem fairly straightforward: require English fluency and literacy as a condition for immigration. It seems only a matter of common sense that newcomers to our shores should be expected to learn our language rather than we being expected to learn theirs…
One of the forms God’s judgment takes is a confusion of languages. According to Genesis 11, when a monolingual people became consumed with pride and arrogance, and intended to “make a name for (themselves)” by “building a tower with its top in the heavens,” God intervened by making it impossible for them to communicate with each other.
This was to serve as a check on the evil they otherwise would be disposed to do. Said the Triune God, “Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language, and this is only the beginning of what they will do. Nothing they propose to do will now be impossible for them. Come, let us go down and there confuse their language, so that they may not understand one another’s speech” (Genesis 11:6, 7).Their ability to collaborate together for evil purposes was broken by a babble of languages, and they soon scattered. Their plans, because they were not aligned with God’s, came to nought.
The lesson here may be that when a nation turns from the humble worship of the true and living God to hubristic self-reliance, God may judge that nation by making linguistic communication impossible.
Bryan, why are you in rebellion against God? You say that it is God’s will that our languages be confused, but then you want to eliminate that judgment by not letting anyone in who doesn’t speak English. God is going to punish you for this, you know. Maybe, in his divine wisdom, he already has punished you by making you a moron.