Since the account in the Garden of Eden we have seen that mankind, left to self-determination, will eventually gravitate to his own devices. The story of the rebellion of man against God has been the narrative since Eden. Eden, the Flood, and the story of the Tower of Babel have much in common. In each case, the plot and outcome have been the same. First, man through his rebellion has tried to become as gods, and the end result was God’s removing them from their place and punishing them for their efforts. Rejection of God is an act of independence from divine intervention (Genesis 2–4).
In all three cases, satanic and demonic influence and possession were present. In the Garden, the serpent (Satan) himself challenged the authority of God and convinced the couple that they could become as gods and not answerable to their Creator. Although Eve was the principle target, Adam was at her side and we read of no objections. This event involved all of human creation, Adam and Eve. The result was that the pair were ejected from the Garden and the sentence of death entered the world. The first fulfillment of this sentence was the murder of their second son, Abel, by his older brother Cain. But He gave mankind another chance.
About 1,642 years later, we come to the narrative of the Flood. The demonic activity in the “sons of God” (fallen angels) once again defied the Lord God and led in another rebellion. We read in Genesis 6:5–6: “And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth and it grieved him at his heart.” The sin nature that began as a penalty in the Garden now had come to full fruition. The sentence for this wanton universal sin was complete destruction of mankind and all creation by Flood. But He gave mankind and His creation another chance. “But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord. … Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God” (Genesis 6:8–9) God’s reprieve started over with only eight people.
It took mankind only about 600 years to recoup after the Flood and once again defy God. According to Archbishop Ussher, the Tower of Babel existed approximately in the year 2242 b.c. The tower existed when there was only one language. We read in Genesis 11:1: “And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.” We don’t know exactly what that language was, but some believe it to be Hebrew. However, once again mankind defied God’s command of Genesis 9:1: “And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.” They were in violation of God’s orders to spread out and cover the earth.
The leader of the rebellion at this time was Nimrod, “the mighty hunter before the Lord” (Genesis 10:8). Nimrod was the son of Cush, the son of Ham, and the grandson of Noah. His kingdom was in the land of Shinar, or Babylon. Babylon is located in the land of present-day Iraq. Nimrod knew he was in direct violation of God’s command to replenish the earth. I believe that this is another proof of a universal flood. The word “replenish” would indicate that there were people all over the world and they died in the flood. The people then devised a plan to stay together and retain one language.
“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” (Genesis 11:4). In verses 5–8, God forced the people to obey His word to replenish the whole earth by scattering them. The method He used was to confound their language. Today there are over 3,000 languages and dialects. Different languages have kept people from regrouping for thousands of years until the last few centuries. God has not abrogated His work of Genesis 10, but mankind under the leadership of Satan is bringing the world back full-circle to a new Tower of Babel.
There are at least four different areas that must be met in order to reestablish a new Tower of Babel. Those are language, location, religion, and leadership. In order to communicate and do business, there must be a common language. There is one language that I have found works in most of the world. In my meager travels, I have never had a problem communicating with people from China to the Cappadocia in Central Turkey. There are those that speak English most proficiently, whether it is in rural shops or major hotels. I have actually been asked if J. R. really lived in Dallas. While there are only five countries where English is the official language, it is spoken in most countries.
English is the global language when it comes to business and finance. The primary language of communication is English. In the airline industry, all communications over the air such as information and instructions are required to be in English globally. According to the British Council, “English is the world’s common language. English has come of age as a global language” (www.britishcouncil.org).
Next is a location accessible to all peoples. On October 24, 1945, representatives from 50 countries met in San Francisco “to form an organization that would promote peaceful coexistence and worldwide cooperation known as the United Nations (U.N.).” It replaced the League of Nations, because it failed to prevent wars. Since then, the U.N. has done a wonderful job of preventing wars—there are dozens of wars and conflicts raging around the globe as you read this article.
The United Nations organization is located in the Secretariat Building, New York City, New York, USA. “The first 450 U.N. employees started working at the Secretariat Building on August 22, 1950. The United Nations officially moved into the Secretariat Building on January 8, 1951, by which time 3,300 employees occupied the building” (www.wikipedia.org). New York City seems to be the world’s choice location for many reasons, including someone to foot the bill—America.
“In 2015, seventy years after their original rights-based document, the U.N. took a giant step towards the global government that was only hinted at in their first organizing document. They issued a document entitled ‘Transforming Our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.’ This document has 91 numbered sections of the U.N.’s program for world government. The UDHR is only referenced once in the entire document in Article 19. Unlike the original ‘mother document’ that was under 1900 words, this document is 14,883 words. The 91 items are addressing issues under the five headings of People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace, and Partnership. Additionally, the document provides 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to improve life on the planet” (www.lifesitenews.com). All this decided on American soil and includes America. New York City is the ideal location for the Tower of Babel—of late The Twin Towers.
Next of importance is religion. The religion of the Tower of Babel was the same as that which is presented by Lucifer in Isaiah 14:12–14: “I will ascend into heaven; I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; and I will be like the most High.” When sin entered the world, independence from God became the catalyst for all rebellion whether it be called atheistic or some other form of self-direction. Even in many churches today, self-help is preached instead of God-help, and that we are able to redirect creation or human nature without God’s help. This was the goal of the United Nations Charter, which does not mention God in its preamble and has only grown farther away from the will of God.
The United Nations is all about how man can achieve peace and prosperity, and determine its own destiny without God’s help. The preamble begins with, “WE THE PEOPLES OF THE UNITED NATIONS DETERMINED” without one word about needing God. This is the religion of the Tower of Babel.
The last area needed for the rebuilding of the Tower of Babel, is leadership. The current secretary-general of the United Nations is Antonio Guterres from Portugal. He is the ninth which serves a five-year term. The beginning of the Tribulation Period will see a new world ruler that will serve a seven-year term. His kingdom will also cover the entire earth and his rule will be final and brutal. This rule will be his answer to his own five wills listed in Isaiah 14:12–14. Scripture speaks of a person that will enter upon the scene and present a solution to all the world’s problems and enforce peace upon mankind such as the United Nations charter calls for.
I believe this will take place immediately after the Rapture of the saints by Christ. The Antichrist will no doubt have to explain first of all what happened to the Christians and calm the chaos that will surely follow. With the removal of the restraining ministry of the Holy Spirit, as noted in 2 Thessalonians 2:7, there will be nothing to restrain him from fulfilling the purpose of the Tower of Babel. Some believe that he will be the reincarnation of Nimrod, the original leader of Babel. The organization is already in place for him to begin to take over—the United Nations. Will the United Nations become the new Tower of Babel and complete Satan’s quest to rule? Paul gives us a warning concerning this event in 2 Thessalonians 2:3–4: “ Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all this is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.” He will be Satan’s leadership.