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When Noah and his 3 sons [Shem, Ham, & Japheth] got off the ark, they still practiced the knowledge of God, but as time went on, people got far away from God in their imaginations and began to be doers of wickedness.
***Location: Babylon, Iraq [Biblical Shinar] (Genesis 10:10; 11:2,9)***
The people of the earth were united by one language [everybody could understand everybody] and settled in the plain of Shinar. Their leader, Nimrod, a great but wicked hunter, led them to start building a city and a huge tower to the sky, thinking, perhaps, that they could become higher than God.
[In present-day Iraq]
They probably built niches into many places in the tower to hold their false gods (dumb idols that cannot see, cannot hear, cannot speak), because it was always believed that “gods” needed to be set in high places. All kinds of occult & false religions, such as New Age, Humanism, Cults and Counterfeit Churchs, began while they built that tower.
New Age says there are “many ways to God”, but Jesus said that He is the Only Way.
Humanism says "glory to man" instead of "glory to God". It says “if only mankind can get educated enough, they will evolve into perfect beings” (the false worship of humanity and intellectualism), but God said that He will not share His glory with any man. [The Nazi SS men were picked for their higher IQs and their higher education, but they cruelly tortured and murdered millions of innocent people.]
Cults and Counterfeit Churchs say “salvation is by works” (so that man can boast), but the Bible says salvation cannot be earned, it can only be received, because it is not wages, it is a free gift (so that our boast can only be in the Lord and His work on the cross).
Because they were united, it seemed nothing would be able to stop their evil purpose. God sent a confusion in their languages, so instead of one language to unite them, they were divided by many languages - to each person, it seemed as if the others were speaking in meaningless ‘babel’: French babel, Spanish babel, English babel, etc - and so, the word “babel” was coined after this place of the confusion of many languages. They split up into language groups to go all over the earth.
The evil religions begun at that tower will unite again in the end-times in a one-world "church", that prophecy in the Bible calls "Mystery Babylon" or "The Great Whore". That's because it will pretend to be the real church (the Bride of Christ), but is not. It will be called an “ECUMENICAL” movement.
The end-times false one-world church
will be a
“wolf in sheep’s clothing”
***“Only fools say in their heart: ‘There is no God’ (Psalm 14:1)...”***
***"Salvation is found in no one else, for there is NO OTHER NAME [Yeshua/Jesus] under heaven given to men by which we must be saved (Acts 4:12)."***
***“Blessed are those who…may go through the gates into the city. Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood (Rev. 22:14,15).”***
BABYLON WILL BE REBUILT!
From It’s Ruins in Iraq, Included in the Area Now Contended For By
ISIS and IRAN
And will be the World Capital and Worship Center
During the first half (3½ years) of the Tribulation,
the False One-World Church
will Rule over Religious Matters, Supported by
the Ten Kings
[Political & Economic Babylon].
Both will Rule from Babylon.
***“...Come hither, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot [a false religious system] that sits upon [rules over the religious affairs of] many waters [peoples, multitudes, nations, and tongues vs.15]; with whom the kings of the earth committed fornication, and they that dwell in the earth were made drunken with the wine [sorcery] of her fornication. And he [the angel] carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness: and I saw a woman [the false religious system] sitting upon [supported by] a scarlet-colored beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns [the ten kings who will politically and economically rule during the first half of the Tribulation and support the religious rule of the false one-world church]. And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and decked with gold and precious stone and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations, even the unclean things of her fornication, and upon her forehead a name written, mystery, Babylon the Great, the Mother of the Harlots and of the Abominations of the Earth. And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus [true believers who are born-again during the first half of the Tribulation will be martyred by this false one-world church]. And when I saw her, I wondered with a great wonder (Rev. 17:1-6).”***
THE TOWER OF BABEL
Dispersion By Languages