Fall and Dispersal Into National People Groups is the Inevitable End of Every Babel Empire in Human History
by J. Parnell McCarter
There have been many empires over the course of human history, following after the wicked model and example of the original ancient Babel under the strong man Nimrod. The Babylonian empire under Nebuchadnezzar, the “beasts” described in Daniel chapter 7, the Babylon referenced in I Peter 5:13, and the “Babylons” referred to in various passages of the prophecy of Revelation, are evidence of its continuing manifestation over the course of human history in various forms. What is being sought for the USA as a multicultural “global nation” humanistic empire is thus no new phenomenon in human history, but a political model that has been multiply tried. It behooves us then to consider the divinely ordained end of this political model, for the Bible is not silent regarding the end of each such manifestation.
The end of the original ancient empire of Babel is clear and well known: it fell and those formerly under it dispersed into national people groups. As we read in Genesis 11: 8-9, “…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.”
This scattering was not merely a random individualized dispersal, but rather a dispersal by and into the very nations rooted in heritage that God had providentially “divided in their lands…after their families, in their nations.” (Genesis 10:5)
Sadly, fallen sinful man has not learned the lesson of this historical example, but has tried again and again to re-create it in some fashion. Yet scripture is clear as to the end of each such attempt:
“Put yourselves in array against Babylon round about: all ye that bend the bow, shoot at her, spare no arrows: for she hath sinned against the Lord. Shout against her round about: she hath given her hand: her foundations are fallen, her walls are thrown down: for it is the vengeance of the Lord: take vengeance upon her; as she hath done, do unto her. Cut off the sower from Babylon, and him that handleth the sickle in the time of harvest: for fear of the oppressing sword they shall turn every one to his people, and they shall flee every one to his own land. Israel is a scattered sheep; the lions have driven him away: first the king of Assyria hath devoured him; and last this Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon hath broken his bones. Therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will punish the king of Babylon and his land, as I have punished the king of Assyria. And I will bring Israel again to his habitation, and he shall feed on Carmel and Bashan, and his soul shall be satisfied upon mount Ephraim and Gilead.” (Jeremiah 50:14-19)
“And it shall come to pass, after that I have plucked them out I will return, and have compassion on them, and will bring them again, every man to his heritage, and every man to his land." (Jeremiah 12:15)
“And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters. And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.” (Revelation 14:6-8)
“Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.” (Revelation 18:2)
“And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army. And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.” (Revelation 19:19-21)
The former Soviet Union followed this pattern. It had been a powerful wicked atheistic empire of many nations, stretching over a wide segment of the earth. Its atrocities were most egregious under the communist dictator Stalin, but even persisted under the leadership of those that followed him. Mercifully, God brought down the Soviet empire, and divided it into many nations, each having a common dominant heritage (Russia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Uzbekistan, etc.).
Two notable on-going current efforts according to the Babel model are the US empire based in Washington, DC and the Roman Catholic empire under the Pope, the two not being entirely un-related. Pope Francis, who like previous Popes self-identifies himself as the “Vicar of Christ on earth”, seeks to tear down any US or other national border walls, which no doubt enhances his own power while masking the deleterious effects of Romanism:
“Panama Archbishop Jose Domingo Ulloa said Francis’ message is likely to resonate with young Central Americans who see their only future free of violence and poverty in migrating to the U.S. — “young people who often fall into the hands of drug traffickers and so many other realities that our young people face.” The pope is expected to urge young people to create their own opportunities, while calling on governments do their share as well. The visit is taking place as the U.S. government remains partly shut down in a standoff between the Trump administration and Democrats over funding for Trump’s promised border wall. Francis famously has called for “bridges, not walls.” After celebrating Mass in 2016 on the Mexican side of the U.S. border, he denounced anyone who wants to build a wall to keep out migrants as “not Christian.” - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/world/amid-border-wall-debate-pope-francis-says-fear-of-migration-is-making-us-crazy
The moral code of Babel effectively dispenses with the Ten Commandments as our moral code, and replaces it with Babel’s code, in which opposing the “diversity agenda” (see http://www.puritans.net/articles/diversityagenda.htm ) is regarded as the height of immorality. People thus quake to be labeled “racist”, an epithet thrown at any who dare object to Babel’s goals. Remarkably and sadly, much of the professing Christian church has caved into this agenda (see http://www.puritans.net/articles/ats.htm ).
Yet we need not fear whether each Babel’s end will come, for God has decreed it (see http://www.historicism.net/aBrakel.htm ). And there is good reason to believe even the USA will return to her original form and constitution, partitioning out that which is contrary to it (see http://www.puritans.net/return-to-the-articles-of-confederation/ ). Each Babel’s days are numbered, including the one being built here in North America.