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MYSTERY OF THE AGES
the races, providing for geographical segregation, in
peace and harmony but without discrimination. But the
people wanted to be of one amalgamated people. One
purpose for the tower of Babel was to unite them, and to
prevent them from being scattered in racial geograph–
ical segregation.
They built the tower, "lest we be scattered abroad
upon the face of the whole earth" in geographical
segregation (Gen. 11:4). But God looked upon their
building of the tower and said, "Behold, the people is
one, and they have all one language; and this they
begin
to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them,
which they have imagined to do" (Gen. 11:6).
What has mankind "imagined to do"? By this
twentieth century man has gone into outer space, flown
to the moon and back, invented and produced the most
intricate machines, computerized instruments, trans–
planted hearts, and even attempted to produce life from
dead matter. The human mind's capacity for material
accomplishment seems unlimited. But his problems are
not material, but spiritual. And before them he is still
helpless without God.
So God confounded their languages and "scattered
them abroad ... upon the face of all the earth" (Gen.
11:8).
Continuing from C. Paul Meredith's thesis, now out
of print (pages 16-17, 25-29):
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Then it was that Nimrod "began
to
be a
mighty
one"
and a
"mighty
hunter
before
the Lord" [Gen. 10:8-9] in a
ruling
sense (the Hebrew word for "mighty" is
gibbor,
which means "tyrant,"
Strong's Concordance of the Bible).
Nimrod became a tyrant over the people.
He
made the laws.
Not only that but he was "mighty ...
before"
the Eternal.
(The Hebrew word
paniym
translated "before" here,
should be translated
"against"-Strong's Concordance of
the Bible.)
The Bible says Nimrod was against God! ...