God Said and It Was So
“Then God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light … God called the light day and the darkness night” (Genesis 1:3 & 5, italics for emphasis).
Each successive day of creation began with, “Then God said…” (Genesis Chapter 1).
God is Omnipotent. This incomparable power is contained in and expressed through his Word. So much so that the Lord spoke the entire universe and all living things on Planet Earth into existence.
Several Christian apologists and scientists have exposed the theory of evolution for what it is: absolutely absurd and patently false. Evolution started as a theory and rightly so. Today’s secular scientists and agnostic/atheistic evolutionists brazenly present this theory as a fact. Yet none of them will admit that they began with a presumption (no God, nature created itself and life) that is based on faith (trust) in that hypothesis. Thus they prejudicially interpret the existing physical evidence to fit their conjecture of evolution rather than Divine Creation. In doing so, they clearly demonstrate that evolution is as much a religion (belief system) as evolutionists claim Christianity is a religion that is incompatible with science.
(Note: As explained in a few prior Eye of Prophecy articles, the Christian faith is NOT a religion; it is a personal relationship with our Creator and Savior).
Creationists also begin with a faith model, because God not only said he was there when all things were brought into existence, he is the One who created everything out of nothing. We then analyze and interpret the astrophysical, geological, and biological findings in the context of the Bible as the very Word of God.
For example: God said that each life form (species) would reproduce, “…offspring of the same kind” (Genesis 1:24). It’s been that way from the beginning. To this day geologists and biologists have never found (nor will they ever find) fossil or present-day empirical evidence of species mutation or cross-breeding of fixed species. A frog is a frog and a butterfly is a butterfly. There never has nor ever be a futterfly or a brog! A dog is still a dog and a cat is still a cat, and never the two shall cross. Let me know if someone finds a dat or a (living as opposed to inanimate) cog, and I’ll switch to evolution.
(Breeding Within Species Are Unusual, But Possible … Yet It’s Still the Same Species. In This Case a “Liger.” Cross between a Lion and Tiger, Both of the Cat Genus. Same Thing With a Horse and Donkey Producing a Mule, Except the Mule is Sterile)
Through one of the characters in my novel O Israel … the end is the beginning for those left behind, I wrote:
“Let’s say for sake of argument, that one particular species did somehow mutate. If this mutation survived, it would have a gender… In order for that mutation to reproduce, there must be another one of the opposite sex, born or mutated at about the same time and in the same geographical area. Otherwise, no more babies of whatever this mutated thing turns out to be…. Even if a species could mutate, would it necessarily be an improvement? Essentially, that’s what evolution says: things must continually improve. But it could be the opposite … something grotesque and dysfunctional” (Page 130).
Do you see the astronomical odds against the possibility that there would be opposite-sex mutations at the same time and place into a (new) species? Now multiply that by thousands upon thousands of species in the insect, bird, fish, and animal kingdom; when, in fact, there’s no physical evidence of even one mutation in and certainly not between any of these four basic families (kingdoms) of animal life. Using the laws of probability alone, that is an absolute “0.” Which means it simply cannot happen. If someone can show me evidence, thereof, then I’ll go ahead and purchase some beautiful almost crocodile-free swampland in Florida!
(Lion and Giraffe Mixture … Not Possible. This Is One of Those Superimposed Trick Photographs. No lion would pass up eating a giraffe in order to mate with it!)
There’s more: “Then God said, ‘Let us make human beings in our image, to be like us.’ …So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them” (Genesis 1:26-27).
There are many attributes that separate the human race from animals. Differences and gaps that are entirely too vast to entertain the theory of evolution.
The character in my novel also said:
“I’ve always wanted to debate an evolutionist. Ask him to explain the quantum leap from whatever the highest mammal is to man. Why a monkey can’t talk, read, build tall buildings or choose to love or hate? Why a gorilla doesn’t think deep thoughts like we do. Why a chimpanzee has never composed a song, painted a Mona Lisa, written a novel, or discovered electricity?” (Page 129).
Evolution is based on the foundationally flawed formula that I would label: Mother Nature plus Father Time equals life. Evolution is the modern-day version of, “They traded the truth about God for a lie. So they worshipped and served the things God created instead of the Creator himself, who is worthy of eternal praise! Amen” (Romans 1:25).
The Essence and Power of Language
After the human spirit and mind, the greatest (impassable) gulf between mankind and animals is language. Without language and linguistics we couldn’t adequately comprehend, let alone explain the concept of mind, heart, or spirit unless we express them with words (or at least signs). We speak and write what we think in our mind, believe in our heart, and feel in our spirit. If we didn’t convey what’s inside of us, then what’s inside of is like the proverbial sound of the tree falling (in the forest) that no one hears. If someone is not there to experience and explain what happened, then it’s irrelevant whether the tree made a sound or not when it fell. In this respect, human beings are deductively, inductively, cogently, intelligibly, creatively, and most of all spiritually “light years” (using a scientific measurement) above the animals.
“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Wrong! Most idioms accurately represent life’s experiences. Sticks and stones is not one of them.
Words are powerful. They can heal a heart or break a heart. They can mend a mind or bend a mind. They can build up the human spirit or tear it down. They can be a source of life or death.
(Now there’s an adage that is right on!)
“We can make a large horse go wherever we want by means of a small bit in its mouth. And a small rudder makes a huge ship turn wherever the pilot chooses to go, even though the winds are strong. In the same way, the tongue is a small thing that makes grand speeches. But a tiny spark can set a great forest on fire. And the tongue is a flame of fire… It can set your whole life on fire, for it is set on fire by hell itself” (James 3:3-6).
The Tower of Babel
“At one time all the people of the world spoke the same language and used the same words. As the people migrated to the east, they found a plain in the land of Babylonia and settled there. They began saying to each other, ‘Let’s make bricks and harden them with fire…’ Then they said, ‘Come, let’s build a great city for ourselves with a tower that reaches into the sky. This will make us famous and keep us from being scattered all over the world’” (Genesis 11:1-4).
The Tower of Babel incident took place a few generations after the Great Flood that only Noah and his family survived. Even before Noah’s Flood, all people on earth spoke the same language. Why can I say that? For three reasons: (1) there’s no indication in Scripture that people spoke different languages before the flood. The opening of this passage in Genesis 11 (“At one time”) would strongly suggest that people spoke one language from the time of Adam and Eve. (2) There would be no reason for people to arbitrarily want, need, or be able to create another language or languages. (3) The very fact that God suddenly and supernaturally replaced one language with many languages yields the inescapable conclusion that mankind spoke one language from the beginning.
Many people, even those unfamiliar with Scripture, know about the Tower of Babel; why and how God abruptly stopped the arrogant purpose for building such a monument.
Said the Lord: “…The people are united, and they all speak the same language. After this, nothing they set out to do will be impossible for them! Come, let’s (like when the Lord created man and woman, the triune God refers to himself in the plural, “let us”) go down and confuse the people with different languages. Then they won’t be able to understand each other … That is why the city was called Babel, because that is where the Lord confused the people with different languages. In this way he scattered them all over the world” (Genesis 11:6-9, parenthesis mine).
When the Lord said, “nothing will be impossible for them,” did he mean that he couldn’t do anything about whatever the restored human race wanted to do or would do? Of course not, otherwise God isn’t God.
“Remember the things I have done in the past. For I alone am God! I am God, and there is none like me. Only I can tell you the future before it even happens. Everything I plan will come to pass, for I do whatever I wish” (Isaiah 46:9-10).
And it’s God who is telling us about the Tower of Babel; indeed, it’s the Lord who supernaturally inspired all of the Bible, which is the very Word of God.
Numerous times in Scripture before or after God announces something, he declares (for example): “Thus, says the Lord.” Or, “I, the Sovereign Lord have spoken.” Whether the Lord spoke directly to prophets and apostles or whether he communicates through the Holy Spirit, we know that:
“All Scripture is inspired (literally, God-breathed) by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right” (II Timothy 3:16).
Getting back to the Tower of Babel account: In effect, the Lord is saying that he wouldn’t do what he had already promised to Noah: wipe out mankind again with a world-wide flood. Instead the Lord chose to thwart man’s attempt to create a One-World Government by scattering the people into (ethnic) groups with their own language and eventually nations with boundaries. With the supernatural act of dividing one language into many, God displayed his sovereignty by disrupting the peoples’ plans and demonstrating to the human race that we only (vainly) think we can do anything we want, whether God approves it or not.
Although God gave mankind the free will to choose, plan, and act on those plans, Scripture is replete with evidence that God intervenes in the affairs of mankind when he chooses to do so. Just ask Pharaoh! He’ll tell you who had the final say, when God through Moses told him, “Let my people go!”
Jesus said, “…But with God everything is possible” (Matthew 19:26).
He also said: “…For apart from me you can do nothing” (John 15:5).
In addition to national boundaries with natural geographic barriers such as oceans and mountain ranges, the thousands of languages and dialects on this earth are what God has used to prevent a global government.
As I have maintained in some Eye of Prophecy articles (especially, One World Government? Posted 2-28-15, and One World Religion? Published 8-15-15): despite the prevailing view among Bible scholars, there will never be a (man-made) global government. Not now and not during the Great Tribulation. Scripture is clear that even the Antichrist will have enemies (such as the Kings of the East). If there is even one significant nation on earth that refuses to be part of his empire, then there couldn’t be a “One World Government.” In fact, some countries during the Tribulation (not including the three nations that Antichrist Nero will force to join his ten-nation confederation) will maintain their autonomy and fight to keep their national identity and language intact. (See Daniel 11:40-45 & Revelation 16:12).
Will there ever be a Global Government on earth? Will there be a reversal of God’s curse on the Tower of Babel, whereby everyone on earth will again speak the same language? An unequivocal “yes” to both questions! We’ll get to that later.
Despite contemporary technological advances that enable rapid transportation across natural barriers and a smaller world shrunken by swift communication, a host of different languages remains the greatest obstacle to mankind unifying itself to accomplish the age-old sinister goal—which has intensified even more in our post-modern age of human secularism:
“Why are the nations so angry? Why do they waste their time with futile plans? The kings of the earth prepare for battle; the rulers plot together against the Lord and against his anointed one. ‘Let us break their chains,’ they cry, ‘and free ourselves from slavery to God’” (Psalm 2:1-3).
Until the final Kingdom of God on earth, nations and the languages of those nations are part of God’s sovereign plan for the human race. In his remarkable message to the Greek Epicurean and Stoic philosophers, the Apostle Paul explains that the Lord establishes nations and sets their boundaries.
“…Men of Athens, I notice that you are very religious in every way, for as I was walking along I saw your many shrines. And one of your altars had this inscription on it: ‘To an Unknown God.’ This God, whom you worship without knowing, is the one I’m telling you about.
“He is the God who made the world and everything in it. Since he is Lord of heaven and earth, he doesn’t live in man-made temples, and human hands can’t serve his needs—for he has no needs. He himself gives life and breath to everything, and he satisfies every need. From one man he created all the nations throughout the whole earth. He decided beforehand when they should rise and fall, and he determined their boundaries. His purpose was for the nations to seek after God… For in him we live and move and exist…” (Acts 17:22-28).
Later, in the context of the extraordinary evidence visually displayed in creation, Paul wrote:
“Yes, they knew God, but they wouldn’t worship him as God or even give him thanks. And they began to think up foolish ideas of what God was like. As a result, their minds became dark and confused. Claiming to be wise, they instead became utter fools” (Romans 1:21-22).
The Globalist Movement
Already in place is the making of a central government on one of the seven continents … the European Union. (Please see, Eye of Prophecy articles, The Final Treaty of Rome Part I & II, posted 5-14 & 5-21-16, which provide a summary of how the EU came about through the first Treaty of Rome, and also the soon to come “Final Treaty of Rome” orchestrated by the Antichrist).
Yet, the European Union is coming apart at the seams as evidenced by Brexit, which I wrote about in the article, Brexit … What’s It All About? Posted June 18, 2016.
(Brexit Is Not Yet Officially Complete)
Before but particularly after Great Britain voted to leave the European Union, weaker EU nations have voiced their disapproval of the pressure tactics of the stronger countries like Germany and France to form a final European government that would have absolute “national” sovereignty over all of Europe. Even with free trade, open borders, and a common currency for most of the EU countries, there is not yet a completely centralized government with consolidated military and political power.
What is the underlying motive for people (especially the elite of the world) wanting a global government? You need look no further than the aforementioned European Union, which was progressively established to prevent war between European nations, i.e. World War I and World War II. They argue that if nations didn’t exist or if they merged into one entity by relinquishing national autonomy, there would be no reason or opportunity for one nation to war against another.
The reason that thinking is so wrong is because the vast majority of world leaders and the people they lead don’t understand or place any stock in Biblical history or even secular history. Thus, they don’t agree in the least with God himself, who knows how wicked we are and the evil we do apart from him, his absolute truth, and Biblical redemption. Truth that gives light and life and hope to anyone who believes and receives the One who is The Way, The Truth, and The Life—Messiah Jesus.
They’re oblivious to the fact: When there was one people (essentially one system of government), one culture, and one language, there was so much corruption and violence that God removed man from the face of the earth he had created. Then several generations after Noah and his three sons, people again began to merge; completely ignoring that it’s the wickedness (sin) of the human heart that produces pride, greed, lust for power, and superior dominance of one person over another achieved primarily through amalgamated authority.
It’s not the elimination of nations or national rivalry that will prevent war or terrorism. The horrific terrorism in today’s world has nothing to do with one nation against another. For example, the sworn objective of ISIS—the most hideous and brutal terrorist organization in the history of the human race—is to establish an Islamic Caliphate, which is nothing less than a Muslim world dictatorship.
In order for the fallen and flawed human race to create and maintain such unity, it’s necessary to curtail—if not eliminate—individual, ethnic, national, and linguistic liberties.
Without some nations—those birthed and grown as a democratic republic, especially those founded on the Judeo-Christian heritage—there would be global loss of political, economic, social, and religious freedom. Without the political or military check and balance intervention of certain nations, large portions (if not all) of the world certainly would have been unified—conquered and controlled indefinitely by such rulers as Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon, Alexander the Great, the Roman Caesars, Genghis Khan, Napoleon, Emperor Hirohito of Japan, Benito Mussolini, Joseph Stalin, Adolph Hitler, Mao Tse-tung, and Saddam Hussein … or current dictators like Kim Jong-un of North Korea. Whether willingly or by force, the people of these domains were more unified than any other peoples on the earth have ever been.
Either out of adulation or fear or both, their people revered these autocrats as gods.
Or the soon reappearance of a Roman Emperor (Nero) who, “…will exalt himself and defy everything that people call god and every object of worship. He will even sit in the temple of God, claiming that he himself is God” (II Thessalonians 2:4).
(Artist Impression of the Ancient Statue of Nero, Who Wanted to be Worshipped as God, Not Just As a god)
None of these megalomaniacs were that concerned about nationalized sovereignty or national identity or even for the welfare of their citizens. In fact, they ruthlessly suppressed and killed dissenters among their own people. Their ultimate goal was regional, then world domination. Yet, millions upon millions followed them because what most people ultimately want is one person, a messiah-type to lead them. Not until it’s too late, did the people realize that their messiah and his inner circle harbored a hidden agenda. A scheme that deliberately or unwittingly seeks to accomplish exactly what Satan—the father of lies, deceit, terrorism, and murder—has pursued since he brought evil into the world.
Read with me this chilling account of Lucifer:
“For you said to yourself, ‘I will ascend to heaven and set my throne above God’s stars. I will preside on the mountain of the gods far away in the north. I will climb to the highest heavens and be like the Most High’” (Isaiah 14:13-14).
The Apostle Paul continues with his warning of the man of lawlessness, who would reappear as the Beast from the Abyss: “This man will come to do the work of Satan with counterfeit power and signs and miracles. He will use every kind of deception to fool those on their way to destruction, because they refuse to love and accept the truth that would save them. So God will cause them to be greatly deceived, and they will believe these lies. Then they will be condemned for enjoying evil rather than believing the truth” (II Thessalonians 2:9-12).
(Statue of Nero Recently Built Near Anzio, Italy. See Eye of Prophecy Article, “Antichrist and Anzio … What Do They Have In Common?”, posted 4-29-17)
History teaches us an unforgettable lesson that we have seemingly chosen to forget. The more unification of peoples and the greater the consolidation of states or nations into a centralized structure, the more legislative, judicial, and military checks and balances will diminish and disappear. And the more that tyranny will flourish. Had England and her partners not stopped Napoleon; had the Allies not opposed Hitler, Mussolini, and Hirohito; had the United States not stood up against Stalin’s (and his successors) post-war Communism … we can only wonder what language would be the most common (international) tongue spoken today. I doubt it would be English.
God’s Plan: The Kingdom of God on Earth
God is Omniscient. He knew that a man-made global government built on and maintained by one common language would be the worst thing for the human race.
And yet, on the authority of Scripture, I will say again that a One-World Government is, by far, the best kind of administration to bring true peace to the human race, because that is the Lord’s plan for mankind. But not an international government created by man, one that is virtually devoid of any acknowledgment of or reliance on God. Not the United Nations.
From the dawn of human history, it has been proven over and again that human attempts to create a secular godless centralized government with absolute political, economic, educational, social, and military control over its people led to total disaster.
This is not a contradiction. The Lord supernaturally split the ancient language into many languages, which led to dispersion of the human race to the four corners of the earth; which, in turn, led to the formation of cities, states, and nations. If this had not been done, the world would be even worse off than it later became or is today. It is as the choice goes: the lesser of two evils.
Yet even concerning a democracy as Winston Churchill so profoundly quipped:
The existence of multiple nations and boundaries and languages literally provide a buffer zone and a deterrent to tyrants who would conquer and control the entire world if not opposed.
God’s ultimate plan was for the human race to prosper—spiritually, economically, and politically—under the benevolent leadership of one man whose government would truly be one nation under God. But it must begin from the inside out, by changing the human heart. Not from the outside in by, in essence, deceiving people into thinking that ultimate unity is possible only under a world government. Not through a powerful regime that gradually gives the people virtually everything they need and want; then swiftly takes what is given (and more) away. That kind of unity is what inevitably will deprive them of the freedom and peace they long for. True freedom and peace begins with personal redemption, followed by a global cohesiveness created by the Prince of Peace. (See Eye of Prophecy article: Freedom … What Does It Really Mean? Posted 7-8-17).
Here is an excerpt (in italics) from Eye of Prophecy article, The World Wants a Messiah … But It Needs (The) Messiah, posted 1-28-17. This quote was taken from an earlier article entitled, Kingdom of God. Posted 1-17-15.
Jesus spoke often of the Kingdom of God; for example, comparing it to a mustard seed … the smallest of seeds that when planted grows into an enormous tree. Which is exactly what has happened to the body of Christ; an exponential growth down through the ages, to now consist of believers from virtually every nation and language on earth. It is the Kingdom of Heaven in the hearts and minds of those who have been redeemed by the shed blood of Christ. Next, will come the final physical Kingdom of God on this earth; at which time all people, all governments, all nations will be brought under the authority of God’s magnificent Son. He will rule the nations with firmness, but fairness.
Isn’t that what most people want? They want: law, order, equality, safety, peace. And they want someone who has the kind of authority to realize those dreams, but also someone who is kind and considerate with that authority. One who truly cares about people and what’s best for them; who can rule and judge with impartiality and kindness. A truly wise and benevolent King whose attributes perfectly reflect who and what he is: Love, Truth, Justice, Mercy.
Things to Ponder
Following the worst turmoil ever experienced by the human race during the seven-year Great Tribulation, the Kingdom of God will begin with the majestic thousand-year reign of Messiah. It is the inauguration of righteousness, justice, and peace never before experienced on Planet Earth.
Messiah Jesus is the “child born to us, a son given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders … His government and its peace will never end. He will rule with fairness and justice from the throne of his ancestor David for all eternity…” (Isaiah 9:6-7).
(Notice that the passage says: The government… Not a government. As in one world-wide government. And it will be His government).
At the end of the Millennium, when Satan assembles a “mighty army” (Revelation 20) and is soundly defeated in one last attempt to replace God’s Kingdom with a Satanic kingdom, the Lord will complete an extreme makeover of the heavens and the earth.
“Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the old heaven and the old earth had disappeared. And the sea was also gone. And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven like a bride beautifully dressed for her husband … Look, God’s home is now among his people! He will live with them, and they will be his people. He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.
“And the one sitting on the throne said, ‘Look, I am making everything new!’” (Revelation 21:1-5).
However, there will be many changes (all for the better) during the Millennium, as it is a time of preparation for eternity, a prelude to infinity and beyond.
(It’s Actually the Wolf That Will “Live Together” With the Lamb … See Isaiah 11 For All of the Animal Comparisons. Also, “A little child will lead them all”)
It will be a Messianic Age of and by Messiah Jesus for the people. It will be one (international) nation under God. It will be a culmination of the oneness that believers now have—albeit with our imperfect earthly bodies—in our Savior and Lord.
“For there is one body and one Spirit, just as you have been called to one glorious hope for the future. There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism (immersion in and identification with Christ), and one God and Father, who is over all and in all and living through all” (Ephesians 4:4-6, parenthesis mine).
And, I’m convinced there will be one language during the Millennium and throughout eternity. The Tower of Babel curse will be no more. As it once was in the beginning, so shall it be again … only better!
In whatever language you listen, hear the words of Jesus:
“I am the good shepherd; I know my own sheep, and they know me, just as my Father knows me and I know the Father. So I sacrifice my life for the sheep … They will listen to my voice, and there will be one flock with one shepherd” (John 10:14-16).
“Jesus told her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying. Everyone who lives in me and believes in me will never ever die. Do you believe this, Martha?’” (John 11:25-26).
Put your name in place of Martha’s. Do you believe Messiah Jesus? Then in whatever language you speak:
“If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved” (Romans 10:9).
Hallelujah! That’s Hebrew for Praise the Lord.
*Discover more about the soon-to-come one universal language in next week’s article.