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Surrender to the Tower of Babel – revisited in the 21st Century

As Europe and the US riot, which threatens and defies Democracy –

Where are we heading?

On Democracy:

People in the West have the right to vote. And so, I observe, about half of us routinely exercise that right. But will democracy last much longer? Certainly, recent elections have proved to bring unsatisfactory results for some, who then protest, “Not my president” (after the US election) or “Let’s have a re-vote” (following the UK Referendum). Their right to freedom of speech is bordering on attempts to overthrow democratic results.

On Globalisation:

There is a move in the world to get rid of national boarders. Europe has been working on it. Migrants are engaging in efforts to cross – and crash – the barriers that prevent them from moving from their ‘purgatory on earth’ war torn or impoverished homelands to fulfil their dreams and expectations in Europe and the USA. Some in the wealthier West are suggesting it’s time for peace and prosperity, and the way forward is by bringing into existence one international government with one monetary system. This is called Globalisation and some are for it, some against it. Surely should a vote lead to it, it is my personal suspicion it would be the last election on earth.

Is globalism a threat? and if so, how? Let’s look at Biblical history to work out an answer…

The Tower:

“Now the whole earth had one language and one speech.” (Genesis 11:1)

So begins the story of the Tower of Babel, where mankind sought to construct a tower to reach Heaven and God, knowing man could achieve this, thwarted mankind’s plan. If they reached the top, they could eliminate any need for GOD.

Who was behind this? Satan…. He puts seeds of ideas into man — anything to thwart GOD’s Master-status.

What was GOD’s concern? IF man were to succeed, He says, “nothing that they propose to do will be withheld from them.” (Genesis 11:6b)

GOD knows man is evil and He does not want evil to be unleashed through men. So He confused the language of mankind so that they could not work together effectively.

“Therefore its [the tower] name is called Babel, because there the Lord confused the language of all the earth; and from there the Lord scattered them abroad over the face of all the earth.” (Genesis 11:9)

Fast Forward:

Six millennium later, we have an international language (English) and once again, man is moving forward to control the earth and its people without reference to GOD. And look what we are achieving as a result… science and technology are bringing us to create means to change the biology of a human being at will, design weapons of mass destruction, and disable man’s ability to think clearly and critically.

As for Globalisation:

As freedom of movement increases and demands in the name of compassionate humanism grow, the hidden and not-so-hidden leaders of thought seek a world where there are are no national boarders ….

Yes, man is achieving everything without GOD. As a result, we are advancing towards a one world government, while simultaneously regressing into barbarism. Being able to communicate cross-globally is leading us toward the imposition of One Government, while simultaneously removing GOD from society, has led us back to a form of society that is debauched and uncivilised. Mankind will not behave in a civilised way if he can manage to get away with not being so. The scenario of the Tower of Babel gives us insight into GOD’s desire and man’s weakness. As we head in that direction yet again,

I believe while Globalism is on its way, it is not a good thing.

By Dr Sarah Tun

Dr Sarah Tun began her professional career as a teacher. Years later she became a performing artist and administrator to property development. She felt the Call to write full time in 2004. Dr Sarah has traveled extensively, and lived in New York City (for a year), London England (for a long time) and Hong Kong (briefly) before returning to her home in Ontario, Canada, then to Spain and finally now, has re-settled in her adoptive home of England. She graduated with degrees in Drama, Education and diplomas in Acting and Theology. Most recently she was awarded Honorary Doctor of Ministry and became ordained. Her favourite experience to date has been following her Creator and Lord. She doesn't think Life can get any better! Dr Sarah Tun is author, singer, preacher, writing coach and all-round enthusiast, celebrating and seeking to inspire all of us to quench our thirst for deeper intimacy with God through the Holy Spirit.

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