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Detail from the Tower of Babel by Pieter Bruegel, 1563.

And they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top is in the heavens; let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth.”

  • Genesis 11:4

In Genesis chapter 11, we read of man’s first attempt to create an idolatrous, globalist empire.  Rather than obeying God’s command to “fill the earth,” a command first given to Adm and Eve and then later repeated to Noah, who himself was a sort of second Adam, they decided to rebel by remaining in one place and making, “a name for themselves” by building, “a tower whose top is in the heavens.”

This first attempt ended badly for the empire builders as God frustrated their plans as he confused their language and, “scattered them abroad over the face of all the earth.” 

But because of sin man continued to attempt to create empires after his own image and likeness.  In the pages of Scripture, we come across the names of many empires, Babylon, Assyria, Greece, and Rome.

But great empires are not a thing of the distant past.  The Ottoman Empire – the Ottoman Empire was the successor to the Byzantine Empire, but the Byzantines didn’t call themselves Byzantines, they called themselves Romans; if we accept this, the Roman Empire didn’t fall until 1453 when Constantinople was conquered by the Turks – fell in 1918, barely a century ago.  The sun famously never set on the British Empire, which existed within living memory.  Although no one calls it an empire, the American Empire of the post-WWII era has dominated the world we live in. 

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