Sunday, October 25, 2015

Thoughts on Nimrod

If you are willing, I would like any comments on the following thought I had. Please feel free to tell me I am stretching things way too far.

While in repose I thought about Nimrod, the Tower of Babel and the thinking behind it. The ancients were not stupid and I doubt very much they thought they could actually build a tower tall enough to reach the heaven. If that was what they intended they would have built the tower on a mountain and get a head start. One theory is the tower was intended as a place to worship the heavens. A place to worship the sun, moon and other celestial bodies. Another thought is the tower was intended to be very tall and as a part of a walled city. In this theory heaven worship (astrology) was not mentioned.

If we examine Genesis 11:4 (4And 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.” NKJV) we can get a very good idea of the thinking behind the city and tower. First is their determination to not do what God instructed to be fruitful, multiply and replenish the earth (Genesis 9:1&7). The people determined to stay in one place and defy God. Second  they wanted to make a name for themselves. They wanted to be known throughout history as the people who defied God....and they thought...won. This is the same base sin Satan had, pride, which leads to rebellion against God's instructions. Finally was their direct disobedience by stating they did not want to be scattered over the earth. This shows pride, rebellion and certainly a lack of faith that God would take care of them wherever they were.

Along with this came the thought that we have not changed much since the days of Nimrod. The search for life on other planets, the search for evidence of aliens once visiting earth, the hope of some that an other worldly race will come and bring peace the world all have their foundation in the same thinking, philosophy, as Nimrod and his followers. This hoping for and looking for an alien presence in the earth is another way to avoid God, following His instructions and certainly having faith in Him. We seem to look for everyone and everything except God.

My last thought was look at what happened to Nimrod and his followers. What does that tell us.

Again, just my thoughts. Comments welcome and hoped for including you think I am wrong. I never learn without dialog. :-)
Genesis 11:3-4
Obadiah 1:

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