Thursday, January 22, 2015

One world and one language

 The book of Genesis explains the history of the languages. There are several languages in this world.
We are living in similar times as the days of tower of Babel. Everyone can communicate with each other without any problems. Today we have technology to help us.
People think that the world is one so we can conquer every problem. People like to hate the ways of the Lord and promote their egos.
The history of this chapter teaches that God confused the languages. This history teaches that people went to different areas of the the world.

Genesis 11:1-9

 Now the whole world had one language and a common speech. As people moved eastward, they found a plain in Shinar and settled there.

They said to each other, “Come, let’s make bricks and bake them thoroughly.” They used brick instead of stone, and tar for mortar. Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves; otherwise we will be scattered over the face of the whole earth.”
But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower the people were building. The Lord said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.”
So the Lord scattered them from there over all the earth, and they stopped building the city. That is why it was called Babel—because there the Lord confused the language of the whole world. From there the Lord scattered them over the face of the whole earth.

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