Boaz Baptist Chronicles
|Posted on August 4, 2012 at 4:55 PM|
Though we are all one in Christ, and God will save anyone, that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t be segregated. (Acts 17:26-27) I’m not saying that a Black man (I'm caucasian) shouldn’t come to your church. If he came to mine, I would welcome him. And, as pastor of our local church, if he was saved, I would probably let him join.
We are not talking about a social issue, here. There is a deeper issue at stake, and that issue is why God separated the races to begin with.
Did you ever consider why God separated the races, when they got together, in Genesis Eleven?
I quote Acts Seventeen for a good reason. The reason is that Acts Seventeen gives us that answer. God [GOD!!!] divided the races, in order that men would happily seek Him. (Please, read Acts 17:26-27, again.)
What did He use to divide them? Language.
You might not believe me when I say that we are dealing with races, here, because Genesis 11:1 says, “And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech….” Well, you are right, it was. But, you forgot to go back to the word “earth.” Better even are the words “WHOLE earth.” That was the subject. In fact it’s the subject in verse two (“they”—twice), three (“they”—twice, “us”—once) and four (“they”—once, “us”—three times, and “we”—once).
Well, why is this so significant?
First of all, like I said above, it dispels the fact that this portion of Scripture is ONLY referring to the confounding of languages.
Secondly, the languages are what God used to squelch these different nations from joining together. It was His weapon of choice.
Thirdly, what was the subject? The subject in this portion of Scripture is the “whole earth,” or all the people on earth (in context). Again, the subject is people not languages.
No one knows exactly if Ussher’s chronology is accurate. (For argument sake, let’s say that it is.) Noah went on the ark (Genesis Seven) after he preached for a hundred years, and we know that only he and his family (and their wives) were saved. He gets off the ark almost a year later (Genesis Eight). In chapter Nine, God establishes a covenant with Noah (verse 11), and he blesses his sons, etc…. Now, verses twenty-eight and twenty-nine, “And Noah lived after the flood three hundred and fifty years. And all the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years: and he died.”
Now to chapter Ten. Let’s see what chapter Ten is all about…
“Now these are the generations of the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth: and unto them were sons born after the flood.” (Genesis 10:1)
If we go by Ussher’s chronology, all these people were born and their nations established, within approximately three hundred and fifty years.
Now, back to the original question. Why did God separate the races? There were a lot of people living at this time and they all had one language. All these progenitors of different races and their families could all get along because they all spoke the same “lingo.” And, that wasn’t the worst of it. This effort to get along by everyone was an effort against God. Like Satan (Isaiah 14:13-14), they wanted to ascend to the very heights of Heaven, where God was. (Genesis 11:4) But, God put a stop to it, by confounding their language (Genesis 11:7), before they were able to succeed.
By God coming down and using the weapon of confounding their (single) language into many, it showed that He wasn’t/isn’t interested in different countries and nations coming together as one.
What was the end result?
Read it for yourself…
“So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city. Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.” (Genesis 11:8-9)
The Lord “scattered them” (the people)! God is a divider. And, God is a divider of nations and peoples, too. When someone tries to join nations together it thwarts His will. When man tries to come together as one sex (unisex, no male no female), one race (wipe out the distintions of nationalities), one religion (the religious ecumenical stystem that says we are all children of God and therefore brothers), one government or one monetary system, it tends only to repeat what you just read and witnessed for yourself in Scripture. By the way, this will all happen, again, soon. In fact, it’shappening right now!
What will be the end of all this amalgamation? The Beast.
Please, read my article called, “What Are You Promoting?”