The latest message from Emmanuel Reformed Church in our ongoing series through the Book of Genesis "These are the Generations." This evening, Pastor Carl looks at Genesis 11:1-9 in a message titled "Babble at Babel."
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Just as any reasonable and logical thinking man or woman sees the reality of the Fall and Flood accounts in Scripture, these were ancient prophecies which were also fulfilled in ancient times.
And the same is true with the Tower of Babel. The actual historical evidence fits the Biblical account (as well as the DNA evidence!) and is Evidence that the Bible itself is strong Evidence for God.
In the building of Babel, there is much more being manifested than a city and tower being established. In the few words recorded about this effort, we see the precepts of all flesh. Their motivation was to build a lasting city for a defense against any and all judgments of God. They sought a name to glory in, believing they could save themselves by their fleshly works. This is the false religion of the flesh, which is spread over all the earth. It is the language of confusion, which Christ delivers from by his blood redemption. And therefore, he sends forth his Spirit and gospel to call his people out of that vain hope of the flesh.
We begin looking into the outline of Genesis. in the first eleven chapters we have God's created People and beginning with chapter 12 to the end of the book, we have God's Chosen People, or the Hebrew family which began with Abraham. This is the book of beginnings, and what a beginning it is for the Bible!
Jesus is the God of nations. He separated the nations and gave them their borders. And they will remain separate nations, regardless of man's attempts at forming one global government of "United Nations", until He returns to rule and reign from a throne in Jerusalem OVER the nations as King of kings and Lord of lords.
Also Reference: Colossians 1:15, 1 Timothy 3:16, John 1:1-2, Genesis 10:32, Genesis 10:8-10, Genesis 11:5-8, Isaiah 40:13-15, Acts 17:26
What does the Lord do in destroying Assyria? Isaiah 13–14 looks forward to the first serial reading in morning public worship on the coming Lord's Day. In these fifty-four verses of Holy Scripture, the Holy Spirit teaches us that in judging Assyria, YHWH would display His justice and salvation, which He does in a bigger way by judging Babylon, and in the ultimate way at the last day.
Nimrod's Castle and Fortress Genesis 10:8-12:1 Chronicles 1:8-10 The fortress is situated at the foot of Mount Hermon. At an altitude of 815 meters above sea level. It was built. On a long, narrow Ridge surrounded by the deep Wadis. The border between the basalt rocks of the Golan Heights and the limestone of the Herman. Its location was of strategic importance, commanding a view of the City of the Binaries and controlling the important road to Damascus. The fortress reached 420 meters in length. And 150 meters. In width. Is the largest in the country.We may never know how many of the tales about Nimrod myths are and how much history is, but we can learn one thing. Being strong or powerful does not always equate to being in the right with God. Ultimately, Nimrod's kingdoms fell—Assyria to Babylon, Babylon to Persia, Persia to the Greeks. However, God's kingdom endures forever. Though Nimrod's name lives on in the Bible as a mighty man, it does not live on as a patriarch of the kingdom of God, like the names of Noah, Abraham, Jacob, and others, who may not have been kings, but followed the will of God. Our power and worth come from God alone.
God told the people to go outward - to be fruitful and to multiply across the globe.
Instead, the people decided to go upward - to build a tower into the heavens.
In today's study, we'll consider the construction of the "Tower of Babel" in Genesis 11, and see why God came down to deal with its builders.
Questions That We'll Answer:
A) Why was God angered by the building of this particular tower?
B) Why did God confuse the language of the builders?
C) What relationship does Genesis 11 have with Acts 2 (Pentecost)?
Speaker: Rev. Dr. Toby B. Holt
Church Website: www.fpcgulfport.org
What I want to do this morning is to take Nimrod's life as the life of a hunter and to describe his ambitions. And then I want to take the life of a Christian, and describe his ambitions in terms of what he hunts for, what he searches for, and what his aim is in that search. I would like to look at 3 ambitions which Nimrod had, which every true Christian has in a different, a better, and a more spiritual sense.
Genesis 11:1-9 – Man & Woman in God's Image – Sermon Outline
Intro: We've asked what a woman and man is, what a family is, the church, etc. Now, what is a nation?
Need: The formation of mankind into nations was always necessary for taking dominion over the earth.
Theme: God has divided mankind into nations to glorify Him throughout all the Earth.
The pride of man prevents him from spreading and subduing for God's glory. (1-4)
God's curse of confused languages forces man to spread out into distinct nations. (5-9)
Pentecost lifts Babel's curse so that nations will serve Christ for God's glory. (Acts 2)
Scripture: Genesis 11:1-9, 27-32
THE BIBLE'S STORY: The Confusion of Languages
I. The Historic Setting of the Tower of Babel
II. The Necessary Division of the Tower of Babel
III. The Relative Success of the Tower of Babel
This Lord's Day Pastor Randy continues a Reformation Day series on The Basics of Bible History, or THE BIBLE'S STORY, a survey of the major events that shape our understanding of the Scriptures and our place in the the world in which we live! All of history, both within the pages of Scriptures (and without) fits into this unfolding story of Redemption and are on the way to the final conclusion of God's purpose and plan. My basic approach is what we read in the Word we should see on the world.
As we proceed from our study of the account of the Great Flood we come to what we might call an epilogue or followup to the flood. What will life be like in the Flood-Cleansed World? Essentially, we saw that the division of mankind is between the covenant line (the faithful who knew and worshipped the Lord) and the rest of mankind. This morning we will see further refining of God's provision for His People. It was and is God's will that man be spread over the face of the earth, it fill and have dominion over it. The building of the Tower of Babel and keeping mankind together was the opposite of God's will.
Paul Scharf, church ministries representative for The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry, shares a new column for this Memorial Day weekend.
We appreciate all who read this column—and, if you are blessed by it, we hope you will tell a friend where they can find it, as well.
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SharperIron version: https://sharperiron.org/article/how-god-uses-nations
Rapture Ready version: https://www.raptureready.com/2023/05/27/how-god-uses-nations-by-paul-j-scharf/
Today we're taking a closer look at the twenty-fourth chapter of the Book of Isaiah.
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