Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Gods OT Strategy (13) - Babel

The Tower of Babel was a terrible threat to the purposes of God. We read about some crazy people building a huge tower and think they were stupid, but something more serious was going on (Gen 11:4). Some people on earth had got together with the spiritual forces of evil in an attempt to wrest control of the heavenly realms from God. A gang of evil spirits that had been thrown down on earth, planned to use evil people on earth to regain their position in heaven. This was serious stuff. God sent a Protective Judgment to put the forces of evil back in their place. The evil was constrained by sending confusion of language, that made combining for a common purpose more difficult.

It seems that no prophet existed to give God permission, but conditions were so bad, that the permission of the Rainbow covenant applied.

2 comments:

brandbuster said...

Hey Ron,
I like this stuff its very exciting I can't say that I can confirm it or anything but it is brillant. I have a question for you though how did you ever get through a bible school with these Ideas because I have some unconforming theories to and I hope to get crededntialed maybe is it possible or should we give this up as a vain hope?

Blessed Economist said...

This is a good question. If you are going to go down this path, you need to be really sure that it is what you are called to do. For some people it is a door they have to go through to get to where God wants them to be. Those who do it to gain acceptance or credibility are usually disappointed.

I focused on doing the minimum I had to do to get through. There is a time to speak and a time to be silent. I did not feel a need to fight every battle, so that left me plenty of time to study the things I wanted to study. The main thing is to get what you need from theological study, not to give them what you might think that they need.

The other thing that helped was that I already had an honours degree in Economics, so they could not treat me as an idiot.