Mystery, BABYLON the Great...
Almost four thousand years ago, a couple hundred years beyond the flood of
Noah, there was an attempt by people to unify their world into a "one world"
government, as well as religion. This first, great, unification of mankind
marked the synchronization of their political and religious thought into one
conglomerate - one ideology. This conglomerate became the foundation for
the establishment of the famous Tower of Babel, also known as Babylon.
The founders of this "one world" system were a couple of characters in the
Bible: Cush and Nimrod. This tower became mankind's symbol of vanity - a
declaration of independence from any authority of God. Cush and Nimrod
also began to push for control over all the proceedings. Utilizing the religious
and political thoughts they helped establish, a system began; a system which
would continue to pass on from one government to the next.
Despite attempts by Godly people to destroy this control and influence, the
system would continue on, often in the shadows of everyday life. It even, in
rare occasions, had to go undercover - the reason was that, at one time, the
entire system of Babylon was almost destroyed (as we'll see).
The physical tower, even the city of Babylon, would crumble over time,
however. Their system of thought and control would continue, slowly
manifesting into what the Bible calls the Mystery form of Babylon. This
Mystery form would be assimilated into a variety of religious, political and
cultural beliefs many of us know and follow.
Throughout time, up to today, there were people in positions of authority
and influence who wanted a unification of the world in thought and deed. If
"history repeats itself," as it often does, then understanding what went on in
our history is truly the key to diagnosing what might be going on in our
world as we speak. The lifestyles of Noah's day truly appears to be
re-surfacing again, possibly through the descendants of the very people who
once practiced it, long ago!