Genesis 11:4; Revelation 17:13
Former Beatle John Lennon’s song ” Imagine” promoted a world in which there was no religion and no afterlife, a utopian society of peace and love. The dream of fallen mankind has always been the same: to be free from the effects of sin and yet enjoy the pleasures of it. It is the desire for a world in which humanity is unified in its rebellion to God.
The ancient citizens of Babel, as well as those in the near future who follow the Beast, have one thing in common: a one-world government with no barriers nor divisions. No gender, no races and no distinctions. One religion in which man is his own God, or at least worships a God made in the image of man, rather than the opposite.
What we are seeing in the news is exactly what Lennon imagined forty years ago and exactly why the Tower was built 5000 years ago. Once marriage and sex is no longer gender-specific, race is no longer distinguishable and the God of the Bible is destroyed, man can have it his way. Unfortunately, humans do not control the universe nor their destiny. God does. Man’s way never brings about a perfect world because man himself is not perfect.
So, tear down the statues and monuments. Change the laws to accommodate sin. Join hands around the campfire of the Antichrist and sing “Kumbaya.” As much as humans work at it, they are incapable of peace unless they submit themselves to the Prince of it.
Unlike Lennon’s melodramatic mantra, another song floods my mind with hope and joy:
“Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord, He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored, He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword, His truth is marching on. Glory, glory, hallelujah, glory, glory, hallelujah, glory, glory, hallelujah, His truth is marching on!”