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We simply do not need God anymore…that was the message from the tower of Babel. They all spoke the same language, they could manufacture and build for themselves.  They had become great hunters and gatherers. Simply put, there was nothing they could not do.  So, God had to mix things up—he did so by confusing the language and spreading the world and its folks apart.  From then on, men would be more concerned with competing with each other than with competing with God.

Well in the 21st century after our Savior came, we are at the point the men of Babel were at.  We are no longer separated by language or space.  The internet provides instant communication across the globe.  The human genome project allows us to understand and alter the human body to end disease and death, technology like the private space travel consortiums will make travel quick and easy across the globe.  Once again, men think that they do not need God any more.

History has taught us that from that point, men start spiraling out of control and destroy themselves.  Only those that remain humble and following God and his plan survive and succeed.  We must return to the place where we allow God to be God.  It seems like the independence is great, but we simply entrap ourselves in the mess we make. God says, ”If my people will humble themselves and turn from their wicked ways and seek my face—I will hear their prayers, restore them and heal their lands!” We do not have to return to an Amish society model, but we do have to quit trying to lead and simply follow God’s plan.

God Bless You

Now the whole world had one language and a common speech. As people moved eastward,[a] they found a plain in Shinar[b] and settled there.

They said to each other, “Come, let’s make bricks and bake them thoroughly.” They used brick instead of stone, and tar for mortar. Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves; otherwise we will be scattered over the face of the whole earth.”

But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower the people were building. The Lord said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.”

So the Lord scattered them from there over all the earth, and they stopped building the city. That is why it was called Babel[c]—because there the Lord confused the language of the whole world. From there the Lord scattered them over the face of the whole earth.