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Smarter People In The Ancient Times

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by Where is the Messiah, May 24, 2014.

  1. The story of the Towel of Babel makes me believe that people of the past had better technology and were smarter then people of today. Nowhere else in the Bible does God say something like "they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible"

    We have all kinds of technology today, but we don't see God trying to stop our technology. So whats up with this Tower of Babel? It must of been pretty big.

    Or why is the Pyramid of the sun filled with mica, when they say mica is 1000s of miles away from Teotihuacan? All we know is that mica is a good conductor for electricity.
    The Tower of Babel
    11 Now the whole world had one language and a common speech. 2 As people moved eastward,[a] they found a plain in Shinar and settled there.

    3 They said to each other, “Come, let’s make bricks and bake them thoroughly.” They used brick instead of stone, and tar for mortar. 4 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.”

    5 But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower the people were building. 6 The Lordsaid, “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. 7 Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.”

    8 So the Lord scattered them from there over all the earth, and they stopped building the city.9 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.
     
  2. "let us make a name for yourselves" is the common trait we see in much of the wisdom on this world. Paul tells us about the wisdom that is foolish to man, the wisdom that only seeks to bring glory to One Name..Jesus Christ... Just as the Lord allowed Alexander to spread the Greek tongue, because He had in mind a "common" tongue to write the truth of His Son. He also allowed the Romans to build roads all over the known world so that the gospel of Peace would travel upon it! The heavens do rule, but man cannot or will not see it!
     
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