- Religion and Philosophy»
- Astrology & Metaphysics
From the Tower of Babel to False Religions in the End Time
The Tower of Babel was erected to Glorify Man and his Religion
The People were Unified in the False Religion of Humanism
"Now the whole earth had one language and one speech. And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar, and they dwelt there. Then they said to one another, "Come, let us make bricks and bake them thoroughly." They had brick for stone, and they had asphalt for mortar. And they said, "Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top is in the heavens; let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth." (Genesis 11:1-4)
At one time the human race had one common language of communication. The people had complete unity of purpose and determination to achieve two main things.
- 1. Build a city and a tower to reach heaven.
- 2. Make a name for themselves
This tower is symbolic of man's rejection of the Creator God, and indicative of his striving for human achievement. This is the basic foundation of false religion of humanism.
Archaeologists believe this Ancient Ziggurut in Iraq to be the Base of the Tower of Babel
The Tower of Babel was built for the Purpose of Astrology
Archaeological studies revealed the ancient Babylonians had built pyramid-like structures called Zigguruts for the purpose of observing the planets in motion. The Tower of Babel was built for astrological purposes. "The earliest known astrological records date back to Babylon in 1645 BC, and the earliest horoscope to 410 BC. Astrology's origins can also be traced to several other locations and cultures, including Egypt, which developed sophisticated timekeeping and calendar science; Greece, where Ptolemy authored influential astrological and astronomical texts; and Rome, where many of the most learned men-including two emperors-were astrologers who wrote laws and counseled citizens based on the Stars."
Astrology is strongly condemned by the One True God
Astrology is not to be confused with astronomy which is the science that studies the size, movement, and composition of celestial bodies. Astrology, on the other hand, has no scientific basis and it claims that stars and other heavenly bodies influence human personality and activity, and that the position of celestial bodies at a given time can foretell future events in the lives of people.
The Bible specifically denounces astrology as occultism.
"Stand now with your enchantments and the multitude of your sorceries, in which you have labored from your youth - perhaps you will be able to profit, perhaps you will prevail. You are wearied in the multitude of your counsels; Let now the astrologers, the stargazers, and the monthly prognosticators stand up and save you from what shall come upon you. Behold, they shall be as stubble, the fire shall burn them; they shall not deliver themselves from the power of the flame. " (Isaiah 47:12-14)
God spoke through His prophet Isaiah concerning the astrologers.
- Not only can astrologers not save you by their advice - they cannot even save themselves.
- The fire shall burn them - in other words they are headed for judgment.
- The counsel of astrologers has a wearying effect on those who trust them - it wears them out.
It is interesting to note that astrology is linked here to sorcery and enchantment. According to the plain teaching of the Bible, these things are in the devil's domain and ultimately you will receive nothing but a curse when you go to the devil for help and advice.
Many passages of Scripture denounce occult practices that seek guidance or knowledge through sources other than the God of the Bible (e.g., Deut. 18:9-14 and Lev. 19:31, 20:6). The word from God is definitive: the practice of astrology and other mystic activity is wrong, and Christians cannot believe and participate in astrology.
The Tower of Babel and the New Age Movement
The Ancient Babylonians practiced a Religion that revolved around the idea of becoming a god. They also built the Tower of Babel so as to attempt to bring the entire world into a unity against the God of Heaven- a "World Order", so to speak. This Religion of Ancient Babylon has been kept alive by various groups all the way through history, and even to our modern times. Today it goes under the name of the New Age Movement, or the New World Order, and it is permeating our entire Society, including the Christian World.
The Religion of the Ancient Babylonians encouraged a rebellious spirit against the Law of God, a blatant disregard for His Commandments. Today the New Age Movement is spreading all over the world, and it involves again a hatred for both the Law of God and the Atonement of Christ. Is it any wonder then that the Three Angel's of Revelation are calling the whole World back to the keeping of the Commandments and the Faith of Jesus, and that a terrible warning message is given to those who refuse?
The Bible forecasts a great period of rebellion against the God of Heaven and a worldwide Religious Apostasy, during which time the nations of Earth will confederate themselves into a One World Political and Religious System. There will be frightening changes in our Society. We are living in momentous times!
In Astrology the Zodiac symbol of Aquarius depicts a man who pours out water from a jar. This signifies that according to New Age Thought, all of the Religious knowledge of Mankind throughout the Ages would be taken up into the jar and then blended together and poured back out upon the World. This event would happen when it was the "Dawning of the Age of Aquarius". This is to be an Era of Unity, Love and Religious Brotherhood among Humanity. The underlying idea of the New Age is one of ecumenism, a One World Global Society.
Core Beliefs of the New Age Movement are derived from Ancient Babylon
The "new age/new spirituality" movement is a loose collection of many things that have pagan roots. This modern pagan movement is nothing more than ancient paganism put in a new package. The polytheistic religious of the East and those in "new age/new spirituality" beliefs and witchcraft all have a common root source in ancient Babylon and they share the common polytheist and/or pantheist beliefs of the mystery religion that began at Babylon. Most "new age" leaders have now rejected the term "new age" they call themselves part of the "new spirituality" movement. However, be assured, no matter how much they deny being "new age" this "new spirituality" is still "new age" doctrine and Babylonian paganism with a refined title. The "new spirituality" movement is a more refined pagan movement for those who rejected certain practices that were identified with the "new age" movement. This "new spirituality" concept or movement is the latest effort to make polytheistic and pantheistic beliefs acceptable to the mainstream public.
There are a few core beliefs that unites all the various forms of modern paganism but there are many common themes.
The "new age" or "new spirituality" in a nutshell:
- We are all powerful spirit beings
- We pre-existed before our present lives on earth
- The human species will evolve into its Christ consciousness or God state
- God is a force, everyone and everything is part of this creative force
- Because God is in everything, our collective thoughts create reality
- The mother earth is part of the force and she is a living entity
- If the abuse of mother earth continues she will have to defend herself with severe natural upheavals
- We must reduce our population and eliminate all the negative thinking people (Monotheistic fundamentalism) by education or removal
- Some in the "new age" believe that our parent species are alien life forms. They say these aliens planted us here sometime in the past and that they are due to return. This belief will set the world up for the great deception