The Modern 'Tower of Babel'
We know (from The Lost 10 Tribes), that God had to scatter some of His sheep: the Lost 10 Tribes of Israel
(Jer. 50:6, 17). And we’ve found that (along with some other areas) they may have eventually traveled to the
north and to the west - i.e. the European Continent. As we have already discovered, there seems to be a
number of references to where lost these tribes went, scattered throughout the Bible:

And he said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to
restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my
salvation unto the end of the earth... That thou mayest say to the prisoners, Go forth; to them that are in
darkness, Shew yourselves… Behold, these shall come from far: and, lo, these from the north and from the
west…
                                                                                                 - Isa. 49:6, 9, 12 (KJV)

               …they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall
                                run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it.
                                                                                                            - Amos 8:12 (KJV)

These people did become “prisoners” of their own decisions to follow pagan gods. Because of this choice,
they had to live in a “spiritual famine,” for awhile. Without being spiritually fed, they lost their understanding
of
who they were, where they really came from, and what their ultimately destiny should have been. They
were truly in darkness, without their former, communal life.
God showed no mercy to them - He had to - because of the sacrilegious acts they were continually throwing
in His face (Hos. 1:10).

We’ve also seen how Jesus seemed to show great interest in these “lost sheep;” and, it seems, took his
locating them as part of his mission, here on earth. He would begin to facilitate the resurgence of these
people
- as followers of God again.
Let’s see how.

         …he prophesied that Jesus should die for that nation; And not for that nation only, but that also
       
            he should gather together in one the children of God that were scattered abroad.
                                                                                                            - John 11:51-52 (KJV)

Beyond the commonly-held belief that Jesus was sent to the earth to die on the cross for the sins of man-
kind, Jesus may have also been sent to earth for
this reason, as well: to gather God’s remaining “lost
sheep.” Jesus’ life, and atonement, would, apparently, work to reestablish the covenant God had with the
Ten “Lost Tribes”
- to bring them back into the Holy “fold!”

And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice;
and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd. Therefore… I lay down my life…

                                                                                                            - John 10:16-17 (KJV)

It can’t get much clearer than that! One of the roles of the messiah (in the Old Testament) was, interestingly
enough, to reunite the twelve tribes, someday!
There may have been a prophecy of Jesus, in the Old Testament, which went like this:

The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light (i.e. Jesus as the messiah): they that dwell in
the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.
                           - Isa. 9:2 (KJV)

Obviously, if Jesus was the ”light” of the world, as the New Testament stated he was, then we see he
would also have had people working on his behalf; looking for these tribes; bringing them back unto the
“light.”

That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias (Isaiah) the prophet, saying… The people which sat
in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up.
From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

                                                                                                     - Mat. 4:14, 16-17 (KJV)

To accomplish this fulfillment of prophecy, Jesus, then, began to gather disciples to assist him in his
causes.[1] Immediately after beginning his ministry, Jesus walked close to a body of water, and saw a
couple of potential prospects:

                    And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren… for they were fishers.
           
                  And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.
                                                                                                     - Mat. 4:18-19 (KJV)

Interestingly enough, we find a prophecy of this in the Old Testament:

But, The LORD liveth, that brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north, and from all the
lands whither he had driven them: and I will bring them again into their land that I gave unto their fathers.
Behold, I will send for many fishers, saith the LORD, and they shall fish them…

                                                                                                     - Jer. 16:15-16 (KJV)

                     …they, even the house of Israel, are my people, saith the Lord GOD. And ye my
                                                    flock, the flock of my pasture, are men…
                                                                                                     - Eze. 34:30-31 (KJV)

As one could guess, if the disciples had to go out amongst the Gentiles (which they did) to fulfill Jesus’
task, here, then these “lost sheep” must
not have been in, or even around, the land of Israel at the time -
it’s that’s simple!
Most likely, it would have been difficult, if not impossible, for these disciples to know for sure - on an
individual basis - just
who was a part of this lost House of Israel. Sure, there were some identifiable surface
traits; but many of these people interbred over the years; and genetic lines might have been crossed a
number of times.
Regardless, there was probably a good number of “sheep” still out there; and “a good shepherd will know
his flock!” Assuredly, there were a great number of people who, at some time in their lives, would just
feel an “
epiphany,” of sorts: an eventual “realization” that Jesus was their shepherd. There were going to
be people who would "just come" to this realization, whether it be through some inner genetic-predisposition
or otherwise.

After Jesus’ birth, the prophecy of Genesis 3:15 was (as we know) no longer needed. We also know that
Jesus, himself, fulfilled this! As a result, their times were about to change, in a number of ways. Those Old
Testament laws used to keep the Israeli bloodlines pure were no longer needed.
So, many members of the Lost Tribes destined to “come back” into God's fold might not have, over the
years, been of pure Israeli blood; if anything, they would just have that “inkling,” somewhere down inside -
a genetic-predisposition, if you will
- to pick up their own cross, and follow Jesus’ example.
In the end, the ways of Jesus would, not only, attract those with genetic remnants of this lost House of
Israel, but
all who wanted to follow his calling in spirit.

                       But as many as received him (Jesus), to them gave he power to become the sons
               
                                  of God, even to them that believe on his name…
                                                                                                   - John 1:12 (KJV)

All of those who listened to Jesus’ disciples, or seemed to called by something “deep down inside,” would
begin to formulate this new modem for reunification with God
- Christianity!

A Major Reason for Christianity?

Now, Jesus’ atonement would allow all the people in Gentile nations (including the Lost House of Israel) to
be “
grafted” into God’s kingdom; if they really wanted to:

And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert graffed in among them,
and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree…

                                                                                                  - Rom. 11:17 (KJV)

So, as the Old Testament prophesied, this was to be a task, or function, of the Jewish Messiah.[2] Still,
rabbis and religious leaders of the original House of Judah weren’t very convinced of Jesus’ role, in this
case! They weren't very prone to accept him as Messiah in the future because, among other things, the
Twelve Tribes of Israel weren’t unified, yet… or were they starting to be?
Could
Jesus have been beginning this process already, by sending disciples out to the Gentiles? Could a
major role of Christianity have been this reunification - or “fishing” out - of those in the Gentile world?

So, if the Lost 10 Tribes were intermingled amongst countries such as
Britain, the United States, and other
parts of Europe
, then one could assume that most of these countries had, for the most part, based their
foundations on Christianity, or Christian values (at least, for a period of time). Maybe the unification process
is already underway! Christianity was the
bridge towards returning these peoples back to God; with Jesus
well on his way towards fulfilling this missing requirement of Messiah. It is all finalized when he comes back,
at his second-coming, to cement the process!
This literally sheds a whole new light on Christianity, its role in the world, and all of those countries who
based their cultures and governments on it!

If there is a link, here, then the nations and individuals within (at least a good number of them) who
willingly
adopted Christianity might, somewhere down the line, possibly, have a link to the Lost 10 Tribes, as well.

A "Typical" or "Type" Christian?

So, as we’ve already pointed out, if the tribes of Ephraim (i.e. the U.K.?), Manasseh (i.e. the U.S.?), and
other countries in Europe may have been a part of this all, then we also might be able to formulate (at least
somewhat) a “template,” or “type,” of a typical Judeo/Christian individual - how they might think, act, or
even look.
This may give us a possible "protocol" of how a typical Judeo/Christian follower of God might live, carry
themselves; and, even, be viewed by others.

In the not so distant past, one may have been able to typify the average Christian as wanting to think
positively about things; wanting to be happy, polite, and considerate towards their neighbors; attempting to
participate in acts of respect and common courtesy; being cleanly-dressed; having the desire to go to
church; continually preaching the word of God; not wanting to get in any trouble; etc.

Of course,
any person throughout the world might want to adopt these ways. Any non-Christian might
behave the same
- that’s not the point. The point is that, when one thinks of a “typical” or “type” of Bible
believing person, they have to visualize
something. This will all become relevant, later.

On top of it, based on what many of the clergy of Christian faiths look, and have looked, like - as well as
what many modern Jewish people look like,
today - one might be able to visualize a typical Judeo/Christian
follower as more of a Caucasian. They, also, might picture them as male (since most of these priests and
preachers were/are male). They might picture them as heterosexual, etc. What we are getting to is this:
many out there may be able to look at a person who looks like, for example, Billy Graham, John Wayne, or
even the typical-looking, proper British gentlemen (of old), and make an assumption that this individual
might
also be of the Christian faith.
But, really: why look into this, and what does all of this have to do with the “bigger picture,” here - with our
discussion of
Mystery Babylon, and our expose' into the modern “Tower of Babel?” Plenty, as we’ll soon
see!

But, first, we need to discover that much of what we'll discuss in this final section might easily “fly in the
face” of a lot of what we, as a society, have been taught over the years. So much of it might seem contrary
to tradition; even religious assumptions of the past. But, there’s so much that needs to be exposed; so
much that needs to be re-examined, here!
Tradition and ideological assumptions have found themselves so
ingrained in our political, religious, and cultural elements, it becomes hard to escape their
grip, and think
"outside the box."
We also have to remember that: just because a vast number of people might believe something is so, that
doesn’t
make it true; and, just because a lot of people might be united in thought, that still doesn’t make it
right!
As we’ll see, a great deal of our political and religious ideology is soon contracting into a singular playing
field. And, as we’ll also see, it, ultimately, seems to be united
against what would be the true
Judeo/Christian ways of God!

That is another thought to ponder: if so many people of our world are seemingly uniting, collectively,
against one particular theology, doesn’t that tell us something? If so many people are uniting against
the true Judeo/Christian ways of God, today, then there might actually be something to them! After all,
if most of the world is enveloped in the Serpent's paganism, and, if Satan/Sammael represents the “god of
this world,” then why would Sammael and the Serpent ever
need to eliminate anything which doesn’t point
people towards their “ways?” Judeo/Christian values are, and have always been, among the only
ideologies out there actively campaigning against them.

So, in order to understand this last section, we need to utilize what we already have, and combine it with a
great deal of psychology, here; because the adoption of these Serpent “ways” originates in, nowhere else
than, the human
psyche. So, as a result, we’ll often need to go down to the deepest, darkest recesses of
the human brain in order to find more of the answers; and “bring it all together.”
Let's begin.

The Modern "Tower of Babel"

Most human beings, through their very nature, might want other people to believe them to be good and
caring individuals; fair to others; etc. It’s totally understandable. It doesn’t matter what race you might be,
what gender, what sexual-orientation, whatever:
anyone could follow ways that might parallel these ways
of God.
Anyone may want to do what's good, at least in their own eyes - that’s not the argument!
The issue lies with the
other thoughts and ideologies that might accompany this all; those which also might
begin to shape ones decision-making process in a
negative fashion, or away from God. That's when it
becomes an issue. These alternate thoughts and ideologies are what we have to address, now!

For sure, there is a
darker side to human nature. We’ve seen it with people committing horrific crimes;
committing brutal atrocities against other members of the human race. These, of course, might leave
many of us scratching our head; asking
why? But, in the real world, some thoughts can be rationalized
away by the person committing the act - twisting around the details of an account, to either make one feel
good about what they just did; or to feel justified. This happens all the time, in varying degrees.
Because of this, it may become a little murky for one to make a decision of what is, or is not, savory.

There are elements of human nature which, for example, can be associated with a man who feels
pride
for his graduating son or daughter. There is nothing wrong with these feelings, of course; but, we also need
to understand that there's also a
darker side to these feelings pride - going way back to the Garden of
Eden!

There, definitely, can be thoughts, emotions - even attitudes - which can wreak-havoc on anyone
truly
wanting to understand right and wrong. These sometimes-petty differences in our human nature work to
provide confusion in one’s moral walk; much like how a man’s pride for his son or daughter differs from a
man feeling
pride - in regards to having selfish desires; taking something that doesn't belong to him; etc.

We might also recall that, beyond this emotion of
pride, there are other darkened elements of human nature
utilized at the time of the Garden - known as the “
Evil Inclination.” We also recall that this Evil Inclination
was “divinely-inherited” by Adam and Eve at the Fall - the Serpent being credited for this injection into
the human race. It'll be these elements of human nature that we need to concentrate more on, in this
section.
The modern, secular world seems to be missing these things, as well as other,
spiritual/supernatural
elements of our existence, when trying to figure out life. Without them, everything might not make as much
sense as it should! So, let’s take a look at the whole story, here
- with these additions.

The
Antichrist, as mentioned in the Bible, will be represented in our world by, not only a man, but also by
specific "ways" of thinking and living. These ideological “ways” might even appear similar (or close) to the
ways of God, here, but are not actually
of God, or work to leave Him out of any subsequent argument.

By looking around us, it’s fairly easy to assume what ideological direction we, as a human race, are
heading towards - and it’s
not towards the God of the Bible! We can clearly see a good number of people
have adopted more of a secular, scientific, even anti-religious sentiment, over the years. And, on top of this
all, if anyone
does have a desire to go in some sort or religious direction, we already know that much of
our modern world is deeply-soaked in some sort of
paganism! Seems the Judeo/Christian ways of old
are having a hard time “staying afloat” in today's ideological “sea.” But, of course, this is exactly the only
way Sammael and the Serpent would want it!

Anything
truly of the Bible, or of the true Judeo/Christian ways of God, would need to be downplayed,
diluted - even silenced - again, the reason being it’s practically the
only force out there actively trying to
expose these Serpent ideologies for what they
really are, and/or trying to stop them.

We'll see, soon enough, how "misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows:" how various groups/
affiliations will all seem to “come together” under a similar cause - to eliminate the competition.[3] Various
factions within of our society - scientists, atheists, agnostics, pagans, secular humanists, even a number of
priests or religious leaders
- will seem to have the desire to merge in a number of (theological) ways;
interestingly enough, for the same reason people merged back in the days of the Tower of Babel!

The Bible states that, at the “end of days,” many will be
united in such a way that they won’t really desire
anything contrary, or opposing, to the “ways” of the up-and-coming Antichrist. The best thing, for those who
follow this unity movement, is to hope that anyone else - with any different look at ideology - should just
“roll over,” and accept these new ways we’re all heading towards… without question.
Interestingly enough, the "number 1" enemy of the people, back in the days of the original Tower of Babel,
were, of course, the
same ideological group opposing this same “reunification” of peoples, today: those
of the Hebrew God of Genesis!
One ancient source claims that
Eber, the son of Shem (and grandson of Noah), was, most possibly, the
character in ancient times where we get the name
Hebrew; and, also, was among one of the only individuals
of their day actually opposing, and speaking out against the Tower!

Assuredly, attempts to
demean or silence outsiders during these ancient times were probably done in the
same manner as it is, today. After all, Jesus
did say, “… as it was in the days of Noe (Noah)….”[4]
Let's look at what is going on, and how it is being done.

Which "Meek" Shall Inherit The Earth?

There is another interesting prophecy in the Bible; one which might be reflective of our times, today: just
who is the verse, below, referring to - the people of Christ or those of the Antichrist?

                                 …the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves
                                                               in the abundance of peace.
                                                                                               - Psa. 37:11 (KJV)

This seems to represent a very important, and on-going, concept for our discussion going forth: many
people probably believe these
meek, here, represent the humble followers of God. We also notice that
these
meek, here, “shall inherit the earth” and delight in “peace.” Really?

Could there be
another group of “meek” individuals, here, visualizing that they could, rightly, be the ones to
inherit the earth
- without needing to follow these ways of God, their Creator? Could this group believe, in
fact, that it is
they who would be able to delight themselves in an abundance of “peace” - without having to
humble themselves? Could some believe there may be another group of individuals who might want to
accept ideologies
close to God, but not actually of Him; or accept those which actually work to leave God
out of the entire picture?

As we’ll see, there
are two, nearly-parallel ideologies out there; often being looked upon as almost the
same - close, but
different. So, beyond those who humble themselves, and follow God, we’ll need to take a
look at a world of individuals who have become “meek,” or may have been made “meek,” through one
reason or another; and how they believe they could plan on getting “inheritance” and “peace” - all without
God, of course. This
parallel state of "meekness" is a way the Antichrist will work to adopt new members,
as we'll see.
A lot of what’s surrounding this
parallel ideology, sometimes, will appear almost too close to the original
to tell any difference; but, that’s the way the devil likes it: “smoke and mirrors.” The trick of Sammael and
the Serpent is, in this case, to
twist, or adulterate, those easily-identifiable ways God into something slightly
different; and eventually point people in the direction back towards themselves, again.

For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no
marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers
also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.

                                                                                                       - II Cor. 11:13-15 (KJV)

In other words, Satan, himself, will masquerade as a being of “light” - a
mimic of Jesus Christ (the true light
of the world). We should not be surprised, then, that these “ways” of the Antichrist might appear "holy," or
look wholesome, on the outside; but, actually, they're
not - that is what the term "antichrist" is all about.
We know this corruption occurred in Judaism; it occurred in Christianity; and paganism goes without saying!
But, this corruption continues on…

We know, in
Those Tares of Christ, that this spirit of antichrist (through Esau/Edom) twisted Judeo/Christian
beliefs, as well as other
conservative schools of thought. Now, we’ll discover that this corruption also occurs
on the
other side of the political spectrum! We’ll now see how the Serpent/Antichrist works on the non-
religious, non-Jewish, non-Christian, and non-conservative ways of the world. The ideologies of this other
side will
also work to bring on the revived “ways” of the Serpent/Antichrist just as quickly.
Of course, the end-all, tell-all, way to identify corruption in someone is by looking at their
works - their
fruits - as the end-results of where their theologies will lead you (Mat. 7:16, 20).

So, in order to proceed to this site’s final conclusion, we must understand another political “cloak” or
“smokescreen” of the Antichrist
- more ways the Serpent could hide his agendas behind, and win over more
of the populous! We need to attack it from all angles:

                                              “Better the devil you know than the one you don’t.”
                                                                                             - R. Taverner (1539)[5]
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This world just can't seem to escape these counterfeit "ways" of so long ago.

Liberal/Progressive Views

To begin our journey, let’s look at this other side of the political spectrum: the opposite of the “right,” or
conservative wing. First, to those who might
sympathize with some of these other views, often considered
liberal and progressive views, it’s perfectly understandable. It only seems logical to question anyone who
believes there might be corruption in finding
freedom for our lives, or trying to help out people. But, as
we’ve already seen with the corruption of Judeo/Christian ideologies, deviant thoughts can even appear
to be for a
good cause - they can show up most anywhere.

Strengthening itself in the last century or so, the people behind these liberal or progressive movements
have been hard at work. For simplicity sake, we can symbolize this entire movement as a “
vehicle” of sorts:
a motorized “vehicle” of change and progression. Just as in any other automobile, this “vehicle” runs, rolls
down a particular roadway, and needs "fuel" to keep it going. Ultimately, this “vehicle” can carry
passengers, as well; in our case - heading them towards a specific
ideological direction.

By picking up "hitch-hikers," if you will, this “vehicle” of liberal/progressive ideology represents a modem
for people to promote certain
ideals to others - hoping the passengers will permanently adopt, and even
promote, these ways, themselves.

While a good number of these ideologies may sound wonderful on the surface - a fight for humanity, human
rights, and improving the human condition, overall - there could be a lot
more to these things! It’s truly
what’s beneath the surface of outward agendas, such as these, that really matter.

First, we must ask ourselves: are those who take on many of these causes, then, intentionally striving to
do evil, or willingly be followers of the Serpent or the Antichrist? Of course not! There are some, of course,
who want to; but most don’t. That doesn’t mean what they adopt won’t
unintentionally take one down this
pathway, however.

And, another thing we might need to remember a number of those who might want to adhere to these ways:
most of these people make up their minds to be liberals and progressives
first; and everything else in their
life
second.
In other words, these liberal/progressive ideologies, most often, become
prominent in their lives. This is
very important, as we begin to delve into what makes up the average, liberal mind.

"Left" Is Wrong; "Right" Is Right... Right?

Again, are these thoughts wrong, with their surface intent? No; not at all. It’s totally normal for human
rationale to believe that most of these liberal and progressive ideals are to be put in place for the welfare
of an individual. That’s not the concern. The concern is that
human rationale is, most often, being used,
in these cases - replacing most everything of God.
These
rationalities, as in everything, are imperfect, sometimes self-serving, and often might include the
utilization of some of those
darker elements of human nature we've already discussed! So, what a typical
human being might think is right and pure isn’t
necessarily what God actually does. That’s part of the whole
problem.
We recall the definition of humanism:

humanism - the denial of any power or moral value superior to that of humanity;
 
                 the rejection of  religion in favour of a belief in the advancement of
   
               humanity by its own efforts.
                                                           - Humanism World English Dictionary[6]

Again, these elements of humanity and the human condition often might draw “hitchhikers” into the afore-
mentioned “vehicle” of liberal/progressive ideology. And, again, much of what they preach might, on the
surface, sound good; but there’s probably a great, dark underbelly to a lot of this, as well!

                                                                                  - - -

For more information on the above section, please browse our selection of
Mystery Babylon books (especially
The Rise of Mystery Babylon - The Tower of Babel (Part 2)”!
                                                                                                   Footnotes:

[1]  
Ezekiel 34:11-12 (KJV)
[2]  
What the Rabbis Teach About The Lost Ten Tribes, DVD, Eddie Chumney (n. d.; Stratsburg, OH: Hebraic Heritage Ministries Int’l,
n. d.).
[3]  Famous Quotes,
William Shakespeare: “The Tempest Act 2, scene 2, 33-41”, 1, http://www.powerfulwords.info/shakespeare_william/
47.htm (accessed Dec. 9, 2015).
[4]  
Luke 17:26 (KJV); Matthew 24:37 (KJV).
[5]  Wise Old Sayings,
Caution Sayings and Quotes, 1, http://www.wiseoldsayings.com/caution-quotes/ (accessed Dec. 30, 2015).
[6]  Dictionary.com,
humanism, 2, http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/humanism (accessed July 21, 2014) n. d..