When mankind works together, we begin to make too much of ourselves. We think we can reach heaven. We think we, being man, can make ourselves like God.
So, God divides us. He breaks down our communication.
This is good for us. This is also our undoing.
We are prideful, selfish, and murderous by nature. If we cannot communicate and come to knowledge of what is good and true, we will simply destroy one another.
Man will try to create their tower of Babel again—but what will result? Peace? No. Not peace. Man cannot communicate and come to knowledge of what is good and true. So, they will simply destroy all who stand in their way.
Many will “have one mind” and “give their power and strength” to this Tower of Babel. Right? They will make war with the Lamb, who is Lord of Lords and King of Kings. Right?
In Jesus, I believe that we should be one mind also—but not according to the vain power of man that is arrogant, proud, destructive and exceedingly foolish—but according to the Spirit of God.
In Christ, we should not kill one another in the name of our own petty Towers of Babel as we argue over how to best reach God. Don’t we serve the same God in the person of Jesus Christ?
If we could just communicate. If we could just break through the babble and see past our prideful towers we have erected in the name of Jesus, we would find something wonderful. Unity. Real unity. Not the fake unity of man that is not unity at all, but a conform or be killed kind of unity.
One day the things that divide us will be removed. Perhaps not until Jesus Himself returns. Perhaps this is good. Perhaps for now the best we can do is learn to get along and be at peace with everyone, as much as is possible, without denying Jesus.
Perhaps my dream of Christian unity is a pipe dream. Perhaps it is vain to think that maybe Jesus is teaching me to see beyond our Towers of Babel. Perhaps it is vain to think that maybe Jesus is helping me to hear what the Spirit is saying instead of what our Towers of Babel speak concerning Him.
One day, we will be joined with Jesus. All of us will. One day, He will judge Babel, even the Great Whore of Mystery Babylon who gets rich off of Him, fornicates with the world, and murders the saints of God in the name of her towers.
We will learn to see Him for who He is, and we will see that we all saw Him in part. We all prophesied in part. We all got rich off of Him in part, we all conquered in His name in part, we all starved for truth and His Word in part, we all murdered our brethren in part.
We all need mercy much, and thanks be to God, that we serve a God of mercy.
I for one no longer desire to be a part of Babel. I choose peace instead. I choose He who is Perfect instead. Do I see Him? Do I hear Him? Bit by bit. Little by little. As I overcome one Tower of Babel at a time…who wants to come with me?
He will return. He will judge it all, and in the end Babylon the Great and Mother of Harlots and Abominations of the Earth will fall. He will reign and we who overcome will also.
There is a time for all things. I think it’s time to get out of Babel. Seek He who can help use see, hear, and speak beyond the babble of our foolishness. Is the Spirit of Truth among us of a truth? Are we one as the Son and Father are one? We can be. I believe that.
Yet, I know that unity among the brethren does not serve those who want to be rich off of Him. Unity among the brethren does not serve those who want to exalt themselves over our brethren. Unity of the brethren does not serve those who are calcified by traditions of man. Unity of the brethren does not serve those who are afraid of what Rome will do… Even so. Jesus will avenge. Let’s find unity anyway.