Updated: Feb 21
Long ago in a forgotten age, the world was once teeming with life. The oxygen-rich climate was pleasant, temperate, and conducive to long-life spans for all creatures. Correspondingly, early humans were as close to mental and physical perfection as mankind would ever be.
Although man had inherited this sin-curse from the first humans, the genetic ramifications of this hereditary curse had not yet become noticeable. Animal-kind remained docile and unafraid of mankind and the world’s abundance reduced man's need for perpetual labor. In short, the world was as perfect as it ever would be. Paradoxically, the Bible also describes this, as the “times of ignorance,” where mankind blindly walked in the darkness guided only by their fallen consciousness.
Despite their closeness to the creation event itself, and having all the advantages man would ever have (long life, super strength and intelligence), they gave themselves over to their basest natures. They became violent and vicious. They took advantage of the animal’s submissive nature with extravagant cruelty. Their perversity went beyond sex with each other in every conceivable manner, to going after strange flesh (Jude 1:6-7). From these unnatural unions between the sons of God and the daughters of men, came forth the men of old, the men of renown.
According to tradition, in addition to being very large and strong, the Nephilim had enormous psychic abilities. They performed out of body experiences, levitation, mind control, time travel, mind reading and remote viewing. They had the power of pronouncing and removing curses and diseases, and had ways of knowing and predicting the future. Having aligned themselves with Satan, the source of their powers, they controlled and enslaved mankind and perverted God’s creation almost beyond redemption.
They were also extremely intelligent. They knew all about science, architecture, and engineering. Some believe they combined these skills with their powers of levitation to build the Great Pyramid and other great monuments around the pre-flood world. And they were not just in Mesopotamia. Nephilim may have sacrificed human beings all over the planet in temples and pyramids they built in Central and South America, the Far East, the British Isles, Egypt and other places. They drank our blood and slaughtered our babies, and were almost certainly tampering with both human and animal gene pools to pervert the creation and make our redemption impossible. They were the heroes of old, the mighty men of renown, memorialized in every mythology, and the primary reason God had to destroy the world and all its inhabitants in the Great Flood. (Gracethrufaith)
After the flood, the earth’s climate, geography, and the atmosphere itself had all been radically changed. With the atmosphere no longer protected as it once was, the northern and southern poles of the earth would begin to freeze over drawing back the waters to give our shoreline boundaries similar to what we see today. The unnaturally long lifespans men enjoyed before the flood were winding down to what we consider today normal. The descendants of the survivors likewise decreased in physical size and strength. The accumulated knowledge before the flood had literally been wiped away. In regards to infrastructure and architecture, only a few remaining megalithic structures around the world survived. Due to their size and precision, the Great Pyramid at Giza, the Sphinx, the Easter Island structures, and other megalithic sites around the world prove that our historical understanding of how they came to remain murky at best.
The pre-flood world that was at one point, all connected (or together), would now be separated by vast oceans and seas. If the pre-flood world’s population, which many believe to be comparable in number to ours today, all lived altogether on a giant super-continent (Rodinia), this may explain in part why God instructed man to separate after the flood. When man coagulates in large number, wickedness abounds. Map the majority of crime and violence in the world today, and it is mainly centered on large urban areas.
But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built. And the Lord said, “Indeed the people are one and they all have one language, and this is what they begin to do; now nothing that they propose to do will be withheld from them. Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.” So the Lord scattered them abroad from there over the face of all the earth, and they ceased building the city. Therefore its name is called Babel because there the Lord confused the language of all the earth; and from there the Lord scattered them abroad over the face of all the earth. Gen. 11:5-9
This is how all of the ancient pyramidal structures (or ziggurats) found around the world are practically identical in form. How did different cultures from different parts of the world, at different times, all build their pyramids generally the same way? True, later cultures (Mayans, Egyptians, etc.) would continue to build them, but where did the idea come from? How do vastly different cultures (Aboriginals, Chinese, Middle East, Native Americans, etc.) all share similar folklore surrounding a global flood story? Again, the answer is that they came from the same source, Noah and his family.
The only surviving record of the pre-flood world would be told by the family who survived it. Their account was recorded and passed down by Noah’s sons Shem, Ham, and Japheth to their respective descendants. It was through Shem, whose lineage would include the patriarchs like Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, pass the narrative on down to Moses, who records Genesis some 1,000 years later. It is also very likely that Shem told Abraham personally since Shem was still alive in Abraham’s day, some 400-500 years after the flood.
After the flood, God had instructed Noah and his sons atop Mt. Ararat that they should spread out and repopulate the earth. We know this as part of the Noahic Covenant (Genesis 6:18, 9:1-17), which interestingly, is the first time we see the word covenant used in the Bible, much to Covenant and Reformed theologian’s chagrin. We also know that their descendants did not spread out, but rather gathered in the plains of Shinar and planted small cities. This is where they attempted to build the tower at Babel, which was probably closer to ancient Nineveh (Micah 5:6) in the north in the Khabur River Triangle, rather than traditional location in the southern, marshy area of Iraq later known as Ur of the Chaldees.
We often wonder why God supernaturally (or rather naturally for Him) separated mankind when they tried to do this. What was the motivation for building the tower in the first place? According to Scripture, this all began with one of Ham’s grandsons, Nimrod (grandson to Ham, great-grandson to Noah).
Cush begot Nimrod; he began to be a mighty one on the earth. He was a mighty hunter before the Lord; therefore it is said, “Like Nimrod the mighty hunter before the Lord.” And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, Erech, Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar. From that land, he went to Assyria and built Nineveh, Rehoboth Ir, Calah, and Resen between Nineveh and Calah (that is the principal city). Genesis 11:8-12
Although the phrasing Moses uses in this narrative does not necessarily lend to clear understanding, the general gist is that Nimrod was anti-God in his agenda. They did not build the tower to escape some future flood, as it would have been common knowledge (via the Noahic Covenant) that God had already decreed He would never flood the world again (Gen. 9:11). This author believes they were trying to regain something that was lost to the flood. Since the flood radically altered the face of the earth, the former pathways to the spiritual portals had all been washed away.
I believe they (Noah’s descendants) were attempting to recreate those same type of megalithic structures (the tower) like the antediluvians had built in the pre-flood world. Besides making a name for themselves as some great kingdom, they were busy invoking the same dark spiritual forces to grant them the similar ‘demigod’ powers as the men of renown once enjoyed: Super strength, unnaturally long lives, and super intelligence. I believe this is a reasonable assumption since mankind has been seeking this ever since. In regards to the tower, we are witnessing a similar effort today with projects like CERN.
The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) operates in the name of scientific discovery, but really is searching for inter-dimensional portals much in the same way those at Babel tried to do. At present, it seems that CERN already has the ability to alter weather. Eventually, they will succeed in doing so if God does not intervene (see Gen. 11:6). Nevertheless, it just goes to show you that unregenerate man’s intentions always work toward evil. God deliberately closed the veil between the physical and spiritual dimensions to prevent the kind of unnatural unions from occurring again. Man again is bent on opening said veil. At some future point in time, the veil between our dimensions will be opened because of the Rapture of the Church…
For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. 1 Thess. 4:16-17
…and then the age of magic will once again return to earth (2 Thess. 2:9-12, Revelation 11:4-6, 13:13-15). Man’s unrelenting desire to return to the “golden age,” will result in the most horrific time the earth has ever seen (Matt. 24:21-22). This is not hard to appreciate given our rapid advancements in just about every sector of technology from genetics to quantum physics.
Although the fascination with the past began centuries ago, it has come screaming back into the forefront of news and culture with the discoveries of the ancient pyramids and treasures of dynastic Egypt in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. We have become enamored with the ancient past through television with the likes of the History Channel and National Geographic. Comic books often borrowed heavily from mythology, which then has translated into television shows and movies today. Books, music, and art of relating to antiquity have become dedicated to uncovering and rediscovering the glories of the ancient pagans.
The long-forgotten tales of lore are no longer whispers amongst the mystery groups like the Rosicrucians, Illuminati, and the Freemasons; they are being broadcasted by every medium known to man. The world is being primed to receive (and be deceived) by the return of magic and the occult through these scientific efforts and pop culture. This is just another harbinger pointing to the time Jesus Himself described as the days of Noah (Luke 17:26-29). Might we heed the words of the Apostle Paul spoken two-thousand years ago when addressing the men of Athens.
And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings, so that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us; for in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said, ‘For we are also His offspring.’ Therefore, since we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Divine Nature is like gold or silver or stone, something shaped by art and man’s devising. Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, because He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained. He has given assurance of this to all by raising Him from the dead. Acts 17:26-31
Even So, Maranatha!