Are you keeping abreast of this 21st century “march of science?” At the turn of the century, we were beginning to see the “horseless carriage” on our streets. A little later we began to actually see men fly in the air.
But in this day of speed and more speed, it is in fact not a march of science, but a race of scientists for power to control the world for war making depots lusting for world rule. The question today is whether we are getting too much speed.
There was a time when the whole earth was of one language. And in due course of time, they learned to make brick and mortar. Then the leaders said to themselves, “Come on, let us make ourselves great and a lasting name for ourselves, by building a city, and a great tower whose top reaches to heaven. It will huddle people together, instead of permitting them to be scattered over the earth. Then we can organize the people, regiment them, and exact a profit from their sweat and toil.”
Thus, the idea of modern civilization was born, an idea based on organizing humanity on a competitive basis, for purposes of gain to the leaders and the basis of the idea was the building of great cities.
But the Eternal looked down upon this city and this great tower which these men began to build. And God said, “Behold the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do! And now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.”
Or, as it is in the Moffatt translation: “if this is what they do, to start with, nothing that they ever undertake will prove too hard for them. Come, let us go down and make a babble of their language on the spot, so that they cannot understand one another’s speech. Thus did the Eternal scatter them all over the wide earth” (Gen. 11:1-9).
As soon as men learned to build, with brick and mortar, ambitious leaders seized upon this power to rule the world, for their personal greed and vanity. God had not intended men to be huddled together in cities, yielding themselves to the authority and aggrandizement of leaders over them. When men started turning the world into one great organized city, and building a tower to heaven, God intervened, took matters into His own hands, confused their language, and thereby scattered them over the earth. Men persisted in the idea of organizing society, with cities as the unit of paganized civilization. And our present world is the result.
Until now, the confusion of languages, and the distances over the earth, has kept this system broken up into many cities, and many nations, scattered over the earth.
But the speed of modern science in the 20th and 21st centuries has shrunk the world until it is no farther today from Moscow, or Calcutta, or Sydney, to San Francisco than it was across two counties 150 years ago.
Modern transportation and modern communication have brought humanity back once again to one world. And, as knowledge increases as it was prophesied for this Age-End, men are learning to speak one another’s language.
Man has learned to fly swifter than the birds and now his planes are laden with destructive bombs, and with his new inventions he goes forth conquering and to conquer.
Finally, man has unlocked the secret of the atom, and two great cities were blown off the map. Once again, man’s increase of knowledge has made this one world, and “this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.”
But, “as in the days of Noah,” God sees “that the wickedness of man” is “great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart are only evil continually!”
And now, what is going to happen? Will God intervene, as before? “For as in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the day of the Son of man. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all” (Luke 17:26-27).
“The Eternal shall roar from on high a noise shall come even to the ends of the earth; for the Eternal hath a controversy with the nations; He will plead with all flesh; He will give them that are wicked to the sword. Evil shall go forth from nation to nation, and a great whirlwind shall be raised up from the coasts of the earth. And the slain of the Eternal shall be at that day from one end of the earth, even unto the other end of the earth” (Jer. 25:30-33).
“And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them that destroy the earth” (Rev. 11:18).
“The Day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, peace and safety; then sudden destruction comes upon them and they shall not escape. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as thief. Ye are all the children of light. Therefore, let us not sleep as do others; but let us watch, and be sober” (I Thess. 5:2-6)!
“Howl ye; for the Day of the Lord is at hand: it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty. Therefore shall all hands be faint, and every man’s heart shall melt: and they shall be afraid: pangs and sorrows shall take hold of them; they shall be in pain as a woman that travails: they shall be amazed at one another; their faces shall be as flames.” And God says, “And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible” (Isa. 13:6-13).
“The Lord of Host hath sworn, saying, surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass, and as I have purposed, so shall it stand” (Isa. 14:24).
Modern science is moving at great speed, and now undertaking to defy even the Great God Himself.
Dr. Julian Huxley, the grandson of the world-famous scientist, Thomas Huxley, both who were atheists wrote: “Darwin made it possible to dispense with the idea of God. For a justification of moral code, we no longer have to have recourse to theological revelation.” That is a sample of the arrogancy of the proud. Almighty God replies He will lay low their haughtiness! And His purpose shall stand, and cannot be annulled!
The nations have brought themselves to a place where they must cry for the Creator to step in and save this world from itself! Man invents new powers, and turns them to selfish, evil, destructive use, every time! And now man has invented forces capable of annihilating mankind from the earth! And the leaders of this world and men and women in education say this world has no further need of God!
But, “the Eternal wrecks the purposes of pagans, He brings to nothing what the nations plan; but, the Eternal’s purpose stands forever” (Ps. 33:10-11)!
“Behold, the nations are as a drop in a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance”- beside God (Isa. 40:15).
The time is almost here and will arrive suddenly, when men least expect, when God “shall send Jesus Christ whom the heavens must receive until the times of restitution of all things” (Acts 3:20-2).
And soon, now, we shall actually have world government, but the exact antithesis of the kind the scientists of this world would create if, in their puny strength, they were able!
Not too many years from now, it shall be proclaimed: “The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of His Christ; and He shall reign for ever and ever” (Rev. 11:15).
Yes, and “when the Son of man shall come in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then shall He sit upon the throne of His glory: and before Him shall be gathered all nations: and He shall separate them, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats” (Matt. 25:31-32).
“And out of His mouth goeth a sharp sword” (the Word of God) “that with it He should smite the nations: and He shall rule them with a rod of iron” (Rev.19:15).
“But with righteousness shall He judge the poor, and reprove with equity the meek of the earth: and the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Eternal” (Isa. 11:4, 9).
“And many nations shall come, and say, come, and let us to up to the mountain (Kingdom) of the Eternal and to the house of the God of Jacob; and He will teach us of His ways, and we will walk in His paths: for the “LAW” shall go forth of Zion, and the Word of the Eternal from Jerusalem. And He shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more “(Micah 4:1-3).
It is only when God Almighty takes rule away from men, and rules the world thru Christ; it is only when men turn to God and say: “TEACH US!” – it is only when God’s law goes forth, and the earth is full of God’s knowledge, and when men start to walk in his paths, that the world shall at last have “PEACE.”