The Third Dispensation

By , June 15, 2009 8:02 pm

The Third Dispensation: Human Government:

This dispensation covers the period of time between the flood and building of the tower of Babel. Since the government was not directly controlled by any prophet, this period is called that of Human Government.

The judgment which fell on this dispensation was the confusion of tongues during the building of the Tower of Babel which caused the people to be scattered abroad upon the face of the earth. Genesis 11:7-8 “Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech. So the Lord scattered them abroad from thence, upon the face of the earth: and they left off to build the city”. Reading all of chapter eleven we see that the whole earth was of one language and one speech. One definition of language is “Native tongue”. These people not only wanted to build a tower and city that reached to heaven; they wanted to make a name for themselves. In chapter six; “and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they imagined to do”. Some thoughts to ponder here: (1)God also used the term “imagined”, though slightly different, I believe the same warning from God prevails; before the flood God spoke “And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.” (2) Make a name for themselves; though this can mean many things, two very strong possibilities are “to become famous” or “to carry the name through an heir”. I believe the latter is true here; but surely the people had sons to carry on the name; so we must consider that making a name for themselves and building a tower to heaven must be of extreme “religious” practice and desires. These religious practices were obviously of an “occult” nature for God took action against the building of the “Tower Babel”.

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