This is a 'round-table' discussion among a few friends.
An Excerpt from my book, "The Two Witnesses/ The Holy-Gram Of Biblical Physics"
......"Let’s take the tower of Babel story in Genesis, for example. Remember that one”
“Sure, let’s do it.” Bob urged.
“Okay, turn to Genesis 11 and 1: ‘Now the whole earth was of one language [everyone interpreted scriptures the same --, i.e., literally, carnally, earthy, as done today by all doctrines], and of one speech [or they all sound alike].’ Remember the seven churches, or women, taking hold of one man - or doctrine? It’s the same as one speech. Here's the verse, Isaiah 4:1 "And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, We will eat our own bread (doctrine according to the respective religion) , and wear our own apparel (dogma etc.): only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach." There again, what we have today, each one saying, Lo, here is Christ, if you want the truth join this church, etc.
The mystery of the seven stars [also means teacher] which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.
“Verse two: ‘And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east [rising of the light], that they found a plain in the land of Shinar [Babylon; confusion at it’s fullest extent], and they dwelt there.’ Verse three: ‘And they said one to another, go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar.’ These are the teaching materials men use for building the temple of God, or the word, which is in our minds.
“Verse four: ‘And they said, go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name [in the minds of men], lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.’ Now so far, men, meaning those who are carnally minded, are telling everyone how to live for God, or they are trying to build a tower to heaven. Same difference, but they are using slime for mortar. This slime will not hold up in the storms of life or when truth appears, and the house or tower they’re building for God will fall when the scriptures are understood spiritually. This tower of Babel, is the same Babylon in the book of Revelation. That’s another story, here.
“Pay close attention to what happens next in verse five through nine: ‘And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded... And the Lord said, behold, the people is one, and they have all one language [one motive, one intent, or ecumenism]; and this they [men] begin to do: And nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.’ Here again, ‘imagined’ refers to the woman.
“Verse seven: ‘Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.’ Did you notice, more than one is coming down?
‘So the Lord scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of the whole earth: And they left off to build the city [tower].’ A reference you may not understand just yet, but you will later, is Luke 1 and 51. Let’s look at it quickly and we’ll get back to verse nine: ‘He hath shewed strength with his arm [the power of his word which is Christ, the power of God, and the wisdom of God]; he hath scattered the proud [men] in the imagination of their hearts.’
Now verse nine: ‘Therefore is the name of it Babel; because the Lord did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the Lord scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.’ Why punish the 'whole' earth for the sins of Babylon and then send them out to live there? Have you noticed anything strange about this story, how it would be impossible to take literally? It is a beautiful example of how the carnal mind has been trained by the letter, to overlook the spiritual meaning behind these stories.”
“Wow, James!” Bob interrupted, “By the way you were emphasizing, none of it makes sense the way it used to. I know it has to be spiritual, and it’s talking about the one world religion that he had to scatter because of their power over others. What am I missing?”
“You’re going to love it, Bob.” Tony interjected. “I couldn’t keep from falling out of my chair when James showed me this one. I’m sorry James, I just couldn’t help it, you know this is one of the ones that really got me.”
“Yeah it was, Tony. He really ‘got off’ on that one Bob. It was funny though.”
“What? What? What am I missing? Bob said, almost begging.”
“Okay,” James continued. “Remember when I read the part where God had to come down and ‘here’ confound their language? If it were a literal situation, don’t you think God had enough knowledge to know that building a tower to heaven would have required oxygen... in such an undertaking... and there was really nothing to worry about? We couldn’t have gotten far enough for him to even think about coming down, let alone to bring a whole cast of angels to scatter us all over this planet. But, there again, this is just a story. This is not a physical tower. This ‘tower that men build’ is a religious empire, delegating their will, dogma, condemnation, and scorn on us to serve their interpretation of God in the way their leaders have imagined for us to worship him.”
“Oh my God! You’re right! I would never have noticed that in a million years! I can’t believe how simple that was. How could they have carried oxygen with them? That’s
simply beautiful! Just awesome!
James and Tony both laughed as Bob ranted and raved.
“I’m not throwing stones at them,” James said. “Because they don’t know what they do. As a matter of fact, there was a time when I taught scriptures carnally myself-- all have sinned. But I kept running into these little contradictions, and I couldn’t let well enough alone until I could understand why anyone would want to write the scriptures that way.
Explained more fully, here in my book, on-line - "Come Out Of Her My People".