Genesis 11:9 - Could Babel be the place of Armageddon?

Therefore is the name of it called 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.
Could Babel also be the place of Armageddon? Babel is Babylon, located southwest of the Euphrates River in Iraq. Beware, for in the last days four angels bound in the Euphrates River will be released to kill 200,000 men, Revelation 9:13-16. Many scholars believe that Armageddon refers to Megiddo, the biblical city where many notable battles were fought. However, just as in the beginning so will it be in the end, that all nations will gather together in Babel.
And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters. And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication. Revelation 14:6-8


Genesis 11:6 - The power of unity.

And the LORD 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.
When people unite acting in one accord their potential is limitless. However, unity can be used for all the wrong reasons, as in the case of building the Tower of Babel.


Genesis 9:19 - The scattering of man, in the beginning.

These are the three sons of Noah: and of them was the whole earth overspread.
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Genesis 9:5 - God's accounting of the blood.

And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man's brother will I require the life of man.
Man is flesh (Genesis 6:3) and the flesh is corrupt (Genesis 6:12). For this reason, God brought about a flood to destroy all flesh (Genesis 6:17). After the flood, God established a covenant with Noah and every living creature of all flesh to never again cut off all flesh by the waters of a flood (Genesis 9:11). The required consideration of this covenant (Genesis 9:1-17) is the blood of all flesh. Through the blood, the flesh is reconciled to God because the blood is the life of the flesh (Genesis 6:4). For this reason, God maintains a accounting of the blood.

If this accounting were recorded on financial statements used in business, on the the Balance Sheet the blood would be recorded as the asset and the unjust shedding of blood would be recorded as the liability; on the Income Statement, the cost of life would be recorded as the expense and God's blessing would be recorded as the revenue.


Genesis 8:21 - God's love for man's sake.

And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake; for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done.
Not only for man's sake did God promise to never again curse the ground, God also gave his only begotten Son for man's sake (Luke 6:22, John 3:16). If God can suffer the continual evil thoughts of man, we should be able to love others for the things we don't like about them for God's sake.


Genesis 8:17 - How the ark held so many animals.

Bring forth with thee every living thing that is with thee, of all flesh, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth; that they may breed abundantly in the earth, and be fruitful, and multiply upon the earth.
How could the ark hold all the world's animals? The answer lies in genetics. The only other place in the Bible (KJV) the word "breed" is used is in Deuteronomy 32:14 to indicate a specific type of ram found in Bashan. In Genetics, the word "breed" is used to refer to a relatively homogeneous group of animals within a species, developed and maintained by humans (from the Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary). God gave man dominion over all animals of the earth (Genesis 1:26) and every kind of animal has already been tamed by man (James 3:7). This explains why today we have so many breeds of animals within each species. However, I'm sure that the ark contained only one breed of each species which explains how the ark could hold all the world's animals as we know them today.


Genesis 8:9 - Salvation through reconciliation.

But the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot, and she returned unto him into the ark, for the waters were on the face of the whole earth: then he put forth his hand, and took her, and pulled her in unto him into the ark.
Just as the dove returned to the ark, we like the Prodigal Son must realize that our lives are in jeopardy, confess our sins, and return home (Luke 15:17-20). We return home by returning to God through Jesus Christ our Lord (Isaiah 55:7; Romans 6:23; 10:13). Those that endure to the end will be saved by the hand of God, just as Jesus put forth his hand to save Peter from the water (Matthew 10:22; 14:31) and as Noah put forth his hand to save the dove.