Ancient Babylon mingles among the nations

Ancient religious ideas spread around the globe and can be identified in a wide range of religions.

The echo of Babylon

1. Origin of human civilization

The mainstream theory about the distribution of the world's population teaches us that different tribes and groups have lived in isolation from each other for tens of thousands of years. The first humans lived about 200,000 years ago in Africa. 50,000 years ago, the Aborigines came to Australia. North America has been populated for 15,000 years. The first civilization, including urbanization (rise of cities), started only about 8,000 years ago, in Mesopotamia (modern Iraq, Iran).

The latter is consistent with the Biblical record (when ignoring dating). Yet something is not right. Is it credible that our ancestors roamed the earth for tens of thousands of years wearing primitive clothing, only to suddenly produce wonders of the world such as the Hanging Gardens of Babylon and the impressive pyramids of Egypt? The oldest people are portrayed as an underdeveloped and ignorant species, while a few thousand years this instantly changes, and people seemed to be endowed with great knowledge and skills. Such an abrupt discontinuity is difficult to explain.

The developments in Mesopotamia were not the end point of a long evolutionary process, but the restart of the highly developed human race, as created before by our powerful and intelligent God.

2. Pyramid-like constructions

Everyone knows about the famous pyramids of Egypt. But did you also know that pyramid-like constructions can be found all over the world? Below you find a few examples. There are dozens of more or less comparable constructions. This raises a question. How do you explain the fact that people from all over the world have created similar structures, when assuming they have lived in isolation from each other? It strongly gives the impression that they shared a history. It is exactly what the Bible describes. The world famous 'Tower of Babel' (Genesis 11) most likely was a Ziggurat. That is a pyramid-like construction, made for religious purposes. Below you can see an example of a ziggurat.

When God brought the wicked project of Babylon to an end, with the sudden introduction of new language families, people were forced to disperse in groups and start something new. They took their knowledge and experience with them everywhere – including architecture – and imitated it in the new context where they settled. That makes sense.


Examples of similar constructions in other places in the world.

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3. Global symbolism

Our ancestors did not only copy architecture during their migration from the plains of Babel. We also find shared symbols scattered around the world. A striking example of this is the 'sun wheel'. Sun worship and worship of other nature gods were at the heart of much pagan religion. Here you see the sun wheel in different versions.

The use of symbolism had an additional 'advantage'. It could be used to get around the God-introduced language problem. Everyone can recognize symbols, regardless of the language you speak. The world-famous Freemason Albert Pike (19th century) confirms in his work Morals and dogmas that esoteric knowledge and symbolism has been spread among the nations since Babel:

“The communication of this knowledge and other secrets, some of which are perhaps lost, constituted, under other names, what we now call Masonry, or Free, or Freemasonry….The present name of the Order, and its titles, and the names of the Degrees now in use, were not then known….But, by whatever name it was known in this or the other country, Masonry existed as it now exists, the same in spirit and at heart….before even the first colonies emigrated into Southern India, Persia, and Egypt, from the cradle of the human race (ancient Babylon)”. Quoted in G. Kah, En route to Global Occupation, pg. 95.

Here is a snapshot from his book in which he explains the esoteric meaning and history of several symbols.

4. The genetic family tree

We have seen that similar architecture and symbolism has spread all over the world. It has recently become possible to trace the echo of Babel in yet another way, via our genes. Read more about it in [the origin of all nations].

The Religion of Babylon throughout the ages

In the timeline you’ll see a bar, which begins with [a spiritual battle behind the scenes] and continues through [a global pact]. After the global pact tile, the final stages of world history are reflected with [a desolate earth] and [a renewed earth].

The bar visualizes the spiritual legacy dating back to the dawn of history and spreading all over the world via Babel. The quote from Albert Pike reflects that within the Freemasons society (and among other secret societies) it is viewed in this way:

“…Masonry existed as it now exists, the same in spirit and at heart…”

Besides architecture and symbolism, above all the religious ideas of Babel have been carried around the world. Based on his own extensive research in a series of standard Freemasonry works, Gary Kah has attempted to draw important lines from ancient societies to contemporary organizations and practices (En route to Global Occupation pp. 93-94).

The core of Babel consisted of building a world community separate from God. Underneath that endeavor thrived the primal lie that we ourselves can be like gods (Genesis 3). This ideology can manifest itself in mystical rituals, in esoteric knowledge, in rationality, or through technical mastery of life. In all cases it suggests that we have the knowledge and the power to take life into our own hands. We are connected to the divine. No, better yet, we are divine ourselves. Therefore, Babylonian religion is full of pantheistic ideas in one form or another. It reflects the two lies of the serpent: you will not really die (because you are already connected to everything) and you will be like God (since you are inextricably linked to god and can find the divine spark in yourself too).

It is striking that in the Babylonian scenario there is no need to restore the relationship between God and people. You are better off without Him.

The primal lie, introduced by the father of lies (the devil), is a common thread through world history, up to the present day. For example, World Goodwill, a prominent adviser to the United Nations, foresees the emergence of a new, global religion. And what do you think the basic ingredients should look like?

“A religion to fit everyone – The Church and the world religions should indicate the unity within all facets of truth which will provide universal platform, one to which all men everywhere could give allegiance. Such a platform should include: the truth that…all men are divine and the truth that evolution governs the growth of the human being."

That’s pantheism. Babel (Bab-el) literally means 'gate to god'. Simply stated, humans within themselves have the divine power and insight necessary for life. The primeval dictator Nimrud wanted to establish his kingdom in 'Babel' (Genesis 10:8-10) and this is still the religious foundation of the ideology of the kings and merchantsof the earth. There is nothing new under the sun.

In the Babylonian legacy, every truth is turned upside down. Lucis Trust for instance, a major advisory body to the United Nations, states in a 1986 letter:

“So it is an appropriate time to consider the meaning of peace and the fact that a world at peace is a requisite before the Christ can return” (En Route to Global Occupation, pg. 123).

The Bible clearly states that only Jesus can bring true peace, but according to Lucis Trust we are going to manage peace ourselves before he returns. This may sound nice at the surface, but it's a false promise. It also makes one wonder who this expected ‘Jesus’ really is.

Our ancestors found out the hard way, that the lie of self-deification does not lead to life, but to death. Our descendants have seen this time and again:

“Throughout history, whenever man chose to worship himself or the pagan deities of nature in place of God, the consequences were severe. Humanity came under the control of false belief systems and those enforcing them. Pantheism, with its earth (or Gaia) worship, has inevitably had the effect of enslaving man. Whether it was the version presented by the Pharaohs of Egypt, the Brahmins of India, or the Caesars of Rome, the result of earth-centered religion was always the same – the enslavement of man under a ruthless, The New World Religion , Gary Kah).

Still, Babylon is much alive. As the current world religions have common roots in Babel, it will not be too complicated at the end to bring them back together. And yes, this also includes the secular, western world. The bridge is built via a smart ideological strategy. How? Go to [a global pact] and [toward unity without Jesus] to find out. What do you think? Will our generation finally succeed in finishing the lingering Tower of Babel project?

Further investigations

  • Genesis chapter 11
  • Jeremiah chapter 50-51
  • Revelation chapter 18

In 2002 the South African professor Walter Veith gave a series of lectures [see also: A spiritual battle behind the scenes]. In the below section he discusses the typical teachings of Babel. Wine here refers to what clouds the mind. Note, you dive in the middle of the series here, but this is manageable.

Wine of Babylon