In Praise of the Segregation Nations/Ethnos
“Now the whole world had one language and a common speech. As people moved eastward, they found a plain in Shinar and settled there. They said to each other, “Come, let’s make bricks and bake them thoroughly.” They used brick instead of stone, and tar for mortar. Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves; otherwise we will be scattered over the face of the whole earth.” But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower the people were building. The Lord said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.” So the Lord scattered them from there over all the earth, and they stopped building the city. That is why it was called Babel—because there the Lord confused the language of the whole world. From there the Lord scattered them over the face of the whole earth.” Genesis 11:1-11
God Segregated his own chosen people — a specific race of Hebrews of the descendants of Jacob — He kept them apart from other races and gave them a specific geographic homeland. They were to be the example for the other nations. Other races had no right whatsoever invade the land and treat it as their own. The sons of Jacob were ordered to drive out the other races, not convert them to the worship of Jesus Christ (whom the Patriarch’s worshipped).
At Pentecost, the Lord could have inspired all those present to speak just Aramaic or Hebrew or Greek or some unknown heavenly language to demonstrated a “unity.” But He did not. No, on the contrary — men spoke in diverse tongues. Why? It was a validation of the original outpouring of the gift of tongues at Babel — to re-validate the division of mankind into various racial groups enforced by different languages. This is no way discounts the power of praying in tongues; on the contriving praying in tongues is a daily witness and reminder that the original gift of tongues was a work of God at Babel to force the ethnic groups apart.
Pentecost was a stamp of approval and revalidation of the division of races at Babel.
If this is not clear enough, Acts 17:26 should help:
From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. Acts 17:26
And if that’s not clear, this is a reminder that Jesus Christ never came to propose a racially unified mankind. On the contrary, he makes it clear that he will judge the different ethnic groups as separate groupings of people.
Remember that Jesus Christ is the Rock of Offense and the Stone of Stumbling, even in the Christian church because these ideas offend his followers, just as his ideas offended the Pharisees.
“And all the nations (ethnos in the Greek) will be gathered before Him; and He will separate them from one another, just as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats; and He will put the sheep on His right, but the goats on the left.” Matthew 25:32-33
At the Judgement Day, Jesus Christ recognizes distinct ethnic groups, and will separate those groups one from another. And then He will decide who goes to perdition and who enters a glorious eternity. Some ethnic groups will be damned; some will be blessed.
If you do not believe that God just groups as well as individuals, then consider this passage in Luke:
“But whatever city you enter and they do not receive you, go out into its streets and say, ‘Even the dust of your city which clings to our feet we wipe off in protest against you; yet be sure of this, that the kingdom of God has come near.’ I say to you, it will be more tolerable on that day for Sodom than for that city. Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles that occurred in you had occurred in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. But it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the judgment than for you. And you, Capernaum, will not be exalted to heaven, will you? You will be brought down to Hades!” Luke 10:10-15
And it is clear that he separated out the descendants of Ishmael from Isaac descendants, and then Esau from Jacob. Then all twelve tribes were separated to the extent that they geographically segregated. This principle does not go away just because we have invited some man-made tradition of “we are all one,” or “one human race,” or “no nations-no borders.” These are lies foisted upon men by the father of lies, and the devil’s own children.
Satan is a god of unity under himself and Babel. God is the god who bings division and separation. Matthew 10:34-36
How does God judge cities? How does God judge ethnic groups/nations? I don’t know, but it is clear that he does. It is clear that he considers them separately. And it is clear that at the end “He will separate them one form another.”
For the Judeo-Christian fights this by quoting Galatians 3:28: “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” If they believe this, then I expect the evangelical church to abolish segregated bathrooms and begin to marry two men and two women together. And I would expect them to denounce the words of Jesus Christ in Revelation 2:9 and Revelation 3:9 and John 8:44
Ah, but they have.
“And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me.” Matthew 11:16
Fritz Berggren, PhD
March 27, 2023 A.D.