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Nimrod and Abraham The Two Kingdoms Illustrated. Ham and the Rise of Worthlessness The unnatural crime of Ham declared that filial reverence had long.

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1 Nimrod and Abraham The Two Kingdoms Illustrated

2 Ham and the Rise of Worthlessness The unnatural crime of Ham declared that filial reverence had long before been cast from his soul, and it revealed the impiety and vileness of his character. These evil characteristics were perpetuated in Canaan and his posterity, whose continued guilt called upon them the judgments of God. {PP 117.2}

3 The Curse of Babylon And he said, Cursed be Canaan. He shall be a servant of servants to his brothers. Gen 9:25 Nimrod, The Mighty Hunter Hardened Family Relations Rom 1:29-31 Rebellious. Started Own Kingdom Rom 1:25 Insecure Worthless Confused Identity Rom 1:29-31 Controlling Value by Power and Performance Dan 4:30

4 The Curse of Babylon Broken family relationships can turn into despotic ruling nations

5 Worthlessness Rises This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men. Daniel 4:17

6 The Family Vital the heart of the community, of the church, and of the nation is the household. The well-being of society, the success of the church, the prosperity of the nation, depend upon home influences. Adventist Home Page 15

7 Elijah Message Reverses Hams Curse Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD: And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse. Mal 4:5,6 And he said, Cursed be Canaan. He shall be a servant of servants to his brothers. Gen 9:25

8 Babylon And Israel Power Structures NIMROD ABRAHAM 1.State Controlled (Gen 10:10) 2.City Builders and Dwellers (Gen 11:4) 3.Identity through Achievement (Gen 11:4) 4.Reject 10 Commandments (Rom 1: ) 5.Sun-(day) Worship (cf 2 Kings 22:17; 23:5) 6.Immortality of the Soul (Gen 3:4; 1 Sam 28:3;8) 7.Worships material objects (Rom 1:25) 1.Family Controlled (Gen 18:19) 2.Nomadic Rural Dwellers (Heb 11:8-10) 3.Identity through Parental Blessing (Gen 12:2) 4.Observe 10 Commandments (Gen 18:19; 26:5) 5.Sabbath Memorial of Creator (Ex 20:8-11) 6.Soul Sleep and Resurrection (Heb 11:17-19) 7.Worships the Invisible God (Heb 11:3; Rom 1:20)

9 Tower of Babel Here they decided to build a city, and in it a tower of such stupendous height as should render it the wonder of the world. These enterprises were designed to prevent the people from scattering abroad in colonies. God had directed men to disperse throughout the earth, to replenish and subdue it; but these Babel builders determined to keep their community united in one body, and to found a monarchy that should eventually embrace the whole earth. Thus their city would become the metropolis of a universal empire; its glory would command the admiration and homage of the world and render the founders illustrious. The magnificent tower, reaching to the heavens, was intended to stand as a monument of the power and wisdom of its builders, perpetuating their fame to the latest generations. {PP 118.5} Here they decided to build a city, and in it a tower of such stupendous height as should render it the wonder of the world. These enterprises were designed to prevent the people from scattering abroad in colonies. God had directed men to disperse throughout the earth, to replenish and subdue it; but these Babel builders determined to keep their community united in one body, and to found a monarchy that should eventually embrace the whole earth. Thus their city would become the metropolis of a universal empire; its glory would command the admiration and homage of the world and render the founders illustrious. The magnificent tower, reaching to the heavens, was intended to stand as a monument of the power and wisdom of its builders, perpetuating their fame to the latest generations. {PP 118.5} The men of Babel had determined to establish a government that should be independent of God. PP 123

10 The Curse of Babylon And he said, Cursed be Canaan. He shall be a servant of servants to his brothers. Gen 9:25 Nimrod, The Mighty Hunter Hardened Family Relations Rom 1:29-31 Rebellious. Started Own Kingdom Rom 1:25 Insecure Worthless Confused Identity Rom 1:29-31 Controlling Value by Power and Performance Dan 4:30

11 Application There are tower builders in our time. Infidels construct their theories from the supposed deductions of sciences, and reject the revealed word of God. They presume to pass sentence upon God's moral government; they despise His law and boast of the sufficiency of human reason. Then, "because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil." Ecclesiastes 8:11. There are tower builders in our time. Infidels construct their theories from the supposed deductions of sciences, and reject the revealed word of God. They presume to pass sentence upon God's moral government; they despise His law and boast of the sufficiency of human reason. Then, "because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil." Ecclesiastes 8:11.

12 Babylon And Israel Power Structures NIMROD ABRAHAM 1.State System 2.City Focused 3.Identity through Achievement 4.Lawless 5.Sun-(day) (self) Worship 6.Inherent Life (Immortality of the Soul) 7.Worship is Physical materially based 1.Family System 2.Rural Focus 3.Identity through Family Relationship 4.Lawful 5.Sabbath (Creator) Worship 6.Life Only from God (Soul Sleep) 7.Worships is Spiritually based


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