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“Then they fasted that day, and put on sackcloth, and cast ashes upon their heads, and rent their clothes, and laid open the book of the law, wherein the heathen had sought to paint the likeness of their images.”- 1 Maccabees 3:47-48
The story of The Tower of Babel is one of those stories that stands out in the early chapters of the Bible. According to the story, human beings had advanced to the point of being able to do anything they imagined… but who was it that led mankind to this point of advancement? We most often see the people of Babel depicted as follows:
According to the Bible, it was Nimrod that founded Babel, and Nimrod is often depicted as follows:
Nimrod: The Cushite
We see these images and associate them with people in the Bible, but the Bible tells a completely different story. According to the Bible, Nimrod was a Cushite.
“And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth. He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD.” – Genesis 10:8-9
- Cush –
Is Christianity About Truth?
At some point we have to ask ourselves, “when does truth matter?” Either all truth matters, only some truth matters, or no truth matters. Mainstream Christianity seems to embrace lying images while trying to push the truth of scripture, but deception is deception, no matter how many times they claim it’s not about race. If its not about race, then there should be no problem teaching the truth and leaving the race of Biblical people unaltered.
The more we’re told that it’s not about race, but find that races are consistently changed, the more it starts to look like it actually is about race.
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- How do you feel about being lied to about what Biblical people actually looked like?
- Is it OK to misrepresent the race, culture, and history of people and still call it “truth”?
- Is it OK to ignore the words in scripture in order to depict people in a way that makes us feel more comfortable?
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“O LORD, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit.” – Jeremiah 16:19