The whole world spoke the same language, using the same words.
While the people were migrating in the east,
they came upon a valley in the land of Shinar and settled there…
Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city
and a tower with its top in the sky,
and so make a name for ourselves;
otherwise we shall be scattered all over the earth.”
…Then the LORD said: “If now, while they are one people,
all speaking the same language,
they have started to do this,
nothing will later stop them from doing whatever they presume to do.
Let us then go down and there confuse their language,
so that one will not understand what another says.”
Thus the LORD scattered them from there all over the earth,
and they stopped building the city. (Friday’s First Mass Reading)
There are three notable points in this Scripture. One is that “the whole world spoke the same language, using the same words.” The second is that, in their hubris, they thought they could reach the heavens with their tower. The third is that they did this in an attempt to be unified, that is, not scattered. As such, God struck the people in their arrogance by confusing their tongues (“Babel” means noisy confusion).
Today, said the late Pope Benedict XVI, we are living Babel all over again.
But what is Babel? It is the description of a kingdom in which people have concentrated so much power they think they no longer need depend on a God who is far away. They believe they are so powerful they can build their own way to heaven in order to open the gates and put themselves in God’s place. But it’s precisely at this moment that something strange and unusual happens. While they are working to build the tower, they suddenly realise they are working against one another.read how the preparation for Antichrist will be division in These Times of Antichrist While trying to be like God, they run the risk of not even being human – because they’ve lost an essential element of being human: the ability to agree, to understand one another and to work together… Progress and science have given us the power to dominate the forces of nature, to manipulate the elements, to reproduce living things, almost to the point of manufacturing humans themselves. In this situation, praying to God appears outmoded, pointless, because we can build and create whatever we want. We don’t realise we are reliving the same experience as Babel. —POPE BENEDICT XVI, Pentecost Homily, May 27th, 2012; vatican.va
In fact, we are living the same experience as Babel in much the same three ways as above. With the advent of the Internet and online translations, we are able to speak “the same language”, as it were. Second, this generation has reached an astonishing point of hubris whereby we have put ourselves in the place of God through so-called “progress and science”cf. The Religion of Scientism in order to manipulate and generate life itself — whether through manufacturing babies, cloning, or attempting to create sentient “artificial intelligence.” Third, all of this so-called progress is being done under the mantle of the “Fourth Industrial Revolution”cf. Isaiah’s Prophecy of Global Communism — a “Great Reset”cf. The Great Reset — in order to unify the nations,cf. The Coming Counterfeit and The False Unity – Part I and Part II many which are also in a state of “migration” and dissolving borders.
The parallels are stunning — as are the warnings allegedly from Heaven:
You are so close to global chaos… and you will regret not having obeyed as at the time of Noah… as during the construction of the Tower of Babel (Gen. 11, 1-8). This generation of “progress” will come to live without that “progress” and will go back to rudimentary living without an economy and without forgetting the death of a great part of humanity. —St. Michael the Archangel to Luz de Maria de Bonilla on October 4th, 2021
You are heading towards a future full of obstacles. Many will walk in the midst of great confusion. Babel will spread everywhere and many will walk like the blind leading the blind. —Our Lady to Pedro Regis, June 15, 2021
Confusion has taken hold of humanity, which has raised up its “internal Babel “, inflating human egos so that their goals are not ones of peace but of domination and power. —St. Michael the Archangel to Luz de Maria de Bonilla on May 12th, 2022
You are heading for a future of great spiritual confusion. Babel will spread everywhere and many will turn away from the truth. —Our Lady to Pedro Regis, on January 22nd, 2022
There will be a dawning in Europe and there will be “Babel”… and all humanity will suffer as a result. —St. Michael the Archangel to Luz de Maria de Bonilla on January 30th, 2022
The day will come when the truth will be present in few hearts and Great Babel will spread everywhere. —Our Lady Queen of Peace to Pedro Regis on June 16, 2020
Strasbourg, France; the entrance to the modern seat of the European Parliament
On the emergence of a new paganism and New Age deception to unify the world: read The New Paganism series