Originally posted by buckky
The tower of Babel story was one of my favorites as a kid. I thought wow, if I could build something high enough I could reach Heaven, and avoid natural death. It must of been possible because God screwed up the Tower project because he did not want them to slip into Heaven illegally. Giving everyone different lanquages so communication would break down among ...[text shortened]... rkers was a slick idea don't you think ? I wonder if the Astronauts got a good view of Heaven ?
I never thought that the reason you sited was why God confused the project and scattered them.
It says that the people were one and nothing would be impossible to them. I long puzzled over this. Was it not a good thing that a united human race could accomplish anything ?
As with many things in the revelation of the Bible, deeper undertstanding often comes with deeper spiritual experience.
Since the fall of Adam all humanity was constituted with enmity against God and His eternal purpose. Therefore whatever the human race would do by uniting for a single purpose, would be in rebellion against God.
If this bothers us it is probably because we do not understand to what depths Adam's race fell away from thier Creator.
It should be noted that prior to the flood Enoch walked with God
and was raptured. So there was no basic problem God had with man walking with God to be with God, even if that should be heaven.
To walk with God was better than to build a proud tower.