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Was the Curse of The Tower of Babel Ever Reversed?

Marten_van_Valckenborch_Tower_of_babel-large“God’s judgment of the Tower of Babel was one of the greatest catastrophes in the history of the world. In one moment, a massive, highly complex building project, involving the entire human race, came to an end. Thousands of workers suddenly found themselves incapable of communicating with anyone outside their extended family group. Overwhelmed by fear and frustration, each family group moved away from the others. Mankind has never recovered.” *

 

 

Here’s what happened:

Now the whole world had one language and a common speech. As men moved eastward,a they found a plain in Shinarb 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 and not be scattered over the face of the whole earth. ”But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower that the men 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 11:1-8

Here’s the curse:

The Lord confused their language.

The Lord scattered them over the earth.

The Lord did not permit mankind to make a name for itself.

The Lord limited the possibilities of human kind.

The Lord thrust disunity upon the unfaithful.

Here are the questions:

Was the curse over the Tower of Babel, the city, and the entire human race ever reversed?  

Was any curse over the earth or its people made by God ever reversed?

Does God curse anything or anyone today?  

 

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    1. Halvard L January 6, 2013 at 9:57 pm #

      I think he is partly lifting the curse, but not full until the “new heaven and earth” it will be reversed. From the book of Acts we saw this happen: (1) The unity of different races within the congregation and (2) the spontanious gifts of the spirit is proof of revival.

      So yes, there is something in reverse. But mostly it is within the church.

    2. Kirk Stephens January 6, 2013 at 11:42 pm #

      Yes, mankind found both math and music as universal languages, eternal languages. And does not the spirit of every man yearn for the truth that is in Jesus Christ? That’s universal, isn’t it?

    3. Katie Mather January 7, 2013 at 12:01 am #

      Mankind is redeemed through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ from the curse of separation from God at the fall of Adam and Eve. And I believe that the curse of Babel was reversed so to speak with the gift of the Holy Spirit, tongues, to unify the body in worship under the unction of the Spirit in an unknown language.

    4. Tim Day January 7, 2013 at 1:41 pm #

      I think Christ broke the power of every curse at the cross, but assigned us to do the reversing in His name. Perhaps Ephesians 4:25 illustrates one way that we do so:

      “Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body.”

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