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DOES GOD EXIST?
MAN’S ANCIENT HISTORY IN BRIEF
[The source for the following brief history of man is my two books on ancient history titled: “Satan vs God: From the Beginning to the Flood” Volume 1 and “Satan vs God: From the Flood to Abraham’s Call” Volume 2.]
If the Creator God has created the universe and the earth, and the earth experiences natural disasters, it then follows that God is responsible for natural disasters. But why would the Creator who calls Himself merciful allow natural disasters and evil to occur that kills human and animal life and causes so much pain and suffering? The short answer is that God has left man to his own devices. This brief ancient history of man explains why.
Even though some don’t believe it, but most have heard of the Bible story that God initially created Adam and Eve and placed them in the Garden of Eden. They could eat of every fruit in the Garden except of the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. But under Satan’s lying influence they disobeyed God and ate of the forbidden fruit. As a result, they were expelled from the Garden to build their own civilization with little guidance from God. Since then, God has been working on a 7,000-year plan to bring humanity to Himself and build a relationship with Him. He has allotted the first 6,000 years to man to do as he pleases.
In driving man out of the Garden of Eden, God effectively told him: “Adam and Eve, by taking of the fruit of the tree of good and evil, you have made a decision for yourself, and all your descendants, to rebel against My commands, My government and My way of life characterized by love, giving and sharing. You have rejected Me as the source of knowledge of how to live. You have chosen to decide for yourself through your own experiences, trial and error and your own human reasoning as influenced by Satan, what is good and evil, right and wrong, rather than be taught by me. By listening to and obeying Satan, you have now opened yourself to be influenced by him.
“I am now sentencing you for 6,000 years to be cut off from Me and access to My Holy Spirit, which you would have received by taking of the fruit of the tree of life. Go out into the world and develop your own society and civilization. Develop your own methods of government, make your own laws, make your own gods and develop your own religions, your own education systems and how you will impart knowledge to your descendants. In the ways that you develop with your own reasoning and experience, good will be mixed with evil. Because you chose to obey Satan, in all this you will be influenced and deceived by Satan in his way of self-centeredness, vanity, lust, greed, envy, jealousy, hatred, competition and strife which will lead to violence, wars, bloodshed and ultimately death.
“However, I will also ensure that knowledge of My ways will not die out completely in the world. Since you will not have access to My holy spirit, your understanding to know My way will not be opened to you, and without My holy spirit you will not be able to live that way. But, I will call a few individuals [such as Abel, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Job, Moses, David, Elijah, Elisha and the prophets] for special service during these 6,000 years and give them My holy spirit. I will teach them My ways and they shall live that way with the help of the holy spirit. They will be required to do what you have failed to do. They will have to reject Satan’s way, resist and overcome him, and develop and grow in My holy, righteous character. Those who successfully resist and overcome Satan, and develop My holy, righteous character will qualify to receive eternal life and become my sons, and shall rule with Me as kings and priests in My kingdom over all nations.
“After you and your descendants have written the lesson of Satan’s way and your own ways in 6,000 years [which by the way are coming to a close] of suffering, anguish, want, scarcity, strife, violence, wars, bloodshed and death, and the world will have been brought to the brink of total annihilation, then I will use my supernatural power to intervene to save you from yourselves and Satan. After you have learnt the utter hopelessness of living your way and Satan’s way, I will take back my kingdom and government from you. I will then set up My own kingdom and government over you for 1,000 years. I will then teach all humanity My way and give everyone who repents of his sins and his way of life my holy spirit, which will give them power to understand and keep My laws and live according to My way of life. I will then demonstrate to all of humanity that My way of love produces true peace, happiness, joy, abundance and prosperity, and that your way and Satan’s way produces pain, suffering and death. During that time, I will imprison Satan so that he will no longer be able to influence you. I will give salvation to those who develop holy and righteous character through the power of the holy spirit. They shall receive My gift of eternal life and become My sons.
“During the 6,000 years most of your descendants will not be called and given My holy spirit. But neither will I judge them. But at the end of 1,000 years of My kingdom, I will use My divine power to resurrect them back to life as physical human beings again. I will then offer eternal salvation to all of them. Those who repent of their sins will be given My holy spirit to enable them to keep My laws and live according to My way of life. Satan will not be around to influence them. So they will not have to resist and overcome him. They will have to overcome only their own natures and the pulls of society. Those who develop My holy and righteous character will be granted the gift of eternal life and become my immortal sons. Those who fail to do so, will be destroyed in the Lake of Fire and their lives extinguished forever.”
The good news is that almost all of humanity will accept God’s way as taught and lived during 1,000 years of God’s Kingdom, after they contrast it with the 6,000 years that humanity lived in its own way as influenced by Satan. Of course, all of humanity will be able to see God during His kingdom. After that, literally all humans made immortal as God’s literal sons and daughters will live with Him for eternity. They will have learnt to obey and trust God completely. That is the reason why God allows pain and suffering on earth. He allows man to die because He knows He will resurrect him again to life.
Now let’s continue with the history. After Adam and Eve were driven out of the Garden of Eden, their first son Cain was born. He murdered his righteous brother Abel.
After the murder God pronounced a curse on Cain, meaning predicted his future course of life, which is stated in Genesis 4:8-12(NKJV): “8 Now Cain talked with Abel his brother; and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother and killed him. 9 Then the Lord said to Cain, "Where is Abel your brother?" He said, "I do not know. Am I my brother's keeper?" 10 And He said, "What have you done? The voice of your brother's blood cries out to Me from the ground. 11 So now you are cursed from the earth, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother's blood from your hand. 12 When you till the ground, it shall no longer yield its strength to you. A fugitive and a vagabond you shall be on the earth.”
Here is the evidence that this prophecy about Cain becoming a vagabond, fugitive and the earth not yielding its strength to him came true as prophesied.
After God pronounced the curse on Cain, he complained about the severity of his punishment. Verses 13-15 state: “13 And Cain said to the Lord, "My punishment is greater than I can bear! 14 Surely You have driven me out this day from the face of the ground; I shall be hidden from Your face; I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond on the earth, and it will happen that anyone who finds me will kill me." 15 And the Lord said to him, "Therefore, whoever kills Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold." And the Lord set a mark on Cain, lest anyone finding him should kill him.”
The mark God set on Cain has been misunderstood, but Deuteronomy 32:8 (NKJV) explains what happened: “8 When the Most High divided their inheritance to the nations, when He separated the sons of Adam [that is Cain from the other sons of Adam], He set the boundaries of the peoples according to the number of the children of Israel.”
The mark on Cain was simply a land boundary marker God set between Cain and the other descendants of Adam so that they would live separately and develop their own civilizations. Then verse Genesis 4:16 states: “16 Then Cain went out from the presence of the Lord and dwelt in the land of Nod on the east of Eden.”
After separating from the other future descendants of Adam, Cain went away and traveled to the East. The details of what Cain and his descendants did are provided by the Jewish historian Josephus. He states in Antiquities of the Jews 1.1.2 that Cain “wandered over many countries.” Thus, Cain became a vagabond as prophesied. The reason he became a vagabond was the curse pronounced on his agricultural pursuits. God had said to him: “12 When you till the ground, it shall no longer yield its strength to you.”
The reason Cain’s agricultural pursuits were cursed is provided by Josephus. He states in Antiquities 1.2.1: “But Cain was not only very wicked in other respects, but was wholly intent upon getting; and he first contrived to plough the ground.” Josephus further says that he was “a covetous man’ and “forced the ground.” In other words, Cain used farming methods that depleted the soil. He would use land for raising crops for a few years. Then when the soil got depleted, he would move on and raise crops on new soil. When that soil got depleted, he would be forced to move on to new land. That is why he became a vagabond on earth.
The problem with Cain was that he did not want to raise animals as he probably did not want to take the trouble of looking after them and cleaning up after them. The reason he became angry with his brother Abel was that Abel brought to God an offering of the best of his flocks of sheep or goats because he raised animals. Cain brought an offering of the grain and fruits and vegetables he raised. But God rejected Cain’s offering because God required an offering of animals as a sacrifice and not of grain, fruits and vegetables. So Cain got angry with Abel because his offering was accepted, but his own was rejected. That is why he murdered his brother.
After Cain was punished for murdering his brother, he began to hate God. In his rebellion he would not raise farm animals whose manure would have helped maintain the fertility of the soil he used for raising crops. Instead his agricultural practices depleted the soil and he was forced to move on and till new land. Since Cain had to produce his own knowledge by trial and error, he did not know that his agricultural pursuits came to nothing because of lack of animal manure.
This story was repeated wherever he wandered on earth. He was forced to live by hunting and gathering. But he also had no good weapons for hunting. Metallurgy had not been discovered yet. So he did not have metal-tipped bows and arrows. The clean animals like deer and fowl were too swift for him to hunt. To supplement their poor crops, his descendants had to resort to hunting unclean slower animals like elephants, mammoths, bears and others to provide food for his growing family. His descendants also began to live in caves. Cain and his descendants thus began to live a degenerate lifestyle, becoming wanderers and vagabonds on earth. Archaeology has provided evidence of this.
Of course, the other children of Adam faced no such problem because they kept domestic animals such as cows, sheep and goats.
Finally, when he was unable to make a comfortable living on the earth, he decided to move near the other descendants of his father Adam, his other brothers and sisters. Josephus again describes what happened in Antiquities 1.2.2: “And when Cain had traveled over many countries, he, with his wife, built a city, named Nod, which is a place so called, and there he settled his abode; where also he had children. However, he did not accept of his punishment in order to amendment, but to increase his wickedness; for he only aimed to procure everything that was for his own bodily pleasure, though it obliged him to be injurious to his neighbors. He augmented his household substance with much wealth, by rapine and violence; he excited his acquaintance to procure pleasures and spoils by robbery, and became a great leader of men into wicked courses. He also introduced a change in that way of simplicity wherein men lived before; and was the author of measures and weights. And whereas they lived innocently and generously while they knew nothing of such arts, he changed the world into cunning craftiness. He first of all set boundaries about lands: he built a city, and fortified it with walls, and he compelled his family to come together to it; and called that city Enoch, after the name of his eldest son Enoch.”
Josephus shows that Cain after wandering the earth for more than a century came back and settled near the other descendants of Adam. He saw them living in relative ease and comfort because of the animals they kept for meat, milk, and for maintaining the fertility of the soil with manure. Cain and his descendants still refused to keep animals in rebellion against God. He then began to make a living by robbing crops and animals from the families of his brothers, Adam’s other children.
As a result of their robberies and plunder,Cain and his descendants began to be hunted to bring them to justice. Cain then fortified his city with high walls for protection. After committing their acts of robbery and plunder, his descendants would run to their fortified city. That’s how Cain became a fugitive. Thus, each and every prophecy pronounced on him came true, providing us proof that the God of the Bible is Almighty who could pronounce such a curse on Cain and bring it to pass on him and his descendants, precisely as prophesied.
Then Cain saw that humanity needed items like salt, and building materials such as naturally occurring bitumen or asphalt. He simply occupied the sources of supply and called them his own. He then began to sell those items to anybody who could pay for them for what he needed. Then he started fencing the grazing land that Adam’s other children used and called it his own. Others would have to pay him for the right to graze their animals in that land.
Then, just like the Mafia of recent years, Cain began to threaten Adam’s other descendants with violence unless they paid him tribute. Thus people could buy protection from his robberies and plunder by paying tribute. That is what the Bible calls Cain’s Way, the way of life he originated, which all of humanity has followed ever since.
Cain continued to hate God and did not want to worship Him because of being rebuked when his offering of grains and vegetables was not accepted. He took his guidance from Satan. Since he and his descendants lived apart from God, they swallowed Satan’s lie to Eve in Genesis 3:3-4, “ 4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: 5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.” They believed they had an immortal soul which cannot die.
Cain and some of his descendants then deified themselves as gods. Their names ending in ‘el,’ which means the ‘eternal’ prove that. Genesis 4:18 states, “18 And unto Enoch was born Irad: and Irad begat Mehujael: and Mehujael begat Methusael: and Methusael begat Lamech.” This is the origin of ancestor worship among Cain’s descendants.
As punishment for his continually multiplying sins, non-white children began to be born to Cain. Thus, all the non-white races originated with Cain. In the meantime, the children Cain had left in other parts of the world when he wandered the earth also grew into tribes. Since they did not keep domestic animals, and continued to follow Cain’s wrong agricultural practices, and still did not have effective weapons to hunt clean animals such as deer, sheep, goats and fowl, they continued to follow the herds of mammoths, and elephants for their meat. They also lived a degenerate lifestyle in caves, and even became cannibals. Archeology has discovered their remains. The world wrongly labels one line of Cain’s descendants as ‘Neanderthals’ who did not survive Noah’s Flood because they were evil to the extreme.
After Cain and Enoch after whom Cain named his city, the Bible has nothing to say about all the people listed in the genealogies except Lamech, his four children (Jabal, Jubal, Tubal-Cain and Naamah), Enoch, and Noah himself. Something related to their activities is mentioned because they were all world famous individuals, and their activities are key to understanding what went on in the pre-Flood world, and what led God to destroy that society. In addition, names of only four women before the flood are mentioned: Eve, Lamech’s two wives Adah and Zillah, and one of his daughters Naamah. The names of these women are mentioned because they were world famous women.
It should be remembered that God destroyed the pre-Flood world because of violence. And violence originated in the line of Cain. The famous men in the line of Cain were the leading men of violence in that society. This means that Lamech, Jabal, Jubal and Tubalcain were the leading men of violence in the generations just before the Flood.
After Enoch, the names of the next three descendants of Cain are listed simply in Genesis 4:18, “18 To Enoch was born Irad; and Irad begot Mehujael, and Mehujael begot Methushael, and Methushael begot Lamech.” The reason is that they were part of the genealogy of Lamech, but did nothing significant to which God wanted to draw our attention.
Then when the Bible comes to Lamech, seven verses are devoted to seven key individuals in his family: Lamech himself, his two wives Adah and Zillah, his sons Jabal, Jubal, Tubalcain and his daughter Naamah. God wants to draw our special attention to them. What was it about these individuals that made them world famous?
Genesis 4:19 states: “And Lamech took unto him two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.”
Lamech took two wives. He is the first one mentioned in the Bible to have done so. God the originator of marriage created only one wife for Adam. But Lamech became the first bigamist and later polygamist in the history of mankind.
Next Moses recorded Lamech’s famous pre-Flood poem in Genesis 4:23-24. It tells of Lamech’s deeds (NIV): “Lamech said to his wives, Adah and Zillah, listen to me; wives of Lamech, hear my words. I have killed a man for wounding me, a young man for injuring me. If Cain is avenged seven times, then Lamech seventy-seven times.”
God had this poem recorded in scripture for a purpose. It points out Lamech’s true character and estimation of his self-importance. He was a man of VIOLENCE, who declared that he murdered any one who got in his way or tried to hurt him. In his own estimation he was also many times more important than his ancestor Cain. The man he killed for wounding him was none other than Cain, and the young man he killed was his own son Tubal-cain because he felt that his control of the world would be threatened by Tabalcain. According to Jewish tradition, Lamech also most likely had Enoch (Genesis 5:21-24) murdered when God used him to warn Lamech’s family and others for their ungodly deeds. Enoch’s words of prophecy against the ungodly are preserved in Jude 14-15, “14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of his saints, 15 To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.”
The reason why Lamech killed Cain was that both were competing to rule over as many people as possible in order to collect tribute from them. As each tried to increase his influence, it was inevitable that eventually their territories of influence would overlap. To threaten Lamech, Cain probably wounded Lamech. A ten-year long war ensued between the two in which Lamech was victorious and killed his ancestor Cain.
Lamech thus was the leading man of violence in pre-Flood society.
Next we look at Lamech’s two wives and why they were famous. Zillah means ‘shadow’ or ‘darkness.’ Zillah thus is the first black (negro looking) woman recorded, a descendant of Cain. Adah on the other hand means ‘Dawn.’ In the verse, Zillah is contrasted with Adah. Adah was racially white of the white line of Seth. Thus Lamech f the line of Cain also originated inter-racial marriages. Non-white races originated in the line of Cain because of his continually multiplying sins.
Genesis 4:20 mentions Jabal: “And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and of such as have cattle.” Jabal did not own just a few score heads of cattle. He owned vast herds of cattle. His descendants also dwelt in tents in order to graze their cattle over vast areas.
Jubal was Jabal’s brother. His main contribution to pre-Flood society is described in Genesis 4:21(NKJV): “…he was the father of all those who play [KJV “handle”] the harp and the flute.” Jubal was a world famous musician and inventor of musical instruments.
Genesis 4:22 describes why Tubalcain was famous: “And Zillah, she also bare Tubal-cain, an instructor of every artificer in brass and iron…” Since he was the son of Zillah, he was a black negro.
Josephus sheds more light on his activities: “But Tubal, one of his [Lamech’s] children by the other wife, exceeded all men in strength, and was very expert and famous in martial [meaning military] performances. He procured what tended to the pleasures of the body by that method; and first of all invented the art of making brass.” (Antiquities I, II, 2)
Josephus tells us that Tubalcain (or BAL-CAIN or VUL-CAIN or VULCAN of the Roman myths, known as Hephaestus in the Greek myths) was an expert in military performances. That means he was the first to build an army, develop military strategies and tactics, and use his army to conquer other people for material gain. He was the first to develop the ART OF WAR. He was also an individual of enormous strength, derived from his well-equipped and funded military. Josephus says he ‘exceeded all men in strength.”
Josephus says he was the first to invent the art of making brass. This means that he discovered the art of smelting and extracting metals from ore, producing alloys, which he used for manufacturing WEAPONS of brass and iron to equip his army. And he used that army to conquer much of the world. He was the first to go on a conquering expedition and conquered wherever he went. In addition, he used brass and other alloys to produce very useful household products, which they sold. All this material progress brought immense wealth to Lamech’s family.
As already mentioned, Cain had deified himself and leaders among his followers and called themselves the Titan gods. Lamech and his family also deified themselves and called themselves the Olympian gods. Tubalcain made metal idols of his father and other members of his family and had them installed in temples and demanded that they be worshipped as gods, particularly by those he conquered and his family ruled over. This was the beginning of idol worship in the world.
Then in Genesis 4:22, among possible scores of Lamech’s daughters, only Naamah is mentioned. She was a negro woman as she was the daughter of Zillah. According to Jewish tradition Naamah was famous as a weaver of cloth. She invented a variety of textiles. But Naamah is famous for another very important reason. She did not perish in the Flood. According to Jewish tradition, she survived the Flood as the wife of Ham the son of Noah.
Now we can see why the Bible mentions these seven key individuals in the family of Lamech. They all individually had a major impact on pre-Flood society. They were world famous because they were the richest, ruled over much of humanity, and were the greatest industrialists of their day.
Lamech and his family still hated the true God and would have nothing to do with Him. After Cain was killed, they continued to widen their influence forcing the rest of humanity to pay tribute. They deified themselves as gods, set up metal idols of themselves and demanded that they be worshipped by the people. Their deified names have come down to us through the Greek, Roman and Indian myths. (Later we will explain how ancient history was mythologized.) Today we know Lamech as the god Jupiter of the Romans, Zeus of the Greeks and Indra of the Indians, Jabal as the most ancient Hercules, Jubal the musician as the god Apollo, Tubalcain the inventor of the art of smelting to extract metals from ore as Vulcan of the Romans and Hephaestus of the Greeks, and their sister Naamah as the goddess Athena of the Greeks, Minerva of the Romans and Kaali Maa (meaning black mother) of the Hindus.
They were not content merely to have the rest of humanity worship them. They also under the threat of violence, torture and death forced the rest of humanity to stop worshipping the true God, as taught by Noah, other preachers of righteousness among the racially white line of Seth that preceded Noah. They forced interracial marriages to mix the races and turn people away from worship of the true God; themselves setting the example by taking scores of wives and mistresses.
Their influence had become so great that Lamech is the only human being in man’s history who seems to have come close to ruling the entire world. Conditions had reached such a stage that only Noah and his wife, were left racially white, and only Noah refused to give up the worship of the true God.
Because of inter-racial marriages, polygamy, and the activities of many men like Cain, Lamech, Tubal-cain, and after their death, others who were trying to conquer and rule the world, the world was filled with violence. As a result, God decided to destroy everything on land in a Flood and save only Noah, his racially pure three sons Shem, Ham and Japheth and their four wives. But first God commissioned Noah to warn all of humanity to repent, or they would all be drowned in a Flood. When Noah began preaching, Lamech threatened Noah and sought to kill him as he had earlier probably killed Enoch for preaching repentance. Noah had to flee to Egypt to protect himself and his family.
Noah continued preaching his message of repentance to the world from Egypt, preaching for a total of about 100 years. Lamech then died of old age. But after his death conditions on earth became manifold worse. Many strong men around the world started fighting each other to increase their influence. There was no one to enforce the rule of law. The strong men killed innocent people at whim, and some did it even for sport. Can you imagine tens of thousands of strong men vying for control of as many people as they could through force and intimidation, challenging, fighting and killing each other in individual combat in order to extract tribute from them? The result was that the world had become saturated with violence, and the thought of every human being was only evil continually. These strongmen also wanted to be worshipped as gods and forced others to stop worshipping the true God.
God described these conditions before the Flood in Genesis 6:1-13: “And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth [there was a population explosion], and daughters were born unto them, 2 That the sons of God [actually the word translated God is elohim which is a uniplural noun, like the word family. The correct translation would be ‘sons of gods.’ The word elohim can refer to the true God as well as false gods] saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. [These sons of gods were the descendants of Lamech who had deified themselves. They were forcibly marrying fair (meaning white) women, because they themselves were non-white. These were world famous men before the Flood who were marrying all the women they wanted, resulting in rampant polygamy.]…
“4 There were giants in the earth in those days [This was a race of men called Nephilim, descendants of Cain, who did not survive the Flood. But archaeology has found their remains and they are known as Neanderthals]; and also after that, when the sons of God [these sons of gods were descendants of the line of Lamech, different from the giants or Nephilim] came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown. 5 And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. 6 And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.7 So the Lord said, “I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth, both man and beast, creeping thing and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them.” 8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord. 9 This is the genealogy of Noah. Noah was a just man, perfect in his generations [this means that Noah was the only one left racially white from the time of Adam and Eve]. Noah walked with God. 10 And Noah begot three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
“11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence [the earth was saturated with violence]. 12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth. 13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.”
Humanity had no fear of God. There were no consequences for their lawless deeds. The death penalty had not been instituted by God. They murdered whom they willed with no one to bring them to justice. Many thought God does not exist and felt they could get away with anything. Animals were tame before the Flood and there were no natural disasters to put fear in man. The conditions described just before the Flood occurred because many of these men became criminals by about age one hundred and continued getting worse, becoming hardened in their crimes, wickedness and violence for 700-800 years more. Mankind truly lived in utter misery, fear of deadly violence, and slavery to one another.
After Lamech’s death, Noah returned to Mesopotamia from Egypt and began building the ark, and continued preaching God’s message of repentance and warning to those who gathered around to see the progress of his great project. He also visited many places to issue his warnings about the approaching Flood. When no one repented, God drowned them all in the Flood. Perhaps one can appreciate why God drowned that entire world because of its wickedness, because they will all be a sobered bunch when God resurrects them again to a physical life in the second resurrection and gives them one more chance to repent and accept His way of life as the only way that can produce happiness, joy, peace, harmony and prosperity for all creation.
Why Natural Disasters
God reacted to man’s attitude of no fear of anything that led to extreme wickedness and changed conditions after the Flood.
Notice the last part of Genesis 6:13: “behold, I will destroy them [men] with the earth.”
‘Destroy the earth’ means that after the Flood the geology and topography of the earth changed. God’s purpose in doing so was to allow natural disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes, tsunamis, tornadoes, floods, famines, droughts etc to occur so that man would be occasionally reminded that there are many things beyond their control and that there is a higher Power than them and would fear. The natural disasters force mankind to acknowledge the existence of a Higher Power that could bring them to justice for their crimes. It restrains evil so that humans don’t become hardened criminals like those before the Flood.
Much of the earth remains covered in permafrost, and the geology of the earth has also produced large desert and mountainous areas which are not accessible for food production. Only about 10-15 percent of the earth’s land surface is cultivatable.
Further evidence of the destruction of conditions on earth which were conducive to good human health is that life span of human beings decreased from around 1000 years before the Flood to about 70 years today. Conditions on earth are simply not conducive to human health and longevity. We age and grow old quickly and die.
Of course, so-called German rationalism has made us all believe that the human life span of about 1000 years before the Flood is a myth. But paleontology [which is a science dealing with the life of past geological periods as known from fossil remains] and historical evidence has provided proof that human beings had very long lives at one time.
Paleontology shows that one striking characteristic of the oldest human fossil remains is the extreme longevity characteristic of the skeletons. Sir J. William Dawson writes:
“Another point which strikes us in reading the descriptions of these skeletons is the indication which they seem to present of an extreme longevity. The massive proportions of the body, the great development of the muscular processes, the EXTREME WEARING OF THE TEETH…THE OBLITERATION OF THE SUTURES OF THE SKULL [seams between the various bones of the skull], along with SLOW OSSIFICATION of the ends of the long bones, point in this direction, and seem to indicate a SLOW MATURITY and GREAT LENGTH OF LIFE in this most primitive race” (The Meeting Place of Geology and History” by Sir J. William Dawson, pp. 62-63).
These scientific findings do not prove the theory of evolution but support the biblical record that ancients lived close to 1000 years.
Besides the Bible, ancient writers also testify that men lived nearly a thousand years. Josephus mentions this in Antiquities I, III, 9: “Now I have for witnesses to what I have said, all those that have written Antiquities, both among the Greeks and barbarians; for even Manetho, who wrote the Egyptian History, and Berosus, who collected the Chaldean Monuments, and Mochus, and Hestieus, and, besides these, Hieronymus the Egyptian, and those who composed the Phoenician History, agree to what I here say: Hesiod also, and Hecatseus, Hellanicus, and Acusilaus; and, besides these, Ephorus and Nicolaus relate that the ancients lived a thousand years.”
How could these early historians have been sure that the ancients had very long lives? Because Noah and his descendants in the early years after the Flood for 4 generations lived more than 400 years! Shem the son of Noah lived to be 600 years old. Egyptian history records that Shem was a very old high priest. Noah after the Flood died at age 950 years. After the Flood, most peoples around the world maintained king lists which showed the early kings lived long lives. This is recorded history of many peoples on earth after the Flood which is available today. So, they knew for a fact through Noah and his sons, Shem, Ham and Japheth and their wives that those before the Flood lived more than 900 years.
What caused the life spans of human beings to decline after the Flood? After the Flood the earth was very different. Changes in the climate, composition of the atmosphere, loss of water canopy, changes in the geology of the earth, kind of radiation reaching the earth, along with possibly genetic changes wrought by God and other natural factors were responsible for a rapid decline in the life spans of humans and animals. These changes in the earth that shortened human life spans (God had prophesied before the Flood that human life span would be reduced to 120 years in Genesis 6:3, “3 And the Lord said, “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he is indeed flesh; yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.”); the destructive forces of nature such as earthquakes, hurricanes, tsunamis, floods, draughts, tornadoes; only about 10-15 percent of the earth’s land being cultivatable are ongoing fulfillment of God’s prophecy that He would destroy man with the earth.
God allows humans to die in natural disasters, because He knows He will make them alive once more in a resurrection in the future, as He will resurrect those who died in the Flood. Yes, God can kill and make alive (Deuteronomy 32:39, “ See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand.” That’s why He ‘destroyed’ the earth in the Flood to allow natural disasters to occur.
Only an Almighty God who has total control over the universe, the earth and everything in it could prophesy these great events before and at the time of the Flood and continue to uphold His prophecies for nearly 6,000 years now. Such prophecies are recorded only in the Bible, proving that its words are backed by the power of Almighty God.
Conditions after the Flood
Noah, his wife, his three sons Shem, Ham and Japheth were all racially white. Shem had married a white wife. But Japheth married an oriental looking woman, a descendant of Cain, and Ham had married the negro Naamah, the famous daughter of Lamech, also a descendant of Cain. That’s how the three basic races, white, black and oriental, were preserved through the Flood.
After the Flood, Noah instructed his family in God’s way of life, but Naamah who was worshipped as a goddess (Athena, or Minerva) herself before the Flood instructed her black children in the way their family had lived and ruled the world before the Flood. That excited the fancy of her descendants and many others to rule the world. Japheth’s wife instructed her children in the way of life of ancestor worship that her family followed before the Flood.
Then as already described, the incident of Noah inadvertently getting drunk and Canaan the son of Ham and Naamah committing a perverted act with him occurred. This led Noah to pronounce a curse on Canaan, and prophesy about the future of the three races of his family.
Before the Flood Lamech had ruled almost the entire world! Because of interracial marriages, the world had become filled with violence. God wanted to prevent one man from ruling the world again and prevent interracial marriages because it led to violence. One way God accomplished this was to create mountain ranges and oceans that would prevent people from attacking each other and ruling over others to some degree, as they would have to cross these natural barriers. Another way God sought to accomplish this was to have different races settle down in different areas of the earth. So, God gave Noah a plan to colonize different areas of the earth. This would separate the various races, and each would develop their own civilization, and not try to force their rule over others. Each of the nations would be the descendants of the same patriarch, which would also be another factor in reducing violence.
Noah took a ten-year long journey with his sons to different areas to explore lands to send colonies to. While they were gone, Ham’s son Cush, which means black, about 80 years old at that time and married with children, probably seduced and raped or had an illegal relationship with the strikingly beautiful about 20-year old white young girl named Semiramis, a great granddaughter of Japheth. She became pregnant and the black Nimrod was born to her as a result of that relationship. This is indicated in how the sons of Cush are mentioned in Genesis 10:7-8, “7 And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah, and Sabtechah: and the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan. 8 And Cush begat Nimrod:” Notice, first the sons of Cush are listed by his wife. Then the record just says Cush also begot Nimrod. He is not described as a son like Cush’s other children.
When Noah returned from his journey, he refused to let Cush marry Semiramis, and because he was already married to his black sister, probably with straight hair like Indians, and had children by her. Noah simply was not going to allow conditions to develop as they had developed before the Flood due to forced interracial marriages.
At that time wild animals multiplied faster than human beings because they produce young much earlier than humans, and began to threaten the tiny human population. Nimrod the physically powerful young black son of Cush and Semiramis rose to the occasion and began to protect humans from wild animals. He began to organize hunting parties to hunt and kill wild animals which drove them away from human habitations. Thus, Nimrod began to be looked upon as a ‘savior’ of mankind.
Noah then began to implement God’s plan and send out colonies to different areas of the earth. But Cush, Nimrod, Semiramis, and Shem’s son Asshur and a majority of humanity rebelled against God’s colonization plan. They refused to go to their assigned territories. Instead they separated from Noah and those loyal to him and went to the land of Shinar in modern day Iraq and set up their own civilization. Thus, after the Flood rebellion against God and Noah was led by the black part of the human family, though they had white and oriental followers as well.
These rebels began to hate the true God and in rebellion set up their own god, the Sun-Fire-Serpent god. The sun represented the sun which gave light and warmth and caused crops to grow. The serpent represented Satan, who according to their thinking had enlightened mankind with knowledge in the Garden of Eden. The fire was added as a representation of the sun on earth. They developed their own pagan worship system, built a high tower as a sanctuary for worship and began building a city. Cush and Nimrod became the high priests of the god they had set up.
Cush and Nimrod were also basically rebelling against not being allowed to marry whomever they wanted, mainly white women. Now they were free from Noah’s influence and again began to force interracial marriages among those who followed them.
Just as Nimrod’s great grandfather and Cush’s grandfather Lamech had done before the Flood, they too began to develop plans to rule all of humanity, and make the world of one race, one religion [their religion] and one society, under their control. To accomplish that they would probably have to assassinate Noah, his loyal son Shem and those with them who would refuse to come under their rule.
When God saw their plans, He decided to intervene. He confused the language of mankind and destroyed the Tower (Genesis 11:1-9). Because of confusion of language men could no longer freely communicate with everyone, but only with those of their own race. They were thus forced to separate by race and move away from the city they were building.
After the destruction of the Tower and confusion of language, Cush, Nimrod and Semiramis began to pick up the pieces of their empire. They still continued to pursue their goal of controlling the entire world population. At that time the population of the world had reached only about 5,000 souls. Slightly less than half that number were loyal to Noah and Shem and had started going out in colonies as instructed by them. But they had not travelled far. So, the population of the world was still concentrated around the Middle East, in and around the land of Israel, Iraq, coasts of the Mediterranean in Egypt, other parts of North Africa and Europe.
The implications of the destruction of the Tower and the confusion of language were not lost on those in the Cush and Nimrod camp. They knew that the destruction of their project was from God, and they noticed that the language they could understand was only of those of their race, according to the division Noah had made for colonizing the earth. This caused a division in the Cush and Nimrod camp. Asshur the white son of Shem separated himself and built Nineveh to the north of the cities Cush and Nimrod were building. This is described in Genesis 10:10-12: “10 And the beginning of his [that is, Nimrod’s] kingdom was Babel [meaning Babylon], and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar. 11 Out of that land went forth Asshur, and builded Nineveh, and the city of Rehoboth, and Calah. And Resen between Nineveh and Calah: the same is a great city.” However, Asshur and his descendants at that time still were part of Nimrod’s empire, and worked with him, under his rule.
For the efficient working of people on their projects of building cities, places of worship and growing food, Cush [the Menes of Egypt and known as Manu in the Indian scriptures] had organized all the workers in their camps according to the tasks performed by them, as he determined what their ‘aptitude’ was. But this division of labor was rigid. Those working on growing food would always remain in agriculture and they and their descendants would not be allowed to change their work to construction and building. Those assigned the task of keeping the cities clean would always attend to that task. Cush and Nimrod enforced their rigid division of labor on all. The people could not choose what tasks they wanted to perform according to what they enjoyed or had an aptitude for. Such division was passed along to the children also as they grew up.
The system Cush had originated which he and Nimrod enforced became highly oppressive. The people could not get away from it though many longed to do so, because of the fear of being killed for their rebellion. But others still did not forget the deliverance brought to them by Nimrod from wild animals and remained loyal to him, accepting their oppressive division of labor.
The ancient Jewish historian Josephus describes the result of the policies of Cush and Nimrod in Antiquities I, IV, 2: “He [that is Nimrod] also gradually changed the government into Tyranny…seeing no other way of turning men away from the fear of God, but to bring them into a constant dependence on his power…” This was the nature of the merciless, brutal, oppressive, freedom-less regime that was developing in Babylon.
We see the continuation of this horrible and oppressive system in the development of the rigid caste system in India and to some extent in Egypt. The straight-haired dark Indians were Cush’s descendants. Raamah the son of Cush mentioned in Genesis 10:7 is none other than the Rama of Ramayana who was deified by his descendants. And Nimrod is being worshipped in India as Krishna. Both the Mahabharata and the Ramayana glorify the caste system developed by Cush, the father of both Rama and Nimrod.
Cush, Nimrod and Semiramis continued to develop their worship system opposed to the worship of the true God. At this time for the first time in human history Nimrod introduced live human and infant sacrifices in his worship system. The live humans being sacrificed were probably those who rebelled against Nimrod’s religion, but were later captured.
Some evidence of human and infant sacrifices instituted by Nimrod can be found in the practice of Sati in India before the 19th century A.D., which is the wife jumping alive into the fire that is cremating her dead husband and immolating herself. Such evil practices are glorified in the Hindu scriptures. The British had to outlaw the practice of Sati in India to end it in the 19th century.
Other evidence of infant sacrifice by burning alive comes from the Bible itself. Nimrod was later deified as the god Baal. The Canaanites were Baal or Nimrod worshippers and infant sacrifices, i.e. burning them alive in the fire, was one of their practices. That is why God ordered the Israelites to exterminate them. But part of the population of ancient Israel ended up adopting their practices.
Here is a quote from “The Two Babylons” by Alexander Hyslop from pp. 192-193 on infant sacrifices to Baal:
“As the Father of the gods, he was, as we have seen, called Kronos [Cain’s name in the myths]; and every one knows that the classical story of Kronos was just this, that, "he devoured his sons as soon as they were born." Such is the analogy between type and antitype. This legend has a further and deeper meaning; but, as applied to Nimrod, or "The Horned One," it just refers to the fact, that, as the representative of Moloch or Baal, infants were the most acceptable offerings at his altar. We have ample and melancholy evidence on this subject from the records of antiquity. "The Phenicians," says Eusebius, "every year sacrificed their beloved and only-begotten children to Kronos or Saturn, and the Rhodians also often did the same." Diodorus Siculus states that the Carthaginians, on one occasion, when besieged by the Sicilians, and sore pressed, in order to rectify, as they supposed, their error in having somewhat departed from the ancient custom of Carthage, in this respect, hastily "chose out two hundred of the noblest of their children, and publicly sacrificed them" to this god. There is reason to believe that the same practice obtained in our own land in the times of the Druids. We know that they offered human sacrifices to their bloody gods. We have evidence that they made "their children pass through the fire to Moloch," and that makes it highly probable that they also offered them in sacrifice; for, from Jeremiah 32:35, compared with Jeremiah 19:5, we find that these two things were parts of one and the same system. The god whom the Druids worshipped was Baal, as the blazing Baal-fires show, and the last-cited passage proves that children were offered in sacrifice to Baal. When "the fruit of the body" was thus offered, it was "for the sin of the soul." And it was a principle of the Mosaic law, a principle no doubt derived from the patriarchal faith, that the priest must partake of whatever was offered as a sin-offering (Num 18:9,10). Hence, the priests of Nimrod or Baal were necessarily required to eat of the human sacrifices; and thus it has come to pass that "Cahna-Bal," the "Priest of Baal," is the established word in our own tongue for a devourer of human flesh.”
Can you imagine the hideous religious practices of these pagans? How would you feel if you were forced to give up your infant to be burnt alive as a sacrifice to the pagan god Baal or the Sun-fire-serpent god? But Nimrod had convinced the people that the purpose of infant sacrifice was “purification of the soul.” Such was the tyrannical rule of Nimrod.
Cush and Nimrod continued to promote and force interracial marriages. Evidence of forced interracial marriages can be found all over the world. Much of the oriental looking Japhethites had joined Cush and Nimrod in their rebellion. Evidence of their mixing with blacks can be found in South and Southeast China, Tibet, Nepal, Southeast Asia, among Native Americans in north, but particularly South America. Many in the pure white line of Arphaxad were lured to become priests with huge grants of lands and tax free status. They were also forced to mix with the black and yellow races. Their mixed descendants are the Brahmins of India and others are mixed among the Egyptians. Later interracial mixing has also continued to occur.
Rebellion against the Rule of Cush and Nimrod
The camps of Noah, and Cush and Nimrod were not completely isolated. There was movement between them. Some escaped the camp of Cush and Nimrod to join up with Noah’s camp, while others who had gone out in colonies came and settled in Cush and Nimrod’s camp. One such person was Magog, the ancestor of the Chinese people, the son of Japheth. He and his descendants had gone out as colonists as instructed by Noah. They were allotted the land of China and were given maps by Noah on how to get there. This is not fiction. These maps were made by the Creator Himself and given to Noah as proved in the second volume of my book on ancient history.
Magog and his children took the north route to get to China over many centuries. But because of the cold conditions during their journeys Magog decided with a part of his children to seek out the camp of Cush and Nimrod, as he had heard they were building cities to live in where life would be more comfortable.
Magog soon got a taste of the brutal and oppressive conditions there. He objected to the forced interracial marriages of his descendants with the blacks. As a result, he was imprisoned by Nimrod. This eventually led most of the descendants of Japheth to rebel against the rule of Cush and Nimrod. As this resistance from the Japhethites got stronger over the years, Cush saw the handwriting on the wall. He departed for Ethiopia with his children with curly hair along with Semiramis to the land allotted to him by Noah according to God’s plan. Nimrod tried to maintain his empire in Babylon alone, but as the children of Japheth got stronger and stronger, he too was forced out and went to Egypt. Two years later his father Cush disappears from Egyptian history, presumably murdered by his illegitimate son Nimrod and his mother and later wife Semiramis.
For the next 28 years Nimrod and Semiramis continued to propagate their pagan religion among the descendants of Ham in Africa, as well as the Canaanites. Nimrod likely also travelled and propagated his religion among the other sons of Cush with the straight hair who were still around the Middle East, but were destined to end up in India according to the allotment made for them in God’s colonization plan. He had also started making inroads into Italy, Spain and areas along the shores of the Mediterranean in Europe where some of the fairer descendants of Japheth had settled at that time. But these were areas where Shem was active. At this stage, probably God decided Nimrod should be executed for his many crimes including live human and infant sacrifices. This is the first execution in the history of mankind, probably ordered directly by God through Noah.
At that time Nimrod was in Egypt. Shem immediately set about the task. He came to Egypt from Europe and convinced 70 princes in Egypt and surrounding areas to join him in bringing Nimrod to justice. As soon as Nimrod got word of the plan, he wasted no time and attacked Shem and those with him. Nimrod and his forces were defeated, and he fled to Italy. Shem followed him and found him after a year, executed him, cut off his body into pieces and sent the pieces to different areas of the population which was still all mainly in the Middle East as a warning against apostatizing. Noah was still alive and well at that time and would live about 150 more years.
Thus, after the Flood, the black part of the human family led the rebellion against God. Now perhaps we can appreciate why God prophesied the future of the three races through Noah the way He did. Even after the Flood, the black part of the human family ruled a majority of mankind. Over the centuries they were to lose their influence. If God had continued to let them materially prosper and rule the rest of mankind with force, they would have driven all of humanity away from the true God and forced everyone to marry interracially. The result would have been the same as before the Flood: worldwide violence, corruption and bloodshed.
After Nimrod was executed, a fear fell on the entire world population, which at that time was small and concentrated largely in and around the Middle East, north Africa and southern Europe, around the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. They could no longer openly worship their false Sun-fire-serpent god for fear of being executed. After Nimrod’s execution, Semiramis fled to the delta region of Egypt, and from there to Babylon. The world population at that time was only around 90,000.
At that time Noah left Armenia and took a 115-year long journey to visit the colonists he had sent to inquire about their welfare. When he reached Egypt, he saw that his descendants there were living a degenerate life style. He spent 50 years there, countering the pagan teachings of Cush, Nimrod, Semiramis and his own son Ham who by that time had been thoroughly corrupted by his wife Naamah. Noah’s work with the Egyptians was to lay the foundation of Egypt’s greatness in the centuries following.
Meanwhile Semiramis fled to Babylon and had an illegitimate son with Ninus II the son of Asshur and named him Horus. She soon returned to Egypt with her young son and reigned there. Horus subsequently became the ruler in Egypt. She continued to develop and propagate her pagan religion from Egypt.
Because of the fear of being executed for propagating paganism, Semiramis now began developing her Mystery religion, which later would become known as the Babylonian Mystery Religion as it was developed in Babylon. In this religion they outwardly worshipped objects such as trees, and creatures such as the bull, but those initiated in the mysteries knew exactly what they were worshipping. Bull worship was Nimrod worship and tree worship (which has come down to our time as the Christmas tree) was actually worship of Semiramis. Since Nimrod was worshipped as a bull or calf, his mother Semiramis would obviously be worshipped as a cow. That is the origin of cow worship among the Hindus in India.
Those not initiated in the mysteries just obeyed the priests in their worship without really knowing what they were worshipping. Over the centuries even the priests forgot what they were actually worshipping, but concocted reasons such as the cow being a gentle, useful and giving creature to justify the worship to their followers. They continue to follow traditions and worship cows, trees and other objects even today.
It seems at this time Satan and the demons for the first time understood the very first prophecy given in the Bible in Genesis 3:15 (NKJV): “And I [that is God] will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed, it shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.”
This is actually a prophecy of the woman’s Seed coming to earth to redeem mankind from death, making eternal life possible. That promised Seed was Jesus Christ. Satan bruising his heel was understood to mean that Satan would cause Him to be put to death. But He would bruise Satan’s head by defeating him and ending his rule on earth.
It seems Satan then immediately began developing a counterfeit religion through Semiramis centered around this prophecy. Nimrod was already considered a savior of mankind for having saved humans from wild animals. Now Semiramis deified him as the promised Seed of the woman sent to save mankind. She claimed he had been killed to save mankind. She then deified herself as the Mother of the Savior and began to be worshipped. She then began to claim that her son Horus had been supernaturally conceived by a spirt and was the reborn Nimrod, and deified him as a god. That is how worship of the Madonna and Child originated with Semiramis soon after the Flood. It did not originate with the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. The Bible nowhere tells us that Mary is to be worshipped in any way. Worship of the Madonna and Child in mainstream Christianity is an ancient tradition going back above 2000 years before the birth of Jesus Christ, foisted on Christianity by the great false Church based in Rome.
All the false worship traditions, customs and festivals such as Christmas and Easter of modern Christianity are nowhere mentioned or required to be celebrated in the Bible. Our modern word Easter comes from the name “Ishtar” which was the Assyrian name of Semiramis. Worship of the Trinity, the cross, hot cross buns of Easter, colored eggs and rabbits, the tree of Christmas, worship of the bull, calf and cow, worship of the Sun god on Sunday, worship of relics, start of the new year in the dead of winter, all originated with Semiramis soon after the Flood and have been foisted on a gullible Christianity by the false Church. Worship of idols had originated before the Flood and remained an important part of the religion originated by Semiramis.
The relics of human and infant sacrifices can be found in our Christmas celebrations. Notice the following chilling quote from the Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, “Oscilla” 3rd edition, volume II: “…all ranks devoted themselves to feasting and mirth, presents were exchanged among friends, and crowds thronged the streets, shouting ‘Lo Saturnalia.’ An offering was made beneath a decorated evergreen tree, according to the pagan poet, Virgil. Figurines and masks—called ‘oscilla’—were hung on the tree, as are Christmas decorations today. History admits… there can be no doubt that we have in these ‘oscilla’ a relic of human sacrifice…”
How Ancient History was Mythologized
Semiramis also told the people that just as Nimrod had emancipated the people from the ‘restrictive’ ways of God, Nimrod in his reborn form as Horus would continue to liberate mankind from the ways of God.
With her lie, Semiramis, the Queen of Heaven, received the acclaim and adoration of the world as the Virgin Mother of the savior of mankind. Thus her hold over the people was strengthened. The three of them, the husband (Nimrod), the wife (Semiramis), and her illegitimate son (Horus), came to be worshipped in many symbolic forms, under many Babylonian names, and other different names in other countries in their languages. Nimrod began to be worshipped as the Egyptian Osiris, the Grecian Bacchus and the Babylonian Tammuz. Semiramis was worshipped as the Egyptian Isis, Grecian Ceres, Assyrian Ishtar, and the Babylonian Beltis, and Horus as the son. Her system has been perpetuated by monks, nuns, and celibate priests in churches down to our days, and by the Brahmins in India!
These events took place during Semiramis' 30 year exile from Egypt, beginning in 2122, after Nimrod had been slain. When she returned to Egypt with Horus in 2092, she presented him as the reborn son. Further innovations in the Mystery system would continue till the end of her life.
Question arises: How was Semiramis so successful in having her lies so readily accepted by the people? Her plan was certainly aided by her own incredible beauty. Her beauty is said to have once quelled a rising rebellion among her subjects when she suddenly appeared among them (Valerius Maximus, Library ix, chap. 3, p. 2).
Semiramis also had supernatural (demonic) help in enhancing her credibility. Nimrod was said to have been the first who invented the magic arts. He used magic tricks (Justinius Historia, Library i, Vol. ii, p. 615) to impress the people as the high priest of the Sun-serpent-fire god. No one seems to have used magic arts before the Flood. Nimrod was the first to use them. After Nimrod's death, Semiramis used magic tricks such as levitating objects, to impress the converts to her Mysteries system. She claimed to be able to perform such acts with the power of the imaginary gods that she had concocted (the deified pre-Flood members of Lamech’s family). The magic tricks, of course, were performed by demons to build up her credibility.
The meaning of the Mysteries had to be first explained to those who wished to be initiated into them. The title of the priest who did so was “Peter” in ancient Chaldee, the original language of these Mysteries. The title means “Interpreter”. One of these “Peters” or interpreters of Babylonian Mysteries was in pagan Rome and has been confused with the apostle Peter, who was never the Bishop of Rome
Kings of the Earth Spread Mystery System
When the system was initiated, Semiramis was in exile from Egypt and hiding in Babylon-Assyria. They were the first people to learn about her system. The first priests of the system were the Chaldeans in Babylonia.
The Assyrian rulers in the early days knew that the Mysteries system was a hoax, because they knew that Horus was the illegitimate son of Ninus II, and was not begotten by a spirit. But having accepted Satan's way of lying and deception themselves, they played along with Semiramis initially. However, successive generations lost the knowledge of the truth, as well as why the mysteries originated. When opposition to the system in Shem's old age ended, the Mysteries were no longer being explained to the initiates. So the knowledge of their origins was lost to the people. They just retained the worship system.
At the end of the 30 years Semiramis felt it safe to return to Egypt with her son Horus. She was to spend the next 54 years in Egypt. The Egyptians and North Africans were then the next people to learn and accept her Mystery religion. That is where all the population in Africa was located in this early post-Flood period. Horus would be instrumental in spreading the religion in Europe with the help of the Chaldean priests that he took to Europe with him.
When Semiramis was in Egypt, she carried out three projects simultaneously. First she was engaged in propagating her Babylonian Mystery religion. In the second project, she wrote down pre-Flood history as Naamah (who lived in North Africa with her husband Ham) had transmitted to Cush, Nimrod and herself, which included the deeds of Lamech as Zeus or Jupiter or Indra of the Hindus, Jabal as Hercules, Jubal as Apollo, Tubalcain as Vulcan/Dionysius/Bacchus/Hephaestus, Naamah as Athena or Minerva, and the others in Lamech's famous family, as well as their ancestors Cain, Adam and Eve. They were written down as the deeds of the gods, certainly in much embellished form, attributing supernatural deeds to them. That is why Babylonians, Egyptians, Assyrians, Indians, Greeks and Romans have so many gods in their pantheons of gods. Since the dating of these deeds of the gods was not maintained by Semiramis and the priests that succeeded her, later priests as well as historians were unable to sort out whether they were pre-Flood or post-Flood characters.
The third project she started under Satan's influence was the process of confusing pre-Flood history, by mythologizing it. The purpose was that if the pre-Flood history could be confused as myths, and made somewhat unbelievable, then Satan could continue to use the same strategies as he used before the Flood to deceive mankind. This project was initiated earlier by Nimrod, Cush and Semiramis assuming the names of pre-Flood gods such as Dionysius, Saturn, Aphrodite etc. and ascribing their deeds to themselves and writing them as post-Flood history. After many centuries even ancient historians would be confused about the correct chronological and geographical setting of these gods or 'heroes'. They would not know if they lived before or after the Flood. This process of confusing pre-Flood history would be the initial stages of the process of ultimately mythologizing it. Semiramis herself assumed the name of Aphrodite, or Isis. This written history was entrusted to the priests for preservation and propagation, who because of the financial advantage it brought them (because they had tax-free huge land grants, the offerings of the people to whatever extent they could extract in the guise of religion, and other privileges granted to them by Semiramis – Genesis 47:22) perpetuated the system through the millennia following. They added more fantastic tales to the deeds of these 'gods' and 'goddesses' over the following centuries to make these flesh and blood humans appear to be gods with supernatural powers.
Nimrod and Semiramis were definitely demon possessed though not all the time. Here is proof.
Nimrod is listed as the second Chinese king in their ‘Canon of History.’ It states, “His eyes had double pupils, whence he was named “Double Brightness” [meaning his eyes shown with double brightness.] He had a large mouth..and a black body.” That is describing a demon-possessed black man. He is also described as a foreigner.
The Egyptian name for Nimrod was Osiris. Diodorus in his ‘Historical Library’ on p. 19 says: “Osiris in the Greek language signifies a thing with many eyes…viewing and surveying the whole land and sea. Osiris is also called Dionysius, and is described as “Dionysius darts his fiery eyes.” Again this describes a demon possessed man.
Only a demon-possessed man and woman, Nimrod and Semiramis could have initiated human and infant sacrifices in their worship system. And only a demon-possessed man like Nimrod could make the boasts that Krishna makes in the Gita.
The initial corruption and mythologizing of history was done by Semiramis over about a 180 year period. She lived a total of about 300 years. After her the Brahmins of India and priests in Egypt and Europe carried on the task.
Later corruption and mythologizing was done by demon possessed Greek poets. Here is proof that they were demon-possessed. Cicero wrote, “Democritus denies that any one can be a great poet, unless he is mad.” The Greek theory of inspirations best described in “Ion”: “It is not by art, but by being inspired and possessed, that all good epic poets produce their beautiful poems…even so the melic poets are not in their right mind when they are composing their beautiful strains.”
That tells us that Homer and Virgil were demented poets. Only demented people could mythologize history the way Homer and other Greek poets did. Indian mythology in the Mahabharata and the Ramayana is worse than that. Therefore, there can be no doubt that Vyasa the compiler of the Mahabharata and Valmiki, the writer of the Ramayana were demented writers.
Thus under Satan's influence, Semiramis was involved in much more than just the Babylonian Mysteries. She was working on many projects simultaneously, including mythologizing ancient pre-Flood and early post-Flood history, which was transmitted through the centuries by the priests as mainly they were the literate people and keepers of records.
Semiramis was the perfect vehicle for Satan to use in popularizing and spreading throughout the world all these worship systems he had now initiated: worship of the Sun-serpent-fire god; the Babylonian Mystery religion with the deification of Nimrod, herself and Horus, which included the worship of the Mother and Child; and worship of the deified pre-Flood individuals (who called themselves gods) such as Cain, Lamech and his family. She was fluent in all the major languages of that time among the rebels: Chaldee, Assyrian, Egyptian, Ethiopian and perhaps others as well. That is why she could very effectively spread her pagan religion around the world.
Though Satan started many worship systems for different purposes such as ancestor worship and idol worship– which made no sense if one was looking for a coherent system of worship (which Indians have inherited) – his masterstroke was the Babylonian Mystery religion. The reason was that after this system was developed, he did not have to invent any other as he could add details to the system as needed to provide perfect counterfeits to God's system of worship, as recorded in the Bible. Therefore, his main effort was directed towards spreading the Mystery religion.
Satan was to leave no stone unturned in using Semiramis to perpetuate the Mystery religion. From Egypt he led her back to Babylon – Assyria to use her to spread the system worldwide. In approximately 2038 BCE, Semiramis returned to Babylon, never to go back to Egypt again. Since the destruction of the Tower, not a single ruling dynasty originated in the Babylon city-precincts for 1000 years. But Semiramis now made it the headquarters of her religion, and started building the city of Babylon into a magnificent city at this time.
At this point in time, the population of the whole world had barely crossed the one million mark. Though Noah had sent colonists along the Mediterranean coast, most of the rebels' families were still living close to Babylon, from where they had earlier separated according to their languages after the departure of Nimrod for Egypt. They had started migrating outwards from Babylon. The family patriarchs had become petty kings over their descendants. For many of these kings Nimrod had built cities or towns. That is why Nimrod and Semiramis had received one of their many titles as builders after they were deified. Satan was now to lead Semiramis to use these kings to spread his Babylonian Mystery religion around the world.
How did Semiramis use these kings to spread her Mystery religion and further her ambition to rule the kingdom Nimrod had founded? The Bible provides the amazing answer.
Semiramis, the wife of Nimrod was the original fallen woman described in the Bible in Rev. 17:1-5:
"Come…I will show you the judgment of the great whore that sits upon many waters [symbol for nations]: with whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication…And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet color, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH."
Semiramis' character regarding fornication/adultery had become well known. Nimrod was her illegitimate son, whom she also married in Egypt. She spent 30 years in exile from Egypt in Babylon and Assyria. There her illegitimate son Horus was born. She initiated the Babylonian Mystery religion there as well. Now back in Babylon from Egypt, Semiramis was free from the shackles of her marriage to Cush first and then Nimrod. This is the time when her unbridled lust came to the fore. Since she did not marry after Nimrod's death, she may have continued her fornication activities in Egypt. But after she left Egypt and came to Babylon once again, she actually became an unbridled whore, and founded the pagan Temple priestess/prostitute system, still prevalent in India till recently.
In Babylon she committed fornication with the kings of the various family groups settled nearby. They had not moved too far away from Babylon yet. In return, these kings furthered her Satan inspired Babylonian Mystery system among their tribes. The Mystery system had been formed as a counterfeit of the true religion by a fusion of the teachings of the Eternal God with her own Satan-inspired system. She as the head of this counterfeit system gave herself sexually to these kings and other civil rulers of the earth of her time. Thus Satan used Semiramis to foist his counterfeit system onto the tribal groups of her day, which grew into great nations. As the nations migrated outward from Babylon, the central point, they carried the counterfeit religion of Semiramis with them to all areas of the earth.
Not only did innovations in pagan religion increase and flourish under Satan’s guidance through Semiramis, the religion began to be enforced on other people. The main instrument to accomplish this after Nimrod’s death was Asshur, the son of Shem, and his descendants. After Nimrod’s death, the Babylonians who were mainly Japhethites mixed with other peoples and the Chaldeans who were descendants of the white Arphaxad were active in Babylon whereas the Assyrians [whose modern day descendants are the Germans] became active in consolidating power north of them in the cities they had built.
Much of the world population was still living around the Middle East, north Africa and coasts of the Mediterranean and had not moved too far away. Asshur, the ancestor of the Assyrians then under the generalship of his son Ninus II began conquests of the nations around to impose tribute on them. They had also begun building a fortified city, Nineveh, with very high and thick walls to protect themselves. The conquests took 17 years enabling the Assyrians to put many peoples under tribute.
The Assyrians were extremely brutal in their conquests. Ninus II had some rulers murdered with all their children so as to leave no heir. Here is what Diodorus of Sicily the ancient historian writes in his “Historical Library” Book II, chapter 1, pp 100 about Ninus II:
“Ninus therefore, the Assyrian king, with the prince of Arabia, his assistant, with a numerous army invaded the Babylonians then next bordering upon him: for the Babylon that is now [that is, in the time of Diodorus] was not built at that time; but the province of Babylon had in it then many other considerable cities, whose inhabitants he easily subdued (being rude and unexpert in matters of war), and imposed upon them a yearly tribute; but carried away the king with all his children prisoners, and soon after put them to death…
“Being thus strengthened, he invaded Media [i.e. the Medes, the descendants of Japheth], whose king Pharnus coming out against him with a mighty army was utterly routed, and lost most of his men, and was taken prisoner with his wife and seven children, and afterwards crucified.”
After 17 years of conquests when the Assyrians had become masters of that part of the world, they lived in their well-fortified cities with Nineveh their capital and tribute was brought to them on a yearly basis by all of their subject nations. The only way people could get away from the oppression of the Assyrians was to move away from them.
And they did move away, led by God in their migrations to the places He had allotted them in His colonization plan given to Noah. Josephus records in Antiquities I, IV.1, “After this they were dispersed abroad, on account of their languages, and went by colonies everywhere, and each colony took possession of that land which they light upon, and unto which GOD LED THEM.”
But the brutal treatment of other rulers by the Assyrians was not forgotten. They planned and plotted against the life of Ninus II. As mentioned earlier, Ninus II had a son named Horus with Semiramis. The year Ninus II finished his conquests, Semiramis left Egypt permanently and came and settled in Babylon. She continued to develop and spread her Babylonian Mystery religion from there.
Ninus II could not be brought to justice by conquest because of the well-fortified city Nineveh he lived in. So, the kings around hatched a plot with Semiramis. Remember Semiramis herself was a Japhethite, and most of the kings brutally treated by Ninus II were Japhethites. Semiramis now renewed her relationship with Ninus II and could easily move in and out of Nineveh. Ninus II again became very fond of her and probably married her this time.
Then Semiramis probably played a prank on Ninus II and asked him to give her royal authority for 5 days. She held a sumptuous banquet for the army commanders and the nobility so that all her subjects could observe that she ruled. These commanders and the nobility included many from among the provinces that Ninus II had conquered and were now allied with the Assyrians. She then secretly committed Ninus II to jail. Then she carried out Ninus II’s plans and invaded Armenia in which she was successful. She then had Ninus II assassinated and ruled in his place. Thus, though Ninus II could not be conquered because of his highly fortified capital city, he was brought down by intrigue.
This brought Horus, the illegitimate son of Ninus II and Semiramis back from Europe and a three-way struggle ensued between him, his mother and the king of Armenia for the throne of Assyria. After many years Semiramis fled to Armenia and was later slain in a battle with her son Horus.
Assyrians and Abraham
Even after the death of Semiramis, the Babylonian Mystery religion she had developed had taken deep hold over the people. As mentioned earlier, the pure white descendants of Arphaxad the son of Shem had been lured through financial incentives to become priests of the pagan religion. They settled among the ancestors of the Indian Cushites, or Kassites or Kshatriyas, where they are known as the Brahmins today, and among the Egyptians, Babylonians and in Italy. They propagated the pagan religion of Semiramis as enforced by the Assyrians, or through cunning craftiness in Italy and Europe where enforcement was not possible. In Italy where Noah had settled, these priests convinced the people after his death that they were honoring Noah, but cunningly taught the Babylonian Mystery religion, telling the people that Noah himself had preached that way.
Besides the priests who had dispersed among different peoples, there were other descendants of Arphaxad living in Mesopotamia. The Assyrians began to bring them into subjection. Because of the treacherous ways of the Assyrians, all these peoples were forced into living the way of lying, deceit, trickery and intrigue. They were forced to abandon the ways of truth and began to serve other gods.
Joshua 24:2 records: “And Joshua said unto all the people, Thus says the Lord God of Israel, Your fathers dwelt on the other side of the flood in old time, even Terah, the father of Abraham, and the father of Nachor: and they served other gods.”
This shows that Abraham’s father served other gods and idols and not the true God. Later we have the example of Jacob learning the ways of trickery from his mother Rebecca who came from that area and tricked his brother Esau and his father Isaac out of Esau’s birthright and blessing. We learn of the trickery of Laban the brother of Rebecca in his dealings with his nephew Jacob. We see the competitive dealings between the two wives of Jacob, the sisters Leah and Rachel. It was the treacherous influence of the Assyrians that had turned away these descendants of Arphaxad from the pure ways of God. They were the only ones at that time who had retained the knowledge of the true God. But through financial incentives to become priests of the pagan religion and from pressure from the Assyrians, all descendants of Arphaxad had also turned away from the true God.
Thus, after the Flood, a great struggle was waged between the pagans and those loyal to Noah and Shem to impose their religion over all of humanity. Paganism won out and all of humanity was corrupted and began to follow pagan worship practices. The Assyrians began to impose the pagan religion by force on the descendants of Shem. In about 400 years after the Flood, all of humanity once again turned away from worship of the true God.
This is the world into which the 3 sons of Terah, Haran, Abraham and Nahor were born. Terah and Nahor had turned away from the true God to serve other gods. By this time Noah had passed away, though Shem was still alive. There can be no doubt that Haran and Abraham went and visited Shem in the Danubian Valley where he lived in his old age, and learnt about the true God from him. In the early years of Abraham, they had respite from Assyrian oppression because Horus and his mother Semiramis were engaged in a tussle to gain or maintain control of the Assyrian Empire. But after gaining control of the Empire, Horus began imposing the pagan religion on all peoples. Haran and Abraham were bound to come into conflict with Horus and his governors and lesser Assyrian rulers. Jewish and Arab traditions tell us that Horus persecuted Abraham.
The Bible records that Haran and Abraham lived in Ur of the Chaldees. This was also the place where the Chaldean priests, the descendants of Arphaxad lived. The Chaldean priests had knowledge of the eclipses of the sun and moon and had learnt astronomy from Noah. So they could predict the movement of the celestial bodies. To gain hold over the people they falsely taught that they could communicate with the Sun and Moon gods who would tell them about their movements. But Abraham countered their teaching, having possibly learnt astronomy directly from Shem. He began to argue and teach that the sun and moon could not control their own motions but were subject to the laws of the supreme God. Their movements could be predicted. The sun and moon were not gods, but there is a Supreme God who governed their motions. He proved that the creation was proof of the existence of the true Supreme God. This brought Abraham into conflict with the Chaldean priesthood as described by Josephus the ancient historian. The Chaldean priesthood envisioned their lofty status in society slipping away. Josephus records, “For which doctrines, when the Chaldeans and other people of Mesopotamia raised a tumult against him [Abraham], he thought fit to leave that country…” (Antiquities I, VII, 1).
At this time, probably Haran and Abraham refused to pay tribute to the Assyrians. One of their lesser rulers Count Sattan came against them to enforce tribute. In this battle Haran the older brother of Abraham died. Abraham had to flee for his life to the Danube Valley with his wife Sarah. But he had to leave his Assyrian wife Susanna and their son Achim behind as the Assyrians would not harm one of their own.
After a few years when Count Sattan died, Abraham decided to return to his former home in Ur of the Chaldees to be with his wife Susanna and their son Achim. But God changed Abraham’s plans from then onwards. God appeared to him for the first time, called him and gave him a command and a new plan for his life. This is recorded in Genesis 12:1-5 (NKJV):
“1 Now the Lord had said to Abram: "Get out of your country, from your family and from your father's house, to a land that I will show you. 2 I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed." 4 So Abram departed as the Lord had spoken to him, and Lot went with him. And Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed from Haran. 5 Then Abram took Sarai his wife and Lot his brother's son, and all their possessions that they had gathered, and the people whom they had acquired in Haran, and they departed to go to the land of Canaan. So, they came to the land of Canaan.”
For about 2,000 years since the creation of Adam and Eve, God worked with all of humanity in general. But twice all of humanity had turned its back on Him: once before the Flood and now in about 400 years after the Flood. All except Abraham, Lot, Abraham’s wife Sarah and Shem, who was still alive, had turned away to worship other gods. God then decided to no longer work with all of humanity. He decided to create a model nation as mentioned in His promise to Abraham, with which He would work, bless that nation for obedience to His laws for the entire world to see as an example and learn from. Just as before the Flood God found Noah who was completely loyal to His way of life and worked with him to save humanity through the Flood, He now chose to work with one man, Abraham, who remained loyal to Him after the Flood when the rest of humanity had succumbed to paganism. The next set of great prophecies and promises of God relate to Abraham and his descendants.
These prophecies were not after thoughts. All this was thought out and planned even before the foundation of the world. In Deuteronomy 32:8 Moses states: “8 When the Most High divided their inheritance to the nations, when He separated the sons of Adam, He set the boundaries of the peoples according to the number of the children of Israel.” This states that when God gave inheritance to the sons of Adam, He did it according to the number of children that would be born in the future to Israel after the Flood. This means the inheritance of the nations was pre-planned even at the time of Adam and Eve. So, when Abraham was asked to go to the land of Canaan, he was asked by God to go to his inheritance which the descendants of Canaan had usurped in the rebellion against God’s colonization plan.
Abraham was completely obedient to God and did not question why He asked him to go to Canaan. He simply obeyed God’s instructions and departed.
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