Event Title

The Two-Fold Fall of Babylon

Location

Room N335

Start Date

7-2-2020 10:30 AM

End Date

7-2-2020 11:00 AM

Description

The fall of the ancient Babylon, the Neo-Babylonian Empire, speaks a lot of God’s special care and control over the affairs of earth and its inhabitants. God had a special care for Babylon as much as He did for his people the Jews. The length of the Babylonian empire first of all mirrors the length of the exile years of Judah. How much did God care and to what extent did He show His love to the wayward instrument? Jeremiah 51:9 talks about how God could have healed Babylon through His people, but she would not. The chapter places Yahweh as the subject and Babylon as the object. Yahweh calls upon Babylon to be the rod of discipline for Israel and Judah, but she took the privilege for granted and oppressed God’s people. According to Jer 50:7, 18 the Babylonians were seizing the fact that the Jews had sinned, which led them to be exiled, and rubbing it in their faces. So, God warned the Babylonians of their imminent demise. When God knew that Babylon was not heeding the warnings, He called His people out (Jer 51:6). God has appointed fanners to fan away the golden empire with a silver platter. It is at the time when the iniquity of Babylon has risen to heaven that God shows that He has forgiven Israel and Judah (Jer 51:5; 50:20) by allowing them to return to the way. Ancient Babylon foreshadows the spiritual Babylon in her warnings and judgments. The truth of the matter is that the physical fall follows the spiritual fall, thus Babylon had morally fallen before her destruction (Jer 51:8).

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Feb 7th, 10:30 AM Feb 7th, 11:00 AM

The Two-Fold Fall of Babylon

Room N335

The fall of the ancient Babylon, the Neo-Babylonian Empire, speaks a lot of God’s special care and control over the affairs of earth and its inhabitants. God had a special care for Babylon as much as He did for his people the Jews. The length of the Babylonian empire first of all mirrors the length of the exile years of Judah. How much did God care and to what extent did He show His love to the wayward instrument? Jeremiah 51:9 talks about how God could have healed Babylon through His people, but she would not. The chapter places Yahweh as the subject and Babylon as the object. Yahweh calls upon Babylon to be the rod of discipline for Israel and Judah, but she took the privilege for granted and oppressed God’s people. According to Jer 50:7, 18 the Babylonians were seizing the fact that the Jews had sinned, which led them to be exiled, and rubbing it in their faces. So, God warned the Babylonians of their imminent demise. When God knew that Babylon was not heeding the warnings, He called His people out (Jer 51:6). God has appointed fanners to fan away the golden empire with a silver platter. It is at the time when the iniquity of Babylon has risen to heaven that God shows that He has forgiven Israel and Judah (Jer 51:5; 50:20) by allowing them to return to the way. Ancient Babylon foreshadows the spiritual Babylon in her warnings and judgments. The truth of the matter is that the physical fall follows the spiritual fall, thus Babylon had morally fallen before her destruction (Jer 51:8).