Among other things, the Third Dispensation saw the introduction of organized religion (formalized, systematic alternatives to God’s plan). In the last post, we saw that the details of God’s plan were well known long before the Bible was written, so any such alternatives were intentional corruptions of the original. How and why did these corruptions begin? It all started with Noah’s great grandson Nimrod:
The first world dictator
Cush begot Nimrod; he began to be a mighty one on the earth. He was a mighty hunter before the LORD; therefore it is said, “Like Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD.” And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, Erech, Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar. From that land he went to Assyria and built Nineveh, Rehoboth Ir, Calah, and Resen between Nineveh and Calah (that is the principal city). Genesis 10:8-12
The name “Nimrod” means “we will rebel” (names in the Bible are often prophetic). Nimrod built the first world-empire and became the world’s first monarch. The verse above shows that Nimrod had achieved legendary status by the time Genesis was written.
How was he able to get men to follow him and be ruled by him? The verse says that he was a great hunter. In that society, prowess in obtaining food would certainly have resulted in admiration and renown (as anyone who has ever brought the pizza to a party can attest).
The interesting thing is that it says he was a great hunter “before the Lord”. We know from his name and actions that he was not on God’s side. Actually a better translation would be that Nimrod was a great hunter “in the face of the Lord”, or “in defiance of the Lord”.
There is also speculation that Nimrod was a Nephilim. We know from Genesis 6:4 that the weird angel/human hybrid stuff also occurred after the Second Dispensation (Goliath of “David and Goliath” fame was a Nephilim, and Nephilim occupied that Promised Land that God intended for Israel after the Exodus from Egypt). Nimrod is called a “mighty one” which also harkens back to Genesis 6:4.
If Nimrod was a Nephilim, it provides another reason why people would subjugate themselves to him, as those hybrids were known to be physically very intimidating.
But Nimrod did not rule alone. His wife (the world’s first queen) was named Semiramis. She is not directly mentioned in the Babel narrative, but she is mentioned by her other names elsewhere, and her presence and influence is felt throughout the Bible. Most of what we know about her comes from various ancient historical texts, and to say she has a colorful story would be an understatement.
Semiramis was apparently the wife of Nimrod’s father Cush previously, meaning not only was she Nimrod’s wife, she was also his mother! (I know, ewwww!) And if the Nephilim speculation is true, then she cheated on Cush with…an angel. (I realize that this is getting into Jerry Springer territory, but this sordid mess actually ties in to the next couple of posts).
Semiramis shared the throne with Nimrod, but as we’ll see, her impact on history was much greater than his.
During their rule, Nimrod and Semiramis had no problem with the idea of mixing church and state (they would not have been very popular with the ACLU…then again…). Under their leadership the Tower of Babel was constructed, and as we saw in the last post, the tower was likely a religious edifice dedicated to worshiping the Mazzeroth.
The first false gods
Its is entirely possible (and probable) that Nimrod and Semiramis promoted themselves as gods on earth while Nimrod was alive. However their “divinity” was firmly and indelibly established after his death – partly as a power grab by Semiramis, and partly as a means of self-preservation.
At some point during their reign, Nimrod was killed (historians believe that Semiramis was involved). A short time later, our intrepid queen became pregnant. Given the timeline (and the futility of necrophilia from a reproductive standpoint) we can assume that the kid was not Nimrod’s. Meaning someone else got busy with the queen.
Rather than admit that she got her groove back during what should have been a period of mourning, Semiramis took advantage of her knowledge of the Mazzeroth to cook up the first and most far reaching religious fraud in history by plopping her erstwhile family into the plan of redemption!
Knowing that the redeemer would be the Son of God and God in flesh as well as the progeny of a miraculous conception, Semiramis claimed that instead of dying, Nimrod’s spirit ascended into the Sun and he achieved full godhood. He then miraculously impregnated her spiritually (like say, a virgin birth?), and her new son Tammuz was the reincarnation of Nimrod in the flesh.
So now you have this counterfeit trinity being worshiped by the population. You have Nimrod the “father” – the great ruler, organizer, and “creator”, and Tammuz the “son of god”, and god himself (through reincarnation), but instead of the Holy Spirit as the third member, Semiramis inserted herself! As the wife of the “Sun god”, she was worshiped as the “Queen of Heaven” and the goddess of nature. As the matronly vessel of his reincarnated body, she was also the “Mother of God” and the goddess of fertility.
The infection of religion
Of course 10 minutes of contrastive thinking would have shown the lunacy of Semiramis’ story, yet her subjects bought it. Why? Because they wanted to! They had already taken the comparative step of rejecting God and glorifying man via the Tower of Babel. This was the next progressive step.
Instead of reacting to Semiramis’ compounded sacrilege with contrastive thinking, the people of the Third Dispensation became more religious, and thus more brain damaged.
When God Judged and dispersed the people of the third Dispensation by confusing their language, the first organized religion spread and evolved as each language group and culture modified the names and stories into variants to fit their society.
Nimrod became known as Osiris, Baal, Bel, Molech, Marduk, Chronus, Janus, Abir, Zeus, and others depending on the culture. Among others names, Semiramis became Isis, Astarte, Ashtoreth, Ishtar (Easter in English), Cybele, Allilah, Venus, Aphrodite, Europa, Artemis and Devaki. For Tammuz, it was Horus, Dagon, Krishna, Bacchus, Ninus, Zoroaster (son of Ishtar), Cupid, Dyonisses, etc.
Some of the religious concepts Semiramis introduced include reincarnation, “mother/child” cults, celestial worship, nature worship, fertility rites, and incestuous “royal bloodlines” (she married Tammuz as well).
As the inspiration for all these false religions and practices, Semiramis and the cult of Babel is truly the “Mother of Harlots“.
The minions take the throne(s)
Yet and still, Semiramis was only one person and could only be in one place at a time. How could her religion spread and flourish through the years and various cultures in her absence?
Those who knew the religion the best filled the vacuums of power. They used their knowledge, secrets, and alleged connection to the divine to their great advantage. Through it, they have retained positions of great influence and power in every culture throughout history. Their methodology of creating, controlling, hoarding, and guarding “sacred” information has been used through the centuries (and even to this day) by power brokers of all ilk’s. They were called priests, shamans, advisors, orders, brotherhoods, guilds, and other assorted mystics. How did it start and what is the impact on the Dispensations? Next time…
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