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Pamphlet #6253 Genesis KC 19-5

As it was in the beginning so shall it be in the end.

Let's continue then with Genesis 10:6.

Genesis 10:6 And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan.
The land of Canaan would later become a province of Egypt.
So you could be called a Canaanite and/or an Egyptian
and still not have your national origin or race identified,
though there might be a predominant race inhabiting the land.

Remember, Joseph married an Egyptian.

Does that necessarily tell you what race she was?

No it does not.
You cannot tell the national origin or race of a person who is just called an American,
though America is predominantly Caucasian.

[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: he began to be a mighty one in the earth.

Nimrod's name means "to rebel" or "Come, let us rebel".

He became a "mighty one" or hero, i.e. he became a despot.

[9] He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD.
And so there was a saying,
"As mighty a hunter in the sight of the LORD as Nimrod" (Moffat translation).

Nimrod was brazen and of course God could see him.

[10] And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.
Shinar is the land of Iraq today.

The word "Babel" means "confusion" and the "confusion" spoken of here
is man's "confusing of the truth" from our Father rather than learning and listening to Him.

Remember, God is not the author of confusion (1 Cor. 14:33), man is!

Man, because he knows not the Word of God,
makes up confusing stories, or shall we say stories that confuse the people,
like "apples" and "snakes" and "races from incest" and "rapture theories",
and on and on and on.

Nimrod made up stories that other gods were God, or even more outrageous that he was god.

And as it was in the beginning so shall it be in the end.

The great Babylon (from the word Babel)
of the Book of Revelation is the great "confusion" or "deception" of the end time.

You either have the truth of God's Word, His seal, in your mind,
or you already live in Babylon, which is "story land", the State of Confusion.

You better get out of there!

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