Let us make us a name

If we look at the passage from Genesis, one of their motivations there is expressed as "Let us make us a name". This same motivation is present in any religion or religious group you can find.

This very idea is present in the word 'denomination'. Its derived from Latin where 'nomine' is the word for 'name'. We use the word nominate or nomination when we select our political candidates.

So a denomination is a group that is known by their name. Better yet, it's a group that desires to be known by their name, even if that name is 'non-denominational'!

1 Cor 1:11 For it hath been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them which are of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you. 1 Cor 1:12 Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ.

Now these contentions between religious groups are rooted in pride.

Prov 13:10 Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.

And that pride comes from what they think is their special knowledge.

1 Cor 8:1 Now as touching things offered unto idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth.

But we see that their special knowledge is their unique doctrine, which is really truth mixed with error i.e. confusion. Then the pride is shown [manifested] in this desire they have to 'Let us make us a name. A False Promise

Another parallel to religion is seen by considering carefully this phrase: ". . . let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven . . . ."

The notion that the top may reach into heaven speaks of a man made structure with the promise of getting to heaven by your own effort. But of course that promise is a false promise.

Heb 10:4 For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.

These people were building on the basis of a false promise. That the tower may reach heaven. Religion operates on a False Promise. That if you follow their rules you will get to heaven. It's sort of like this false promise:

Gen 3:4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: Gen 3:5 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.

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