Now lets compare this to the origins of Babylon. After the flood, the Lord commanded the people to go forth and replenish the earth. His intent was for the tribes that would be descended from Noah to spread over the face of the earth.
Genesis 9:1 And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.
In Genesis 11 we see that the people had another idea, one contrary to the Lord's wishes. Genesis 11:1-4
1 And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.
2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.
3 And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them throughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for morter.
4 And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
Instead of scattering over the whole earth, they wanted to stop and build a city, and a tower that might reach unto heaven. This is the essence of religion, man's efforts to reach heaven by his own efforts. It required that they establish an organization with a vertical structure, a hierarchy. The urge to make a name for themselves is the essence of denominationalism. That is the tendency to form denominations. Here is a good definition.
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