Systematic Bible Study: End Times Globalization and the Infrastructure of Humanity

Note: Studies include Daniel cf. Revelation.

In the End Times Great Tribulation season, we see an eschatalogical globalization. The world was not united as such since the Tower of Babel, when there was only one tribe and one tongue. Then, in the GT, we see unity in the world again for the first time, but with a multiplicity of tribes and tongues in concert with unity across a wider-spreading geography. Yet, we also see humanity-wide calamity as not has been seen since even before nations existed, implicating the Tower of Babel and before.

These are easy to verify and see in Scripture.

The observation of this study notes, specifically, that, having already experienced global unity with singularity of tribe and language serving the cause of infrastructure construction (the Tower of Babel) which was disrupted with a “language reset”, once the world reaches unity with multiplicity of tribe and language via new infrastructure, civilization goes through a kind of “infrastructural reset”.

One application of this relates to God’s priorities where our Anthropological doctrine ought to be concerning facets of being Imago Dei, God’s Image. He makes all things new. While our work can be built, torn down, renewed, reset, and rebuilt, humanity survives, thrives, and moves to new eras through the process of being built-up as a human infrastructure where God is the Craftsman and we are His craftsmanship. In this, our infrastructure serves more as scaffolding to aid the building of His lasting project of the Body of Humanity, specifically the redeemed in Christ.

It has been said, to know God’s will for your life, first know what God’s will is. Jesus, a carpenter and builder himself, teaches us in Matthew not to store up things in the physical world where thieves can steal, and moth and rust can destroy, knowing that he would tear down and build up again and again. In that process, our building skills and understanding increase as we unite in him. As this increases evermore, the New Jerusalem, having so many resurrected Saints in one place, will, by some terms, serve as a kind of microprocessor of the universe. Love, knowledge, and skill seem to be greater priorities in God’s plan. Considering the unity and building-up that Paul refers to in Ephesians and II Timothy, it is much easier to keep priorities, peace of mind during the dust, and to know what things we should focus on in our daily lives. As we seek the Kingdom itself—built on diverse unity—not just the infrastructure thereof, all other priorities indicate themselves.