According to the Scriptures"Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel... By which also ye are saved... unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures" (1 Corinthians 15:1-4)

Mayan Ruins and
The Origin of the Pyramids

Unlocking the Mysteries of the Inhabitants,
Languages and Religions of the World

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“And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech. 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.  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. And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower (pyramid), 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.” (Genesis 11:1-4)

This is what man did shortly after the worldwide Flood in the days of Noah. Man was told by God to “Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the earth” (Genesis 9:1). But contrary to the Lord's command, they began to “build a city and a tower” (pyramid) that they thought would keep them together in one place and from spreading throughout the whole earth according to God's directions.

Rather than being governed by the Lord, they desired to govern themselves. They would build their city and tower and from there conduct their own political and religious affairs. This in essence is what the city and tower stood for, autonomous man wanting to set up his own government and his own religion, that he might be the master of his own destiny without any consideration toward his Creator's will.

This place was called Babel or Babylon and today is located in modern day Iraq between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. It is the region that man first settled after the Flood of Noah. From Mount Ararat they travelled eastward until they came to the plain called Shinar in the Mesopatmian valley (Genesis 11:2). This region is known as the cradle of civilization where modern man first emerged with a significant culture, a written language and an organized population. Here we can find dozens of pyramid like structures called ziggurats strewn throughout the Mesopotamian valley each located in their respective city.

The remains of the Tower of Babel still exist today and can be found in the province of Babil. It became the prototype for all other pyramids found throughout the whole earth. With Google Earth we can see the original foundation of this pyramid.

Further archeological evidence describes this pyramid as a 7 tiered ziggurat with a temple on top. The "Babel Stele" gives us such depiction. This stele depicts King Nebuchadnezzar with his plans for restoring and enlarging the Tower of Babel on its original foundation.

We also find out that the pyramid was used for religious purposes where sacrifice was made and the starry host of heaven was worshipped. It was also used to house their newly fashioned gods. These gods were first formed with the imagination of man as he as he viewed the vast expanse of stars, creating in his mind all sorts of creatures in a “connect the dot” fashion much like the signs of the zodiac today. So they did “worship the host of heaven... and the star of your god ... figures which ye made to worship them” (Acts 7:42-43).

Further down the annals of history we are told of their descendants, that they “reared up altars for Baalim, and made groves, and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served them”  (2 Chronicles 33:3), and they “sacrificed also and burnt incense in the high places” (2 Chronicles 28:4). They had their own  “idolatrous priests... ordained to burn incense in the high places... them also that burned incense unto Baal, to the sun, and to the moon, and to the planets, and to all the host of heaven” (2 Kings 23:5).

So there were “priests of the high places, which sacrificed for them in the houses of the high places”  (2 Kings 13:32). The “priests” were the “the astrologers, the stargazers, the monthly prognosticators” (Isaiah 47:13). The “high places” were the towers or pyramids, and the “houses” were the temples that were built on the top of the pyramids to house their gods.

What then did God do when these post-Flood rebels refused to obey the Lord to spread throughout and fill the whole earth?

“And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.  Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.  So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.  Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.” (Genesis 11:6-9)

Because they refused to hearken unto God, the Lord confused their language and scattered them upon the face of all the earth. So, “By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations... by these were the nations divided in the earth after the flood.” (Genesis 10:5, 32)

From here we see that after the Flood, of course, everyone spoke the same language. And when God confused their language it was by family, and each of these families became a “nation” after the Flood. Each nation then bore their distinct family characteristics which we see in the nations today. Before our common era of travel, the nations were somewhat isolated from one another, each developing their own unique physical and cultural traits over many generations.

However, their division as a unique nation was not due to their skin color or particular family characteristics, as they were all from the same human family, but due to their own distinct language. This is what divided them into their individual nations, their exclusive language that was peculiar to each family.

This is of the utmost importance if we are to understand the real history of the human race and the true beginnings of mankind upon the earth. The most significant thing to remember however, was this division happened only after they became infected with this false form of idolatrous worship, building pyramids and worshipping the creation more than the Creator.

We are told, “when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.” (Romans 1:20-25).

This culture and religion was then carried from Babylon throughout the whole earth on the backs of the nations. Therefore, Babylon became the “mother of harlots and abominations of the earth” (Revelation 17:5). As a result we see these pyramids around the whole world to this very day. (See world map of pyramids) Even 1000 years after this incident we read, “every nation made gods of their own, and put them in the houses (temples) of the high places (pyramids) ... every nation in their cities wherein they dwelt.” (2 Kings 17:29)

This bears an astonishing resemblance to the early Mayan and Aztec cultures which Europeans found when they rediscovered the Americas some 500 years ago. They built their cities and in the heart of their cities were their grand pyramids.

Uxmal, Mexico

These pyramids were built for religious service, and were usually topped with stone temples. If stone temples were not found, “Postholes in summit platforms … supplied evidence that a building of perishable materials once crowned some of the nested pyramids”. The pyramids “served them as temples and oratories, and on top of each one, at the highest point, they had their god” (The Rise and Fall of Maya Civilization, p. 51, 69-70, 1954).

Some of the pyramids in Mexico are strikingly similar to those found in ancient Babylon such as the pyramid of the moon god in the ancient city of Ur and the pyramid of the moon god in Teotihuacan, just outside Mexico City.

Understanding this solves many mysteries surrounding the human race. Why are there so many languages throughout the earth? Why do we find pyramids around the globe with similar religious observances? Why do we find within all cultures a history of mankind worshipping the creation more than the Creator?

Why did all the nations in one form or another find a need to sacrifice to their gods? Why do many of the nations have ancient legends of a world-wide Flood? A satisfactory answer can only be found in the Bible with its true record of mankind going back to the beginning of the creation where we can see the direction of mankind turning away from the true God who created them.

As the nations of ancient times turned in rebellion against God, we being the children of these nations should examine ourselves to see if we too have continued down this path of destruction. God has transmitted to mankind through the apostles and prophets the true record of history “written aforetime ... for our learning” (Romans 15:4) and “instruction” (2 Timothy 3:16-17) “and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come” (1 Corinthians 10:11), that we through the Scriptures might have hope and gain an understanding of what is our greatest need, that is, to be reconciled to God (Romans 5:8-11, 2 Corinthians 5:18-21).

                                     Tikal, Guatemala                                                                                   Baksei, Cambodia

From the time that sin entered the world mankind has been separated from God. We must come to the realization that our, “iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you” (Isaiah 59:2). Because of our rebellion, man has not only become separated from God, he has become dead to God. The Bible tells us “the wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23), and death brings separation. Physical death brings separation. When we die our spirit is separated from our body that goes to the grave, and we are separated from family and our loved ones.

The Bible tells us, “by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned” (Romans 5:12). But then there is spiritual death. Because of our transgressions we are “dead in sins and trespasses”, and if we die in our sins we shall be forever separated from God in Hell, “which is the second death” (Revelation 21:8).

God is holy (Ephesians 3) and separate from sinners. There is nothing that is unclean that can enter His presence. Physical death brings corruption and disease that can infect everything it comes in contact with. The dead must be buried away or burnt to prevent the spread of disease. We being “dead in sins” are defiled, corruptible, and therefore must be buried away and confined to the fires of Hell.

Like the terrible infectious disease leprosy, it starts out with an invisible speck of bacterial contamination, but in the end, it affects the whole and brings forth death. This is like any lustful thought, when it “hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death” (James 1:15), so it does not matter how much “good” we have done. One sin corrupts the whole. Nothing that defiles can enter the kingdom of heaven.

In the Old Testament, if a plague of leprosy would break out, anything it came into contact with was unclean and had to be burnt. That was the only way to eradicate the disease. Sin is like leprosy. When Israel sinned, they took a bullock and laid their hands on the head thereof to convey the guilt of the people to the head of the victim. They then killed the young bull and offered him for a sin offering, then carried “forth the bullock without the camp, and burn him” (Leviticus 4:21). He being the bearer of the sin now had to be separated and burned.

However, like leprosy today, there is a cure for sin. But unless dealt with properly this defilement will leave one forever unclean and in the end, cast into the fire of Hell to be destroyed. How then shall we be delivered “from so great a death” (2 Corinthians 1:10)? Not only physical death which every man must face, but the “second death” which is to be separated and cast into the Lake of Fire?

Because we are “dead in sins” we need to be made “alive” in Christ Jesus. The Bible tells we “must be born again”. The fact of the matter is that we are separated and far from God because of our sin, but we can be made nigh to God through Jesus Christ. We can be reconciled and made just as close to Him as His very own beloved Son.

It is clear that we have a sin problem, we have transgressed the commandments of God, lying, stealing, committing adultery, murdering, using His name in vain, coveting, dishonoring our parents, making false gods, etc. We may think we are pretty good, but “a little leaven leavens the whole lump” (Galatians 5:9). One small drop of poison will contaminate a whole glass of water. One splash of ink can wreak a whole garment. An invisible speck of leprosy contaminates the whole body, and by sin, “the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint. From the sole of the foot even unto the head there is no soundness in it; but wounds, and bruises, and putrifying sores” (Isaiah 1:5-6).  

Nevertheless, the Bible tells us, although “we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead” (2 Corinthians 1:9). He says, “though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool” (Isaiah 1:18). Christ died for the ungodly, and washed us from our sins in His own blood.

God can cleanse our guilty stains and make us fit for heaven. The apostle Paul lamented, “O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 7:24-25). God has made a way through the only Mediator between man and God, the Lord Jesus Christ. The Son of God became a man and did for us what we could not do, pay the awful price for sin in our place. “God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). He “bare our sins in his own body on the tree ... by whose stripes ye were healed” (1 Peter 2:24). But not only that, God “hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead” (Acts 17:31). He “was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.” (Romans 4:25)

Jesus Christ, “made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself... And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled in the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight” (Colossians 1:20-22).

Today we can repent and change our wayward mind and direction and turn to God through Jesus Christ. This is the good news, the gospel of Jesus Christ, “that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, he was buried, and rose again the third day according to the Scriptures” (1 Corinthians 14:1-4). Jesus Christ was “holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners” (Hebrews 7:26), but took upon Himself our sins and our shame. As a result, He was separated from His Father, and our sins with Him were buried in the deep. He then rose triumphantly over death and the grave conquering them.

That is the “GOSPEL of your salvation” (Ephesians 1:13), it is GOOD NEWS for the “gospel is ... the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth” (Romans 1:16). The Bible tells us that if we “confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved” (Romans 10:9), giving us the victory through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 15:57, 1 John 5:4).

Have you confessed Him before men? Have you acknowledged your sins? Do you believe that He died for your sins and rose again from the dead? Have you received Jesus Christ as your Saviour from sin? Today you can receive pardon and cleansing from sin because Jesus “satisfied” the just demands of God, “bearing our iniquities” (Isaiah 53:11). Christ “suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God” (1 Peter 3:18). We can now be justified, forgiven and cleansed from all our unrighteousness if we will humble ourselves and come to Him by faith and receive His gift of everlasting life (Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 6:23). “How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation” (Hebrews 2:3).

"There is none righteous, no, not one..." (Romans 3:10)
"all have sinned" (Romans 3:23, Galatians 3:22)
"the wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23)
"so death passed upon all men" (Romans 5:12)
“we had the sentence of death in ourselves” (2 Corinthians 1:9)
“the soul that sinneth, it shall die.” (Ezekiel 18:4)
"your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear. For your hands are defiled” (Isaiah 59:2, 3)
"...out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: All these evil things come from within, and defile the man." (Matthew 7:20-23)
"there shall in no wise enter into it [heavenly Jerusalem] any thing that defileth" (Revelation 21:27)
"But...shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death." (Revelation 21:8)
"O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?" (Romans 7:24)
"what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved" (Acts 16:30-31)
“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us… the ungodly” (Romans 5:8, 6)
"Who was delivered for our offences” (Romans 4:25)
"For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him." (2 Corinthians 5:21)
“the gift of righteousness" (Romans 5:17)
"Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe" (Romans 3:22)
"that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus." (Romans 3:26)
"But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise... that is, the word of faith, which we preach; That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation." (Romans 10:6, 8-10)
"For by grace are ye saved through faith" (Ephesians 2:8)
"faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God." (Romans 10:17)
"the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation" (Ephesians 1:13)
"the gospel of Christ… is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth" (Romans 1:16)
"I declare unto you the gospel... By which also ye are saved... that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures" (1 Corinthians 15:1-4)
"Who was...raised again for our justification." (Romans 4:25)
"repent ye, and believe the gospel" (Mark 1:15)
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)
“the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23)
"And he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshipped him." (John 9:38)
"She saith unto him, Yea, Lord: I believe that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, which should come into the world." (John 11:27)

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