Adam to Nimrod
Of the 1 189 chapters in the Bible only four relate to a world without sin, the first two and the last two. Scripture is full of the chronicles of the rebellion of mankind, and the consequences of that rebellion. So, how did this combative relationship with God come about? There are two key Old Testament chapters that give us the answer to the origins of the rebellion against God, they describe the fall of Lucifer — Ezekiel 28 and Isaiah 14. Isaiah describes the fall of the mighty archangel by writing:
“How you are fallen from heaven, O Day Star, son of Dawn! How you are cut down to the ground, you who laid the nations low! You said in your heart, ‘I will ascend to heaven; above the stars of God I will set my throne on high; I will sit on the mount of assembly in the far reaches of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High” (Isaiah 14:12-14; emphasis added).
Then Ezekiel 28:13-14 records that Lucifer was a beautiful angel, the covering cherub in heaven who, it seems, was the head musician leading the angels in the worship of God. His beauty, intelligence, power and authority led to his downfall, as pride entered his heart and he uttered the infamous five “I will” statements of Isaiah 14. Before Lucifer’s announcement of intent, there was only one “will” in heaven – God’s. With his rebellious act, Lucifer introduced a second “will” into God’s created order. Lucifer desired to make himself like “the Most High,” which in Hebrew is El Elyon, and means “God Most High”. In other words, Lucifer wanted to be above God, to replace God’s will with his will! Lucifer, a created being, was no match for the Almighty Creator and was cast out of heaven. The light-bearing covering cherub became Satan the adversary, the fallen angel who still desired to impose his will.
The next stage in the rebellion against God took place with the creation of mankind. Satan as the serpent in the Garden of Eden deceived Eve, she was ‘beguiled,’ seduced by trickery. Satan choses to question Eve because he could not deceive Adam, for God had spoken directly to him and he knew the commands of God. While Eve had been informed of the commandments by Adam, the question “did God say?” would have caused Eve to have to rethink what she had been told. Now, Eve could have resolved the issue by going to the source which is God himself. She did not, which allowed the doubt Satan placed in her mind to open the door for the deception that was to follow:
“You will not surely die. For God knows that in the day that you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil” (Genesis 3:4-5).
Having questioned God’s Word, Satan went much further, and enticed Eve with the promise that man could become “like God.” Because Eve was willing to listen to Satan’s lies, he was able to tempt her with a deception that had three phases (Genesis 3:1-6):
- Lust of the eyes – Eve saw that the fruit was good to eat.
- Lust of the flesh – Eve desired to taste the fruit.
- Pride of life – Eve believed that the fruit would make her wise.
In this act of deception Satan exposes a tactic that he has used throughout history, a method repeatedly used to draw man’s heart away from a relationship with God. However, it must be noted that Satan would not have been able to entice Eve if she had consulted the Word of God. Without guidance from the Word of God, mankind will continually fall into error.
Ultimately, both Adam and Eve, by disobeying the commandments of God and partaking in the “forbidden fruit,” were imposing their will. Satan successfully corrupted mankind, separating them from the will of God and introducing them to his will which is in rebellion to God. From that moment on three wills existed in the universe, the will of God, the will of Satan, and the will of man which is drawn either to righteousness or rebellion.
Because of the rebellion against His will in the Garden of Eden, God pronounces a series of curses on the serpent, the man, and the woman. There is a very important clarification that needs to be made regarding the interpretation of the curse God speaks over the serpent:
“And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel” (Genesis 3:15).
Genesis 3:15 is known as the protoevangelium, a word that is derived from two Greek words, protos meaning “first” and evangelion meaning “good news” (gospel), and reveals to all that God always had the plan of salvation in mind, and informed mankind of His plan as soon as sin entered the world. The seed of the woman is a direct pointer to Jesus and the virgin birth. The seed of the woman represents the will of God for mankind. So, just as the seed of the woman is a man, who is responsible for carrying out the plans and purposes of God, the seed of the serpent is a direct pointer to a man – the Antichrist, the counterfeit messiah, who represents the plans and purposes of Satan. From the moment God pronounces the curse on the serpent, the earth becomes a battleground between two wills and an ongoing conflict that will take place for the souls of mankind: “The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work” (1 John 3:8). Satan’s work is directed at replacing God in the hearts of mankind, and the Antichrist is the pinnacle of this goal. The Kingdom can only be established when the Seed of the Woman achieves victory over the seed of the serpent.
This study entitled “There will be Enmity,” focuses on the enmity through the ages between “the seed of the woman,” the Word of God, and “the seed of the serpent,” the spirit of the Antichrist that continually works in opposition the Word of God. God defines this opposition as “enmity,” which is a very powerful word meaning a continued, active opposition or hostility, a comparison would be a blood feud between two rival clans. Make no mistake, God could end the feud any time He wanted, but God has a plan – He did not create man till after the fall of Satan, so that mankind would have a choice, God wanted mankind to choose to love Him. For that to happen, God will allow the enmity to continue, and for man to continue to have a choice, which is echoed in the words of Moses, given to the people of Israel just before they entered into the Promised Land:
“I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live,” (Deut. 30:19)
What we need to understand is the Bible is a record of this ongoing feud between God and Satan, each determined to impose their will upon mankind. God the supreme Creator, established His right and true will for man to follow, only for Satan to make every effort to contaminate God’s Word and destroy God’s representatives.
The “god of this world”
“In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not…” (2 Corinthians 4:4; emphasis added).
Paul uses the above phrase because Satan is the source of the world’s way of life; the influence of Satan encompasses the world’s philosophies, education and commerce. The thoughts, ideas, speculations and false religions of the world are under his control, and have sprung from his lies and deceptions. It must be made clear that when Paul names Satan the “god of this world,” he is not saying that he has the ultimate authority – God is still sovereign. But it does mean that God, because of the fall of Adam and Eve, has allowed Satan to operate in this world within the boundaries God has set for him. Mankind must make a choice – Satan has been allowed to impose his will on unbelievers, and they can only be set free by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Satan means “Adversary”
The Hebrew word from which we derive the name “Satan” means “adversary”. The clear implication being, that he will stand in opposition to all that is of God. A detailed study of scripture will reveal that the main opposition of Satan is his continual attack on the Word of God.
Light verse Dark
The Gospel of John, which focuses on Jesus as the Son of God, begins with a great poem about creation that associates Light and Life:
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.” (John 1:1-5)
With these verses, John introduces the theme of a continued conflict between spiritual light and darkness that runs through his Gospel. His gospel highlights the spiritual war that rages throughout the history of mankind. The Word brings light and truth resulting in eternal life, while the seed of Satan counters with deception and lies, aimed at contaminating and extinguishing the light. The Light characterises God’s glory and actively attacks the darkness, which is made most visible by the light of Jesus in the midst of mankind.
“Darkness” in John 1:5 seems to be darkness personified in both the prince of darkness – Satan – as well as those he has held captive in spiritual darkness. The Light is shining but they haven’t “understood it.”
“This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil.” (John 3:19).
“I will give you as a covenant for the people, a light for the nations, to open the eyes that are blind (those in darkness), to bring out the prisoners from the dungeon, from the prison those who sit in darkness” (Isaiah 42:6-7, ESV).
God has made a “covenant” between Himself and mankind, Jesus is the covenant between God and his people! Jesus is also God’s guarantee that this covenant will be fulfilled.
In scripture the number six represents “man in sin.” An example of this is that man was created on the sixth day – evidence that God knew that mankind would fall into sin. All the sins of man pertain to man’s wisdom replacing the commands of God. The seed of the serpent (the Antichrist) will be the ultimate man in sin, completely rejecting God’s word and replacing it with his own laws and rules. His number is the number of the beast which is 666.
A point of interest: an example of Mankind elevating his wisdom above that of God may be seen in the insignia of The Skull and Bones society at Yale and within Freemasonry, both are secret societies founded on the wisdom of mankind.
“And the Lord God said, ‘The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil…’” (Genesis 3:22).
Skull and Bones, also known as The Order, Order 322 or The Brotherhood of Death is an undergraduate senior secret student society at Yale University.
With Satan’s fall, the position of worship leader in heaven remained vacant. God did not promote another angel, he created mankind to fill the void. We are created to worship God! Satan hindered the worship of God through his own rebellion, then he attempted to prevent the worship of God by orchestrating man’s rebellion. But God had a plan – justification by faith, the shedding of innocent blood for the guilty. Mankind could therefore be restored in relationship to God, and continue to worship Him through the work of the Seed of the Woman.
For clarification of how God defines worship, we need to turn to Psalm 1. The first song in God’s worship hymnal is a wisdom psalm more suited, one would think, for the book of Proverbs, having words such as “counsel,” “way” and “prosper.” Furthermore, the psalm speaks of two clearly distinguishable paths, one for the righteous and one for the wicked.
The question that then arises is, why would God place a wisdom psalm at the gateway of the journey through the psalms? Surely an outburst of praise such as Psalm 145: “I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name forever and ever,” would be more fitting. The answer reaches to the core of God’s philosophy for us; in God’s eyes, obedient, scripture-focused living is the highest form of worship, placing God’s wisdom above our own selfish, sinful will. This understanding is to guide us through the rest of the psalms – an important lesson, worship must be firstly a lifestyle, and only secondly an event, for the lifestyle gives credibility to the worship!
Psalm 1 looks back to the Garden of Eden, where a person who delights in God’s wisdom is like the tree of life, they eternally blossom because they are planted by the river of God. This wisdom psalm records the comparison between the Seed of the Woman, and the seed of the serpent (Gen. 3:15). The psalmist is recommending separation from the world and the philosophies of man (seed of the serpent). When we allow the world to break into our lives, we allow the world to drive our thoughts – and the ideology of the world is dominated by self-indulgence and pride. The warning is clear: stay away from the path of sinners and avoid worldly council – man’s wisdom. Believers are to influence the world, not the other way around – we are in the world, but not of the world.
What must be made clear in this introduction to the study “There will be Enmity,” is that God hates it when mankind allows the philosophies of the world to contaminate or supersede His Word. This study will move through scripture revealing examples of the enmity that exists between “the Seed of the Woman” and the “seed of the serpent,” and will allow us to learn valuable lessons from each one. The ultimate truth is that the Church is to avoid all forms of contamination by man’s philosophies, not only because God hates it, but because of the possibility of a descent into apostasy that can occur because of it.
Adam and Eve (Genesis 3)
“Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked. And they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loincloths” (Genesis 3:7).
Genesis 3 reveals that after the fall, Adam and Eve sewed fig leaves together to cover their nakedness. These leaves would dry and crumble, continually exposing their nakedness. So, “the Lord God made for Adam and for his wife garments of skins and clothed them” (Gen. 3:21). God reveals that an innocent party must die, and blood be shed for the forgiveness of sin. Man’s wisdom will always fall short of the requirement.
Satan has dominion of the earth
Genesis Chapter 1 reveals that God gave authority over all creation to humans when He said, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth” (Genesis 1:28). Adam and Eve turned over that authority to Satan when they submitted to his deception, breaking the commandment of God. Further evidence in scripture that mankind has capitulated his dominion of the earth to Satan are:
- God crowned Adam and Eve with glory and honour (Psalm 8:6-8): “You have made him (Adam) to have dominion over the works of Your hands.” But when Adam and Eve disobeyed God’s command and ate of the forbidden fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, Adam’s dominion and authority was usurped by God’s enemy, Satan. Jesus is about to correct the injustice; the squatter is going to be evicted when Jesus returns to earth to establish His Kingdom.
- In Luke 4:6, when Jesus was being tempted by Satan, Satan said to Jesus: “All this authority I will give You, and their glory; for this has been delivered to me, and I give it to whomever I wish (emphasis added).” Jesus did not question the legitimacy of his claim.
- Satan is called “the god of this world” (2 Corinthians 4:4).
- The apostle John acknowledges that “the whole world is under the control of the evil one” (1 John 5:19).
- In Satan’s domain there is slavery – being chained to the evil one – and the guilt of sin. In Jesus’ Kingdom there is release from slavery and forgiveness for sins. We have been “brought from death to life” (Romans 6:13, John 5:24; Hebrews 5:7; 1 John 3:14).
Cain and Able (Genesis 4)
“There is no remission of sin without the shedding of blood” (Lev. 17:11).
Pride is at the root of Cain’s rebellion; God required Cain to offer a blood sacrifice, which meant that he had to go to his brother and barter for a lamb to sacrifice. Now, it takes hard work to produce a crop to harvest, so, while Cain toiled in the fields, Able sat under a tree and watched over his flock. Cain believed that the time and effort he put into his fruit and vegetables made his sacrifice a better sacrifice. Cain was taking a requirement of God and adapting it to suit his purposes– syncretism (man’s wisdom contaminating God’s Word). He was too proud to go to ask for a lamb from His brother; the result of his pride was murder. The blood of the sacrifice points to Jesus, so Cain is starting a religion that denies Jesus – God’s perfect sacrifice. The narrative reveals that Satan seeks to contaminate God’s will for man, and also destroy the righteous line of Adam and Eve.
Noah and the Flood
“The Lord saw man’s wickedness on earth had become and every inclination of the thoughts of His heart were only evil all the time” (Genesis 6:5).
In the time before the great flood, Mankind had moved from the dispensation of innocence (Gen. 1:28—3:19) into the dispensation of conscience (Gen. 3:23—8:19), where mankind was required to be righteous and do what is right, being governed by their consciences. Unfortunately, mankind governed by only his conscience rebels against God and only serves his own selfish desires. The people of Noah’s day willingly traded a relationship with God for the desires of the flesh, and in so doing they were separated from Him and came under condemnation: “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth” (Rom. 1:18). God in His mercy gave mankind plenty of time to repent, all the while that Noah was building the ark, mankind had the opportunity to repent and find a place on the ark with Noah and his family. God then destroys mankind with a flood because of their “ungodliness and unrighteousness,” and starts again with Noah’s family.
The flood puts an end to the dispensation of conscience, and mankind begins to form societies and build cities and enters the dispensation of Human Government with manmade laws. Nimrod is first mentioned in scripture in Genesis 10:8-9: “Cush was the father of Nimrod, who grew to be a mighty warrior on the earth. He was a mighty hunter before the Lord.” The meaning of the name Nimrod comes from the word marad, meaning rebel, indicating this man was in opposition to God. The possibility exists that Moses, in writing this scripture, did not want to give honour to this man by naming him, but rather gave a name that described his character – Nimrod, the rebel became a type of Antichrist.
We see in Genesis 10:9 that Nimrod was a “mighty hunter before the Lord,” which indicates he hunted men not animals, as the Lord would hardly be impressed by one man’s hunting ability. The description of Nimrod must not be taken as complementary, as it implies pride, arrogance, defiance and self-exaltation. Remember that after the flood God had given the commandment “be fruitful and increase in number and fill the earth” (Gen. 9:1). Nimrod, in his “rebellion” against God’s commandment and as a “mighty warrior,” had waged war on the people of the day and brought them under his authority. Then, instead of allowing the people to venture out and fill the earth as God had instructed, he built cities – including Babylon and Nineveh – to contain the population under his control. With all mankind under his rule, he had set up an empire through which he had complete autocratic rule, a one-world government. Nimrod’s power and influence over the cities listed in Genesis 10, influences the prophet Micah to call Assyria “the land of Nimrod” (Mic. 5:6).
Genesis 10:8-12 should be read as being linked to the story of the Tower of Babel in Genesis 11:1-8.
“And they said to one another, ‘Come, let us make bricks, and burn them thoroughly’. And they had brick for stone, and bitumen for mortar. Then they said, ‘Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be dispersed over the face of the whole earth’” (Genesis 11:3-4).
The building of the tower was not an act of worship, but rather an act of defiance, it was an attempt by Nimrod to replace God. Man’s wisdom would supersede God’s wisdom. The tower was a symbol of man’s religious spirit, a hierarchy, with the majority (laity) at the base and Nimrod who is both King and High Priest (a type of the Antichrist) at the pinnacle (clergy), where the temple would be. God would not be the focus of worship from this tower, mankind would be elevated to the status of godhood, and reach for the heavens.
After Nimrod had established his kingdom, his next step was to consolidate power with a one-world religion, the goal being the unifying of man under his authority. So, Nimrod had carried his rebellion against God further by rejecting Him as God and installing a new religion wherein man could become god. With Nimrod at the head of this religion, he was deified and worshipped. The original name given to the city of Babylon was “Bab-El”, which means gate of god, the name being derived from the impressive Ishtar gates at the entrance to the city. The man Nimrod was now ‘god’, and the entrance to the city led to where he dwelt, and to the tower where man, in rebellion to God, could ascend to the state of godhood.
Man, in rebellion against God, could himself now become god and control his own destiny. With the rejection of the great creator God, polytheism was introduced, where many smaller gods replaced an all-powerful God. Nimrod, who was ruler of Babylon, was now also its religious leader. So, as king and high priest he was in supreme control. Human culture had separated from the true God; Nimrod had introduced a new religion founded upon human pride (man’s wisdom), world domination and polytheism.
Bab-El – “gate of god”.
Nimrod (A type of Antichrist – seed of Satan) and Semiramis, his wife, sat at the gates of Bab-El “gate of god” and formulated their plan of rebellion against God – that man would become god. They establish a one-world religion and a one-world government. Note, God does not judge this apostasy by mankind, that is still to come – “Mystery Babylon the Great the mother of prostitutes and of the abominations of the earth” (Rev. 17:5). The origin of the end-time false religion is obviously Babylon and is dealt with by God at the return of Jesus in the last days.
The Underlying Message
The Ishtar gate carries a very important scriptural message. Bab-El, “the gate of god” that man built, leads to a tower that represents man’s wisdom. It is magnificent and bold, and the entrance is broad. However, Jesus is the entry into eternal life, and He is “the narrow gate” which is harder to pass through than one that is wide:
“Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few” (Matthew 7:13-14).
Those who are attracted to the magnificence of the broad gate of Bab-El, walk on a road to destruction.
The Tower of Babel
Ultimately the Tower of Babel was a representation of six things:
- A temple of worship connected to astrology.
- A dedication to the belief that man can become god.
- An expression of man’s pride and self-esteem.
- Man’s contempt for God.
- A symbol of the hierarchical structure within the various religions created by men.
- The Babylonian ideology.
The Babylonian ideology is based on:
- The authority of man.
- The word of man.
- The works of man.
- The law of man.
- The traditions of man.
The Tower of Babel must be interpreted as more than a pagan rebellion against God, it was designed to raise man to the heavens, to replace the eternal God with the worship of man. The tower raised the king over his people and established him as king and high priest, placing him in a position of great power and also intimidating all those around him. Nimrod exerted his will, his ways, and his philosophies, in place of God’s ways. This was the beginning of man-centered, man-honouring, humanistic, hierarchical worship that God so hates, and which still continues today.
Grant Jeffery explains the key to the Babylonian worship writing that it is, “the exaltation of the individual ‘to become like God’ by means of initiations, secret rituals and gnostic knowledge of God. This demonic system motivated every ancient false religion and modern New Age cult that opposed the true worship of God” (1). Grant Jeffery’s definition would apply to organisations such as The Order of Skull and Bones, the Freemasons, The Bohemian Grove and The Bilderberg Group, all of which are globalist organisations seeking a one-world government.
Moses shows the futility of man’s attempts to reach the heavens in Genesis 11, where he writes of man building a tower to heaven; then in verse 5, with a wry sense of humour, he shows that God had to come down to view the construction. Man’s wisdom seeks to replace the wisdom of God, but mankind can never reach the heights of God’s wisdom. God’s ways are above man’s ways; God is always superior to man. However, the sobering note in this is that man’s pride will always be in conflict with God.
(1) Grant R. Jeffery, Apocalypse – The coming judgement of the nations; Bantam Books, 1992. P202.
Throughout the land of Nimrod (Iraq) today there can be found examples of the Tower of Babel – ziggurats. Pyramid temples that were used for the worship and study of the stars.
Nimrod a type of Antichrist
Throughout scripture there are examples of men who are prophetic types of the Antichrist, through their character and by their actions, they match the prophecies of the Bible which are direct pointers to the Man of Sin. The existence of these men exposes the work of the spirit of the Antichrist, the demonic powers that promote the will of Satan, which is then expressed through rebellious men. The first of these men is Nimrod, he is most definitely a type of “the seed of the serpent,” so much can be learned from him, that will help identify the true “seed of the serpent” – the Antichrist.
|The name Nimrod means Rebel.||The Antichrist is also a rebel; Paul refers to him as the “lawless one” in 2 Thess. 2:8.|
|Nimrod is repeatedly described as being mighty (Gen. 10:8-9; 1 Chron. 1:10). He was an imposing figure; his rebellion against God was a major accomplishment by Satan.||The Antichrist will have a mighty influence on the world. He will be an imposing figure; his rebellion against God will be a major accomplishment by Satan.|
|Nimrod unifies man into a one-world government, under his authority (Gen. 10:10; 11:4-6).||The Antichrist unifies man into a one-world government, under his authority, Daniel refers to him as a king (Dan. 11:36).|
|Nimrod was Black, the son of Cush, who was the father of the Ethiopians (Gen. 10:8; 1 Chron. 1:10).||The Antichrist could be black, with a link to David through the Falafel, “black Jews” of Ethiopia. Falafel Jews are believed to be descendants of Menelik the son of Solomon and the Queen of Sheba.|
|Nimrod was a hunter of men, seeking to dominate and control them (Gen. 10:9).||The Antichrist will be a hunter of men, seeking to dominate and control them (Rev. 13:4; 7).|
|Nimrod was an arrogant man, inheriting the sin of his “father,” Satan – Pride (Gen. 10:9; 1 Chron. 1:10).||The Antichrist will be an extremely arrogant man who will inherit the sin of his “father,” Satan – Pride (Dan. 7:20).|
|Nimrod was a contemptible person who, being filled with a hatred of God, sought to deceive mankind.||The Antichrist will be a contemptible person (Dan. 11:21) who, being filled with a hatred of God, will seek to deceive mankind and persecute believers (Rev. 13:5-8).|
|Nimrod was greatly used and empowered by Satan in his rebellion against God; he was a son of perdition.||The Antichrist is called “the son of perdition” by Paul in 2 Thessalonians 2:3 and will be greatly used and empowered by Satan.|
|Nimrod organised a revolt against Yahweh (Gen. 11:1-9).||The Antichrist will organise a revolt against God (Dan. 11:37-39).|
|Nimrod lived in the city of Babylon (Gen. 10:10).||The Antichrist will live in Mystery Babylon – Rome (Rev. 17:3-9), before moving to Jerusalem.|
|Nimrod lived in Mesopotamia, the area of modern Syria/Iraq – “the land of Nimrod,” which becomes the centre of rebellion against God.||The Antichrist will live in the area of Syria/Iraq (Dan. 8:8-9) – the land of Nimrod – before eventually moving to Rome (Rev. 17:3-9), which is the centre of rebellion against God in the modern age.|
|The mystery of iniquity started with Nimrod – Man’s complete rebellion against God militarily, politically, financially and spiritually.||The mystery of iniquity (2 Thess. 2:7) will reach its peak during the Tribulation, with the Antichrist leading a complete rebellion against God.|
|Nimrod brought a false peace to mankind (Gen. 11:1-9).||The Antichrist will “confirm a covenant with many for one week (Daniel 9:27),” which will introduce a time of false peace.|
|Nimrod started a one-world religion (Genesis 10:10; 11:4-6).||The Antichrist will require the world to worship the Whore of Babylon (Dan. 11:38; Rev.17:3-8).|
|Nimrod was therefore a self-proclaimed king and high priest, a messianic figure.||The Antichrist will be a king, a high priest, and a messianic figure (Dan. 11:36; Rev. 17:3-8).|
|Nimrod was a mighty warrior and great military leader, (Gen. 10:8; 1 Chron. 1:10).||The Antichrist will be a great military leader (Dan. 11:39-44; Rev. 13:4-5; 19:19).|
|Nimrod’s religion becomes dominated by the worship of the queen of heaven, Semiramis.||The Antichrist’s religion will be dominated by the worship of the queen of heaven – Mary (Dan. 11:38; Rev. 17:3-8).|
|Nimrod’s religion holds the ideology that man can become god, and Nimrod was considered a god.||The Antichrist will call himself god, and erect a statue of himself in the Temple. (Dan. 9:27; Rev. 13:14-15; 2 Thess. 2:4).|
|Nimrod was referred to as “the god that came from the sea” – arriving in Mesopotamia sailing up the Persian Gulf by boat. Reference: Philistine Dagon – half man, half fish.||The Antichrist is referred to as “a beast coming out of the sea” in Revelation 13:1.|
|God came down to earth to judge the people of Babylon (Gen. 11:7).||Jesus will descend from heaven to earth to judge the people of the world (Rev. 19:11-21).|
|Nimrod met an early end.||The Antichrist is doomed to destruction (2 Thess. 2:3; Rev. 19:20).|