Wednesday, May 23, 2012 6:43 AM

A Communication Breakdown

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 6:43 AM
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 6:43 AM

From the beginning, God communicated His glory, first using the heavens above and then his word by way of the prophets. God sent Jesus to renew the word by the power of the Spirit. Jesus asked each of us to join Him in that message. The division of language at Babel was an example of how man will use communication to rebel and here is a quote that says it in a few words.

To quote from a paper titled “Ethics in Communications” from the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, “Viewed in the light of faith, the history of human communication can be seen as a long journey from Babel, site and symbol of communication’s collapse (Gen. 11:4–8), to Pentecost and the gift of tongues (Acts 2:5–11)—communication restored by the power of the Spirit sent by the Son. Sent forth into the world to announce the good news (Mt 28:19–20; Mk 16:15), the Church has the mission of proclaiming the Gospel until the end of time”. [1]


[1] Baehr, T. (2007). We Are Not in Kansas or Kiev Anymore. In R. A. Morey (Ed.), Journal of Biblical Apologetics: Volume 10 (R. A. Morey, Ed.) (103–104). Orange, CA: California Biblical University and Seminary.

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