It does seem reasonable that if there were a Creator, he would reveal himself to his creation, notifying them of his will and Purposes. With the world in the condition it is in, and the imperfection of man, there is little hope outside of the fact that there is a Creator. However, we do not want to set aside all reason and logic, to pacify ourselves with the idea of a Creator, simply for the sake of hope itself. If God did provide a form of communication, we would want to examine the facts honestly, to make sure that it is authentic and inspired.
The Code of Hammurabi is a well-preserved Babylonian code of law of ancient Mesopotamia, dated to about 1754 BC (Middle Chronology). It is one of the oldest deciphered writings of significant length in the world. The sixth Babylonian king, Hammurabi, enacted the code. Some scholars have often been likened the Ten Commandments to the Code of Hammurabi.
The “Habiru” come on the scene in Mesopotamia as agricultural workers, slaves, rebels, mercenary soldiers, marauders, slaves, and so on, which lead them to a marginal and sometimes lawless life on the fringes of society. The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land tells us that, “Once settled, the Habiru served mainly as mercenaries or laborers in their new countries, but they were never considered to be citizens and their status differed from that of the local inhabitants, from whom they usually lived apart in quarters specially assigned to them.”
Know this, that in the last days critical times hard to deal with will be here.—2 Tim. 3:1.
After uttering those words “critical times hard to deal with will be here,” to his present generation, he prophetically showed that would stay in play all the way up unto the day of Jesus’ return, the apostle Paul under inspiration warned us: “Evil men and impostors will progress from bad to worse.” (2 Tim. 3:2-5, 13) Every century since has seen these words come truer than the previous century, and will so until it culminates into the great tribulation followed by Armageddon. The 20th century was inundated with wicked, evil people, vicious criminals, and rulers. Some of these were openly wicked; others were wolves in sheep’s clothing, pretending to be righteous. Satan’s wicked world has now entered into a new century and a new millennium …