WHAT HAS RELIGION DONE FOR MANKIND?
Cyrus let the Jewish remnant return to Jerusalem to rebuild Jehovah's temple and renew his worship there . Then was the time for the remnant, restored to their beloved land, to fulfill this prophetic command by Isaiah 16 "Thou shalt take up this parable against the king of Babylon, and say, How hath the oppressor ceased! the golden city ceased! How art thou fallen from heaven, 0 day-star, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, that didst lay low the nations! And thou saidst in thy heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God [Judah's kings who sat on the `throne of Jehovah'] ; and I will sit upon the mount [Zion] of congregation, in the uttermost parts of the north ; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds ; I will make myself like the Most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down to Sheol [the grave], to the uttermost parts of the pit . They that see thee shall gaze at thee, they shall consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms ; that made the world as a wilderness, and overthrew the cities thereof ; that let not loose his prisoners to their home?"-Isaiah 14 :4,12-17, AS. 1 7 Thus seventeen centuries after Nimrod its first king, Jehovah God vindicated himself against Babylon and demonstrated his universal sovereignty. He broke the power of that seemingly in16. What command given in prophecy through Isaiah did the remnant then fulfill? 17. How did Jehovah thus vindicate himself over Babylon, and what did he say to the remnant regarding their mother's divorce?