Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The Cast; Giants. the Wicked Ones

The Nephilim

Now it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them, that the sons of God saw the daughters of men, that they were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves of all whom they chose. And the Lord said, “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he is indeed flesh; yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.” There were giants on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown.

Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And the Lord was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart. So the Lord said, “I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth, both man and beast, ...” But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord. Gen.6:1-8

In place of, the sons of God, The Living Bible has beings from the spirit world.  

Isn't it amazing what Bible translators will do to the Scriptures just to keep the false doctrines of the church intact!

Some believe that the sons of God were the righteous descendants of the line of Seth and that the daughters of men were the unrighteous descendants of the line of Cain.  When the sons of God came in to the daughters of men, and they bore children to them. Gen. 6:4 These were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown.  

Since when has a person been a mighty man just because he had a godly father and an ungodly mother?!

The New American Bible is in close agreement with up to date thinking about this subject, it states, At that time the Nephilim appeared on earth (as well as later), after the sons of heaven had intercourse with the daughters of man, who bore them sons. They were the heroes of old, the men of renown.  In place of Nephilim, some translations use the word, giants. 

The following quote is from The Forbidden Book of Enoch (written about 200 years before Christ was born) and it speaks of the involvement of the sons of God with human women.  And all the others together with them (the sons of God) took unto themselves wives, and each chose for himself one, and they began to go in unto them and to defile themselves with them, and they taught them charms and enchantments, ... they became pregnant and they bare great giants. ... And there arose much godlessness, and fornication, and they were led astray, and became corrupt in all their ways. 

It would not be out of place here to remind ourselves of the words of Christ, as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man: They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. Luke 17:26-27.

yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.  Normally we think that this means that no one will live more than 120 years, but, The Contemporary English Bible has this interesting footnote, In fact, they will be destroyed in about one hundred years", (that is, at the time of the flood).

When the LORD saw how great was man’s wickedness on earth, and how no desire that his heart conceived was ever anything but evil, he regretted (did the Lord make a mistake?  In any case, He wished He would not have done that which He did do!) that he had made man on the earth, and his heart was grieved. So the LORD said: “I will wipe out from the earth the men whom I have created.Gen. 6:5-7.  The offspring of the male giants and female humans were evil.  The Lord decided to rid the world of this mixed race, by using a flood. 

We notice here that the word used is, Lord, it is not, God.  Dr Strong tells us that, Lord, in this case, means, Jehovah, but as we have already noted, God, throughout most of the Old Testament means, the gods.  This again distinctly points out the fact that Jehovah is only one of a plurality of Gods!

But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.  In the next post, we will have a brief look at "The Flood".

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