Sabbath Day (Ex.20: 8 – 11) By r. a. Saturday, Mar. 30, 2019
In Messiah’s name: God’s word is the truth (Jn.17: 17 & Ps 119: 142) & Sin is the transgression of the law. (1Jn.3: 4)
This topic is not a salvational issue. However, I thought it might be of some interest to those Catholics/Protestants who might not be aware of these scripts found in Genesis.
Before the days of Noah and The Flood, the Nephilim were the offspring of the “sons of God” and the “daughters of men”. Some consider and believe the Nephilim were part-angel-human hybrid, a lineage/breed of their own. They were giants. It’s been suggested that it was these Nephilim who corrupted “all flesh” and “the earth was filled with violence”. Thus God decided to destroy all flesh by creating the Flood. (Gen.6: 11-13, 17)
As a side note, there are some scholars who claim that the Nephilim still exist today. It has been suggested that the Nephilim survived the flood because Noah’s daughter-in-laws had Nephilim DNA, while “Noah was a just man and perfect (did not have Nephilim DNA) in his generations” (Genesis 6: 9). His three sons ( Shem, Ham, and Japheth) were also free of that corrupt seed (DNA).
Here’s the related biblical scripts on the creation of the Nephilim, the giants.
When man began to multiply on the face of the land and daughters were born to them, 2 the sons of God saw that the daughters of man were attractive. And they took as their wives any they chose. (Gen.6: 1 -2 & Jude 6)
The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of man and they bore children to them. These were the mighty men who were of old, the men of renown. (Gen.6: 4)
There are those who claim that it is not certain the Nephilim were giants. However, in the book of Enoch, in chapter 7 verse 11, it is recorded as thus: “And the women conceiving brought forth giants”. That is, they mated with the sons of god(angels), called “Watchers” in the book of Enoch.
As a sidebar: the book of Enoch is part of the Apocrypha (meaning hidden) which is one of several book left out of the King James Bible. The Jerusalem Bible contains some of the Apocrypha books, but not the book of Enoch.
Also another biblical text that strongly suggests that the Nephilim were giants is Numbers 13: 33. Moses sent out twelve Israelites to spy out the land of Canaan. The men returned with an “evil report”. They told Moses and the children of Israel ” we saw the giants (Nephilim), the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight”. (Continues below pic)
I scanned over several sources all of which state that Judaism and Christian scholars have presented different views on who the Nephilim and sons of God were. Here are 4 different views.
(1) The first position is that fallen angels had relations with the “daughters of men,” which resulted in a part human, part supernatural being – the Nephilim (giants).
(2) The second view held by some is that demons or fallen angels possessed men, then had relations with the “daughters of men,” resulting in the Nephilim.
(3) The third premise is called the “Sethite View”. That is, the “sons of God” were not fallen angels but were the righteous line of Seth, the son of Adam.
(4) The fourth position held by a minority say the “sons of God” were just fallen men.
The most popular stance is that the “sons of God” were fallen angels who had relations with the “daughters of men” (Genesis 6:1-6), and as a result, the Nephilim were born.
Here’s some opposition on view #1 which is held by most and I include myself among them.
According to my present understanding, angelic beings don’t have the DNA to combine with humans. Since they are spiritual beings, how is it possible for them to produce offspring? On the other hand, I’m aware that angels can take on human form and eat a meal as recorded in Gen.18: 8. I haven’t come across a convincing answer to that question – as yet. Nevertheless, I believe nothing is impossible with the Creator-God (Lk.1: 37 & Matt.19: 26)
We are in the end times and Messiah warned that these days would be like the days of Noah. Presently, the earth is filled with violence, wars, rumors of wars, lies, famines, pestilences (diseases), moral decay and vile abominations.
Don’t be a fool who says in his/her heart; “there is no Creator-God” (Ps.53: 1). Seek your Creator through his son, Messiah (Yeshua). Blessed are those who keep the commandments of God Rev.12: 17 & Rev.14: 12. The promise is you will live forever.
All glory, praise and honor to the Creator-God, the great I AM, in Messiah name.
Peace, blessings and protection to all who love the truth and hate the lies and deceptions.