Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Who Are The Sons Of God And The Nephilim?

If The Nephilim Were Hybrid Of Human And Angels, How Again They Could Reappear After The Flood When They Were Already Completely Destroyed?

Question: Who are the "sons of God" and the Nephilim in Genesis 6:4? If the Nephilim were a race of giants, how could they appear both before and after the Flood, which destroyed everyone except Noah and his family?

Answer: Greetings in Jesus wonderful name!

Genesis 6:1-4 says,

When men began to increase in number on the earth and daughters were born to them, the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose. Then the LORD said, "My Spirit will not contend with man forever, for he is mortal; his days will be a hundred and twenty years."

The Nephilim were on the earth in those days - and also afterward - when the sons of God went to the daughters of men and had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown.

Genesis 7:23 says,

Every living thing on the face of the earth was wiped out; men and animals and the creatures that move along the ground and the birds of the air were wiped from the earth. Only Noah was left, and those with him in the ark.

Numbers 13:33 says,

"We saw the Nephilim there (the descendants of Anak come from the Nephilim). We seemed like grasshoppers in our own eyes, and we looked the same to them."

The term "Nephilim" is mentioned twice in the Pentateuch. The first occurrence is in Genesis 6:1–4, immediately before the account of Noah's Ark.

The second is Numbers 13:32–33, where ten of the Twelve Spies report that they have seen fear some giants in Canaan. The word
"nephilim" as used in Gen 6:4 and Num 13:33 is simply an anglicizing of the plural form of the Hebrew word nephil, or nephiyl. If it were to be translated it would be simply "the fallen". It does mean, 'those who have fallen away from faith and reliance upon God' and not the fallen angels which is out of context in both the verses which speaks about the sorry state of human beings and not angels. 

Since Genesis was revealed by revelation to Moses and was written by him, when he says, "Nephilim were on the earth in those days - and also afterward," it can point to the fact that Moses was saying that the same type of godless violent Nephilim came to existence and lived in the pre-flood generation which was destroyed by God and also in the post-flood generation at the time of his writing the Book of Genesis (Gen 6:4). In Genesis 6:4, the phrase “men of renown” uses the Hebrew word 'iysh'. This term is used consistently as “man” or descendants of Adam—even Adam used it of himself in Genesis 2:23, yet it is never used of fallen angel, demons, or of Satan. It was used for some unfallen angels when they took the form of a man [and in Hebrew the root word for "iysh" meaning 'a male person or man as an individual' is derived from the root ''enowsh" meaning 'a man in general singly or collectively' when used for unfallen angels in human form], though (Gen 18:2; 19:5).

Where Did It Come From?

The confusion about the so called sons of God being an human and angel mixed hybrid comes from the wrong interpretation of men from the succeeding centuries after the apostles died, who were somehow misled in to believing this false doctrine, and these notable personalities like early Christian writers such as Justin Martyr, Eusebius, Clement of Alexandria, Origen, and Commodianus were some of those who involved in believing that the "sons of God" in Genesis 6:1-4 were fallen angels who engaged in unnatural union with human women, resulting in the begetting of the Nephilim.

Thank God for sound mind that He has given his children to look in to the word of God and know the truth, and then find the lies of the evil one to divide the truth of the Word of God from the lies (2 Tim 1:7; 2:15).

Ok, How Could They Reappear If They Were Already Destroyed?

My question to you is, they say because of the intermingling of angelic sons of God with women which had corrupted humanity, God gave man time to repent, but as these hybrid giants began to increase through copulation and fill the earth with violence, God chose to destroy the entire humans who were corrupted, and chose Noah to form a New world of natural humans without hybrid gene of human-angelic origin. My question is, then how come after the flood these same Nephilim giants could reappear in defiance against God's sovereign desire? Did that means some of the fallen angels of darkness at that time who left their first abode in heavenly places to transform themselves with a home in a earthly bodies, to pursue relationship with beautiful women on earth to stand against the will of God in defiance? The answer is a clear No. Because God knows the end from the beginning and also He makes it know to all through his prophets, the moment anybody can by the power cross over against His sovereign will and purpose, it means he cease to be the God who has all power, and all knowing and present everywhere (Isa 46:10). That is not possible according to the Bible, only in puranas and folklores, such types of pantheistic gods are present, where one god with an attribute of one kind will fight against another with another attribute, which was created by the imaginations of humans driven by the fallen angels.

Don't Dodge The Question

Some people turn to the book of Job and point out to the angels who were told as the sons of God, and wrongly assume that as the evidence that the sons of God (Nephilim in Hebrew) in Genesis Chapter 6: Verse 2 is also the same. But little do they understand that the Book of Job in the right context was all about angelic beings in heaven when they came together on a particular day to present themselves in accountability to God's sovereign authority (Job 1:6; 2:1), and in Genesis 6 the context is all about what happened when the human beings on earth began to get multiplied and did not submit to God's authority by their disobedience through giving in to their lust for beautiful women (Gen 6:2). There is no point in equating earth to heaven or vice-versa, because both cannot meet except in God according to His will, and not in defiance against His plan and purposes (Isa 46:10). Even Satan and his angels cannot do anything more than what God allows them to do. They need his permission and are given power only to the level of their work they are instructed to do.

The Nephilim are known as great warriors and Biblical giants in physical stature with a violent nature of sin and flesh (see Gen 6:4-5; Eze 32:27 and Num 13:33). God did not kill the sons of God because of human angelic hybrid has come against His will, but rather they chose without God's permission the ungodly women of Cain line because of their external beauty and began to produce wicked godless children by copulation, they themselves being in the line of Seth who was the father of faith from the days of Adam who were expected to hear God and obey His voice and walk according to it. So the bottom line is that the Nephilims were plain blessed human beings who were of the line of the "sons of God" of the older generations of Patriarchs of faith who were closer to physical perfection, as Adam and Eve were perfect bodily and soulishly who could be able to live for hundreds of years and even nearing very close to a Millennium. In short, Adam and Eve's perfect attributes were passed down from generation to generation, as each generation passed, their perfect physical attributes diminished due to more sin. Thus, the early generations were mightier and blessed than the succeeding ones. Once the mixture with the line of Cain happened who were under the curse of sin (Gen 4:9-15, 15-24). The physical decline in stature and age of the younger generations continued rapidly in a downward spiral until the Flood and even after that, and then hit the point of no return except for those of faith (Gen 25;7; 35:28; 47:9-10, 28; Psa 91:16), where it has continued till today where God set the grace and mercy period for man to get saved from self and sin in each generation to be 120 years maximum, up to which the Holy Spirit waited and Noah also preached to all the world through his life and conduct about the righteousness of God (2 Pet 2:5), to convince them all to get saved as stated in Genesis 6:3 as an example to the coming generations even to the end of time (Luke 17:26; 2 Pet 3:1-6; Jude 1:14-15). So 70 or 80 years was blessed years in the days of David, because sin increased still more and more, and Israel has disobeyed the Lord just as Moses in his songs had prophetically predicted hundreds of years earlier and warned about (Exo 15; Psa 90; Deut 32).

Let's Be Clear, Fallen Angels Are Still Angels Who Cannot Reproduce Like Humans? 


We know angels did take on the appearance of men such as Gabriel (Daniel 9:21; Luke 1:11–20) and the two angels sent to destroy Sodom (Genesis 19:1–13), but to assume these angels had reproductive capabilities is totally unacceptable because first of all they were angels of light who were sent on a particular mission with a particular power and no more than that because of their obedience.

Even Satan can appear as a angel of light the Bible reveals, which means, even if the devil can change his appearance like a personality to show themselves as a reality to humans, it is only an appearance and not a reality. It is a optical illusion that can be created and nothing more by the kingdom of darkness (2 Cor 11;14). Thus we have no biblical support of fallen angels ever appearing as men in reality or of having physical DNA except in an illusionary way. The Bible shows that only the Holy Spirit of God was the one who produced offspring of the Son of God Christ Jesus on earth by overshadowing Mary because He was God and is God to do the impossible (Psa 104:30; Luke 1:35).

God Was Not Surprised By Man's Sin, But Rather Wanted To Help Him

Only men of faith were always called by God as the sons of God, from the beginning to today in reference to the earthly context (Luke 3:38; Matt 5:9; Rom 8:14, 19; Gal 3:26; Psa 82:6; Luke 6:35; Hos 1:10). Other verses point out that men can be children of God, such as Psalm 73:15 and Deuteronomy 32:5. Also Genesis 6:4 presents nothing but praise for the Nephilim and no criticism is present, which shows the divine character in men becoming deteriorated to the point of animal existence of humans without God is the point of note that God wanted to reveal through this passage, where the condition of evil in the heart of humans made God to decide that it is ripe time for judgment upon evil and wickedness have come (Gen 6:5). And then in the next verse God expresses his sorry and further grief for creating humans on earth, it was not because of their size or existence as though God has not forethought about what is to come and was caught by surprise, but rather because of them choosing to live in the depraved nature of the fallen beings instead of His which was His will and desire for them all (Gen 6:6). Because God's mercy triumphs over his judgment, God Himself will not be able to show His mercy even though He wants to when people are violent without showing mercy to others (Jam 2:13; Matt 5:7), that is why God's heart gets broken before He sends his judgment (Gen 6:7). Noah compared by God as the only righteous among the men of his times whose every thought and intent were only evil continually, bring to us a clear message that judgment of God upon the earth was not because of any hybrid angelic human beings increasing on earth, but rather because of their wicked intent and actions which made the earth to become a living hell, this state of wickedness pushed God's judgment to be brought to all the humans on earth except Noah, because they all showed no mercy to others around them at all except the one man and his family who wanted all men to be saved just like God whom He believed (Gen 6:7-8). I mean there is no hint of Noah being fully human and others around him being half breeds! In other words, Noah being righteous and God acknowledging it, supports in context the belief that the sons of God in Gen 6:4 as being those who were righteous in the eyes of God, of whose children got deteriorated in their character to become evil because of their disobedience and uncontrollable lust towards beautiful women who were unsaved in their lives and of the line of Cain.

Never Question The Resurrection Of Jesus Indirectly By Holding To Half-breds Theory!

If as some people try to reason out the truth, they try to say that the angels didn’t marry in heaven according to Jesus before the fall of angels (Matt 22:30), they do not understand that whether fallen or downfallen, Jesus was only expressing the nature of the bond between the angels comparing them in contrast to the bond of marriage made on earth between people, which means humans marry on earth, angels from heaven cannot marry whether fallen or unfallen does not matter at all. Even the fallen angel Satan was able to be in heaven (Job 1:6; 2:1), whether in disguise among the good ones or not, the Lord knows Satan inside out when he spoke to him on a particular day in heaven when all the angels assembled to submit to his authority and receive more assignments from Him, which shows to us clearly that fallen angels can never marry because they are all also included in the "angels of God in heaven" which Jesus described (Matt 22:30). If angels could have bodily intercourse with humans, that brings in to question, the very resurrection of Jesus, did he die for just humans or for half breeds of angelic human hybrids too? We know from the Scripture that there is no way Jesus had come to die for half breeds but only for humans, because clearly there were no angelic human hybrids, Scripture reveals that Jesus did not die for fallen angels to forgive them but chose to die for humans of Abraham's descendant who have faith in God to receive their forgiveness of their sin (Heb 2:16). There are no therebetween between the humans and angels which are the only two category mentioned by the Scripture by being contrasted of the same kind, which is of the fallen nature. In other words, fallen angels and fallen human beings were the only types available in the universe of the same kind in the universe, for which Jesus died and redeemed only the fallen human beings who believe Him. Other fallen human beings who chose not to avail of the salvation benefit, will end up in the same destination as the fallen angels according to Jesus for the same offence of sin and rebellion against God (Matt 25:41, 46)

Was Jesus Fully Human After His Resurrection? 

After his resurrection, did Jesus live as a spirit like as an angel or demon, or was He a real human being with meta physical attribute added to the existing humanness? We know from the very words of Jesus to his disciples who were frightened to see Jesus after His resurrection to doubt whether it was real or apparition of Jesus, when He said, "Why are you troubled, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? See My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself; touch Me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.” And when He had said this, He showed them His hands and His feet. While they still could not believe it because of their joy and amazement, He said to them, “Have you anything here to eat?” They gave Him a piece of a broiled fish; and He took it and ate it before them." (Luke 24:37-43). So now we know that a spirit whether fallen or not, does not have flesh and bones as Jesus had as human after his resurrection. So there are no angelic human hybrid DNA ever, except in the mind of those who have mistaken or misinterpreted the Scripture because of being misled by someone or somethings demonic. Hallelujah!

Your question is very genuine, there we know from the Scripture itself that, 'If The Nephilim Were Hybrid Of Human And Angels, and if God has destroyed them for that very reason, they could not appear before and after the flood.' Now I hope that you are very clear about the so called angelic human hybrid, it is indeed a false doctrine and a satanic hoax to deceive people and bring disrepute to the doctrine of resurrection and cause confusion about the holy salvation which we hold dear to our heart.

When someone is holding this false doctrine, be ready to give an answer to everyone who asks you a reason concerning the hope that is in you regarding the true salvation and why this doctrine of Nephilim or the sons of God as halfbreeds in Genesis 6:1-7 is a false one (1 Pet 3:15). Avoid other arguments when people do not accept, and stay away from them.

Much Blessings...


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