Nephilim?

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    And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,

    That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.

    And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.

    There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.

    And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

    And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.

    And the Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.

    But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.

    These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.

     

    Pentecostals teach that the Nephilim are where the stories of the Greek and Roman gods comes from.  I tend to agree with them.  The fact that Noah was perfect in his generations means that his bloodline was pure human and not mixed with the DNA of the fallen angels, which is what I assume these "sons of god" were and here's why I assume that:

     

    Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan came also among them.

    And the Lord said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.

    And the Lord said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?

    Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought?

     

    There you see the phrase "sons of God" again, only this time they are in heaven.   I'm certain that the Mormons base some of their theology about God having spiritual sons (Jesus and Satan are said to be brothers) on these verses and I can't blame them, if I believed the same things they did, I'd think that too.  Regardless, the following scripture, I'm certain, pertains to these beings:

     

    Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, be multiplied.

    Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.

    For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.

    I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not.

    And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.

    Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.

    Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities.

     

    I've shown more of the scripture than was necessary to put things into context.  These are all works of the Lord found in different parts of scripture, but you see in verse 6 what happened to the angels who kept not their first estate, I presume these are the angels who procreated with the women and created the Nephilim.  The Lord judged everyone on the earth for their sins during Noah's day, and the fallen angels who joined with the humans were also punished.  But then there is this:

     

    15 And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God,

    16 And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan.

    17 And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine?

    18 There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger.

    19 And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole.

    20 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:

    21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.

    22 And he said unto the disciples, The days will come, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and ye shall not see it.

    23 And they shall say to you, See here; or, see there: go not after them, nor follow them.

    24 For as the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one part under heaven, shineth unto the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day.

    25 But first must he suffer many things, and be rejected of this generation.

    26 And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.

    27 They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.

    28 Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;

    29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.

    30 Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.

     

    Again, posting more than necessary to lend context to the passage.  Emphasis on verse 26, as it was in the days of Noe (Noah), so shall it be in the days of the son of man.  I've read this before and wondered did it mean that there would be Nephilim on the earth again?  I don't know if there will be or not.

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  • Apostle Dr. T
    Apostle Dr. T Also some of us Seventh Day Apostolic Pentecostals believe that the Giant David killed Goliath was from the Nephilim race. Also the "Son of the Almighty" Which in Hebrew is Yahvah were the sons of fallen messengers (angels). This was very good
  • Crystal Roden
    Crystal Roden Thank you and I pray you are well this am.
    Sep 7 - Report