In a previous post, I shared my viewpoint that the Nephilim (the biblical ‘Giants’) were the hybrid offspring of fallen angels and human women.
Some Christians may scoff at the notion of a hybrid race between fallen angels and human beings, but they are probably not aware that teenagers these days are being primed by the mass media for the return of these beings.
For example, here is a quote from Chapter 1 of the book ‘The Fallen 4: Forsaken‘ by Thomas E. Sniegoski:
No matter how he looked at it, the Nephilim had failed… The Nephilim, the blending of humanity and the angelic in the perfect amalgam of God’s most cherished creations, were supposed to keep the world from harm. They had fought hard against those who had considered them a blight in the eyes of God, and had won the honor of being the earth’s protectors against the unnatural. But then a heavenly threat had arisen. The Abomination of Desolation, an angel of destruction, had come to the world of man. He’d believed the earth was ripe with evil, and had attempted to destroy the planet. The Nephilim had fought valiantly. Many had sacrificed their lives for what was only a partial victory. They had prevented the Abomination from ending the world, but they had not been able to stop it from severing the world’s ties to God and Heaven. And now humanity was suffering. Creatures that had hidden in shadow began to emerge to claim their stake in a world that seemed to have been abandoned by the Lord.
Through his work of fiction above, Sniegoski distorts a number of truth. Firstly, the Nephilim are portrayed as good (as the protectors of the world) and the Lord as bad (for abandoning the world).
In addition, Sniegoski attempts to make his teenage audience take sides with the Nephilim, and to portray the destruction of the Nephilim (under the hands of the ‘angel of destruction’) as being arbitrary and overly harsh.
Contrast Sniegoski perspective of the Nephilim with the perspective of Scripture (Genesis 6:1-13, NIV). In Genesis 6, we learn that “The Lord saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time.” Why was that? The bible is not explicit, but it coincided with the advent of the fallen angels (verse 2) and suggests that the fallen angels were a corrupting influence (verse 4).
Indeed, such a view would be consistent with that portrayed in the Book of Enoch (Chapters 7 and 8; with emphasis mine), which records for us:
1 And all the others together with them 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 2 and enchantments, and the cutting of roots, and made them acquainted with plants. And they 3 became pregnant, and they bare great giants, whose height was three thousand ells: Who consumed 4 all the acquisitions of men. And when men could no longer sustain them, the giants turned against 5 them and devoured mankind. And they began to sin against birds, and beasts, and reptiles, and 6 fish, and to devour one another’s flesh, and drink the blood. Then the earth laid accusation against the lawless ones. And Azazel taught men to make swords, and knives, and shields, and breastplates, and made known to them the metals of the earth and the art of working them, and bracelets, and ornaments, and the use of antimony, and the beautifying of the eyelids, and all kinds of costly stones, and all 2 colouring tinctures. And there arose much godlessness, and they committed fornication, and they 3 were led astray, and became corrupt in all their ways. Semjaza taught enchantments, and root-cuttings, ‘Armaros the resolving of enchantments, Baraqijal (taught) astrology, Kokabel the constellations, Ezeqeel the knowledge of the clouds, Araqiel the signs of the earth, Shamsiel the signs of the sun, and Sariel the course of the moon. And as men perished, they cried, and their cry went up to heaven.
(Note: Azazel, Semjaza, Armaros, Baraqijal, Kokabel, Ezeqeel, Araqiel, Shamsiel and Sariel are the names of the fallen angels)
Going back to Genesis 6:1-13, we see that the evil in the world that had been started by the advent of the fallen angels culminated with the Great Flood, which occured during the days of Noah.
In Matthew 24:37 (NIV), Jesus said: “As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.”
Verse 37, of course, is followed by verses 38 and 39, where Jesus explained that: “For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away.”
However, when refering to “the days of Noah”, might the Lord Jesus Christ have also been dropping a hint about the return of fallen angels and the Nephilim?
I mean, if it were just a matter of people wantonly eating, drinking and marrying up to the day of judgement, why did he not refer to Sodom & Gomorrah, instead?
We can only speculate these things, of course, but more than that, we should ‘watch and pray‘ (Matthew 26:41)