(3rd article in the Flat Earth Series)
In the first two articles of this series, The Flat Earth Movement: Is It For Real? and Was Flat Earth Leaked By Controlled Opposition?, I’ve painted the picture of a returning Messiah who will offer the world salvation. This Messiah takes away the sins of the world.
Of course this isn’t the real Jesus. The real Jesus came and lived a sinless life so He could offer us a new nature (Ephesians 4:24). By dying on the cross, He became the propitiation (substitution) for our sins (1 John 2:2). His new nature is offered to us by grace through faith (Ephesians 2:8-9). Through spiritual birth we become a new creation (1 Corinthians 5:17).
What will the false messiah do to take away our sins? Will he offer us a new nature and make us a new creation?
To answer these questions, we need to understand the mechanics of man’s nature and physical body according to the Bible.
Two Headships of Humanity
The Bible teaches that there are TWO headships of humanity:
1. The first man, Adam.
2. The last Adam, Jesus Christ.
And so it is written, The FIRST MAN ADAM was made a living soul; THE LAST ADAM was made a quickening spirit. The first man is of the earth, earthy; the second man is the Lord from heaven.1 Corinthians 15:45, 47
They are referred to as “headships” because each represents a lineage of mankind.
For each lineage a NATURE is offered. Natures are given at conception. Each is transferred by a SEED.
The first man Adam, through sperm, offers a corruptible seed. It is passed on through the DNA of a PHYSICAL BIRTH.
The last Adam Jesus Christ, through the Holy Spirit, offers an incorruptible seed. It is passed on through the DNA of a SPIRITUAL BIRTH.
Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.1 Peter 1:23
Satan Has No Seed To Offer
What I want you to see is that Satan has NO SEED TO OFFER. He can’t create a new nature. All he can do is influence and control the corrupted nature passed on to mankind through the first man Adam.
He also can’t alter man’s physical body beyond the barrier that God has placed there.
The Bible makes us aware of this barrier when it says that God created everything after its own KIND.
And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.Genesis 1:25
This also includes man because God created him after a kind, he created him after Himself— in His own image (Genesis 1:27).
What does it mean to be created AFTER A KIND?
It means that a specie can’t change between a specie. A dog can’t become a cat. A horse can’t become a cow. A monkey can’t become a man. The false idea that you can move between species is called Macroevolution.
However God does allow a specie to change WITHIN a specie. There are many types of dogs that have evolved within their specie. There are many types of horses that have evolved within their specie. There are many types of monkeys that have evolved within their specie. The fact that you can change within species is called Microevolution.
Why the Book of Enoch and the Bible Are Not Compatible
Now, in spite of what we have just discussed, the coming false messiah will claim that men can be changed into another specie through transhumanism.
What is transhumanism?
Transhumanism means that men can be genetically engineered in spite of the barriers placed there by God. It means that human HYBRIDS can be created.
Of course, the coming false messiah will claim that he can create GOOD hybrids— sinless hybrids. However, the Book of Enoch claims that God allowed BAD hybrids to be created.
The Book of Enoch teaches that:
1. Fallen angels copulated with human females to create hybrids known as Nephilim.
2. Upon their death, the Nephilim became disembodied spirits.
3. The spirits of the Nephilim are what we now call demons.
Of course the Bible doesn’t teach any of this, although those who accept the Book of Enoch think that it does. Could it be that they have superimposed their ideas upon scripture?
This is what the Bible actually says:
There were giants (Nephilim) 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.Genesis 6:4
What we need to understand is:
1. Who the sons of God are?
2. Who the Nephilim are?
3. Who demons are?
Who are the Sons of God?
One of the basic rules for interpreting scripture is:
Interpret unclear passages of scripture in the light of clear passages of scripture.
So as we look to understand this passage, we ask, “What is the clear meaning for the SONS OF GOD in other passages of scripture?”
In every case where it is not obscure, it always refers to ISRAEL. In some passages it refers to them as the “sons of God” in other passages it refers to them as the “children of God”.
All of these passages are speaking about the sons/children of THE PROMISE given in Genesis 3:15.
The sons/children of God include:
1. Seth/Noah/Shem/Abraham (Pre Israel)
2. Nation of Israel
3. Spiritual Israel (The Church)
Even Jesus is referred to as a son in context to Israel (Matthew 2:15 fulfilling Hosea 11:1).
Here are some of the passages referring to the Nation of Israel and Spiritual Israel:
Nation of Israel
1 John 3:1
Pre Israel and the Rule of Biblical Context
In order to understand why Pre Israel and those mentioned in Genesis 6 would be referred to as the sons of God, we need to utilize another rule for interpreting scripture— the rule of Biblical Context.
Biblical context can help us understand why the term “sons of God” would be used in Genesis 6:2,4 and why they are MEN, are NOT angels.
Let’s take a look at the CONTEXT and natural progression of scripture PRIOR to Genesis 6.
Genesis 3 - The Fall and the Promise
In Genesis 3 we see the fall of the first man Adam and the promise of redemption (Genesis 3:15). Genesis 3:15 promises the coming of a NEW SEED to save mankind (Jesus Christ).
Genesis 4 - The Ungodly Line of Cain
Genesis 4 reveals that the promise of redemption comes through the blood of a lamb (Jesus Christ). Cain rejects God’s method of redemption. The ungodly line of Cain is explained.
Genesis 5 - The Godly Line of Seth
The last verse in Genesis 4 introduces us to what we can expect in Genesis 5— an explanation to the Godly line of Seth. Genesis 4:26 says:
And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: THEN BEGAN MEN TO CALL UPON THE NAME OF THE LORD.Genesis 4:26
The sons of God were born with Seth. They were those that “called upon the name of the Lord”— The Promise!
Genesis 6 - The Marriage of the Holy and Unholy Lines of Seth and Cain
In Genesis 6 we see the Godly line of Seth (or the sons of God) marry the Ungodly line of Cain (daughters of men) and have children with them. The term “sons of God” is used here as a natural progression of scripture, it explains WHO the sons of God are in relation to the daughters of men. They were those following God. That they would marry evil daughters of men and have children with them explains the extent of their sin.
Genesis 7 and 8 - The Judgement of God— The Flood
In the last half of Genesis 6 and into Genesis 7-8 we see the judgement of God for the sins of the sons of God and the daughters of men. God destroys mankind by sending the FLOOD.
In Genesis 6:5, 7-8 we read:
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 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.Genesis 6:5, 7-8
In all of this we see that the proper interpretation for the “sons of God” comes through the natural progression of scripture— the sons of God are the Godly line of Seth. There is no reason to believe that the “sons of God” are angels unless you are superimposing the Book of Enoch over scripture. Angels are never mentioned in the context of Genesis 3-8 at all.
Other Reasons Why the Sons of God are Not Angels
1. The Bible says that NO ANGEL has ever been called the Son of God.
For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?Hebrews 1:5
This scripture, referring to Christ also refers to us (Spiritual Israel) in that we are IN Christ. We are also called the sons of God (Galatians 3:26).
2. The Bible says that angels do NOT MARRY. If this is the case, how can angels marry humans in Genesis 6:2,4?
For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as the angels which are in heaven.Mark 12:25
Who Are the Nephilim?
Let’s review. Let’s see how the the term “nephilim” is used in Genesis 6:4:
There were giants (nephilim) 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.Genesis 6:4
The word “giants” is translated Nephilim in some translations. The Book of Enoch says that the offspring of the sons of God and the daughters of men were Nephilim.
But is that what the scripture really says?
No. Actually, the phrase, “There were giants (Nephilim) in the earth in those days” is an explanatory parenthesis! It is a qualifying statement used to show us the time frame that the sons of God and the daughters of men came together. In others words, the sons of God came unto the daughters of men WHEN the Nephilim were on the earth.
Furthermore, the “mighty men” referenced here are not Nephilim, but children born to the sons of God (which I have shown to be men) and daughters of men.
In addition to this, if the Nephilim are hybrids that became disembodied spirits during the flood, why are the Nephilim on the earth after the flood (Number 13:33)? The Nephilim referenced here are HUMAN, born to human parents, not fallen angels. Their human father is Anak.
And there 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.Numbers 13:33
The Nephilim were a race of human giants— they were not demonic hybrids. The Bible doesn’t explain why they were large, just that they were. In Deuteronomy 3:11, we see that they eventually died out. There are those who want to keep them alive through the Book of Enoch.
Who Are Demons?
There is nothing in scripture to suggest that demons are the disembodied spirits of fallen angel/human hybrids. This idea comes from the Book of Enoch.
A review of scripture reveals that fallen angels and demons are the same thing. We begin with Matthew 12.
Jesus is healing a demon-possessed man. The Pharisees said he cast out demons by the power of Beelzebul.
Then they brought him a demon-possessed man who was blind and mute, and Jesus healed him, so that he could both talk and see. All the people were astonished and said, “Could this be the Son of David?” But when the Pharisees heard this, they said, “It is only by Beelzebul, the prince of demons, that this fellow drives out demons.”Matthew 12:22-24
Who was Beelzebul?
Jesus explains in the next verse, He says;
Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and every city or household divided against itself will not stand. If SATAN drives out SATAN, he is divided against himself. How then can his kingdom stand?Matthew 12:25
Jesus explains that Beelzebul is SATAN and Satan rules a kingdom of DEMONS.
That these demons are also called ANGELS can be seen in Matthew 25.
Here Jesus tells us that eternal fire is prepared for the devil and HIS ANGELS.
Then he will say to those on his left, Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and HIS ANGELS.Matthew 25:41
That demons are fallen angels is also seen in Revelation 12.
Michael and his angels are fighting against the Dragon (devil) and HIS ANGELS.
And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and HIS ANGELS, and prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and HIS ANGELS were cast out with him.Revelation 12:7-9
The term demons and fallen angels are used interchangeably in scripture. In trying to explain Genesis 6, the Book of Enoch offers a contrived and distorted view of who and what demons are. The Bible sets us straight.
About the Book of Enoch
The Book of Enoch is considered a Pseudepigraphal Writing or False Name Writing. This means that someone else besides Enoch wrote the book— probably in the first or second century before Christ.
Jesus did not mention it, although Jude, the brother of Jesus did. Jude quotes from it in Jude 14-15. That doesn’t mean that the entire book is true, only that the verses quoted are true.
Jude is not the only one to quote from a non-biblical source. The Apostle Paul quotes Epimenides in Titus 1:12 but that does not mean we should give extra authority to the writings of Epimenides.
What I find most disturbing are the heretical teachings in the Book of Enoch. Teachings that completely contradict the Bible. Here are a few:
1. An extra-Biblical angel named Phanuel is “set over the repentance unto hope of those who inherit eternal life.” What???
2. The Son of Man was named In the presence of the Lord of Spirits, and his name before the Head of Days.
The son of man was Jesus’ favorite name for Himself. No one named Him. The terms “Lord of Spirits” and “Head of Days” are NOT in the Bible.
3. Man’s wisdom comes from an extra-Biblical angel named Penemue. Nuts!!!
David Stewart explains all of this and more in his fine article, The Book of Enoch Exposed (link).
The Book of Enoch and the Bible are NOT compatible. Not only are its doctrines crazy but the implications of its doctrines are crazy!
Some Christians think its okay because it helps people understand who the ALIENS will be when the “Great Deception” comes— you know, they’re just demonic hybrids from the Nephilim.
What people fail to realize is that if you accept demons as hybrids you accept transhumanism. If you accept transhumanism you’ve admitted that the false Messiah can genetically take away SIN. If that’s the case, why did the real Jesus come? You have made His death on the CROSS null and void— God forbid!
No dear readers, we must stand against those who preach the validity of the Book of Enoch. It’s Satan’s tool for assaulting the church in the last days.
Nephilim and the Sons of God: Who Are They?
Nephilim and the Sons of God: Who Are They?