Wednesday, May 01, 2013

HOMO NEPHILUS

Extraterrestrials, Noah’s Flood, Pseudo-Humans, 
Pseudo-Science, Nephilim and Space Alien DNA

Part 1: The Rise of Endtime Occultism


[God] hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;
(Acts 17:26)


In whom we have redemption through His blood, even the forgiveness of sins: Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For by Him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by Him, and for Him:
 (Col. 1:14-16)


Prophecy in the News magazine cover, April 2013

People often ask why we spend so much time in the discussion of bizarre topics, like UFOs and hybrid giants. They wonder why prophecy studies give any time at all to weird subjects like mystery lights in the sky, aerial trumpets and explosions, “alien implants” and “the nephilim.” They wonder why some opt for prophetic sensationalism, rather than focusing on the Gospel, or maturing the saints with the Word of God through traditional Bible study.[1]
~Gary Stearman, "The Dark Side of Bible Prophecy"



Many evangelicals now believe that God sent Noah’s Flood to stop the Nephilim corruption of human DNA. From the plain truth of Scripture it is very evident that the “wickedness of man” was very great on the face of the earth before the Flood:

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…. The LORD said, "I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the land, from man to animals to creeping things and to birds of the sky; for I am sorry that I have made them.
(Genesis 6:5,7)

Noah’s Flood was God’s judgment for the sinful unrighteous behavior of mankind. This is taught in both the Old and New Testaments (e.g., Ezek. 14:20, Heb. 11:7). The Lord Jesus Christ warned us explicitly that before His Second Coming sin would be so extant, and people so preoccupied with daily life, that His return would be like a thief in the night (Matthew 24:36-44) and catch people unawares. (See also 1 Thess. 5:2-4.)

But evangelical postmodern prophecy teachers have been teaching that God judged Noah’s world because human DNA had gotten corrupted. They also teach that this corrupted DNA is why God will need to judge the world again. This concept is problematic at many levels, both biblically and scientifically. It ignores the problem of sin that leads to judgment (e.g., Heb. 10:26-27; 1 Pet. 4:17-18; 2 Pet. 2; Rev. 17:1; 20:4).

But the heavens and the earth, which are now, 
by the same Word are kept in store,
reserved unto fire against the day of judgment 

and perdition of ungodly men

The postmodern prophecyleaders teach that corrupted human DNA continued AFTER the Flood. No matter what one believes happened with the “sons of God” and “daughters of men” (Genesis 6) before the Flood—and there are many varying theological opinions—this teaching is aberrant. Various versions of the post-Flood story even claim that fallen angels and/or “Watchers” are extraterrestrial beings (i.e., space aliens) who have mated with human women. Their supposed offspring are said to have created branches of the human race whose DNA is tainted with alien and/or fallen angel blood. Some even talk about “another race of beings;”[2] i.e. not human. This subhuman race is said to become an “antichrist” race that will give rise to the “beast” of Revelation.[3]

Many are now teaching that pre-Flood Nephilim weren’t really destroyed, that they must have somehow left planet earth or become disembodied spirits, and that somehow they managed to come back to continue corrupting mankind’s bloodline after Noah's Flood. How these Nephilim have left and returned has been a subject of great speculation that reads like science fiction—everything from UFOs to hyperdimensional physics has been suggested.[4] The ramifications of these false teachings are staggering—they profoundly alter not only the entirety of Scripture, but especially the message of Redemption found in the Gospel of Jesus Christ and His shed blood on the Cross for our sins. The Prophecy in the News magazine cover illustration at the top of this post, with the quote by Gary Stearman beneath, is indicative of the occult nature of the postmodern prophecy teachings. What follows is an in-depth analysis of just one controversial aspect of this emerging prophecy paradigm.


Before and After Noah’s Flood: Science and Scripture
Before examining the new paradigm prophecy teachings,* we want to first point out that many of the heresies surrounding Noah’s Flood have already been refuted in previous articles posted on Ken Ham’s Answers In Genesis website. Devoted to both literal biblical creationism and historical accuracy, and also to scientific scholarly research, this website contains much helpful apologetics information for believers who are searching for truth. Many of these articles refute pseudo-science, that is “science falsely so-called” (1 Tim. 6:20), including Darwinism and Social Darwinism.[5]

An excellent article that reviews the many biblical views about the ancient Nephilim can be found on the Answers In Genesis website.[6] The author of this article warns that “there is a popular unbiblical view that the Nephilim are space aliens. Of course, most creationists rightly reject this particular view for multiple reasons....” The author goes on to recount the inherent problems for biblical creationists with a post-Flood “fallen angels” view of the Nephilim.


Yes! There were giants! Homo Sapiens!
Another article on the Answers In Genesis website answers many questions about “Giants in the Old Testament.”[7] This fascinating in-depth article delves into the historical lineages of the various giants mentioned in the Bible, and cites the many passages of Scripture that actually recount their human family tree. Interestingly, the Bible refers to them as “men” – and there is not one instance where the Bible (as opposed to extrabiblical sources) warns us that giants are related to space aliens who corrupted human DNA.[8] In fact, there is a very thorough scientific and medical article posted at Answers In Genesis that explains how human male and female DNA works, particularly concerning aberrations in Noah’s post-Flood family tree. This article explains the mitochondrial genes that account for striking genetic variations, including the giants. Stating the traditional Bible view, the article concludes:

Biologically speaking, humans (and just about everything else) went through a ‘bottleneck’ at the Flood. This means that the human population was reduced from millions to just eight. Most of the genetic diversity from before the Flood was lost. The new human race descended from Noah and his family, who carried all the genes that were eventually passed down to us.[9]

Answers in Genesis warns that belief in UFOs is interconnected with evolution. There are direct historical linkages between Darwinism, Theosophy and modern UFO Lore.[10] In UFO lore, it is commonly taught that life on our planet was “seeded” by space aliens. This is an alternative evolutionary view that negates the Biblical creation account of Genesis 1. This worldview is problematic for those who hold to Scripture as the only source for Truth about our origins:

The idea of extraterrestrial life stems largely from a belief in evolution. Recall that in the evolutionary view, the earth is “just another planet”—one where the conditions just happened to be right for life to form and evolve. If there are countless billions of other planets in our galaxy, then surely at least a handful of these worlds have also had the right conditions. Extraterrestrial life is almost inevitable in an evolutionary worldview….[11]

The evolutionists claim that mankind evolved from apes, or a common apelike ancestor. Racial prejudice, based on the idea that mankind descended from apes, was used as justification for genocide of so-called “inferior races.” The pseudo-science analysis of skull anatomy, facial characteristics, skin color, the shape of the ears, and other profiling and testing was used by Social Darwinists, including Hitler’s staff, to “prove” inferior racial DNA. This resulted in the Holocaust, forced sterilizations and other terrible crimes against humanity. While on the one hand denouncing such blatant evolutionist teachings, the postmodern prophecy teachers similarly argue that there is a corrupted bloodline resulting in distorted racial characteristics. Here is just one offensive example:

The world must know the truth about “The Days of Noah.” See the skulls for yourself in On the Trail of the Nephilim—elongated, distorted skulls with massive eye sockets, bizarre jaw lines, and red hair! Simply put, these skulls are not human! DNA testing is pending![12] [bold added]

Previously we have written about the heresy known as “serpent seed” and how it has been re-entering the church via these postmodern prophecy teachers.[13]  They claim that the Nephilim (demigod giants who are the offspring of fallen angels and human women) proliferated at such a rate during Noah’s day that it resulted in an almost complete destruction of the human race. This demon/alien seed corruption of the human race, they say, rather than profound sinful human behavior, provoked the Lord’s anger into sending the Flood.[14] Apparently the Lord was powerless to stop the intergalactic mating going on so He had to intervene with a Flood. Here are examples of what is being taught about corrupted DNA causing Noah’s Flood:

  • That God had to send such a universal fiat [sic] illustrates how widespread the altered dna [sic] eventually became. In fact, the Bible says in Genesis 6:9 that only Noah—and by extension, his children—were found “perfect” in their generation... The meaning was not that Noah was morally perfect, but that his physical makeup—his dna [sic]—had not been contaminated with Nephilim descent, as apparently the rest of the world had become.[15] [bold added] ~ Tom Horn, Christian author, radio host, and conference speaker
  • Commentators too numerous to mention have seen in this passage the miserable story of a humanity corrupted by dark forces of spiritual wickedness in the heavens. They broke God's law by descending into this dimension to mate with humans, producing a mutant race called, "giants." These were the nephilim, Hebrew for "the fallen ones." They were unclean and genetically corrupt creatures whose total preoccupation was evil in all imaginable forms. God determined that they were irredeemable; they had to be destroyed. "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 and (genealogically and genetically) perfect. The Lord brought him through the judgment flood to start a new race.[16] [bold added]  ~ Gary Stearman, Christian author, syndicated TV host, and conference speaker
  • Satan has tried many times throughout history to mingle his seed with men. He started in the Days of Noah, which resulted in God destroying the demon-human hybrids (Nephilim) in the Flood (Genesis 6)….[17] [bold added] ~ Douglas Hamp, Christian pastor, author, and lecturer
  • Most people, including serious students of the Bible, are unaware of the peculiar circumstances that led to the Flood of Noah. This has been widely misunderstood (and mistaught) for centuries…. This term [“perfect” used in Gen. 6:9 to describe Noah] is used of physical blemishes, suggesting that Noah’s genealogy was not tarnished by this intrusion of the fallen angels. It seems that this adulteration of the human gene pool was a major problem on the planet Earth, and apparently Noah was among the few left who were not thus contaminated.[18] [bold added] ~ Chuck Missler, Christian author, popular Bible teacher, and conference speaker
  • Before many generations, the human race was being polluted by this abominable union with demons…It was specifically because of this ultimate sin that God brought about a deluge of such magnitude that man and beast were drowned from the face of the Earth.[19] [bold added] ~ I.D.E. Thomas, Christian preacher, author, and professor[20]
  • They [fallen angels] crossbred with humanity resulting in the hybrid known as the Nephilim!  This was the reason for the flood, which by the way is recorded in cultures around the globe.[21] [bold added] ~ L.A. Marzulli, Christian author, filmmaker, and conference speaker[22]
  • In the more specific sense, however, “corruption” of a supernaturally inflicted sort afflicted the very genetic makeup—the DNA—of humankind when the “sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them.” The sexual unions produced “giants.” The scriptural record couldn’t be clearer. Corruption of human genetics, then, apparently was a key reason the earth dwellers were beyond redemption, thus had to be destroyed by the worldwide Flood.[23] [bold added] ~ Terry James, Christian author and conference speaker 
  • The old world of Noah was destroyed precisely because of such genetic tampering.[24] [bold added] ~ Gary Stearman, noted evangelical prophecy leader
  • It seems that these fallen angels (the Nephilim) contaminated almost all life on earth. We do not know how many people were contaminated, but we are told that at least Noah’s family remained genetically pure. For that reason, God destroyed the world with a Flood.[25] [bold added] ~ J.R. Church, the late founder of Prophecy in the News

DNA Corruption AFTER Noah’s Flood?
These same prophecy leaders of the new paradigm also teach that human DNA was corrupted AFTER Noah’s Flood. Worse, many teach this corruption was the result of mating between Space Aliens (Extraterrestrials – E.T.s) and human beings! Are space aliens abducting people and inseminating them? Below are some examples of this popular teaching:

SHARON GILBERT: The genetic manipulation that began in Mesopotamia’s earliest days not only precipitated the Flood of Noah’s time, but it continued afterward….
…But, remember, Genesis tells us that the mingling of angelic DNA and human DNA began before the flood, but it continued “after.” Noah’s perfect DNA grew corrupt in most lines, but God preserved a “perfect,” kingly line that ended with Mary and her miraculous Son, Jesus Christ.
… some unlucky humans have seen what may be one modern version of the ancient “dragon.” To these contactees, the skies sometimes reveal terrifying, shining crafts [UFOs, ed.] bearing unearthly occupants whose singular purpose is to breed with mankind. Yes, it might be debated whether these abductions involve aliens from beyond our stars, aliens from beneath our oceans, demons pretending to be one or both, or even the lies of our own government, but this matters not. Whether alien, demons, or government shadows, people are being contacted and convinced that their DNA is extracted and used in breeding experimentation.
… whatever the source of these encounters, they are part of an overarching spiritual war. Demonic entities and fallen angels are still attempting to tweak mankind’s DNA….
Once their bodies died, the Nephilims’ spirits did not go to sheol… it appears. Instead, they attached themselves to the earth, waiting for flesh to inhabit. When we read that angelic hybridization returned after the flood, then it could be that angels continued to fall (for those pre-Flood fallen angels had been chained for their sins), and/or that the spirits of the Nephilim (demons) now plagued mankind, not only by inhabiting him (possession) but also by re-creating him through genetic manipulation![26] [bold and italics added]

J.R. CHURCH: Those fallen angels who descended to Mount Hermon introduced the “seed of the serpent” into the human race. Evidently, after the Flood, they consorted with members of the tribe of Dan, mixing the “seed of the serpent” into the human genome once again. The first time it happened, God judged the world with water. The next time, it will be by fire.[27][bold added]

TOM HORN: One of the more disturbing aspects of the “beings who breach the gate”, is abduction”, which continues to be reported around the world. This [sic] is visitations by small, typically Grey creatures, who supposedly pilot UFOs and conduct various experiments on unwilling abductees. Such activity is seen as the malevolent relationship between certain humans and these “gods” of creation. Radical aspects of their procedures can include impregnating abductees and later removing hybrid embryos.

The ancient astronaut theory and the teaching of theologians alike look to the prehistoric legend of Watchers (mysterious beings who first appeared in the early cultures of the Middle East) to discuss the Anunnaki (Sumerian Gods), Nephilim (giants referenced in Gen. 6.4), and the creation of mutant DNA following earth visitation by “gods.”[28] [bold added]

TOM HORN: Today, what some call “alien abduction,” in which a breeding program allegedly exists resulting in alien/human hybrids, seems but a contemporary retelling of similar DNA harvesting and genetic manipulation by those mysterious beings called “Watchers” whose genetic modification activities we have discussed....[29] [bold added]

RON SKIBA (book description): Who or what is an Archon? What is "The Genesis Six Experiment?" Who were the Nephilim? How did they return both before and after the Flood? What differentiates the days of Noah from the days of Jared? Were there female Nephilim? Could the giants reproduce? Why should we be concerned about the act of mixing animal and human DNA? Why did Jesus say the Last Days would be like the days of Noah?[30] [bold added]

CRIS PUTNAM & TOM HORN: Unnatural forms of life first sprang up in ancient days and, according to the Bible, this is a repeatable phenomenon--that is, human hybridization not only happened in the earliest of times, but was followed by at least a second wave during the days of Abraham, Moses, and the Davidic kingdom, and, more importantly, was prophesied to erupt once more in the latter days. Therefore, we shall show unequivocally that the question is not whether humans were, can be, or are being hybridized, but whether alien/demon agencies are involved in the process. If so, does this imply something very uncomfortable, which most of us do not want to think about--that a form of "human" exists that quite possibly cannot be redeemed?[31] [bold added, italics in original]

CRIS PUTNAM & TOM HORN: Indeed, almost immediately following the Great Flood, Scripture confirms the return of hybrid humans, including Og, the King of Bashan, whose bed was approximately fourteen feet long by six feet wide: Anak and his Anakim; and other beings among the tribes of Emim, Horim, and Zamsumim...Does this suggest that the Nephilim offspring were intentionally being bred down in size with each generation, thus allowing for eventual seamless, secret integration among human societies of pseudo-humans with "corrupted" genetic code?[32] [ bold added]

TOM HORN QUOTING J.R. CHURCH:…[W]e should not be surprised that “a humanoid-type reptilian race could cohabit with human women and produce a race of giants.”[33] [bold added]

From the aberrant teachings above one can see just how far UFO Lore has penetrated biblical prophecy, giving room for the New Age cult heresy that space aliens seeded the human race.[34]  Much more could be said on this disturbing subject, but that is a topic for a future article.


When and Where Was Noah’s Flood?
One of the most perplexing aspects of this post-Flood Nephilim theory lies in the various contradictory accounts of the supposed Nephilim evidence. Much of the “evidence” is shrouded in ancient pagan mythological accounts. There is a serious lack of scholarly scientific evidence. Some even claim that there are visible remnants of a Nephilim culture before the Flood still extant on earth today. Questions must be raised. Do these prophecy teachers believe that there actually was a worldwide deluge that covered the mountains and wiped out all traces of mankind, leaving only fossil remains? Or are they, like many of the New Age cults,[35] teaching that the Flood was only partial or localized in Mesopotamia, less than disastrous, leaving behind human relics, monuments, skeletons and “megalithic structures” (that strangely bear no evidence of being under water or surviving a global deluge), as “evidence of Nephilim architecture”?[36] For example:



...[T]he Fallen One has been tampering with the gene pool since the days of Noah and continues to do so today.  He wants to create man in his own image.... The Nephilim were here and also after when the sons of God came into the daughters of men.

Hundreds of excavated graves scattered throughout the world provide evidence of their genetic abomination—the product of the breeding of heavenly angels with the women of Earth during the days of Noah. These ancient builders left behind evidence of their supernatural strength and technological know-how. Their massive, megalithic structures are legendary and evidence of Nephilim architecture abounds worldwide.

Marzulli and a team of scientists, archaeologists and scholars traveled to the jungles of a foreign land, perhaps the only place where they could gain access to the unspoiled evidence of this genetic manipulation—PERU—toppling perhaps the greatest cover-up in mankind’s bizarre history. Crawling through caves deep in the Peruvian jungle, accompanied by a private native guide, they discovered the remains of an ancient civilization, a shocking find that left the team in awe. As they held these strange, ancient skulls in their hands, the team knew that this was a story that must be be told. The world must know the truth about “The Days of Noah.” See the skulls for yourself in On the Trail of the Nephilim—elongated, distorted skulls with massive eye sockets, bizarre jaw lines, and red hair! Simply put, these skulls are not human! DNA testing is pending![37] [bold added, italics in original]


From a scholarly, purely scientific point of view certain questions must be asked: What is the baseline DNA sample for a fallen angel/Watcher? Where is there a DNA sample of a proven Nephilim? An Extraterrestrial? A human hybrid? The fact is, there are none.

Just like the evolutionists who are continually searching for their “missing link,” these new prophecy paradigm leaders cannot produce extraterrestrial-contaminated DNA. They have to resort to wild claims of conspiracies and cover-ups, mythological stories and ancient pagan legends to justify their claims. Even their conspiracy theories are difficult to document with hard evidence. In fact, it is very easy to simply state that everything they postulate is part of a massive government cover-up and has been secret and hidden. These claims conveniently give them the ability to disregard the standard rules of scientific inquiry and proof. So what is really going on with this purported DNA testing? It is apparent that there is an active attempt to try to gather DNA. Below is yet another example from L.A. Marzulli, with some of the text below it:

Here is one skull which we handled, weighed and photographed while in Paracas, Peru.
We are doing DNA testing on the hair sample we were allowed to take, and so far the results have been very interesting.[38]


[It must be pointed out that the prophecy teachers are denying that these skeletons they are looking at in this hemisphere are Native American. They are claiming instead that these are evidences of Nephilim DNA contamination. They also claim that Nephilim giants built the Native American Indian mounds in America, a controversial and potentially offensive position that is at variance with scholarly investigations.]
 

A Limited Plan of Redemption?
Most disturbing of all in these postmodern prophecy teachings is a comment made by Gary Stearman of Prophecy in the News who wrote in its April 2013 magazine article "The Dark Side of Bible Prophecy," concerning the verses Daniel 2:42-43 that

it is clear from this prophecy that there will be another, latter-day attempt by the mysterious “they” to infiltrate the genome of mankind. They know that if human seed can be corrupted, it will render God’s plan of redemption null and void.”

Is Stearman actually saying that God’s “plan of redemption” can be “rendered null and void”? Is that what these other prophecy teachers are saying (in many of the quotes above)? This assertion runs totally contrary to Scripture! Over and over again, Scripture assures us the Truth about redemption:

That we should be to the praise of His glory, who first trusted in Christ. In Whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the Word of Truth, the Gospel of your salvation: in Whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise, Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of His glory.
(Eph. 1:11-14)

Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by His own blood He entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us…. And for this cause He is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance…. So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall He appear the second time without sin unto salvation.
(Heb 9: 12,15, 28)

Stearman continues with his version of the Nephilm story, which he says will “create a race of beings” that are not human:

When did this happen the first time, and who did it? The clear answer is given in Genesis, Chapter Six, in the record of the fallen angels who mingled their seed with the seed of mankind, resulting in a societal monstrosity that God was forced to destroy in the Flood of Noah. There is growing historical evidence that the entire creation – human and animal – was tainted.

Daniel’s prophecy tells us that just before the giant statue’s iron legs crumble (in the days of the Great Tribulation), fallen angels will descend openly to Earth once again. Then, they will repeat their evil work….

[T]hose with eyes to see can understand that an alien force is now infiltrating the human race, with the express purpose of creating human-alien hybrids, some of which are indistinguishable from pure human beings. In other articles, we have documented the abduction phenomenon in explicit detail.

And why would they do this? To create a race of beings from which the Antichrist will emerge. In Revelation, he is called the “beast.” A beast is not a human being.

We have arrived at the heart of this “unmentionable” topic: human/alien hybridization.[39] [bold and italics added]


Conclusion
Answers in Genesis reminds us gently and patiently that “Humans are humans and have been so since the beginning.”[40]  Furthermore, they address the multitude of biblical problems with claiming that space aliens corrupted the human race:

Problems are multiplied when we consider the possibility of intelligent alien life. Science fiction programming abounds with races of people who evolved on other worlds. We see examples of Vulcans and Klingons—pseudohumans similar to us in most respects but different in others. As a plot device, these races allow the exploration of the human condition from the perspective of an outsider. Although very entertaining, such alien races are theologically problematic. Intelligent alien beings cannot be redeemed. God’s plan of redemption is for human beings: those descended from Adam….
                                                                                                                                                       
Christ is a blood relative of ours since He is descended from Adam as are we; all human beings are of “one blood” ( Acts 17:26). Furthermore, since Christ is also God, His life is of infinite value, and thus, His death can pay for all the sins of all people. That is why only the Lord Himself could be our Savior (Isaiah 45:21). Therefore, Christ died once for all (Hebrews 10:10).

The Redemption of ET?
When we consider how the salvation plan might apply to any hypothetical extraterrestrial (but otherwise human-like) beings, we are presented with a problem. If there were Vulcans or Klingons out there, how would they be saved? They are not blood relatives of Jesus, and so Christ’s shed blood cannot pay for their sin. One might at first suppose that Christ also visited their world, lived there, and died there as well, but this is antibiblical. Christ died once for all (1 Peter 3:18Hebrews 9:27–28Hebrews 10:10). Jesus is now and forever both God and man; but He is not an alien.

One might suppose that alien beings have never sinned, in which case they would not need to be redeemed. But then another problem emerges: they suffer the effects of sin, despite having never sinned. Adam’s sin has affected all of creation— not just mankind. Romans 8:20–22 makes it clear that the entirety of creation suffers under the bondage of corruption. These kinds of issues highlight the problem of attempting to incorporate an antibiblical notion into the Christian worldview.[41]

Postmodern prophecy teachers overlook the seriousness of mankind’s sin against a holy God and place the focus upon an outside enemy: half demon, half human creatures—hell-bent on destroying the human race by corrupting our DNA.  The far-reaching consequences of these teachings could result in a horrific new form of racism on earth, one endorsed and sanctioned by church leaders. Rather than warning about endtime apostasy, these teachers actually seem to be creating it! Their message is seductive and full of potent and scary imagery. It is based on a corruption of Scripture mixed with ancient and New Age occult teachings. It seems plausible, but when one begins to ask the hard scientific and biblical questions, it begins to look more like its close cousin—science fiction.

The Lord Jesus Christ paid the ultimate sacrifice on the Cross to deal with mankind’s sin once for all. His payment for our sin forms the backbone of the Gospel. There is no salvation apart from God’s dealing with our sin problem and our recognition and surrender to that vital truth.

People often ask the question: ‘If there is so much evidence that God created the world and sent a global cataclysmic flood called Noah’s Flood, then surely all scientists would believe this?’ The answer is given here in 2 Peter 3. It is simply not a matter of evidence to convince people, for people don’t want to be convinced. We read in Romans 1:20 that there is enough evidence to convince everyone that God is Creator, so much so that we are condemned for not believing. Furthermore, Romans 1:18 also tells us that men ‘suppress the truth in unrighteousness’. Again, the Bible is telling us that it is not a matter of there not being enough evidence to convince people that the Bible is true, since they don’t want to believe the Bible anyway. The reason for this is obvious. If people believed in the God of the Bible, then they would have to submit themselves to His authority and obey the rules He has laid down. However, every human being suffers from the same problem, the sin which Adam committed back there in the Garden of Eden, a ‘disease’ which we all inherit. Adam’s sin was rebellion against God’s authority. Likewise, people everywhere today are in rebellion against God, so to admit that the Bible is true would be an admission of their own sinful and rebellious nature, and of their need to be born again by cleansing through the blood of Christ.[42]


For yet a little while, and He that shall come 
will come, 
and will not tarry. 
(Heb. 10:37)



Endnotes:
[1] Gary Stearman, “The Dark Side of Bible Prophecy: Why We Must Discuss the Strange and Supernatural,” Prophecy in the News, March 30, 2013, http://www.prophecyinthenews.com/the-dark-side-of-bible-prophecy/ 
[2] LA Marzulli, “On The Trail of the Nephilim! Review by Bob Ulrich!” April 26, 2013, http://lamarzulli.wordpress.com/2013/04/26/on-the-trail-of-the-nephilim-review-by-bob-ulrich/ 
[3] This suggestion can be found in a quote by Gary Stearman in his article “The Dark Side of Bible Prophecy,” that the Antichrist “must be something other than human … a semi-human creature spawned by the mysterious ‘they’ of Daniel’s earlier vision.”
[4] Chuck Missler speculates on these very things in his article “Post-Flood Nephilim,” http://www.khouse.org/articles/2003/462/. The reader is advised to read “Giants in the Old Testament” by Tim Chaffey, posted at Answers In Genesis, for a more scientific and biblically accurate account: http://www.answersingenesis.org/articles/aid/v7/n1/ot-giants
[5] Tim Chaffey, “Giants in the Old Testament,” http://www.answersingenesis.org/articles/aid/v7/n1/ot-giants. Also see the footnotes 6 through 9 directly below.
[6] Bodie Hodge, “Who Were the Nephilim? Genesis 6 and Numbers 13—a fresh look,” http://www.answersingenesis.org/articles/aid/v2/n1/who-were-the-nephilim
[7] Tim Chaffey, “Giants in the Old Testament,”
[8] To see the many distortions about giants, keeping in mind that this is highly questionable and unscholarly science, see http://genesis6giants.com/; http://gianthumanskeletons.blogspot.com; http://lamarzulli.wordpress.com/2012/09/, http://lamarzulli.wordpress.com/2013/03/27/nephilim-mounds-bob-ulrich-reviews-giants-hiding-in-plain-sight/. For fascinating biblical and anthropological information see: http://www.answersingenesis.org/articles/aid/v7/n1/ot-giants
[9] Dr. Todd Charles Wood, “Four Women, a Boat, and Lots of Kids,” http://www.answersingenesis.org/articles/am/v3/n2/four-women-boat-kids
[12] LA Marzulli, “On The Trail of the Nephilim! Review by Bob Ulrich!” April 26, 2013, http://lamarzulli.wordpress.com/2013/04/26/on-the-trail-of-the-nephilim-review-by-bob-ulrich/ 
[13] “The Serpent Seed & The Nephilim: Nephilim Eschatology, Part 2: A Crash Course in the Emerging Endtime Prophesy Heresy,” Herescope, July 21, 2012, http://herescope.blogspot.com/2012/07/the-serpent-seed-nephilim.html
[14] See: Gaylene Goodroad, “Nephilim Eschatology: A Crash Course in the Emerging
Endtime Prophecy Heresy Pt. 1: Nephilim-induced Human DNA Corruption,” Herescope, July 10, 2012; See: http://herescope.blogspot.com/2012/07/nephilim-eschatology.html.
[15] Thomas R. Horn, NewsWithViews.com, FORBIDDEN GATES (PART 18), “They Shall Mingle Themselves with the Seed of Men,” Nov. 11, 2010;  http://www.newswithviews.com/Horn/thomas154.htm.
[16] Gary Stearman, Prophecy in the News, “The Ghastly Truth about the Days of Noah,” reprinted in RaidersNewsUpdate, May 1, 2011; http://www.raidersnewsupdate.com/ghastlyufos.htm
[17] Thomas Horn, Pandemonium’s Engine, Ch 7, Douglas Hamp, “Man Becomming [sic] His Own God?”, Defender, Crane, MO, 2011, pg. 247. 
[18] Chuck Missler and Mark Eastman, Alien Encounters: the Secret Behind the UFO Phenomenon, Koinonia House, Coeur d’ Alene, 1997, pp. 204, 207. 
[19] I.D.E. Thomas, The Omega Conspiracy: Satan’s Last Assault on God’s Kingdom, Growth Publishing, Herndon, VA, 1986, pg. 99. Note: Thomas awarded author and publisher Tom Horn an honorary doctorate in 2007 (see bio on page 66 of Horn’s book, Pandemonium’s Engine). 
[20] Tom Horn credits I.D.E. Thomas with awarding him an honorary doctorate degree; Pandemonium’s Engine, pg. 66. 
[21] L.A. Marzulli blog article, “Fallen Angels – The Answer to the Mystery that is Ignored!” Feb. 27, 2012; http://lamarzulli.wordpress.com/2012/02/27/fallen-angels-the-answer-to-the-mystery-that-is-ignored/
[22] L.A. Marzulli received an honorary doctorate degree from Pacific International University, the same unaccredited online university where I.D.E. Thomas was a professor. See: http://www.lamarzulli.net/about_lynn_marzulli.htm,  http://baptistsearch.blogspot.com/2008/04/conspiracy-theory.html, and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific_International_University#Alumni
[23] Tom and Nita Horn, Forbidden Gates: How Genetics, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Synthetic Biology, Nanotechnology, and Human Enhancement Herald the Dawn of Techno-Dimensional Spiritual Warfare, Defender Publishing, Crane, MO 2010, Terry James, Foreward, pp. xi-xiii. 
[24] Stearman, “The Dark Side of Bible Prophecy,” Ibid.
[25] J.R. Church, “Mount Hermon: Gate of the Fallen Angels,”  
[26] Sharon K. Gilbert, “Dragon’s Breath,” http://raidersnewsupdate.com/pember9.htm
[27] J.R. Church, “Mount Hermon: Gate of the Fallen Angels,”  
[28] Tom Horn, Excerpted from Nephilim Stargates And The Return Of The Watchers,” http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/vida_alien/alien_watchers21.htm On the topic of alien abduction, which is a widely prevalent report in UFO lore, the prophecy men have previously written extensively.
[29] Tom Horn & Cris Putnam, “Incubi, Succubi, Daemons, and Elementals,” Part 6 of Exo-Vaticana. http://www.raidersnewsupdate.com/vaticana6.htm The reader should beware that much of this reading delves into horrific matters of the occult world, and those with tender or susceptible consciences and new believers should definitely NOT read this report. Sadly, this is not even remotely connected to the doctrine of Christ and His salvation.
[30] Description of Rob Skiba’s book Archon Invasion: The Rise, Fall and Return of the Nephilim (Volume 1)found on Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/Archon-Invasion-Rise-Return-Nephilim/dp/0985098171/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1367268815&sr=1-1   
[31] Exo-Vaticana: Petrus Romanus, Project L.U.C.I.F.E.R., and the Vatican's Astonishing Plan for the Arrival of an Alien Savior, Cris Putnam & Thomas Horn, Defender Publishing, Crane, MO, 2013, pp. 86-87. http://www.raidersnewsupdate.com/vaticana4.htm
[32] Ibid, p. 109.
[33] Ibid, http://www.raidersnewsupdate.com/vaticana4.htm. Note that we covered this "serpent seed" reptilian heresy in our Herescope post: http://herescope.blogspot.com/2012/07/the-serpent-seed-nephilim.html
[34] Several basic descriptions of this “seeding” teaching can be found on Wikipedia, which factually describes the various New Age cults that have proliferated around these teachings, including Ashtar Command and the Raelians. Much of this information was received by channeled demonic transmissions. See, for example, UFO religion, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UFO_religion, List of UFO religions, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_UFO_religions, Raelism, “http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raelians, Ashtar (exterrestrial being), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashtar_(extraterrestrial_being), and Erich von Daniken http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Von_Daniken
[35] See “Ancient Astronauts” for the many parallels: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_astronauts and also Erich von Daniken http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Von_Daniken
[36]  LA Marzulli, “On The Trail of the Nephilim! Review by Bob Ulrich!” April 26, 2013, http://lamarzulli.wordpress.com/2013/04/26/on-the-trail-of-the-nephilim-review-by-bob-ulrich/ 
[37] LA Marzulli, “On The Trail of the Nephilim! Review by Bob Ulrich!” April 26, 2013, http://lamarzulli.wordpress.com/2013/04/26/on-the-trail-of-the-nephilim-review-by-bob-ulrich/ 
[38] LA Marzulli, “The Coming Great Deception…. Wake Up!” April 12, 2013, http://lamarzulli.wordpress.com/2013/04/12/the-coming-great-deception-wake-up/.  Marzulli also writes that “It would appear there was another race of beings that predated what we would call Native Americans,” http://lamarzulli.wordpress.com/2013/04/30/on-the-trail-of-the-nephilim-chapter-2/ 
[39] Stearman, “The Dark Side of Bible Prophecy,” Ibid.
[40] Roger Patterson, Evolution Exposed, Chapter 10: The Origin of Humans,” http://www.answersingenesis.org/articles/ee/origin-of-humans
[41]  Jason Lisle, “Are ETs & UFOs Real? http://www.answersingenesis.org/articles/nab/are-ets-and-ufos-real
[42] Ken Ham, “Creation, Flood and Coming Fire,” http://www.answersingenesis.org/articles/cm/v8/n2/flood

*The Discernment Research Group that publishes the Herescope blog has been doing ongoing research and writing into the new paradigm prophecy movement that is emerging in the evangelical church. There are many previous articles on this topic. See the bottom of our 4/2/13 post "101 Questions about the Nephilim" for a list of previous posts.