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  • Who were the "sons of God" in Genesis 6?

    Though not dogmatic about the issue, I believe a case can be made that the "sons of God" refer to godly descendants of Adam, rather than fallen angels, and "daughters of men" to ungodly heathen women. The one question that most suggests the "sons" may have been supernatural is, "why would the union of ordinary godly men and ungodly women produce such extraordinary children?" After all, the union between godly and ungodly people today do not produce unusual offspring, so why would it have done so in ancient times?

    In that regard, a point often overlooked is that the Hebrew word NEPHIYL--translated "giants" in the KJV, actually extends far beyond the context of great physical size. Besides physical giants such as the sons of Anak, and Goliath and his brothers, the word NEPHIYL can also refer simply to men of great notoriety--"mental giants," or "larger-than-life personalities--usually in a negative context, such as a bully or tyrant. We're told that the children born to the sons of God and daughters of men became the "mighty ones" in the earth, "men of renown." The same Hebrew word for mighty ones, (GIBBOWR), is used to describe Noah's great grandson, Nimrod--the first great secular monarch named in the Bible:

    And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth.
    He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD. (Gen 10:8-9)

    From the text, we can conclude that there were strong, ungodly men before the Flood, just as Nimrod typified such individuals after the Flood. "There were giants in those days, and also after..." (Gen 6:4)

    So remarkable was the hunting prowess and charisma of this celebrated ruler, that his name became proverbial with great hunting skill--just as Einstein's name today is synonymous with scientific genius. ("That guy is a regular Einstein"). Yet, we should note carefully that the Hebrew word translated "before" in Gen 10:9, can mean against, or in opposition to. In that context, Nimrod can be seen as a rebellious figure, who opposed God and his purposes, leading the people of his kingdom away from God--both a catalyst and symbol of rebellious, ungodly mankind.

    Seeing that the common language of man was uniting man toward evil intent, God somehow divided human speech into separate languages, effectively dispersing mankind throughout the earth into separate nations, according to that group's tongue. He destroyed the unification of mankind because it was united against Him--rallying around the joint project of constructing the tower of Babel. This tower was meant to "reach unto heaven," intended to be a refuge from any future flood God might send. (This clearly demonstrates an ignorance of the ungodly of God's promise to never again send such a flood). The tower itself, by it's very intent, became a lasting symbol of man's rebellion against God.

    The Hebrew word nephiyl conveys the idea of being "cast down" or "fallen." This is used by some to suggest that the sons of God were fallen angels--which is reasonable and logical. But let's not forget the fallen spiritual condition of man--the result of choosing the same rebellion against God's authority that Satan and the fallen angels had: unsaved mankind and the rebellious angels share the same destiny because they share the same depraved, fallen nature. If we view the "sons of God" as the faithful people of God, in contrast to the ungodly majority upon the earth, it's not hard to see that term as denoting those descendants of Adam who remained faithful to God in the midst of ungodliness and the worship of false gods.

    In Genesis 4:25-26, we learn that, in the time of Adam's grandson Enos, people began to call themselves by the name of the Lord, apparently referring to the first organized congregation of the Lord. We can assume that, from that time until the Flood, the Lord had a small group that called themselves the Lord's people, and who lived holy, distinguishing themselves from the ungodliness around them--as do true saints today.
    Fast forward to the time immediately prior to the Flood: the descendants of Adam had multiplied greatly in number, nearly all choosing the path of Cain into unrighteousness and rebellion against God. We read that the whole world of that time was steeped in violence and wickedness, and grew worse with each generation.

    Now, let's suppose that, in the years preceding the Flood, even godly men began to fall away from God's precepts, and began to take multiple wives from among the beautiful but ungodly heathen women--perhaps painting their eyes and faces, and dressing in a provocative way, like ancient Jezebels. And suppose these men were lured farther away from God by the licentious pagan religions of these women and began to worship their false gods and godesses. Consider the "sons of God" marrying the "daughters of men" in that context: even those who once maintained the faith of Abel, Seth and Enoch, had abandoned God as a result of embracing the idolatrous practices of pagan wives. This would explain the bearing that intermarriage had on the increase of sin and corruption as implied in the text--without necessitating the involvement of angels, or any other supernatural being. This trend of ever-increasing corruption would certainly explain why God saw the world as hopelessly decadent, and a lost cause:

    God saw how corrupt the earth had become, for all the people on earth had corrupted their ways. So God said to Noah, "I am going to put an end to all people, for the earth is filled with violence because of them. I am surely going to destroy both them and the earth. (Gen 5:17-18 NIV)

    This same spiritual infidelity--which God equated to whoredom, would later be manifested repeatedly among the Hebrews. It was because of the danger of such corruption that God had forbidden His people to intermarry with the heathen nations, clearly warning them of the inevitable consequences (Deut 7:1-4). Their refusal to heed God's warnings eventually culminated in their going into Gentile captivity--Israel, into Assyria, and then Judah, into Babylon. Since they insisted on following after the gods of foreigners, God allowed them to fall under the oppressive yoke of foreigners. Indeed, it was the influence of pagan women that caused the spiritual downfall of Solomon. He foolishly sought to appease them by building structures for them to honor their false gods and goddesses--using the very wealth God had blessed him with!

    So then, a case can easily be made that the sons of God were not angels, but instead, godly men who had departed from the faith--accentuating the corruptible nature of man, and hastening the decision of God to "amputate" the ungodly members of humanity in order to preserve a godly seed from which he could prepare and train a people to receive His Redeemer. This people would eventually come out of Abraham, a direct descendant of Noah through Shem, born some 10 generations later--and possessing the same unwavering faith in God that Noah had.

    As far as physical giants suggesting angelic fatherhood, we might note that Robert Wadlow (1918-1940), was just one inch shy of being 9 feet tall--probably not much shorter than Goliath. Wadlow's uncommon size has been attributed to a pituitary gland disorder, and To my knowledge, neither he nor his father has ever been suspected of being anything other ordinary human beings. Additionally, it's not uncommon to see equally mortal men today, who stand 7 feet tall, or taller.

    So then, I think we can explain everything about Genesis 6 without the sons of God being supernatural beings. We cannot rule out the influence of malevolent spirits in the affairs of mankind (no pun intended), but with regard to the intermarriage and corruption described in Genesis 6, it seems unnecessary for angels to have fathered any children. Moreover, while open to debate, it seems unlikely that God would create eternally-existing spirits with unnecessary biological functions for physical procreation. At any rate, this issue has always been, and will no doubt continue to be, a matter of speculation and debate. And that's fine. Discussion and comparing views is how we learn.

    • zoe4me
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      Originally posted by teddyv
      Either the Masai or the Dutch, or both!
      That was the reason for Noah's Flood. It was to cleanse the earth of these half angel/ half human halfbreed offsprings. Possibility some of the DNA may have been in one of Noah's daughter-in-laws, but most of the DNA was destroyed by the flood.
      Every instance found in the Old Testament of the “sons ofGod” is referring to angels and never refers to the sonsof Adam. Sons of God is found a total of5 times in the Hebrew text; Genesis 6:2,6:4, Job 1:6, 2:1, 38:7. Now, sons of God in the New Testament mean a totaldifferent creature and still do not refer to the sons of Adam. Sons of God inthe Hebrew always, ALWAYS, refer to ANGELS.These quotes from the Dead Sea Scrolls prove without a doubt that Genesis 6 isspeaking about a group of 200 angels that were called the Watchers. Sons of Godin the New Testament Greek refer to only those created by God the father, notof the will of man, nor of flesh, but only those born of God. All other arecalled sons of Adam or Gentiles or heathens or sons of this world basicallysons of darkness, sons of the father of darkness, children of the devil. If youhave not been born again by the Lamb of God you are lost. Otherwise you wouldlknow that Jesus Christ is the only way to the Father, the God of Creation ofthis universe.

    • Rob Caldwell
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      Dear Elect and Righteous Ones, I write you to try and heal the damage that I did. I am so sorry for running you off. I am so sorry that you did not understand that I came to make a true friend in Christ. A friend that understood that we truly are, Only savable by Grace. That is what I came to solidify. I grabbed hold of my piece of wood as a drowning man. I found what I have been looking for. Peace with my and your God. Our I came to share a relationship as two men gathered together in Christ’s Name, our Redeemer. I came to strengthen and solidify your search for peace. I came to let you know that I truly “get it” and wanted to share that with you. He has given me the Comforter and that is all that has changed with me since last year. I didn’t know how to show the pure truth that I have been graciously shown, In me HE is showing that HE is pouring out HIS SPIRIT on ALL FLESH. My Friend, I didn’t come to make Your belief’s weakened or shaken. I came to show you WHY they were. I found this truth only in the pure gospel, THE BIBLE. I just wanted to show you “what pure gospel I am talking about”. I found out why in His Word, but it is the “how” that has set me truly free in life. Buddy, we have not been taught how to read His word. We read His Word like a man reads a man written book. Front to back, a series of stories from the first man until the last man, and chopped down the middle. Jew and Gentile. We got the grace because they wouldn’t take it. Please Listen, that was my problem. I wouldn’t TAKE it. I believed with my head, and I was trying to express that physically by obeying the laws with my deeds, or works. That is the whole problem, I was missing the 3rd and most important piece. Grace in my heart for myself. And, without that Grace in my heart for myself, I really couldn’t find Grace in my head and my hands for myself, much less anyone else, or my neighbor. I found my 3rd piece. My trinity, or God in me. Me, The Son, and The Father are now one. And nothing, or anyone will ever be able to shake that foundation. He awoke a Whale and I am trying to wake others, and that is the only reason I tried to reach out to you. I came to you out of this “love you as I love myself”, with only hope that you could start feeling the way I do about the “table in the presence of my enemies”. I was trying to find someone to eat with. That is what God has shown me in His Word. Christ wasn’t the only one speaking in parables. God ALWAYS speaks in parables. Please let me show you with the very beginning. With all that being said, I just ask that you pray to The Holy Spirit for guidance and wisdom that She gives freely to all that ask.

      Brothers and Sisters in Christ, the WHOLE BIBLE IS PARABLE. It is not just the creation of Man, it is the Creation of GODS MAN. The one that will eventually “REPLENISH THE EARTH”. The one that is in progress as we speak. When we don’t see this, we read it as a physical and not a spiritual book. This is the story of the physical and most IMPORTANTLY the SPIRITUAL history and future of GODS MANKIND. The WAY HE always wanted it. It is just not finished yet. We all know that. This has always been a story of Redemption. But it is also a story of a Redemption that won’t be freely taken without God’s help. It is the refinement that God talks about in the Bible. It is the Flood. It is the Israelites. It is the story of Our Redeemer, GOD. How He has always wanted to and WILL saved the WHOLE WORLD. Rejoice and be thankful to the point that you become the best Shepherd you can be. But with desire you can become a Whale who catches any fish he pleases. God WILL bless you if you read this. Just read it with an open heart, a humble and contrite heart. The one you had when you went to the altar the FIRST time. GOD BLESS.
      I surmise that FALLEN Man had to be here before God had something to redeem.
      In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. (Plural, everything is a plural meaning with the Bible. Spiritual and Physical. Remember, God uses terms a knucklehead can understand, “with understanding Grace”. This is also 1 complete sentence and God’s Word, thereby immutable and unchangeable. It has, Is, and Will Happen. Period. In the beginning, he COMPLETED the heaven and earth. Singular. Not Heavens and Earths. This doesn’t tell us that there is no “life” like we know “life” on other “planets”. It DOES tell us WE ARE UNIQUE, ONE OF A KIND. Both His Heaven and His Earth, Plural.)
      2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.( The Earth was HERE. We have always imagined this as a “ball” surrounded by a bigger “ball of water”. NO, everything was complete as said in VS.1, So, what was with out form and void? What was this darkness? It tells us. Darkness is the absence of…………LIGHT(TRUTH and GRACE, SPIRIT AND TRUTH). The absence of Light was on the face(The FACE in the Bible is always how God sees us and how we see ourselves, and others. How you are seen or perceived, What you look like to whom is looking at you. Your appearance, your FACE, of the DEEP(Heart of Man that was already building over in The Land of NOD) contrasted with “Mountain, Hills, of PRIDE”, or to the Pharisee or Preacher, The HIGH PLACES or City Gates. GODS High place or His HOLY Mountain, Spiritually, is the Heart after His Own that He sees in so many people besides David. If you think you have been a horrible Man of God, remember how much David needed God’s GRACE. I don’t say this to put down ANY man. PLEASE do not take it that way. If you do, I have some more books and chapters in the Bible for you to re-read. So, what happened next? The Holy Spirit(GRACE/LAW) of GOD moved upon the FACE of the WATERS. Water in the Bible is always spiritual. Sometimes God’s Spirit, sometimes mans spirit, rain from heaven good and bad sometimes. Sometimes rain fire (strong law, smiting fire), sometimes GREAT rain(Manna from Heaven/Grace/Holy Spirit). In this instance it’s like “And, I stood on the sands of the Ocean, and I saw a beast rise from the SEA . We understand THAT one, the rest we can’t see law/bad. This is the start of the BIRTH or The ORIGINAL GENESIS. The CONCEPTION. The Father, THE MOTHER, and look WHO is born in verse 3. PRAISE GOD
      3 And God said, Let( Continuously, Forever.) there be light: and there was light.(TRUTH/GRACE over the law. Without the LIGHT/GRACE we can not see the DARKNESS/LAW/SIN apart from GRACE. The light is a lamp unto our feet “the way we walk, or our deeds, or our GARMENTS, or FILTHY RAGS” and a light unto our path (THE WAY, TRUTH, AND LIFE THRU GRACE).
      4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
      5 And God called the light Day(JESUS), and the darkness he called Night(SATAN). And the evening and the morning(This is what GOD did on the first “day” notice it is NOT morning then evening, but evening that is always darkest before the dawn) were the first day.(This is why there is no literal Sun and Moon here.)
      6 And God said, Let(Continuously, Forever.) there be a firmament(A literal prophecy of a future PHYSICAL Heaven on Earth or Grace over Law) in the midst of the (MAN)waters, and let it divide the (GOOD)waters from the (BAD)waters.
      7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament (HELL, Sheol, Ghanna, Lake of Fire, etc. ITS ALL Seperation from GOD) from the waters which were above the firmament(HEAVEN): and it was so.
      8 And God called the firmament Heaven(Heaven on Earth). And the evening and the morning were the second day.(Still no sun and moon).
      9 And God said, Let(Continuously and forever.) the (GOOD)waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land(GOOD GROUND, GOOD CLAY) appear: and it was so.
      10 And God called the dry land Earth(When Jesus said, “IT IS FINISHED” he MEANT IT. GOD said that is enough of MY SPIRIT warring with MANS SPIRIT. IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE A MARRIAGE/GRACE/HEAVEN, not a DIVORCE/LAW/HELL. This EARTH (PLANET)is going no-where anytime soon. TRUST ME. The “LET” part is just not done “YET”. and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas(JEW and GENTILE): and God saw that it was good.
      11 And God said, Let (Continuously and Forever.)the earth bring forth grass,( Babes in Christ) the herb yielding seed, (Women or Mothers of GOD)and the fruit(of the spirit, GRACE) tree (TREE is used as different types of STRONG men in the Bible. Good and Bad. In this instance, GOOD STRONG MEN of GOD)yielding(Continuously and Forever.) fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, (Continuously and Forever.) upon the earth: and it was so.
      12 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
      13 And the evening and the morning were the third day. (Still no sun and moon)
      14 And God said, Let there be lights(Bright Shining TRUTH/GRACE) in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs(How MAN interprets things), and for seasons(Summer/GOOD Winter/BAD), and for days(good/bad), and years(good/bad):
      15 And let them be for lights (Truths both good(Righteousness and Unrighteousness) in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
      16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day(GRACE/JESUS), and the lesser light to rule the night: (LAW/SATAN) he made the stars also. (These include the stars that fall from Heaven/GRACE)
      17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,
      18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.
      19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day. (Now you have your sun and moon) lol.
      20 And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven. (Same thing, angels, demons, spirits. We keep wanting to deny that God made Satan. THIS is Satan’s purpose. SATAN doesn’t know that, HE is too proud to see this. He thinks he is actually fighting a battle. “For without God there is NOTHING that IS MADE”.)
      21 And God created great whales, (Adam, Noah, Moses, Luke, Paul, Billy Graham, ME AND YOU!! But, Also, Godless Men as well.) and every living creature that moveth, which the waters (MAN)brought forth abundantly(ALL TYPES OF MEN, and SPIRITS, GOOD and BAD. “For we do not fight flesh and blood. OR We do not fight each other and eat each others flesh with our Judgement. We fight spiritual warfare with the Cain’s, the Esau’s, and the Thief on the Cross, the bad ones), after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
      22 And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas,(ALL MAN) and let fowl multiply in the earth. (CONTINUOUSLY)
      23 And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
      24 And God said, Let (CONTINUOUSLY)the (GOOD and Perfect)earth bring forth the living creature (the creatures that can and will be able to eat of the tree of life, the ADAM, ABEL, JACOB, and of course, most perfect ONE, CHRIST and those GRACE SAVED)after his kind, cattle(The docile MILK producing Men of GOD), and creeping thing (those that just creep thru life, poor in spirit, still naked before GOD, they forget their joy easily), and beast (the almost untamable man, the bear, leopard, etc., this started then as well. Let him who understands, understand. This is the patience of the Saints.)of the earth after his kind: and it was so.
      25 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.
      26 And God said, Let(CONTINUOUSLY) us (This is Our Father and Our Mother, In Hebrew, SHE is called RUACH ha KODESH or The BREATH of GOD)make(SOMETHING STILL IN PROGRESS) (OUR)man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish(“Follow ME, and I will MAKE you fishers of men) of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
      27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. (Continuously. This is start of the whole world eventually becoming complete. He tells us this in many, many, places. Here are a couple. )
      28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish (Plenish AGAIN. Not understanding THIS WORD, makes us believe the Book of Genesis is the start of ALL FLESH)the earth, and subdue it (SUBJUGATION The root word in the middle is judgement. Saved by GRACE is subjugation. Saved by GRACE is “enemies are your footstool”): and have dominion (Reign with Christ)over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
      29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. (The MEAT comes AFTER the MILK)
      30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.(CONTINUASLY)
      31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.(notice WHAT DAY. 6, the number of man. IMPERFECT, not yet complete just yet. Why? NO REST. With the COMFORER/GRACE/HOLY SPIRT comes REST from the BLESSED ASSURANCE OF SALVATION.)
      GENESIS 2:1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
      2 And on the seventh day God ended his work (We forget that GOD IS TIME. PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE are all the same to HIM. HE writes the beginning from the END. THIS END IS REST for MAN, as well. The Earthly SABBATH has always been a day to do no work. That was not a punishment. HE knew we would start “collections of earthly treasures” and it would TAKE TIME AWAY FROM HIM. The SABBATH was and has always been 1 DAY set out of ALL our WEEK/LIFE to CUDDLE with GOD, To PRAISE HIM FOR HIS MERCY AND LOVE. Nothing more, nothing less.) which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. (GOD WILL HAVE HIS REST WITH HIS PEOPLE. IT IS HIS DAY. The DAY of The LORD, or CHRIST REIGN is HIS SABBATH. Two Thousand years for the Fathers/FAITH, Two Thousand years for the JEW/LAW, Two Thousand years for the GENTILE/GRACE, One Thousand years of REST. Pretty cool isn’t it. I truly am humbled and awed at God’s sovereign WILL.
      3 And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified itThe dictionary defines this word as
      to purify or free from sin: Sanctify your hearts.) because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.
      4 These are the generations (HOLY BLOODLINE)of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day(1=1000/1000=1) that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens,
      5 And every plant(REDEEMED MAN) of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb(REDEEMED WOMAN) of the field before it grew(Before CHRIST): for the LORD God had not caused it to rain(HOLY SPIRT/GRACE/MOTHER) upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground. (No Shepherds, No “brothers keepers”, No GRACE)
      6 But there went up a mist(Mans built-in LAW, come on people, we know when we have done something wrong, lol) from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.
      7 And the LORD God formed (REDEEMED MAN) man of the dust (insignificant humble, and contrite pieces) of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life(GRACE/LOVE/SALVATION); and man became a living soul. (Can you say, “Halleluiah”? )
      8 And the LORD God planted a garden(Wonderful Table full of blessings in the midst of mine enemies) eastward(Jerulalem) in Eden(Heaven on Earth); and there he put the man whom he had formed.
      9 And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree(Tall Faithful Men) that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life (GRACE/JESUS/LOVE) also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good(GRACE/SALVATION) and evil(LAW/SIN).
      10 And a river(of Grace and Redemption) went out of Eden(Heaven on Earth) to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads. (I will have to and say that this part is a little trickier. I do NOT claim to have all knowledge, or know anything except what my prayer and searching provide. He is still speaking thru The WORD, not out loud, but softly. I haven’t understood the river names. Or meaning in the names. I know that gold, silver, onyx have their own special characteristics that God uses to make points, but how they relate to the “story”, I am still searching in curiosity. What I do see, is 4. These are the four corners of the earth I think. If you place a square inside of a circle, you get 4 corners. When “dry land appear” is stated as the literal translation, IT WAS ONE PIECE OF LAND. This ONE piece was split or divided into 7 pieces (Hint: 7 Spirits of God, 7 Candlesticks, 7 Bowls, 7 Vials, 7 Woes) shortly after the Flood. THAT is an awesome parable as well. The darkness and light are the raven and dove. ROFL. )
      11 The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold;
      12 And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone.
      13 And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia.
      14 And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: that is it which goeth toward the east of Assyria(Hint: Read about The Assyrian in Isaiah, The very revived spirit of cain and esau. ). And the fourth river is Euphrates.
      15 And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. (SPREAD THE GOSPEL/GRACE/LOVE)
      16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: (Of the GOOD things in Life, This is why you should not forsake the assembling of the Saints. This is when you start becoming apart of a group of people that DO NOT Love GOD, you start getting your Clothing/Life Works Dirty.)
      17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good(GRACE/CLAY) and evil(LAW/IRON), thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. (SPIRITULY; If you will notice, The bad tree was there Before the “woman/herb/helpmeet/Holy Spirit)
      18 And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone(to Shepherd or to till the ground/Clay with His Own Understanding); I will make him an help meet for him.
      19 And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast(almost untamable man) of the field, and every fowl(We do not fight flesh and blood, but powers and pricipalities) of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.
      20 And Adam gave names to all cattle ( Zechariah 13:5 “ But he will say, ‘I am no prophet, I am a farmer; for a man taught me to keep cattle from my youth.’ 6 And one will say to him, ‘What are these wounds between your arms?’[a] Then he will answer, ‘Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.’) , and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.
      21 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; (Why did GOD use a rib instead of maybe a clavicle or Thighbone? The RIBS serves One Purpose alone, to protect your VITAL organs, specifically the Lungs which hold the Breath, and most importantly the HEART which is the clay for the Potter, and the wineskin for the new wine.)
      22 And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. (If you will notice, a WOMAN is use to describe Israel in The Lord’s words unto the prophets.)
      23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.
      24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. (Therefore shall man start being a Shepherd when he becomes a Man of God, and stops nursing the MILK.)
      25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed. (This is not NUDE, They saw that their works before the Lord as open before the Lord. They realized that there is nothing hidden before GOD. They were innocent because they had not realized what SIN was.)
      3 Now the serpent(Darkness/Evening/Night) was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? (He asked a question, and in that was the ultimate sin. He questioned the very Word of God. He put doubt and confusion into the Good Earb that brings forth more Good Herb. This was the downfall of Good Man which led the Iron/Law mixing with the Clay/Grace of a Believing Heart. He ALREADY had this knowledge, He wanted to destroy and corrupt this child-like faith of the Believer. Don’t worry ALL sin will pass back to him. Because of our child-like faith in the BELIEF in the HEART of God’s GRACE to us, that is what “sin being made a mockery of on the Cross” is.)
      2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: (Right here is when the Believer should have and should say; “No, that’s ok, got a good life and that real pretty LIFE/GRACE tree that we can always eat of. It’s real good, you want some? We eat it all the time.)
      3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. (And, Die we do. When we pray with the guilt and shame of things we will not lay down that keep us from God, our prayers are not of praise and thankfulness, instead we are so weighted down that our prayers eventually return to Salvation. We forget that we are already saved. We we do this WE ARE NOT SAVED. By FAITH are we justified, not of works/laws/garments lest any man should boast. )
      4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: (The LIE.)
      5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. (This was not just any lie about eating an apple and not dying. This LIE was actually TRUTH. Satan knew that God’s LOVE for HIS CREATION was always going to be greater than HIS JUDGMENT. He knew that men knew that, they could then complete the deeds of the Nicolaitans and turn GRACE into LACIVIOUSNESS. He knew that would give us license to do as we please, KNOWING GOD would not do anything if we died. You talk about DEVIOUS, THAT IS INSIDIOUS. That is why we have a right to hate the darkness and CALL to FIGHT it. That is when your eyes are opened to keeping the commandments and holding fast the witness of Christ to the world. When we will not lay down the things that HE HATES we can not come to Him in peace and acceptance like the Good Shepherd picture we have seen so many times up until the BEAST took over. We cannot come to HIM with open ears and eyes to do THE FATHERS WILL. You don’t see Bibles with markings and worn edges the way we used too. The OLD WAYS are definitely best for this reason, and this reason alone. The more we think we understand, the less we pick IT up. The more we start acting like the world, the less Godly we become. That is when we roam to and fro in our lives with bewilderment in our minds over why we can’t feel like a good Christian. That IMAGE we see in our hearts is the FACE that GOD see’s when HE see’s all things. Jesus shortened it to ONE commandment, “IF you LOVE ME, keep my commandments, Love God and Love Your NEIGHBOR as YOURSELF in your HEART”. The REST will follow. PRIDE won’t let us do that with our neighbor. When we can SEE GOD’S GRACE in our NEIGHBOR, then we can give till it hurts, knowing GOD WILL PROVIDE AND DIRECT IN ALL OF OUR WAYS.)
      6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. (She became drunk on it like Noah did. And, she didn’t want to be the only one like that. Pretty much the same reason “birds of feather, flock together”.)
      7 And the eyes of them both were opened, (Guilt and Shame from breaking the Law, ) and they knew that they were naked; (God saw their bad deeds.) and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons. (By good works they TRIED to make their garments white as snow.)
      8 And they heard the voice(They heard the Call that goes out to MANY, yet so FEW choose. They heard the CALL to come back to GOD. They heard the CALL to Get RIGHT with GOD. They heard the CALL to PREACH THE GOSPEL.) of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden. (They tried to mingle with the world and put on priestly garments and enlarged the look of these works and deeds.)
      9 And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? (This is the call in the heart of the Christian that tells them that the two or three hours in all of their week in which they actually worship and have a mind and heart to hear the word that we are supposed to live by just isn’t cutting it. He knows we are roaming to and fro. He knows we’re hiding in the trees.)
      10 And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.
      11 And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat? (God wanted him to repent/be sorry and ask for forgiveness and accept it. He wanted him to remember His first Love. Jesus The Way, The Truth, AND THE LIFE. He wanted him to come back to the Cross.)
      12 And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat. (This was a lie came out from pride. HE KNEW that tree was off limits. He wouldn’t accept responsibility for his actions. He wouldn’t say that He understood that he had Sinned and that He was forgiven, and was going to never do that again. )
      13 And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat. (Same LIE.)
      14 And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly (your belly gets you full.) shalt thou go, and dust (Small, insignificant, humble and contrite men seeking GOD.) shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:
      15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed(Bloodline/Incomplete men without God in their heart.) and her seed(Bloodline/Gospel); it shall bruise thy head(In Southern slang, “It’s gonna eat you up inside”), and thou shalt bruise his heel. (Heel is part of the foot/path/Way of Walking. It’s what we need the LAMP and LIGHT for, without it we go into the WIDE WAY OF HELL.)
      16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; (This is where all the people that have been slain for the gospel come in Spiritually, also this is the reason so many pastors can’t force someone to see the LIGHT.) in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee. (This is why people who truly are seeking The Lord/Salvation will keep that faith even until death. One thing ALL believers will be faced with when the Lord culls the unrighteous from the Earth on The Day of The LORD, will be the basic hope in their hearts of one thing. When they take that last breath, JESUS will be the main focus of their belief of what will happen after death. The Thief on the Cross. This IS the GOSPEL.)
      17 And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; (It is why we make being a Christian so hard and unattainable. We can’t till the heart of people ourselves. We NEED The Comforter to Help us with that. Without fully understanding Grace, our own judgment of people makes us not believe that we are tilling the ground. When we don’t see that Joy and Grace that people find right after “being saved”, we lose hope eventually. We stop giving them Milk. Me make them return as a beast of the field roaming to and fro. We lose HOPE, because they lose HOPE.)
      18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee(This is all the crap in the world that is anti-Gospel/GRACE/CHRIST. It is the cults that have taken so many souls since man was born. The false religeons, both pagan and Christian. YES, I SAID CHRISTIAN. For these reasons men will hate me. Let me be clear. These abominations of worship have been growing since man. If you take away the essence of the GRACE/GOSPEL, you get the LAW. We have latched onto one or two scriptures and MAN MADE a church. The Church of Christ has taken a purely physical element of the Gospel that was meant as ONE thing and made it LAW. Water Baptism; This is a physical sign of joining the Bride. It is you being placed as a footstool for CHRIST to REST His Feet on YOU before all flesh. That and that alone. It is a physical sign that has been made a YOKE of worship. Sorry, same thing with the musical instruments. Just because He didn’t tell you to PHYSICALLY worship this way, it was made LAW/ANTI-GRACE. It has kept more people from worshiping with thankfulness and true praise for their salvation, than it helped. That’s what worshiping in TRUTH and SPIRIT IS. Making a JOYFUL noise unto THE LORD with whatever you want. THAT is the EASY YOKE.); and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; (Now look at the Herb we have to eat. It is a horrible Herb. The Salt of the Earth has almost lost it’s flavor.)
      19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, (Same thing because we won’t EAT the DAILY BREAD/Manna from HEAVEN) till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return. (This basically says that if we do not repent/GRACE, We can not even see the TABLE the BREAD is on. Till we return to the GOOD GROUND/HEART. You can’t do that till you become the DUST/HUMBLE enough to ask and receive forgiveness/GRACE.)
      20 And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.
      21 Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them. (This is the first crucifixion/Blood Sacrifice. To cover the Sin God will always see that is always their. PRIDE, the root of ALL SIN and goeth before the fall. Too proud to search and read God’s Word and try to live by it. Too proud to tell your friends that; “those are not my ways, I serve GOD, but let me tell you about how good my life is because of that. LET ME SHOW YOU WHY I’M NOT AFRAID OF ANYTHING!”)
      First emailed version above August 24, 2012

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      Re: Article: Who were the "sons of God" in Genesis 6?

      Originally posted by zoe4me
      There are well documented archaeological evidence for the giant skulls, cone heads and giant skeletons. These are all over the museums in South America. To deny this just shows how much you don't really know! They were in our museums and now they have disappeared. Either you are binded by the father of lies himself or you are in the camp with those evolutionist. Are you an evolutionist that believe in monkey fairtales for adults and billions of years of nonsense rather than the 6 litteral days of creation which took place around 6,000 years ago? God made everything you can see around you. You must be in their camp. Do you honestly not know that the evolutionist control the media and filter out anything to do with the Genesis 6 giants. Why are they in fossils records all over the world and not here!

      They are not drooling but they are furious about these giants that are found and documented in the fossil record. These fossils mess up and disprove their Godless satanic theory. They have zero evidence for this dumb stupid theory. Evolution is a religion run by the state and evolutionist control the state. They believe in something by faith only and make up lies to support their theory. It is a sad day in America, because they control all public school books. The complete theory is based on lies, not science. They say there is still gaps in the theory because their needed fossil links have not developed yet. The whole stupid theory is ONE BIG GAP!!! Teddyv are you an evolutionist? It sure sounds like it, if you believe what they tell you is true. Evidence in the things you have written point toward this one thing. It is my responsibility to put for the truth. I am not responsible for making you believe in the truth. You will stand in the judgement and answer to God for every word you have spoken or written. But mainly what you have done with the Lamb of God.
      You know that one could not believe in the Nephilim as you see them and also not be an evolutionist, right? I mean, there's nothing inherently linking the two.
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