The Nephilim: Satan’s Fallen Angels
1 Now it came about, when men began to multiply on the face of the land, and daughters were born to them,
2 that the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves, whomever they chose.
3 Then the LORD said, “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, because he also is flesh; nevertheless his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.”
4 The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men, and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown. (Gen. 6:1-4 NAS)
About sixteen hundred years after God cast Adam and Eve out of Eden (Gen. 3:24), the earth’s population numbered in the billions. Earth geneticists were more advanced than today, focusing on manipulating the human genome to overcome God’s forbidding man immortality, his access to the tree of life (Gen. 3:22-23).
Two competing factions of Angels warred among men, the “Sons of Elohim” (01121 בֵּן ben 0430 אֱלֹהִים ‘elohiym) Watching from their heavenly realm labored to return man to God’s good graces, while Satan’s “Fallen Ones” (05303 נְפִלִים Nephilim) walked on the earth inspiring global rebellion against God.
At first it was thought human immortality could be achieved genetically, so they massively experimented with the peaceful herbivores God had created (Gen. 1:29), changing them into the violent versions frozen in time in today’s fossil record, created by the flood waters of Noah’s Day (Gen. 6:11-13).
Eventually scientists concluded immortality could only be achieved if they could seduce the immortal “Sons of God” into marrying human daughters, for they were unaffected by the Fall.
Therefore, men decided to produce porn 24/7 with the Nephilim, tempting “the Watchers” in their heavenly realm to take human wives. Eventually some of them left their rightful abode in heaven and sinned taking human wives as many as they desired. Their hybrid children were in fact immortal, considered “men of renown”, “God-human” Titans among their peers.
But Satan deceived man to do this, he cast his angels down from heaven to corrupt the human genome to prevent the “seed of the woman” from being born, the incarnation of God the Eternal Son in truly human flesh, via a virgin birth.
1 Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a garland of twelve stars.
2 Then being with child, she cried out in labor and in pain to give birth.
3 And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great, fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads.
4 His tail drew a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to give birth, to devour her Child as soon as it was born. (Rev. 12:1-4 NKJ)
The Nephilim will return in the end time, again promising man immortality, peace and safety (1 Thess. 5:3) from the global crisis’ overwhelming the earth (Rev. 6:1-8). A tsunami of satanic energy will fuel the strong delusion rebellion against God can succeed.
Contrary to most internet exposition, the Nephilim were contemporaries of the “sons of God”, not their hybrid children:
The Nephilim were on the earth in those days (and also after this) when the sons of God were having sexual relations with the daughters of humankind, who gave birth to their children. They were the mighty heroes of old, the famous men.( Genesis 6:4 NET)
To an unprejudiced mind, the words, as they stand, represent the Nephilim, who were on the earth in those days, as existing before the sons of God began to marry the daughters of men, and clearly distinguish them from the fruits of these marriages.-Keil, C. F., & Delitzsch, F. (1996). Commentary on the Old Testament (Vol. 1, p. 87). Peabody, MA: Hendrickson.
Literally, Nephilim is “fallen ones” (Young’s Literal). An Aramaic Targum gives their names, “Schamchazai and Uzziel, who fell from heaven, were on the earth in those days” (Gen. 6:4 PJE). From a misunderstanding of Numbers 13:33, the Greek Septuagint translates “Giants” in Genesis 6:4 and that eisegesis is followed by many modern translations. However, the cowardly spies were clearly exaggerating the size of the enemy by claiming “the descendants of Anak come from the Nephilim”.
Scripture says Arba is the father of Anak (Num. 13:33. Josh. 15:11) and was a “man” (0120 אָדָם ‘adam), not a Nephilim (Josh. 14:15). While it is correct the Anakim were larger in size than normal men (Num. 13:33. Deut. 2:10, 20-21; 9:2), Caleb defeating three of these sons of Anak (Josh. 15:14) contradicts the cowardly spies claim. The brief mention is the best rebuttal to the exaggeration of the spies. Genesis 7:21-23 emphasizes everyone outside the Ark died, therefore Nephilim refused re-entry into heaven died physically in the flood. Scripture shows these “spirits of demons” (Rev. 16:14) are imprisoned in the Abyss until released in the End Time (Rev. 9:1-11). Whether the Nephilim were giants is unknown. ”
“They were the mighty heroes of old, the famous men” probably refers to the ancient “Titans” found in Hurrian, Phoenician and Greek myth. (See Speiser, E. A. (2008). Genesis: Introduction, Translation, and Notes (Vol. 1, p. 46). New Haven; London: Yale University Press.)
Angels (Sons of God; Nephilim) are physical beings
In 1215 A.D. the Catholic Fourth Lateran Council reversed early Church belief declaring angels are incorporeal despite overwhelming scriptural evidence “There are also celestial bodies (4983 σῶμα soma) and terrestrial bodies (4983 σῶμα soma)” (1 Cor. 15:40 NKJ):
Σῶμα is not used elsewhere in Scripture to refer to inorganic entities. Also, the context here calls for a contrast between bodies for inhabitants of the earth and bodies for inhabitants of Heaven, the angels [EGT]. The correct contrast to ‘heavenly bodies’, if these referred to stars, would be ‘the earth’, not ‘earthly bodies’. Here the contrast is between the bodies of heavenly beings and the bodies of earthly beings [TNTC].”-Trail, R. (2008). An Exegetical Summary of 1 Corinthians 10–16 (2nd ed., p. 322). Dallas, TX: SIL International
It is surprising Protestants continue to propagate Catholic error till this day:
The clear pronouncement of Holy Scripture that the angels are spirits (pneumata; Matt. 8:16; 12:45. Luke 7:21; 8:2; 11:26. Acts 19:12; 23:8. Eph. 6:12. Heb. 1:14), who do not marry (Matt. 22:30), are immortal (Luke 20:35–36) and invisible (Col. 1:16), may be “legion” in a restricted space (Luke 8:30), and like spirits, have no flesh and bones (Luke 24:39).-Bavinck, H., Bolt, J., Vriend, J. (2004). Reformed Dogmatics: God and Creation (Vol. 2, p. 456). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic.
The argument is a massive hasty generalization fallacy that lumps into one basket Angels still corporeal in heaven (Rev. 12:7-9) and the “spirits of demons” (Rev. 16:14) who wander the earth desperately seeking corporeality possessing insects (2Kings 1:2), animals and men (Lk. 8:27-32; Compare “nakedness” 2 Cor. 5:2-4).
Whenever Scripture depicts angels eating and drinking (Gen. 18:8) cognitive dissonance hides the revelation, the text is veiled by a theory angels materialize physical forms when entering our realm. That theory is a massive violation of Occam’s razor, not a hint of its truth can be found in scripture. Rather than a change in corporeality, there is an “opening”, some kind of vortex or portal one must step through to traverse the realms:
12 Then he dreamed, and behold, a ladder was set up on the earth, and its top reached to heaven; and there the angels of God were ascending and descending on it…
17 And he was afraid and said, “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven!”(Gen. 28:12, 17 NKJ)
11 Then it happened, as they continued on and talked, that suddenly a chariot of fire appeared with horses of fire, and separated the two of them; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven. (2 Ki. 2:11 NKJ)
When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him. (Matt. 3:16 NKJ)
And He said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, hereafter you shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man.” (Jn. 1:51-2:1 NKJ)
After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven. And the first voice which I heard was like a trumpet speaking with me, saying, “Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place after this.” (Rev. 4:1 NKJ)
11 Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. (Rev. 19:11 NKJ)
Although the angel of the LORD was cloaked with invisibility when He stepped into our realm to sit under a tree, nothing suggests a change in corporeality:
11 Now the Angel of the LORD came and sat under the terebinth tree which was in Ophrah, which belonged to Joash the Abiezrite, while his son Gideon threshed wheat in the winepress, in order to hide it from the Midianites.
12 And the Angel of the LORD appeared to him, and said to him, “The LORD is with you, you mighty man of valor!” (Jdg. 6:11-12 NKJ)
Angels war among themselves (Jdg. 5:20; Dan. 10:13, 20; Rev. 12:7), use weapons to kill (2 Chron. 32:21), (Num. 22:23) and fly in ships (Ezek. 1:4) and travel in craft rolling on powered wheels (Ezek. 1:15-21). Spirits don’t do these things, physical beings do.
Our LORD sits in heaven in resurrected humanity (Heb. 8:1), how then can any Christian doubt one can be physical in heaven? Christ “stood in their midst” (John 20:19-20, 26-27) without passing through doors or walls like a spirit. To prove corporeality Christ commands they touch His body, declares He has flesh and bones and then even eats a fish (Luke 24:36-43). Can any Bible believer doubt its possible to be physical in heaven? No.
Nothing about New Jerusalem coming down from heaven suggests it is not an actual physical city. No doubt Angels built it (Rev. 21:10-27). If it were impossible Paul be in heaven physically, he would have known he was “out of his body” while in third heaven (1 Cor. 12:2, 4).
Jesus said angels in heaven don’t marry (Mat. 22:30), He did not say disobedient angels on earth can’t marry.
The hapax legomen λειτουργικὰ πνεύματα “ministering spirits” in Hebrews 1:14 does not contradict angels are physical. In context angelic nature is not being discussed, rather their subordination to the Son is the topic.
The figurative language employed to say angels are “fast as the wind, terrible as a consuming fire” against all who oppose God (Heb. 1:7) is being used in synecdoche, Hebrews 1:14 is referring the whole concept of them as “fast as the wind, terrible as a consuming fire” also when ministering to the heirs of salvation. It is elementary, if angels were immaterial spirits, then God would not need to “make them spirits” (Ps. 104:4. Heb. 1:7).
Paul referred to himself as a “Pharisee the son of a Pharisee” and declares he believes the same eschatology (Acts. 23:6-7). In that context a distinction is made between “a spirit or angel”, they are not the same thing.
6 But when Paul perceived that one part were Sadducees and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, “Men and brethren, I am a Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee; concerning the hope and resurrection of the dead I am being judged!”
7 And when he had said this, a dissension arose between the Pharisees and the Sadducees; and the assembly was divided.
8 For Sadducees say that there is no resurrection– and no angel or spirit; but the Pharisees confess both.
9 Then there arose a loud outcry. And the scribes of the Pharisees’ party arose and protested, saying, “We find no evil in this man; but if a spirit or an angel has spoken to him, let us not fight against God.” (Acts 23:6-9 NKJ)
Satanic disinformation has multiple races of Extraterrestrials, in different UFO craft visiting the earth. All is designed to deceive, prevent the elegant conclusion all are the fallen angels of Satan manifesting different forms to deceive. Short is their time, and they know it. Whether they appear as “Nordics” or “Reptilian” is immaterial, they all are Satan’s angels trying their best to deceive YOU.