Days of Noah

Study by: Rob Skiba

All of history stands as a testament to a Great War between the One True God of Heaven and the false gods of this world. In this ultimate battle of Good vs Evil, the players are contending for the souls of men. Thus, it is a battle that God takes very seriously. Take the First Commandment for instance:

“Thou shalt have no other gods before me.”

If there is only one God, who are these other characters that God seems to be so concerned about? Remember, in Matthew 24:37 Jesus said, “As it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be at the coming of the Son of man.” I don’t think most people have really taken the time to pause and consider exactly what happened “in the days of Noah.” So, let’s go a little deeper and explore the gods – how they got here, who they were and what they did.

Shortly after the Fall of Man, in Genesis 3 God gave the first prophecy stating that Eve’s seed would crush the Devil’s head.

Then the LORD God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?”

The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”

So the LORD God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, “Cursed are you above all livestock and all wild animals! You will crawl on your belly and you will eat dust all the days of your life. And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring [seed] and hers; he will crush your head and you will strike his heel.”  – Genesis 3:13-15

So, the Devil essentially said, “Oh yeah? Well then I’m going to mess up her seed!” Thus, we have The Genesis Six Experiment.

When human beings began to increase in number on the earth and daughters were born to them, the sons of God saw that the daughters of humans were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose. Then the LORD said, “My Spirit will not contend with humans forever, for they are mortal; their days will be a hundred and twenty years.”

The Nephilimwere on the earth in those days—and also afterward—when the sons of God went to the daughters of humans

and had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown.

– Genesis 6:1-4  

According to the Book of Enoch, 200 of Lucifer’s Fallen Angels, (a class of beings called The Watchers) landed on Mt. Hermon in the days of Jared:

And it came to pass when the children of men had multiplied that in those days were born unto them beautiful and comely daughters. And the angels, the children of the heaven, saw and lusted after them, and said to one another: ‘Come, let us choose us wives from among the children of men and beget us children.’ And Semjâzâ, who was their leader, said unto them: ‘I fear ye will not indeed agree to do this deed, and I alone shall have to pay the penalty of a great sin.’ And they all answered him and said: ‘Let us all swear an oath, and all bind ourselves by mutual imprecations not to abandon this plan but to do this thing.’ Then sware they all together and bound themselves by mutual imprecations upon it. And they were in all two hundred; who descended in the days of Jared on the summit of Mount Hermon, and they called it Mount Hermon, because they had sworn and bound themselves by mutual imprecations upon it.    – Enoch Chapter 6:1-6

This event occurred sometime around the 9th Jubilee, approximately 450-500 years after Creation.

I’m a visual person by nature, so taking the scripture where we learn that a “day” to God is as a thousand years and a thousand years as a day, I have created a Biblical Timeline of Human History Chart (with each gray column representing a Jubilee – a period of 50 years). Since Genesis tells us that God created everything in 6 days and rested on the 7th, let’s assume that we have 6 thousand years (or 6 “God days”) for mankind to live out, followed by a 7th, which would be the thousand years known to prophecy students as the “Thousand Year (Millennial) Reign of Christ.”  Let’s just look at the first two “days” of human history.

 

The Nephilim had totally and utterly destroyed God’s “good” creation by the time of Noah. And looking at the chart above we can see how long they had to do so. Approximately 1,200 years! For more than an entire millennia, massive, extremely intelligent beings intermingled with the seed of men, corrupting them, the animals and even plants.

There were giants [Hebrew: Nephilim] in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown. And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.

But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD. These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God. And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.

And God said unto Noah, “The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.”– Genesis 6:4-13 

Genesis tells us that man was wicked and that every imagination of his heart was evil. This seems to imply that man imagined to corrupt the earth and all that lived on it – and he apparently did all that he imagined to do. Note that verses 11 and 12 say that the earth was also corrupt and that all flesh had corrupted his way. Man did that as a result of Watcher and Nephilim influence. Note what the Book of Jasher has to say about this:

And all the sons of men departed from the ways of the Lord in those days as they multiplied upon the face of the earth with sons and daughters, and they taught one another their evil practices and they continued sinning against the Lord. And every man made unto himself a god, and they robbed and plundered every man his neighbor as well as his relative, and they corrupted the earth, and the earth was filled with violence. And their judges and rulers [the Watchers] went to the daughters of men and took their wives by force from their husbands according to their choice, and the sons of men in those days took from the cattle of the earth, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the air, and taught the mixture of animals of one species with the other, in order therewith to provoke the Lord; and God saw the whole earth and it was corrupt, for all flesh had corrupted its ways upon earth, all men and all animals. And the Lord said, I will blot out man that I created from the face of the earth, yea from man to the birds of the air, together with cattle and beasts that are in the field for I repent that I made them.

And all men who walked in the ways of the Lord, died in those days, before the Lord brought the evil upon man which he had declared, for this was from the Lord, that they should not see the evil which the Lord spoke of concerning the sons of men.

And Noah found grace in the sight of the Lord, and the Lord chose him and his children to raise up seed from them upon the face of the whole earth.

– Jasher 4:16-21

 

and in the Book of Enoch:

And all the others together with them took unto themselves wives, and each chose for himself one, and they began to go in unto them and to defile themselves with them, and they taught them charms and enchantments, and the cutting of roots, and made them acquainted with plants. And they became pregnant, and they bare great giants, whose height was three thousand ells: Who consumed all the acquisitions of men. And when men could no longer sustain them, the giants turned against them and devoured mankind. And they began to sin against birds, and beasts, and reptiles, and fish, and to devour one another’s flesh, and drink the blood. Then the earth laid accusation against the lawless ones.” – Enoch 7:1-6

Revelation 12 repeatedly refers to Lucifer as a “serpent” and a “dragon” – in other words a reptile. The Fallen who followed him may have had similar attributes. Whether or not this is true, we see in multiple ancient accounts that the Watchers sinned against man, beast and the Earth itself. The result was giant offspring and horrific carnage. That being the case, I think that through these writings, we have just discovered the source of a lot of things found both in the fossil record – such as the dinosaurs – as well as in mythology – such as the many strange hybrid creatures we’ve all read about and seen in pictures and movies.

Let’s talk about the reptiles first. No one denies that dinosaurs existed. We have the bones to prove it. But Evolution says they existed millions of years before man. And yet, the Bible says that Creation began about six thousand years ago. So, how do we reconcile this? Were dinosaurs a part of the original Creation? Looking at the picture to the left, it is hard to imagine God creating something like that along with Adam and Eve and calling it “very good.” If that is true, and God did not create these terrible creatures, then who did? I believe the text above tells us who it was. The Watchers and their offspring.

These beings don’t have the ability to create life from nothing – only God can do that. But they do have the ability to manipulate and modify existing life. And this appears to be exactly what they did. I believe they tinkered with the existing DNA of reptiles to create others that were far more violent and destructive than those that God created. But wait. That implies that God created at least some of them.

Most Creationists believe that in the Beginning, a canopy of water surrounded the earth. They get this idea from the Bible:

Then God said, “Let there be a space between the waters, to separate the waters of the heavens from the waters of the earth.” And that is what happened. God made this space to separate the waters of the earth from the waters of the heavens. 8 God called the space “sky.” And evening passed and morning came, marking the second day. – Genesis 1:6-8 (NLT)

and

They deliberately forget that God made the heavens by the word of his command, and he brought the earth out from the water and surrounded it with water.  – 2 Peter 3:5

This would have created the effect a hyperbaric chamber. A pressurized, oxygen saturated environment. We know that lizards already grow to fit their environment (until they die). So, now imagine a lizard living in a pressurized, oxygen saturated environment for many hundreds of years (man lived to be nearly 1,000 years old). Such a creature could get very, very large. And this is what we find in the fossil record. In fact, nearly EVERYTHING we find in the fossil record is bigger – from plants to bugs, to mammals and of course reptiles. A hyperbaric chamber environment perfectly explains how that could happen.

As for what God did create, I believe He probably created massive, though docile, plant eating creatures like the Apatosaurus and I believe the Bible shows this to be true. But we must remember that the word “dinosaur” was not invented until the 1800s, so you won’t find it in the Bible.  But you will find other descriptions that certainly seem to fit:

“Look at Behemoth, which I made along with you and which feeds on grass like an ox. What strength it has in its loins, what power in the muscles of its belly! Its tail sways like a cedar; the sinews of its thighs are close-knit. Its bones are tubes of bronze, its limbs like rods of iron. It ranks first among the works of God, yet its Maker can approach it with his sword.”   – Job 40:15-19

Some modern translations like to change “behemoth” into “hippopotamus” or indicate in the footnotes that this may be what God was referring to there. I find that to be utterly ridiculous! A hippo!? Seriously? Ever see the tail of a hippo?

Don’t get me wrong, the hippopotamus is an impressive creature, but its tail hardly moves like a CEDAR TREE!!!! It does not fit the description of Job 40 any more than an elephant or any other land animal we currently know of. But Job 40:15-19 does very much fit the description of the typical long neck dinosaur. But notice, these feed on grass and plants. They are not the vicious meat eaters such as T-Rex. I believe that “breed” or “type” of dinosaur came about as the result of genetic manipulation on the part of the Watchers and Nephilim using existing lizards.

Therefore, only the “dinosaurs” that God created would have been preserved on Noah’s Ark. So, is there evidence of Post-Flood dinosaurs living with man? Yes! But not of the T-Rex type. Take this carving of a “Stegosaurus” found on a ancient Cambodian temple for instance.

Or what about this ancient rock carving from White River Canyon , Utah.

This image was found drawn by Anasazi Indians who had lived there from approximately 150 BC to 1200 AD. Note the man in the top left and a long neck dinosaur in the lower right. This certainly appears to be proof that man coexisted with dinosaurs.

Or what about this image found on a Mesopotamian cylinder seal dated at 3300 BC depicting long neck dinosaurs with their necks intertwined?

 

Even to this day, stories of such creatures living in remote areas of the world continue to surface from time to time. And then of course, there’s the “Loch Ness Monster” and other such creatures who pop up for the cameras every now and then. So, I believe there is abundant evidence that at least some of the many varieties of dinosaurs that existed were of God and therefore made it onto the Ark, thus surviving possibly even to this day, but certainly within the history of man.

 

But what about the other strange creatures that may have come from genetic tampering? Greek mythology is literally loaded with animal-human hybrids such as the Centaurs, Minotaurs, Satyrs, etc.. And creatures like Pegasus, Griffins and Unicorns are also found throughout the mythology of ancient cultures. But the Hebrews apparently saw some of these creatures too. In fact, the Book of Jasher records an incident where a man is out looking for his heifer and he comes across a half-man-half-animal creature, one that we might think of as a Satyr:

 

And it was one day that Zepho lost a young heifer, and he went to seek it, and he heard it lowing round about the mountain. And Zepho went and he saw and behold there was a large cave at the bottom of the mountain, and there was a great stone there at the entrance of the cave, and Zepho split the stone and he came into the cave and he looked and behold, a large animal was devouring the ox; from the middle upward it resembled a man, and from the middle downward it resembled an animal, and Zepho rose up against the animal and slew it with his swords. –   Jasher 61:14-15

So, did they actually exist? I believe they did. This text is written very “matter of fact” – meaning, not a lot of attention is given to it other that what is written. That is what the man saw. Next. But is there also Biblical proof of such hybrids? Yes! In fact, Satyrs make two appearances in the Bible:

But wild beasts of the desert shall lie there; and their houses shall be full of doleful creatures; and owls shall dwell there, and satyrs shall dance there.   – Isaiah 13:21 

and

The wild beasts of the desert shall also meet with the wild beasts of the island, and the satyr shall cry to his fellow; the screech owl also shall rest there, and find for herself a place of rest.   – Isaiah 34:14

 

The Bible also mentions the Unicorn in numerous places:

 

  1. Numbers 23:22
    God brought them out of Egypt; he hath as it were the strength of an unicorn.
  2. Numbers 24:8
    God brought him forth out of Egypt; he hath as it were the strength of an unicorn: he shall eat up the nations his enemies, and shall break their bones, and pierce them through with his arrows.
  3. Deuteronomy 33:17
    His glory is like the firstling of his bullock, and his horns are like the horns of unicorns: with them he shall push the people together to the ends of the earth: and they are the ten thousands of Ephraim, and they are the thousands of Manasseh.
  4. Job 39:9
    Will the unicorn be willing to serve thee, or abide by thy crib?
  5. Job 39:10
    Canst thou bind the unicorn with his band in the furrow? or will he harrow the valleys after thee?
  6. Psalm 22:21
    Save me from the lion’s mouth: for thou hast heard me from the horns of the unicorns.
  7. Psalm 29:6
    He maketh them also to skip like a calf; Lebanon and Sirion like a young unicorn.
  8. Psalm 92:10
    But my horn shalt thou exalt like the horn of an unicorn: I shall be anointed with fresh oil.
  9. Isaiah 34:7
    And the unicorns shall come down with them, and the bullocks with the bulls; and their land shall be soaked with blood, and their dust made fat with fatness

Dragons have even found their way into the Bible too! A simple search on biblegateway.com pulled up 34 references – such as:

And thorns shall come up in her palaces, nettles and brambles in the fortresses thereof: and it shall be an habitation of dragons, and a court for owls. – Isaiah 34:13

What I find interesting about all of the above passages taken from Isaiah concerning satyrs and dragons is that they are connected both to Babylon and to the “Day of the Lord” which represents the Last Days. So, could it be that we will see these creatures again? Recall again the words of Jesus in Matthew 24:37:

“As it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be at the coming of the Son of man.”

Noah lived for 950 years – 600 years prior to the Flood and 350 years after it. So, as we are now seeing, the “days of Noah” were filled with all sorts of strange and terrifying creatures. In those days, God’s “very good” creation was corrupted by man and Fallen Angel (Watchers).

Today, modern science is doing the exact same thing! Manipulating, distorting and corrupting God’s “very good” Creation. Scientists started by creating genetically modified food. And now they are working on splicing genes between animals, humans and plants. Already, we have:

  • rats with human brains
  • sheep with human hearts – 15% human-animal chimera
  • rabbit eggs fused with human cells
  • pigs with human blood
  • tomatoes mixed with flounders
  • firefly genes mixed with tobacco plants = glow in the dark plants

And that’s just to name a few.

The implications of this type of science are indeed terrifying:

SEE ALSO: http://youtu.be/1zOWYj59BXI to understand the giant animals often found in the fossile record!

This sort of thing has been going on for quite some time now. For example, here we have a mouse with a human ear growing out of its back. I suppose that will be helpful to a burn victim or someone who has lost an ear. And we know that faulty human heart valves are routinely replaced with ones taken from cows and pigs. But those kinds of surgery turn the recipient into a human-animal chimera.

Hybrids are already among us and this sort of thing is widely accepted today. So, do these types of creatures represent something we should be getting used to seeing around in the near future?

How tempting do you think it is for the military to create Super-Soldiers? Men that can run like horses, hunt like tigers, see like eagles, hear like dogs. And why stop there? What if a man could have the radar of a bat or the sonar of a dolphin? Think I’m kidding? Think again. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has plans for an Extended Performance War Fighter that is nothing short of shocking. Like something out of a sci-fi series. Make no mistake, Transhumanism is here and it’s here to stay. Look at what Nick Bostrom (Director of the Future of Humanity Institute, Oxford University) has to say about this:

Transhumanists view human nature as a work-in-progress, a half-baked beginning that we can learn to remold in desirable ways. Current humanity need not be the endpoint of evolution. Transhumanists hope that by responsible use of science, technology, and other rational means we shall eventually manage to become posthuman, beings with vastly greater capacities than present human beings have.

This is an issue that we simply cannot afford to ignore. The lines are very quickly going to become blurred. Soon, “normal humans” will be replaced by “super-humans” that will be so far advanced that they would be considered gods by comparison. Through Transhumanism, we have been and are creating animal-human hybrids, just like the Watchers and Nephilim did in the days of Noah! But God said that every thing should reproduce after its own kind.

Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” And it was so. The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the third day.

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And God said, “Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky.” So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living thing with which the water teems and that moves about in it, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the fifth day.

And God said, “Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: the livestock, the creatures that move along the ground, and the wild animals, each according to its kind.” And it was so. God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.

Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”

God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day.       – Genesis 1:11-13 & 1:20-31

God created everything and commanded that it reproduce after its own kind. We see this in nature. Apple trees don’t naturally produce anything but apples. Dogs don’t produce cats and fish don’t mate with birds. All have a place and a purpose, but they are to remain and operate in the original plan of God that was tailored to them. That is what He deems, “very good.” The problem comes when we deviate from that plan.

Before I continue, I’d like to write a little bit about the THEORY of Evolution. We must remember it is and always has been just a theory. Nothing has proven that it is true. In fact, the more science advances, the less likely and plausible the whole theory is proving to be.

I remember sitting in my 5th Grade class and naively raising my hand and asking the teacher, “If we came from monkeys, why are there still monkeys?” I have never received a good answer to that question, even to this day. In fact, I find it astonishing that otherwise brilliant individuals can actually believe the total non-sense that is Evolution.

None of it makes any logical sense if you stop to actually think about it.

Evolutionists say that billions of years ago an infinitely small, highly condensed dot called the “singularity” exploded and everything that exists came out of it.  Seriously? Who created the dot?? And since when does an explosion create anything so orderly and complex as this amazing universe – or one single strand of DNA?

According to the Theory of Evolution, lightning activated amino-slime became DNA that turned into a single-cell organism. That ONE organism floated to the bottom of the primordial ocean floor. What did it eat? I don’t know, but eventually, it got sick of sitting there so it jumped up and evolved into a fish! What did the fish eat? I mean, it was SUCH a MIRACLE that one lighting bolt created life from non-living material in the first place, now you’re going to tell me that the same thing happened again so that these creatures can eat? But once it eats, then what? You only had one!

Just go back and start asking yourself these types of questions anytime you hear or read anything about evolution, and you will quickly realize how ridiculous the whole thing really is. But let’s continue…

So that fish supposedly swam around for millions of years. How did it live that long? It didn’t? It mated and produced offspring? Mated with who? Oh, wow, more miracles needed! OK. Go on. Then one day it decided to see what land was like. Do fish really think like that? So, it evolved legs out of fins and walked onto the land! How did it breath? Oh the gills magically disappeared and the fish went from breathing water to breathing air. Hmmmm. OK.

Once on land, over millions of years it grew from a tiny lizard-like creature into the giant T-Rex! Wow! Cool! Then as a result of comets and climate change, T-Rex eventually evolved into a bird. What!??? A bird??? Yep. A bird.

So let me get this straight. A fish got tired of water and climbed out on land and grew into a dinosaur. Then those massive land reptiles got sick of the land and shed their scales for feathers, jumped up and started to fly, turning themselves into tiny birds? And that’s science???

As “crazy” as it may seem, I think the Biblical Creation Model makes a whole lot more sense. But that’s just me. I suppose we could argue and debate all day long about origins and the fossil record. However, we can not ignore what is happening in science labs today. The fact is, scientists are blending species. Breaking the sound barrier was one thing. But if ancient history has anything to say about it, breaking the species barrier can lead to nothing but bad news.

Once these things become introduced into society, what’s going to happen when they start to intermingle with “normal” people like in the movie Splice? In a very short period of time, man will cease to be man and will become something entirely different. A new creature. A hybrid. A god. And what use does a god have with God?

The Watchers, Nephilim and men of Noah’s day violated the command that everything should reproduce after its own kind and look what happened. The scientists of our day are doing the same thing now. So, what do you suppose the consequences will be?

It would seem that we are seeing the fulfillment of Jesus’ prophecy concerning the Last Days playing out perfectly. If we are already seeing evidence that creatures such as those found in “mythology” are going to return – or in fact may already be here – does that also mean the Nephilim (offspring of the Fallen Angels) will be returning as well? I will address that question more in depth in the upcoming blog appropriately titled, “The Return of the Nephilim.” But for now, let’s look and see if these beings were ever really here to begin with.

Genesis 6:4 says that the (Nephilim) giants were the “heroes of old, the great men of renown.” If we are to take the Bible literally and compare it to the Book of Enoch (which used to be part of the Bible!), I think it is very reasonable to assume that what we are seeing here is the creation of what the Greeks called, the “Titans” – the master race of gods (that Zeus and his Olympians later overthrew). But is there evidence that these beings actually walked the earth? Yes. I believe there is abundant evidence!

 

This History Channel has run two seasons worth of episodes of a series called Ancient Aliens. In that series, they explore the numerous remains of massive structures all around the planet that defy all attempts at modern duplication or explanation as to how they were built. They talk about the Nazca Lines in Peru (pictured above). The top of an entire mountain range has been sheered off – completely level – and what appears to be an elaborate system of runways and other designs are carved on its surface – viewable only from the air. They discuss the ruins of Puma Punku, Tiwanaku and Machu Picchu, the Mayan and Egyptian pyramids and all sorts of other amazing structures all around the world. Their conclusion? Aliens must have done it. But is there another explanation?

We think we are so highly advanced today with all of our technology, but I believe we PALE in comparison to the world before the Flood. If Adam was a perfect man, created in the image of God, then MAN was extremely intelligent and capable of amazing accomplishments on his own. According to the Bible, early man also lived nearly a thousand years. Just imagine how knowledge could build upon knowledge and accumulate in that scenario. Imagine Socrates, Plato, Newton, Galileo, Copernicus, Einstein, Hawkings and other great intellects all living at the same time, sharing theories and working out complex math together! What could they accomplish as a team? Now combine those attributes with the introduction of an ANGEL’S wisdom, strength and power and we can scarcely imagine what was going on in the Pre-Flood World!

Working under the assumption that these angel-human-hybrid creatures were HIGHLY advanced, extremely large and very powerful, it’s not hard to imagine how legends of super advanced civilizations like Atlantis could have come into being. It’s also not hard to figure out who built the pyramids and other colossal structures around the world either – structures that we STILL can’t figure out how were built even to this day.

It is only through the flawed reasoning of Evolution that we look back at the past and can only come to the conclusion that aliens must have built these massive structures. Remember, that theory assumes that man arose out of slime as a separate branch of creatures (apart from those of the dinosaurs) that eventually achieved the pinnacle status of an evolved 21st Century Homo-Sapien – a being so smart that he destroys his own health, food, water and air supply and thinks he came from monkeys! Please. We are clearly on the bottom, tail end of the Bell Curve, not the top! We have to “change the way we think” about man if we want to understand the past. If we can grasp that man was once perfect – a creature made in the image of God, with 100% use of his brain, then everything changes when looking at ancient civilizations.

Christians believe in their religion because they have proof that Yeshua (Jesus) walked this earth and did what He did. Muslims believe in theirs for the same reasons concerning Mohammed. The Jews believe in their religion because of the testimony of their prophets and teachers going all the way back to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Moses. Buddhists can trace their faith back to Gau-Ta-Ma (Sakya Muni) the Buddha that walked this earth around 550BC. But all we have for evidence regarding Buddha, the Hebrew Patriarchs, Mohammed and Yeshua are PAPER documents that these great individuals either wrote themselves or that others later wrote about them. And people all around the world strongly believe in these religions because of those sacred documents.

 

And yet, when it comes to the Greek gods, we have the remains of MASSIVE temples and statues all around the world that stand as stone testaments to their existence as well as collections of paper documents and yet we write off that religion as myth and fanciful story telling. I think that is a gross mistake. And the ironic thing is, Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Buddhist texts are not studied in public schools, yet every student has to read the classic Greek myth literature! Doesn’t that strike you as a bit odd?

 

The fact that at some point in the distant past, giant, super-humans walked this planet and built super-structures is indisputable. Therefore, I believe there is abundant proof that the gods did indeed walk amongst us. So, who were they?

For the purpose of illustration, I’m going to use the “family tree” of the Greek gods, but if you look at nearly any other culture’s myths concerning the gods, you will see similar patterns. They each have “classes of gods” that start with what I will call the Ultimate Source Tier, then there is a Top Tier, followed by a Middle Tier of gods who rule over and intermingle with men to create yet another class called the Final Tier and/or Demi-god Tier. This last class usually contains the god-men (the heroes of old) who are later generation hybrids.

Note: I will consider the Final Tier and Demi-god Tier to be on the same “level” though as we move forward in exploring these ideas, as both are ultimately the children of the tier above them – one considered immortal, the other mortal. For instance, both Apollo (immortal) and Hercules (mortal) are considered sons of Zeus (Middle Tier).

 

In the case of the Greek god family tree, we have the following breakdown:

In this example we see the Ultimate Source Tier gods are Gaia and Uranus. They produced the Top Tier gods known as the Titans, who produced the Middle Tier gods known as the Olympians. This tier of gods revolted against the Top Tier and Zeus became the ruler of the gods from that point on. Zeus is well known for his many passionate, sexual adventures both with his peer goddesses as well as with human women, thus creating both the Final Tier of gods such as Apollo and Artemis as well as the Demi-god Tier of (mortal) hybrids such as Hercules and Perseus.

I believe what we are looking at here is an amalgamation of truth combined with the fancy story-telling of people like Hesiod and Homer who lived about the same time as (or shortly after) King Solomon (circa 950BC-907BC). These ancient writers did their best to describe the origin and history of the Greek gods and people who worshipped and feared them. I believe they were trying to reason out from a Greek perspective what the Torah, Tanuch and the books of Enoch and Jasher had already recorded from a Hebrew perspective.

Looking at the genealogy chart above from a Hebrew perspective, we might conclude that:

  • Source Tier = God (as the Trinity) who created Heaven and Earth

 

  • Top Tier (Titans) = probably the Watcher parents of the first generation, Pre-Flood Nephilim gods
    • According to Enoch, these were punished by God and buried until an appointed time in the future when they will be released again (after 70 generations). [We’ll deal with this more later.]
    • In Greek mythology, they were banished by Zeus to the prison level of Hades known as Tartarus
    • In both cases, I believe we  can assume these are those currently being “held in chains of darkness”

 

  • Middle Tier (Olympians) = the Nephilim gods that came about both before and after the Flood (Gen. 6:1-4)
    • In the case of the Pre-Flood Nephilim, I believe their physical bodies were destroyed by water. However, since they don’t belong in Heaven as angel spirits, and they are corrupted human spirits (that God never intended to exist), I believe these became the Raphaim – the disembodied spirits of the Nephilm that Enoch records as becoming known as “unclean spirits” or the “demons” of the Bible (and today).
    • These are those who always seek a physical host body to inhabit (or “possess”).
    • As for the Post-Flood Nephilim that Genesis 6:4 states existed “after that”, remember Ham’s grandson, Caphtor was the son of Mizriam (Egypt) and the father of the (giant) Philistines. (See Genesis 10:14, Jeremiah 47:4, Amos 9:7) He was also the one who settled Crete – the place where all of Greek mythology originated. I believe the Greek Olympians fit this category of Nephilim gods. They came into existence not by direct angelic (ie Watcher) interaction, but rather through the gene pool of Noah’s son, Ham.
      • Zeus may be an exception here because I believe he is actually Satan himself – or at least a physical manifestation of him. We will explore this idea further shortly.

     

    • Final Tier/ Demi-gods = People like Nimrod, who is represented in this case, both by Dionysus and Apollo (which some contend represent two different sides of deity, expressed as two) and Nephilim/Gibborim (giant) hybrids such as Og of Bashan, the sons of Anak, Goliath and his brothers.

    We have to understand the context in which the Bible was written. It was written by Hebrews for Hebrews in a Hebrew context. God chose a very specific group of people to represent Him on this earth. But this ONE, tiny group of people, later known as the Jews stood alone on a planet dominated by hundreds of other people groups, who each had their own gods that they worshipped. And that is the context in which the Bible was written. Truth against lie. Freedom over bondage. Hope verses hopelessness. God against the gods.

    The three dominant groups of ideology the Hebrews had to contend with were Sumerian (which became that of the Assyrians/Babylonians), Egyptian and Greek/Roman. I lumped the Romans in with the Greeks because they shared many of the same deities (just calling them by different names – Zeus=Jupiter, Hermes=Mercury, etc.) Yes, there were others too, but in terms of dealing with the “battle of the gods,” (in my opinion) those were by far the biggest ones the Hebrews had to contend with.

     

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