I want your opnions on this biblical race of people!
Have you even heard of them?
Have you even heard of them?
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Yes, I have. They are the offspring of the "sons of God" and the "daughters of men" in Genesis. I personally believe that the sons of God there are fallen angels, but I have heard other interpretations as well.
So I assume that they where wiped out by the Great Flood that the Lord sent during thet ime of Noah.
Gen. 6:4 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.
I read one commentator that believed they may have been the cause, they were demonic beings who infected mankind with a particularly virulent and horrific form of sinfulness. Supposedly these demonic beings mated with human females because they wanted to insure that humans were destroyed by sin to prevent the Messiah's ascendency through the house of David.
Gen. 6:5 Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
6 The LORD was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart. 7The LORD said, "I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the land, from man to animals to creeping things and to birds of the sky; for I am sorry that I have made them."
So I assume that they where wiped out by the Great Flood that the Lord sent during the time of Noah.
The most humorous idea that I've heard about the Nephilim is that it is a "biblical proof" of an "alien race".:yoda:
You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God
Correct.Given the state of the world today, one wonders if the some of the fallen angels have not escaped from their quarantine, or have been released on purpose for the testing of this generation of humanity. It could be a coincidence, but perhaps not, that in the context of Jesus speaking about the time of the so called second coming, the timing is unknown but "The coming of the Son of Man will be like what happened in the days of Noah." Matthew 24:37.
I have a question for believers: can any of the nephilim be forgiven and saved from returning home to Tartarus if they seek forgivness for their sins like any human can ?
Is it the nephilim's fault that their original human DNA was tainted with celestral (angel) DNA ?
The flood wiped out the ones that were here at the time. But they came back and "mated" again i.e. Goliath was a Nephilim.