This morning I saw this post by the sister over at the Christians Awake 2 NWO blog, and listened to the linked sermon by Bro. David Vallance at Temple Baptist Church in Knoxville, TN. This is Pastor Charles Lawson’s church, I listen to him often and have posted his videos on here as well.
Honestly, this is a topic that seems to go every which way – re: Genesis 6:1-4. For those who are not aware, there exists a huge debate in this area – that the “sons of God” are a) fallen angels, b) men or c) specifically Sethites, of the lineage of Seth (Gen. 4:25). There was a time I thought I had it settled that it must be fallen angels referred to as the “sons of God”, but I’ve since come across plenty reliable information that may show it’s just plain men. My own pastor believes it to be men, he has some valid points, this is one of those areas I’m just not sure about. So these are just my thoughts for what it is worth. (which is not much lol)
1 And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them.
2 That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.
3 And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.
4 There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came into unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.
I had really stopped even exploring this issue for the past couple of years until recently, I’ve had a bit of a renewed interest. Personally for me, a fallen angels scenario would make much more sense if you look deep at this issue from a historical, mythological AND a Biblical futuristic sense. But I don’t trust myself all that much (haha), so I certainly am not going to go with my own emotions on this one.
I remember buying the book of Josephus’ histories a 3-4 years back, and noting that the fallen angels viewpoint was the viewpoint that the ancient Jews believed, so that must be true, right? Maybe. However, there is a segment of Judaism that is still steeped deeply in the Babylonian religion through the use of the Kabbalah and other books, and quite honestly there is a part of me that gets a little bit nervous about that. Those books are based on Babylonian witchcraft, and not the real God Jehovah of the Bible. This issue is truly a giant rabbit hole.
Another thing, all the “fallen angel proponents” argue that the Book of Enoch says it’s true so it must be. Enoch is NOT canonical, and there are also doubts to it’s timing, and that it was not written by Enoch himself. At best it is historical. I’ve heard people tell me the Catholic church took it out to hide the truth, I don’t believe that either. I’m by no means supporting the Catholic Bible, but the King James Bible does not include Enoch. The 1611 KJV is God’s perfect Word in the English language. I firmly believe if God meant for Enoch to be in the Bible, He would have. Not that we shouldn’t study history, etc., but Scripture speaks for itself without any outside help.
If God said He’d keep his words pure, He surely did. We have dozens of Bible versions, from corrupted Alexandrian based texts, and most people don’t even know there in issue with them. Here is a great page for more info on that, if you are interested.
6 The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.
7 Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.
So going back to use of the Kabbalah in Judaism, I have read that there are parts of at least the Third Book of Enoch that are HEAVY in Kabbalah based witchcraft….frankly that has been enough to keep me away from it. I also believe there is a list of demonic names towards the end of the third book of Enoch. I believe if the Lord wanted us to know the devils’ particular names, he would have included it in the Bible. I’m not a superstitious person, but the rational part of me thinks it might not be good to go around using devil names, and that I probably don’t even need to know them. So, truth be told, I have the Book of Enoch on my shelf, I’ve never read it, I’ve never felt led to and moreso led to stay away from it. No other explanation for that. Sorry. That’s all I’ve got.
And if it is NOT fallen angels, if it is only men, why are there groups of people that are working so hard to dispense that viewpoint? As a future deception? I don’t know, but I’ll tell you what, I do tend to think these things through pretty thoroughly and I don’t care to get caught up in large scale deception either (I’ve had plenty of “small scale deception” lol, as have most.). Scenarios where these creatures supposedly return to help us “evolve to a better state” are also prevalent through Freemasonry, Theosophical and New Age beliefs and many other false religions. That is such a broad topic, I started to type more and decided against it. Not today.
Anyhow, I’ll post the video from Bro. Vallance. There was a time I wouldn’t touch this issue with a ten foot pole, but I honestly thought he made such good points, I needed to share this. I don’t need to quote all the other supporting Scripture of a “fallen angel” viewpoint, Bro. Vallance does a fine job of that in this sermon.
As with anything, don’t take my word for it. Clearly I’m no “nephilim expert”. If the Lord so leads you, research on your own.
I’m also going to post a couple of other thoughts against “fallen angel” theory, just to be balanced, here, here and here, from a couple of my favorite blogs. It’s worth prayer and consideration, and of course, serious discernment. There are alot of false teachers who heavily promote the “nephilim/alien” stuff (some mentioned in the above posts), and there is alot of junk past that a person can get sucked into if they aren’t careful and remain grounded in God’s Word. I can only speak for myself when I say that it is very easy to let my flesh decide something is exciting, and want to know more simply because I’m nosy (lol) and not because God actually wants me to know it. That doesn’t make it true, it just means I need to be way more careful.