Yes, there were giants in the earth in those days (Gen 6:4).
God's Word is true and it's history sure.
Hopefully by now you have checked out some of the physical
evidences of the existence of giants,
like Easter Island and Bashan.
If you haven't, make it a priority to do so, else how
can you speak boldly and authoritatively to the unlearned
or the scoffer who laughs at such "utter nonsense".
They are quicker to believe the Encyclopedia Britannica than the Word of God!
In our last study we were discussing the sons of God,
the "fallen angels",
who left their first estate (Jude 6), i.e. their place in heaven,
came to earth and married (seduced) the daughters of Adam.
That intermarrying between angel and flesh woman produced hybrids, giants, mighty men, men of renown (Gen 6:4).
Our Father would soon bring about the Great Deluge
to rid the earth of these giants and their perversion.
As for those sons of God who did this, "they are history",
"archive material", "clean out your locker", i.e.
finished, as in going to perish at judgment.
Both Jude and Peter document it.
And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.
2 Peter 2:4-5
For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;
 And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;
Let's continue in this fascinating Book of Genesis with chapter 6, verse 5:
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.
It was because they were under the
influence of supernatural beings, the sons of God, the fallen angels,
whose offspring we just read in verse 4 were men of renown, i.e. superstars.
Look around in today's society and see how willing people
are to be influenced by almost anyone of "super",
renown status, like famous Hollywood actors and actresses, and even country and rock stars.
It should not be difficult for anyone
to understand how spurious messiah, who is Satan,
and these same fallen angels will once again be able to deceive the whole world
when they are cast out of heaven unto the earth (Rev. 12:7-9), appearing as angels of light.
That is why Paul wrote in 1 Cor. 11:10 concerning the
veil, i.e. the Holy Spirit or Christ,
that women should be "covered" with.
It is because of these angels!
1 Cor. 11:10
For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head because of the angels.
These angels are coming again.
Perhaps we should read it once more for emphasis:
But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
Jesus Christ said it is going to happen again! It is also documented in Revelation 12:9.
And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
And guess what?
As with the rest of God's Word, it doesn't matter whether you believe it not.
It will happen again, just as Christ said it will.
Are you "covered"?
Isn't it amazing how Christianity has become so much like "Outcome Based Education".
seems that it doesn't matter whether or not you understand the Word of
just so long as you "feel good" about your relationship with Him.
you can get that feeling by attending church once a week,
dumping a few bucks in the plate as it's passed before your face in the "sight of men",
and by participating in a few fund raising and charity events.
The preacher then tells you you're doing "good", and so you feel that way.
You trust your preacher, don't you?
to provide you with the "feeling" of security,
you are told that you don't have to understand the books of Daniel and Revelation,
because you are not going to be here when those events transpire anyway.
say you are going to "fly up into the sky", "up, up and away",
raptured out of here by Jesus Christ while the rest of us sinners suffer horrible consequences below.
That's a bunch of "bull" and it is not scriptural.
If that's your Christianity, then Satan and his buddies will have you in the sack with one little sweet whisper in your ear.
It is called the "great apostasy".
Time to wake up to reality and stop listening to stories about apples and snakes and fly-away theories!
"Feeling good" isn't going to make it in this, the final generation.
You better have on the gospel armor of God (Eph 6) and
be ready to take a stand,
or you'll be unclad, naked, whereby you can be laid down and seduced!
The choice is yours.
Gen. 6:6 And
it repented the LORD that He had made man on the earth, and it grieved
him at his heart.
Our Father was very disappointed with what was happening.
It was a total disruption of His natural plan for flesh
and He determined to put a stop to it.
He can do that you know!
 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.
It is the figure of speech Synecdoche whereby the whole is put for a part.
We will discuss this in more detail later.
Genesis 6:8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
Well, for one thing he told those fallen angels, the nephylium to "go pound sand"!
would have nothing to do with the fallen angels
and he obviously taught his children and their wives to keep away from them also.
How do we know?
Because the next verse conclusively documents it!
 These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.
So here is Noah's family history.
Verse 9 says that Noah was PERFECT in his family history, his generations, his family tree, his pedigree.
You MUST understand this word "perfect".
The Hebrew word is Tamin, and it means without
spot or blemish,
and is the technical word for bodily and physical perfection, NOT MORAL.
It is used of animals of sacrificial purity, i.e. they
were to pick a "perfect" sacrificial lamb,
one without spot or blemish, tamin.
Note: Of course Noah was not "morally perfect", for there has only ever been One. You will find out later that one of the first things Noah did after that ark landed was to plant a vineyard, crush those grapes, rack some wine, and get drunk on his hiney! (I am in no way taking away from this Patriarchal man of God. I suppose this could have been the result of shoveling tons of manure.)
Verse six then, does not speak of Noah's moral perfection, but that he and his family had preserved their pedigree and not corrupted themselves by intermarrying with the fallen angels.
also documents that all eight, i.e. Noah and his wife
and his sons and their wives, were purebred Adamites.
Remember that this whole
sordid affair was an attempt by Satan to destroy the "seed"
of the woman through which Christ, the Messiah, would be born.
How successful was his campaign?
Well, there were only eight people, who were descendants of Adam and Eve, left on the face of the earth who could fulfill God's plan, i.e. through whom Christ could descend.
That's a pretty close call as man would view it!
Do you now "see" what caused the flood of Noah?
you understand that our Father brought about the Flood of Noah
in order to destroy the giants and the wickedness, the corruption,
caused by the sons of God who left their first habitation (Jude 6) and came to earth, without being born of woman, to take the daughters of Adam to wife?
Good, then you won't be too surprised when we speculate in our next study that the Noah's Flood was not universal!
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