Solemnity of Pentecost Introduction 1. Human beings have always been in search of happiness and meaning. Augustine well expressed it:
The flood wiped out the giants but shortly after the flood they returned and spread all throughout the Promised Land. As this article will show, not only did the giants return after the flood, they were major enemies of God and His chosen nation, Israel for centuries.
There were giants 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.
This brief passage tells a very important origin story. And their children, half-human, half-angelic hybrids, were the Nephilim giants. The idea of angels sleeping with women and having kids is not something that all Christians agree upon, know about or even comfortable with.
However, the truth of Christianity is based upon one source: And from a study of Scripture it becomes clear that this event did indeed happen. This question is often raised initially as an objection to the idea that Nephilim giants ever even existed.
And it was their fallen angelic parentage. But again, we must keep searching the Bible to make certain of meaning. The Bible is self-confirming and one passage of Scripture can always be confirmed by another.
Job chapter 1 reads: This is a Divine Council that God holds where He chooses to meet with both good and evil angels to discuss affairs of the world for more examples of these assemblies see 1 Kings 22 and Psalm Another Divine Council is called in Job Chapter 2.
The third reference to the sons of God in the Old Testament is again in Job, but this time in chapter God who in this is posing questions to Job about the creation of the universe to show Job how little understanding and knowledge he has compared to The Lord says: Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth?
Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? Job, the oldest book of the Bible, was written by the patriarch Job who lived close to the time of the flood, thus the references to angels reflect this.
There is passage not often cited in scripture that states directly that certain angels were indeed involved in illicit relations with human women.
Now a thing was secretly brought to me, and mine ear received a little thereof. Then a spirit passed before my face; the hair of my flesh stood up: It stood still, but I could not discern the form thereof: Behold, he put no trust in his servants; and his angels he charged with folly: Once again, we use Scripture to interpret Scripture.But unless you had seen an actual picture of a duck-billed platypus, you would not likely get it exactly right!
God used this same principle in describing heaven and hell. He uses things we understand and see to describe things we don't understand and cannot see! How Does Man’s History Fit with the Biblical Timeline? How Does Man’s History Fit with the Biblical Timeline?
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During a revival meeting I was recently in at my church, the guest Pastor said “the wife is the Holy Spirit of the home”. This Pastor had been married for more than 20 years and had previously talked about times in his marriage where his wife stopped him and corrected him when he was going down some wrong paths or about to make some wrong decisions.
The Lord is my Shepherd. Sheep are mentioned in the Bible more than times, more than any other animal. The prominence of sheep in the Bible grows out of two realities.
There is a commonly-held belief that shepherds in Biblical times would break the legs of lambs that constantly wandered away. According to the "story," the shepherd would.
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