And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. 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. 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. And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.( Genesis 6:1-6)
We have been discussing the days of Noah, leading to the flood, which destroyed the entire “World that was…” as a judgment of God upon the sinful world. Noah, his wife, three sons and their wives were all that were saved out of it. Jesus tells us that the last days before he returns would be “As in the days of Noah”.
But as the days of Noah 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, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.(Matthew 24:37-39)
We have already discussed the manifold conditions which led up to the flood; the population explosion, rapid increase in technology,agriculture and the arts with a view to mitigating the curse without repentance, the disregard for the primal laws of marriage, the confusion of sexual roles, the exponential increase in violence, the eradication of distinction between the Godly and the ungodly, and the overall rejection of the prophetic warning.
Finally sinful humanity arrived at a new stage in the progress of evil, for some among them, dared breach the divine barrier to interaction between fallen Angel and man. This developed to the point of actual union between the “daughters of men” and the fallen angelic “Sons of God”, the “Angels who kept not their first estate…” as the Lord’s apostles told us.
Scripture tells us the unthinkable, that out of the union of humans and fallen Angels came the “Giants”, literally the Nephilim, the “fallen ones”. This rebellious hybridization of the human race, mixing men and Angels(I have no idea how this was possible, but scripture teaches this), is literally the final sin that brought the flood.
These “mighty ones”, the “Men of renown” were not necessarily “Giants” in the sense of size. Some of them may have been “gigantic” indeed, as were Goliath and his brothers centuries later, but the idea is that this hybridized humanity, these “Fallen ones” were remarkable for power and intelligence as well as stature, they were prodigies, or heroes.
There are many who believe that figures such as the Greek and Roman god’s such as Hercules,(Half man and half god), or the Titans ,”Sons of Heaven and earth” came from the distant human memory of these pre-flood monsters. They were famous for their exploits, feats of strength or perhaps of intelligence. But they were evil.
In our own day, the fascination of the young with Super Heroes is an ominous portent. Usually the Super Heroes are said to be “good”, they fight for “justice” . But what are we to make of the new Gay Super Hero, or of “Superman” a saviour Son sent to earth, found in a “Barn”and raised by adoptive parents.
In the trailer for the Movie,”Superman”, Marlon Brando’s voice narrates for Superman’s Father, Jor-El from outer space, commissioning his son to come into the world to allow humanity to reach its full human potential,
“Even though you’ve been raised as a human being you’re not one of them. They can be a great people, Kal-El. They wish to be. They only lack the light to show the way. For this reason above all, their capacity for good, I sent them you… my only son.”
Fallen humanity yearns for a humanistic salvation brought about by humanistic “Saviours”, men of powers, famous for their exploits, and who make no moral demands, and show no weakness, nor do they turn us back in humility to our Creator.
Whether it be the fascination with Super Heros, or the fantasy world, or apparitions of the Virgin Mary, or channeled Spirits, the Mahdi, Visualization, there is something for everyone now, for we are again in the days of Noah.
The Spiritual world has broken through to communication with the sons and daughters of men. Several decades of massive rejection of the Judeo Christian message, with the vacuum filled by an influx of Eastern Religions, the occult, Drug usage, Transcendental Meditation, Islam, and New Age spirituality has opened the ‘door of consciousness’ to the invasion of evil Spirits and the frightening deception they will bring upon the world.