What are Nephilim? Do they matter today?

What are Nephilim?

The Nephilim (translated “Giants”) are mentioned in a rather mysterious passage in Genesis 6:4.

Now it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them, that the sons of God saw the daughters of men, that they were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves of all whom they chose.

And the Lord said, “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he is indeed flesh; yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.” There were [b]giants 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. (Genesis 6:1-4)

The reference link says that these giants (Hebrew: Nephilim) were fallen or mighty ones. The Bible doesn’t say a whole lot more after that to explain what was going on here, and so there have actually been two different theories about who these giants were and who the “sons of God” that fathered them were.

One theory which held sway in theological circles was the idea that the “sons of God” were actually sons of the godly line of Seth, who saw some very beautiful women amongst the daughters of Cain and thought to take them for wives. How this union would produce giants though is not really explained.

The more intriguing theory which has become popular in recent times due to the extensive work of people like Steve Quayle and L.A. Marzulli, is that these “sons of God” were actually a specific class of angels called “Watchers” who abandoned the place God had assigned for them and cohabited with women. The offspring produced were actually evil GIANTS, and these giants went on to multiply and wreak havoc on the earth. Most who believe this theory say that it is one of the major reasons God brought the flood on the earth. God wanted to wipe out all the offspring and mixed blood hybrids that multiplied and polluted the bloodline of humanity. God looked for a righteous man with pure human DNA and found Noah. Noah and his sons and their wives populated the earth after they came out of the ark.

As bizarre as it sounds, this theory seems more likely to me overall because of the following:

  1. The non-canonical book of Enoch makes it clear that this is what happened. The watcher angels left their place and had children by human women. The Book of Enoch is quoted by Jude in the New Testament and there is a lot of apocryphal literature which supports the idea that Enoch was a prophet who had a lot to say. After all, Enoch walked with God and never died – I suppose God and Enoch must have had something worthwhile to talk about for all those decades! 
  2. It is reported that fallen angels are still attacking people sexually today. There are lots of stories about that. Whether they are capable of impregnating women today or whether this is in fact happening is unclear. So even though the angels of God do not have sexual relations according to Jesus (Mark 12:25), it doesn’t mean that at some point a disobedient angel would be unable to do it.
  3. They have found many, many huge giant skeletons all around the globe. The tallest of these being around 36 feet or so! So there is actually quite a lot of archaeological evidence for the existence of non-human or semi-human giants.
  4. There have been reports even in modern history of surviving giants. We may not believe all these reports, but they have been there. Even around the time Europeans colonized the Americas, giants were sited. 

But Does it Matter?

If you look, you will find loads of videos on Youtube on this subject. I have briefly looked at videos where people talk about their findings. There are a lot of them.

It matters in the sense that it confirms the Biblical story of history, not the “materialist” or “secular-humanist” God-denying version of ancient history. Perhaps this would explain the alleged cover ups by respected humanist institutions like the Smithsonian who, it is alleged, routinely cover up all discoveries of Giant skeletons.

People are saying all kinds of weird things. Some say that there are some Nephilim locked up in secret bases in Antarctica. OK, let’s suppose it is so. Now what? You can watch these videos for hours before they will get to the point. “The point” in the end is only speculation. It is all darkness and murk. No one will know in advance. Just be prepared for weirdness in the worst case.

Some say that “aliens” are fallen angels, nephilim or some kind of results of genetic experiments. The Book of Enoch tells us that fallen angels taught a lot of technological things to men. So maybe UFO technology comes from fallen angels, not from some kind of E.T. race than evolved light years away – we know not how or why. There are videos which talk about abductions and aliens getting women pregnant. Again, it is all murky. Fascinating for some, perhaps, but murky.

You Could Waste a Lot of Time on This

No one knows 100% about this except God and maybe angels and demons – and they are not really saying. But this won’t stop some Christians, some New Agers and some UFO cultists from making a lot of book and video sales. Will you REALLY benefit by delving into all this stuff? I don’t think so. God gave us plenty of things to do which do not depend on knowing about Nephilim. Things like preaching the gospel, drawing near to God, meditating in the Word so we can believe and do it, caring for the sick, the poor, the ignorant and so on.

Until we can say we are doing what God clearly instructed us to do, I don’t believe it is wise to go on lots of rabbit trails checking out theories about Nephilim. Neither do we need to become experts on the alleged Illuminati conspiracy to enslave humanity through the worldwide banking cartel. It might be helpful to realize that Satan is up to no good, and we haven’t got much time to lose. Apart from that – WE DO NOT NEED TO LOSE TIME speculating on dark and mysterious matters which may or may not be true.

Demons and Nephilim

Some say demons are disembodied spirits of Nephilim giants which perished in the flood. I can’t say for sure where demons come from – whether they are fallen angels or disembodied Nephilim spirits. But there are SO MANY DEMONS in the world today – at least one for each of the 8 billion or so people on the earth. I doubt if there were ever that many giants roaming the earth, even if they breeded like rabbits.

What I can tell you is this: Jesus wants us to cast out demons. If you want to believe they came from giants, I don’t care. Just make sure you resist them, keep them out of your soul, and cast them out where you can and the Lord leads you.

Let Us Get Back to The Gospel

So my exhortation is this. Don’t get sidetracked. It is easy to sit in an armchair at a computer and research or watch videos that others produce. Consider though, that you need to put prayer and the Word of God first. Then you need to be making disciples. Keep your fascination with mysterious things under control so you don’t lose your opportunities.

And God bless you.



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