“The Bible Series was different than the Bible, the truth of God. I began to wonder about what message it was sending to people that don’t know God. See the article: The Bible Series on the History Channel turned the word of God into Hebrew Myth.
Roma and her husband are asking us to do their publicity for them. On their you can get free posters and community outreach kits. Pastors can again buy sermons and discussion guides. The level of marketing for this movie is crazy. Not only do they want to market and promote this movie through the body of Christ, they also want to sell the doctrine of this movie to the church. As if the Word of God was for sale. As if the message of the life of Christ was something they have some special insight into.
What if millions of people walk away from this film with a false understanding of Jesus Christ? And what if the Church doesn’t notice this as much because we are already so familiar with Jesus, that we may subconsciously fill in the gaps of the story, but the unsaved cannot do that. They don’t have the prior reference to be able to do that.
Jesus, the Bible says, was plain, not good looking. “He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.” Isaiah 53:2. Look at these people in the picture. He is made into a Hebrew Justin Bieber. Our Lord did not come to find superficial worship and tempt women into lust. He was normal looking. You couldn’t look at His disciples and Him and know which one was Jesus. His beauty came from who He was. But that is not good enough for Hollywood. Because they do worship celebrity and beauty, so their Jesus has to be super cute. Friends, the Jesus of Hollywood’s Bible is not my Jesus but I am not that upset about that. I expect that from Hollywood. Let the world make their own gods, their own idols, and their own images to worship–the world always has.
What also bothers me is that many of my friends don’t get it. They don’t see that there are reasons we don’t have non-Christians teach Bible studies in church. There are also reasons we shouldn’t drool all over ourselves when we see Hollywood interested in the best book ever written. But the church should not promote something that is not Biblically sound. It is simply a different, false Jesus.
Many religious leaders are citing the movie as a natural opportunity to evangelize. Warren may have a vested interest in the film, since he wrote a curriculum tied to the movie that was published by LifeWay Christian Resources.
|Finley was an aborted baby that survived|
You see, when our Godly inner voices, however subtle, get silenced enough, the voice stops. Was that faithful little voice actually a woman’s friend? Has it been a beacon of light, trying to steer them away from a path that could scar them emotionally and physically for the rest of their lives? And when they really think about it, how often in their lives have they tried hard and succeeded in silencing that voice of reason?
Christianity is up against the fight of its life. The news today from Arizona about Governor Brewer vetoing an Arizona bill, today 27 February 2014, reinforces the information below. Christians and conservatives have chosen to compromise with the world and its money. Nothing has changed, it is the same thing the Pharisees, Sadducees and Scribes did over 2000 years ago. They chose money and the world system the Roman Empire over their Messiah and the Kingdom of God. The Bible says there is nothing new under the Sun.
|Jesus talks to those vipers the Pharisees|
Once again, the world is kicking Christian principles and beliefs to the curb, fast and furious. Momentum against the Christian faith is accelerating, fueled not just by intolerance alone, but by fervent hatred. In America and around the globe, new legal actions are being initiated almost daily that are slowly suffocating religious freedoms while the Christian community is largely silent. Why is that?
The battle is spiritual, it is the greatest battle between Jesus Christ/Yeyeshua and satan and it is slowly reaching a climax that will result in our Rapture. Many Christians are not properly equipped for this spiritual war. There cannot be victory over one without victory over the other.
The following examples of anti-Christian agendas reveal just how pervasive the spiritual war against Christianity has become in the United States.
The Christian fish symbol many proudly display on their cars, representing the Greek letters that stand for Jesus Christ as God’s Son and Savior, is being mocked with a copy of a similar fish, only this one has evolved legs with feet, and contains the letters “DARWIN’, representing the scientific theory of Evolution.
Nativity scenes are being banned from public properties. Many schools are no longer displaying Christmas trees; one has even banned the colors green and red from its “Winter Party.” Department stores have instructed their employees not to say “Merry Christmas” to store customers.
Bumper stickers denouncing prayer, state in bold letters, “DON’T PRAY IN OUR SCHOOLS AND WE WON’T THINK IN YOUR CHURCHES!” Chaplains serving in government-run facilities are no longer permitted to pray in the name of Jesus.
Universities are forbidding Bible Studies to be held on their properties. People are being fined for holding Bible Studies in their own homes, in violation of local city zoning codes.
The Arizona Book Banning and Burning Board (ABBBB), a division of the Arizona Dept. of Education, has outlawed any teaching of, or reference to, the Bible in its schools. The organization found both books of the Bible (Old and New Testaments) to be in violation of Arizona’s HB2281 (aka the Ethnic Studies Bill) by being "totally biased in favor of the Jews" and teaching the "superiority of the Jewish race."
Christians and Christian groups have been targeted by the military and the IRS as “religious extremists” and “domestic hate groups.”
Christian ministries involved in pro-life activities were IRS targets, with one group being demanded by the government to provide the content of its prayers. In Wyoming, a church was ordered by government officials to turn over its membership lists, and a North Carolina Baptist newspaper was audited, as was Billy Graham Ministries.
In a blazing letter to President Barack Obama, the Rev. Franklin Graham blasted the IRS for targeting the two non-profits he heads with an audit in 2012 after the organizations took out ads urging people to support biblical principles on marriage and when choosing political candidates.
New demands for Bibles to be removed from hotel rooms and banned from hospital rooms are being forcefully voiced, citing unconstitutionality.
Christian bakers, florists and photographers have been dragged into court by individual states for discrimination charges when they have declined to offer their services for same-sex weddings. On all accounts, the lower courts have ruled that gay rights supersede religious rights.
Some churches are considering changing their bylaws now, in preparation for eventually being sued because they will not conduct same-sex wedding ceremonies. Churches fear that it's only a matter of time before a lawsuit is initiated.
Gregory S. Erwin, an attorney for the Louisiana Baptist Convention—an association of Southern Baptist churches and one of several groups advising churches to change their bylaws—said, "I thought marriage was always between one man and one woman, but the Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision said no…I think it's better to be prepared because the law is changing. America is changing."
Robert Jeffress, the pastor of First Baptist Church of Dallas, Texas, conceded that Christians are losing the culture war and he fears that, unless Christians stand up and engage the political process, the day may come when religious liberty is extremely restricted.
Jeffress elaborated with this point: “A religious leader once said, ‘My successor will see the tax-exempt status removed from churches and his successor will go to jail.’” Jeffress believes this scenario is probably on the horizon.
JeremiahProject.com offers this view on the anti-Christian movement: “What Christians are experiencing in the world today is not so much a ‘war on Christianity’ as it is rebellion against God, and thus a hatred toward anything that points to God or His Son Jesus... and by extension a hatred of Christ's followers.”
Rebellion against God and persecution against Christians is well documented in the Bible. Jesus told His followers, “If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. (John 15:18, NKJV)
The underlying spiritual warfare that is raging for the souls of mankind—witnessed in the world’s growing hatred for those who love and follow Jesus Christ—is vividly described by the Apostle Paul in the book of Ephesians, Chapter 6, verses 10-20. This well-known Scripture calls for believers of all generations to stand their ground by putting on the whole armor of God, reminding them that this battle is His. And we already know who wins.
Gary Kah will be speaking at the Eastern Hills Baptist Church Pentecost Spiritual Warfare Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio 6,7, and 8 June. Gary discusses the World Parliament, One World Religion and The Interfaith Temple in the video below.
|This might be the skull of a Nephilim|
Some highly fascinating evidence is now coming to light about these possibilities, also shedding new light about the Nephilim.
Lyn Leahz, A Christian author and researcher, describes some very interesting archeological findings at her article in Before It's News: “Decorating an Egyptian temple wall at Abydos are strange hieroglyphics which depict what appear to be modern day aircraft and naval vessels… but how could people living 2000-3,000 years ago possibly have known about these?”
The hieroglyphics are not easy to mistake – the resemblances to modern air and sea vessels are striking and would undoubtedly be interpreted as such by virtually anyone looking at them, without knowing they were actually artistic depictions from ancient civilizations.
Images of what appear to be modern-day technology—a helicopter, a submarine, a glider, and another unknown type of aircraft (which some believe resembles the Hindenburg) were discovered by Dr. Ruth Hover and her husband in the temple at Abydos, in Egypt. Based on the archeological findings, coupled with Biblical research and related manuscripts, Lyn concludes that the overall evidence points to the existence of the Nephilim.
But exactly who or what were the Nephilim? There exist a variety of explanations but in the standard Biblical definition, the Nephilim were giant offspring from the impregnation of the ‘daughters of men’ by the ‘sons of God’. It is believed that they existed primarily before the flood during Noah’s lifetime, and that God sent the flood to eradicate the evil and wickedness spawned by the Nephilim, and mankind in general. (Genesis 6: 1-7)
Based on Lyn’s findings, as well as his own, Michael Snyder comments further: “The history of our planet is far more complex than most people would dare to imagine. According to the commonly accepted version of history that is taught in high schools and colleges all over the United States, ancient man was a very simple creature with extremely limited knowledge.
Unfortunately for those that promote this flawed version of history, archaeologists keep digging up stuff that directly contradicts it. The truth is that there is a tremendous amount of evidence of great intellectual achievement in the ancient world. For example, just consider the Great Pyramid of Giza.
It is a true technological marvel. It is such a massive structure built with such extraordinary precision that modern technology is only just now starting to catch up with it. We think that we could possibly build a similar structure today if we wanted to, but modern man has never actually constructed anything like it…
Anyone that attempts to convince you that humans that lived thousands of years ago were bumbling dolts that were lucky to build mud huts and cover their genitals with grass skirts is lying to you… So perhaps we should not think of ourselves as so superior to ancient humanity. The reality is that they may have been physically and mentally superior to us in many ways.”
Recent DNA testing of ancient skulls found in Peru would appear to support these conclusions. In an article titled ‘DNA Results For the Nephilim Skulls in Peru Are In And The Results Are Absolutely Shocking’, Michael Snyder wrote on February 10th 2014: “How can we explain elongated skulls that are thousands of years old that contain genetic material “unknown in any human, primate or animal known so far”? For months, many of us have been eagerly awaiting the results of the first DNA tests to ever be performed on the famous Paracas skulls.
There are those who believe that extremely bizarre hybrid races once roamed the planet. With each passing year, the scientific evidence continues to pile up on the side of those that are convinced that the Nephilim actually lived among us. As the knowledge of this evidence becomes more widespread, what is that going to do to the commonly accepted version of history that all of us have been taught?
The geneticist that run the DNA forms this conclusion: “Whatever the sample labeled 3A has came from – it had mtDNA with mutations unknown in any human, primate or animal known so far. The data is very sketchy though and a LOT of sequencing still needs to be done to recover the complete mtDNA sequence. But a few fragments I was able to sequence from this sample 3A indicate that if these mutations will hold we are dealing with a new human-like creature, very distant from Homo sapiens, Neanderthals and Denisovans.”
Research and analysis done by Brian Foerster, in a written exposition for ancient-origins.net, concludes that the distinct and defining feature of this ‘new human-like creature’ is its elongated skull. There are only 2 medically acknowledged ways that this skull shape can arise:
1. Through head-binding, cranial deformation or “cradle boarding”: A very young child’s skull is pliant at birth, and remains in this way for months. It is therefore possible, by lashing a rope around the head, with a board placed at the back of the skull, and perhaps the front as well, to alter the shape of the head over time.
Many authors state that the time period to perform this shaping was about 6 months to 3 years… What you are capable of doing via this technique is to change the shape of the skull, but not the actual volume; you can alter the shape, but not the size. However, Tello found several skulls, at least 300 at the site called Cerro Colorado adjacent to the main graveyard in Paracas, which had cranial volume larger, and in some cases 25 percent larger (and perhaps more) than a conventional modern human skull.
2. Through Genetics: The only other possibility for the skull elongation, other than head-binding, would naturally be genetics. Snyder asserts that forensic analysis of these skulls show that they were not deformed by “cradle-boarding”, based on the following compelling facts written by April Holloway for ancient-origins.net: “The cranial volume is up to 25 percent larger and 60 percent heavier than conventional human skulls, meaning they could not have been intentionally deformed through head binding/flattening. They also contain only one parietal plate, rather than two…”
April Holloway concludes: “…The fact that the skulls’ features are not the result of cranial deformation means that the cause of the elongation is a mystery, and has been for decades”. And if human genetics is not the answer, could it be that we are dealing with semi –humans or non-human beings that are nonetheless physically similar to humans?
This possibility isn’t mere conjecture or far-fetched. Snyder explains: “…In fact, in a previous article I discussed how a sample of red hair from one of these skulls was sent to a lab to be analyzed. The tests on that sample of hair also showed that these skulls are not human.
Or at least they are not fully human…So can we conclusively say that these are Nephilim skulls? Of course many researchers are extremely excited about these findings, but they are warning everyone to stay cautious. For example, consider what L.A. Marzulli is saying about these skulls:
“Our geneticist has had his mind blown as the email indicates, but we must be cautious with our conclusions until all the evidence can be examined. With that in mind, take a good look at the two skulls in the picture above. I took this photo when I returned to the Chongos… where the sample for the DNA testing and the subsequent results I posted above, has come from. Are these really Nephilim skulls? In my opinion, the evidence is beginning to stack up in that direction, but we must be cautious and patient for all the evidence to come in.”
So who were all of these extremely bizarre human-like creatures that were roaming around on our planet just a few thousand years ago? Could it be possible that they were actually the Nephilim or their descendents?
On the back of the latest discoveries and emerging evidence, it is worth taking a closer look at whether we are now able to make a more informed perception of who or what the Nephilim were, how and why they came into existence, when and where they lived and what eventually happened to them.
So exactly who or what were the Nephilim?
Although the Biblical definition of the Nephilim has been widely embraced, there are a number of varied views regarding related details. Outlined below are the conclusions most widely accepted and believed, deduced by various scholars from Biblical exegesis (mainly Genesis 6: 1-7) and supporting texts:
According to gotquestions.org, the Nephilim (“fallen ones, giants”) were the offspring of sexual relationships between the sons of God and daughters of men in Genesis 6:1-4. They came to dominate the antediluvian (pre-flood) world and are described as giants. There is much debate as to the identity of the “sons of God.”
It is the contention of many Bible scholars that the “sons of God” were fallen angels (demons) who mated with human females and/or possessed human males and then mated with human females. These unions resulted in offspring, the Nephilim, that were “heroes of old, men of renown” (Genesis 6:4).
Hebraic and other legends (the Book of Enoch and other non-Biblical writings) say that the Nephilim were a race of giants and super-heroes who did acts of great evil. Their great size and power likely came from the mixture of demonic “DNA” with human genetics.
When and where did the Nephilim live?
Exact locations of Nephilim on the earth do not appear to be clearly defined before the flood, however after the flood some details become clearer.
Nwcreation.net explains that several tribes are encountered in the campaign of the Five Kings in Abraham's day, that some argue might be Nephilim or hybrids of Nephilim. They are described as having become several tribes occupying the lands around the Valley of Siddim (Dead Sea) and evidently intermixed with the Canaanites. Genesis 14 and Deuteronomy 2 name these tribes as the Rephaim ("titans", children of "Rapha"), Zuzim or Zamzummim ("terrible ones"), Emim, Horites, and Anakim ("crushing tyrants").
The tribe of the Anakim is directly connected with the Nephilim in the false report of the spies described in Numbers 13:33. The context of the passages suggest that the other tribes of giants were relatives of the Anakim or other lines of Nephilim, particularly the Rephaim whose giant descendant is described as living in Gath along with the Anakim Goliath and Lahmi .
The Rephaim are giants (in fact these peoples are generally described as being tall or large) and seem to have been thus matched with the Nephilim based on the English rendering of "giants" in Genesis 6. The characteristics of these tribes are described in Scripture as follows:
- Their height was two or three times the height of normal men.
- They were associated with some kind of unholy intermixing before the Flood.
- They were closely associated with the wicked Canaanites after the Flood.
- In one case they are described as having extra fingers and toes.
Were there Nephilim after the flood?
Genesis 6:4 tells us, “The Nephilim were on the earth in those days — and also afterward.” It seems that the demons repeated their sin sometime after the flood as well. However, it likely took place to a much lesser extent than it did prior to the flood. When the Israelites spied out the land of Canaan, they reported back to Moses: “We saw the Nephilim there (the descendants of Anak come from the Nephilim).
Who exactly are these ‘sons of God’ who fathered the Nephilim – were they men or angels?
According to nwcreation.net, it is unclear what the ‘Sons of God’ were, but they are distinguished from the daughters of men. There are at least three schools of thought regarding the ‘Sons of God’:
(i) The most obvious interpretation is that the Nephilim were a hybrid race between two distinct beings;
(ii) The only obvious and natural meaning without such clarification is that these beings were sons of God, rather than of men, because they had been created, not born. Such a description, of course, would apply only to Adam (Luke 3:38) and to the angels, whom God had directly created (Psalm 148:2, 5; Psalm 104:4; Colossians 1:16);
(iii) The more recent view which has been the majority position in the church since St. Augustine in the fourth century is that the Sons of God refers to the God-fearing line of Seth; and the daughters of men refers to the daughters of the unbelieving line of Cain.
Most scholars appear to lean towards the interpretation that the ‘sons of God’ were actual angels as opposed to the “Sethite” view which espouses the view that the ‘sons of God’ in fact descended from the lineage of Seth.
For instance, Chuck Missler states in his analysis published in khouse.org states, “If one takes an integrated view of the Scripture, then everything in it should "tie together."
It is the author's view that the "Angel View," however disturbing, is the clear, direct presentation of the Biblical text, corroborated by multiple New Testament references and was so understood by both early Jewish and Christian scholarship; the "Sethite View" is a contrivance of convenience from a network of unjustified assumptions antagonistic to the remainder of the Biblical record.
It should also be pointed out that most conservative Bible scholars accept the "angel" view. Among those supporting the "angel" view are: G. H. Pember, M. R. DeHaan, C. H. McIntosh, F. Delitzsch, A. C. Gaebelein, A. W. Pink, Donald Grey Barnhouse, Henry Morris, Merril F. Unger, Arnold Fruchtenbaum, Hal Lindsey, and Chuck Smith, being among the best known. For those who take the Bible seriously, the arguments supporting the "Angel View" appear compelling”.
What finally happened to the Nephilim?
The Nephilim were one of the primary reasons for the great flood in Noah's time. Immediately after the Nephilim are mentioned, God's Word tells us this: “The LORD saw how great man's wickedness on the earth had become, and that every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil all the time. The LORD was grieved that he had made man on the earth, and his heart was filled with pain. So the LORD said, ‘I will wipe mankind, whom I have created, from the face of the earth—men and animals, and creatures that move along the ground, and birds of the air—for I am grieved that I have made them’” (Genesis 6:5-7).
So, God proceeded to flood the entire earth, killing everyone and everything (including the Nephilim) other than Noah and his family and the animals on the ark (Genesis 6:11-22). It is also most important to note that they are mentioned almost simultaneous to God's statement that He would destroy the earth by flood, and it seems from this association that their effect upon mankind was one of the primary justifications that brought the destruction.
It seems that this was part of Satan's stratagem to corrupt the line of Adam to prevent the fulfillment of the Messianic redemption. It was the infusion of these strange beings into the human predicament that brought on the Flood of Noah. The Flood was preceded by four generations of prophets/preachers warning of the coming judgment: Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech, and Noah. Noah was apparently unique in that his genealogy was still uncorrupted.
Whatever remnants were left of these “giants” were destroyed by the Israelites during their invasion of Canaan (Joshua 11:21-22) and later in their history (Deuteronomy 3:11; 1 Samuel 17).
It seems that God restricted any further action by such angels as recorded in Jude:
"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. Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire." Jude 6,7.
However we are also told in II Thessalonians 2 that the Restrainer (the Holy Spirit) is currently holding back much evil from this world and a time is coming when the restrainer will be removed. Is the coming World Leader, ‘The Antichrist’ a Nephilim, fathered by Satan himself in a replica of the virgin birth of Jesus Christ? Will modern day Nephilim soon live amongst mankind?
“But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be (Matthew 24:37-39).” Below is Steve Quayle's video about the Nephilim.
Forbes reported that welfare benefits pay more than a minimum wage job in 33 states and the District of Columbia. Even worse, welfare pays more than $15 per hour in 13 states. According to the study, welfare benefits have increased faster than minimum wage. It's now more profitable to sit at home than it is to earn an honest day's pay. Hawaii is the biggest offender, where welfare recipients earn $29.13 per hour, or a $60,590 yearly salary, all for doing nothing. Below is the list of the states where the pre-tax equivalent salary that welfare recipients receive is higher than having a job. As a point of reference the average Middle Class annual income today is $50,000, down from $54,000 at the beginning of the Great Recession in 2008. Hawaii, DC, and Massachusetts pay more in welfare than the average working folks earn there. Is it any wonder that they stay home rather than look for a job. In 11 states, welfare pays more than the average pretax first-year wage for a teacher [in those states]. In 39 states, it pays more than the starting wage for a secretary. And, in the three most generous states a person on welfare can take home more money than an entry-level computer programmer. It is time for a drastic change because Godless America is bankrupt.
1. Hawaii: $60,590
2. District of Columbia: $50,820
3. Massachusetts: $50,540
4. Connecticut: $44,370
5. New York: $43,700
6. New Jersey: $43,450
7. Rhode Island: $43,330
8. Vermont: $42,350
9. New Hampshire: $39,750
10. Maryland: $38,160
11. California: $37,160
12. Oregon: $34,300
13. Wyoming: $32,620
14. Nevada: $29,820
15. Minnesota: $29,350
16. Delaware: $29,220
17. Washington: $28,840
18. North Dakota: $28,830
19. Pennsylvania: $28,670
20. New Mexico: $27,900
21. Montana: $26,930
22. South Dakota: $26,610
23. Kansas: $26,490
24. Michigan: $26,430
25. Alaska: $26,400
26. Ohio: $26,200
27. North Carolina: $25,760
28. West Virginia: $24,900
29. Alabama: $23,310
30. Indiana: $22,900
31. Missouri: $22,800
32. Oklahoma: $22,480
33. Louisiana: $22,250
34. South Carolina: $21,910