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Who / what were the Nephilim?



      

Genesis 6:1 - 4

ESV - 1 When man began to multiply on the face of the land and daughters were born to them. 2 The sons of God saw that the daughters of man were attractive. And they took as their wives any they chose.

Clarify Share Report Asked July 01 2013 Mini Anonymous (via GotQuestions)

For follow-up discussion and general commentary on the topic. Comments are sorted chronologically.

Data Paul Pitoy

It is impossible angel have relationship with human being because angels / fallen angels are spirit being

December 28 2013 Report

Mini Cheryl Dumais

Hi Paul, I have heard that also but wonder, do you have a scripture to back it up? The Bible clearly says at that time they mated with humans. I have often wondered if God changed them somewhere along the line after that happened. I also wondered about them now being chained up in darkness, so is that their physical form and now only their spirit is on the earth?

December 28 2013 Report

Mini Kingdom Kidd

"My people perish for the lack of knowledge..." Holy Spirit is the giver of truth... We must ask Him.. He will show the truth.. The seed of Satan is in the earth... The illuminati.. They keep their blood pure because Lucifer is their god..the angel of light... Wheat and tares look alike but aren't the same... They look human but are the hosts of demons... We can't assume things when we are created by GOD. He knows His creation and what they are capable of doing... Even in the WORD it says as I paraphrase to be careful how you treat people because you may be entertaining angels.... His Ways and Thoughts are higher, they aren't our thoughts and ways so we cannot deny the possibilities of what angels can do. For it also says what's impossible for man is possible for GOD. GOD IS AWESOME AND CREATOR OF ALL THINGS!!! He Spoke things into existence!!! What we see came from what isn't seen... That's why we must seek the LORD AND KNOW HIM.... Paul said to pray that you wouldn't be deceived... "Just as in the days of Noah so will it be when the Son of Man returns...."

December 28 2013 Report

Mini Raymond F. Beaton

This reads like a grade B movie that might be easily dismissible by adults. However, thinking adults may not be the audience. Hollywood could make a "great" box office hit with this subject and with Biblical references, as provided, it would seem authentic. For "thinking" adults, it seems the subject is currently irrelevant, although historically curious.

I found myself wondering if Goliath and his brethren were Nephilim and if the recent historical monsters (Judas, Hitler, Stalin, Idi Amin, Sadaam Hussein, etc.) were of the same DNA.

December 28 2013 Report

Open uri20160610 1580 1g51tq5 Melanie Barnert

Several pastors who were teaching classes I took, believe that angels can not breed. That they were just big men. I don't really know.

December 29 2013 Report

1389198166 Stanley Akwari

I will prefer to stop where the Bible stops.

January 03 2014 Report

Image Rob VanStavern

We are told in the NT resurrected bodies will be like the angles "not given in marriage", which seem to confirm the thought they cannot reproduce!

March 24 2014 Report

Mini Taiwo Olorunyomi

God never called any angel his son, either before the fall or after the fall. Heb1:5 and 13. God only called 2 sets of people his sons: Christ and Man! Read Heb 1 & other scriptures. Nephilims were MEN of great stature and great acts. They were the outcome of Sons of God (the Holy seed) co mingling with daughters of men (corrupted seed). The product of this were MEN whose lifestyle were corrupt, evil and sinful, yet they were mighty in acts, politics, music, you name it. My conclusion is that Nephilims were MEN, not fallen angels.

December 07 2017 Report

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