Monday, October 13, 2008

Founding Word: Solving The UFO Mystery

The following is an audio expose about the modern day fascination with UFOs and how they are related to teh Christian world view

You can hear more from Josh Allem's Founding Word HERE.

Genesis 6:2-4 – “the sons of God saw that the daughters of man were attractive. And they took as their wives any they chose. Then the LORD said, ‘My Spirit shall not abide in man forever, for he is flesh: his days shall be 120 years.’ The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of man and they bore children to them. These were the mighty men who were of old, the men of renown.” (ESV)
The sons of God, identified elsewhere almost exclusively as angels (Job 1:6; 2:1; 38:7), saw and took wives of the human race. This produced an unnatural union which violated the God-ordained order of human marriage and procreation (Gen. 2:24). Some have argued that the sons of God were the sons of Seth who cohabited with the daughters of Cain; others suggest they were perhaps human kings wanting to build harems. But the passage puts strong emphasis on the angelic vs. human contrast. The New Testament places this account in sequence with other Genesis events and identifies it as involving fallen angels who indwelt men. Matthew 22:30 does not necessarily negate the possibility that angels are capable of procreation, but just that they do not marry. To procreate physically, they had to possess human, male bodies. The word nephilim is from a root meaning “to fall,” indicating that they were strong men who “fell” on others in the sense of overpowering them. They were already in the earth when the “mighty men” and “men of renown” were born. The fallen ones are not the offspring from the union in Genesis 6:1,2.
- MacArthur, John Jr: The MacArthur Study Bible. electronic ed. Nashville : Word Pub., 1997, c1997, S. Ge 6:2, 4

1 comment:

Joshua P. Allem said...

Thanks for posting this, Scott.

To anyone who holds to the "Lines of Seth" view or the "human kings" view won't be able to explain why those unions resulted in unnatural superhuman offspring.