Evidence of the battle between America's angel and alien factions can be found throughout the media: In movie theaters, films like City Of Angels and Michael compete against Men In Black and Independence Day. Was Stonehenge made by angels? Of course not. In interviews conducted by the New Mexico team, study subjects described angels as everything from "invisible" to "blindingly beautiful.
Descriptions of aliens are similarly varied. While some Americans believe aliens are loving creatures who have come to offer guidance, others contend that their intent is to wreak havoc on Earth. According to University of New Mexico researcher Nathan Bailes, the differences between the two groups extend beyond their choice of otherworldly being. Yet these were angels ,15 ; they had simply taken on a human body, which they later cast aside, for the job they were given to do.
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The author of Hebrews also makes a pointed comment about angels in human form: "Let brotherly love continue. Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: For thereby some have entertained angels unawares" Hebrews ,2. One will search in vain for any indication that this ability to materialize a human form does not apply to the fallen angels as well as the good angels. Another popular argument against the angelic view has been gleaned from verses such as Matthew , construing them to teach that angels have no sex.
Such a statement is, although, never made. It is only said that they do not marry; it comments neither on their ability to marry, nor specifically on the status of fallen angels, since only the good angels are mentioned.
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Scofield's note on Genesis in the Scofield Reference Bible has caused much unfortunate misunderstanding on this passage and is replete with careless oversimplifications. His note reads as follows:. It is asserted that this title in the Old Testament is exclusively used of angels. But this is an error Isaiah Angels are spoken of in a sexless way.
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No female angels are mentioned in scripture, and we are expressly told that marriage is unknown among angels Matthew The uniform Hebrew and Christian interpretation has been that verse 2 marks a breaking down of the separation between the godly line of Seth and the godless line of Cain, and so the failure of the testimony to Jehovah committed to the line of Seth Genesis For apostasy there is no remedy but judgment Isaiah , 24,25; Hebrews ; Noah, 'a preacher of righteousness,' is given years, but he won no convert, and the judgment predicted by his great-grandfather fell Jude ,15; Genesis Some of the mistakes in this note need to be recognized.
First, the precise term "sons of God" is used only of angelic beings in the Old Testament, Isaiah notwithstanding.
It does not occur there. Adam, a direct creation of God and not a derivative creature such as through birth, is singularly referred to as a "son of God" in the genealogies of Luke Luke Secondly, angels are not spoken of in a sexless way; the fact that angels are consistently masculine, and never feminine, is one proof that is too obvious. Thirdly, the uniform Hebrew and Christian interpretation was not the Sethite view which Scofield claims. On the contrary, the historical interpretation of Genesis 6 was uniformly that the "sons of God" were angels until the fourth century A.
Josephus and many of the early Church fathers record a consistent testimony at this point. The Sethite view, which Dr. Scofield and many others have favored, just does not hold up under a sensible analysis. The following list, for example, clearly bears this out:. If the Sethites were so godly, why did they choose to marry the "ungodly' Cainite women?
Genesis does not state that Seth's line was godly, and Cain's ungodly by silent implication. Why don't evil, physical giants result today from the marriage of a saved man and an unsaved woman if they did then? Why should all the Sethite men be godly and all the Cainite women be ungodly? What about the Sethite women and the Cainite men? Weren't there any? God says the whole Earth was full of men's wickedness Genesis Where is the godly line here? Why does the corruption extend to "all flesh" even including the animals if only Cainites and Sethites were involved?
Why does the same problem recur after the Flood when there are no Sethites and Cainites to intermingle? Why are the giants not human beings, as testified by the fact that twice God says they will never be resurrected Isaiah , Psalm , yet all human beings, both saved and lost, will be resurrected by Jesus Christ John ,29? The answer is clear.
Genesis records a unique intervention of certain fallen angels into the affairs of humanity. They intervened by inbreeding with women, and their horrendous offspring - part-angel and part-human were doomed to genetic failure and judgment. This was an attempt on the part of Satan to pollute the "seed of the woman" Genesis so that no conqueror could eventually come and defeat him.
The elaborate plan almost succeeded, but God spared Noah, keeping him unpolluted, "perfect in his generations" Genesis , thereby preserving the way for Jesus Christ to be the fulfillment of Genesis Though this most strategic aspect of Satan's agenda was foiled, the angelic interbreeding wrought havoc to this Earth.
Wickedness became so widespread, even into the animal world, that God had to send the judgment of Noah's flood. The actual existence of the "mythological" figures of the satyr goat-man and centaur horse-man , for example, are monstrosities which likely have an historical basis in fact. Demonic meddling in animal genetics could very well have brought about the grotesque assemblages of the "gods" that we read about in ancient mythology. When the outbreak occurred again, after the Flood, God imprisoned the wicked spirits in Tartarus and omnipotently brought the outbreak to an end.
The darkened heart of the unbeliever, nevertheless, was a ripe place for Satan and his demons to sustain the memory of these fallen angels. The angels had become gods. They were to be worshipped.
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Please try again later. Format: Paperback Verified Purchase. I began seriously studying Kabbalah about a year ago. Personal life events prompted my attention to needing answers. I have turned to Creation myths and history; the who am I, the why am I aspects of human existence.
Angels, Aliens, and the Dark Side of Evangelicalism
I discovered Kabbalah. Moreover, as a life long student of tarot I very organically discovered its connection to Kabbalah. Upon opening this particular book this morning when it arrived and discovering the relevance to Kabbalah I immediately looked for Tree graphics. There are none! So, what is this Alien aspect, I asked myself and began reading. What a surprise. This is simply awe inspiring. I am delighted, enlightening, and perhaps can dream more beautifully now.
Here is an update to the initial review I wrote below. Because the book is, as I said, repetitious, and the author frequently makes pointless comments like, "Is it true?
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Then again, maybe not. My first impression that the writing was good lessened as I went along. The book is a poorly edited collection of material, which accounts for the repetition, perhaps. My opinion of the author grew dimmer after I saw him on the TV show "Ancient Aliens," looking like someone's cinematic idea of a mystical magical rabbi; I subsequently looked him up online and watched a couple of his so-so YouTube lectures.
I also found he published some nasty comments in criticism of others, even making some "blot out the name of Jesus" type of remarks, which seemed to contradict his dismissal of fundamentalism in this book. Incidentally, he uses the pious "G-d" online but not in the book. Is "God" even the equivalent of YHVH, which some render yod-ke-vav-ke to avoid even the actual initials?
Talk about fanaticism. In any case, there are some very worthwhile points made in this book; it's not as if this rabbi doesn't know anything, for all his withholding of clear information. I suggest the following way to get the most out of the present book: Read it at a fairly good clip and underline of highlight any ideas that you have never heard before or that seem substantive and exciting. Then go back and take a leisurely tour through your highlighted passages and absorb them. This way, you will avoid the annoyance of all the parts that are useless.
Incidentally, highlighting and note taking are not the best way to remember what you have read. Instead, after you have finished reading, rest quietly, perhaps in a darkened room, for a short time.