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From where did the giants come?
A friend and I were talking the other night about the Bible in Genesis where it talks about the giants in the earth. Well the question came up if the earth was flooded and killed all the people except Noah and his family where did the men like Goliath and Gad and the giants that were seen by the Israelites in the promised land come from?
Genesis 2:7 says, "And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul." Genesis 2:21, 22 says, "And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man." All of the possible variation in mankind (eye colors, hair colors, nose sizes and shapes, ear sizes and shapes, jaw sizes and shapes, skin complections and colors, and size and heights, etc.) were all found in the first man and woman, Adam and Eve. All of what we now see came from just one man and one woman. God programmed all of this variety into just one man and one woman.When God brought the flood upon the earth, there were just 8 people who survived: Naoh, his wife, and their three sons and three daughter's-in-law. Genesis 7:13 says, "In the selfsame day entered Noah, and Shem, and Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah's wife, and the three wives of his sons with them, into the ark." God, who could bring all of this present variety out of just 1 man and 1 woman to start it all, could certainly continue that variety now through 4 men and 4 women after the flood. When those with certain dominant characteristics marry, those traits are sometimes magnified more and more. Have you ever seen a tall man married to a tall woman? What is usually the case? Tall children. What if those tall children then marry other tall mates? The height could gradually increase more and more over the generations. Height seems to be on the increase today, even when the parents are not overly tall. Neither of my parents are 6 foot tall, but they have a son who is about 6' 3' tall. How tall will his children be when they are at full maturity? Some people wrongly assume that giants in the Bible could only be produced by some supernatural event, not by natural conception, but that is not true. Below is a previous question and answer in that regard.
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Who or what produced the giants in Genesis 6?
GENESIS CHAP-6 WHO ARE,OR WHAT ARE THE SONS OF GOD? FALLEN ANGELS??
Genesis 6:1-8 says, "And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown. And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them. But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD."
The emphasis in the above passage seems to be upon man and his wickedness not upon the wickedness of angels. "When MEN began to multiply on the face of the earth, and DAUGHTERS WERE BORN UNTO THEM..." The phrase which people wonder about being angels is the phrase "the sons of God." But when you consider the whole Book of Genesis, the words "angel" and "angels" appear many times. The word "angel" appears in the Book of Genesis 11 times, and the word "angels" appears 4 times.There is a saying about Bible interpretation which goes something like this, "If the literal sense makes common sense, then seek no other sense." In other words, do not try and read more into a passage than is there. Case in point, I do not know of anyone who has ever read Genesis 6, and interpreted it as angels committing immorality with women, and thus producing a race of giants. People only wonder about that after someone suggests the thought. But upon the first reading of that chapter, I do not think that anyone has ever come up with that idea. That alone gives you a clue that it is not a natural interpretation of that passage. Yes, the Bible does refer to certain angels committing especially offensive sins during the days when the ark was being built. I Peter 3:18-20 says, "For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison; Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water." Jude 6, 7 says, "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 Gomorrha, 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." Angels did something vile in those days, but the Bible does not give us details. Ephesians 5:11,12 says, "And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret." The Bible is clear that angels do not have children. Matthew 22:23-30 says, "The same day came to him the Sadducees, which say that there is no resurrection, and asked him, Saying, Master, Moses said, If a man die, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother. Now there were with us seven brethren: and the first, when he had married a wife, deceased, and, having no issue, left his wife unto his brother: Likewise the second also, and the third, unto the seventh. And last of all the woman died also. Therefore in the resurrection whose wife shall she be of the seven? for they all had her. Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God. For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven." Mark 12:24,25 says, "And Jesus answering said unto them, Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God? For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as the angels which are in heaven." Luke 20:34-36 says, "And Jesus answering said unto them, The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage: But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage: Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection." I think that the Bible is very clear that the giants of Genesis 6 are the result of marriage, and are not "half men-half angels." Genesis 6:1-8 says, "And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. THERE WERE GIANTS IN THE EARTH IN THOSE DAYS; AND ALSO AFTER THAT, WHEN THE SONS OF GOD CAME IN UNTO THE DAUGHTERS OF MEN, AND THEY BARE CHILDREN TO THEM, THE SAME BECAME MIGHTY MEN WHICH WERE OF OLD, MEN OF RENOWN. And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them. But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD." If you will notice that passage carefully, you will notice that there were already giants in the earth, and AFTER THAT, the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare mighty men. It is not necessary to have angels involved to produce giants. What about Goliath and his family? Were they half angel? Who has ever thought that Goliath must be part angel? Then why must angels be involved in Genesis to come up with giants in the land? What about Robert Wadlow? He was born in Alton, Illinois, in 1918. At 8 years old, he was 60". At 11 years old, he was 67". At 14 years old, he was 75". At 17 years old, he was 81/2". At 22 years old he was over 811" almost 9 tall. He died in Manistee, Michigan. His shoes were size 37AA. Was he the result of an angel? No. He was just a big man. (Guinness Book Of World Records, 1976). Adam was called the "son of God," and he was not an angel. Luke 3:36-38 says, "Which was the son of Cainan, which was the son of Arphaxad, which was the son of Sem, which was the son of Noe, which was the son of Lamech, Which was the son of Mathusala, which was the son of Enoch, which was the son of Jared, which was the son of Maleleel, which was the son of Cainan, Which was the son of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which was the son of ADAM, WHICH WAS THE SON OF GOD."
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Why are giants not being born today?
IF, AS YOU SAY ( I THINK ) THAT THE GIANTS WERE JUST REGULAR MEN BORN OF MEN AND WOMEN...THESE GIANTS THAT CO-HABITATED WITH THE DAUGHTERS OF MEN IT SAID PRODUCED GIANTS...IF THEY WERE MERE MEN AND WOMEN WHY ARE THERE NOT STILL GIANTS BEING PRODUCED AFTER REGULAR CONCEPTION?
The Bible is clear that angels do not bring forth children. Matthew 22:29-30 says, "29 Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God. 30 For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven."
The Bible is clear that God has set a boundary between the "kinds," and that they cannot interbreed. 1 Corinthians 15:39 says, "39 All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds." Genesis 1:24-27 says, "24 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so. 25 And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good. 26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. 27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them."
Angels can appear as a body, and do some things that bodies of flesh can do (like eat food Genesis 19:1-3 says, "1 And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground; 2 And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant's house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on your ways. And they said, Nay; but we will abide in the street all night. 3 And he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and entered into his house; and he made them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and they did eat."), but angels do not have regular bodies of flesh and bones. Angels are spirit-beings. Hebrews 1:7 says, "And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire." Hebrews 1:13-14 says, "13 But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool? 14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation? Spirit beings do not have flesh and bones. Luke 24:38-39 says, 38 And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts? 39 Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.
If some fallen angels committed immorality with women, it would not have produced any offspring, because it would be crossing over between the "kinds" (making a half-man/half-angel). Such an intercrossing of kinds would not just produce a large human (a giant), it would also produce a person with supernatural powers (power to appear and disappear, because the person would have no flesh and bones; power to travel all the way to heaven and back in the spiritual realm, etc.). Besides that fact, many people saw angels in the Bible, and they normally did not mention them as being large in size or "giants." They appeared as regular-sized men. Hebrews 13:2 says, "Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares."
Also, what are you going to do with the salvation of a "half angel/half man?" There is no means of salvation for angels, but there is for man. The angels are amazed at the salvation that God provided for mankind. 1 Peter 1:7-12 says, "That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls. Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you: Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow. Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into." The angels have seen God, and have been in His presence, and yet, many of them fell with Satan and rebelled against God. God created hell for them. Matthew 25:41says, "Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels." So what are you going to do with a "half man/half angel" about salvation? Does the "half angel" get the chance to be saved because he happens to also be "half man?" Or does the "half man" not have the chance to be saved, because he happens to also be "half angel?" Do you see the foolishness of the teaching that giants are the result of angels being immoral with women?
Jude 1:6-7 says, 6 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. 7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, 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." If the sin of these angels was leaving their normal realm and committing immorality with "strange flesh," (that is, if these angels were being immoral with women); then, just like the sin of Sodomy (men with men or women with women) cannot produce any offspring neither would angels being immoral with women be able to produce any offspring. God does not allow conception between the kinds or between strange flesh encounters.
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