Notes from March 30, 2003
(1) Genesis 6:4 refers to beings called Nephilim
"The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men, and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown."
In the Old Testament "Sons of God" is used to mean angels.
Therefore this verse tells us that fallen angels had children with human women. These offspring were beings with special powers (they were "heros of old" and "men of reknown").
Francis Schaeffer said myths, though contorted, have historical basis. And one myth that occurs over and over in all parts of the world is that a long time ago supernatural beings had sexual intercourse with natural women and produced a special breed of people.
(2) Some ancient civilisations reveal technologies that resemble those of the modern era
(3) The Nephilim somehow survived the Flood
"The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward"
Yet, Gen 7:21 says
"All flesh that moved on the earth perished"
Dr. Aw's conjecture is that the Nephilim went to Mars. Supporting this proposition is:
(4) Legends tell of ancient non-humans who introduced advanced culture and technology
Evidence supporting some truth behind these legends are:
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(5) Implications for us
Dr. Aw suggests that the role of the Nephilim today is to convince people that Jesus was an extraterrestrial and thereby distort the gospel and deny that Jesus is the Son of God.
Ephesians 6:12 says:
"For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms."
Dr. Aw quoted UFO researcher, Dr. Jacques Vallee:
"[UFOs are] are helping to create a new form of belief; an expectation of actual contact among large parts of the public. In turn this expectation makes millions of people hope for the imminent realization of that age-old dream; salvation from above, surrender to the greater power of some wise navigators of the cosmos."
But the salvation referred to is a technological salvation, not salvation from sin.
The final slides are of 2 Thessalonians 3:3, "But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen and protect you from the evil one", and the Cross at Calvary, where our burden of sin comes off.
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