Any Christian with a reasonable amount of discernment can easily comprehend an increase in demonic activity in our world today. It is coupled with the apostasy (I Timothy 4:1-3, II Timothy 3, Jude) foretold to come in the last days. It is important to note that apostasy can only happen IN the church since the world is already lost (one cannot fall away when they do not know the Lord). In our nation, the good ole’ U.S.A., God has removed His protection, evidenced by the attacks on the World Trade Buildings and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. More people died in this cowardly act than during the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. For men who call themselves followers of Allah to do such a thing, they would have to be demon possessed. It is hard for westerners to even fathom the mindset of murdering innocent men, women and children civilians in order to glorify God. Demonic activity, likewise, preceded the flood of Noah in a very large way, and the last days preceding the Great Tribulation Period will host the same climate. Matthew 24:37: “But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” Let us once again examine the days of Noah, and the demonic activity that occurred, in order to understand better the day in which we live. Genesis 6:1-4 is a sketch of the rampant sin prior to the flood. The sons of God, identified elsewhere almost exclusively as angels, saw and took wives of the human race. This produced an unnatural union which violated the God-ordained order of human marriage and procreation. The New Testament further clarifies this as involving fallen angels who indwelt men. See II Peter 2:4-5 and Jude 6. Hence the progeny of the fallen angels and mankind contributed rapidly to the corruption of the earth prior to the great deluge. Genesis 6:4 unveils the giants (from nephilim, meaning “to fall,” in the sense of falling on others and overpowering them) who were already in the earth when the “mighty men” and “men of renown” were born. The giants are different from the offspring of the fallen angels and daughters of men—–hence we could say “There was a double corruption.” There are several extrabiblical references to the corruption of mankind prior to the deluge of Noah. We learn of the “gods” that descended from heaven and materialized in bodies of flesh from Greece, Rome, Egypt, Persia, Assyria, Babylonia and Sumer—the earliest records of civilization tell of the era when powerful beings known to the Hebrews as “Watchers” and in Genesis as the benei ha-elohim (sons of God) mingled themselves with humans, giving birth to a bizarre hybrid offspring. Ancient writings that expound on this theme are the book of Enoch, Jubilees, Baruch, Genesis Apocryphon, Philo, Josephus, Jasher, and others. The aforementioned are historians, apocryphal, pseudepigraphic and Jewish writings. The book of Enoch contends that 200 of these fallen angels mingled with the daughters of men and corrupted the human race. The legend of the Watchers and the “mighty men” born of their union with humans is also replete in ancient Greek stories of the demigods (half-gods): the Greek Titans, Hercules, Achilles (Trojan) and Gilgamesh (Sumerian) to name a few. These demigods were likewise accompanied in texts and idol representation by half-animal and half-human creatures like centaurs, chimeras, furies, satyrs, gorgons, nymphs, minotaurs, and other genetic aberrations. All of this seems to indicate that the Watchers not only modified human DNA during the construction of these hybrid people, but that of animals as well, a point the book of Enoch supports, saying in the seventh chapter that the fallen angels “sinned” against animals as well as humans. Other books such as Jubilees add that this interspecies mingling eventually resulted in mutations among normal humans and animals whose “flesh” (genetic makeup) was “corrupted” by the activity, presumably through crossbreeding. The Old Testament contains reference to the genetic mutations that developed among humans following this time frame, including “men” of unusual size, physical strength, six fingers, six toes, animal appetite for blood, and even lion-like features (II Sam. 21:20; 23:20). Here is a unique revelation from the book of Jasher that sheds even more light on these mutational alterations: “After the Watchers had instructed humans “in the secrets of heaven,” then the sons of men began teaching the mixture of animals of one species with the other, in order therewith to provoke the Lord” (4:18). Notice that it is the genetically altered changes OUTSIDE of a species that provoke the Lord. Throughout history, changes within the species is natural and acceptable. [much of the above material comes from a book “The Departure” by Terry James, chapter 8, End-Of-Days Demons In High Places] Part II and Eschatology 14 will explain the contemporary counterparts of this phenomena before the flood. i.e. How a current scenario is shaping up that would repeat this great universal corruption prior to the great deluge of Noah.