Analysis Of The History Channel’s Series: Revelation, The End Of Days, The Trumpets Sound, Part I

A Christian must be CAREFUL when watching secular programs- yes, even the History Channel.  For instance, last night the History Channel showed the premier of Revelation, The End Of Days, followed immediately by a program that suggested the great flood of Noah was caused by aliens.  A Bible believing Christian would say this was truth followed by fiction.  The following is a synopsis of Revelation, The End Of Days, Part I.  I did not watch the following apostate teachings concerning Noah: 

The two hour presentation was fast paced, and filmed like a documentary with the camera often shaking during movement.  Bible verses, primarily from Revelation, but also from Matthew, Ezekiel and Daniel were quoted throughout.  The book of Revelation was followed verse by verse.  Revelation 4:1 was the first one mentioned, and that verse represents when the Lord takes His bride the church home to heaven, and the tribulation period commences shortly thereafter in Revelation 6.  The following Bible doctrine were all represented incredibly well: The rapture of the church at the trumpet sound, the tribulation period, the second coming, the four horsemen of the apocalypse, the seven headed beast, a war in the Middle East centered on Israel, the Antichrist and a false “peace” covenant with him, the rebuilding of the temple, and Wormwood which most theologians interpret as an asteroid(s) striking our planet.  This is absolutely amazing truly Bible based doctrine from a secular source!

Throughout the two hours of part one of this two part series, all hell broke loose, representing the tribulation period.  They presented the eschatological point of view of a pre tribulation rapture of the church, which I personally believe to be correct.  Here is what was displayed, all scripture based and in fast motion:  Severe storms, high waves, sonic boom sounds that represented God’s judgment and the sounds of the trumpet(s) blowing, endless powerful and bizarre lightning, birds attacking people unnaturally, a child Josh of nine disappearing in Pennsylvania during a storm, several major blasts in Jerusalem, one of which eventually destroyed the Wailing Wall, the worst storms in human history featuring 160 mile per hour winds everywhere, hurricanes, super storms, heat in one place and snow blizzards in another, meteor showers and asteroids, children missing en masse, severe disease outbreaks in shelters, huge earthquakes over 8.0, famines, pestilence featuring people with an extreme aversion to light, the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Europe all attacking Israel at once, killer bacteria, martial law in America, and death in the streets.  In America, both the president and vice president died from the pestilence, hence another man came to the oval office.

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I thought it was extremely good, especially considering the source.  Here are two points, however, that did not seem to resonate with scriptural truth:

1)A man in the movie who played the role of an understanding theologian, stated that the “Tribulation was allowed by God to test the limits of mankind.”  No, I do not think this was a Biblical statement.  Millions of people will die during the Tribulation Period.  It will be similar to the flood of Noah and the Bible tells us that no time in human history will be like it, hence we are to pray that the Lord will spare us from this awful time.  All hell will break loose.  This is not a testing of any sort.  This is clear unequivocal judgment from God Almighty on fallen man for rejecting His truth.

2)The rapture doctrine seemed to be solely focused on the children, as they seemed to disappear in storms at various times and not all at once like the Bible says.  There appeared to be various trumpet sounds (like sonic booms), each representing children taken at different times.  The Bible refers to THE LAST TRUMP.  It happens one time.  Also, there was little mention of adults disappearing.  Consider the following scriptures:

34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.

35 For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.

36 Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.

Luke 21:34-36 KJV

The children taken did not know about or understand the rapture of the church.  God apparently took them because they had not reached the age of accountability.  Yet the first part of this movie ignored the great portion of adults who the Lord would take home.  The above scripture tells people to pray that the Lord would count them worthy to escape the things soon to come upon the world.  Hence in Part 1 I thought the rapture of the church was not represented well for two major reasons: a)The adults taken via the rapture were glossed over for the most part.  b)The very name of Part 1- Trumpets Sound, indicates a doctrine involving multiple raptures instead of one major “last trump,” followed by the Lord taking home the entire bride of Christ all at one time.  Read I Thessalonians 4:13-18.  Hopefully I misunderstood their representation of the rapture in the movie, but regardless, I found this presentation to be nothing short of excellent.  It was much better than I expected, and it must be a “God thing” that such a good program made it to the History channel.  I am looking forward very much to Part 2.      Maranatha/The Lord Is Coming, Pastor Steve

For further Biblical information on end times prophecy, please go to the category Eschatology (End Times Prophecy) on this blog site.  Go to the bottom and keep striking Older Posts because there is extensive information here on the rapture of the church, the tribulation period and the new world order, the second coming, etc., etc.

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The Giants Of The Bible, Breaking Down The Different Biblical Giants, Part 4

In the book I Enoch, a commonly used name for the fallen angels (the sons of God) is the Watchers.  Another term used by many of the ancients for the fallen ones is the Gibborim.  The following, however, are the Biblical terms for the giants:

1)Nephilim- These are the antediluvian (pre flood) giants.  The term means fallen ones.  Archaeologists in North America believe they located possible Nephilim bones and remains, highlighted by two rows of teeth and heights exceeding eight and even nine feet.  These giants were the result of the fall depicted in Genesis 6:1-4, whereby the sons of God (sons of heaven, fallen angels) took wives for themselves among whom they chose.  The Nephilim apparently settled throughout the world prior to the great deluge of Noah.

2)Rephaim- These are the giants after the flood.  They include King Og, Goliath and his brothers, and many others.  They seem to be confined more so to the land of Canaan and surrounding nations, whereas the Nephilim settled globally.  Moses confronted giants as the Israelites journeyed towards the land of Canaan.  The Anakim giants were encountered by Moses on the way to Canaan and they are another group of the post flood Rephaim giants.  All of the  Canaanite tribes had giants among them and were also part of the Rephaim.  The twelve spies encountered the giants when they spied out the land and felt like grasshoppers in their presence.  Giants are mentioned throughout the Bible much more than most readers realize.

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Many conservative theologians throughout history, have thought there was a great spiritual fall involving angelic beings, and they “left their first estate,” thusly intervening in the affairs of men, and taking wives for themselves prior to the flood.  There was a spiritual fall both before and after the flood.  Mount Hermon is the place that ancient writings tell us the fallen angels gathered at.  We do not know exactly how this happened since it was a supernatural act.  Here is something you may have never thought of.  Most people equate the demons who plague our earth as fallen angels, BUT the Bible says that the fallen angels who left their proper domain and abode (Jude 6) are already locked in everlasting chains until the final judgment.  So how could they become the demons who currently inhabit our world?  Another possibility is that the demons who wander the earth came from the giants who were the progeny of the sons of God.  It is interesting to think about.  There will be one more part for this series on the Biblical giants.  The hybrids throughout the ancient world will be examined.  It is fascinating to realize that there is indeed fact (distorted over the centuries) behind the ancient myths that we are all familiar with.

Last Days Series On End Times Eschatological Events Including The Rapture Of The Church And The Tribulation Period

The History Channel Features A Special Series Involving Biblical End Times Events, Including The Rapture Of The Church And The Tribulation Period-

History Channel

1)Revelation: The End Of Days, Part I: Trumpets Sound

This will be shown first on Monday, December 29, 2014 @ 9PM Eastern Standard Time.  It will be shown on other occasions during the week.

2)Revelation: The End Of Days, Part II: Road To Babylon

This will be shown first on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 @ 9PM Eastern Standard Time.  It will be shown on other occasions during the week.

***   This blog site will attempt to assess the Biblical integrity of these two features (two hours each).   ***

For further Biblical information on end times prophecy, please go to the category Eschatology (End Times Prophecy) on this blog site.  Go to the bottom and keep striking Older Posts because there is extensive information here on the rapture of the church, the tribulation period and the new world order, the second coming, etc., etc.

Synagogue Unearthed In Magdala Where Jesus Likely Preached

 

Archaeologists Are Excavating A Synagogue Where Jesus Likely Preached

Mark Strauss

Filed to: Archaeology

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Since 2009, archaeologists have been slowly excavating the ancient town of Magdala—thought to be the home of Mary Magdalene—near the Sea of Galilee. Among their finds has been a first-century synagogue where, experts say, Jesus likely preached.

Image: Israel Antiquities Authority

Although Jerusalem and Bethlehem are the sites most commonly associated with Jesus, Father Eamon Kelly—vice president of Israel’s Magdala Center and vice chargé of the Pontifical Institute Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center—points out that Jesus spent almost his entire life in what is now northern Israel.

“Eighty percent of Jesus’ public life was here,” he tells the Israeli newspaper Haaretz.

Archaeologists believe the synagogue was built in 1 AD and then upgraded into a more ornate building in 40 AD.

The Romans destroyed the synagogue in 67 or 68 AD, during the First Jewish Revolt. But significant parts of the structure remains intact, including ritual baths and a sculpted limestone block probably used for writing or reading the Torah. Its relief depicts the oldest menorah ever found on stone.

As Haaretz reports:

Experts say it’s highly likely that Jesus would have preached in the uncovered synagogue….Until Tiberias was built, the only town on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee was Magdala.

Anyone touring the region, as Jesus did according to the New Testament, teaching and preaching in synagogues all through Galilee, would not have skipped Magdala, located on the Via Maris—the ancient trade route that ran along the Mediterranean and the western shore of the Sea of Galilee all the way from Egypt to Syria.

“He was a clever rabbi. He knew where to set up shop,” says Kelly. “If you walk from Nazareth to Bethsaida to Capernaum, you’re going to come out here.”

Matthew 15:39 also mentions Jesus setting foot there, saying “and he took ship, and came into the coasts of Magdala (sometimes also translated from the Greek as Magadan).”

In the times of Jesus, people would gather in local synagogues to meet and assemble, not just for prayer.

“So if a strange rabbi came to town, a new rabbi, a new preacher, a new teacher, the logical place was to meet here,” Kelly says, standing on the two-thousand-year-old stones.

 

Comments-

Trolls ignore them. Saying that Jesus did not exist. There is little doubt by historians theologians and other religious leaders from Christianity and other major world religions that he was a real man. Debate the messiah part, son of god miracle worker whatever, but in your ignorance don’t claim that he never existed especially when you don’t know anything about the historical record and New Testament. The impact this man or messiah had on the world can not be disputed. I hope that when in need the people in the blog that have no faith period, find some. In their god of your own choosing. There is no argument that can be had that the world would be better off without Faith.

 Look, I’m cool if you don’t believe Jesus is God incarnate or Messiah. Hell, I’m cool if you think he was a deluded apocalyptic preacher whose followers made up miracle stories and put some teachings in his mouth (although I don’t find this probable). But the “Jesus never existed” claptrap is not reputable history nor even in the realm of probability. Read Bart Ehrman’s “Did Jesus exist?”, and he is certainly no friend of any orthodox branch of Christianity.

Claiming Jesus just flat out didn’t exist is like claiming the moon landing was staged, or that Jesus was really an Aryan proto-Nazi, or that the holocaust never happened, or that the U. S. Founding Fathers were all Evangelical Christians, or denying anthropogenic climate change. It’s a species in the same genus of denialism, prone to the same solipsism, assuming what one wants to prove, and cherry picking evidence. There’s lots of ways to remain a rational, evidence-based skeptic and deny the tenets of Christian religion. Jesus-denialism isn’t one of those ways.

Just to start out with, the Gospels and New Testament weren’t written “centuries” after the purported events. We have copies of most of them found in Egypt from the second century (150-200 CE), which means they had to be written, copied, and circulated by them. After the NT time period, in the 100-150 CE era, there are “Apostolic Fathers” from who quote the NT (Clement, Ignatius, Polycarp, etc), other books that didn’t make it in the NT that talk about Jesus (Gospel of Thomas, Didache, etc.), and other Jewish and Roman writers who talk about Christ and early Christians (Josephus, Pliny, Tacitus).

NONE of this means that the NT is completely (or even mainly) accurate in its portrayal of Jesus. There are good reasons for a wide variance of opinion about the “Historical Jesus”, from those on the “left” who think Jesus was highly mythicIzed and redacted by early Christians, to those on the “right” who think the Gospels are substantially reliable yet ideologically driven. What is outside of the bell curve of legitimate historiography are “Jesus never existed” propagandists on the “extreme left” and “Bible is inerrant” propagandists of the “extreme right”.

And if you reject the theological claims of Christianity and want a reason to read the New Testament, ponder this: There’s hardly any literature from that time period that shows any interest in the lives of peasants and non-nobility. If you poke around the NT behind the theology, there’s a lot that is interesting culturally from the first century.

 

The Giants Of The Bible, The Many Sources That Confirm Their Ancient Existence, Part 3

The common characteristics of the ancient giants were mentioned in the “Giants Of The Bible, Part 2.”  To the novice who has never carefully examined this subject, the characteristics would look surreal.  The fact is, however, that these traits are found in a myriad of cultures, civilizations and lands all around the globe, including every continent.  They are recorded in God’s Word, in the history of various nations and in the myths of the ancients.  The same could be said for the dinosaurs and the flood of Noah.  Recorded below are some of the best sources that tell us about the giants of old, and give us the overall composite picture regarding their ancient existence:

1)The Bible

2)I Enoch (The best and most comprehensive source.  Several verses about the sons of God and the giants in Jude and II Peter 2 come from I Enoch).

3)Jubilees

4)Jasher (This source is actually quoted in the Bible).

5)Sibylline Oracles

6)Terracotta’s Army in Chinese Prehistory

7)Baruch

8)The Testament Of The Twelve Patriarchs

9)Sirach

10)Wisdom of Solomon

11)Dead Sea Scrolls

12)Genesis Apocryphon (From the Dead Sea Scrolls).

13)All of Greek Mythology featuring the Serpentine Giants and Much More. (See #14 Just Below).

14)Homer’s Odyssey (Hercules, Orion the Gigantic Hunter, and Many More Giants Appear Throughout His Writings, Featuring A Myriad Of Demigods- One Half god and One Half Human.  The Cyclops Are Featured As Well, and Are Noted For Capturing and Devouring Their Victims).

15)Jewish Talmud

16)Babylonian Talmud

17)Josephus

18)Eusebius

19)Plato

20)Hesiod (Theogany)

21)III Maccabees

22)Herodotus

23)A Plethora Of Publications and Innumerable Historical Recordings Of The North American Mound Builder

***   This list is by no means comprehensive, and represents a mere fraction of the information about the giants who once dwelled on the earth.  Just like the great flood and dinosaurs, there are too many recorded annuls of the giants to be counted.  The stories of giants are replete throughout the Bible, they are in the recorded history of nearly every  ancient people, and their stories are sprinkled throughout mythology, with of course, some perversions and distortions.   ***

Just When I Lose My Faith In Mankind, Something Great Happens…

Thanks, But No Thanks

Would you turn down a two million dollar bonus?  That is what a CEO from a Seattle based company did because he felt he did not earn it.

Here is his quote from Fortune magazine:

“….I appreciated their confidence in me, but I didn’t feel comfortable taking them…  this has been a year where total shareholder returns are down 10% or more.  It just wasn’t the right thing to do.”

Rick Holley, CEO of Plum Creek Timber

Fortune magazine, December 18, 2014

It was Henry Clay who said:  “I would rather be right than president.”  When people do the right thing they shine, do they not?

[Some news critics and cynics judge Rick Holley’s motives, and claim his sacrifice was a PR ploy.  I suppose it is hard for many in our day to believe that sometimes people do the right thing simply because it is the right thing.  I will be concerned and focused on my own heart and motives, and leave the above CEO for the Lord to judge.]

Sin Holds Everyone Captive

Sports stars are no longer great role models, and praise God for the notable exceptions.  Another domino recently fell, Olympic Champion Swimmer Michael Phelps.  I am sure Michael is a great guy, but like all of us, he has feet of clay.  He conquered the pool by winning an unbelievable 18 gold medals!  [We boomers were kids when Mark Spitz won 7 as a swimmer and thought that record would remain untouched].  Most Olympians  would sell the farm in order to win one gold medal during their life.  Michael Phelps was arrested after leaving a casino in Baltimore on September 30, and charged with drunk driving along with other offenses.  He is 29 years old and could face up to a year in jail.  Fame and accomplishment does not exempt anyone from the clutches of sin.  After all, Alexander the Great conquered the world and died a drunkard in Babylon!  Why?  I am glad you asked.  I do not have the answer but the Bible does:

Isaiah 64:6  “But we are ALL like an unclean thing, And all our righteousness are like filthy rags.  We all fade as a leaf, And our iniquities, like the wind, Have taken us away.”

Jeremiah 17:9  “The heart is deceitful above all things, And desperately wicked, Who can know it?”

Romans 3:10-12  “As it is written:  There is none righteous, no, not one; There is none who understands; There is none who seeks after God.  They have all turned aside; they have together become unprofitable; There is none that does good, no, not one.

Romans 3:23  “…for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”

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What is the cure for this awful dilemma in which man finds himself?  There is only one cure.  Receiving the forgiveness through the shed BLOOD of Jesus Christ.  II Corinthians 5:21  “For He hath made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”  Our righteousness is not our own, but given to us by the Lord God in heaven.  As we place our faith in His only begotten Son Jesus Christ, we amazingly become righteous in His sight.  As Marlon Brando said in the famous Godfather saga: “I have an offer you cannot refuse.”  That is what God is saying to fallen man.  You cannot save yourself, so I have done ALL the work for you on Mount Calvary.  There is no other way to be saved (John 14:6; Acts 4:12).  Place your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and repent (turn away) from sin and you will be forgiven and saved!  Amen and amen

Note:  Michael Phelps’ prison term was suspended, and he was sentenced to 18 months probation.  He has a previous DWI charge nearly 10 years ago.

Quotable Quotations

From Our Daily Bread  ***  Radio Bible Class Ministries:

December 18  “The glory of life is to love, not to be loved; to give, not to get; to serve, not to be served.”

December 20:  “Nothing lies beyond the reach of prayer, except that which lies outside the will of God.”

December 23  “Jesus Himself is the greatest Christmas gift ever given.”

 

What Does The Apostle Paul Have In Common With Ebenezer Scrooge?

 
   
           
             
             
             
       

 

The Heart Of Christmas

Charles Dickens’ novel A Christmas Carol was released on December 19, 1843, and has never been out of print. It tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a wealthy, sour, stingy man who says, “Every idiot who goes about with ‘Merry Christmas,’ on his lips, should be boiled with his own pudding!” Yet, one Christmas Eve, Scrooge is radically changed into a generous and happy man. With great humor and insight, Dickens’ book captures the universal longing for inner peace.

As a young man, the apostle Paul opposed Jesus and His followers with a vengeful spirit. He “made havoc of the church, entering every house, and dragging off men and women, committing them to prison” (Acts 8:3). But one day he encountered the risen Christ, and his life became a different story (9:1-16).

In a letter to Timothy, his son in the faith, Paul described that life-changing event by saying, even though he was “a blasphemer, a persecutor, and an insolent man . . . the grace of our Lord was exceedingly abundant, with faith and love which are in Christ Jesus” (1 Tim. 1:13-14).

Jesus was born into our world and gave His life so that we can be forgiven and transformed through faith in Him. This is the heart of Christmas!

Then let us all with one accord
Sing praises to our heavenly Lord,
That hath made heaven and earth of naught,
And with His blood mankind hath bought. —English carol
A change in behavior begins with Jesus changing our heart.

Insight

Though Paul’s words to Timothy in today’s reading are not one of the traditional biblical texts we read at Christmas, they definitely have application for this season. In verse 15 we read: “Christ Jesus came into the world.” This is a reference not only to Christ’s coming but also to His purpose for coming. Why was He born in human flesh? Paul answers that question by adding, “to save sinners.” Jesus’ coming was a mission of rescue for a race that desperately needed a Savior.

    1. doctor-perspective says:

      A brilliant, educated young man named Saul, entrusted with authority by the Chief Priests, gave his nod of approval as a convicted Jewish mob covered their ears, screamed at the top of their voices, pounced on Stephen, threw him out of the temple and stoned him to death. The sight of Stephen dying empowered Saul who swore that many others would die like Stephen. Now he made it his mission, with the authority from the High Priest, to discover and destroy all those who named the name of Jesus. As Christians scampered for cover, the mighty Saul marched onward, unstoppable in His mission of mass destruction of members of the Body of Christ. “…He would enter house after house, drag off men and women, and put them in prison.” (Acts 8:3)
      Not content with, and emboldened by the success of his massacre of Christians in Jerusalem, Paul obtained authority to extend the reach of his extermination of the followers of Jesus Christ, and to this end was travelling more than 150 miles to Damascus. Suddenly… a light, brighter than the brightest sun shone around Him, knocked him to the ground, and the voice of God Himself spoke to him. “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?”

      Instantly, dramatically, Saul was converted. The destroyer of the Church was ready to build the church. The persecutor was ready to be persecuted, and the assassin to be assassinated. His direction was changed and so was his name; but his zeal, far from abated, grew even fiercer as he relentlessly preached the message of reconciliation wherever he went.

      There are some of us who have had dramatic conversions, but few if any would have been as dramatic as Paul’s. The light that shone around him was brighter than the mid-day sun. (Acts 26:13) God spoke directly to him out of heaven, not just to his spirit, but audibly to his ears, so that others also could hear the sound (Acts 9:7). But the hint of the magnitude of Saul’s sin lies in the words of Jesus. “I am Jesus, the One you are persecuting.” (Acts 9:5) To persecute God’s people is to persecute God; and that is as close to perdition as one can get. It was only because of the grace and mercy of God that Saul was not consumed. When Paul characterized himself as the chief of sinners, he knew what he was talking about. And yet, until we surrendered our lives to Jesus Christ, we too were fighting Him and making a mockery of His death for us at Calvary. For as long as we were not for Him, we were against Him.

      Regardless of our social profile before we were saved, with Paul, we had one thing in common. We were born in sin, conceived in iniquity, and on our way to hell. Some conversions are more dramatic than others but all are works of grace, through faith and justification, resulting in reconciliation. Furthermore, the journeys on which we embark after conversion are remarkably similar as we share a common arch-enemy of our souls, and are empowered by the same Holy Spirit in our lives.

      It is at this stage that we can join the Apostle Paul and say, “I received mercy for this reason, so that in me, the worst of them, Christ Jesus might demonstrate His extraordinary patience as an example to those who would believe in Him for eternal life.” In fact, like the Apostle Paul we can all testify that to this day, we are still relying on the mercy of God to forgive us and rescue us from thinking and saying and doing things that we know we should not be doing, and do not want to do. Then we daily rely on Him for the desire and strength to do what we know we should be thinking, saying and doing (Romans 7:14-25).

      Also, like the Apostle Paul, Christ Jesus has appointed each and every one of us to Ministry, and for that special ministry, has equipped us with Spiritual Gifts and with the Holy Spirit. As we daily do battle with the Devil and press toward the mark for the prize of our high calling of God in Christ Jesus, we join with Paul in 1 Timothy 1:17 and say, “To the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen

The Giants Of The Bible, Those Found In North America, Part II

Common Traits Of Most Giants:

The facts common to most of the ancient giants throughout recorded history are the following:  1)Two rows of teeth!  [Primarily found in giants among the Mound Builders of North America].  2)Blond or red hair.  3)Light skin.  4)A typical height of 7-9 feet, ranging up to approximately 15 feet.  [The Amorite King Og of Bashan was known as the last of the Rephaim giants.  Deuteronomy 3:11 tells us that his bed was 9 cubits long and 4 cubits wide, which is 13 1/2 feet long and 6 feet wide].  5)They were vicious, violent and domineering rulers.  6)They were buried in a special ornate fashion, usually in tombs or vaults within great mounds.  7)In America they are called the mound builders, and led great civilizations and municipalities.  8)They had a blood/flesh lust and were especially noted for their cannibalism, thus eating the dead and human flesh, even breaking the bones open in order to eat the marrow.  They also drank the blood of their victims.  9)They thrived on every continent in the world, and as previously mentioned, the indigenous people everywhere told stories of the gods (fallen angels to the Christian) coming down to the earth, copulating with human women, who produced very tall offspring that were violent ruthless cannibals.  10)They are often referred to as possessing 24 digits, 6 on each limb.  [Goliath and his brothers are famous Biblical examples; I Chronicles 20:6; II Samuel 21:20].  11)They lived in caves and made horrible sounds.  12)They had strength of a different order of magnitude.  13)They were associated with sorcery and witchcraft.  14)Added on 9/9/16:  Based on an account of American soldiers who reportedly killed a modern day Nephilim in Afghanistan in 2002.  The giant and his abode (a cave) had a tremendous stench like a skunk.  The smell was horrible and was very similar to rotting corpses.  There were also bones strewn all around the mouth of the cave, enforcing the common trait of the giants mentioned above in number 8, namely cannibalism.  [You can watch the video on this blog site about this incident.  It is in the article “The Ancient Giants Who Roamed The Earth,” entered on 9/9/16].   These ancient stories are not only in the Bible but replete around the world.  That is the objective data.

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The Giants Of North America

1)The History Channel on television presents a series called the “Search For The Lost Giants.”  In it, the Vieira brothers pool their resources and team up with archaeologists throughout our continent in search of giants.  If you are a visual person, this series will probably resonate with you.  The Vieira brothers simply follow leads from various sources in our history.  This study is fascinating, yet very limited since many of the places from the past are no longer accessible, or their archaeology has been compromised through people, as well as exposure to both time and the elements.

2)The quintessential and comprehensive book dealing with this theme is “The Ancient Giants Who Ruled America,” The Missing Skeletons and the Great Smithsonian Cover-Up, by Richard J. Dewhurst, 2014, Bear and Company, Rochester, Vermont.  This tome is destined to become a classic.  One cannot purchase a more factual book about this theme.  Drawing on 400 years of newspaper articles and photos, first-person accounts, state historical records, and illustrated field reports, Richard J. Dewhurst reveals not only that North America was once ruled by an advanced race of giants but also that the Smithsonian has been actively suppressing the physical evidence for nearly 150 years.  He shows how the thousands of giant skeletons have been unearthed at Mound Builder sites across the continent, only to disappear from the historical record.  He examines other concealed giant discoveries, such as the giant mummies found in Spirit Cave, Nevada, and wrapped in fine textiles; the hundreds of red-haired bog mummies found in sinkhole “cenotes” on the west coast of Florida; and the ruins of the giants’ cities with populations in excess of 100,000 in Arizona, Oklahoma, Alabama and Louisiana.

Dewhurst shows how the suppression began shortly after the Civil War and transformed into an outright cover-up in 1879 when Major John Wesley Powell was appointed Smithsonian director, launching a strict pro-evolution, pro-Manifest Destiny agenda.  He also reveals the 1920s’ discovery on Catalina Island of a megalithic burial complex with 6,000 years of continuous burials and over 4,000 skeletons, including a succession of kings and queens, some more than 9 feet tall- the evidence for which is hidden in the restricted-access evidence room at the Smithsonian.

***   Interestingly, the above cited Vieira brothers believe the Smithsonian cover-up was due to the scientists of the day, who did not want to repeat the error of Piltdown Man.  Piltdown Man was alleged to be the missing link.  In reality there was an orangutan’s jawbone placed on the skull of a human.  Hence scientists were supposedly concerned about repeating the errors of previous forgeries.  I do not believe this to be the case however, since the evidence of giants is so overwhelming.  I agree whole heartily with Richard Dewhurst, that the evidence in favor of giants living previously on the earth totally refuted the theory of evolution.  THAT is why the Smithsonian has suppressed the facts for nearly a century and one half.  Pastor Steve   ***

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