In the last article, "Mischievous Angels or Sethites?" we explored the importance of understanding
Genesis 6. The straightforward presentation of the text seems to clearly portray
a strange union of fallen angels with women to produce a hybrid race called the
"Nephilim," or fallen ones.
We enumerated the reasons we accept the "angel" view and
why the liberal "Sethite" view is inadequate.
Far beyond simply a misunderstanding of the forthright presentation of the
text, the "Sethite" view also obscures apprehension of the prophetic
Regarding the Nephilim, Genesis 6:4 also includes the haunting phrase,
"...and also after that...." Apparently these strange events were not confined
just to the period before the Flood.
We find that there seems to be some recurrence of those things which resulted in unusual "giants" appearing in subsequent periods later in the Old Testament narrative, specifically the giant-races of Canaan.
There were a number of tribes such as the Rephaim, the Emim, the Horim, and Zamsummim, that were giants.1 The kingdom of Og, the King of
Bashan, was the "land of the giants."2 Later, we also find
Arba,3 Anak, and his seven sons (the "Anakim") also as
giants, along with the famed Goliath4 and his four
When God had revealed to Abraham that the land of Canaan was to be given to
him, Satan had over 400 years to plant his "mine field" of Nephilim!6
When Moses sent his twelve spies to reconnoiter the Land of Canaan, they came
back with the report of giants in the land.7 (The term used
was Nephilim.) Their fear of those terrifying creatures resulted in
their being relegated to wandering in the wilderness for 38 years.
When Joshua and the nation Israel later entered the land of Canaan, they were
instructed to wipe out every man, woman and child of certain tribes.8 That strikes us as disturbingly severe. It would seem that in
the Land of Canaan, there again was a "gene pool problem."
These Rephaim, Nephilim, and others seem to have been established as an
advance guard to obstruct Israel's possession of the Promised Land. Was this
also a stratagem of Satan?
The Days of Noah
Perhaps the most direct prophetic reference involving these things was the
peculiar warning of our Lord Jesus Himself:
And as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the
Son of man.
What does that mean? He also warned:
And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars;
and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves
roaring; Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those
things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be
Luke 21:25,26 (emphasis added)
(The late Walter Martin loved to include a "flying saucer" gesture with his
hand when quoting this verse!)
Is it possible that the UFOs - and their occupants - are part of an end-time
The Miry Clay of Daniel 2
The famous dream of Nebuchadnezzar in Daniel Chapter 2 appears to lay out all
of Gentile history until God ultimately intervenes and sets up His own
The various metals which make up the image in the dream are well known to
serious students of prophecy.9 Even our common expression,
"the idol has feet of clay," comes to us from this classic passage.
But what is represented by the "miry clay" in this image? It seems
to be strangely mixed-but not completely-with the iron in the dream. The term
"miry clay" refers to clay made from dust,10 a Biblical
idiom which suggests death.11 )
When Daniel interprets this for us he makes an especially provocative
allusion in verse 43:
And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle
themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to
another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.
As he switches to a personal pronoun, they, "shall mingle themselves with
the seed of men..." This is extremely suggestive when viewed in light of
the warning of our Lord in Luke 17:26, ostensibly directing us to look more
closely at Genesis 6.
Just what (or who) are "mingling with the seed of men?" These would seem to
refer to some beings who are not the seed of men themselves!
Could this be a hint of a return to the mischief of Genesis 6? It staggers
the mind to consider the potential significance of Daniel's passage and its
implications for the future global governance.
Are these "aliens" so prolific that they constitute a political
Will there be UFO incidents as part of a carefully orchestrated program to
lead us toward a political agenda? Or has it started already? Are the UFOs, and
the increasingly widespread abductions, part of the preparations for this
There seems to be a growing concern within the psychiatric community from the
strange (and far too frequent) reports from people who claim to have been
"abducted" by the occupants of UFOs. These reports are too bizarre to accept,
and yet too frequent-and consistent-to ignore. What is particularly disturbing
is the estimate from some national polls that as much as 3% of the population
may be involved!
Perhaps the most well-known researcher in this area is Dr. John E. Mack, who
is professor of psychiatry at The Cambridge Hospital, Harvard Medical School. A
contributor to over 150 articles in professional (peer-reviewed) journals and a
former Pulitzer Prize winner, he certainly appears to have impressive
He has been involved in almost a hundred of these cases personally, and has
shocked the professional community by declaring that he believes these beings
may be real and that they appear to have an agenda to develop a hybrid
At a professional conference on abductions at M.I.T., Dr. Mack asked the
provocative question, "If what these abductees are saying is happening to them
isn't happening, then what is?"13
Could all this involve a return to the strange events of "the Days of
Can A Christian Be "Abducted?"
In our publication, The Return of the Nephilim, I ventured the
opinion, based on demonology considerations, that a Christian cannot be
abducted. In response, I have received several letters of rebuttal, and also an
interesting phone call from a senior executive at Universal Studios who
apparently has extensive background in this area.
He indicated that he had participated with Dr. John Mack in some of his
sessions, as well as with other researchers, and declared that I was wrong. He
suggested that I investigate the Andreasson affair.
The Andreasson case involved a spirit-filled Christian; however, the reports
indicate that she accepted an invitation to participate.14 It still appears to me that a Christian cannot be abducted
This opens up the entire subject of demonology and is beyond our scope here.
(Our book does include a "Checklist for Potential Abductees"
for those who are concerned with this issue.)
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Dr. Mark Eastman and I have just published a new book, Alien
Encounters, which attempts to explore the Biblical implications of the
increasing reports of UFOs and their occupants, and their potential prophetic
It will prove to be the most controversial thing we have done and we truly
request your prayers!