(BEING CONTINUED FROM 20/6/15)
1.Examples of myth’s about the Nephilim from around the world.
Ancient Myth is full of stories about the “gods” and there Nephilim offspring.To begin lets look at the myths we in the west are most familiar with,those dealing with the Greek and Roman Pantheon.
You may well remember the story.In the beginning Uranus created the heavens and the earth and thought it was good.(That sound familiar?) After that he and his wife Gaea created the titans,we will come back to the titans later but lets move on.After the titans they created the “gods.”
The “gods” became angry with there FATHER and rebelled against him and after they “defeated” him they became the rulers of this world.
Its important to note that this story is very similar to the Biblical record of the war in heaven with a few slight changes,
“7And there was war in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. 8But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. 9The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him.
10Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say:
“Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God,
and the authority of his Christ.
For the accuser of our brothers,
who accuses them before our God day and night,
has been hurled down.
11They overcame him
by the blood of the Lamb
and by the word of their testimony;
they did not love their lives so much
as to shrink from death.
12Therefore rejoice, you heavens
and you who dwell in them!
But woe to the earth and the sea,
because the devil has gone down to you!
He is filled with fury,
because he knows that his time is short.”
Revelation 12:7-12 (NIV)
Substitute the Word angels with “gods’ ,the name satan with zeus,and change the story so that instead of winning they were case down to earth and you get essentially the same story.
What happened after the “gods” rebelled and “won” against there father? The three “gods” decided to carve up the heavens and the earth.
Zeus or Saturn took Olympus of course,his brother Pluto took Hades,and his other brother Posiden or Neptune took the Sea. Its interesting to note that in latter part of Revelation 12:12 it says”…But woe to the earth and the SEA…” What makes me think that little mention is important is the simple question,”How could the sea’s inhabitants be afraid of the fall of the angels?” It seems clear that if a demon was given dominion over them it would make sense and that exactly what Greek/Roman mythology records.
The one thing that is the final piece to the puzzle of who the Greek/Roman “gods” really are to me is Biblical passages that reveal the identity of Zeus and Apollo.
1. In Greek mythology we learn that as I said earlier Zeus’s domain is Olympus up in the air; in Ephesians 2:2 we learn that Satan is “…the prince of the power of the air….”
2.Also in Greek mythology we learn that Zeus often used thunder bolts to destroy his enemies; in Luke 10:18 Jesus said,”I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.”
3.Most important of all in Revelation 2:12-13 we read,” And to the Angel of the Church of Pergamlos write; These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges, I know thy works,and where thou dwellest,even where satan’s seat is…” The seat of satan that God is referring to is the great altar of Pergamon,an altar to Zeus! The Seat of satan still exists today and ironically was moved to a Berlin museum were it is now a tourists attraction as you can see in the picture to the right————————————————————————————–>
So based upon that it’s safe to assume that the Bible teaches that Zeus King of the “gods” is one and the same with Satan king of the Demons.
Now lets briefly take a look at Apollo,”god” of destruction.
Again going back to the Bible we find a rather interesting passage in Revelation 9:1-11,
“1The fifth angel sounded his trumpet, and I saw a star that had fallen from the sky to the earth. The star was given the key to the shaft of the Abyss. 2When he opened the Abyss, smoke rose from it like the smoke from a gigantic furnace. The sun and sky were darkened by the smoke from the Abyss. 3And out of the smoke locusts came down upon the earth and were given power like that of scorpions of the earth. 4They were told not to harm the grass of the earth or any plant or tree, but only those people who did not have the seal of God on their foreheads.5They were not given power to kill them, but only to torture them for five months. And the agony they suffered was like that of the sting of a scorpion when it strikes a man. 6During those days men will seek death, but will not find it; they will long to die, but death will elude them.
7The locusts looked like horses prepared for battle. On their heads they wore something like crowns of gold, and their faces resembled human faces. 8Their hair was like women’s hair, and their teeth were like lions’ teeth. 9They had breastplates like breastplates of iron, and the sound of their wings was like the thundering of many horses and chariots rushing into battle.10They had tails and stings like scorpions, and in their tails they had power to torment people for five months. 11They had as king over them the angel of the Abyss, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in Greek, Apollyon.” Revelation 9:1-11 (NIV)
Lets start by establishing here what Apollyon is because some believe that he is an angel of the lord or even ,in the case of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, Jesus Christ. I believe however that those interpretations prove ridiculous when you actually read these verses. Would an angel of the lord much less Jesus Christ,”torture them for 5 months.”? Do you think an angel of the Lord or Jesus Christ himself is,”the King of the angel of the abyss”? I think the obvious answer is NO. So what is this being named Apollyon or adaddon in the Hebrew? It seems clear to me that this being is a Demon,all the information put forth clearly points to that conclusion.
Now we know the what so lets discover the who.
The Anchor Bible Dictionary states that from the,”time of Grotius, “Apollyon” has often been taken here to be a play on the name Apollo. The locust was an emblem of this god, who poisoned his victims, and the name “Apollyon” may be used allusively in Revelation to attack the pagan god and so indirectly the Roman emperor Domitian, who liked to be regarded as Apollo incarnate.”
There is little doubt when you goes back and take a look at the symbolism in this passage that the John,Inspired by God himself, was alluding to the Greek “god” Apollo. So then what does that mean?
The Bible seems to teach that Apollo was a demon.
Now since I’ve shown that Zeus is Satan according to the Bible and also that Apollo is a demon what can we assume about the other “gods” in greek/roman mythology? I think we can safely assume that they are all demons of one kind or another. You only need read about there unrelenting destructive and lustful nature to come to the same conclusion.
Speaking of lust what does all of this have to do with the Nephilim?
Well these gods/demons were know to lust after human women and have strange offspring with them. Anyone ever heard of Hercules?
The story goes that Alcmene,daughter of King Electryon, was the tallest and fairest Women in the land with wisdom surpassed by no one born of mortal parents who honored her husband like no women before her.
One day Alcmene went with Amphitryon to Thebes, where he was purified by Creon for accidentally killing Electryon. Alcmene refused to
marry Amphitryon until he had avenged the death of her brothers. However, during Amphitryon’s expedition against the Taphians and Teleboans, Zeus visited Alcmene disguised as Amphitryon(I could easily imagine Satan or one of his demons resorting to such trickery). Extending one night into three, Zeus slept with Alcmene thereby conceiving Hercules. When Amphitryon finally returned to Thebes, Alcmene told him that he had come the night before and slept with her; laterhe learned from Tiresias what Zeus had done.
Now as we all know Hercules went on to be the Greatest of the Greek Heros gifted with super human strength but few know that he was also a gaint,According to Ovid’s Metamorphoses while in labour Alcmene was having difficulty giving birth to such a large child. Kind of reminds me of the last part of Genisus 6:4 where it says the Nephilim offspring of the demons and women were,”…mighty men which were of old,men of renown.”
Hercules is the most famous example of a demon/human hybrid or what the greeks called a demigod but he was not even close to being the last.
(TO BE CONTINUED)