The re-establishment of humanity’s dominion over the earth is not a smooth transition of power that just happens by asking God to do it for us.
It is an ongoing battle in which God’s people are expected to join the fight to save others once they have themselves have found salvation. We find the gigantic descendants of Ham specifically identified as agents allowed by God to test, prove, and strengthen his people’s faith in him.
“And the sons of Ham;
- Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth. He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before [facing off against] the LORD. And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar…
- Mizraim [Egypt]
- Casluhim out of whom came Philistim
- Phut [Libya]
- the Jebusite
- the Amorite
- the Girgasite
- the Hivite
- the Arkite
- the Sinite
- the Arvadite
- the Zemarite
- the Hematite
and afterward were the families of the Canaanites spread abroad. And the border of the Canaanites was from Sidon, as thou comest to Gerar, unto Gaza; as thou goest, unto Sodom, and Gomorrah, and Admah, and Zeboim, even unto Lasha. These are the sons of Ham, after their families, after their tongues, in their countries, and in their nations.” (Genesis 10:6-20)
The realization that some of these nations were composed of intrinsically violent monsters intent on destroying humanity sheds light on God’s battlefield instructions to utterly destroy these people groups – at that time and in those circumstances. These instructions should not be misapplied to other people groups.
“When the LORD thy God shall bring thee into the land whither thou goest to possess it, and hath cast out many nations before thee, the Hittites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites,and the Jebusites, seven nations greater and mightier than thou; And when the LORD thy God shall deliver them before thee; thou shalt smite them, and utterly destroy them; thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor shew mercy unto them:” (Deuteronomy 7:1-2)
“…the men which Moses sent to spy out the land…of Canaan…And they ascended by the south, and came unto Hebron; where Ahiman, Sheshai, and Talmai, the children of Anak, were.
This was ~1720 BC, or 400 yrs after the flood, when Abram was about 200 yrs old and had been sent to the land of Canaan to reclaim it for God’s chosen people. This alerts us to Hebron’s place as a mountainous stronghold defending the southern border of the prosperous land of Canaan’s people from incursions by people from Egypt coming through the desolate wilderness in between.
Of course, an army wouldn’t trek through the wilderness for 40 years first. They would make a beeline down the coast.
And they returned from searching of the land after forty days. And they went and came to Moses, and to Aaron, and to all the congregation of the children of Israel…And they told him, and said…we saw the children of Anak there...which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight. (Numbers 13:16-33)
“And the LORD spake unto me [Moses], saying…command thou the people, saying,
Distress not the Moabites, neither contend with them in battle: for I will not give thee of their land for a possession; because I have given Ar unto the children of Lot for a possession. The Emims dwelt therein in times past, a people great, and many, and tall, as the Anakims; Which also were accounted giants, as the Anakims; but the Moabites called them Emims. ” (Deuteronomy 2:2-12)
“All the kingdom of Og in Bashan [Golan Heights]…who remained of the remnant of the giants…did Moses smite, and cast them out. (Joshua 13:12)
”And the children of Joseph spake unto Joshua, saying, Why hast thou given me but one lot and one portion to inherit, seeing I am a great people, forasmuch as the LORD hath blessed me hitherto? And Joshua answered them, If thou be a great people, then get thee up to the wood country, and cut down for thyself there in the land of the Perizzites and of the giants.” (Joshua 17:14-18)
As time passed, there would be less and less evidence of gigantism in the individuals inheriting some angel genes. The main reason would be that time is needed to maximize growth and development, and lifespans were cut short after the flood. Another reason is that the full complement of growth-enhancing genes wouldn’t always be included in the haploid gamete (egg or sperm) after the process of meiosis shuffled and divided the contributing parent’s genes in half. Finally, the percentage of angel genes carried by hybrids in the population as a whole would be diluted over time by the far greater number of human genes carried by pure humans.
Scientists have collected evidence for years that modern humans interbred with our ridge-browed Neanderthal ancestors in Eurasia...A new paper published by Michael Hammer from the University of Arizona, however, provides new evidence that Homo sapiens not only interbred with Neanderthals in Eurasia, they also had sex with several species of our ancestors across the African continent. And they did it often. “We think there were probably thousands of interbreeding events,” said Hammer. “It happened relatively extensively and regularly.”
This process can be seen in the extinction of the Neanderthals and the Denisovans as separate species. While always discounting mainstream science’s pervasive evolutionary paradigm with its exaggerated time frames and its practice of inflating minor fossil findings into outrageous assertions of fact, one can consider the possibility that there is genetic evidence that the Neanderthals and the Denisovans are related, but separate species from our own Homo Sapiens. From a biblical viewpoint, the explanation would be that they were among the hybrids produced by the angels. The traces of their foreign genes in the current human genome supports the proposition that angel genes were carried through the flood on the ark.
This raises the question, what percentage of non-homo sapiens genes does it take to define someone as a hybrid? Are such people doomed to perdition like the giants, excluded from the possibility of salvation?
To answer that question, we need to examine, not genes, but the spirit that is in a human.
Human spirit, breath, i.e. the vehicle that carries the life-sustaining and energizing oxygen, was breathed into Adam by God.
“And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” (Genesis 2:7)
While Adam was immortal, this life energy was transferred into the woman via cloning through living bone tissue,
“And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.” (Genesis 2:22-23)
After the Adams lost their immortal state the life energy was then transferred into all of their human descendants through the mitochondria in the female egg cell.
“And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.” (Genesis 3:20)
At death, the life energy / spirit returns to God.
“Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.” (Ecclesiastes 12:7)
“There is no man that hath power over the spirit to retain the spirit; neither hath he power in the day of death: and there is no discharge in that war;” (Ecclesiastes 8:8)
As discussed in a previous post, being mortal, subject to death, is not all bad. It means being able to resurrect to new life. Humans are born with their spirits “dead”, i.e. disconnected, with the capability of becoming connected.
“And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:” (John 20:22)
“But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.” (Romans 8:9)
Becoming connected to, sealed with, God’s Spirit is what rescues us from the curse of sin and death.
“But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us [made us alive] together with The Chosen One/Christ.” (Ephesians 2:4-5)
“…in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession…” (Ephesians 1:13-14)
Therefore, the key identification as a human is one whose spirit came from God and returns to God. Anyone born as a human from human parents with a God-given spirit, even if some non-human DNA has been introduced into their genome, would be able to be saved through identification with The Savior’s death on behalf of humanity and connection with the Holy Spirit.
The exemplar of this conclusion is found during the heyday of post-flood gigantism, where we find Abram refuses to associate with the notoriously wicked Sodomites, but is confederate with three Amorite giants.
“Abram the Hebrew…dwelt in the plain of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eshcol, and brother of Aner: and these were confederate with Abram. And when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he armed…and pursued them…And he brought back all the goods…and the people…And the king of Sodom said unto Abram, Give me the persons, and take the goods to thyself. And Abram said to the king of Sodom…I will not take any thing that is thine…Save only that which the young men have eaten, and the portion of the men which went with me, Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre; let them take their portion.
This conclusion does not cover the pre-flood demi-gods.
Interestingly, the Bible doesn’t report what happened to the pre-flood abominable angel-human hybrids resulting from the perverse sexual behavior of the fallen angels, James just casually references it as common knowledge, quoting from the book of Enoch, which was a respected source in his day.
According to the passage in Enoch, the giants who were strategically killed off prior to the flood were a combination of 1) mortal flesh and 2) an eternal spirit that came from a fallen angel. They were perversions of the only begotten Son of God whose Spirit comes from God the Father.
”And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb…The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.” (Luke 1:30-35)
While the first giants, the demi-gods, received human mitochondria, the mortal source of life energy / spirit, in the eggs provided by their mortal mothers, at the same time they also received immortal life energy / spirit in the cloned stem cells from their immortal angelic fathers. Like nuclear fission, this greater power source would support the angelic development of superhuman physical attributes and extreme antisocial personalities, and would also overpower and eliminate the much weaker human life energy as unnecessary at the least, and antagonistic to its objectives at the worst. So if their spirits cannot return to God, where do they go?
O righteous Enoch, thou scribe of righteousness…Go, say to the Watchers of heaven…Wherefore have you forsaken the lofty and holy heaven, which endures for ever [the hyper-dimensions whose mysteries are just beginning to be explored by physicists], and have lain with women [reducing themselves to four dimensions in the process]; have defiled yourselves with the daughters of men; have taken to yourselves wives; have acted like the sons of the earth, and have begotten an impious offspring? You being spiritual, holy, and possessing a life which is eternal, have polluted yourselves with women; have begotten in carnal [mortal] blood; have lusted in the blood of men; and have done as those who are flesh and blood do. These however die and perish. Therefore have I given to them wives, that they might cohabit with them; that sons might be born of them; and that this might be transacted upon earth. But you from the beginning were made spiritual, possessing a life which is eternal, and not subject to death for ever. Therefore I made not wives for you, because, being spiritual, your dwelling is in heaven.
Now the giants, who lave been born of spirit and of flesh, shall be called upon earth evil spirits, and on earth shall be their habitation. Evil spirits shall proceed from their flesh, because they were created from above; from the holy Watchers was their beginning and primary foundation. Evil spirits shall they be upon earth, and the spirits of the wicked shall they be called. The habitation of the spirits of heaven shall be in heaven; but upon earth shall be the habitation of terrestrial spirits, who are born on earth. The spirits of the giants shall be like clouds, which shall oppress, corrupt, fall, contend, and bruise upon earth. They shall cause lamentation. No food shall they eat; and they shall be thirsty; they shall be concealed, and shall not rise up against the sons of men, and against women; for they come forth during the days of slaughter and destruction. And as to the death of the giants, wheresoever their spirits depart from their bodies, let their flesh, that which is perishable, be without judgment [in other words, will not be resurrected on judgment day.] Thus shall they perish, until the day of the great consummation of the great world. A destruction shall take place of the Watchers and the impious. (Enoch 15:1-16:1)
Enoch’s account is consistent with the Bible’s many reports of encounters with evil spirits. As immaterial spirits, demons are only able to express themselves by inhabiting, for the purpose of controlling, the bodies of living beings. They know and dread their fate.
“When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none. Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished. Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first.” (Matthew 12:43)
“And when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way. And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time? And there was a good way off from them an herd of many swine feeding. So the devils besought him, saying, If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine. And he said unto them, Go. And when they were come out, they went into the herd of swine: and, behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters. (Matthew 8:28-32)
“When he saw Jesus, he cried out, and fell down before him, and with a loud voice said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God most high? I beseech thee, torment me not. (For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For oftentimes it had caught him: and he was kept bound with chains and in fetters; and he brake the bands, and was driven of the devil into the wilderness.) And Jesus asked him, saying, What is thy name? And he said, Legion: because many devils were entered into him. And they besought him that he would not command them to go out into the deep.” (Luke 8:28-31)
Jude validates Enoch’s account by warning us that some humans can be doomed to destruction by “separating themselves” from their God-given spirit and joining themselves – significantly, through sexual activity – to evil spirits. The line is crossed when one accesses another means of achieving immortality than the one provided by Jesus Christ’s substitutionary death.
“Beloved…ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints. For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not [but instead worshipped the golden calf through “playing”, i.e. an orgy.]
And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him…But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ; How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts. These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit [but rather a spirit.” (Jude 9-14)
History is replete with accounts of sorcery-enabled methods for existing forever such as ritual mummification, vampirism, and zombification.
The Egyptian priests either acknowledged Alexander as, or elevated him to, a demigod, and definitely performed rites to turn his deceased intimate friend Hephaestion into an immortal divine hero, AKA living dead. Current technology is developing inhuman means of perpetuating or resurrecting life. More on this in the post The Mark of the Beast.
Demons, like sexually transmitted infections, are contagious, and can be passed from body to body through sexual activity.
“Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid. What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh. But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit. Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.” (I Corinthians 6:15-18)
A surge in demonic activity, empowered by Rome’s sexualized society, was a hallmark of The Savior’s first coming.
”And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force…Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not… thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee.” (Matthew 11:12-24)“The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God…And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out, Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God. And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him. And when the unclean spirit had torn him, and cried with a loud voice, he came out of him. And they were all amazed, insomuch that they questioned among themselves, saying, What thing is this? what new doctrine [teaching] is this? for with authority commandeth he even the unclean spirits, and they do obey him. And immediately his fame spread abroad throughout all the region round about Galilee...they brought unto him all that were diseased, and them that were possessed with devils…And he healed many that were sick of divers diseases, and cast out many devils; and suffered not the devils to speak, because they knew him.” (Mark 1:1-34)
“Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases. And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick.” (Luke 9:1-2)
“Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them. And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted. And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen. (Matthew 28:16-20)
“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; Forbidding to marry…” (I Timothy 4:1-3)
“For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries: Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you: Who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead…But the end of all things is at hand be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.” (I Peter 4:3-7)
Apostasy – Falling Away to the Old Gods
The assembly of gods around Jupiter’s / Zeus’ throne and the fall of the giants. 16th century ceiling mural at the Palazzo del Te in Mantua by Giulio Romano.
Massive apostasy, AKA “falling away,” for the purpose of “falling to” triggers the resurgence of “the fallen ones.” You’ve got to love the literary clues.
“Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints…Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.” (Jude 3, 24-25)
“Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away FIRST, and [then] that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;” (II Thessalonians 2:3)
Just like you and me, the “man of sin”, “the son of perdition” has many names.
- Nimrod is one of his Bible names, meaning “he who made all the people rebellious against God”. The son of perdition also had a given name at birth, nicknames, a family or tribal name, and multiple function titles, not just in his own language but translations in other languages.
- Gilgamesh is another name. This is the hero of one of the earliest post-flood pieces of literature. The Epic of Gilgamesh recounts the story of creation and reports the world-destroying flood as a recent event, with the main theme being Gilgamesh’s search for immortality.
- Hammurabi is a title, or a name that its own bearer says was given by the gods, so he was previously identified by another name. Even an amateur anthropologist can recognize the name elements of “Ham” and “abi = my father”. Ancient Jewish history matches Hammurabi with Nimrod, recounted in an excellent article by David Farkas.
And the sons of Ham; Cush…And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth..And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel…” (Gen 10:8-10)
As the ruler of a theocracy, Nimrod was not just a king in the political sense, he was also the High Priest of the god(s) from whom he derived his power. This form of government is clearly articulated in the preamble to Hammurabi’s famous Code of laws.
- When Anu the Sublime, [name of the true most high God grudgingly acknowledged in Sumerian culture]
- King of the Anu-naki, [sons of God / angels]
- and Bel, [Baal, Lord, Anointed representative, Adam at the beginning of this saga] the lord of Heaven and earth, who decreed the fate of the land, [re-] assigned [at the fall] to
- Marduk, [seed of the serpent, antichrist] the over-ruling son of
- Ea, [Satan] God of righteousness, [one of his falsely assumed titles] dominion over
- earthly man, [whenever earthly man sins he yields dominion] and made him [Marduk] great among the
- Igigi, [other fallen angels from the pre-flood era]
- they called Babylon by his illustrious name, made it great on earth, and founded an everlasting kingdom in it, whose foundations are laid so solidly as those of heaven and earth; [competing with Jerusalem]
- then Anu and Bel called by name me [a standard procedure manifesting one’s new characteristics such as power and authority through adoption as a son of God/god as when God gave Jacob the new identity as Isra-el and Dani-el and his three Jewish compatriots were renamed after Babylonian gods] Hammurabi, the exalted prince, who feared God, to bring about the rule of righteousness in the land, to destroy the wicked and the evil-doers; so that the strong should not harm the weak; so that I should rule over the black-headed people like Shamash, [sun god] and enlighten the land, to further the well-being of mankind.
Notice how Hammurabi claims the prerogatives assigned by the Most High God to his anointed ones. There is probably no more damning evidence of Satan’s rebellion against God. And it’s even a legal document. Granted, like any legal case written for the benefit of the offender, it is chock full of distortions and outright lies, but facts can be perceived as well.
This ancient document is the equivalent of the preamble to the Constitution of the United States of America which “is an introductory, succinct statement of the principles at work in the full text.” The difference is that, in a humanistic democracy, the humans define right and wrong and make the rules that they think will provide for liberty, peace and prosperity.
We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
What follow Hammurabi’s preamble is a long and impressive list of accomplishments for and against a horde of peoples and gods and cities, which I will not reproduce in full but summarize. Hammurabi brags that
- he made his followers rich,
- he re-established – obviously from pre-flood civilization – and purified the worship of the old gods,
- he conquered the four quarters of, i.e. the whole, world,
- he granted new life,
- he reunited the scattered inhabitants,
- he was the protecting king,
- he captured the enemy,
- he was the Elect i.e. Promised One of the oracle who fulfilled the prediction, i.e. the seed of the woman who defeats death and brings eternal life,
- he was the pure prince whose prayer is accepted,
- he made his kingdom everlastingly great;
- he was the shepherd of the oppressed and of the slaves; (think Moses),
- he recognizes the right and rules by law;
- he gave back to the city of Ashur its protecting god;
- he let the name of Ishtar of Nineveh remain in E-mish-mish; (undoubtedly earning the Sumerian equivalent of a Nobel Peace Prize “for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples”),
- he was “the Sublime, who humbled himself before the great gods;
- successor of Sumula-il; the mighty son of Sin-muballit; the royal scion of Eternity;
- the mighty monarch,
- the sun of Babylon, whose rays shed light over the land of Sumer and Akkad;
- the king, obeyed by the four quarters of the world;
- Beloved of Ninni, am I.
Nimrod and his mother-wife Semiramis revived the serpent’s lie that mankind can attain wisdom and self-determination without the Creator. The Sumerian religion resuscitated the drowned pre-flood paganism. Established before the Tower of Babel, it was therefore universal. After Babel this core religion then mutated into all the pagan religions spread throughout the world by the scattered nations, recognizable in the details despite name and cultural changes.
“In Aryan [Hitler’s vaunted antecedents recognizable as “Iran”] …the Asuras are also called Devas meaning “shining ones” and this epithet also becomes applied to both the members of the Anunnaki and the later fairies who descended from them.
Earlier scholarly sources have the name Anunnaki translated also as the variant ’Anunnagi’, meaning “shining ones” and here we have a relationship with the Vedic [India] Nagas. From the Sumerian [Iraq] Chronicles we learn that the children of Anu were “the Anunnaki who decree the fates” meaning that they themselves were also the mori or fata, the “Fairies” the scale-armoured leprachauns – the dragon kings who, in the Aryan Vedas appear alongside their divine companions and are referred to as the Nagas, who became the snake deities of India who guard a submerged treasure…
Typhon, son of Gaia and Tartarus, whose other children included these vampiric Lamias – the meremaids or naiads, and whose name is closely associated with Tartaria in Transylvania, the original home of the Dragon Queens and Kings…
Several thousand years after the contest between between Typhon and Zeus, Typhon’s fairy descendants, Ygraine, Morgana and Melusine were still portrayed in medieval church architecture with his wings and double ended tail…
In Typhon as a Dragon God, we remember Odin [Norse and German], who himself was often portrayed as a dragon or serpent, a Naga, and that he too was an Aesir, a member of the old, warlike order of gods… Every feature in the religion of the New World, discovered by Cortez and Pizarro, indicates an origin common to the superstitions of Egypt and Asia. The same solar worship, the same pyramidal monuments, and the same concomitant OPHIOLATREA [snake worship] distinguish them all.”
Remember that names are given in acknowledgement of notable characteristics, like “Slick Willy.” The subtle ways this man of sin, this son of perdition lures people into his way of thinking is expressed in a website which defines the “amazing name Nimrod“ with a gushing exaltation of what psychiatry calls an “antisocial personality” and society calls a “psychopath.”
For a meaning of the name Nimrod, Jones’ Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names reads Rebel…BDB Theological Dictionary suggests a relation to the Babylonian god Marduk , or the star-god Namra-uddu. Some scholars propose that Nimrod is the same figure as the mighty Greek hunter Orion [whose name in Sumerian means “light of heaven.”]. Tradition has Nimrod pegged as a not so positive guy [“not so positive”? Yeah, that’s how we refer to Hitler as well.] but that might be not implied by the text. His epithet “mighty hunter before YHWH” (Genesis 10:9) seems to indicate that the Lord was quite taken with Nimrod’s hunting skills. And what was he hunting for? His name suggests that he was rebellious, but he created a string of cities, which obviously requires cooperation [Hello? More like subjugation. Are you suggesting that the Sudetenland, Austria, Poland and the rest of Europe “cooperated” with Hitler?]; the opposite of rebellion. [That much is right. It’s called surrender, like the Sudetenland by Chamberlain.] The first city Nimrod created was Babel or Babylon, which became the very center of learning in which the exiled Judahites perfected the texts that we know as the Old Testament. [Probably while the Seed of the Serpent was screaming “Over my dead body!” That was arranged. See details in the books of Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Daniel.]
It stands to reason that Nimrod (probably not even a single person but rather a personified human endeavor) [actually I agree with that, in terms of a series of incarnated Antichrists] strove to rebel against primitivity and embrace culture and sophistication. Today some speak of science as “the pursuit of knowledge,” which may be precisely what “mighty hunter before YHWH” means. [Again, I would agree with that in the context of the serpent’s lie that “knowledge is power.”] The name Nimrod may literally mean Rebel but by implication it means Cultivation or even Enlightenment.”
As in Humanism
“BUT the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be…?” (II Pet 3:10-11)
At very high energy levels, the Higgs boson could cause space and time to suddenly collapse – and ‘we wouldn’t see it coming’, the former Cambridge professor of mathematics says.
And so history will end, as it began, with humanity clamoring to establish contact with the old gods in the foolish, idiotic, amazingly illogical deluded belief that the gods will empower them by destroying the Creator and Sustainer of life.