Class Notes: 11/14/2012
God terminated Satan's genetic "final solution" with the flood
In our study of Satan and his propaganda, deception, and murder in his prosecution of his war against the "seed of the woman" we are presently looking at his attack on the gene pool of the entire human race that became the reason for the flood.
Their mission was to cohabit with human women to produce half-breeds, called "Nephilim", who had a human mother and an angelic father.
Gen 6:1; Now it came about, when men began to multiply on the face of the land, and daughters were born to them.
v 2 - that the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful; and they took for themselves, whomever they wanted.
The phrase "sons of God" is a Hebrew idiom that always refers to angels, never men. This Hebrew term is not to be confused with a similar term in the Greek New Testament where "Son of God" refers to Jesus Christ and "sons of God" refers to Church Age believers.
In verse 2 we find " bene ha Elohim", translated "sons of God" referring to angels, all of whom were created by Jesus Christ, the second Person of the Trinity. The ones who are referred to in context are fallen angels who have just violated a major rule of conduct governing the behavior of angels in the Invisible War.
This reveals to us some information about the characteristics of angels and mankind prior to the flood. First the angels were visible to the human race, the "sons of God" were extremely attractive to the women.
We know from certain appearances of angels in Scripture that they can take on the appearance of men, for example the two angels that accompanied our Lord on their trip to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah in Gen 18:2;
According to Matthew 22:30; angels do not marry, indicating that they do not procreate among themselves, therefore an interesting question arises as to how they were able to do so with another creature such as human women.
There are two New Testament passages where these fallen angels are described as being "disobedient" by leaving their "first estate."
1Pet 3:19; By the personal agency of the Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ also went and made proclamation to the demons now in prison ( Tartarus ),
v. 20 who once were disobedient, when the patience of God kept waiting in the days of Noah, during the construction of the ark …
Jude 6; The angels who did not maintain their own domain ("keep their first estate" KJV ) Net note 28 but abandoned their status quo, Jesus Christ has kept in eternal chains of darkness for the judgment of the great day (The Great White Throne ).
By abandoning their own domain and becoming disobedient we conclude that prior to the flood angels and human women were capable of cohabitating with each other but were prohibited from doing so by divine mandate.
Violation of this mandate was apparently considered a capital crime and for these demons it resulted the termination of their involvement in the Invisible War and incarceration in the Tartarus compartment of Hades at the flood and they will not be released until they are consigned to the lake of fire after human history is complete.
2Pet 2:4; For if God did not spare the angels ( bene ha Elohim of Genesis 6 ) when they sinned, and He did not, but sequestered them down to Tartarus by means of chains of darkness, and delivered them over to be guarded until the judgment. (The Great White Throne )
These demons are held in "chains of darkness": "seira zophos ". Since the angelic body is composed of light, removal of all sources of light for a long enough period of time apparently results in their immobilization. The prison in which they are chained by means of darkness is referred to by the Greek verb " tartaroo." "He sequestered them down to Tartarus."
Since this is not the permanent location of their imprisonment the best word to describe their sentence is "sequester." They will be held in this compartment of Hades until human history is over. The noun form of the verb provides us with the name for this compartment: "Tartaros " that is transliterated into the English as "Tartarus"
The removal of these demons from the angelic conflict plus the fact that following the flood all angels both elect and fallen have been disembodied, means that this kind of sexual perversion is no longer possible.
Gen 6:3; Then the Lord said, "My Spirit will not contend with man forever in his going astray. He is still flesh; therefore, his days will be 120 years.
While the human species continued to be increasingly corrupted over the 120-year period, Noah is presenting the gospel. The Holy Spirit will be patient for that long and no longer. The demonic corruption of true humanity continued unabated until the flood wiped them out and the demons that were involved were incarcerated. Gen 6:4-8;
Gen 6:9; KJV By the time the ark was completed the only eight members of the human race left alive were Noah, Shem, Ham, Japheth, and their wives. The half-breed Nephilim, half angel and half man had corrupted all others. This is why Noah is described as being "perfect in his generations." KJV, ASV, NKJV
After the flood God establishes the Noahic covenant. Gen 6:18; Gen 8:21-9:17; says that the seed of the woman, the humanity of Christ, will come through Seth, Noah, and his son Shem.
Gen 6:18; I will establish My covenant with you, and you will enter the ark. Net note 56
In the post-diluvian part of the covenant, God promised never again to destroy the human race by a flood. This is a promise to the entire human race, and that never again in human history will the population of the earth be reduced to eight people. This promise was given twice; first in Gen 8:21-22; then again in Gen 9:9-16;
One of the most important parts of the Noahic Covenant, that is reiterated for the Church Age dispensation and one of the great protections of the human race is capital punishment.
Thus far we have seen Satan's attacks on volition, marriage and the family. He attacks nationalism next.
Gen 10:5; contains the first use of the word translated "nation" as a reference to Divine Institution #4.
"By these were the coastlines of the Gentiles divided in their lands; every one according to its language, after their families, in their nations."
The Gentiles who are mentioned in the first five verses that are the sons of Japheth, are divided in two ways: geographically and linguistically.
The principle nationalism as divine institution #4, is stated several times: Gen10:5, "families in their nations." and again Gen 10:32; "by their nations."
Chronologically, Gen 10:5; occurs after Gen 11:1-9; This is a convention of Hebrew writing where an outline is provided that is subsequently filled in with greater detail.
Genesis 11:1-"And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech."
The development of a single political entity came very shortly after the flood when they began to multiply because initially there were no linguistic divisions, the only division on the earth was geographical.
But God's directive will for the postdiluvian civilization is nationalism, and without nationalism the human race cannot survive. All forms of internationalism are anti-God and therefore anti-Christian.
God's purpose for nationalism is found in Acts 17:26; "And he made of one man all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their set times, and the boundaries of their habitation."
All the nations came from Noah's family. The Greek word "karios" is translated "set times" referring to period of time the nation will exist and the Greek word " horothesia" is translated "boundaries" referring to the specific geography they will occupy on the earth.
This means that God has specifically predetermined when and where each specific nation will exist in history and who will occupy it.
Acts 17:27; "That they should seek the Lord." Without nationalism there can be no worldwide evangelism because internationalism suppresses evangelism and promotes multi-culturalism.
All forms of internationalism advocate a world without God, a perfect environment without God created by man's activities under Satan's rule. All forms of internationalism are anti-God, whether they are religious internationalism such as Islam or "Christianity" as in the "Holy Roman Empire" during the dark ages or weather they are political forms of internationalism such as communism, fascism or the United Nations. All are anti-God and anti-Christ.
The four things necessary for personal or worldwide evangelism are the four divine institutions provided for both believers and unbelievers, and this is the only way the human race can survive in Satan's world.
Divine institution #1 is volition, the right to make certain choices for yourself. This is the basis of all human freedom. Divine institution #2 is marriage, the basis of keeping order in the human race. Divine institution #3 is family, the basis of rearing children in the human race so that they are oriented to God's plan of the human race. Divine institution #4 is nationalism.
A national entity is created when a community of people possesses a defined territory under an independent government. When homes and families accumulate in a central geographic location and incorporate under a mutually agreed upon set of establishment norms and standards, legislate enforcement of civil and criminal laws, recognize certain rights possessed by its citizens by virtue of physical birth, and permit the free expression of ideas in the field of Christian theology then a client nation is established.
Internationalism is Satanic right down to the core. There will always be international plots as long as Satan is the ruler of this world. They all have the purpose of opposing Jesus Christ by having mankind attempt to create a perfect environment. Mankind cannot create perfect environment because of the indwelling OSN but Satan keeps influencing mankind to keep on trying.
Satan through man, has been trying to produce the perfect environment that man had in the garden ever since man lost it. He uses socialism, statism and communism in his attempts to recreate it by controlling mankind.
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