“Compelling Truth” on “Are demons actually the disembodied spirits of the nephilim?”

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The Compelling Truth website posted articles about Angles, Nephilim, Rephaim, giants, etc. and since that is right up my alley I decided to review them since they have some good points but also go astray on others. I parsed my review into one per article and you can find them all here.

Under review is Are demons actually the disembodied spirits of the nephilim?


The Compelling Truth website posted articles about Angles, Nephilim, Rephaim, giants, etc. and since that is right up my alley I decided to review them since they have some good points but also go astray on others. I parsed my review into one per article and you can find them all here.

Under review is Are demons actually the disembodied spirits of the nephilim?

This is an interesting issue for a few reasons such that common speculation about the identity of demons is that they are fallen Angels or they are not. That they are the same does not seem accurate since they display difference characteristics but if they are then, how so? The view that they are dead Nephilim is merely another speculation which comes from the apocryphal text 1 Enoch aka Ethiopic Enoch.

Let us review this article and then I will hint at my view.

It begins by rightly noting that “Nephilim would have all died during the flood” and yet that “the Bible mentions Nephilim living after the flood (Genesis 6:4; Numbers 13:33)” which, as we have already seen in this series, is fallacious regardless of if one places citations within parenthesis after such as assertion.

For some un-elucidated reason, the article claims, “The only way this could even be possible is if the Nephilim were indeed fallen angels or demons. This is inconclusive, so at the most the answer is only maybe.” I am unsure why this could be the “only way” and the Nephilim are not fallen angels or demons and the article does not even take that view, as we have seen, but take the Angel view which is that Nephilim are the offspring of Angels and humans.

It is noted that “Satan, the leader of the rebellion, is not currently imprisoned” as are the fallen Angels (Jude and 2 Peter 2) but Satan is referred to as “the leader” only because Revelation 12 states that his, symbolized as a dragon whose “tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth.” He was not actively involved in the Genesis 6 affair thus, he is not incarcerated like those who were.

In short, the article concludes that “demons are fallen angels, those who rebelled against God with Satan sometime prior to the Garden of Eden (Ezekiel 28; Isaiah 14). They do not possess a human body, but instead are spirit beings who influence toward evil.”
As I have already detailed in this series, it is inaccurate to claim that demons/fallen angels rebelled sometime prior to the Garden of Eden regardless of citations, within parenthesis, after an assertion since those texts state no such thing. Again, Satan’s fall is described in Genesis 3 and the Angel’s fall in Genesis 6.
Another thing we have already covered in this series is that it is inaccurate that Angels do not possess a human body and that they are spirit beings however, demons also do not possess a human body but they are spirt beings so, what are we to conclude?

Now, I will merely give you a succinct rundown of my view since I laid it out in great detail in my book What Does the Bible Say About Demons? A Styled Demonology.
God incarcerated the bodies of the fallen Angels while their spirits run amok as demons (this actually explains a lot). In Revelation 9 when the bottomless pit/Abyss/Tartarus is opened, the demons/spirits re-inhabit their bodies and emerge to wreak havoc.

I hope that this review has been instructing and for some related info, see my books (on which I am offering a money saving deal:
What Does the Bible Say About Angels? A Styled Angelology
What Does the Bible Say About Demons? A Styled Demonology
What Does the Bible Say About the Devil Satan? A Styled Satanology
On the Genesis 6 Affair’s Sons of God: Angels or Not? A survey of early Jewish and Christian commentaries including notes on giants and the Nephilim
The Paranormal in Early Jewish and Christian Commentaries: Over a Millennia’s Worth of Comments on Angels, Cherubim, Seraphim, Satan, the Devil, Demons, the Serpent and the Dragon

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