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As It Was In The Days of Noah: What Jesus Meant In Matthew 24:37


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As the days of noah were, so shall the coming of the son of man be.”  Fallen angels, the abduction of human women, nephilim hybrids, the origin of demons, and the worldwide destruction of mankind are just the beginning of this modern examination of ancient history.

This is not the Sunday School bedtime story that you heard when you were a kid. Noah’s flood wasn’t just a random Bible event, but it is the blueprint that we can use to look at our time, and understand what is going on in these last days. Join me as I take you on a journey through history and we learn what really happened during the days of Noah.

Urgent Information For Our Time

  • Why did God really destroy the earth in Noah’s day?
  • What was the true identity of the sons of God?
  • How is the modern pursuit of hybridization linked to Bible prophecy?
  • What is the truth behind the modern day UFO sightings?
  • Does the Bible predict our current obsession with making alien contact?

“Dante Fortson’s, As The Days of Noah Were, may become the definitive work on the Fallen Angels and the Nephilim. Bravo Dante for the great effort.” – L.A. Marzulli, author of The Nephilim Trilogy

As The Days of Noah Were

Jesus spoke of Noah’s time as the blueprint for those that would see the final phase of human history come to its climactic conclusion. During the Olivet Discourse, Jesus made what was possibly one of the biggest statements in the Bible:

“But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” – Matthew 24:37

The Tale of Many Cities

Archaeology has revealed a very strange phenomenon that seems to be worldwide and not just confined to the area of the Middle East as we would expect if Noah’s flood was only a localized event. Ancient cities have been found submerged all over the world in the following places:

It is believed that there are possibly 200 or more cities that were submerged sometime in the distant past. While these sunken cities do not prove that Noah’s flood actually happened, they are an important piece of evidence in our search for the truth. Although this evidence is intriguing, there are more concrete discoveries that there was a worldwide flood sometime in the past.

Excerpted From As The Days of Noah Were – Chapter 2, Page 32

The Tale of The Mammoth

There is an undeniable piece of evidence that a worldwide disaster occurred that instantly froze living organisms, and in some cases, they were still in the process of digesting their food. In our past, some event happened that caused mammoths to be instantly frozen and preserved until the modern day. Something happened here on earth that resulted in a very sudden and drastic weather change. The following pictures should give us a better idea of what happened.

There are several elements that make this story very interesting. The first point being that this seemed to be an instant worldwide event. Specimens of these frozen mammoths have been found in North America, Northern Eurasia, and Siberia.

“This is a rare occurrence, essentially requiring the animal to have been buried rapidly in liquid or semi-solids such as silt, mud and icy water which then froze. Mammoths may have been trapped in bogs or quicksands and either died of starvation or exposure, or drowning if they sank under the surface. The evidence of undigested food in the stomach and seed pods still in the mouth of many of the specimens suggests that neither starvation nor exposure are likely. The maturity of this ingested vegetation places the time period in autumn rather than in spring when flowers would be expected.”

These are the exact conditions that a worldwide flood would create. The sudden flooding of the earth would cause a major weather change, possibly dropping the normal weather to freezing or below freezing temperatures. Also take note that there was undigested food in their stomachs and seedpods in their mouths, which means that there was a sudden covering of their bodies with liquid. These frozen mammoths present undeniable evidence that a sudden flood did indeed happen, just as the Bible claims it did.

“The animals may have fallen through ice into small ponds or potholes, entombing them. Many are certainly known to have been killed in rivers, perhaps through being swept away by river floods. In one location, by the Berelekh River in Yakutia in Siberia, more than 9,000 bones from at least 156 individual mammoths have been found in a single spot, apparently having been swept there by the current.”

Whatever happened to these mammoths was out of the ordinary and instantaneous. Even though the mammoth evidence is compelling, there may be another event that is even more convincing.

Excerpted From As The Days of Noah Were – Chapter 2, Page 34-35



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Logical Problems With The Sethite Theory

For The Sethite Theory to hold up, one needs to add their personal opinion to the text and dismiss actual scripture. The following questions need to be answered if we are to accept the view that Cain’s line was ungodly:

  • Why were Seth’s sons taking wives of their own choosing from the daughters of Cain?
  • Why were Seth’s sons disobeying a direct command of God if they were godly?
  • Why not just say the sons of Seth and daughters of Cain, if that is what the text is referring to?

Seth’s line is the one that seems to be acting against the will of God if we actually read the story. It seems as though the “daughters of Cain” had no say in the matter according to the text, and the sons of Cain did not participate in this event. Everyone in Cain’s line seems to be completely innocent as far as the text of Genesis 6:1-4 is concerned. The facts seem to support the exact opposite of what the Lines of Seth Theory teaches. According to scripture, Cain’s line seems to be neutral in these events and Seth’s sons seem to initiate the defiance of God. The fact that innocent people die in the flood seems contrary to God’s nature and the revelation that He will not destroy the good along with the evil when it comes to judgment (Genesis 18:25). According to Genesis 4:16 Cain went to the land of Nod to the east of Eden. Either Cain’s daughters returned to Cain’s original home or Seth’s sons journeyed to Nod to seek out the daughters of Cain. The Bible seems to specifically point out the fact that Cain separated himself from the rest of his family before getting married and having children, further complicating the possibility that this event was just two groups of people mixing without permission.

Excerpted From As The Days of Noah Were – Chapter 3, Page 72

Can Fallen Angels Be Sons of God?

Those that do not believe that a fallen angel can be considered a son of God, believe so because God is good and the fallen ones are evil. While it is a good point, it also does not make sense from a physical or spiritual point of view. Let’s start by defining the term “father”. There are at least twenty-two definitions for the word “father”, so lets just examine a few that apply to this topic.

  1. To beget. (Jesus)
  2. To be the creator, founder, or author of; originate. (Angels and Adam)
  3. To assume as one’s own; take the responsibility of. (Believers)

Luke refers to Adam as the son of God, and Adam was disobedient just as the fallen angels were. Adam’s disobedience did not make him any less the son of God. Think about it in terms of your children. When they disobey, get suspended from school, or get arrested, are they any less your children? Likewise, the angels were a direct creation by God, making them His sons. If God is not the father of all things created directly by Him, then whose sons are the angels? Fallen angels are still God’s sons, just disobedient sons.

  • Adam was created directly by God, making him a son.
  • Angels were created directly by God, making them sons.
  • The conception of Christ was by God’s hand, making Him the only begotten Son of the Father.
  • Believers become a “new creation” after we accept Christ, making us sons and daughters via adoption.

The scriptures seem to make it clear that the title “son” is reserved for those directly created by God’s hand in the Old Testament. In order for us to apply the title “sons of God” to the sons of Seth, we must ignore every other Biblical example. But if that is not enough, maybe Luke will shed some light on this problem.

“Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection.” – Luke 20:36

In one complete thought Luke says, because of the resurrection of Christ, we become equal to the angels, and we become children of God. Luke is clearly making a connection between the angel’s relationship to God and our new relationship to God through Christ. If Luke is not comparing our relationship to God with that of the angels, why bother mentioning them? There are plenty of other references to spiritual immortality that get the point across without mentioning angels, but Luke was making an intentional comparison. Angels are sons of God and through the resurrection of Christ, we too can become sons of God.

Another very subtle testimony to the angels being the sons of God is the way Jesus is referred to in the New Testament. He is always referred to as “the only begotten Son of the Father”. On the surface it seems simple enough, but when we look closely at the terminology we can see that the words are chosen with a purpose. The word begotten means “to be born”. If Jesus is the only “begotten” Son, then that implies that God has other sons that were not begotten. Adam and the angels were created sons. Believers are made sons and daughters through “adoption” (Galatians 4:5).

Excerpted From As The Days of Noah Were – Chapter 4, Page 89-90

The Anunnaki – Angels In Sumer

You may be wondering why Sumerian legend has any significance in a study about Noah’s flood. As we will see later, Sumer was founded by Noah’s great grandson, and that is also the location of Abraham’s original home. Sumer has very strong Biblical ties and is a key component to piecing together a clearer post flood picture.

According to legend, the Anunnaki were looking for a new leader and Marduk answered the call. He is promised the position of head god if he can help them take over heaven. Marduk’s symbol was the snake-dragon, both common references used for Lucifer in the Bible. According to the Sumerians, after the Anunnaki rebellion, Marduk created humans to be servants to the gods, and he later becomes a patron of Babylon. If Marduk and Lucifer are one in the same, this should help us gain some insight into what was going on in ancient Sumer.

The Anunnaki were the gods of the Sumerians, one of the oldest known cultures on the planet. Strangely, the name Anunnaki has been interpreted as “those of royal blood” or “princely offspring”. In various parts of the Bible, angels are indeed referred to as royalty. The phrase “sons of God” signifies royalty. Angels are also referred to as “princes” in the books of Isaiah, Ezekiel, and Daniel. The Anunnaki were considered to be the gods of the earth and the underworld, but the “gods” of the heavens were referred to as the Igigi. Most of Sumerian literature revolves around these earth and underworld gods, so this section will be extremely important to the rest of the book.

Dig Deeper: The concept of a war in heaven predates the Bible. It is likely that this story was passed down to Noah, and as his children and grand children passed it on, it became cemented in human history.

The Anunnaki are believed to have been at least 8ft. tall humanoid beings that came to earth from their home world, The Planet of The Crossings. Their planet is also known by other names such as Nibiru and Planet X in modern culture. The Sumerians referred to it as the 12th planet because they also counted the sun and the moon as planets. We know of nine planets, plus the sun and moon equal only eleven heavenly bodies. Here is an interesting excerpt from the December 31, 1983 edition of the Washington Post:

“A heavenly body possibly … so close to Earth that it would be part of this solar system has been found in the direction of the constellation Orion by an orbiting telescope aboard the U.S. infrared astronomical satellite. So mysterious is the object that astronomers do not know if it is a planet … so close in fact that it would be the nearest heavenly body to Earth beyond the outermost planet Pluto.”

The very first question that should be asked is how exactly did the Sumerians know about a 12th planet at their level of technology? According to the Sumerians, these Anunnaki gave them this knowledge, and we will again be visited by the Anunnaki in the future. The Sumerians believed that the Planet of the Crossings has an elliptical orbit that passes into our solar system once every 3,600 years. The Sumerian Tablets also speak of the Anunnaki creating humans by combing their own DNA with the indigenous life already on Earth.

Dig Deeper: Although subtle, the Anunnaki lie of adding their DNA to the indigenous life on earth, confirms that animals were created before humans, as it states in Genesis 1:24.

How did the Sumerians know about DNA and creating hybrids that early in human history? Ecclesiastes 1:10 comes to mind when considering this question. Another Sumerian belief that was the basis for the movie Stargate and the television series Stargate SG-1, is that the gods built the pyramids and used humans as slaves. Patrick Heron, a bestselling Christian author, is most known for his book, The Nephilim and The Pyramid of the Apocalypse. In his book he presents a vast amount of evidence that indicates that fallen angels may have been involved in the building of the Great Pyramid. His research proves instrumental in providing us with a glimpse into the strange history of humanity.

These Anunnaki were not the gods they claimed to be, but were merely fallen angels taking refuge here on earth after their war in heaven. Their intention was and is to deceive and manipulate the cultures they present themselves to, in order to turn our attention away from the true and living God. While the Sumerians had detailed records of these beings that they claim lived among them, there were other civilizations across the ocean that were also experiencing similar events.

Excerpted From As The Days of Noah Were – Chapter 4, Page 95-98



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The Corruption of All Flesh

God mentions that all flesh had corrupted His way on the earth, but what does that really mean? Something very strange was going on in this general area to say the least. Some believe that all of God’s creation was being tampered with on a genetic level. If that turns out to be true, then we should be very disturbed about what is going on in our current time.

Even those that hold the angel view of Genesis 6 do not touch upon the following ideas too often. Maybe 15 or 20 years ago, these ideas would have seemed completely impossible and maybe even laughable, but we live in a time where almost nothing is beyond imagination, which is directly reminiscent of Genesis 11. Let’s look at three different references that give us the cause for the great flood.

“And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth. And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.” – Genesis 6:12-13

“And all the others together with them took unto themselves wives, and each chose for himself one, and they began to go in unto them and to defile themselves with them . . . And they became pregnant, and they bare great giants, whose height was three thousand ells: Who consumed all the acquisitions of men. And when men could no longer sustain them, the giants turned against them and devoured mankind. And they began to sin against birds, and beasts, and reptiles, and fish, and to devour one another’s flesh, and drink the blood. Then the earth laid accusation against the lawless ones.” – Enoch 7:1-6

“And lawlessness increased on the earth and all flesh corrupted its way, alike men and cattle and beasts and birds and everything that walks on the earth – all of them corrupted their ways and their orders, and they began to devour each other, and lawlessness increased on the earth and every imagination of the thoughts of all men (was) thus evil continually…” – Jubilees 5:2-3

This verse is interesting because the problem seems to extend beyond just mankind. Before we start into what may have been going on, let’s use the Bible to define exactly what flesh is.

“All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds. There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another.” – 1 Corinthians 15:39-40

In this verse, Paul mentions five kinds of flesh: Men, land animals (beasts), fish, birds, and celestial (from heaven). We know from science that trees and plants are indeed alive, but they are not mentioned as having flesh. Why exactly is that important? We need to figure out if all five types of flesh were present on the earth in the days of Noah. We know that God created fish, birds, land animals, and man in Genesis 1. If the sons of God were indeed angels, then there would have also been celestial bodies present on the earth in the days of Noah.

It has been proposed by quite a few people that the activity of the angels may have extended beyond the human race. Some people believe it may have been sexual in nature, some believe it may have been some sort of DNA experimentation, and still others believe it could have been a combination of both. Let’s examine the first two positions before drawing a conclusion.

If the angels have been messing around with hybridization, as history suggests, then they would be thousands of years ahead of us in this technology. Remember, these are fallen angels we are referring to, so there really is no telling what level of technology they have developed or have helped mankind to develop over the last few thousand years. If religion had not repressed science for almost 700 years, we would probably be far more advanced than we are now. If angels were indeed living among us, there is nothing to say that they did not continue developing their technology while we sat around debating theology. They know God exists, so that is one conflict they do not have to worry about. In fact, the only concern they have is figuring out how to stop God from sending them to the Lake of Fire. According to the Bible, we have not even begun to imagine the things we can do in heaven, but does that mean there is technology available in heaven?

“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.” – 1 Corinthians 2:9

We are not in possession of any record written by man before the flood, as far as we know. We only have the stories that were passed on and written later, but we do have a series of accounts written by various cultures that claimed to have been eyewitnesses to some very strange things in mankind’s past. People as a whole have a tendency to dismiss the stories from Sumer and Greece as nothing more than fairy tales, but lets pick apart some elements to these stories and try to understand why they had knowledge of technology that has just recently become available to us in our time.

“The Sons of God were sent down to teach mankind truth and justice; and for three hundred years did indeed teach Cain’s son Enoch all the secrets of Heaven and Earth. Later, however, they lusted after mortal women and defiled themselves by sexual intercourse. Enoch has recorded not only their divine instructions, but also their subsequent fall from grace; before the end they were indiscriminately enjoying virgins, matrons, men, and beasts.” – Jubilees 4:15, 22, 5:1

This seems to corroborate early Jewish tradition to what Genesis says was going on. It was believed that all flesh had clearly been corrupted on a genetic level as a result of these sexual encounters with the sons of God. The mixing that was going on does not seem to be inter-lineage, but interspecies related. Earth’s history is rich with stories of centaurs, fauns, minotaurs, and various other hybrid creatures. One such creature is the shedu. A shedu has the torso of a man, wings of a bird, but the body of a bull (lion in some cases), and thankfully the Assyrians, who resided in Mesopotamia, made detailed carvings of these creatures.

“The Shedu is a celestial being from Mesopotamian mythology (Sumer/Babylon). He is a human above the waist and a bull below the waist. He also has the horns and the ears of a bull. The bull man helps people fight evil and chaos. He holds the gates of dawn open for the sun god Shamash and supports the sun disc. He is often shown on Cylinder Seals.It appears frequently in Mesopotamian art, sometimes with wings. Statues of the bull-man were often used as gatekeepers.

In art they were depicted as hybrids, as winged bulls or lions with the head of a human male (Centauroid). There are still surviving figures of šêdu in bas-relief and some statues in museums. Notable examples of šêdu/lamassu held by museums include those at the British Museum, Musée du Louvre, National Museum of Iraq, Metropolitan Museum of Art and one extremely large example kept at the Oriental Institute, Chicago. They are generally attributed to the ancient Assyrians.”

Perhaps we have become so brainwashed and desensitized to our world that we do not even notice things that are right in front of our face. We have one of the largest testimonies to hybrid creatures, sitting right in Egypt for the world to see. We know this hybrid creature as the sphinx.

According to legend, the Sphinx was a lion with the head of a human; however, it did not possess wings as the shedu did. Although the largest and most famous sphinx is found in Egypt, the oldest sphinx was found in Gobekli Tepe, Turkey and was dated to 9,500 B.C. Another interesting fact about the sphinx, is that it did not always have the head of a man. Sometimes the sphinx had the head of a woman, ram, or eagle. The sphinx was also not exclusive to Egypt and Turkey, but is also found in the following cultures:

Although the wide spread belief in the sphinx is interesting, there is an even more interesting discovery that dates back 32,000 years. Löwenmensch, German for “lion person”, is an ivory sculpture discovered in 1939. It is the oldest known zoomorphic statue in existance. The sculpture has the body of a man and the head of a lion.

What does the Bible have to say about strange lion like beings with human features? Well surprisingly, the Bible does make reference to such a being, but does not give any us any details except that they were from Moab and killed by one of David’s men.

“And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the son of a valiant man, of Kabzeel, who had done many acts, he slew two lionlike men of Moab: he went down also and slew a lion in the midst of a pit in time of snow:” – 2 Samuel 23:20

 

Take note of how the verse also mentions Benaiah killing a lion, almost as if the writer wants us to realize that they were not talking about a lion the first instance. To further confirm that these were not just men, all we have to do is look at the word that was translated as “lionlike”.

  • Ariel: from the root words ari (lion) and El (God). Put together, they translate as “lion of God”.

Whatever they were, their description is consistent with the legends from around the world. Whatever was going on at the time seemed to be very supernatural in nature. Our modern mind tells us not to believe in such fantasies and yet we find ourselves watching the skies for visitors outside of this galaxy that have been accused of snatching both animals and people for the purpose of experimentation. Are we just adding a modern touch to the same stories that have been passed down for thousands of years? As we continue our journey, this is just one more question that we hope to answer. Is it really possible to create a human/animal hybrid?

Excerpted From As The Days of Noah Were – Chapter 6, Page 152-157

Hybrids Among Us: Round Table Discussion

Giants Throughout History

Genesis 6 may be hard for some Christians to wrap their brain around, but almost every culture on the planet holds a belief in giants. If giants never existed, why did so many people believe in them? If they did exist, why do we not believe in them now? Some try to explain away giants as large people, or say that people were much smaller in the past, so they considered tall people giants. However, those theories do not explain several things:

  • The exact height of the giants is given in several cultures.
  • They were capable of performing tasks that normal humans could not
  • They usually had some supernatural ability associated with them.

Even if we choose to accept that people were a lot smaller in the past, we are still left with the problem of their strength. Height does not necessarily equate to being stronger. Their stature also does not explain their supernatural abilities, such as invincibility, speed, strength, and various other attributes. If giants actually existed, we would expect to see quite a few historical references and eyewitness accounts of them. The Bible is the most reliable source when it comes to spiritual matters, so let’s start with the Bible and work our way through a few other cultures.

“There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.” – Genesis 6:4

Genesis tells us that these giants were on the earth during the time of Noah and also after that. Either you believe it or you choose to ignore it. The same sentence also tells us that these same giants were mighty men and men of renown. The first characteristic we see in the Bible is the word “mighty” which refers to their strength. The next reference we encounter is “men of renown”. In Hebrew that word is Hag Gibborim, meaning, “Hero”, “Chief Man”, “Legendary”, and “Famous”.

The Greeks referred to the demigods (half god/half man) as “Heroes”. Hercules has had plenty of movies and T.V. shows, and Achilles has had at least one blockbuster movie. If we mention Hercules to anyone in North America, they will immediately know who we are referring to. According to the Greeks, Hercules was one of these hybrids. The same can be said of Achilles, Gilgamesh, and the other hybrids from various other cultures. They are legendary and their names still live on. Here are the names of a few cultures and their giants:

Each of these cultures has their own “heroes” within the giant tribes they believe in. Because the focus of this book is centered on the Bible, we will focus mostly on the Nephilim, Anakim, Emim, Rephaim, and Gigantes. Gigantes appears in the group because that is where we get the English word “giant”. It is also important because it is the same word used in the Greek version of the Bible, called the Septuagent (LXX).

“These giants denied the existence of a Great Spirit, so he caused a great rain storm to come, and the water kept rising higher and higher so that it drove these proud, and conceited giants from the low ground to the hills, and thence to the mountains, but at last even the mountain tops were submerged and then those mammoth men were all drowned. After the flood had subsided, the Great Spirit came to the conclusion that he had made man too large and powerful, and that he would therefore, correct the mistake by creating a race of men of smaller size and less strength. This is the reason, say the Indians, that modern men are small and not like the giants of old, and they claim that this story is a matter of Indian history, which has been handed down among them from time immemorial.” – The Autobiography of Buffalo Bill

Interestingly, the above story is confirmed by the Bible in Genesis 7. Genesis 7:20 tells us that the water rose fifteen cubits above the mountain tops. That comes out to 22.5 feet high. The reason for this is not immediately clear in the Bible, but as we continue our journey, we will come to realize that God did not want any of these hybrids to survive. While some consider the Biblical information on giants to be sparse, the Bible does list the names of at least fifteen giants:

  1. Ahiman – Son of Anak
  2. Agag – King of The Amalekites
  3. Anak – Father of the Anakim
  4. Arba – Father of Anak
  5. Goliath – A Philistine Warrior
  6. Ishbibenob – Goliath’s Brother
  7. Lahmi – Goliath’s Brother
  8. Og – King of Bashan
  9. Saph – Goliath’s Brother
  10. Sheshai – Son of Anak
  11. Sihon – King of The Amorites
  12. Talmai – Son of Anak
  13. Mamre – Amorite
  14. Aner – Amorite
  15. Eshcol – Amorite

The Bible is clear that these men were descendants of the Nephilim, which was translated into giants in English. When we fully understand what was going on in the days of Noah and also after that, certain parts of the Bible begin to make a lot more sense.

Excerpted From As The Days of Noah Were – Chapter 7, Page 168-170



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Noah As A Type of Christ

God is not simple in any way, shape, or form, and because of that, it is necessary for us to dig deeper into Noah’s life. Throughout the Bible we run into people referred to by some as “types”. Types foreshadow something or someone very important in the future. Not every single action of these types points to a coming event, but many of their actions do. Based on Genesis 5:28-29, we can safely make the assumption that Noah was a firstborn male. This was one of the prophecies that the Messiah had to fulfill.

“And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.” – Luke 2:27

When we learned about Noah’s perfection, we discovered that it was a reference to his genes and not necessarily to his period of time. According to the pattern set by the story, the Messiah would also have to be without spot (tamiym).

“How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? “ – Hebrews 9:14

Something that we rarely consider is the building of the ark. Noah most like built this ark himself, just as the Christ promised to personally build us a place of refuge. In order to build this place of refuge for those that would obtain salvation, Noah had to first bear his own wood, just as the Messiah would eventually have to.

“Then delivered he him therefore unto them to be crucified. And they took Jesus, and led him away. And he bearing his cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha…” – John 19:16-17

“The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.” – Psalm 9:9

Another aspect of this story that many might see as a stretch is that Noah’s life foreshadowed the first and second coming of Christ. It is through Noah’s obedience to God that he was able to save humanity, just as Christ did when He came. Noah is then lifted above the earth (via water), just as Christ was lifted above the earth in the cloud (Acts 1:19). After the flood is over, Noah touches down on the mountain (Zechariah 14:4) and then reigns over the new earth with his family (Revelation 21:1). As we can see, this story has layer upon layer of significance. God was not just wiping out humanity because He was mad.

Excerpted From As The Days of Noah Were – Chapter 8, Page 210-211

Dinosaurs In The Bible?

There are at least two creatures in the Bible that people believe may have been references to dinosaurs. They are Behemoth and Leviathan. Before we get into the implications of dinosaurs possibly being mentioned in the Bible, we need to first look at a description of each of these creatures based on the verses in the Bible.

Behemoth (Job 40:15-24)

  • Created by God on the 6th day with man.
  • Eats grass like an ox.
  • Moves its tail like a cedar.
  • Its bones are like brass and bars of iron.
  • It lies among shade trees, reeds, and fens.
  • Drinks lots of water.

Let’s start by breaking down the word “Behemoth”. It is believed to come from the root word “behemah” which means, cattle or beast. Based on the name alone, we know that we are dealing with a real creature, and not a mythological beast. Another indication that we are talking about a real animal is that it was created on the 6th day with the rest o the animals and man. The strength of its bones is not an indicator of what kind of animal that it is, but usually the larger the animal, the stronger the bones are. One myth that needs to be addressed is the size of the tail. According to scripture, the Behemoth moves its tail like a cedar, but some rephrase this to say that its tail is the size of a cedar, thus making it much bigger than it may be. One possible interpretation is that its tail sways from side to side similar to a cedar tree in the wind.

Finally, we are going to look at its geographical location. Scripture says that it has faith that it can drink the entire Jordan River. The Bible also says that it lives among reeds, willows, fens, and brooks. Those are references to an aquatic animal of some kind. The problem we run into is that many of us immediately think of the hippopotamus as an explanation, but there is no archaeological evidence that hippos ever lived in the Jordan River. They are currently only found in Africa, not in the Middle East. The creature described in the Bible is said to eat grass, but hippos are omnivores that eat both grass and small animals.

In our hunt for what the Behemoth may have referred to, we have almost ruled out the possibility that it was a hippo. If it was a dinosaur, we can start by looking at the dinosaurs found in Israel, and eliminating all of the carnivores. Once we do that, we are left with seven possibilities. Next, we rule out all non aquatic dinosaurs, leaving us with on possibility that fits the Biblical description: Titanosaurus.

Dig Deeper: While Titanosaurus may be one possibility to the identity of Behemoth, it is only speculation, and it very well could be another animal altogether.

Ultimately, the only thing that matters is that the Bible tells us that Behemoth was created by God and that it existed before the flood. Later in this chapter I will explain why this timing is important.

Leviathan

Now that we have looked at Behemoth, we are going to take a look at Leviathan. As we just did with Behemoth, we are going to look at the description of this creature as found in Job 41:

  • Vicious Teeth
  • Scales
  • Glowing Eyes
  • Breathes Fire
  • Lives In The Sea

Let’s not beat around the bush. This is clearly a description of a dragon. If we read the entire chapter, we find that spears and darts cannot pierce its skin, men do not dare stir it up, and most importantly, it breathes fire. The only scaled, fire breathing, animal that comes to mind is a dragon.

Dig Deeper: Many people speculate on what Leviathan may be, but many of them tend to ignore the portion about it being a fire breathing animal. The next time you hear someone speak about Leviathan, ask them about the fire breathing if they neglect to mention it.

Is it possible that every myth and legend that we have ever heard about dragons is true? Unfortunately, many people attempt to allegorize this description or equate it with Satan, which simply does not work. Is it possible that dinosaurs actually breathed fire, in addition to everything we know about them? We can only speculate on answers like that for now, but speculation may become a thing of the past, a lot sooner than many of us would like to believe.

Excerpted From As The Days of Noah Were – Chapter 9, Page 251-253



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Re-Examining The Olivet Discourse

Something about the days of Noah seemed to be important to Jesus when He gave the Olivet Discourse. Some make the argument that life will be going on as usual, but there was nothing usual about the events surrounding the flood. When we put together the words of Matthew, Mark, and Luke, an interesting picture begins to develop. Before we begin, let’s keep in mind that Jesus was talking to His disciples during the Olivet Discourse. These were guys that had a Jewish background and would have understood many or all of the references that He was making.

“But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” – Matthew 24:36-39

In verse 36 Jesus announces that the end times would be similar to the days of Noah, He states that neither men nor angels know when He will return. Why would He bother grouping men and angels together at all if this was just an event that would only involve mankind? Jesus makes a reference to the days of Noah as sort of a blueprint for the end times. Just like the prophet Daniel, Jesus uses the words “they” and “them” in connection with the end time. They were eating, drinking, and marrying. Was Jesus simply referring to humans or could there be a deeper meaning? There does not seem to be anything special about eating, drinking, and getting married. Adam and Eve were married and every culture has continued doing it since Jesus left the earth. If normal marriage is a sign of the end, then it frankly is not much of a sign at all. Jesus likely had something more specific in mind.

According to Genesis 6:2, the unusual events in the days of Noah revolved around the marriage of the sons of God (angels) to the daughters of men. Jesus’ use of the word “they” most likely refers to both the angels and mankind in context to verse 36. Something else we need to remember is that Jude refers to these angels taking off their spiritual bodies (leaving their first estate). As a result these fallen angels may have lost certain abilities, which left them incapable of escaping the flood. The key to really understanding what happened is reading Genesis 6 in its entirety. There are some that do not believe there will be another hybrid outbreak, but there is nothing in scripture that implies that certain elements from the days of Noah will be left out. Another verse that needs to be examined very carefully and possibly reconsidered is the following:

“But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people.” – Luke 21:23

There are many scholars that believe this verse could refer to another holocaust, but is there something deeper that Jesus may have been hinting at? This verse may be referring to something more supernatural than we would like to believe. It is possible that this verse is a warning about the sons of God returning to impregnate human women once again. Using the days of Noah as our blueprint lets consider the following:

  • The sons of God took the daughters of men to wife.
  • These women bore hybrid children to them.
  • These hybrids terrorized the earth.

The plot to snatch women against their will and impregnate them with hybrid babies seems just a little evil and wrathful. It is probably not God’s wrath being poured out on people, so the only alternative would be Satan’s wrath.

“Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time. And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child.” – Revelation 12:12-13

This warning is given to those that inhabit the earth in the last days. This will be Satan’s last stand, so he will have to go all out. Along with the holocaust of the Jewish people by the Antichrist, Satan may employ angels to attempt to wipe out the rest of the human race genetically. At first it may seem like a crazy idea, but it happened in the days of Noah, and Jesus warned us that these last days would be similar to those days. In Chapter 6, there was a notation about Abraham Ibn Ezra concerning the nephilim:

  • Abraham Ibn Ezra proposes that they were called this because men’s hearts would fail at the sight of them.

If we compare his belief with another verse in Luke, the Olivet Discourse starts to take on a very strange tone.

“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 shaken.” – Luke 21:26

Matthew 24:29 says, “The stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of heaven shall be shaken”. The wording in Mark 13:25 uses slightly different wording, which supports the theory that this is an event involving supernatural beings and not asteroids or comets.

“And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken.” – Mark 13:25

Mark refers to the “stars of heaven” and the “powers that are in heaven”. Again, this seems to refer to something other than what we think of as stars. The Bible tends to use the word “star” to refer to angels. Is Jesus trying to get something across that only believers would catch or is He simply saying that these will be scary times? It is not just the reference to men’s hearts failing out of fear that should catch our attention, but the last part of the text specifically. The last part of the verse says, “the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken”. If we turn to Paul’s words in Ephesians, we learn that “powers” are a rank of angels.

“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” – Ephesians 6:12

Whether the “powers” are demons or fallen angels, they are indeed supernatural in nature, and Paul points them out as our adversaries. What now be asking ourselves the following question: “is our current interpretation of the Olivet Discourse as deep as it should be or have we barely scratched the surface?” Is it possible that Jesus was connecting the end of the age with the return of the sons of God? If He is not connecting our age to the strange events in Noah’s day, why does Daniel offer a similar warning to those that would be living in the last days?

Excerpted From As The Days of Noah Were – Chapter 10, Page 267-270

Strange Vehicles In The Bible

Extraterrestrials are not the only beings in history that have been depicted in flying craft. The Sumerians, Egyptians, Greeks, and Persians all depicted some of their gods using flying craft and flying chariots as a mode of transportation. In the Bible, angels are depicted in chariots of fire capable of flight (2 Kings 2:11). Perhaps the strangest incident in the Bible involved Ezekiel and the wheel within a wheel.

In almost any UFO book and on almost any UFO website, we will find a reference to Ezekiel’s wheels. The Biblical text is used by many ancient astronaut theorists as evidence of extraterrestrial activity in the Bible. Before we dive into the theories on the text, let’s take a look at the text itself.

“Now as I beheld the living creatures, behold one wheel upon the earth by the living creatures, with his four faces. The appearance of the wheels and their work was like unto the colour of a beryl: and they four had one likeness: and their appearance and their work was as it were a wheel in the middle of a wheel.” – Ezekiel 1:15-16

The above picture is what some people believe Ezekiel saw in his vision. Whatever it was that he saw, he tried to relay that information to us to the best of his ability. Even when we study the verse in the Hebrew, there is not much clarification, but one aspect of the story does stand out. These creatures that Ezekiel saw were not inside the wheels, but the wheels moved in unison with them. They did not seem to need these wheels to move through the air. Angelic technology seems to play a very important role all throughout the Bible. From what the Bible tells us, God encourages learning, and the angels are not all knowing. It would make sense that angels would develop a means of travel to and from other planets, galaxies, and dimensions. Unlike Christ, who claimed to be omnipresent, angels seem to have to travel the distance from point A to point B. One such instance is found in Daniel 10:

“Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words. But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia.” – Daniel 10:12-13

Angels may be able to change from spiritual to physical instantly, but it seems they may actually be required to travel the distance. The angel in the book of Daniel claims that he was sent out the very first day that Daniel began his fast, but he was intercepted by the “prince of the kingdom of Persia”. This Prince of Persia held up the angel’s travel for twenty one days. If angels could simply teleport or manifest into the physical world, he probably would not have been held up.

“And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.” 1 Kings 2:11

On the surface, the event that happened to Elijah and Elisha does not seem out of the ordinary in the context of the Bible. It actually seems quite normal, at least until we read it in Hebrew. The Hebrew word translated as “horse” is cuwc, which literally means “skip or leap”. It is also translated as swallow (bird) and crane (bird). The translators in 1611 were doing the best they could with the knowledge available at the time, and they made the logical assumption that these were horses. Both Ezekiel and Elijah witnessed and experienced something that they could not quite describe with their knowledge at the time. Now that we have seen examples of supernatural being with vehicles capable of flight, let’s take a look at what they were believed to look like.

Excerpted From As The Days of Noah Were – Chapter 11, Page 303-305

The Changing Religious Climate

For those of us paying attention to both the political and religious position of the Vatican, we are aware that they once rejected the possibility of alien life. However, starting in 1995, Monsignor Corrado Balducci, a member of the Vatican Curia (governing body) went on Italian national television more than five times to declare that extraterrestrial contact is a real phenomena. More surprising than the announcement itself was Balducci’s insistence that alien contact is not demonic.

Although Balducci denies that extraterrestrial contact is demonic, in an interview on April 17, 1999, with UFO Digest, Balducci stated that he first became interested in the subject while studying demonology. That is a strange coincidence. Balducci is also quoted, as saying that he believes extraterrestrials may be more spiritually evolved than human beings. During the interview, he states, “I must start by saying that angels do not use spaceships.” Before we continue, let me point out that the person conducting the interview did not ask him anything about angels or demons at any time. It seems strange that he would reference angels and demons without being asked about them. Balducci goes on to say:

“So, when we talk about extraterrestrials, we have to think either of beings like us or, preferably, other types of beings who always combine a spiritual part with a material part, a body, even though they have a different relationship compared with us terrestrial humans.”

Jude mentioned these angels going from a spiritual body to a physical body, and Balducci’s words seem to confirm the same idea, even though he denies their angelic or demonic origin.

“And so it’s likely that the distance between us and angels is reduced by beings who, although they have a body, maybe a more perfect one, have a soul which is less conditioned in its evolution. Probably, not only is this possible and likely but, in my opinion, also desirable. In a not so distant future, these beings could help us, especially on our spiritual path.”

Again Balducci referenced angels, but what about this so called help on our spiritual path?

“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” – Ephesians 6:12

Balducci also claimed that his interests in extraterrestrials is personal and not on the Vatican’s behalf, but the Curia works very closely with the Pope. If these beings are indeed from another planet, then that presents several problems:

  • If they sin how can they be saved?
  • If they are sinless, it puts them on equal ground with Christ.

As it stands, it seems as though the Vatican and Balducci are still working on figuring out a salvation plan for our “visitors”:

“If intelligent beings from other planets really existed, we would find the solution as to how to reconcile their existence with Christ’s redemption.”

We should be suspicious of his claims that these beings are not angelic or demonic, without being asked, and his claims that they may be spiritually higher than us, without considering that they may indeed be fallen angels or demons attempting to deceive mankind. Let’s fast forward to the year 2000 and we find Balducci discussing extraterrestrial life with none other than Zecharia Sitchin. Sitchin is the guy that believes that the Anunnaki are our creators. Here is the outcome of what they finally agreed upon:

  • Yes, Extraterrestrials can and do exist on other planets
  • Yes, they can be more advanced than us.
  • Yes, materially, man could have been fashioned from a pre-existing sentient being.

That last one outright denies the claims made in Genesis 2, which states that God created man from the dust, and not an existing sentient being. It seems that at least one person in a high position in the Vatican has stepped away from solid Biblical doctrine.

“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears…” – 2 Timothy 4:3

As we entered a new decade, the Vatican closed it out with its first ever Conference of Astrobiology. On November 6 – 11, 2009, at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, the Vatican met with over 30 astronomers, biologists, geologists, and religious leaders to discuss the possibility of extraterrestrials. The conference was meant to focus on the scientific perspective on the subject of the existence of extraterrestrial life, and pulled in perspectives from atheist, scientists, and Catholic leaders alike. It was split into eight different segments, starting with a topic about life here on Earth, such as the origins of life, the Earth’s habitability through time, the environment, and genomes. Then the meeting moved into the detection of life elsewhere, search strategies for extrasolar planets, the formation and properties of extrasolar planets were discussed. Finally, in the last segment, they discussed intelligence elsewhere and shadow life (life with biochemistry completely different than that found on Earth). Father Gabriel Funes, the chief astronomer of the Vatican, said in a 2008 interview with the Vatican paper, Osservatore Romano:

“Just like there is an abundance of creatures on earth, there could also be other beings, even intelligent ones, that were created by God. That doesn’t contradict our faith, because we cannot put boundaries to God’s creative freedom. As saint Francis would say, when we consider the earthly creatures to be our ‘brothers and sisters’, why couldn’t we also talk about a ‘extraterrestrial brother’? He would still be part of creation.”

Paul Davies, who was one of the speakers at the Vatican event, told the Washington Post:

“I think the discovery of a second genesis would be of enormous spiritual significance.”

The theoretical physicist and cosmologist from Arizona State University added:

“The real threat would come from the discovery of extraterrestrial intelligence, because if there are beings elsewhere in the universe, then Christians, they’re in this horrible bind. They believe that God became incarnate in the form of Jesus Christ in order to save humankind, not dolphins or chimpanzees or little green men on other planets.”

The Vatican sponsored astrobiology conference was a landmark event. It showed that the Vatican was willing to officially sanction public discussions on the existence of extraterrestrial life. More significantly, it showed that the Vatican was willing to initiate a comprehensive dialogue on the theological implications of the discovery of intelligent extraterrestrial life. The Vatican’s astrobiology conference is yet one more sign that major global institutions are preparing for some kind of formal disclosure concerning UFOs and/or extraterrestrial life. This is a direct outcome of a series of landmark meetings at the UN beginning in February 2008 that led to the adoption of a new openness policy.

After more than a year of openness, the Vatican is taking the openness policy to a new level, and preparing the public for some kind of formal extraterrestrial disclosure announcement. Numerous independent sources have predicted such disclosure is imminent, and that the Obama administration is expected to play a prominent role. The Vatican is also positioning itself to play a major role in such an announcement and in a post-disclosure world. Its emerging theological position that extraterrestrials “are our brothers” is a welcome departure from more hostile depictions of extraterrestrial life found in some religious denominations and in Hollywood movies. On the other hand, the idea that the Vatican could justify sending missionaries to convert extraterrestrials born without original sin, does raise major concerns. The Vatican, nevertheless, is currently playing a constructive role in preparing the public for the imminent disclosure of extraterrestrial life.”

It definitely seems that we are being set up by the Catholic Church to accept these visitors as benevolent space “brothers”. However it does not seem that they have done their historical homework. It also seems that their faith has been compromised in their attempt to get to the forefront of UFOlogy.

Excerpt From As The Days of Noah Were – Chapter 12, Page 350-354



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As The Days of Lot Were

As we look back at the days of Lot, we see that there was much more to his story than the events in Sodom. Lot’s life displayed many of the signs that are mentioned all throughout the Bible, concerning the end of the age.

  1. Wars and Rumors of Wars: It seems that we are living in a time of constant political and social distress. As a planet, we are almost always at war, with no end in sight.
  2. Nation Against Nation: Many scholars agree that this refers to ethnicity more than it does to a country. Racial tensions are high all over the world, and in certain parts of the planet, entire populations are being eradicated based on nothing more than ethnicity.
  3. Rebellion Against Oppressive Government: We have seen this sort of rebellion in Egypt, Syria, Libya, and other Arab countries in the last few years. It has come to be known as The Arab Spring. People in the Middle East started overthrowing their oppressive governments after being fed up. The Western nations are on the verge of the same resistance, but it is unlikely that it will ever happen in the U.S. or Canada.
  4. Human-Nephilim Alliance: In the days of Lot, Abraham had an alliance with three nephilim brothers. The book of Daniel tells us that the people in the last days would be mingled with something other than humans.
  5. Human-Angel Relations: The presence of the nephilim in the days of Lot, and the attempted rape of the angels in Sodom demonstrates that there was both sexual contact and attempted sexual contact between the natural and supernatural during that time. Many scholars believe that the “they” mentioned in Daniel will be the sons of God, just as it was in Genesis 6.
  6. Pride – Proverbs tells us that pride comes before a fall. America is one of the most prideful nations in the world, which is baffling considering that we are constantly borrowing money from Russia and China to keep our country running.
  7. Fullness of Bread: Gluttony falls under the list of the Catholic based 7 Deadly Sins. Here in America, obesity has become an epidemic while starvation is an epidemic in other parts of the world.
  8. Idleness – Generally taught as being lazy, it more specifically refers to being unemployed. Throughout history, people had to work to eat, but modern technology has changed that. Unemployment all over the world is at an all time high.
  9. Oppression of The Poor and Needy: We see this every day, but it is more prevalent here in America. Both political parties have led to the major financial gap between the poor, middle class, and rich growing wider each day.
  10. Haughty – The definitions of this word ultimately boil down to being self absorbed. The Bible tells us that in the last days, the love of many shall wax cold.
  11. Committed Abomination: There are those that are under the assumption that this specific reason for the destruction of Sodom, in Ezekiel 16, refers to homosexuality. If it does, it would explain why we are seeing the rise of the LGBT movement in our lifetime.

The above list summarizes what was going on during Lot’s lifetime. All we need to do in order to see if they are true or not is to take a look around and compare the list to what we see in our current day and age.

Excerpted From As The Days of Noah Were – Chapter 13, Page 373-375

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