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Bible Question and Answer for 9-8-2017

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Bible Question And Answer

Welcome to our bi-weekly post Bible Question and Answer where we provide Bible verses, answers and advice to the questions and concerns you have. During the course of the last two weeks readers have submitted their questions and today we are going to answer one of them. So please join us and feel free to chime in on the discussion in the comments section below this post.

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Bible Question and Answer

Question 1:

Name: Mac
Question: How did the offspring of the fallen angels survive Noah’s flood, David and Goliath?

Answer:

Name: Brandon T. Ward
Answer: Mac, thank you for the question.

So all of our readers are on the same page, the offspring (children) of the fallen angels were known as the Giants. You can read about this in Genesis 6.

Our Father brought about the flood in the days of Noah in order to destroy the Giants. God’s plan certainly did not fail. The Giants died.

Unfortunately, there was another irruption of fallen angels, these angels left Heaven and came to earth just as the fallen angels before them had done (Jude 1:6).

Let us document that. Please turn with me to,

Genesis 6:4 

4There 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.”

After what?

After the flood of Noah there were Giants in the earth once again. While the flood killed the Giants, the second irruption of fallen angels took place after the flood which brought about the second wave of Giants.

Mac, I would encourage you to read “Appendix 25: The Nephilim, Or “Giants” Of Genesis 6, Etc.” from the Companion Bible. This contains more information about the fallen angels than you probably want to know.

I will also leave you with a quote concerning the flood of Noah from one of our studies and two Bible Q&As concerning the fallen angels. Please take the time to read them, I think it will help.

Genesis 6:13 
13 ”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.”

God is saying the end of all flesh would occur if He did not do something to stop the spread of the giants in the earth, which was the main reason for the flood. The giants were unnatural beings. They were supernatural, half human, half angel beings. God could not allow the giants to continue to bring their knowledge of the past, their corrupt blood line and their evil ways on the earth as it would have destroyed all flesh.

We must make note, the word “earth” in this 13th verse (776) can mean, “the earth (at large, or partitively a land), common, country, earth, field, ground, land, nations, way, wilderness, world.” As you can see this word has several meanings and does not necessarily mean the whole earth. We need to “rightly divide the word of truth,” (2 Timothy 2:15). The flood of Noah did not literally encompass the entire earth, rather this was a local flood in order to wipe out the evil in the land, the abomination called giants. Just as Lot and his family were the only ones saved from the evil of Sodom, Noah and his family were the only ones saved from the evil of their land as they did not intermix with the fallen angels. It is not plausible to think Noah sailed the globe before the flood in order to collect every species of animal and insect, then bring them all back to his land and constructing the ark in order to preserve them from the flood. Nor is it plausible to think after the flood Noah returned the animals to their homes spread across the globe. Always ensure you “rightly divide” His Word.

As In The Days Of Noah And The End Times Flood Of Lies

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Question 2:

Name: Annetta
Question: I just read that the Bible predicted the statues coming down that are in the news right now. Can you tell us where this scripture is?

Answer:

Name: Brandon T. Ward
Answer: Annetta thank you for the question.

I feel this is a prime example of someone cherry picking Bible verses to fit a belief. There is plenty written in the Bible about alters being torn down, but they are alters for false god’s.

The monuments of this once great nation are not alters, nor do they serve any god. The monuments of our nation are a part of our history, America’s history.

The Bible has predicted and will continue to predict world events, but Confederate Statues are not one of them.

Anytime someone tells you a verse means this or that start at the top of the chapter and read down. This allows you to understand the subject and context of the verse.

Of course always pray for direction from God.

 

 

Question 3:

Name: Faithful
Question: Hello Brandon, Revelation 12:6, it gives you how many years and days. Is that literally that many years and days. I got someone showing me to go to Daniel chapter 7. I don’t understand the math part. Please help me. Thank you.

Answer:

Name: Brandon T. Ward
Answer: Faithful thank you for the question.

Great timing! We are working on the final revision of Chapter 7 of “The Timeline of the Tribulation“. We cover both Revelation 12:6 and Daniel 7:25 in Chapter 7 which are the verses you are referencing.

Both of these verses cover the same amount of time and that portion of time is the last half of the Tribulation. I will let Chapter 7 explain and document that statement.

We are going to talk about the math for a moment. We will also cover this in Chapter 7, but let us prime the pump here.

The entire Tribulation was originally a 7 year long period, but that entire time was shortened down to a 5 month period. We discussed this in Chapter 6 of our Timeline study.

7 Years is equal to:

  • 2,520 Days
  • 84 Months
    • That entire time was shortened down to a 5 month period.

To answer some of your question, Revelation 12:6 is a literal amount of time. It says, “the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.

A thousand two hundred and threescore days” that is 1,260 days. This period of time covers half of the Tribulation.

In Daniel 7:25 we are told the Saints will be given into Satan’s hand for “a time and times and the dividing of time“. That is half of the Tribulation which is the latter half.

3.5 Years is equal to:

  • 1,260 Days
  • 42 Months
  • Time and Times and the Dividing of Time
    • That entire time is half of the Tribulation which is equal to 2.5 months on the shortened Tribulation timeline.

Years, months and days as laid out above are all the same period of time. We are simply given different time formats.

We should understand, prophecy given in days typically refers to God or His children. On the other hand when we see time given in months we will notice it belongs to Satan.

We are children of the light, not of the night, but Satan and his children are of the night (1 Thessalonians 5:5). This time format difference keeps us awake and we need to ensure we do not become confused by it.

We know Christ shortened the time of the Tribulation in Matthew 24 (Chapter 6, subheading “The Five Month Tribulation”). Yet, in Revelation we find the original time of the Tribulation referenced. That is where you will find the 1,260 days and 42 months. I believe the original time was kept in Revelation in order to preserve the original timeline duration. This allows us to reference the time of Revelation with the book of Daniel.

If we were not able to do that, there would be a lot more confusion concerning the timing of the Tribulation.

 

 

Question 4:

Name: Sharon
Question: There is so much time and so many YouTube video’s/ministers who are caught up in this “flat earth” thing. To me it’s a “no-brainer” wasted time topic diverting us from more important studies. What are your thoughts on earth being flat?

Answer:

Name: Brandon T. Ward
Answer: Sharon thank you for the question and I think you just summed it up for us.

A lot of the videos out there by so called ministers are certainly a waste of time and they definitely take away from us learning about the Word of God when we feed into it.

The theory about a “flat earth” is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard. How a Christian with common sense in the year 2017 could believe that is beyond me.

We covered this subject in the past in Bible Q&A. I will leave those links below where we Biblically document the “flat earth” is not found in the Bible.

I want to go back to the common sense part.

For one to believe in a “flat earth” they would need to discount all of the images of space and earth that document the world is round. They would need to discount the satellites that provide communication. The same satellites that provide GPS service so you know how to travel to a destination that you have never been to before.

Those are not figments of our imagination. Neither is the satellite imagery that Google and other companies provide. Obviously, these services allow you to zoom right on top of your house.

How about airplanes?

For those who have been on an airliner you can start to see the curvature of the earth and the different appearance of the atmosphere depending on your altitude.

Christians are bright people. Why? We believe in the Living God, our Father in Heaven. But we all slip up and can be misguided from time to time. If you know someone who is, say a prayer and do your best to straighten them out.

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14 Comments

  1. Concerning Annetta’s question: I remember right after 9/11, someone started a rumor that it was predicted in the Bible. I was young, I was in a bar and this guy walks in. He says, the air planes hitting the towers is in the Bible. I looked at him strange and said “It is?”. He said, “Yeah, it says a steel bird will… , yatah, yatah.” I said, “No, it doesn’t”. He pulled out a paper that he had printed from the internet with the so called quoted scripture from the Bible on it. I said, “no, thats not in there. It doesn’t say that at all.” I may have been sitting in a bar, but I knew what was in the Bible and what wasn’t! I set him straight right away. And he believed me.

  2. And, oh yeah, didn’t Magellan CIRCUMNAVIGATE the GLOBE? Globes are NOT FLAT! As a former HS Math teacher, stuff like the flat earth nonsense drives me crazy!

  3. About the flat earth…if the earth is flat, then where does it end? Mathematics, which is truth, right, implies that something is flat or in a dimensional sense anything flat without parameters or borders goes on forever (believe it or not two parallel lines without borders go on forever, infinite). The Earth MUST be round, because a circle begins, then ends at the same point it began after the line rotates. And yes, I actually knew a man and his wife who claimed the Bible not only said the earth was flat (and also used the Book or Enoch), but that the sun revolved around the Earth (Tycho Brahi’s “hypothesis” as opposed to Kepler’s…after all, Kepler’s mother was a “witch” so Kepler must be wrong! And other such nonsense). And BTW also, the earth is four dimensional–length, width, height, and time. Heaven, where there is no time, likely exists in three dimensions, and maybe other dimensions as well but not time. But no way is the Earth flat, or that the sun goes around it.

    • Here is a nice photo from space today showing Hurricane Irma. Round earth she is.

      Tonight, far too many people in #Irma’s path and in its wake. pic.twitter.com/bWQMxae9GV— Randy Bresnik (@AstroKomrade) September 8, 2017

    • Just so you know, the Flat Earth concept is like a plate. It is flat on the sides, but from the top view, it is a circle. So, one can navigate the Earth by going around (East or West) in a circle (on the circle of the Earth). The center is the North Pole and it’s assumed the outer edge is all Antarctica (everything South). If you’re going to ridicule someone’s belief, at least research & try to understand it first.

      As far as mathematics is concerned, it’s not as black & white as you assume; as there are underlying assumptions. Nikola Tesla would be a good scientist to model since he based his equations not only on mathematics, but observation & experimentation.

  4. About those Giants…I have always thought that indeed the Giants were wiped out in Noah’s Flood, and then they somehow came back. So either the fallen angles did indeed re-impregnate the daughters of men, or one or more of the sons of Noah’s wives had “nephilim” DNA in them (I would suspect Ham’s wife…didn’t Ham give rise to Cush who gave rise to the mighty man (gibborhim in Hebrew) called Nimrod? Or didn’t Ham give rise to Canaan, and weren’t the Canaanites “Rephahim” which are gigantic like “nephilim”, Perhaps the wife of Japheth as well, what with the so-called Titans who were giants since Japheth gave rise to the Gentiles. And then you have in the various later books like Numbers and even Samuel talk of “Kenites” who (according to Strong’s Concordance) were somehow descended from Cain…so maybe Ham’s or Japheth’s or both wives also had Cain’s seed line in them. According to Rob Skiba, the days and “days also after that” refer to the Days or Jared (Jared means “descend”, that is, the fallen angled came down during the days of Jared.) Skiba also says the giants killed each other off as their parents watched. Not sure Skiba is right about this. It makes more sense that either Ham’s wife or his and Japheth’s wife might have had corrupted DNA from when the giants were on Earth. The Bible says Noah’s and his son’s DNA was purely human (meaning so was Noah’s wife’s DNA as well), but it says nothing about the DNA of the wives of Noah’s sons, and in fact it is implied that except for Noah and wife and sons, ALL FLESH WAS CORRUPTED. Which could explain the return of giants “after” the days of Noah. But what you say also makes sense, Brandon, and I wish the Bible would clear up this issue, because since Christ said the time of tribulation will be like or as it was in the days of Noah. Clearly DNA manipulation is rampant these days!

    • Thanks for the comment Deb.

      Many of us feel it was only a local flood, so that would explain how Cain’s family continued on. God also told Noah to bring every flesh aboard the ark. I doubt there were any children of Satan’s (Cain’s bloodline) on the ark however.

      In Genesis 6:9 you are right it says Noah’s generations were pure. “Generations” means “posterity” which is “all future generations of people.” So I do feel that covers Noah, his sons and grand kids. To me it does not seem logical that God would destroy the local environment to kill the Giants only to invite them aboard the ark whether in the womb or not. Had one of Noah’s sons wives had sex with a fallen angel, they would not have been pure and they would not have been aboard that ark.

      During the end times, when Satan and his angels are on earth it will be like the days of Noah in that regard. But there is not enough time for Giants to be created through child birth.

  5. Ya know, I’ve always wondered why the original timeline of 42 months was kept in Revelation since it was written well after Christ shortened the time. The answer to that you gave here makes as much sense as anything I can think of. Thanks Brandon. As for the flat earth thing, it amazes me how some very like-minded folks as us actually believe this malarky. Makes no sense to me how they can have so much truth and be hoodwinked by something like that.

  6. Mac, the bible is not real detailed about how or when the 2nd irruption of giants occurred. We know by satan’s actions he took many steps to prevent Christ from ever being born, so obviously satan knew God’s plan in advance and satan pre-positioned his people so they could fulfill his will of preventing the birth of Christ.

    Satan knew the land that became known as Israel would be the home of the Adamites and the land in which Christ would be born into the world. So, this is only conjecture, but I think satan is smart enough to pre-postion some giants in the land of Israel before the flood ever happened. If the Israelites could not inhabit the land then Christ could not be born. So satan filled the land with giants to keep the Israelites out. The flood wiped out the giants in the geographical area of the giants that intermarried with the daughters of Adam, but the flood did not reach to the land where satan pre-positioned the giants to prevent the Adamites from ever having a home land in which Christ could be born.

    By the time the Israelites crossed the Jordon river there were many giants already in the land, pre-positioned and waiting. The 2nd irruption had already been planted and were as strong and in control of the land as satan could make them. They had been producing offspring there for many years, gaining strength, intermarrying and becoming friends with the local people all in preparation to prevent the birth of Christ.

    The 2nd irruption does not mean a whole new attack or a new line of offspring planted from heaven or anywhere else, it simply means there was a separate second bunch of giants that had to be dealt with at a later time. Those giants were already in the land of Israel before the flood and they survived the flood, the same as most everyone else on earth survived the flood. That second influx had to be dealt with the same as the first influx, and by influx I mean growth. In both cases they grew in numbers and strength and God wiped them from the earth leaving only satan’s child and his family for the world to deal with.

    • It’s possible Sue. But since the point of the flood was to kill the Giants the goal would be to get them all so they don’t comeback. I don’t think God failed.

      Thanks for the comment.

      • I don’t think God failed either. No where did I say He did. I think God killed off every giant He intended to kill and left those alive He intended to keep alive. I think God knew exactly what He was doing and did it exactly the way He wanted to. If anyone failed it was man when they were told to cross the Jordon river and kill the giants and they refused. Why would you think God failed because He didn’t kill all the giants at one time? It is His plan, He knows what He is doing.

        • I know you did not say that Sue. It was implied from reading your comment. You are certainly entitled to your own belief. I already stated how I feel about it. Thank you.

          • No, it was not implied. Who in their right mind would imply God failed at anything. You just read something into my comment that was not there. There have been a lot of things that have gone wrong since the creation, but it was not God who failed at anything, it is his creation that failed him, starting by not loving him and instead following satan, or not having the backbone to stand against satan. God not killing off all the giants at one time is not a failure, it was a decision and I have every confidence God knows what He is doing.

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