“There were giants (nephilim) 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

 

The Bible says in various passages that giants existed upon the earth in olden times. The Jewish apocryphal work The Book of Giants, which was found at Qumran, has many details not found in the Bible with respect to those giants. For example, see the following link for a  picture of Nefertiti and her husband, the pharaoh Akhenaten, holding adult humans:

https://www.gettyimages.com/event/in-focus-tutankhamun-tomb-may-reveal-resting-place-of-queen-nefertiti-593962061

Those very same giant Egyptians visited the Grand Canyon in ancient times and left behind lots of artifacts. Places around the Grand Canyon even have Egyptian names. To see what  those Egyptians looked like check out a life-size statue at the Grand Canyon at the following link:

https://search.aol.com/aol/image?q=giant+statues+inside+Grand+Canyon&s_it=img-ans&v_t=comsearch#id=0&iurl=http%3A%2F%2Fasheepnomore.net%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2015%2F06%2Fgiants_under_grand_canyon.jpg&action=click

In recent times, they have found lots and lots of skeletons – all over the world. See the following link: http://www.ancientpages.com/2014/04/29/giants-did-exist-and-were-a-part-of-earths-ancient-history/ There are also artifacts from ancient Sumeria picturing the Sumerian gods next to humans. Same thing. They were giants too. And of course, then there was Goliath who was a little fella by comparison. That’s what you get when the gene pool gets watered down over many generations.

The tallest man, according to the Guinness Book of Records, was about nine feet tall and once lived in Illinois. Of course, they have only been keeping track for some 70 years or so. Whatever, I would have loved to have had a “big” brother that tall.

 

The eyes of that species of extinct Giant, whose bones fill the Mounds of America, have gazed on Niagara, as ours do now.

– Abraham Lincoln

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The Tardy Messiah

03/18/2018

So if Jesus was the messiah, there are some people who might ask how come he hasn’t returned yet. For me, the better question is why would anyone expect him to return after some 2,000 years.

Actually, the Bible tells us what should have happened, but it’s never discussed from the pulpit. Why not? Let’s try and break it down.

Christian theologian Albert Schweitzer, whose book The Quest For the Historical Jesus is considered a seminal work of biblical scholarship, said that the Christian interpretation of the Second Coming is wrong! The reason is that, according to Schweitzer, the Bible actually states that the End Times would occur in the lifetime of the disciples, and not some 2,000 years later. He cited Matthew 24:34, among other biblical passages, in which Jesus says that the end of the world will occur in the lifetime of the disciples. C.S. Lewis, a Christian apologist himself, said of this passage, “It is certainly the most embarrassing verse in the Bible.”

Note: For further corroboration, you can look at any of the following:

 

  • Mark 13:30
  • Luke 21:32
  • Mark 8:38
  • Matthew 23:36
  • Matthew 10:23
  • Revelation 1:3
  • 1 Corinthians 10:11
  • Revelation 22: 6,7
  • Revelation 22:10,12
  • 1 Peter 1:20
  • 1 Peter 4:7
  • Revelation 22:20
  • Hebrews 10:24-25
  • 1 John 2:18
  • 1 Corinthians 7:29,31
  • James 5:8,9
  • Matthew 16:28
  • Luke 9:27
  • Mark 9:1
  • 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17

The Bible is very clear that the Second Coming/ End Times are to take place in the lifetime of the disciples. So, the messiah is tardy, some 2,000 years late. As the Bible asks about his failed promise to return, “They will say, ‘Where is the promise of his coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all things are continuing as they were from the beginning of creation.’” (2 Peter 3:4)

Tell me again, why are we still waiting?

 

 

“Jesus of Nazareth was an apocalyptic prophet who anticipated the imminent end of the age and who warned his Jewish compatriots to repent in view of the cosmic crisis that was soon to come. God, Jesus proclaimed, would intervene in the course of history to overthrow the forces of evil, sending from heaven a divine-like figure called the Son of Man in a cataclysmic act of judgment.  This Son of Man would bring a new order to this world, a utopian kingdom to replace the evil empire that oppresses God’s people.   And this was to occur within Jesus’ generation.”

– Bart Ehrman, biblical scholar and theologian

 

P.S. Thank you Bart, but remind me why this is rarely preached from the pulpit?