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Giants In The Earth ?
The Wickedness & Corruption of MankindKnow that mankind had become so wicked and corrupt, that the thoughts and imaginations of man were revealed by the Sacred Record - as being a continuous evil. What this simply meant, is that the thoughts of mankind as a whole, were mainly focused on doing evil deeds -- all the time.
(Bible Study Online Article Covers : Genesis 6:4-8)
In the last article we began our journey by exploring the recorded accounts of "the sons of God" and "the daughters of Men". And it was during this time, that we'd discovered that "the sons of God" were the direct descendants of Seth.
Remember that Seth was the son that Adam and Eve had, after the horrible event that had taken place between Cain and Abel.
And when it came to "the daughters of men" - we'd also learned that they were the direct descendants of Cain.
Remember that Cain was Seth's older brother, the one who was banned from the land of their parents after he'd went into a jealous rage and killed their brother Abel.
However, it was at this time that the Sacred Record had revealed that "the sons of God" had intermarried with "the daughters of men".
And because of this unwise move, "the sons of God" would eventually find themselves ensnared by the wicked and corrupted ways of "the daughters of men". Also keep in mind, that "the daughters of men" were the daughters of some very powerful men, in which the Sacred Record identifies as "giants in the earth" :
"There were giants on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown. Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually." - Genesis 6:4,5
Bible Study OnlineWho Were These Giants?
Now let's move forward...
Now keep in mind that we're still in the time period that had came after the banishment of Cain, and before the "Great Flood of Judgment". However, I'd also stated earlier that it was during this time period that "the sons of God" had intermingled, and eventually married the "daughters of men" and soon after, they commenced to raising families together.
Now when it comes to the term "giant" - know that the Sacred Record is basically using it in reference, to the men who had obtained a position of high stature, that had brought along with it, great power and influence. Also know that these so-called giants would end up using their positions of strength and influence, to oppress, and tyrannize all others from across the lands they'd ruled.
It was this type of sinful lifestyle, that had infected mankind with corrupted behavior, and a immoral nature. So-much-so, that the Lord had decided to, overall, punish mankind through the "Great Flood of Judgment".
Bible Study OnlineMankind Falls Into A State of Corruption?
Know that mankind had become so wicked and corrupt, that the thoughts and imaginations of man were revealed by the Sacred Record - as being a continuous evil. What this simply meant, is that the thoughts of mankind as a whole, were mainly focused on doing evil deeds -- all the time. Know that the sinful lifestyle that humanity was adopting had become so extremely corrupt, the morals of mankind, had begun to decay in the worse kind of way, while their souls everyday, became tainted with a vile sense of wickedness.
And after God had seen what man was becoming, the Sacred Record reveals to us that the Lord had become grieved, for He regretted making man. Now personally I find that statement to be very interesting. For you must know, that there has been a lot of speculation on what God really meant at this time.
Bible Study OnlineWhat Did God Really Mean?
Now I'm not going to get into all the different viewpoints when it comes to what Bible scholars and teachers have to say about this particular passage. For I personally believe that it's not really necessary to go into? And the reason why I would make such a statement, deals with the notion that this part of the passage:
"And it repented the Lord that He had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at His heart". Basically deals with how a person would feel, and that person's simple reflection, when it comes to watching a love-one go down a path, that would eventually destroy them. And on top of that, to make matters worse -- doing it willing.
And if we were to delve into these useless debates, when it comes to how God really felt at this time, from within humanity's history - we run the chance of veering away from what the main point of the passage was meant to reveal? And the main point, basically deals with, just how wicked and corrupted, mankind had truly become throughout the world.
Bible Study OnlineGod's Announcement to Mankind?
But all was not lost for mankind? For we now find, that the Lord (Whose love for mankind can't be measured) had decided to do something about it: "And the Lord said, 'I will wipe mankind, whom I have created, from the face of the earth - men and animals, and creatures that move along the ground, and birds of the air - for I am grieved that I have made them.'" -- (Genesis 6:7)
Notice that the Lord had announced to mankind, that He'll wipe away its filth, while in the process, undo all that man had already done from within the world. Also know that the animals would be punished as well, being that they were made for the pleasing and servicing of man. However, be that as it may, now the stage is set for the "Great Flood of Judgement" to come in, and execute God's wrath against all of humanity.
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We'll begin to move forward from within our journey. And it would be at this time we would begin to enter into Noah's account. But before we do so, we're going to take a look at one of the world's greatest ships that had ever been made - The Ark.
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