“The Nephilim were on the earth at that time (and immediately afterward), when those divine beings were having sexual relations with those human women, who gave birth to children for them. These children became the heroes and legendary figures of ancient times.”
Some people maintain the literal terms used in Genesis 6:1-4, while others interpret them by allegoric or scientific approach.
The literal approach interprets:
- “… those divine beings… ” as celestial, angelic beings,
- “… those human women…” as human beings,
- “… Nephilim…” (which means “Giants”) as the children born when those divine beings were having sexual relations with those human women before the Great Flood.
Such interpretation maintains that a host of fallen angels at that time could take on physical form, invade God’s creation, and corrupt it.
We also read earlier about how close Adam and Eve were with God [Gen 1-2], and later about three visitors from heaven, when “The LORD appeared to Abraham…” [Gen 18], with his two angels who then went to Sodom [Gen 19], in physical form, visible to everyone.
Most of the records are brief on how God or angelic beings took on physical form and visited earth, but not so on Jesus, whose life on earth are vividly written in the Gospels of the Bible.
Never have I heard today of God or his angels visiting anyone so closely as in physical form. Well, imagine God visits a place on earth in physical form, and that is the only way for us to know him personally, so millions of people assembled and queued: I wonder when is my turn?
It is written that the time has come ever since Jesus ministered on earth when every person must worship God, not in his physical presence, but in spirit and truth [John 4:21-24].
“The person who has my commandments and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I, too, will love him and reveal myself to him…” Jesus said, “… This is my commandment: that you love one another as I have loved you” [John 14:21; 15:12].