WHO ARE THE SONS OF GOD in GENESIS 6:1-4?


WHO ARE the SONS of GOD

in

GENESIS 6:1-4 ?


It has been asked and debated for many hundreds of years WHO are the SONS of God mentioned in Genesis chapter 6, verses 1 through 4. Some say that they were angels while others say that they are men, but what does the word of TRUTH, the Holy Bible say as to WHO they are, men OR angels?

Let us begin this study in God's word to find the sound Biblical answer to this question by first reading this passage of scripture in the CONTEXT of where it is found which is Genesis 6:1-13, which says,


"And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,

2. That the sons OF GOD (or the sons of ELOHIM) saw the daughters OF MEN that they were fair; and they took them WIVES of all which they chose.

3. And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.

4. 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 (speaking of the sons OF the ELOHIM) bare children to them, the SAME became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.

5. And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

6. And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.

7. And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; BOTH man, AND beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air (WHY? Why was Almighty God angry with BOTH man AND the ANIMALS? WHAT did the ANIMALS do that caused them to be destroyed as well?); for it repents me that I have made them.

8. But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD. (WHY? Why did this man Noah fin GRACE in the eyes of God, so much so, that Almighty God wanted to SAVE this man AND his family from being destroyed with the rest of mankind?)

9. These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a JUST man and PERFECT IN his GENERATIONS, and Noah walked with God.(in other words, Noah was NOT CORRUPTED by these sons OF ELOHIM and REMAINED PERFECT in his OFFSPRING)

10. And Noah begot three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

11. The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.

12. And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt (WHY? Why was the whole earth corrupt before God?); FOR (or because) ALL FLESH had corrupted his way upon the earth.(I want you to think about HOW did ALL FLESH CORRUPT their WAY upon the Earth? Where the ANIMALS ALSO corrupted from their first estate?)

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."


Now in this passage of scripture I have EMPHASIZED certain words and phases and have asked questions in order to get you to THINK for yourself about WHAT this passage of scripture is truly teaching us. We are now going to take a CLOSER look at this passage of scripture by going verse by verse. Here in Genesis 6:1 you will see that I have emphasized the word multiply and the phase "and daughters were born unto them."


"And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,"


The word MULTIPLY to me signifies population growth. Perhaps a baby boom or even over population for the area they were living. And the phrase "and daughters were born unto them" could mean that there were MORE WOMEN than there were men at this particular time, because it is obvious that daughters were BORN from the very beginning, so WHY make mention of it now if something has not changed out of the ordinary? I want you to keep these two thoughts in the back of your mind as we continue this study in God's word. There are already scriptures coming to my mind that will connect with what I have said, but for now I want to move on to verse number 2, the verse that has sparked the question as to WHO are the SONS OF GOD, men OR angels?

Genesis 6:2 says,


"2. That the sons OF GOD (or the sons of ELOHIM) saw the daughters OF MEN that they were fair; and they took them WIVES of all which they chose."


The first thing I want you to notice in this verse is the CLEAR DISTINCTION that is made BETWEEN the sons OF GOD and the daughters OF MEN. Now to me, IF the sons OF GOD were TRULY just referring to ordinary MEN or HUMAN BEINGS, then WHY make this CLEAR and DEFINITE DISTINCTION between the two?

Why not just simple say, 'That the SONS OF MEN saw that DAUGHTERS OF MEN that they were fair; and they (the sons of men) took them WIVES of all which they (the sons of men) chose'? To me it is clear that these sons OF GOD were NOT just mere men or simply ordinary human beings, for you see this phrase "the sons of men" is found multiply times elsewhere in the Bible. Here is a list of twenty such examples if you wish to check them out for yourself.

(Psalm 4:2/31:19/33:13/57:4/58:1/145:12, Proverbs 8:4,31, Ecclesiastes 2:3,8/3:10,18, Isaiah 52:14, Jeremiah 32:19, Daniel 5:21/10:16, Joel 1:12, Micah 5:7, Mark 3:28, Ephesians 3:5). And in none of these instances of the phase "sons of MEN was the Hebrew "elohim" used. In most cases the Hebrew word "adam" was used, which means HUMAN BEING or mankind. A couple of times the Hebrew word "is" was used, which means man usually referring to men of war. A once was used the Hebrew word "nas", which also means man, but in this instance it refers to the messiah. And in the New Testament the Greek word "anthropos" is used and means human being or mankind as well. It is where we get the word "anthropology" from, which means the study of man.

So you see my dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, the writer of the book of Genesis who was inspired of the Holy Spirit could have just as easily used the phrase "the sons OF MEN" if he or more precisely the Holy Spirit TRULY wanted the reader to UNDERSTAND that these who saw that the daughters OF MEN that they were fair and took them as wives all that they chose, were in fact just mere MEN themselves, BUT he did NOT do so.

HOWEVER, the writer or the Holy Spirit INSTEAD chose to use the phase "the sons OF ELOHIM or the sons OF GOD". In Hebrew the word that is translated as GOD is the Hebrew word "ELOHIM".

Now this Hebrew word "elohim" means MIGHTY ONE, or GREAT ONE with the FOCUS on a man, a god, or Almighty God having great POWER. This word "elohim" is translated as God, again with the FOCUS on a MIGHTY ONE having GREAT POWER. It is also translated as gods and sometimes refers to man, but I want to draw your attention to this word "elohim" being translated as ANGELS in Psalm 8:4,5 which says,


"What is MAN, that you are mindful of him? And the son of MAN, that you visit him?

5. For you have made him (referring to BOTH, ALL of mankind and Jesus the son of MAN) a LITTLE LOWER than the ANGELS (or a LITTLE LOWER than the ELOHIM), and have crowned him with glory and honor."


Now some have suggested or teach that this verse should have been translated as GOD and NOT as ANGELS. However, the Bible teaches us that Jesus or more precisely the Word that was with God in the beginning was made FLESH in the likeness of MANKIND, which was a LITTLE LOWER than the ANGELS. In other words, MAN or mankind was created a LITTLE LOWER than the ANGELS of Almighty God.

Can you not see my dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, that IF Psalm 8:4,5 were to actually mean a little lower the GOD, then mankind would be ABOVE the ANGELS and NOT LOWER than the ANGELS as the Bible teaches us. We see this same passage of scripture found in Psalm chapter 8 where this Hebrew word "elohim" is translated as ANGELS being quoted by the writers of the New Testament found in Hebrews 2:6-9, who ALSO see and understand that this Hebrew word "elohim" means ANGELS as well, because they use the Greek word "angelos" which always means ANGEL or messenger. So for me, since the writers of the New Testament saw this word "elohim" to be referring to ANGELS as opposed to referring to mankind being made a little lower than God, then I would be inclined to agree with them.


"But one in a certain place testified (referring to Psalm 8:5,6), saying, What is MAN, that you are mindful of him? Or the son of MAN, that you visit him?

7. You made him a LITTLE LOWER than the ANGELS; you crowned him with glory and honor, and did set him over the works of your hands:

8. You have put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him.

9. But we see Jesus, who was made a LITTLE LOWER than the ANGELS for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honor; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man."


You see my dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, it was ONLY AFTER Jesus became obedient unto death on the cross that he was HIGHLY EXALTED and GIVEN a NAME ABOVE EVERY NAME, so the EVERY KNEE should bow and every tongue should confess that Jesus is Lord to the glory of Almighty God the Father. To ME it would NOT make sense to HIGHLY EXALT Jesus to be OVER or ABOVE the ANGELS, IF Jesus was made a little lower than GOD, which would have then made Jesus to have ALREADY been ABOVE the ANGELS. Please read Philippians 2:5-11 which says,


"Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:

6. Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:

7. But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:

8. And being found in fashion as a MAN, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

9. WHEREFORE (or for this very REASON) God also has HIGHLY EXALTED him, and GIVEN him a name which is above every name:

10. That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;

11. And that every tongue should confess hat Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."


Then one day when WE are found to be that good and faithful and obedient servant of Almighty God, like our brother Jesus was found to be obedient, then we too will be EXALTED ABOVE the ANGELS to JUDGE them. Please read 1 Corinthians 6:2,3 which teaches us that one day the SAINTS will not only judge the world but we will also JUDGE the ANGELS.


"Do you not know that the SAINTS shall judge the world? And if the world shall be judged by you, are you unworthy to judge the smallest matters?

3. Know you not that WE shall judge ANGELS? How much more things that pertain to this life?"


With that being said it should be clear to us that the Hebrew word "elohim" that is translated as the sons OF GOD is translated CORRECTLY and definite is NOT speaking of the sons of MEN as some are teaching. Now the REASON that some teach that the word "elohim" in Genesis 6:2 should be translated as the sons OF MEN is because they ASSUME that the Bible teaches that ALL the ANGELS were ALL created at ONE TIME and that the ANGELS NEVER PROCREATED AFTER their own kind like MANKIND. In other words, they make the ASSUMPTION that ALL the ANGELS of God were created as eternal being from the very beginning of their creation and therefore had no need to procreate. And they use the ONE SINGLE verse of scripture found in Matthew 22:30, which says,


"For in the resurrection they (speaking of the SAINTS neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are AS the ANGELS of God IN heaven."


In other words, IN the world to COME, after the resurrection of the dead in Christ, THEN those of MANKIND who are accounted worthy at the time of the first resurrection to be given ETERNAL LIFE shall NO LONGER PROCREATE or be given in marriage as they do NOW but rather they shall be just like the ANGELS who are IN HEAVEN, who are NOT given in marriage.

The first thing I want you to notice is that this verse does NOT say that the ANGELS NEVER, EVER married or were given in marriage from the time that they were created. Stop and thing for a moment. DID those men and women who will one day be given eternal life PROCREATE BEFORE they were actually given eternal life? ABSOLUTELY! Can you not see my dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, that is it just and ASSUMPTION that the ANGLES NEVER EVER PROCREATED and that they were ALL created at the very same time. The Bible does not say that the angels were created all at the SAME time. But then again, the Bible does not say that the just two angels were created in the beginning like Adam and Eve and these two angels procreated just like mankind does now. Either way is just an ASSUMPTION that CANNOT be supported soundly with scripture, no matter which way you choose to believe. It may be that in some of the extra Biblical writings it may be shown that the angels were created all at once, but extra Biblical writings should ONLY be used to support what the BIBLE already PLAINLY teaches, and the Bible does NOT PLAINLY teach that all the angels were created at the same time all at once.

Also please notice that this verse states that it is the ANGELS that are IN HEAVEN and it says nothing about the FALLEN and DISOBEDIENT REBELLIOUS ANGELS. It may be that Almighty God had a COMMANDMENT for the ANGELS NOT to have intercourse, just as he has a COMMANDMENT for MANKIND NOT to commit adultery or fornication.

HOWEVER, this did NOT prevent or stop some of mankind from DISOBEYING this COMMANDMENT. So in the SAME way it may be that some of the ANGELS SINNED by coming down to take the daughters of MEN as their WIVES and BARE CHILDREN to them just as Genesis 6:2 teaches us.

Let us move on to the next verse in Genesis 6:3 in order to see if we find any CONTRADICTIONS to our line of reason thus far of interpreting the phrase "the sons OF GOD" to mean ANGELS who SINNED against Almighty God to take the daughters of men and bare children with them.


"And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,

2. That the sons OF GOD (or the sons of ELOHIM, or more specifically the sons OF MIGHTY ONES referring to the ANGELS of God) saw the daughters OF MEN that they were fair; and they took them WIVES of all which they chose.

3. And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years."


In verse 3 we see that the Spirit of Almighty God was STRIVING with mankind, because of what they have done. Can you not see that IF this word "elohim" were to mean just mere ordinary sons OF MEN who took WIVES of the daughters OF MEN, then WHY would the Spirit of Almighty God be STRIVING with mankind, because this is what God COMMANDED mankind to DO in the beginning, which was to reproduce after their OWN KIND and replenish the Earth. Please read Genesis 1:21, 28 which teaches us that EVERY LIVING CREATURE that God created was created to reproduce AFTER its OWN KIND.


"21. And God created great whales, and EVERY living creature that moves, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good...

28. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moves upon the earth."

In other words, Almighty God does NOT want mankind to tamper or alter his creation to produce things that are NOT AFTER THEIR OWN KIND.

Can you not see my dear brothers and sisters in the Lord that the SIN, which the ANGELS committed against Almighty God, was to go against his COMMAND to PRODUCE AFTER your OWN KIND. Therefore because the ANGELS KEPT NOT their FIRST ESTATE, but LEFT their habitation and went in unto the daughters of MEN, who were NOT AFTER their OWN KIND, and BARE CHILDREN with them, that THIS was an abomination to Almighty God, because they CORRUPTED their WAYS before God.

Please read Jude verse 5 through 7 which says,


"I will therefore put you in remembrance, though you once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not.

6. And the ANGELS which kept NOT their first estate, but LEFT their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.

7. EVEN AS Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them IN LIKE MANNER, giving themselves over to fornication , and going after STRANGE flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire."


So in the SAME way that the men of Sodom and Gomorrah went after other MEN or STRANGE FLESH, which was LEAVING their first state after the COMMANDMENT that Almighty God set in the beginning, so ALSO the ANGELS LEFT their first state and went after STRANGE FLESH or that which was NOT after their OWN KIND, the daughters of MEN and BORE children with them.

Now to me IF these children, which were born as a RESULT of this UNION between the sons OF GOD and the daughters OF MEN were just like all the OTHER children of MEN, then it would seem correct to say that this word "elohim" in Genesis 6:2 would be referring to the sons of MEN, rather than ANGELS. With that being said let us continue with the next verse, Genesis 6:4 in order to see what these CHILDREN of this UNION were like.


"4. 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 (speaking of the sons OF the ELOHIM) bare children to them, the SAME (referring to these GIANTS that were BORN as a RESULT of this UNION between the sons OF GOD and the daughters OF MEN, these GIANTS, the SAME) became mighty men which were of OLD (or which were before in ANCIENT TIMES) , men of renown."


Now the thing that I want you to notice in this verse is that BEFORE the TIME that these sons OF GOD came in unto the daughters OF MEN there were NO GIANTS in the Earth ever mentioned since the creation of Adam to this time in Noah's day. You see, it was ONLY AFTER these sons OF GOD bore CHILDREN with the daughters OF MEN, and these SAME CHILDREN, which were born of these daughters OF MEN who had sex with these sons OF GOD, became these mighty men which were of OLD or in another age BEFORE mankind was ever created.

In other words, these CHILDREN that were bore by these sons OF GOD were GIANTS in the Earth like as those GIANTS, which were of OLD or of a previous age BEFORE mankind was ever created. This word that is translation as "OLD" also means ANCIENT or in ANCIENT TIMES. You may be thinking WHAT ancient times BEFORE mankind was created? This knowledge of a previous age may be new to you, but there is evidence in the Earth as well as vague references in the Bible that definitely point to the fact that PREVIOUS creations that resemble mankind were on the Earth BEFORE Adam and Eve were created, but were DESTROYED and the Earth was RENEWED. I explain a little more on this subject in my study called "UNDERSTANDING WHY?", but for now let us continue in this study of God's word to show that the sons OF GOD were indeed ANGELS and NOT men as some teach.

In Genesis 6:5-7 right after we are told that these sons OF GOD bore children with the daughters OF MEN we see that it REPENTED Almighty God for ever creating mankind. Now just think about this for a moment, IF these sons OF GOD were just mere MEN taking wives of daughters OF MEN, then WHY would this NATURAL act cause Almighty God to say the it REPENTED him that he made MANKIND.


"5. And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

6. And it REPENTED the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.

7. And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; BOTH man, AND beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air (WHY? Why was Almighty God repentant and GRIEVED with BOTH man AND the ANIMALS and wanted to DESTROY the creation that he once saw as being good? WHAT did the ANIMALS do that caused them to be destroyed as well?); for it REPENTS me that I have made them."


Now it seems pretty clear that the MAN of the Earth should have protected their women and should NOT have allowed the sons OF GOD to mate with their women. And the daughters OF MEN should have also RESISTED these ANGELS and NOT allowed these ANGELS to have sex with them. We can see this truth in the New Testament in 1 Corinthians 11:3-11 which teaches us that the man is head of the woman and the woman needs to have her head covered, BECAUSE of the ANGELS.


"But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the MAN; and the head of Christ is God.

4. Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonors his head.

5. But every woman that prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven.

6. For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shaven: but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered.

7. For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, for as much as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man.

8. For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man.

9. Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man.

10. For THIS CAUSE ought the woman to have POWER on her head BECAUSE of the ANGELS."


Some times we just skim over verses in the Bible and pay little attention to them. I used to wonder about this particular verse, but I never gave it much thought until I started studying about the FALLEN ANGELS who SINNED against Almighty God. Now it makes sense to me that ONE of the SINS of these ANGELS was coming in unto the daughters OF MEN and BARING children with them, who were GIANTS. I want you to think about these GIANTS that were on the Earth AFTER the FLOOD of Noah, which destroyed all the other giants. From WHERE did THESE GIANTS come. Well to ME it obviously happened AGAIN that these fallen ANGELS came in unto the daughters of men and produced MORE GIANTS. This is WHY were are to RESIST the devil and he will flee from us. The man is to protect his woman from the enemy.

But what about the ANIMALS? It does not seem correct for me to believe that God would expect the ANIMALS to RESIST the enemy and not go after other animals who were not after their OWN KIND. It simply does NOT work biologically in nature WITHOUT the AID or MANIPULATION of MANKIND'S intervention So then, what did mankind get involved with that caused the ANIMALS to be DESTROYED along with MANKIND?

It is not apparent in the Bible all that took place, but in the book of Enoch and the book of Jasher we can observe what most likely took place seeing and knowing what mankind is doing in out present day with genetics. Please read from the book of Jasher chapter 4 and verses 18, 19 which says,


" And their judges and rulers (or the principalities and powers and RULERS of DARKNESS in the air or atmosphere of the Earth, or more precisely some of the ANGELS who followed Satan) went to the daughters of men and took their wives by force from their husbands according to their choice, and the sons of men in those days took from the cattle of the earth, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the air, and taught the mixture of animals of one species with the other, in order therewith to provoke the Lord; and God saw the whole earth and it was corrupt, for all flesh had corrupted its ways upon earth, all men and all animals.
19 And the Lord said, I will blot out man that I created from the face of the earth, yea from man to the birds of the air, together with cattle and beasts that are in the field."

Now I realize that this is not a quote directly from the Bible, but the book of Jasher is indeed mentioned in the Bible on two different occasions. Once in 2 Samuel 1:18, which says,


"(Also he bade them teach the children of Judah the use of the bow: behold, it is written in the book of Jasher.)"


Then again in Joshua 10:13, which says,


"And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day."


So then, given what we know and see in the world today in that which some of mankind is doing in the field of genetics and cloning and DNA manipulation along with what Jesus warned us in

Matthew 24 that the end of days would be LIKE the days of NOAH and SODOM and GOMMORAH, we can easily see that these FALLEN ANGELS had TAUGHT men in the days of Noah the MIXTURE of the different species of animals and this is WHY the ANIMALS were destroyed along with mankind. Please read Jasher 4:18,19 again.


" And their judges and rulers went to the daughters of men and took their wives by force from their husbands according to their choice, and the sons of men in those days took from the cattle of the earth, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the air, and taught the mixture of animals of one species with the other, in order therewith to provoke the Lord; and God saw the whole earth and it was corrupt, for all flesh had corrupted its ways upon earth, all men and all animals.
19 And the Lord said, I will blot out man that I created from the face of the earth, yea from man to the birds of the air, together with cattle and beasts that are in the field."

It seems as if mankind had become so corrupt in this practice on mating with ANGELS that ONLY NOAH and his family remained PURE and did not have any sexual relations with the ANGELS. Take a look at Genesis 6:9-13 which seems to show us that ONLY Noah and his family had NOT CORRUPTED themselves with this practice of having sex with these FALLEN ANGELS.


"9. These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a JUST man and PERFECT IN his GENERATIONS, and Noah walked with God.(in other words, Noah was NOT CORRUPTED by these sons OF ELOHIM and REMAINED PERFECT in his OFFSPRING)

10. And Noah begot three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

11. The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.

12. And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt (WHY? Why was the whole earth corrupt before God?); FOR (or because) ALL FLESH had corrupted his way upon the earth.(I want you to think about HOW did ALL FLESH CORRUPT their WAY upon the Earth?)

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."


The word "VIOLENCE" here means of course brutality, such as murder and such, but this word also means unrighteousness or that which is wrong or not right in the eyes of God. In other words, what was being done in the Earth was a CORRUPTION of what Almighty God had originally intend for mankind to be. Again this word also means ruthlessness, cruelty and oppression, which some extra Biblical writes describe as the condition that was upon the Earth at this time, because these GIANTS were oppressing the rest of mankind and literally destroying them. But for a moment pause and think about the possibility of these fallen angels performing DNA manipulation upon the daughters of men, rather than having intercourse with them in order to produce the GIANTS. At the end of this study I will have some links to some teaching videos on different areas of this in depth study for those of you who wish to go even deeper in the truth.


But for now let us see what the Jewish historian Josephus wrote concerning the days of Noah and these ANGELS who bore children with the daughters of MEN.


'Now this posterity of Seth continued to esteem God as the Lord of the universe, and to have an entire regard to virtue, for seven generations; but in process of time they were perverted, and forsook the practices of their forefathers, and did neither pay those honors to God which were appointed to them, nor had they any concern to do justice towards men. But for what degree of zeal they had formerly shown for virtue, they now showed by their actions a double degree of wickedness; whereby they made God to be their enemy, for MANY ANGELS of God accompanied with women and begot sons that proved unjust, and despising of all that was good, on account of the confidence they had in their own strength; for the tradition is, that these men did what resembled the acts of those whom the Grecian called GIANTS. But Noah was very uneasy at what they did; and, being displeased at their conduct, persuaded them to change their dispositions and their acts for the better; but, seeing that they did not yield to him, but were slaves to their wicked pleasures, he was afraid they would kill him, together with his wife and children, and those they had married; so he departed out of that land.' (The Antiquities of the Jews, (p. 32, bk. 1, ch. 3, §§72-74, translated by William Whitson)


Then in the books of Jubilees chapter 5 verses 1-5 we read,


'1. And it came to pass when the children of men began to multiply on the face of the earth and daughters were born unto them, that the ANGELS of God saw them on a certain year of this jubilee, that they were beautiful to look upon; and they took themselves wives of all whom they

2. chose, and they bare unto them sons and they were GIANTES. 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.
3. (was) thus evil continually. And God looked upon the earth, and behold it was corrupt, and all flesh had corrupted its orders, and all that were upon the earth had wrought all manner of evil
4. before His eyes. And He said that He would destroy man and all flesh upon the face of the earth
5. which He had created. But Noah found grace before the eyes of the Lord.'
Then in yet a fourth extra Biblical book, the book of Enoch we find this same account being given to us that parallels with the account we read in Genesis chapter 6. However in the book of Enoch we find greater detail given to us.
Now for me, I do not ordinarily use extra Biblical writings, not even historical writings of the early church fathers in order to make a point in understanding the scriptures. I try to stay with the scriptures interpreting the scriptures themselves. However in this instance, or upon this particular subject, I have not found anything that CONTRADICTS what the WHOLE word of God is teaching, but rather only that which supports it even further. Any way I leave it to you, my readers, to decide for yourself. I did read parts of the Second book of Adam and Eve, but I found some other things that CONTRADICTED the Bible, therefore I caution you my readers, to take care in reading some of the many extra Biblical resources. With that being said let us take a look at the book of Enoch chapters 6 through 9.

Chapter 6

1. And it came to pass when the children of men had multiplied that in those days were born unto them beautiful and comely daughters.

2. And the ANGELS, the children of the heaven, saw and lusted after them, and said to one another: 'Come, let us choose us wives from among the children of men and beget us children.'

3. And Semjâzâ, who was their leader, said unto them: 'I fear ye will not indeed agree to do this deed, and I alone shall have to pay the penalty of a great sin.'

4. And they all answered him and said: 'Let us all swear an oath, and all bind ourselves by mutual imprecations not to abandon this plan but to do this thing.'

5. Then swore they all together and bound themselves by mutual imprecations upon it.

6. And they were in all two hundred; who DESCENDED in the days of Jared on the summit of Mount Hermon, and they called it Mount Hermon, because they had sworn and bound themselves by mutual imprecations upon it.

7. And these are the names of their leaders: Sêmîazâz, their leader, Arâkîba, Râmêêl, Kôkabîêl, Tâmîêl, Râmîêl, Dânêl, Êzêqêêl, Barâqîjâl, Asâêl, Armârôs, Batârêl, Anânêl, Zaqîêl, Samsâpêêl, Satarêl, Tûrêl, Jômjâêl, Sariêl.

8. These are their chiefs of tens.



Chapter 7

1. 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 taught them charms and enchantments, and the cutting of roots, and made them acquainted with plants.

2. And they became pregnant, and they bare great GIANTS, whose height was three thousand ells:

3. Who consumed all the acquisitions of men. And when men could no longer sustain them,

4. the GIANTS turned against them and devoured mankind.

5. And they began to sin against birds, and beasts, and reptiles, and fish, and to devour one another's flesh, and drink the blood.

6. Then the earth laid accusation against the lawless ones.



Chapter 8

1. And Azâzêl taught men to make swords, and knives, and shields, and breastplates, and made known to them the metals of the earth and the art of working them, and bracelets, and ornaments, and the use of antimony, and the beautifying of the eyelids, and all kinds of costly stones, and all coloring tinctures. 2. And there arose much godlessness, and they committed fornication, and they were led astray, and became corrupt in all their ways. Semjâzâ taught enchantments, and root-cuttings, Armârôs the resolving of enchantments, Barâqîjâl,

(taught) astrology, Kôkabêl the constellations, Ezêqêêl the knowledge of the clouds, Araqiêl the signs of the earth, Shamsiêl the signs of the sun, and Sariêl the course of the moon. And as men perished, they cried, and their cry went up to heaven . . .


Chapter 9


1. And then Michael, Uriel, Raphael, and Gabriel looked down from heaven and saw much blood being shed upon the earth, and all lawlessness being wrought upon the earth.

2. And they said one to another: 'The earth made †without inhabitant cries the voice of their crying† up to the gates of heaven.

3 ⌈⌈And now to you, the holy ones of heaven⌉⌉, the souls of men make their suit, saying, "Bring our cause before the Most High.".'

4. And they said to the Lord of the ages: 'Lord of lords, God of gods, King of kings, and God of the ages, the throne of Thy glory (standeth) unto all the generations of the ages, and Thy name holy and glorious and blessed unto all the ages!

5. Thou hast made all things, and power over all things hast Thou: and all things are naked and open in Thy sight, and Thou seest all things, and nothing can hide itself from Thee.

6. Thou seest what Azâzêl hath done, who hath taught all unrighteousness on earth and revealed the eternal secrets which were (preserved) in heaven, which men were striving to learn:

7. And Semjâzâ, to whom Thou hast given authority to bear rule over his associates.

8. And they have gone to the daughters of men upon the earth, and have slept with the women, and have defiled themselves, and revealed to them all kinds of sins.

9. And the women have borne GIANTS, and the whole earth has thereby been filled with blood and unrighteousness.

10. And now, behold, the souls of those who have died are crying and making their suit to the gates of heaven, and their lamentations have ascended: and cannot cease because of the lawless deeds which are wrought on the earth.

11. And Thou knowest all things before they come to pass, and

Thou seest these things and Thou dost suffer them, and Thou dost not say to us what we are to do to them in regard to these.'


So then, from the Bible and from these extra Biblical books we can CLEARLY see that the "sons OF GOD" are most definitely speaking of the ANGELS of God who SINNED against Almighty God by leaving their first estate in order to take the daughters OF MEN and BARE CHILDREN to them, which were GIANTS in the Earth in those days.

And BECAUSE of this CORRUPTION between the ANGELS and MANKIND and the beasts of the Earth it REPENTED and GRIEVED Almighty God so much so that he destroyed the Earth and man and beast with a flood. Only Noah and his family who were found to be RIGHTEOUS were spared.


This brings us to something that Jesus WARNED us about in Matthew 24:37-41, which teaches us that the DAYS of the coming of Jesus will be in LIKE MANNER to the DAYS of Noah right before the flood of God's WRATH and JUDGMENT.


"But as the days of Noah were, so shall ALSO the coming of the Son of man be.

38. For as in the days that were BEFORE the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark,

39. And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall ALSO the coming of the Son of man be.

40. Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

41. Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left."


Now let us read this WARNING of Jesus found in Luke chapter 17 verses 26 through 37, which says,


"And as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be ALSO in the days of the Son of man.

27. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.

28. LIKEWISE ALSO as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built;

29. But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.

30. EVEN THUS shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.

31. In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him NOT come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise NOT return back.

32. Remember Lot's wife.

33. Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.

34. I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left.

35. Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

36. Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

37. And they answered and said unto him, Where, Lord? And he said unto them, Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered together."


Now BEFORE we get to this point where TWO shall be working, sleeping or what ever we may be doing and ONE shall be TAKEN and the OTHER ONE LEFT there is going to come on the Earth a great DECEPTION or a great DELUSION and a FALLING AWAY or great APOSTASY. And I believe at least part of this great APOSTASY and falling or turning AWAY from God, so much so, that if it were possible that even the very ELECT would be DECEIVED is going to be directly related to the FALLEN ANGELS DECEIVING mankind with signs and wonders and lying words.

For those of you who may not have heard about this coming day of APOSTASY let me show you from the word of God where we are taught of this strong delusion that is it were possible even the very elect would be deceived. Let's begin by looking at Mathew 24:21-28 which teaches us about a coming DECEPTION that is so convincing that if it were possible even strong and grounded Christians could be DECEIVED.


"For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

22. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.

23. Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. (this shows us that some will be in hiding)

24. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show GREAT SIGNS and WONDER; insomuch that, if it were possible, they (these GREAT SIGNS and WONDERS) shall DECEIVE the very elect.

25. Behold, I have told you before.

26. Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go NOT forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it NOT.

27. For as the lightning comes out of the east, and shines even unto the west; so shall ALSO the coming of the Son of man be.

28. For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together."


So the WHAT could these GREAT SIGNS and WONDERS be that could possible even DECEIVE the very ELECT of God?Let us take a look at 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12 in order to get some further insight.


"Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him (speaking of the RAPTURE of the church),

2. That you be NOT SOON shaken in mind (or that you not get ahead of yourself), or be troubled , neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.

3. Let no man DECEIVE you by any means: for that day (speaking of the RAPTURE of the church) shall NOT come, EXCEPT there come a FALLING AWAY first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;(in other words, TWO things MUST take place FIRST before the rapture of the church occurs, and these two things are the appearing of the antichrist and a great APOSTASY)

4. Who (speaking of the antichrist) opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God, or that is worshiped; so that he as God sits in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.

5. Remember you not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?

6. And now you KNOW what withholds that he (speaking of Jesus and NOT the antichrist. And NOW you KNOW what is keeping Jesus from returning in order that that Jesus) might be revealed in his time.

7. For the mystery of iniquity does already work: only he (speaking of SATAN) who now lets (or HINDERS) will let (HINDER the elect and God's work on the Earth, until he (referring to SATAN, until Satan and his ANGELS) be taken out of the way (or CAST out of the MIDST of the air where they are now RULING as the principalities and powers of the air).

8. And then shall that Wicked (speaking of the antichrist who I believe will be possessed by Satan himself when he is taken out of the way where he now HINDERS the prayers of the saints) be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:

9. Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all POWER and SIGNS and LYING WONDERS,

10. And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

11. And for this cause God shall send them STRONG DELUSION, that they should believe a lie:

12. That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness."


So then WHAT is this APOSTASY, this STRONG DELUSION, this LIE, these GREAT SIGNS and WONDERS that will cause many to FALL AWAY from their FAITH in God and be DECEIVED into fulfilling their desires in UNRIGHTEOUSNESS?


Now here is were I may lose some who have their minds closed to anything that is not directly from the Bible and that can be EASILY seen and understood as being God's word. Well I assure you that what I am about to share with you IS in fact in the word of truth, the Holy Bible and can be seen by those who as Jesus says, have eyes to see and ears to hear. And I pray that this is YOU my dear reader, who has the ear to HEAR and the eyes to SEE.

No doubt there IS coming a GREAT DELUSION and MANY shall turn away from God, EVEN the very ELECT if it were possible for them to be DECEIVED as well. So PLEASE consider what I have to say. And I do emphasize the word CONSIDER, because what I am about to share with you is by no means meant to be taken as a thus says the Lord and DOGMATICALLY taught as this is the way it is going to happen right down tho that very last jot and tittle. What I am about to share with you is just a scenario that MIGHT be that way things will be.

With that being said, one point I want you to CONSIDER is the UFO phenomenon that is sweeping the globe in our day and has been for quite some time. Now you may not be aware of this quest to know the truth, but there are many, even as you are reading this, who are searching for answers to their questions about WHAT on Earth is going on? All these earthquakes, violent storms, tsunamis, hurricanes and tornadoes. And yes, all these sightings and reports of UFO'S and ALIEN abductions. WHY all the rush to build all these secret underground bases? What is going on?

Well you see my dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, the stage is being set and has been being set for quite some time now in order for mankind to accept and believe that there is NO GOD, nor has there ever been a GOD. Please hear me out, because this is what there Greek word "APOSTASIA" that is translated as "FALLING AWAY" in 2 Thessalonians 2:3 actually means, there is NO GOD! In other words, this word means APOSTASIA or APOSTASY actually means a TURNING AWAY from believing in GOD, or an ABANDONMENT of God. This word also means a REBELLION against God, which is exactly what will take place at the battle of ARMAGEDDON.

Can you not see that this is EXACTLY what is happening throughout the world today, people TURNING AWAY from believing in God? Think about science and the teaching of evolution. Think about how pray has been taken out of our schools. Laws are changing and the over all morality of mankind is decaying.

With that being said I want you to take a close look at some things with which you may not be familiar as yet. Now no matter how ridiculous this may sound I want you to CONSIDER the FACTS that can be SEEN, TOUCHED and plainly KNOW by all. And it is these FACTS and PHYSICAL EVIDENCES that are persuading and DECEIVING MANY to TURN AWAY from God and to believe that there is NO GOD.

I want you to take some time and view some of the PROGRAMS on television that are on the History Channel and the Discovery Channel. PROGRAMS like Ancient Aliens, and Ancient Astronauts. PROGRAMS like Chariots of the Gods on YouTube, which are literally PROGRAMMING mankind to accept and believe that there is NO GOD. These programs are programming the minds of individuals to believe that there is NO GOD, but rather there were only EXTRATERRESTRIALS or ALIENS who early man saw and encountered and THOUGHT that they were GOD or gods.

Stop a moment and CONSIDER, what if these UFO's came into our Earth's atmosphere like some of the Hollywood movies like Independence Day and TV shows like V depict and these so called ALIENS claim that they have come in PEACE in order to DECEIVE mankind into believing that they had visited the Earth long ago to seed the planet with life and have now returned to take us home. But first we must help them fight against an enemy who is coming to destroy both us and them, and if we do not help them, then we all will no doubt perish as well.

You see my dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, Revelation 16:12-14 teaches us that some evil spirits or more precisely some FALLEN ANGELS are going to DECEIVE the nations of the world to make WAR against our coming Messiah. And I propose to you that these FALLEN ANGELS will be DISGUISING themselves as EXTRATERRESTRIALS or ALIENS in order to accomplish their goal to get mankind to fight against God. Now the "elite men" who are ruling the world know whom the serve and worship, but they must keep this knowledge secret so that that rest of the world leaders will join with them to fight this so called ALIEN INVASION, which is NOT and ALIEN invasion at all, but rather a RESCUE mission sent by Almighty God to SAVE those of mankind who have REMAINED FAITHFUL to OBEY his COMMANDMENTS and follow the teachings of Jesus his Son.

Long story made short, there is coming a WAR that will be fought by the ANGELS of Almighty God against Satan and his ANGELS. I am just proposing to you, my dear reader, that this WAR, will look like UFO'S attacking other UFO'S. Let us begin taking a look at this coming WAR in the heaven or atmosphere of the Earth by reading Revelation 16:12-14, which says,


"And the SIXTH angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that (or so that) the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.

13. And I saw three UNCLEAN SPIRITS like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.

14. For they are the SPIRITS of DEVILS, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the BATTLE of that great day of God Almighty."


This is speaking about the WAR or BATTLE of ARMAGEDDON, which will take place when Jesus return for his FAITHFUL followers. Remember what you read in the book of Enoch about the FALLEN ANGELS and how they TAUGHT mankind things that no doubt seemed MIRACULOUS to them in their day. Jesus WARNED us that it would be AS is WAS in the DAYS of Noah so ALSO shall it be in the DAYS of the coming of the Son of man. If you read further in the book of Enoch you will see haw these ANGELS taught mankind to make WEAPONS of WAR. Well for those who are seeking the TRUTH it seems pretty clear that this is EXACTLY what is taking place in our day and has been since 1947.

It appears that some of the elite men of this world have entered into an AGREEMENT with these fallen angels who are masquerading and ALIENS. Yeah, if you are hearing this for the first time if may be a hard pill to swallow, but it is the TRUTH none the less.

Let me show you from the word of Almighty God where this AGREEMENT some of mankind and the underworld was foretold to us. And remember the Satan is a DECEIVER and a liar from the beginning, so these elite men may not know with whom they have enter into agreement.

Please read Isaiah 28:14-22 which teaches us about these elite scornful men.


"Wherefore hear the word of the LORD, you SCORNFUL men, that RULE this people which is in Jerusalem.

15 Because you have said, We have made a COVENANT with DEATH, and with HELL are we at AGREEMENT; when the over flowing scourge shall pass through, it shall NOT come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:

16. Therefore thus says the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believes shall not make haste.

17. Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the HIDING place.

18. And your COVENANT with DEATH shall be DISANULLED, and your AGREEMENT with HELL shall NOT STAND; when the over flowing scourge shall pass through, then you shall be trodden down by it.

19. From the time that it goes forth it shall take you: for morning by morning shall it pass over, by day and by night: and it shall be a vexation only to understand the report.

20. For the bed is shorter than that a man can stretch himself on it: and the covering narrower than that he can wrap himself in it.

21. For the LORD shall rise up as in mount Perazim, he shall be wroth as in the valley of Gibeon, that he may do his work, his strange work; and bring to pass his act, his STRANGE act.

22. Now therefore be you not mockers, lest your bands be made strong: for I have heard from the Lord GOD of hosts a consumption, even determined upon the whole earth."


I want to focus for a moment on verse 21 and let you read it from the New International Version, which says it this way,


"The LORD will rise up as he did at Mount Perazim, he will rouse himself as in the Valley of Gibeon-- to do his work, his strange work, and perform his task, his ALIEN TASK."


The Hebrew word "nokri" that is translated as "strange" in the King James Version also means ALIEN. Something I found to be interesting, since we are talking about the possibility of an ALIEN deception in the end of days right before Jesus returns. Also in the next verse God is WARNING these elite and scornful men who are ruling NOT to be MOCKERS. The question then arises, mockers of WHAT or WHO?

To ME it is obvious that this is speaking of those who are MOCKING and RIDICULING us Christians who are HOLDING FAST to our BELIEF in Almighty God our creator and who are NOT being DECEIVED by the CLEAR, PLAIN, and VISIBLE EVIDENCE of these FLYING DISCS that CANNOT be DENIED. The book of Daniel speaks of how many will deceived by FLATTERY. Perhaps even those who we know now as our friends will betray us. Did not Jesus WARN us that father will be against son and mother against daughter, and brother against sister? In other words, be careful WHO you trust.

Anyway, in this WAR in heaven prophesied in Revelation chapter 12 where Satan and his ANGELS, who are presently RULING in the atmosphere of the Earth, will be CAST DOWN out of the MIDST of the SKIES onto the Earth. To ME this could very well possibly be a visible event that may APPEAR to be a WAR between UFO's.

Now keep in mind that the elite and the kings or rulers of the world will be in LEAGUE with these so called ALIENS who are being shot down out of the skies, so obviously they are going to turn and fight against these so called invading ALIENS who are in TRUTH the Lord and his ANGELS fighting for his people. The Christians and the Jews, the only two witnesses who stand for the one true Almighty God in all the Earth will try to warn the rest of mankind NOT to fight, but rather to wait upon the Lord to rescue them. It will be at this time that the antichrist will appear and make war with God's people the Christians and the Jews to put an end to them once and for all.

Again, please keep in mind that this is just a possibility to CONSIDER. In no way do I mean for anyone to take this scenario as a thus says the Lord and a dogmatic doctrine. I am just trying to prepare those who are seeking answers for the things in the world that simply demand answers, such as the great pyramid of Giza and other ancient ruins, which have baffled scientist and those who have studied then for hundreds of years. For a deeper understanding on this subject of the great pyramid please read the study called "THE BIBLE and the GREAT PYRAMID of GIZA", and "WHAT does the BIBLE say about the YEAR 2012?". But for now I would like you to please take note in Isaiah 28:14,15,17, where these scornful men who are RULING will go into HIDING in deep underground bunkers where they think that they will be safe from the WRATH of Almighty God, but they shall NOT ESCAPE.

"Wherefore hear the word of the LORD, you SCORNFUL men, that RULE this people which is in Jerusalem.

15 Because you have said, We have made a COVENANT with DEATH, and with HELL are we at AGREEMENT; when the over flowing scourge shall pass through, it shall NOT come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:.....

17. Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the HIDING place.

18. And your COVENANT with DEATH shall be DISANULLED, and your AGREEMENT with HELL shall NOT STAND; when the over flowing scourge shall pass through, then you shall be trodden down by it."


Now please read Revelation 6:12-17 where the sixth seal is opened and mankind who do not follow God will HIDE themselves in the GROUND. The RICH ELITE will HIDE in their deep underground bunkers that they have built and the poor shall HIDE in caves and in the mountains. But remember he who SEEKS to SAVE his life shall LOSE it, and he who loses his life shall SAVE it. Yes, there will no doubt be Christians who are also in hiding, but these will not be hiding from their coming Messiah, but rather they will be hiding from the great persecution that will abound. Keep in mind also there in some places in the world there will be those who are oblivious to what is taking place and they will be living life as though it is just the way things are.

I hear things like there have always been earthquakes, there have always, been wars, there have always been floods, and there has always been famine and disease, so what is all the fuss about? Remember that Jesus WARNED us that there shall be TWO who are WORKING, and TWO shall be SLEEPING, but ONLY ONE shall be TAKEN and the other one shall be LEFT. Again, we will get to this point a little further on in this study. But for now I want to focus upon this fact concerning those who have made a COVENANT with these so called ALIENS who HIDE themselves in their deep UNDERGROUND fortresses who shall NOT ESCAPE the WRATH of Almighty God.


"And I beheld when he had opened the SIXTH seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the SUN became black as sackcloth of hair, and the MOON became as blood;

13. And the STARS of heaven fell unto the earth (or the ANGELS of Satan where shot down to the Earth keeping in mind that the STARS of heaven are often speaking of ANGELS in the Bible), even as a fig tree casts her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.

14. And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together (have you ever seen the movie the Late Great Planet Earth? In this movie is a scene of an ATOMIC explosion and the CLOUDS roll back just like a SCROLL); and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.

15. And the kings of the earth, and the GREAT men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, HID themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;

16. And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:

17. For the GREAT day of his WRATH is come; (or TIME for the BATTLE of the GREAT day of God Almighty is come, the battle of ARMAGEDDON, WHEN the SIXTH vial was poured out in Revelation 16:12-14) and who shall be able to stand ?"


Please my dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, DO NOT be DECEIVED by the FALSE teaching of a PRE-TRIBULATION RAPTURE of the church that FALSELY teaches that Jesus is returning BEFORE the time of GREAT TRIBULATION in order for his bride, the church, to ESCAPE this time of GREAT TRIBULATION. DO NOT BE DECEIVED by this FALSE DOCTRINE, because the word of TRUTH, the Holy Bible clearly teaches that the church will go through the entire period of great tribulation that Jesus taught us about in Matthew chapter 24. In other words, we, the church shall see these signs in the SUN, and in the MOON and in the STARS that occur right BEFORE we SEE Jesus coming in CLOUDS of great glory to rescue his people and then we will be caught up and then GATHERED TOGETHER by the ANGELS of Jesus and TAKEN to this place called ARMAGEDDON to MEET Jesus in the AIR in order to be with Jesus while he executes the WRATH of Almighty God upon the disobedient to the gospel and those who do NOT REPENT and call upon the name of the Lord to be saved, when they SEE him coming in the CLOUDS. For a deeper understanding of this subject please read the following studies:

"THE GREAT TRIBULATION"

"WRATH of God VERSE the GREAT TRIBULATION"

"THE SECOND COMING of JESUS"

"WHAT does the BIBLE say about the YEAR 2012?"


Well then, since this GREAT and NOTABLE DAY of the Lord, or the WRATH of Almighty God being poured out at the BATTLE of ARMAGEDDON is about to take place right after BOTH the opening of the SIXTH seal and the pouring out of the SIXTH vial, then WHAT takes place at the blowing of the SIXTH trumpet? Please read Revelation 9:13-21, which clearly shows us this SAME exact preparation for a great battle, that starts with something happening with the GREAT RIVER EUPHRATES, which by the way is already drying up.


"And the SIXTH angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God,

14. Saying to the SIXTH angel which had the TRUMPET, Loose the four angels which are bound in the GREAT RIVER EUPHRATES.

15. And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.

16. And the number of the ARMY of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them.

17. And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone.

18. By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths.

19. For their power is in their mouth, and in their tails: for their tails were like unto serpents, and had heads, and with them they do hurt.

20. And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should NOT worship DEVILS, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk:

21. Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their SORCERY, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts."


You see my dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, the actual WRATH of Almighty God is poured NOT poured out UNTIL in the opening of the SEVENTH SEAL, the blowing of the SEVENTH TRUMPET, and the pouring out of the SEVENTH VIAL. Again, please refer to the studies that I mentioned above which explains this in detail. For now I want you to notice the word "SORCERY" in verse 21. The Greek word "PHARMAKEIA", which is where we get the word "PHARMACY", This Greek word also means the practice of WITCHCRAFT, MAGIC, the making of POTIONS or DRUGS. Remember what you read in the book of Enoch about how these DEVILS or FALLEN ANGELS taught mankind about ENCHANTMENTS and the different plants and roots, which obviously refers to the making of POTIONS and DRUGS.

I just want you pause and THINK for a moment and CONSIDER what is being done today in the name of SCIENCE. Think about just how many different kinds of DRUGS there are today as opposed to a decade ago. Think about the manipulation of DNA and genetics, thinks like cloning and artificial inteligence taking place today as you recall the words of Jesus, "As it was in the DAYS of Noah, so ALSO shall it be in the DAYS of the coming of the Son of man".

Are these ALIENS really DEVILS or FALLEN ANGELS disguising themselves as EXTRATERRESTRIALS in order to make a TREATY with the elite ruling class in exchange for teaching mankind great advances in technology? Or perhaps these elite ruling class KNOW that they DEVILS and they are worshiping Satan, whom they refer to as the Lucifer, the light bearer. Are these so called ALIENS teaching our scientists and engineers how to make great weapons of war which many refer to as FLYING DISCS? These are things that I want you my dear readers to CONSIDER, so that you are NOT DECEIVED, if in fact these fallen angel manifest themselves and masquerade as extraterrestrials in the near future, perhaps as early as in the spring of 2013. Please read the study "WHAT does the BIBLE say about the YEAR 2012?" for more on why I say the spring of 2013.

Well to those who stayed with me and read this far I want to encourage you to delve a little deeper in your understanding on this subject, so here are some links to some teaching videos about the EVIDENCE of GIANTS who were once on the Earth, the evidence of UFO'S and man made flying discs and triangles, the amazing evidence of ADVANCED civilizations that seem to have been destroyed and replace by other creations, and the manipulation of genetics:


Link to the message I heard that basically got me started to search for the truth of HOW do the things that we can physically see, analyze, measure and touch fit in with what the Bible teaches us. When I heard the mathematical impossibility to lay over 2 million stones in the twenty year time span that we were TAUGHT that this was the time and way that they were laid, then I knew I was NOT TAUGHT the TRUTH.

This video is a must see, at least it was for me. May God bless you richly as you seek the TRUTH of the whole word of God. Here is part of a 45 part series to get you started:

http://youtu.be/h_gETS401SM


Link to an in-depth teaching by Chuck Missler on UFO's and the Bible. Now I do not agree with Chuck Missler on several points of doctrine, but I do find this particular teaching very informative. I believe Christians should be made aware of the possibility of being deceived by "UFO'S"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0Itl5ChyCs


Link to giant foot print in granite stone.

http://youtu.be/LxNq5_keJU0


Link to elongated skulls that are not human

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omm8Ey8vwbg&feature=youtu.be


Link to giant skeletons

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jHWDqUEK9w&feature=youtu.be


Link to coverup in archeology

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsEUYkh2Gpg&feature=youtu.be


Link to evidence of ancient aircraft technology

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iuWNCFBZTE


Link to evidence of the pyramid not being built by man

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2jriRHv7i8&feature=youtu.be


There are many more links I can give and I am sure you will also find as you search for the truth. For ME I know in my heart that there is coming a STRONG DELUSION that man should believe a LIE, and if it were possible even the very elect of God would be DECEIVED.

Now the phrase, "if it were possible" does NOT mean that it is IMPOSSIBLE for Christians to be DECEIVED, but rather it means that those who have been taught the TRUTH then it would be difficult to deceive them, but definitely NOT impossible.

Thanks for reading and may God bless you richly as you continue to read ALL the studies that I gave links to throughout this study concerning this subject on Sabbath TRUTH. I will post them again below along with all the studies that I have on this subject. Also, below are some quotes from early church writers that prove beyond any shadow of a doubt that the early church did not keep the seventh day of the week as the Jews.

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Some Christians CLAIM that the early church kept the Sabbath as the Jews, but I assure you that the early first-century church was accustomed to gathering together BEFORE the light of daybreak on the FIRST day of the week that THEY called the Lord's day.

Please read all the studies linked within this study and all the studies linked below. This study was just the TIP of the iceberg of exposing the ERRORS of interpretation made by the Saturday seventh day of the week Sabbath-keeping churches, and the Sunday first day of the week Sabbath-keeping Christians. All of the studies listed below can be sent to a brother or sister caught up in the Hebrew Roots Movement or a Sabbath-keeping church by sending them this one link “>>>WHAT IS THE TRUE SABBATH?<<<”

Or you can pick and choose any of the links below to send to them or read for yourself. Be sure to read the HISTORICAL evidence if you have not already done so. I post the SAME historical evidence at the end of almost every study on this subject of the Sabbath day. But if you want to read it again you may see something that did not stand out before.


“YES CHRISTIANS MUST KEEP THE SABBATH!”

“JESUS IS LORD OF THE SABBATH!”

“MATTHEW 5:17-19 SABBATH TRUTH!”

“MATTHEW 24:20 FUTURE SABBATH KEEPING!”

“SABBATH TRUTH REMEMBER THE SABBATH!”

“REALLY ONLY NINE OF THE TEN COMMANDMENTS?”

“MUST CHRISTIANS KEEP THE 4th COMMANDMENT?”

“SABBATH KEEPING VERSUS SUNDAY WORSHIP?”

“60 ARGUMENTS FOR THE SABBATH!”

“IS JESUS OUR SABBATH REST?”

“THE SABBATH REST IS A SIGN!”

“THE SABBATH, SUNDAY, OR NEITHER DAY?”

“WHAT IS THE TRUE SABBATH?”

“HAS GOD'S LAW BEEN ABOLISHED? (Matthew 5:17-19)”

“IS SATURDAY THE LORD'S DAY?”

“WAS JESUS RESURRECTED ON SUNDAY?”

“JESUS WORDS ONLY! SABBATH TRUTH!”

“IS PAUL A TRUE APOSTLE OF JESUS?”

“IS THE APOSTLE PAUL A FALSE TEACHER?”

“DO PAUL'S TEACHINGS CONTRADICT JESUS?”

“MUST CHRISTIANS KEEP THE DIETARY LAWS?”

“ACTS 10 PETER'S VISION OF CLEANSED MEATS?”

“IS THE HEBREWS ROOT MOVEMENT BIBLICAL?”

“119 MINISTRIES ERRORS PART 1”

“119 MINISTRIES ERRORS PART 2”

“WHO ARE THE TRUE JEWS?”

“ARE BLACK AFRICANS THE TRUE HEBREWS?”

“WHAT IS THE ONE TRUE CHURCH?”


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Again, some Christians make the CLAIM that the early church kept the Sabbath as the Jews, but I assure you that the early first-century church was accustomed to gathering together BEFORE the light of daybreak on the FIRST day of the week that THEY called the Lord's Day.

Here is a NON BIAS historical account found in a letter from Pliny the Younger to Trojan concerning the Christians.

Pliny was a Roman who persecuted and killed Christians, so again this is a historical NON BIAS account of WHEN Christians gathered together.

Here is what Pliny says in his letter to Trojan. The EMPHASIS and comments in parenthesis are my own:


“That they were WONT (Or as they were ACCUSTOMED and USED to do, or in the HABIT of doing)on a STATED day (Or on a CERTAIN preset day)to meet together BEFORE IT WAS LIGHT, and to sing a hymn to Christ, as to a god, alternately; and to oblige themselves by a sacrament [or oath], not to do anything that was ill: but that they would commit no theft, or pilfering, or adultery; that they would not break their promises, or deny what was deposited with them, when it was required back again; after which it was their CUSTOM to depart, AND to meet AGAIN at a common but innocent meal,(So after they had worship service early morning beginning before day light, they would depart and they come back together later that same day to share a common simple meal together and most likely break bread together as other early church writers give more detail) which they had left off upon that edict which I published at your command, and wherein I had forbidden any such conventicles (Or religious meetings).”


Below are some quotes of early church writers that clearly teach us that the early church did NOT keep the Sabbath day, as in, on SATURDAY, the 7th day of the week, but rather the early church throughout history from it's beginning worshiped God on SUNDAY the FIRST day of the week, which is sometimes referred to as the EIGHTH day of the week or the day AFTER the Sabbath day, or the LORD'S DAY. (The emphasis is mine in these quotes given below):

The year AD or date is given first and then the source is given at the end followed by the quote from that historical source. The Apostle John was still alive until 100 AD.


#1. 90 AD DIDACHE:

"Christian Assembly on the Lord's Day:


1. But every Lord's day do ye gather yourselves together, and break bread, and give thanksgiving after having confessed your transgressions, that your sacrifice may be pure.

2. But let no one that is at variance with his fellow come together with you, until they be reconciled, that your sacrifice may not be profaned.

3. For this is that which was spoken by the Lord: In every place and time offer to me a pure sacrifice; for I am a great King, saith the Lord, and my name is wonderful among the nations." (Didache: The Teaching of the Twelve Apostles, Chapter XIV)


#2. 100 AD BARNABAS:


"We keep the eighth day [Sunday] with joyfulness, the day also on which Jesus rose again from the dead" (The Epistle of Barnabas, 100 AD 15:6-8).


#3. 100 AD BARNABAS:


Moreover, God says to the Jews, 'Your new moons and Sabbaths I cannot endure.' You see how he says, 'The present Sabbaths are not acceptable to me, but the Sabbath which I have made in which, when I have rested [heaven: Heb 4] from all things, I will make the beginning of the eighth day which is the beginning of another world.' Wherefore we Christians keep the eighth day for joy, on which also Jesus arose from the dead and when he appeared ascended into heaven. (15:8f, The Epistle of Barnabas, 100 AD, Ante-Nicene Fathers, vol. 1, pg. 147)


#4. 110 AD Pliny:


They were in the habit of meeting on a certain fixed day before it was light, when they sang in alternate verses a hymn to Christ, as to a god, and bound themselves by a solemn oath not to (do) any wicked deeds, never to commit any fraud, theft, or adultery, never to falsify their word, nor deny a trust when they should be called upon to deliver it up; after which it was their custom to separate, and then reassemble to partake of good food—but food of an ordinary and innocent kind. (About three years after the death of Ignatius in 250, an important official communication was sent from one Pliny to Trojan the Roman emperor. Pliny, the Roman governor of Bithynia, wrote of the Christians who had been congregating there probably from at least A.D. 62 onwards. In this remark, it is explicitly stated that these early Christians observed the substance of most of the Ten Commandments, and it is implied that they observed all ten as far as they were able to do so. As far as they were able, for as most of the early Christians were of slave stock or from other lower classes'-, and those who had heathen masters or employers—the vast majority—would be forced to work on THEIR day of rest, which was unfortunately an official working day throughout the empires' until Constantine's "Sabbath" Edict in 321 A.D. gave them some measure of public protection. Hence one reads that after meeting "on a certain FIXED day before it was light", the first century Bithynian Christians had "to separate"—many of them having to labor for their masters and/or employers from dawn to dusk—"and then reassemble to partake of . . . food". The "certain fixed day" [stato die"'] on which the Christians met, is regarded by Seventh-day Adventists as Saturday'-. Certainly, the expression would seem to indicate a regular day of meeting, probably each week. But Sunday is FAR more likely to have been the "certain fixed day" than Saturday. For if Pliny had been referring to the old Saturday Sabbath, as a Roman he would doubtless have referred to the "later" meeting first and only then to the morning meeting on the day after the "certain fixed day", seeing that the old Saturday Sabbath was demarcated from the evening of one day to the evening of the following day. But Pliny makes no such reference. Instead, he mentions that the pre-dawn meeting took place first—and only afterward, the later meeting; and that both meetings took place on the SAME "certain fixed day". This rather points to the Roman (and—more importantly!—New Testament) midnight to midnight demarcation of modern Sunday-keepers than to the evening to evening demarcation of the Jews and the Seventh-day Adventists.) (The Covenantal Sabbath, Francis Nigel Lee, Pg 242)


Also, I myself will further add to the comment of the writer above that mere common sense plainly teaches us that Pliny was clearly speaking of SUNDAY because the LAW that Constantine passed was not to mandate work on SUNDAY, so that these Christians could worship God on SUNDAY. So the CLAIM by the Seventh Day Advent church that the fixed day of worship for Christians was a Saturday is FALSE. Otherwise, Constantine would have made it a law that employers allow Christians off for work on a Saturday rather than on a Sunday. 

This PROVES beyond any shadow of a doubt that the Christians were ALREADY worshiping God on SUNDAY, the FIRST DAY of the week from the very beginning of the church on the day of Pentecost. The truth of the matter is that Constantine only made it easier for Christians to worship God on Sunday without being persecuted by their employers or owners by passing the EDICT making it a LAW to force heathen employers to let their employees have at least some time off from work so that they could worship God on SUNDAY. 

Every Sabbath keeper will AGREE that Constantine's “SABBATH” is referring to SUNDAY as the day of the week and NOT as Saturday being the REST for Christians. Again, all that Constantine did was to pass a law making it EASIER for Christians to worship on the DAY that they had ALREADY been worshiping on since the very beginning, at the DAY of PENTECOST, which is on SUNDAY the FIRST day of the week that Christian called the LORD'S day, the day our Lord rose from the grave. 

Open your EYES dear child of God and read what these early church writings are teaching us about the EARLIEST believers as to which day the early church worshiped God. SUNDAY has ALWAYS been the Sabbath or the day of REST of the early church and the church throughout its entire history.


#5. 150 AD EPISTLE OF THE APOSTLES:


-I [Christ] have come into being on the eighth day which is the day of the Lord. (18)


#6. 150 AD JUSTIN.


"He then speaks of those Gentiles, namely us, who in every place offer sacrifices to Him, i.e., the bread of the Eucharist, and also the cup of the Eucharist, affirming both that we glorify His name, and that you profane [it]. The command of circumcision, again, bidding [them] always circumcise the children on the eighth day, was a type of the true circumcision, by which we are circumcised from deceit and iniquity through Him who rose from the dead on the first day AFTER the Sabbath, [namely through] our Lord Jesus Christ. For the first day after the Sabbath, remaining the first of all the days, is called, however, the eighth, according to the number of all the days of the cycle, and [yet] remains the first." (Justin, Dialogue 41:4)


#7. 150 AD JUSTIN:


...those who have persecuted and do persecute Christ, if they do not repent, shall not inherit anything on the holy mountain. But the Gentiles, who have believed on Him, and have repented of the sins which they have committed, they shall receive the inheritance along with the patriarchs and the prophets, and the just men who are descended from Jacob, even although they neither keep the Sabbath, nor are circumcised, nor observe the feasts. Assuredly they shall receive the holy inheritance of God. (Dialogue With Trypho the Jew, 150-165 AD, Ante-Nicene Fathers, vol. 1, page 207)


#8. 150 AD JUSTIN:


But if we do not admit this, we shall be liable to fall into foolish opinion, as if it were not the same God who existed in the times of Enoch and all the rest, who neither were circumcised after the flesh, nor observed Sabbaths, nor any other rites, seeing that Moses enjoined such observances... For if there was no need of circumcision before Abraham, or of the observance of Sabbaths, of feasts and sacrifices, before Moses; no more need is there of them now, after that, according to the will of God, Jesus Christ the Son of God has been born without sin, of a virgin sprung from the stock of Abraham. (Dialogue With Trypho the Jew, 150-165 AD, Ante-Nicene Fathers, vol. 1, page 206)


#9. 150 AD JUSTIN:


Moreover, all those righteous men already mentioned [after mentioning Adam. Abel, Enoch, Lot, Noah, Melchizedek, and Abraham], though they kept no Sabbaths, were pleasing to God; and after them Abraham with all his descendants until Moses... And you [fleshly Jews] were commanded to keep Sabbaths, that you might retain the memorial of God. For His word makes this announcement, saying, "That you may know that I am God who redeemed you." (Dialogue With Trypho the Jew, 150-165 AD, Ante-Nicene Fathers, vol. 1, page 204)


#10. 150 AD JUSTIN.


There is no other thing for which you blame us, my friends, is there than this? That we do not live according to the Law, nor, are we circumcised in the flesh as your forefathers, nor do we observe the Sabbath as you do. (Dialogue with Trypho 10:1. In verse 3 the Jew Trypho acknowledges that Christians 'do not keep the Sabbath.')


#11. 155 AD Justin Martyr:


"[W]e too would observe the fleshly circumcision, and the Sabbaths, and in short all the feasts, if we did not know for what REASON they were enjoined [on] you--namely, on account of your transgressions and the hardness of your heart. . . . [H]ow is it, Trypho, that we would not observe those rites which do not harm us--I speak of fleshly circumcision AND Sabbaths AND feasts? . . . God enjoined you [Jews] to keep the Sabbath and impose on you other precepts for a sign, as I have already said, on account of your unrighteousness and that of your fathers" (Dialogue with Trypho the Jew 18, 21).


#12. 180 AD ACTS OF PETER:


Paul had often contended with the Jewish teachers and had confuted them (Or refuted them completely), saying 'it is Christ on whom your fathers laid hands. He abolished their Sabbath and fasts and festivals and circumcision.' (1: I)-2



#13. 180 AD GOSPEL OF PETER:


Early in the morning when (the Sabbath dawned, a multitude from Jerusalem and the surrounding country came to see the scaled sepulcher. In the night in which the Lord's day dawned, while the soldiers in pairs for each watch were keeping guard, a great voice came from heaven. [There follows an account of the resurrection. Early in the morning of the Lord's day Mary Magdalene, a disciple of the Lord .... came to the sepulcher. (9:34f.; 12:50f.)



#14. 190 AD CLEMENT OF ALEXANDRIA:


(in commenting on each of the Ten Commandments and their Christian meaning:) The seventh day is proclaimed a day of rest, PREPARING by abstention from evil FOR the Primal day, our TRUE rest. (Ibid. VII. xvi. 138.1)


I will add that the meaning of the word “Primal” means an “ARCHETYPAL” which means an original TYPE pointing to the TRUE. So this early church writer is saying what Paul teaches us in scripture that the things in the OLD Testament are TYPES and SHADOWS or the TRUE which was to come. Jesus became our SABBATH, and we have entered into our REST being in Jesus Christ. The SABBATH was an ARCHETYPAL pointing toward our TRUE REST which was to come being FULFILLED in the ATONEMENT of Jesus.



#15. 190 AD CLEMENT OF ALEXANDRIA:


He does the commandment according to the Gospel and keeps the Lord's day, whenever he puts away an evil mind . . . glorifying the Lord's resurrection in himself. (Ibid. Vii.xii.76.4)



#16. 190 AD CLEMENT OF ALEXANDRIA:


Plato prophetically speaks of the Lord's day in the tenth book of the Republic, in these words: 'And when seven days have passed to each of them in the meadow, on the eighth they must go on." (Miscellanies V.xiv.106.2)



#17. 200 AD BARDESANES:


Wherever we are, we are all called after the one name of Christ Christians. On one day, the first of the week, we assemble ourselves together (On Fate)



#18. 200 AD TERTULLIAN:

"We solemnize the day AFTER Saturday in contradistinction to those who call this day their Sabbath" (Tertullian's Apology, Ch 16)


In other words, Tertullian is saying that we Christians DISTINGUISH us from the JEWS who hold Saturday as THEIR Sabbath by solemnizing or referencing the day AFTER Saturday as our day of worship and rest.



#19. 200 AD TERTULLIAN:


It follows, accordingly, that, in so far as the abolition of carnal circumcision and of the old law is demonstrated as having been consummated at its specific times, so also the observance of the Sabbath is demonstrated to have been temporary. (An Answer to the Jews 4:1, Ante-Nicene Fathers Vol. 3, page 155)



#20. 200 AD TERTULLIAN:


Let him who contends that the Sabbath is still to be observed a balm of salvation, and circumcision on the eighth day because of the threat of death, teach us that in earliest times righteous men kept Sabbath or practiced circumcision, and so were made friends of God. .. ...Therefore, since God originated Adam uncircumcised, and inobservant of the Sabbath, consequently his offspring also, Abel, offering Him sacrifices, uncircumcised and inobservant of the Sabbath, was by Him commended... Noah also, uncircumcised - yes, and inobservant of the Sabbath - God freed from the deluge. For Enoch, too, most righteous man, uncircumcised and inobservant of the Sabbath, He translated from this world... Melchizedek also, "the priest of most high God," uncircumcised and inobservant of the Sabbath, was chosen to the priesthood of God. (An Answer to the Jews 2:10; 4:1, Ante-Nicene Fathers Vol. 3, page 153)



#21. 200 AD TERTULLIAN:


Others . . . suppose that the sun is the god of the Christians because it is well-known that we regard Sunday as a day of joy. (To the Nations 1: 133)


Keep in mind that this was well BEFORE Constantine SUPPOSEDLY CHANGED the day of rest and worship to Sunday as the Seventh Day Adventist church CLAIMS. But in TRUTH, Christians had ALREADY been worshiping God on Sunday, the FIRST day of the week that they also called the Lord’s Day, the day that our Lord and Savior Jesus rose from the dead. 

So, as early as Tertullian in 200 AD there were groups of JEWS and Christian JEWS who ASSUMED or who SUPPOSED, or who FALSELY ACCUSED Christians of worshiping God on SUNDAY that they were worshiping a sun god and not the true God.



#22. 200 AD TERTULLIAN:


To us Sabbaths are foreign. (On Idolatry, 14:6)4



#23. 220 AD ORIGEN:


"On Sunday none of the actions of the world should be done. If then, you abstain from all the works of this world and keep yourselves free for spiritual things, go to church, listen to the readings and divine homilies, meditate on heavenly things. (Homil. 23 in Numeros 4, PG 12:749)



#24. 220 AD Origen:


"Hence it is not possible that the [day of] rest after the Sabbath should have come into existence from the seventh [day] of our God. On the contrary, it is our Savior who, after the pattern of his own rest, caused us to be made in the likeness of his death, and hence also of his resurrection" (Commentary on John 2:28).



#25. 225 AD The Didascalia:


"The apostles further appointedOn the first day of the week let there be service, and the reading of the Holy Scriptures, and the oblation, because on the first day of the week our Lord rose from the place of the dead, and on the first day of the week he arose upon the world, and on the first day of the week he ascended up to heaven, and on the first day of the week he will appear at last with the angels of heaven" (Didascalia 2).


And I add further that the church BEGAN on the day of Pentecost, on a SUNDAY, the FIRST day of the week. The early church evidence and the word of TRUTH, the Holy Bible, make it quite clear that the early church worshiped God on SUNDAY the FIRST day of the week, called the LORD'S day and that they did NOT KEEP the Sabbath day as the JEWS.



#26. 250 AD CYPRIAN:


The eight day, that is, the first day after the Sabbath, and the Lord's Day." (Epistle 58, Sec 4)



#27. 250 AD IGNATIUS:


"If, therefore, those who were brought up in the ancient order of things have come to the possession of a new hope, no longer observing the Sabbath, but living in the observance of the Lord's Day, on which also our life has sprung up again by Him and by His death-whom some deny, by which mystery we have obtained faith, and therefore endure, that we may be found the disciples of Jesus Christ, our only Master-how shall we be able to live apart from Him, whose disciples the prophets themselves in the Spirit did wait for Him as their Teacher? And therefore He whom they rightly waited for, being come, raised them from the dead. If, then, those who were conversant with the ancient Scriptures came to newness of hope, expecting the coming of Christ, as the Lord teaches us when He says, "If ye had believed Moses, ye would have believed Me, for he wrote of Me; " and again, "Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day, and he saw it and was glad; for before Abraham was, I am; " how shall we be able to live without Him? The prophets were His servants, and foresaw Him by the Spirit, and waited for Him as their Teacher, and expected Him as their Lord and Saviour, saying, "He will come and save us." Let us therefore NO longer keep the Sabbath after the Jewish manner, and rejoice in days of idleness; for "he that does not work, let him not eat." For say the [holy] oracles, "In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat thy bread." But let every one of you keep the Sabbath after a spiritual manner, rejoicing in meditation on the law, NOT in relaxation of the body, admiring the workmanship of God, and not eating things prepared the day before, nor using lukewarm drinks, and walking within a prescribed space, nor finding delight in dancing and plaudits which have no sense in them. And after the observance of the Sabbath, let every friend of Christ keep the Lord's Day as a festival, the resurrection-day, the queen and chief of all the days [of the week]. Looking forward to this, the prophet declared, "To the end, for the eighth day," on which our life both sprang up again, and the victory over death was obtained in Christ, whom the children of perdition, the enemies of the Saviour, deny, "whose god is their belly, who mind earthly things," who are "lovers of pleasure, and not lovers of God, having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof." These make merchandise of Christ, corrupting His word, and giving up Jesus to sale: they are corrupters of women, and covetous of other men's possessions, swallowing up wealth insatiably; from whom may ye be delivered by the mercy of God through our Lord Jesus Christ! (Epistle of Ignatius to the Magnesians, Chapter IX)



#28. 250 AD IGNATIUS:


"On the day of the preparation, then, at the third hour, He received the sentence from Pilate, the Father permitting that to happen; at the sixth hour He was crucified; at the ninth hour He gave up the ghost; and before sunset He was buried. During the Sabbath He continued under the earth in the tomb in which Joseph of Arimathaea had laid Him. At the dawning of the Lord's day He arose from the dead, according to what was spoken by Himself, "As Jonah was three days and three nights in the whale's belly, so shall the Son of man also be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. "The day of the preparation, then, comprises the passion; the Sabbath embraces the burial; the Lord's Day contains the resurrection." (The Epistle of Ignatius to the Trallians, chapter 9)



#29. 250 AD IGNATIUS:


If anyone fasts on the Lord's Day or on the Sabbath, except on the paschal Sabbath only, he is a murderer of Christ. (The Epistle of Ignatius to the Philippians, chapter 8)



#30. 250 AD IGNATIUS:


"This [custom], of not bending the knee upon Sunday, is a symbol of the resurrection, through which we have been set free, by the grace of Christ, from sins, and from death, which has been put to death under Him. Now this custom took its rise from apostolic times, as the blessed Irenaeus, the martyr and bishop of Lyons, declares in his treatise On Easter, in which he makes mention of Pentecost also; upon which [feast] we do not bend the knee, because it is of equal significance with the Lord's day, for the reason already alleged concerning it." (Ignatius, Fragments)



#31. 300 AD Victorinus:


"The sixth day [Friday] is called parasceve, that is to say, the preparation of the kingdom. . . . On this day also, on account of the passion of the Lord Jesus Christ, we make either a station to God or a fast. On the seventh day, he rested from all his works, and blessed it, and sanctified it. On the former day, we are accustomed to fast rigorously, that on the Lord's day we may go forth to our bread with giving of thanks. And let the parasceve become a rigorous fast, lest we should APPEAR to observe ANY Sabbath with the Jews . . . which Sabbath he [Christ] in his body ABOLISHED" (The Creation of the World).



#32. 300 AD EUSEBIUS:


"They did not, therefore, regard circumcision, NOR observe the Sabbath NEITHER do we; ... because such things as these do NOT belong to Christians" (Ecc. Hist., Book 1, Ch. 4)



#33. 300 AD EUSEBIUS:


[The Ebionites] were accustomed to observe the Sabbath and other Jewish customs but on the Lord's days to celebrate the same practices as we in remembrance of the resurrection of the Savior. (Church History Ill.xxvii.5)



I will also add that the Ebionites were Christians who were seduced by the Jews to keep the Jewish customs. In other words, the Ebionites were Judaized Christians. The Ebionites also taught the need to be circumcised in the flesh in order to be saved. Some today would not even consider Ebionites as being true Christians since they went back to trusting the Law of Moses to be saved.



#34. 300 AD Eusebius of Caesarea:


"They [the pre- Mosaic saints of the Old Testament] did not care about circumcision of the body, neither do we [Christians]. They did not care about observing Sabbaths, nor do we. They did not avoid certain kinds of food, neither did they regard the other distinctions which Moses first delivered to their posterity to be observed as symbolsnor do Christians of the present day do such things" (Church History 1:4:8).


#35. 300 AD Eusebius of Caesarea:


"The day of his [Christ's] light . . . was the day of his resurrection from the dead, which they say, as being the one and only truly holy day and the Lord's day, is better than any number of days as we ordinarily understand them, and better than the days set apart by the Mosaic Law for feasts, new moons, and Sabbaths, which the Apostle [Paul] teaches are the shadow of days and not days in reality" (Proof of the Gospel 4:16:186).



#36. 345 AD Athanasius:


"The Sabbath was the end of the first creation, the Lord's day was the beginning of the second, in which he renewed and restored the old in the same way as he prescribed that they should formerly observe the Sabbath as a memorial of the end of the first things, so we honor the Lord's day as being the memorial of the new creation" (On Sabbath and Circumcision 3).



#37. 350 AD APOSTOLIC CONSTITUTIONS:


Be not careless of yourselves, neither deprive your Saviour of His own members, neither divide His body nor disperse His members, neither prefer the occasions of this life to the word of God; but assemble yourselves together every day, morning and evening, singing psalms and praying in the Lord's house: in the morning saying the sixty-second Psalm, and in the evening the hundred and fortieth, but principally on the Sabbath-day. And on the day of our Lord's resurrection, which is the Lord's day, meet more diligently, sending praise to God that made the universe by Jesus, and sent Him to us, and condescended to let Him suffer, and raised Him from the dead. Otherwise what apology will he make to God who does not assemble on that day to hear the saving word concerning the resurrection, on which we pray thrice standing in memory of Him who arose in three days, in which is performed the reading of the prophets, the preaching of the Gospel, the oblation of the sacrifice, the gift of the holy food? (Constitutions of the Holy Apostles, book 2)



#38. 350 AD APOSTOLIC CONSTITUTIONS:


"How We Ought to Assemble Together and to Celebrate the Festival Day of Our Saviour's Resurrection. On the day of the resurrection of the Lord, that is, the Lord's day, assemble yourselves together, without fail, giving thanks to God, and praising Him for those mercies God has bestowed upon you through Christ and has delivered you from ignorance, error, and bondage, that your sacrifice may be unspotted, and acceptable to God,..." (Constitutions of the Holy Apostles, book 7)



#39. 350 AD Cyril of Jerusalem:


"Fall NOT AWAY either into the sect of the Samaritans or into Judaism, for Jesus Christ has henceforth ransomed you. Stand aloof from ALL observance of Sabbaths and from calling any indifferent meats common or unclean" (Catechetical Lectures 4:37).



#40. 360 AD Council of Laodicea:


"Christians should NOT Judaize and should NOT be idle on the Sabbath, but should work on that day; they should, however, particularly reverence the Lord's day and, if possible, not work on it, because they were Christians" (canon 29).



#41. 387 AD John Chrysostom:


"You have put on Christ, you have become a member of the Lord and been enrolled in the heavenly city, and you still grovel in the Law [of Moses]? How is it possible for you to obtain the kingdom? Listen to Paul's words, that the observance of the Law overthrows the gospel, and learn, if you will, how this comes to pass, and tremble, and shun this pitfallWhy do you keep the Sabbath and fast with the Jews?" (Homilies on Galatians 2:17).


#42. 412 AD Augustine:


"Well, now, I should like to be told what there is in these Ten Commandments, except the observance of the Sabbath, which ought NOT to be kept by a Christian . . . Which of these commandments would anyone say that the Christian ought not to keep? It is possible to contend that it is not the Law which was written on those two tables that the apostle [Paul] describes as 'the letter that kills' [2 Cor. 3:6], but the law of circumcision and the other sacred rites which are now abolished" (The Spirit and the Letter 24).


#43. 597 AD Gregory I:


"But after that, the grace of Almighty God, our Lord Jesus Christ, has appeared, the commandments of the Law which were spoken figuratively cannot be kept according to the letter. For if anyone says that this about the Sabbath is to be kept, he must need to say that carnal sacrifices are to be offered. He must say too that the commandment about the circumcision of the body is still to be retained. But let him hear the apostle Paul saying in opposition to him: 'If you be circumcised, Christ will profit you nothing' (Gal. 5:2)" (Letters 13:1).



Thanks for reading and may God bless you richly as you continue to read ALL the studies I gave links to at the beginning of this study concerning this subject on Sabbath TRUTH. I will post them again below. Also below are some quotes from early church writers that prove beyond any shadow of a doubt that the early church did not keep the seventh day of the week as the Jews.


          Your brother in our Lord Jesus Christ,

        Brother Mark.

         

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