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Dawn of Uncivilization
8/23/2017 11:10:31 AM by Watson Prunier
When man began to multiply on the face of the land and daughters were born to them, the sons of God saw that the daughters of man were attractive. And they took as their wives any they chose. Then the LORD said, "My Spirit shall not abide in man forever, for he is flesh: his days shall be 120 years." The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of man and they bore children to them. These were the mighty men who were of old, the men of renown. The LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And the LORD regretted that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart. So the LORD said, "I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the land, man and animals and creeping things and birds of the heavens, for I am sorry that I have made them." But Noah found favor in the eyes of the LORD. - Genesis 6:1-8

This passage is probably one of the most debatable passages in the Scriptures. Those who reject the story of the coming judgment, the Flood, will disregard this as a fairy tale or folklore. Another segment of people will argue that this passage talks about a race of giants and super-humans were created as a result of angel human copulation. The latter is not a hill to die on but is this really the meaning of this passage or is there a more simplistic approach? Does the term "sons of God" imply angels or something altogether different?

In his young age, King Solomon asks his Lord for wisdom (1 Kings 3:1-15). It appeared to be an odd request given that the world was but a stepping-stool for God. Yet, the Lord granted him his request and Solomon remains as the wisest man in history, in a very distant second to God himself.

To know wisdom and instruction, to understand words of insight, to receive instruction in wise dealing, in righteousness, justice, and equity; to give prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the youth— Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance, to understand a proverb and a saying, the words of the wise and their riddles. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction. Proverbs 1:2-7

In modern day civilization, we pay great respect to our elders because of the amount of wisdom they have. We give great respect to people who live longer than one hundred years of age because we understand the wisdom and knowledge they have obtained from living so long. Genesis 5 lists the genealogy of men who live hundreds of years, the oldest made it to 969. Imagine the knowledge of these men! To watch humanity evolve over centuries would attribute god-like qualities to any discerning person willing to learn from what they had witnessed.

The focus of the first three (3) verses is on man: "When man", "daughters born", "sons of God" and "abide in man." As old as they grew, with all that knowledge, wisdom was the one thing lacking. Instead of humbling themselves to the reality of mans' depravity, they excelled in their rebellion against God.

Today, we have technology that puts so much knowledge at our fingertips! What most kids know today makes them appear as "children of God" when compared to their counterparts in past centuries and millennia. But technology has not helped humanity to become wiser. With all the knowledge we possess, we have devolved in society to pre-civilization behavior. More accurately, we have regressed into an uncivilized pattern of living. Instead of furthering society with the great tools of social media, we use it to harass and humiliate people. Instead of spreading the truth, we use the internet to fashion truth the way we desire.

We barely respect those that educate us and deify those that entertain us. We pay millions to the various gladiators in every area of sports. There is nothing wrong with sports yet our physical prowess is but a minute picture of who we are; yet it gets the most attention. We flaunt our depravity in reality television and various drama series.

Were the Nephilim physical giants or spiritual giants like Enoch (Genesis 5:22-23)? Were these the people who begged humanity to repent? Much like Lot attempting to reach the people of Sodom; these Nephilim were trying to lead humanity back to its Creator. Like many evangelists today, the Nephilim were, most likely, ignored because the passage continues to show that these descendants of Adam and Eve were only consumed with their own pleasures. They did what was right in their own eyes (Judges 2:11-15).

As we watch the landscape unfold in America and around the world, the common theme is "depravity!" We have so much more than we could ever need yet we are unsatisfied and always seeking a new pleasure. We elevate the color of our skin, our culture, sexual orientation and attraction over the need to respect one another. We kill arbitrarily via abortion, euthanasia and even unnecessary wars. We defile the innocence of children through sex trafficking, which is a billion dollar industry just like pornography. We attack our leaders because of partisanship and we attack those who protect us because of ignorance.

We are too blessed and decadent to care. This isn't the only time in history that we took our blessings for granted. It happened in this passage and has manifested its ugly head in various stages around the world through the millennia.

Every dawn of uncivilization has been met by the sunset of judgment. EVERY ONE OF THEM! In computer terms, this is the operating system and system performance becoming so unstable that the only remedy is a reboot. Society has become too "wise" and uncivilized to care. Now, comes the inevitable consequences: A REBOOT.

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