Genesis chapter six, which is so early in the Bible, is a pivotal chapter. It describes “sons of God” (or angels – see Jude 6) marrying human women. This chapter also tells of the Nephilim, or giants, that resulted from the inter-marriage of angelic beings and human beings. These giants were the mighty men or heroes or men of renown of times past.
There is a school of thought that believes these “men of renown” were the basis of the various myths about ancient Greek and Roman gods. Scripture says that their every thought was evil. This would certainly fit the stories of the mythological gods. They were always trying to usurp or punish or capture or defeat. I do not believe there are any stories of benevolent mythological gods. It was so bad that the Lord was grieved that He had created man.
Have you ever wondered why the Lord destroyed not only all mankind, except Noah and his family, but also all animal life with the exception of those He chose? Remember, many of these ancient “gods” were not only spiritual being/human being hybrids, they were also human/animal hybrids. An example is the centaur, half man and half horse. This is genetic modification. This is playing with God’s creation. If the thought that the “men of renown” of Genesis chapter six is correct, then they were the ancient gods and it would explain the destruction of animal life as well as human life.
Adding to this argument is the Lord’s clear prohibition of mating different species or even planting two different kinds of plants together. (Leviticus 19:19) From the Flood account, it appears that the Lord did not approve of the hybridization of man and animals. Clearly, He does not approve of the hybridization of different kinds of animals, and He instructed the Children of Israel accordingly.
With this background, I would like to make you aware, if you are not already, of the current efforts at genetic modification. Genetically modified plants are currently on the market. I am not talking about a variety of flower, but plants with a gene from a totally different plant to make them resistant to insects, or to cause them to grow faster, etc.
But it goes much further than plants. Today’s scientists have genetically modified animals and they are advancing toward “improving” man genetically. Modern man wants to create a “superman” who could, for example, be a super soldier. The “superman” would be stronger, able to resist pain, stress and fatigue (as well as leap over buildings in a single bound). I invite you to investigate the documentation of what might seem like wild, imaginative claims at:
Considering the momentum of modern scientific advances, it will not be long before man achieves genetically modified humans. This is something the Lord absolutely abhors. If I am correct in the direction science is taking, it will not be long before the Lord takes action. Jesus said, “As it was in the days of Noah, (when the fallen angels were hybridizing man) so it will be at the Coming of the Son of Man.” (Matthew 24:37)
I consider this yet another sign that the Day of the Coming of Jesus is near. Not hundreds of years away, but at the very door. Come Lord Jesus! Praise His name!