Angel/Human Hybrids – Fantasy or Reality?

Angel/Human Hybrids – Fantasy or Reality?

It’s high-time to stop the nonsense. The New World Order plan for one-world-communism/dictatorship is underway and already greatly advanced. Meanwhile the church is straining at gnats to find out about their supposed “Hebrew Roots”, watching “blood moons” for a sign of their supposed “rapture” before things get too bad, celebrating their “love” through catholic ecumenism and awaiting the return of mythical giants-or-not, (depending on whether they thing their DNA has been modified enough for them to appear as normal-sized ‘reptilians’ today.)

I’m humbled to admit I was tripped up by the Nephilim story for a while. But we need to realize that the enemy is working like never before to deceive and distract while serious things are at stake. All this focus on fantasy is only serving to further weaken the body of Christ into full complacency as evil takes over. More to come on this. For now, here is an article by Sarah Leslie of Herescope.


Fantasy Or Reality? Where is Your Faith?

 
Slightly abridged (only for timeliness) from an article by Sarah Leslie on crossroad.to.com | December 2012 (for footnotes, please refer to the original article)

“They… walked in the counsels and in the imagination of their evil heart….” Jeremiah 7:24

“…they obeyed not, nor inclined their ear, but walked every one in the imagination of their evil heart…” Jeremiah 11:8

“No such things as you say are being done, but you invent them in your own heart.'” Nehemiah 6:8

The invasion of monsters began decades ago, and it quickly transformed the world of entertainment. With little resistance, an army of cute-ugly creatures swept into toy stores, television and movies. They now adorn children’s clothes, bedding, wallpaper, lunchboxes and books. And many have pushed their way into children’s hearts on the backs of seductive myths that mold their thoughts and manipulate their imagination.

Some of these monsters are crude and cool like Stitch, Shrek and the serpentine aliens of Men in Black. Others appear wise and honorable like Yoda in Star Wars. But the creatures that win the prize for thrills and chills are the dark and deadly ones like Darth Maul, Tolkien‘s Orcs and the ominous aliens in Signs.

They all serve a set of strategic social and spiritual goals: They entertain. They shift a person’s attention from the real world to a more titillating realm created by those who write the myths and steer the imagination. They tempt Christian fans to re-imagine both God and themselves in the new context – thus bending the old realities to fit the new myths. They desensitize their fans to mystical images and symbols of evil. And they stir a craving for more intense excitement of the same kind.

Eventually the real world of nature, families, work and Biblical truth becomes too boring to be enjoyed. Who cares about truth and facts when myths and fantasies seem far more exiting?

“For the time will come, when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. But you be watchful in all things….’ 2 Timothy 4:3-5

The Emerging Fantasy-Driven Worldview

What is reality? What is fantasy? Are church people mixing the two together in strange new ways? Here are classic definitions:

Fantasy: Fantasy is a genre of fiction that commonly uses magic and other supernatural phenomena as a primary element of plot, theme, or setting. Many works within the genre take place in imaginary worlds where magic is common…. Fantasy has also included wizards, sorcerers, witchcraft, etc…. In its broadest sense, however, fantasy comprises works by many writers, artists, filmmakers, and musicians, from ancient myths and legends to many recent works….[3]

Reality: In philosophy, reality is the state of things as they actually exist, rather than as they may appear or might be imagined…. Reality is often contrasted with what is imaginary, delusional, (only) in the mind, dreams, what is abstract, what is false, or what is fictional. The truth refers to what is real, while falsity refers to what is not. Fictions are considered not real.[4]

We first noticed this perplexing mixture of fantasy and reality in the works of Tom Horn, one of the chief purveyors of the 12-21-12 scenario(s). […]

Horn, along with the many evangelical leaders who are associated with him, […] put great stock in the 2012 date. But in order to bolster his case, he and his 2012 prophecy advocates have deviated far from Scripture alone (reality, truth), and have borrowed heavily from fantasy, legends, fables, myths, apocrypha and occult sources. Elsewhere we have documented this point extensively. Here is a current partial list, excerpted from Tom Horn’s website http://apollyonrising2012.com/, of what he calls “a short sample of the HUNDREDS of new revelations in [his book] Apollyon Rising 2012.”

  • Nearly 500 years ago the Maya prophesied about the Colonial date 1776 as the beginning of the last 13 katuns leading to apocalypse in 2012.
  • Over 700 years ago Orthodox Jewish priests prophesied in the Zohar that their Messiah would arrive in the year 2012.
  • The first degree Masonic Tracing Board contains the same prophecy toward the year 2012.
  • This secret is also openly hidden in the most spectacular way in the US Capitol Dome, directly tying the US and Vatican to the Mesoamerican 2012 date.
  • A 200 Year Old cipher encoded on the Great Seal of the United States points to the same prophecy concerning the return of the gods in the year 2012.
  • A couple modern “Mayan elders” – who have been getting themselves in the news lately by claiming the year 2012 will not lead to the end of the world – are covering up how their prophecies diametrically contradict the prophecies of their forefathers including the Maya, Aztec, and numerous other ancient peoples who foresaw this time as portending destruction and “judgment from the gods.”
  • 200 Years ago Cherokee Indians prophesied likewise and set their calendar, like the Maya and Aztec, to end in the year 2012.[emphases added]

It is NOT about the Nephilim! Arguments about Nephilim serve as a convenient straw man to deflect criticism away from the real issues at hand. The real issue is mixing Scripture with pagan sources.

Because the Scripture is vague on this point about Nephilim, there are plenty of interpretations. Believers have speculated for millennia about the meanings of these words, and many have written their diverse opinions on the subject.[6] A healthy debate about the meaning of this passage is fine. But when believers go beyond the plain truth of Scripture, and start to imagine “new revelations,” they veer off into dangerous realms of fantasy. Traditionally, the church taught that where Scripture is silent or not clear believers should “leave well enough alone.” For example, the early Reformers cautioned believers to avoid too much speculating because it would distract from the Gospel message:

Meditating on God’s Word, thinking about what a passage might mean, comparing one verse to other Scripture, studying good old commentaries – all of this used to be the method of Christian Bible study. Note: The classic use of plain imagination in a literary sense is also a valid way of reading Scripture, especially when listening to its wonderful stories. Here is what traditional imagination means:

Imagination:“…the ability of forming new images and sensations when they are not perceived through sight, hearing, or other senses. Imagination helps provide meaning to experience and understanding to knowledge; it is a fundamental faculty through which people make sense of the world, and it also plays a key role in the learning process…”[8]

There is a caveat about imagination, though. Unrestrained imagination can have a fatal flaw when it goes too far astray from reality, truth and fact:

In various spheres, however, even imagination is in practice limited: thus a person whose imaginations do violence to the elementary laws of thought, or to the necessary principles of practical possibility, or to the reasonable probabilities of a given case is regarded as insane.

“The same limitations beset imagination in the field of scientific hypothesis. Progress in scientific research is due largely to provisional explanations which are developed by imagination, but such hypotheses must be framed in relation to previously ascertained facts and in accordance with the principles of the particular science.”

A “Sub-Created Cosmos”

To postmodernists, the Bible is viewed as a myth, a narrative. It is no longer seen as Absolute Truth, God’s spoken Word, reality or fact. Instead it is viewed as one of many myths and narratives from cultures past and present. In the postmodernist wordview one can add to Scripture with other stories and myths that seem to complement it. Scripture as myth, plus other myths, equals more revelation, according to this worldview.

Tom Horn and his cohorts are postmodernists in the sense that they view the Scripture as just one of many stories that foretell endtime prophecy. In fact, they must view the Canon of Scripture as incomplete because they add to Scriptures with their fantastical ideas of secret hidden codes and mythological prophecies from ancient cultures. As such, they create a new reality. Their new reality is a dialectic synthesis of the Scripture plus fantasy. This then is no longer Biblical Truth, but a mixture. It creates an entirely new worldview, a fantasy world that becomes completely believable to those who are indoctrinated into its “new revelation” tenets. In sum, they create a new cosmic world with a new endtime scenario.

One literary writer has explained how authors create a fantasy world:

“Fantasy stands upon a different theory of reality, but one demanding with equal rigor that the fantasist keep always in mind his aesthetic principles: that what happens in his world accord not with his daydreams nor with our own world’s laws of common sense, but with the peculiar laws of the sub-created cosmos.”[10][ emphasis added]

This same writer has also observed that in classic fantasy stories there are two necessary ingredients: a hero and an evil reptilian monster. In the fantasy world synthesized by Tom Horn and his associates, the evil reptilian monsters are Nephilim and other scary hybrid creatures gleaned from a huge variety of occult sources. In fact, their unique fantasy world, their own “sub-created cosmos,” includes a great battle with the forces of evil unfolding imminently on Dec. 21, 2012. No wonder their narrative is so enticing to so many evangelicals! It has all the elements of a great fantasy adventure! But it is based on fiction and myth, not biblical Truth.

Bible prophecy plus mythology does not equal better Bible prophecy. It equals heresy.

Restrained Imagination

The Christian, more so than other individual, is called upon by Scripture to have a restrained imagination. The Bible calls this being “sober minded.” (Titus 2:6) In fact, being “sober” is directly connected to being on “watch” in the last days, the end times as described in the Bible alone without any fantasy or mythology added to it:

  • “But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.” (1 Peter 4:7)
  •  Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.” (1 Thess 5:6) 
  • “Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;” (1 Peter 1:13) 
  • “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.” (1 Peter 5:8)

Given these verses, it seems even more important for Christians who have an interest in the last days to be well-grounded in reality, in the truth of Scripture, and to be “sober minded,” and not to live in a fantasy world made up of a mixture of myths.  Yet we live in an era when mystical imageries, imaginations and fantasies are coming into the church like a flood.[12] Scripture warns believers:

“Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;” (2 Cor. 10:5) 

Restrained imagination does not stray from Scripture.

“Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the Scripture is of any private interpretation.” (1 Peter 1:20)

But what about Nephilim? UFOs? Hybrid creatures and other space aliens? What if someone has an “experience” with these things? Well, the answer is quite factual. Stick to Scripture. If you don’t receive answers from plain Scripture, then stop. Stop in your tracks and don’t go off into speculations that lead to fantasy, mythology, fiction, or worse. The Scripture is sufficient. What Jesus told us about HIS return is sufficient. Anything else leads straight into the occult. If an experience happens to you that you can’t find a basis for in Scripture, set it aside. If it is REAL, and based on the Truth of the Gospel of Salvation message, you will read it in His Word. Sola Scriptura!

“I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran: I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied. But if they had stood in My Counsel, and had caused my people to hear My Words, then they should have turned them from their evil way…”(Jeremiah 23:21-22)

The FRAUD of Fantasy

[…]we observed the rise of a new evangelical eschatology that is heavily dependent upon powerful fantastical imagery:

In our modern age, with its Hollywoodized process of desensitization, man has become fascinated with the paranormal. What was once off limits, is now outer limits. The border between fact (biblical Truth) and fiction (pagan stories, myths, legends, etc.) has been breached. The result is spiritual fraud (heresy). Furthermore, pan-spiritual and pseudo-scientific teachings are now being concocted into an End-Time Alchemy—a dangerous doctrinal stew.[13]

Berit Kjos, writing about “Aliens, Monsters & Creepy Creatures” affecting children with excessive imagination, observed:

“Today’s postmodern world has little tolerance for Biblical watchfulness. Instead, it embraces its mythical heroes with a driving passion that often eclipses both family and reality. The more shocking, crude and ugly, the more cool and captivating the product. Hollywood and toy makers know that well.” [14]

She also warned about the New Age “future scenarios” for these occult imaginations:

“…many UFO enthusiasts and New Age leaders… began to circulate a far-out notion decades ago: A group of benevolent aliens or ascended masters would suddenly appear on the earth and cleanse it from all who resist its spiritual evolution toward global oneness. At the same time, they would prepare humanity to receive the prophesied New Age ‘Christ.'”[15]

Why are evangelicals so susceptible to confusing fantasy and reality? Why would we go beyond mere speculation on God’s Word to the point where we feel we must add to Scripture by mixing it with Mayan lore, apocryphal writings, UFO science fiction, mythologies and astrology? Have we all become so desensitized by Hollywood that we can no longer distinguish fantasy from reality? Are we so seduced by fanciful images?

When Christians add myths and fables to Scripture they create a potent esoteric concoction, a mixture of theology and the occult. Isn’t this mixture precisely the sin of ancient Israel?

“This evil people, which refuse to hear My Words, which walk in the imagination of their heart, and walk after other gods, to serve them, and to worship them, shall even be as this girdle, which is good for nothing.” (Jer. 13:10)

Mixing Scripture with pagan writings should be a BIG RED FLAG that immediately stops a believer in his tracks so that he doesn’t continue down that evil path. It is the first big clue that something is terribly amiss. Yes, the story might be fascinating, the adventure stimulating, and the pictures  conjured up in the mind might be pleasant. But beware of pagan-derived images (also called idols)! The Bible warns,

Take heed to yourselves, that your heart be not deceived, and ye turn aside, and serve other gods, and worship them; (Deut. 11:16)

Imagination is intoxicating. It is seductive. It can easily become addictive. It can easily be tied to idolatry. This is one reason why God’s Word warns that there is such a thing as “the imagination of his evil heart” that can lead one astray. (See Jer. 3:17; 7:24; 9:14; 11:8; 16:12; 18:12; 23:17; Luke 1:51.)[16]

“If thy brother, the son of thy mother, or thy son, or thy daughter, or the wife of thy bosom, or thy friend, which is as thine own soul, entice thee secretly, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which thou hast not known, thou, nor thy fathers; Namely, of the gods of the people which are round about you, nigh unto thee, or far off from thee, from the one end of the earth even unto the other end of the earth; Thou shalt not consent unto him, nor hearken unto him; neither shall thine eye pity him, neither shalt thou spare, neither shalt thou conceal him:” (Deut. 13:6-8)

Imagination is a way to gain access into the occult world. Once one leaves reality, fact and truth… then anything goesHere is one such example she provided to us:

“By age ten, Jacqui K. was fascinated with anything supernatural. Since her parents set no limits, she read every fiction and fantasy book she could find on the magical world she craved. In her imagination, she met wizards and witches, power and excitement. “

“‘I continued reading Harry Potter-type books through grade school, high school and into college,” she says. “Three to five a week! The older I got, the easier they were to find. The whole time I considered myself a Christian! If someone had pointed out to me what I was doing, I would have laughed. I was a normal teenager and a leader in my church group.”

“The mystical characters in her fantasy world filled her thoughts during the day and her dreams at night. But when some of them began talking to her, she recognized the power she had pursued:

I cried out to God to help me, and He did. The voices stopped. I was no Bible scholar, but I recognized that they were from Satan. Some people said that I became delusional because I couldn’t separate fantasy from reality. They were wrong. The problem was that I COULD, and had no idea that reading fiction could put me in contact with REAL evil.”[16] [emphasis added]

The Truth: In the Hollywoodized high-tech days in which we live how will people on earth know if something is real or a sophisticated technological invention? What if something terrible does show up in the skies to instill panic and fear? The Horn enthusiasts love conspiracy theories, but what if they become a victim of their own fantasies? The point for believers is still the same regardless of what happens in the days to come: Stay grounded on Scripture:

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed,
and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea.”
(Psalm 46:1-2)

“…the Word is very near unto thee,
in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it.”
(Deut. 30:14)

Pastor Martin Niemoller (a friend of Dietrich Bonhoeffer) who was imprisoned for his fearless stand and enduring faith under Hitler, wrote this reminder for us today:”We have all of us – the whole church and the whole community… been thrown into the Tempter’s sieve, and he is shaking and the wind is blowing, and it must now become manifest whether we are wheat or chaff! Verily a time of sifting has come upon us, and even the most indolent and peaceful person among us must see that the calm of an easy…Christianity is at an end. …

“Satan swings his sieve and Christianity is thrown back and forth; and he who is not ready to suffer, he who has called himself a Christian only because he hoped to gain something thereby for himself… is blown away like chaff by the wind of this time of testing.” [18]

That quote expresses reality, not fantasy!  Those who don’t like God Word, and have never sensed the joy of His presence, may disagree.  I pray that God will change your heart and fill you with His peace!

God’s Word is a real and true as ever. And here is His call and commission:

“I now send you, to open their eyes, in order to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in Me.'” Acts 26:17-18

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