Thursday, July 10, 2014
The Rephaim argument in the Nephilim theories
There is a biblical problem with the notion that the Rephaim
will not rise in the resurrection of the dead. Aside from
context indicating this only means "your enemies are down
for the count," there is this passage clearly speaking of only
humans, who are going to be struck down for worshipping
false gods, and for mixing the worship of such with worship
of YHWH, those who call on both YHWH and Malcham.
Note that it says they shall not rise again, clearly rising is
about a group that has been damaged getting its act
together to counterattack, it won't happen in these cases.
This is not any context relevant to the general resurrection
and Last Judgement, and Marzulli, Horn, Missler, et. al.,
read this into it.
"They that swear [take an oath] by the sin of Samaria
[an idol], and say, thy god, O Dan, liveth; and, the
manner of Beersheba liveth; even they shall fall, and
never rise up again (Amos 8:14)."
So clearly this phrasing "fall, and never rise up again," is
not about being soulless angel hybrid whatnot without any
eternal future good bad or indifferent.