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The World That Then Was!

By David J. Smith
July 13, 2013

2 Peter 2: 4-5: “For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell [tartaros – place of restraint], and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; And spared not the OLD [or ancient] WORLD, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;”

These verses say clearly there was an old or ancient world that was affected by angels that sinned. They, somehow, influenced humanity to become so evil that God destroyed that ancient world by a great Deluge – flood.

Notice also: 2 Peter 3: 3-7: “Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep [or died], all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing [or emerging] out of the water and in the water: Whereby THE WORLD THAT THEN WAS, being overflowed with water, perished: But the heavens and the earth, which ARE NOW, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.”

These verses confirm that there was a previous civilization before the flood caused it to perish. The sifting and churning of water, followed by the settling of sedimentary soil and rock formation covered the evidence until the explorers and archaeologists of the 1800, 1900th centuries into the 21st century today.

Other scriptures confirm fallen angels were a major problem before the flood. Jude 6: “And the angels which keep not their first estate, but left their own habitation, He has reserved in everlasting [age-lasting] chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.”

Angels left their original place in the spirit realm and interfered with humanity – which was a no, no. This happened in the days of Jared found in Genesis 5.

God created mankind with knowledge built into him; otherwise, how would he be able to communicate with God after he was deceived by Satan? Genesis 3: 7-13: “And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sowed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons. And they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden. And the Lord God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where are you? And he said, I heard your voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself. And He said, Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded you that you should not eat? And the man said [he had a vocabulary], The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat [he had reasoning abilities to cast blame off himself]. And the Lord God said unto the woman, What is this that you have done? And the woman said [a knowledge of communicable language], The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.”

Our first parents were definitely created with the knowledge and capability of speaking a language fluently. If there were one language spoken by everyone, the acquisition of knowledge would be easier than everyone speaking different languages.

The angels that left their first estate understood God’s technology to a great degree. After all, if God created them, He must have educated them. The results of their interfering in human affairs became devastating for those who live in the world that then was!

Genesis 6: 1-4: “And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them. That the sons of God [angelsJob 38: 7] saw the daughters of men that they were fair [beautiful]; and they took them wives of all which they chose. 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. 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 bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, MEN OF RENOUN.”

Giants were produced as a result of angelic and human women co-habiting. They are the “men of renoun” discussed in the Iliad and Odessey Greek literature. They are described as mythical, but they are based upon a former truth – activities before the flood.

Two other resource materials further shed light on that time period – the world that then was. Book of Jasher 4: 18: “And their [humanity] judges and rulers [fallen angels] 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 to provoke the Lord; and God saw the whole earth and it was corrupt, for all flesh had corrupted its ways upon the earth, all men and all animals.” What happened to the righteous men and women before the flood came to destroy all flesh that had been corrupted? V.20: “And all men who walked in the ways of the Lord died in those days, before the Lord brought the evil [flood] upon man which He had declared, for this was from the Lord, that they should not see the evil which the Lord spoke concerning the sons of men.”

When Noah entered the ark, people began to say they had repented and wanted to turn to the Lord. Noah saw through their charade. Jasher 6: 19 told why they had become so evil in part: “And Noah, with a loud voice, answered them from the ark, saying, have you not all rebelled against the Lord, and said that He does not exist?” The Book of Jasher is mentioned twice in the Bible as an historical account.

Book of Enoch 6: 1-2, 6: “And it came to pass when the children of men had multiplied that in those days were born unto them beautiful and comely daughters. And the angels, the children of the heavens, saw and lusted after them, and said to one another: ‘Come, let us chose us wives from among the children of men and BEGET us children.’ V.6 “And they were in all two hundred; who descended in the days of Jared [Genesis 5: 15, 18-20] …”

Book of Enoch 7: 1-6: “And all the others [angels] together with them took unto themselves wives, and each chose for himself one, and they began to go in unto them and to defile [cross-breed] themselves with them, and they taught them charms and enchantments, and cutting of roots, and made them acquainted with plants. And they [human women] became pregnant, and they bare GREAT GIANTS, whose height was three thousand ells [18-20 feet tall]: Who consumed all the acquisitions of men. And when men could no longer sustain them, The giants turned against them and devoured mankind. And they began to sin against birds, and beasts, and reptiles, and fish [by genetic engineering or gene splicing], and to devour one another’s flesh [cannibalism] and drink the blood. Then the earth laid accusation against the lawless ones.” God brought the great Deluge that destroyed the civilization before the flood.

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