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BABYLON RISING: And The First Shall Be The Last
In the first five blogs in this series we began to explore the Last Days in the context of what was going on in the distant past, focusing primarily on Nimrod and his role in the days to come. As stated in those blogs, it is my strong belief that he is the ultimate "god" of antiquity that has always been and will be in the Last Days the number one (earth-bound) enemy of our God. I understand that Lucifer is the direct challenger in this Cosmic Battle, but just like God represented Himself on this earth in the person of Yeshua, so also the Devil has chosen a man to represent him here. That man "was, is not and yet shall be" Nimrod. But there were others...
All of history stands as a testament to a Great War between the One True God of Heaven and the false gods of this world. In this ultimate battle of Good vs Evil, the players are contending for the souls of men. Thus, it is a battle that God takes very seriously. Take the First Commandment for instance:
"Thou shalt have no other gods before me."
If there is only one God, who are these other characters that God seems to be so concerned about? Remember, in Matthew 24:37 Jesus said, "As it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be at the coming of the Son of man." I don't think most people have really taken the time to pause and consider exactly what happened "in the days of Noah." So, let's go a little deeper and explore the gods - how they got here, who they were and what they did.
Shortly after the Fall of Man, in Genesis 3 God gave the first prophecy stating that Eve's seed would crush the Devil's head.
Then the LORD God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?”
The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”
So the LORD God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, “Cursed are you above all livestock and all wild animals! You will crawl on your belly and you will eat dust all the days of your life. And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring [seed] and hers; he will crush your head and you will strike his heel.”
- Genesis 3:13-15 (NIV) [emphasis mine]
So, the Devil essentially said, "Oh yeah? Well then I'm going to mess up her seed!" Thus, we have The Genesis Six Experiment.
According to the Book of Enoch, 200 of Lucifer's Fallen Angels, (a class of beings called The Watchers) landed on Mt. Hermon in the days of Jared:
This event occurred sometime around the 9th Jubilee, approximately 450-500 years after Creation.
I'm a visual person by nature, so taking the scripture where we learn that a "day" to God is as a thousand years and a thousand years as a day, I have created a Biblical Timeline of Human History Chart (with each gray column representing a Jubilee - a period of 50 years). Since Genesis tells us that God created everything in 6 days and rested on the 7th, let's assume that we have 6 thousand years (or 6 "God days") for mankind to live out, followed by a 7th, which would be the thousand years known to prophecy students as the "Thousand Year (Millennial) Reign of Christ." I will show you the whole chart in "The Last Days" blog, but for now, let's just look at the first two "days" of human history.
The Nephilim had totally and utterly destroyed God's "good" creation by the time of Noah. And looking at the chart above we can see how long they had to do so. Approximately 1,200 years! For more than an entire millennia, massive, extremely intelligent beings intermingled with the seed of men, corrupting them, the animals and even plants.
Genesis tells us that man was wicked and that every imagination of his heart was evil. This seems to imply that man imagined to corrupt the earth and all that lived on it - and he apparently did all that he imagined to do. Note that verses 11 and 12 say that the earth was also corrupt and that all flesh had corrupted his way. Man did that as a result of Watcher and Nephilim influence. Note what the Book of Jasher has to say about this:
Revelation 12 repeatedly refers to Lucifer as a "serpent" and a "dragon" - in other words a reptile. The Fallen who followed him may have had similar attributes. Whether or not this is true, we see in multiple ancient accounts that the Watchers sinned against man, beast and the Earth itself. The result was giant offspring and horrific carnage. That being the case, I think that through these writings, we have just discovered the source of a lot of things found both in the fossil record - such as the dinosaurs - as well as in mythology - such as the many strange hybrid creatures we've all read about and seen in pictures and movies.
Let's talk about the reptiles first. No one denies that dinosaurs existed. We have the bones to prove it. But Evolution says they existed millions of years before man. And yet, the Bible says that Creation began about six thousand years ago. So, how do we reconcile this? Were dinosaurs a part of the original Creation? Looking at the picture to the left, it is hard to imagine God creating something like that along with Adam and Eve and calling it "very good." If that is true, and God did not create these terrible creatures, then who did? I believe the text above tells us who it was. The Watchers and their offspring.
These beings don't have the ability to create life from nothing - only God can do that. But they do have the ability to manipulate and modify existing life. And this appears to be exactly what they did. I believe they tinkered with the existing DNA of reptiles to create others that were far more violent and destructive than those that God created. But wait. That implies that God created at least some of them.
Most Creationists believe that in the Beginning, a canopy of water surrounded the earth. They get this idea from the Bible:
This would have created the effect a hyperbaric chamber. A pressurized, oxygen saturated environment. We know that lizards already grow to fit their environment (until they die). So, now imagine a lizard living in a pressurized, oxygen saturated environment for many hundreds of years (man lived to be nearly 1,000 years old). Such a creature could get very, very large. And this is what we find in the fossil record. In fact, nearly EVERYTHING we find in the fossil record is bigger - from plants to bugs, to mammals and of course reptiles. A hyperbaric chamber environment perfectly explains how that could happen.
As for what God did create, I believe He probably created massive, though docile, plant eating creatures like the Apatosaurus and I believe the Bible shows this to be true. But we must remember that the word "dinosaur" was not invented until the 1800s, so you won't find it in the Bible. But you will find other descriptions that certainly seem to fit:
Some modern translations like to change "behemoth" into "hippopotamus" or indicate in the footnotes that this may be what God was referring to there. I find that to be utterly ridiculous! A hippo!? Seriously? Ever see the tail of a hippo?
Don't get me wrong, the hippopotamus is an impressive creature, but its tail hardly moves like a CEDAR TREE!!!! It does not fit the description of Job 40 any more than an elephant or any other land animal we currently know of. But Job 40:15-19 does very much fit the description of the typical long neck dinosaur. But notice, these feed on grass and plants. They are not the vicious meat eaters such as T-Rex. I believe that "breed" or "type" of dinosaur came about as the result of genetic manipulation on the part of the Watchers and Nephilim using existing lizards.
Therefore, only the "dinosaurs" that God created would have been preserved on Noah's Ark. So, is there evidence of Post-Flood dinosaurs living with man? Yes! But not of the T-Rex type. Take this carving of a "Stegosaurus" (pic to the right) found on a ancient Cambodian temple for instance.
Or what about this ancient rock carving from White River Canyon , Utah.
This image was found drawn by Anasazi Indians who had lived there from approximately 150 BC to 1200 AD. Note the man in the top left and a long neck dinosaur in the lower right. This certainly appears to be proof that man coexisted with dinosaurs.
Or what about this image found on a Mesopotamian cylinder seal dated at 3300 BC depicting long neck dinosaurs with their necks intertwined?
Even to this day, stories of such creatures living in remote areas of the world continue to surface from time to time. And then of course, there's the "Loch Ness Monster" and other such creatures who pop up for the cameras every now and then. So, I believe there is abundant evidence that at least some of the many varieties of dinosaurs that existed were of God and therefore made it onto the Ark, thus surviving possibly even to this day, but certainly within the history of man.
But what about the other strange creatures that may have come from genetic tampering? Greek mythology is literally loaded with animal-human hybrids such as the Centaurs, Minotaurs, Satyrs, etc.. And creatures like Pegasus, Griffins and Unicorns are also found throughout the mythology of ancient cultures. But the Hebrews apparently saw some of these creatures too. In fact, the Book of Jasher records an incident where a man is out looking for his heifer and he comes across a half-man-half-animal creature, one that we might think of as a Satyr:
So, did they actually exist? I believe they did. This text is written very "matter of fact" - meaning, not a lot of attention is given to it other that what is written. That is what the man saw. Next. But is there also Biblical proof of such hybrids? Yes! In fact, Satyrs make two appearances in the Bible:
The Bible also mentions the Unicorn in numerous places:
Dragons have even found their way into the Bible too! A simple search on biblegateway.com pulled up 34 references - such as:
What I find interesting about all of the above passages taken from Isaiah concerning satyrs and dragons is that they are connected both to Babylon and to the "Day of the Lord" which represents the Last Days. So, could it be that we will see these creatures again? Recall again the words of Jesus in Matthew 24:37:
"As it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be at the coming of the Son of man."
Noah lived for 950 years - 600 years prior to the Flood and 350 years after it. So, as we are now seeing, the "days of Noah" were filled with all sorts of strange and terrifying creatures. In those days, God's "very good" creation was corrupted by man and Fallen Angel (Watchers).
Today, modern science is doing the exact same thing! Manipulating, distorting and corrupting God's "very good" Creation. Scientists started by creating genetically modified food. And now they are working on splicing genes between animals, humans and plants. Already, we have:
The implications of this type of science are indeed terrifying:
SEE ALSO: http://youtu.be/1zOWYj59BXI to understand the giant animals often found in the fossile record!
This sort of thing has been going on for quite some time now. For example, here we have a mouse with a human ear growing out of its back. I suppose that will be helpful to a burn victim or someone who has lost an ear. And we know that faulty human heart valves are routinely replaced with ones taken from cows and pigs. But those kinds of surgery turn the recipient into a human-animal chimera.
Hybrids are already among us and this sort of thing is widely accepted today. So, do these types of creatures represent something we should be getting used to seeing around in the near future?
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How tempting do you think it is for the military to create Super-Soldiers? Men that can run like horses, hunt like tigers, see like eagles, hear like dogs. And why stop there? What if a man could have the radar of a bat or the sonar of a dolphin? Think I'm kidding? Think again. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has plans for an Extended Performance War Fighter that is nothing short of shocking. Like something out of a sci-fi series. Make no mistake, Transhumanism is here and it's here to stay. Look at what Nick Bostrom (Director of the Future of Humanity Institute, Oxford University) has to say about this:
This is an issue that we simply can not afford to ignore. The lines are very quickly going to become blurred. Soon, "normal humans" will be replaced by "super-humans" that will be so far advanced that they would be considered gods by comparison. Through Transhumanism, we have been and are creating animal-human hybrids, just like the Watchers and Nephilim did in the days of Noah! But God said that every thing should reproduce after its own kind.
God created everything and commanded that it reproduce after its own kind. We see this in nature. Apple trees don't naturally produce anything but apples. Dogs don't produce cats and fish don't mate with birds. All have a place and a purpose, but they are to remain and operate in the original plan of God that was tailored to them. That is what He deems, "very good." The problem comes when we deviate from that plan.
Before I continue, I'd like to write a little bit about the THEORY of Evolution. We must remember it is and always has been just a theory. Nothing has proven that it is true. In fact, the more science advances, the less likely and plausible the whole theory is proving to be.
I remember sitting in my 5th Grade class and naively raising my hand and asking the teacher, "If we came from monkeys, why are there still monkeys?" I have never received a good answer to that question, even to this day. In fact, I find it astonishing that otherwise brilliant individuals can actually believe the total non-sense that is Evolution.
None of it makes any logical sense if you stop to actually think about it.
Evolutionists say that billions of years ago an infinitely small, highly condensed dot called the "singularity" exploded and everything that exists came out of it. Seriously? Who created the dot?? And since when does an explosion create anything so orderly and complex as this amazing universe - or one single strand of DNA?
DNA? Oh, well that happened when lightning struck some slime in a primordial ocean and fused amino acids together. Really!?? Wow. So, if the earth was a molten blob of plasma that began to cool, where did the water come from? That kind of heat should have prevented any moisture from ever developing into OCEANS! It would have all evaporated (which implies that it existed to begin with!). And where did the amino acids that supposedly were the foundation of life come from?
How do we get life from non-living material? Frankenstein-style Electricity is the answer? OK, so since DNA contains the "information" - the genetic codes - that make life develop into whatever form it takes, then after lighting turned that acid into DNA, that one strand would had to have had the genetic blue-print to create ALL life - plant, fish, reptile, bird, animal, man, etc.. I mean the information has to come from somewhere. And since all of life supposedly evolved out of this incident, the information to do so had to have been present in that first DNA molecule. That's a serious miracle! Oops! That's a religious word. Sorry.
A theory should be testable. So, go to your local GNC store, buy some complex amino acid and start zapping it with electricity. See what happens. And even if by some miracle you do create a strand of DNA from your experiment, you have to remember that you went to a store and bought the building blocks to do so! You just can not escape the "God Component" of the equation. Anyway...
According to the Theory of Evolution, lightning activated amino-slime became DNA that turned into a single-cell organism. That ONE organism floated to the bottom of the primordial ocean floor. What did it eat? I don't know, but eventually, it got sick of sitting there so it jumped up and evolved into a fish! What did the fish eat? I mean, it was SUCH a MIRACLE that one lighting bolt created life from non-living material in the first place, now you're going to tell me that the same thing happened again so that these creatures can eat? But once it eats, then what? You only had one!
Just go back and start asking yourself these types of questions anytime you hear or read anything about evolution, and you will quickly realize how ridiculous the whole thing really is. But let's continue...
So that fish supposedly swam around for millions of years. How did it live that long? It didn't? It mated and produced offspring? Mated with who? Oh, wow, more miracles needed! OK. Go on. Then one day it decided to see what land was like. Do fish really think like that? So, it evolved legs out of fins and walked onto the land! How did it breath? Oh the gills magically disappeared and the fish went from breathing water to breathing air. Hmmmm. OK. Go on.
Once on land, over millions of years it grew from a tiny lizard-like creature into the giant T-Rex! Wow! Cool! Then as a result of comets and climate change, T-Rex eventually evolved into a bird. What!??? A bird??? Yep. A bird.
So let me get this straight. A fish got tired of water and climbed out on land and grew into a dinosaur. Then those massive land reptiles got sick of the land and shed their scales for feathers, jumped up and started to fly, turning themselves into tiny birds? And that's science???
No matter how you look at it, I can't believe this sort of thing is even taken seriously. But this is college level "education" folks!! Scary. And what's worse is people pay tens of thousands of dollars to get a piece of paper that authorizes them to pass this crap along to the next generation!
People actually believe this stuff, because in essence, it truly is a religion. And the god of this religion is called, "Science." Thus, we have another god at war with the One True God. It is a Theory of Chaos and Chance vs Intelligent Design. And because there is so much evidence for Intelligent Design, many Evolutionists have adopted the idea of Panspermia: the theory that life here must have been "seeded" by life that came from elsewhere. Great. All that does is push the problem further out into space. But the questions and issues remain. For anyone interested in exploring this further, I recommend you check out the movie, Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed.
To me, this whole idea of Evolution is absolutely absurd. To them, Creationist theories and Biblical explanations are equally absurd. So, while we are all speculating and being absurd, let me throw in another theory concerning T-Rex and other bipedal dinos like him. As I mentioned above, I believe God did create the large, plant eating dinosaurs. God called it the "chief of all He created." Next to man, it was the champion - the most impressive creature walking the planet. God was proud of it! So, what did the Devil do? True to form, I believe he created - or I should say, genetically engineered - a counterfeit. A T-Rex - the King Dinosaur - master of the terrible lizards.
When you think of the animal kingdom, what do you see? With very few exceptions, I see countless creatures walking on all fours. Even primates are not truly bipedal (though they can walk on two legs). Birds are bipedal, but that is not their primary mode of mobility. Ostriches and kangaroos come to mind as bipedal, but other than that, the vast majority of land creatures walk on all fours. Could the same be true of the dinosaurs? Could it be that the true dinosaurs - those created by God - are those that are characterized as both walking on four legs and being vegetarian?
Four legged dinosaurs appear to be the only ones that show up in history and even in alleged modern sightings. So, if they appear in the recorded history of mankind, and the other two legged carnivorous dinosaurs do not, that would seem to imply that they were not of God - as they didn't get preserved on the Ark. OK. Work with me here. I'm just thinking with words right now. Let's play a little game of, What if?
What if the viscous, two legged dinosaurs were the ones the Nephilim created through genetic engineering?
If we can accept that genetic engineering can lead to all sorts of combinations of one species mixed with another, then the idea of a Minotaur can seem plausible. Mix a bull with a man and get something like that which is pictured to the left. So, what do you think might happen if we tried something more radical? What if we took a genetically superior muscleman, mixed him with a dinosaur and an eagle? Would we get a T-Rex-like creature?
I submit this only as a plausible alternative to the traditional way of looking at the fossil record. And if scientists with lots of letters after their names can blindly accept that T-Rex evolved out of a slime pit that was struck by lighting creating a single cell organism that turned into a fish that walked out of water, grew to enormous size and then later evolved into a pigeon, why should this be any more far fetched or less plausible?
Which makes more sense to you:
As "crazy" as it may seem, I think the Biblical Creation Model makes a whole lot more sense. But that's just me. I suppose we could argue and debate all day long about origins and the fossil record. However, we can not ignore what is happening in science labs today. The fact is, scientists are blending species. Breaking the sound barrier was one thing. But if ancient history has anything to say about it, breaking the species barrier can lead to nothing but bad news.
Once these things become introduced into society, what's going to happen when they start to intermingle with "normal" people like in the movie Splice? In a very short period of time, man will cease to be man and will become something entirely different. A new creature. A hybrid. A god. And what use does a god have with God?
The Watchers, Nephilim and men of Noah's day violated the command that everything should reproduce after its own kind and look what happened. The scientists of our day are doing the same thing now. So, what do you suppose the consequences will be?
It would seem that we are seeing the fulfillment of Jesus' prophecy concerning the Last Days playing out perfectly. If we are already seeing evidence that creatures such as those found in "mythology" are going to return - or in fact may already be here - does that also mean the Nephilim (offspring of the Fallen Angels) will be returning as well? I will address that question more in depth in the upcoming blog appropriately titled, "The Return of the Nephilim." But for now, let's look and see if these beings were ever really here to begin with.
Genesis 6:4 says that the (Nephilim) giants were the "heroes of old, the great men of renown." If we are to take the Bible literally and compare it to the Book of Enoch (which used to be part of the Bible!), I think it is very reasonable to assume that what we are seeing here is the creation of what the Greeks called, the "Titans" - the master race of gods (that Zeus and his Olympians later overthrew). But is there evidence that these beings actually walked the earth? Yes. I believe there is abundant evidence!
This History Channel has run two seasons worth of episodes of a series called Ancient Aliens. In that series, they explore the numerous remains of massive structures all around the planet that defy all attempts at modern duplication or explanation as to how they were built. They talk about the Nazca Lines in Peru (pictured above). The top of an entire mountain range has been sheered off - completely level - and what appears to be an elaborate system of runways and other designs are carved on its surface - viewable only from the air. They discuss the ruins of Puma Punku, Tiwanaku and Machu Picchu, the Mayan and Egyptian pyramids and all sorts of other amazing structures all around the world. Their conclusion? Aliens must have done it. But is there another explanation?
We think we are so highly advanced today with all of our technology, but I believe we PALE in comparison to the world before the Flood. If Adam was a perfect man, created in the image of God, then MAN was extremely intelligent and capable of amazing accomplishments on his own. According to the Bible, early man also lived nearly a thousand years. Just imagine how knowledge could build upon knowledge and accumulate in that scenario. Imagine Socrates, Plato, Newton, Galileo, Copernicus, Einstein, Hawkings and other great intellects all living at the same time, sharing theories and working out complex math together! What could they accomplish as a team? Now combine those attributes with the introduction of an ANGEL'S wisdom, strength and power and we can scarcely imagine what was going on in the Pre-Flood World!
Working under the assumption that these angel-human-hybrid creatures were HIGHLY advanced, extremely large and very powerful, it's not hard to imagine how legends of super advanced civilizations like Atlantis could have come into being. It's also not hard to figure out who built the pyramids and other colossal structures around the world either - structures that we STILL can't figure out how were built even to this day.
It is only through the flawed reasoning of Evolution that we look back at the past and can only come to the conclusion that aliens must have built these massive structures. Remember, that theory assumes that man arose out of slime as a separate branch of creatures (apart from those of the dinosaurs) that eventually achieved the pinnacle status of an evolved 21st Century Homo-Sapien - a being so smart that he destroys his own health, food, water and air supply and thinks he came from monkeys! Please. We are clearly on the bottom, tail end of the Bell Curve, not the top! We have to "change the way we think" about man if we want to understand the past. If we can grasp that man was once perfect - a creature made in the image of God, with 100% use of his brain, then everything changes when looking at ancient civilizations.
Christians believe in their religion because they have proof that Yeshua (Jesus) walked this earth and did what He did. Muslims believe in theirs for the same reasons concerning Mohammed. The Jews believe in their religion because of the testimony of their prophets and teachers going all the way back to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Moses. Buddhists can trace their faith back to Gau-Ta-Ma (Sakya Muni) the Buddha that walked this earth around 550BC. But all we have for evidence regarding Buddha, the Hebrew Patriarchs, Mohammed and Yeshua are PAPER documents that these great individuals either wrote themselves or that others later wrote about them. And people all around the world strongly believe in these religions because of those sacred documents.
And yet, when it comes to the Greek gods, we have the remains of MASSIVE temples and statues all around the world that stand as stone testaments to their existence as well as collections of paper documents and yet we write off that religion as myth and fanciful story telling. I think that is a gross mistake. And the ironic thing is, Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Buddhist texts are not studied in public schools, yet every student has to read the classic Greek myth literature! Doesn't that strike you as a bit odd?
The fact that at some point in the distant past, giant, super-humans walked this planet and built super-structures is indisputable. Therefore, I believe there is abundant proof that the gods did indeed walk amongst us. So, who were they?
For the purpose of illustration, I'm going to use the "family tree" of the Greek gods, but if you look at nearly any other culture's myths concerning the gods, you will see similar patterns. They each have "classes of gods" that start with what I will call the Ultimate Source Tier, then there is a Top Tier, followed by a Middle Tier of gods who rule over and intermingle with men to create yet another class called the Final Tier and/or Demi-god Tier. This last class usually contains the god-men (the heroes of old) who are later generation hybrids.
Note: I will consider the Final Tier and Demi-god Tier to be on the same "level" though as we move forward in exploring these ideas, as both are ultimately the children of the tier above them - one considered immortal, the other mortal. For instance, both Apollo (immortal) and Hercules (mortal) are considered sons of Zeus (Middle Tier).
In this example we see the Ultimate Source Tier gods are Gaia and Uranus. They produced the Top Tier gods known as the Titans, who produced the Middle Tier gods known as the Olympians. This tier of gods revolted against the Top Tier and Zeus became the ruler of the gods from that point on. Zeus is well known for his many passionate, sexual adventures both with his peer goddesses as well as with human women, thus creating both the Final Tier of gods such as Apollo and Artemis as well as the Demi-god Tier of (mortal) hybrids such as Hercules and Perseus.
I believe what we are looking at here is an amalgamation of truth combined with the fancy story-telling of people like Hesiod and Homer who lived about the same time as (or shortly after) King Solomon (circa 950BC-907BC). These ancient writers did their best to describe the origin and history of the Greek gods and people who worshipped and feared them. I believe they were trying to reason out from a Greek perspective what the Torah, Tanuch and the books of Enoch and Jasher had already recorded from a Hebrew perspective.
Looking at the genealogy chart above from a Hebrew perspective, we might conclude that:
In his book, Ancient Myths and the Bible, King Wells suggests that we view the Bible from a mythological world view. In essence, judge what we read in the Bible by what can be known from the mythologies of ancient cultures. On the surface, that may sound like heresy. We are usually taught to judge everything by the Bible, right? I know I was.
"The Bible is the ultimate authority!"
While I agree that the Bible is the final authority and it is the Truth that judges all, I would have to say that Mr. King Wells is absolutely right! Why? Because - well - I was also taught that "Context is king."
We have to understand the context in which the Bible was written. It was written by Hebrews for Hebrews in a Hebrew context. God chose a very specific group of people to represent Him on this earth. But this ONE, tiny group of people, later known as the Jews stood alone on a planet dominated by hundreds of other people groups, who each had their own gods that they worshipped. And that is the context in which the Bible was written. Truth against lie. Freedom over bondage. Hope verses hopelessness. God against the gods.
The three dominant groups of ideology the Hebrews had to contend with were Sumerian (which became that of the Assyrians/Babylonians), Egyptian and Greek/Roman. I lumped the Romans in with the Greeks because they shared many of the same deities (just calling them by different names - Zeus=Jupiter, Hermes=Mercury, etc.) Yes, there were others too, but in terms of dealing with the "battle of the gods," (in my opinion) those were by far the biggest ones the Hebrews had to contend with.
So, as Mr. Wells suggests, how do we view the Bible from the perspective of mythology? Let's find out!
To be continued.... in God vs god, Part 2: Nimrod, Nibiru and the Anunnaki >>
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