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There were Giants in the earth in those days [under writing]

In the fossil record in the hundreds of meters below our feet, it is found at various sites fossil-skeletons of giant animals. Before the flood, the climate was completely different from that of today, the vegetation and fruit were much more nutritious, the humid atmoshosphere (and possibly an resulting frozen ice-dome high in the atmoshere), could have made much higher pressure, and with higher oxygen levels, all animals, including humans could grow to giant sizes. In addition, all animals including humans, apparently had a much stronger genetical repertoire, whose bodies likely had genes switched on to make more of our essential nutrients (vitamin C etc), but that todays are lost lost due to mutational damages 3.

Humankind before the world-wide Flood

The world was perfect in its beginning, there was no death no sorrow and no pain (Genesis 1,2). That old serpent Satan, deceived Adam and Eve, to eat of the tree of good and evil, from whence a curse was upon all the earth and the whole creation, the world became dying (Genesis 3). Cain who chose to obey sin, slew his brother righteous Abel, wherefrom Cain was cursed (Genesis 3).
Adam and Eve had more sons and daughters, that could marry each other, since their genetics was perfect and it was no sin at that time.

Genesis 4:25-26
25 And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name Seth: For God, said she, hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew. 26 And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: then began men to call upon the name of the Lord.

The Geneology follows in Genesis 5, where the line goes from Adam, to Set, to Enos all the way to Noah. Notice that Cains line is not mentioned here in Genesis chapter 4 to 6. What is remarkable is that after that Enos were born (Sets son), they began to call upon the name of the Lord. We know as christians, that whoever calls upon the name of the Lord to be saved, will be saved, and we as believers refer ourselves as sons of God. The very common belief that the sons of God, relate to angels, appears absurd; angels are spiritual beings that do not possess a physical body, hence cant procreate. Even if angels are more similar in appearance to men, than to women, they do not have any gender; even Jesus says that in heaven we do not marry but are like the angels (Mark. 12:25). Yet angels can appear in a vision as men (Luke 24:23) or otherwise influence by their presence the spirit of humans. The bible tells us however to be kind to strangers since they could be angels (Hebrews 13:5), even the action of the Holy Spirit can be upon men to make us appear more similar to Gods Holy Angels in our spirit. We christians know however that unholy angels and demons can affect and even possess human; possibly, the sons of God, can also relate to fallen angels that possessed men. However, the sons of God before 2300 BC, is most likely the believers of that time in the pre-flood world, that called upon the name of the Lord; like todays christians who call upon the name of the Lord are called sons and daughers of God. There was a falling away of the sons of God such that all humans before the flood became evil and sinful; where only righteous Noah and his three sons with wifes found grace before God.

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 saw the daughters of men that they were fair; 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 renown.

That there were giants in those days, that humans were giants, should not really be so surprising, since the fossil-record testifies that all animals were larger in historic times, we find giants bears, kangaroos, beavers, sloths, dinosaurs and giant creatures of most animal-types in the fossil record. It is possible humans were 2-5 times larger than today.
The daughters of men here appears to be directed to the line of Cain which was separate from the line from Set (Genesis 5). Likely there was a line from Set, and another line largely from Cains line, when they intermarried, they became men of renown, possibly breeding these in large separated lines of ancestry, in between made a stronger genetics. Since we know since the law of Moses (1400 BC), moreover history and todays genetical science that inbreeding between close relatives make weaker humans. However when the humans that called upon the Lord, the “church” of that time, made this inter-marriage, they became “worldly”, it says that their heart was only evil continually (which we can understand by looking at humans of todays world).

Genesis 6:5-8
And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. And the Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them. But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.

The time from Adams and Eves creation until Noahs flood was about 1700 years. Possibly human populations did not have many children in respect to their long life-spans of up to a thousand years. In the pre-flood world, Noah lived for 600 years (historical chronology given with mens age, but Noahs wife was likely at a similar age). What is interesting, is that they brought only 3 sons with their wives with him as offspring; it is possible however that they had children that were worldly and did not want to be embarassed to join Noah to build the ark; that they did not heed the warning of the coming flood, much as today relatives of saved people do not heed the warning of the coming fire (2 Peter 3). The human population before the flood could have been reduced by wars, other conflicts that separated men, moreover possible sacrifice of infants (as is sadly widely prevalent in today’s human society and in overall human history).
Although the humans were likely more genetically apt and more capable of higher intelligence than we are today (they also lived up til a 1000 years), the chaos from humans evil, likely hindered technological progress. Yet if there was lost technologies from before the flood that we do not know of today. However the building of strong and durable boats is likely to have existed, since Noahs ship withstood a year long turmoiled flood above all the earth. For instance, the boat dimensions given by God to Noah is optimal physically.
Noah was told to build an ark, that would contain a couple of all land-living animals, where he could have chosen the young from each type of animal, the cat-kind for instance was the predesessor of all cat-animals that live today in 2 millenia AD: lions, tigers, cats, lynxes, pumas etc. (i.e arising from micro-evolution from a created kind).

The nature and animal life before the Flood

The world before the flood, was completely different, all scientists today agree on the same radio-metric data and fossil-record etc, but the interpretation is different. Creationists believe that all that shows that the world was different before the flood. We find tropical forests in the fossil record at the north and southpole, reflecting that the world before the flood, was a lush moist, high pressure oxygen rich atmosphere, that housed various eco-systems and animal-types and floras. Where humans, mammals, dinosaurs possibly lived and thrived in different eco-systems across the world. One model is that the world before the flood was much more lush and dense in vegetation and nutritious vegetable/fruit types, that produced more oxygen. In addition that there could have been an ice-dome high in the atmosphere that contained all the excess oxygen and water vapour that caused a very high oxygen pressure. There was no need for carnivores before the flood, since the vegetation could sustain all life; it was only after the flood when the world was depleted of vegetable life and nutrition, that humans and certain animals had to became carnivores. However sin had corrupted the world even before the pre-flood world, such that even the animals, such that hunting animals, wars and murders and similar wrong-doings that men do today, was prevalent also in the pre-flood world. It was because all men became so vile in behaviour and had only evil thoughts continually, that God could not tolerate their sin any longer, so he judged the whole world by a flood.

The catastrophic cataclysm, yearlong flood, resulting ice-age and continental drift

Research has been made how the year-long flood and resulting ice-age and seismic activity and continental drift, could so immensely reshape the entire earth surface, see John BaumGardners research-work at https://www.globalflood.org/ ).
The earth must have been at an high-energy state before the flood, when during and after the flood it was released immense amounts of energy that reshaped the world. One model is that there was an ice-dome high in the atmosphere due to the very moist, watery atmosphere, possibly this ice-rich-dome collapsed by very large asteroids, that also crashed into the earth surface to cause the waters of the deep to break open and other seismic activity. The large water-reservoirs beneath the surface could have been released unto the earth. Where the seismic activity and other turmoil inside the earth caused an imbalance to release very much energy that drastically reshaped the whole earths atmosphere, earth surface and interior during the flood and for many years after the flood. The seismic turmoil, and continental plates were smashing into each other forming mountains (where we find marine-animals fossils today) and creating different and new continents.Hence the rainfall from heaven, and the water from below, was likely released in a catastrophic fashion, that destroyed the earth with the earth 1.
Even dinosaurs grew to be very large and lived for very long, their bodies were likely buried and fossiled during the flood, and are now found in the Mezocoic stratas. When Noah replenished the earth, there was a bottleneck of just a male and female of all kinds of land-animals including humans, depleting the genetic repertoire, so that species likely couldn’t grow as much anymore. Moreover the less dense vegetation produced less oxygen, however possibly there was still an high excess of oxygen left after the flood in atmosphere; explaining why the animals still lived slightly longer, and likely grew into larger sizes, explaning much of the prehistoric fossils in the upper stratas of the fossil-record 2. The ice-age after the flood, likely resulted in extinction of many animals types, and also severe nutrition loss for certain populations of humans (“neanderthals” etc).

Genesis 9:1-2 (KJV)
1 And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth. And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they delivered.

Noah and his sons families had still strong genetics, and produced offspring that resulted in a population, that built Babylons tower, and from there was spread over the whole world resulting in the black, european, african, indian, aboriginal, asian and american indians populations.
The world after the flood was still in a state of moving volcanic eruptions and the continental plates were still moving apart, where the different animal-types underwent microevolution and could spread over the whole world. The violent volcanic eruptions, caused ashes to block sunlight and caused an iceage over the whole world, what we today refer to as the last iceage. During this after-flood time, animal types still grew large (their genetics slowly declining), however not as large as before the flood (when nutritious food were available). Just as the human kind, all kinds of animal types from the ark, was exposed to a form of imbreeding, that caused a major decline in genetic quality and fitness of the animals as compared before the flood. That the preflood animals grew larger could have also been due to that the atmosphere still contained alot of oxygen that evaporated into the space centuries after the flood.
The animals sizes declined centuries after the flood, likely due to the weakening of genetics, and the lesser oxygen pressure and also due to the much less nutrition avaiable in the after-flood world. Some types of giant animals that we find today in upper part of fossil-record are due to being buried during the world-wide flood, or sometime after-flood due to banks of water colliding and burying animals after the flood, some of these giant animals are: giant beavers, giant kangaroos, giant sloths, giant bears, giant birds etc etc. The variations of these kinds of animals were due to that all parts of created kinds underwent microevolution or adaptation within the created kinds, i.e. to the very changing environment in the after-flood epoch. Many of these types of animals were likely hunted down by humans for food and went extinct.
Noah lived for 350 years after the flood, also his sons and families, where following generations declined in age. The bible mention that Job lived in this after-flood world, he became about 200 years old. Comparing with Abraham who lived for about 175 years (note that Abraham that his age was much less than his ancestors, see Genesis), the still strong genetics may partly explain why his half-sister Sarah could give birth to Isaac at an age of about 90 years age. At the time of Moses 1400 BC, it was given a commandment to Moses that inbreeding was wrong, since it caused too much genetic damage. However Adam and Eves children could marry and have children since there genetics was very much stronger than for humans 2300 BC, 1400 BC or even today at 2000 AD.
Job describes prophetically that God hides water as with a stone (Job 38:30), it has been inferred by scientists that possibly 2-3 times the amount of water in earths oceans are in the form of a crystal-“stone” akin to ringwoodite 4.

The fossil-record

Humans before the flood was so vile and had so evil thoughts, that God did not want to leave a trace of them in the new world (c.f. Malachi 4:1). Why we do not find giant humans as fossils, is likely due to the superior human intelligence and stronger/agile bodies from 2300-4000 BC (much more stronger/agile than humans from 2300 BC to 2000 AD). When the flood happened they had the intelligence and agility to escape the rising waters for longer than any other animal. In addition many agile water-living predators, likely was feeding on the humans and animals that was escaping the flood. Many of these water-living predators survived the flood, even Job describes Leviathan (Job 41) a water-creature so large and fierce that survived the flood and was present when Job lived in between 2300-1700 BC.
That we find birds in the upper fossil-layers, is because birds can fly much longer, and their bodies can float longer on oceans til buried in the ocean floor as a fossil.
Many dinosaurs had very much smaller brain than humans in size relation, and likely lived in separate eco-zones, explaining their prevalence in fossil-record. Whereas mammals had a larger intelligence and relative brain-size and could also escape the flood for longer than for example dinosaurs. For example the enourmous sauropod had a brain-size of a walnut, these less agile creatures could not escape the flood and we find them in the fossil-record. The Sauropods likely was on the ark, recalling that the size of their eggs, were only about 30 cm when about to hatch. In the book of Job, there is mentioned an animal the behemoth that had a tail like a cedartree, this could have been a Sauropod or a relative of the same kind (Job 40:15-24), however they apparently became extinct some time after the flood.
After the flood when humans had weaker genetics, a maximum lifespan of 200 years and less nutrition to grow, they could though sense if there were going to be a resulting minor flood in certain areas, upon they had a much greater intellectual ability than animals to move away from that area to not be drowned by the minor floods.

The coming judgement of fire

Today most humans do not believe that the world-wide flood happened, that God judged the world with water. Today humans practise many sins that grieves our creator, that humans practised before the flood. Today people blaspheme the Lords holy name. When the Lords holy name, Jesus Christ, is an ark into the paradise, a new heaven and earth. Noahs family left a world in the ark and entered a completely different world after the flood.
It says the return of Jesus Christ will be at a time that were like Noahs days, hence at any day or time now Jesus may return, only the ones who are saved will be safe from the coming fire and judgement. The redeemed saints enters into this new ark of salvation, and steps into a new world a new heaven and earth, a paradise.

Our Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins, he paid our ransom to set us free, he is not willing that anyone should perish but that all should come to repentance, to faith in him (2 Peter 3:9). Anyone reading this call upon the name of the Lord Jesus to forgive your sins and make you clean, it is a free gift you cannot earn, and you will freely enter into the new world the paradise to be with our Lord. There is a coming judgement a fire that will burn the whole earth; it seems that the sun will burn out of fuel, and become a red giant or another phenomenon, that causes the sun to go into darkness and the moon into blood-color.

Acts 2:19-21
19 And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke: 20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and notable day of the Lord come: 21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

The prophet Malachi mentions for the coming judgment that happens any day after 2000 AD, when the coming fire will judge the world, only the ones who are in the ark of faith, the faith in our saviour Jesus Christ, will be safe from the judgement and will enter into the next world that our Messiah has prepared for us. Noone who has done wicked acts are allowed into heaven, and all have sinned, to call on the name of our Lord Jesus is our only hope to be able to enter paradise, a new heaven and earth. No unbelievers are welcome in heaven, since they have not been cleansed through faith in Jesus Christ. The ones who do not call upon the name of the Lord for salvation, those who do not accept the free gift of salvation, will not enter into heaven to be in paradise. The wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God.

Malachi 4:1“For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the Lord of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.”


References:

1. Austin, S.A., Baumgardner, J.R., Humphreys, D.R., Snelling, A.A., Vardiman, L. and Wise, K.P., 1994. Catastrophic plate tectonics: A global Flood model of earth history. In The Proceedings of the International Conference on Creationism (Vol. 3, No. 1, p. 56).

2. Arment, C. 2020. To the Ark, and Back Again? Using the Marsupial Fossil Record to Investigate the Post-Flodd Boundary. Answers Research (Journal 13, p. 1-22).

3. https://www.geneticentropy.org/

4. Pearson, D., Brenker, F., Nestola, F. et al. Hydrous mantle transition zone indicated by ringwoodite included within diamond. Nature 507, 221–224 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature13080

Top image from one of the largest land mammals ever existing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paraceratherium

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