Question: Hi Dr. Luginbill, I am wondering if there are literal "demon seed" running about on planet earth. I have seen it put out on certain web-sites that "demon seed" are connected to aliens, and was wondering what you think about all that? I am wondering if the 200 million demons mentioned in Revelation might be the alien/nephilim/hybrid seed set loose upon the earth. Thanks much for any input, and of course for all the great info on your site. The more I've looked through your site the more I've enjoyed it. I've always just felt naturally, for example (after learning about the farce of evolution) that 7 years and 7 thousand years were correlated. I wonder if Yeshua will come back around 2033, & therefore the great tribulation might be about 7 years before that? I am glad to see that you are not pre-trib. I know taking away the idea of a rapture is a scary idea for many Christians, but I have confidence in the Lord that He can deliver us from anything, even the horrors of the tribulation. I have done a lot of shopping around at many Churches. I don't want to say anything bad about any of them. Some of them do a lot of good. However, it seems to me they don't get into the deeper truths of Scriptures much. Since you are a Bible scholar and presumably in touch with other Bible scholars, do you know if there is any Church that does get really deeply into Scriptures, that you know of, around this general area? If you know, would you please let me know? I am not adverse to driving some distance to get to whatever teaching may be the best.
Response: Thanks for your e-mail. As to your first question, let me say quite directly that there are no aliens. Our God is the only God, and the Bible is quite clear that this earth has always been the center of His creation. There is no "intelligent extra-terrestrial life", and the only metaphysical entities which exist are also of God's direct creation (i.e., angelic life). There is much behavior on earth that is odd and difficult to explain from a purely materialistic perspective, but I am inclined to believe that this is not an argument for positing the existence of "demon seed" currently at large on planet earth. The fallen angels involved in the production of the Nephilim were imprisoned in the Abyss for their offense (2Pet.2:4; Jude 1:6). As consignment to this place of darkness is a horrifying prospect for creatures of light, I think we can, given scriptural silence on the issue thereafter, assume that most of the other fallen angels have taken warning and have stayed away from such activities since (cf. Lk.8:31). However, it is true that Satan's fathering of antichrist does constitute an exception to that rule (treated in Part 3B of Coming Tribulation). To return to the issue of "aliens", it may well be that part of antichrist's mystique will arise from a general belief that he is at least partially of alien origin, although as the son of Satan there is really nothing extra-terrestrial about him in the sense that this phrase is commonly understood. As to the 200 million demon army, you can find what I written about this in Part 3A of the Coming Tribulation series (link: "The Second Woe").
Yes indeed, I would place the Second Advent in 2033 based upon what may be gleaned from biblical chronology (see The Satanic Rebellion: Part 5: "Specific Chronology of the Seven Days of Human History"). As you suggest, we are on the verge of very hard times indeed, to include the greatest persecution of believers in the history of the world. This "Great Persecution" will be covered in Part 4 of the Coming Tribulation series, but that is some time out at this point. I appreciate your attitude of sheltering under the Lord's protection. This is something we shall all have to develop to a very high degree in anticipation of those tribulations to come. For whether we are protected to the end and live to see our Lord return in this flesh, or whether He chooses to use our lives as a witness to the world through martyrdom, in either case we are His to do with as He pleases, and in either case we shall live with Him forever and never see the second death.
I appreciate your reluctance to denigrate churches where the Bible is little taught. Whatever problems and flaws they may have would certainly not be unique. The reason why I am doing this ministry over the internet instead of in a local church is that there is not really much of a place in the institutionalized, organized "church-visible" anymore for substantive Bible teaching. And there is not any point in placing blame for that, locally, nationally or internationally. I am just so very grateful to God that He has given me an avenue for dedicated scripture study and for sharing it with interested Christians such as yourself. I have a few friends around the country who are ministering the Word in what I would consider a godly and productive way, but none of them is anywhere close to where you live. That doesn't mean that there isn't something there I could/would recommend, just that I don't know of anything. I'm sorry not to be able to give you a better answer.
Thanks again for you e-mails and your patience. I want to commend you for your dedication to personal Bible study and encourage you to keep up the good work for Jesus Christ.
Please also have a look at these links:
The Nephilim: Satan's Attack on the Human Race
Doubts about the Nephilim in Genesis 6
Antichrist and the Nephilim
The Origin and Fate of the "Giants" of Genesis Chapter Six.
In Him who is the only way, the only truth, and the only life, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.