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ness for the judgment of the great day . So, too, Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities about them, after they IN THE SAME MANNER AS THE FOREGOING ONES had committed fornication excessively and gone out after flesh for unnatural use, are placed before us as a warning example by undergoing the judicial punishment of everlasting fire ." Jude warns us that there are hypocritical religionists like that today who sneak in and try to defile the morals of Christian congregations. -Jude 6-10, NW; Genesis 19 :1-11 . 20 The Christian apostle Peter also testifies that these "sons of God" were spirit creatures who had materialized in flesh for disobedient purposes . After telling that Jesus Christ was made alive from the dead as a spirit, Peter adds : "In this state also he went his way and preached to the spirits in prison [those eternal bonds under dense darkness], which had once been disobedient when the patience of God was waiting in Noah's days, while the ark was being constructed, in which a few people, that is, eight souls, were carried safely through the water."-1 Peter 3 :18-20, NW. 21 Since these "sons of God" were incarnated spirits, that is, spirit persons clothed with flesh, they had superior life forces . The natural outcome was that their offspring by the daughters of men were extraordinary, unusual in size, freaks, unlawful hybrids . They could not reproduce children . In Hebrew they were called Gib21 . Why did their marriage with women produce Nephilim, and for what Grecian and Roman myths was the basis here laid?

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