But then I read Paul McGuire’s August 3 piece on the Nephilim and the apocalypse.
But that description makes McGuire sound like he’s a traditional conservative Christian, or even that he knows the Bible in detail. By contrast, he’s actually closer to an ancient astronaut theorist, dressing up his claims in the borrowed raiment of the Bible to appeal to a particular demographic. Consider his description of the Flood:
… the Flood of Noah was a targeted DNA judgment upon human, animal, and other species that was genetic/holographic, digital, and Transhumanist in nature. The Flood of Noah was designed to wipe out the corrupted DNA in both Man and animals who were subjected to interspecies breeding and genetic experimentation by the “B’nai Elohim,” which means the “Sons of God” or the “fallen angels.”
But to get to McGuire’s Biblical problems: He attributes the origins of the Tower of Babel to Nimrod, and he says this can be found in the Bible. But it can’t. The Bible never says Nimrod built the Tower of Babel; it’s a legend found in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic lore, derived from the assumption that Nimrod as the founder of Babel (Genesis 10:9-10) was still in charge when the Tower went up, or the mastermind behind it (Genesis 11:8-9). Such an assumption leads to its inclusion in Flavius Josephus in Antiquities 1.4 and in the Talmud, though as I mentioned it is not strictly speaking Biblical. McGuire betrays his ancient astronaut foundations when he adopts the Ancient Aliens view of the Tower, calling it “an interdimensional portal or Stargate, which allows interdimensional beings to come to Earth.”
McGuire considers the Bible to be divinely inspired, though not in the traditional sense: He claims it was written by interdimensional beings, and that traditional theologians read the Bible in a “simplistic” way that misses its true ancient astronaut message. McGuire says that because the Book of Jude quotes 1 Enoch, it “gives us permission” to read and accept the Enochian account of the Watchers and the “science and technology” they gave to humanity. He neglects to remind readers that the science and technology wasn’t computers and rockets but rather astrology, jewelry, and make-up (1 Enoch 8:1-3). Citing Jesus’ reference to the End Times being like the Days of Noah (Matthew 24:37-39), he claims that the Nephilim will return to ruin the white race … wait, “humanity” … with “interspecies breeding.” In the passage, Jesus was actually speaking of the world being ignorant of the coming judgment, but Nephilim theorists can’t be bothered with details.
I can’t begin to explicate all of McGuire’s paranoid claims about evil Darwinian androids trying to destroy humanity in the name of evolution and the Antichrist, but I will note that he concludes that when Jesus returns, it will be as extradimensional “technology.” You see, McGuire is very concerned that robots are developing artificial intelligence, which is apparently going to be tapping into evil Nephilim forces through Lucifer, who will use a hologram to cause people to worship him by granting false immortality through uploading consciousness to evil robots.
Welcome to the sci-fi apocalypse, where Ancient Aliens, apocalyptic Christianity, and dystopian postmodern science fiction collide!