The following is originally published by Herescope and is republished here with permission:
Nephilim Eschatology, Part 2:
A Crash Course in the Emerging Endtime Prophecy Heresy
By Gaylene Goodroad*
Those fallen angels who descended to Mount Hermon introduced the “seed of the serpent” into the human race. Evidently, after the Flood, they consorted with members of the tribe of Dan, mixing the “seed of the serpent”into the human genome once again.
~J.R Church with Gary Stearman [bold added]
In the first book of the Bible we find an intriguing clue to the possible lineage of the coming Antichrist…. In Genesis 3:14-15 we read the response of God as he, so to speak, takes Satan to the woodshed…. This is one of the most pivotal portions of scripture in the entire Bible. It sets up the battle between the seed of the woman… and the seed of Satan…. The Hebrew word translated seed is the word zera, meaning “offspring, descendants, posterity, and children.” Satan is going to have [biological] seed! Who is the seed of Satan, and what is his future destiny?
~Chuck Missler and Mark Eastman  [bold added]
After the falling away Paul states that “the man of sin… the son of perdition” will be revealed. This is a fascinating insight that may relate to the very parentage of the Antichrist himself. The word translated “son” is the Greek word huios, which is used in a general sense to mean “a male offspring“…. The composite we can draw from these verses [2 Thess. 2:3-4] is disturbing indeed. We have examined in detail the intrigues of Genesis 6, where the fallen angels consorted with the “daughters of men” and produced supernatural offspring…. If the fallen angel interpretation is indeed a valid description of the state of affairs in Genesis 6, then it is likely that Satan, as a fallen angel himself, must also have the ability to cohabit with a human female. By definition any offspring produced by such an ungodly union would be the seed and the son of perdition!…If the Antichrist does arise from such a union, then from a Biblical perspective, he would be a Nephilim (“fallen one”). While this notion may seem radical, it turns out that there is additional Biblical evidence that the Nephilim will play a major role in the end-times scenario…
~Chuck Missler and Mark Eastman  [bold/underscore/italics added]
Part one of this article series on “Nephilim Eschatology” drew an outline of these popular false teachings arising in the evangelical world. These teachings speculate that there will be a return of the lecherous “Watchers” (space aliens, extraterrestrials) of the apocryphal Book of Enoch to planet earth to copulate with female earthlings in an all-out demonic effort to thoroughly contaminate the human gene pool (DNA)—resulting in the eternal damnation for all demon/human hybrids: i.e., the Nephilim.
Those who teach and promote these salacious sci-fi scenarios have contorted the Scriptural text — most especially the foundational Genesis record—into a myth focused upon the X-rated bestial behavior of dark ghastly entities returning through unseen portals in the heavenlies.
They are also revivifying and re-engineering the old horrific Serpent Seed heresies. What follows is an in-depth research report on the disturbing rise of a new hybrid Serpent Seed false doctrine, its history, its associations, and its far-reaching implications.
BACK TO GENESIS: LAYING A FALSE FOUNDATION
Part One noted that the biblical foundation laid by God in Genesis 6 has been shifted from man’s personal sin to a focus on invading gods and demonic DNA, and where Christ’s prophecy concerning “the days of Noah” is altered to fit the Nephilim scenario. Additionally, in the emerging Nephilim Eschatology the Genesis 3:15 account is also abused, and reinterpreted along the lines of “Serpent Seed” adherents to fit this false end-time message. Tom Horn, the biggest purveyor of the Nephilim Eschatology scenarios, has explained how Genesis 6 and Genesis 3:15 are mixed together to create the new hybrid Serpent Seed doctrine:
Daniel’s verse [Dan. 2:43] troubled [Chuck] Missler and [Mark] Eastman because it seemed to indicate that the same phenomenon that occurred in Genesis chapter 6—where non-human species or “non-seed” mingled with human seed and produced Nephilim—would happen again in the end times. When this verse from Daniel is coupled with Genesis 3:15, which says, “And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed [zera, meaning “offspring,” “descendents,” or “children”] and her seed,” an incredible tenet emerges—that Satan has seed, and that it is at enmity with Christ. [bold added; brackets in original]
The “Satanic seed” mentioned above is taught to be a literal, physical, and biological “Serpent Seed”—one that is genetically passed on to successive descendents by the devil and his supposed actual physical offspring. This is completely at odds with the context and actual teaching of the Genesis 3:15 passage and is a deviant view.In subsequent writings, Tom Horn continues this theme by postulating that the coming Antichrist will be an actual biological descendent of Satan. This forms the basis of the newly emerging Nephilim Eschatology heresy:
Given the abundant and universal prophecies that the “end times” will witness what we have been calling a ‘reopening of the gates of heaven’ and the descending of a ‘savior,’ it’s important to note that from the Middle Ages forward, many church leaders have believed that the Antichrist would ultimately represent the return of the Nephilim—the union of a demon and a human….Phobos clarifies this for Joe in our novel, The Ahriman Gate:
Joe raised the special container with a heavy sigh. “So, if Apollyon is somehow embodied in Apol, we could actually be carrying the embryo of the Antichristhere?”That’s correct. According to the Bible, the Antichrist will be ‘the son of perdition,’ the male progeny of the Greek apoleia, or Apollyon. The implication couldn’t be clearer—the Man of Sin will be the physical offspring of the destroyer demon, a transgenic of the highest order.” [AG, pp. 326-327]….Yet any day now, he told himself, he [Apol/Apollyon] would triumph. His son, the son of perdition, would inevitably be conceived. It had to. The Enigma was about to open, and the Master would step through it. He would expect a body, a host for his transmigration; the biblical seed of Satan depended on it. [AG, pp. 157-158]
The above excerpt appeared in an online advertisement for Tom Horn’s 2007 book, Nephilim Stargates: the Year 2012 and the Return of the Watchers. It is important to observe the mechanics of this quote. Horn’s has included his fictional narrative, The Ahriman Gate as if it were a credible source, blending it into his revived “Serpent Seed” teaching. Notice how Horn concludes this narrative from his fictional book (The Ahriman Gate)—writing in his nonfictional book (Nephilim Stargates)—as he speculates on the return of this Nephilim race:
If the Antichrist is in fact at length the physical offspring of a demon, not only will he be the exact opposite of Jesus (son of God) but the forerunner of the return of the Nephilim. This fact could be contemporary given that Jesus said the end times would be as the days of Noah….
This strange mixing of fiction and nonfiction is becoming a familiar trend in evangelical authors. It appears to be a highly effective and emotive method of promoting themes that are opposed to the Word of God. Fiction characteristically engages the reader by its imagery and fantasy that provoke feelings and emotions. Researcher Christine Pack picked up on this trend in her recent review of The Harbinger:
Much like William P. Young’s troublesome book The Shack, The Harbinger also has a fictional character who is teaching things that are contrary to Scripture, but which the author wants to claim as truth. Of course, when pressed on the biblical problems with the teachings, both Young and [Jonathan] Cahn have resorted to saying, But it’s only a fictional character! The problem with this is that Young and Cahn both personally believe what they have written, and are seeking to teach a wide audience of readers what they believe to be true, while hiding behind the label “Fiction.”
The same could be said of Tom Horn, who relies heavily upon mythological fables for his fantastic theologies. Horn and his many cohorts, such as Chuck Missler (see quotations at the top of this article), are all promoting a new variation on the Serpent Seed heresy, but this time around with a definite eschatological bent. Chuck Missler and Gary Eastman have described their view of this demonic-human sexual encounter in their book Alien Encounters:
The notion that the Antichrist would be born by the union of an incubus and a human female dates back at least several hundreds of years to the Middle Ages…. The notion that fallen angels can consort with a human female and produce viable offspring is quite startling and indeed foreign to most of us in the 20th century…. If Satan and his minions were capable of this in the days of Noah, there is every reason to believe that they still are…. Suffice it to say that if angels can appear physically; take men by the hand; fight with men; and form eyes, ears, skin, etc., then the manifestation of reproductive organs is also within their capabilities. (pp. 279-280) [bold added]
DID SATAN SPAWN “A REPTILIAN RACE”?
Heavily laced with extra-biblical revelation, freemasonry, and pagan mythology, Tom Horn’s teachings expand and further embellish this newly engineered “Serpent Seed” teaching. In the following excerpt Horn launches into far-fetched vistas in his surmisings about hybrid, mythological, godlike creatures re-appearing in the end times:
…Yet upon reading Virgil’s text, the divine son that comes of the Sibyl’s prophecy [pagan oracle] is a savior unknown to Biblical theology. “He” is to be spawned of “a new breed of men sent down from heaven” who receive “the life of gods, and see Heroes with gods commingling.” According to the Sibyl’s prediction, this “messiah” would be the son of Jupiter and come when the Roman god Saturn returned to reign over the earth in a new golden age (the Novus Ordo Seclorum), when Apollo rises again through mystical “life” power given to him from the gods.…According to the Sibyl, the New Order of the Ages occurs when a special “son” is born on earth, a new messiah who comes of “a new breed of men sent down from heaven” when “heroes” and “gods” are blended together. This sounds eerily similar to what the Watchers did during the creation of Nephilim, to what scientists are doing this century through the creation of transgenic human-animal chimeras, and to what the Bible actually describes as the Antichrist being the “son” of perdition” (2 Th 2:3, Apoleia, from which we make Apollyon, the demon destroyer). Note the similarity of the names Apollo and Apollyon.
…He will represent the embodiment of a very old super-intellegent [sic] spirit. As Jesus Christ was the “seed of the woman” (Gen. 3:15), he will be the “seed of the serpent.” Though his arrival in the form of a man was foretold by numerous Scriptures, the broad masses will not recognize him for what he is: paganism’s ultimate incarnation—the “beast” of Revelation 13:1. [bold added]
Quoting the late J.R. Church, former co-host of the syndicated Christian television program Prophecy in the News with Gary Stearman, Horn promotes the idea of a “reptilian race”—literal descendent offspring of the “Serpent Seed”—in his book Apollyon Rising 2012:
J.R. Church makes an interesting point that since this activity [demons mating with humans] was satanic in nature, it refers to the “seed of the serpent” that was at enmity with Christ. “The concept of a reptilian race continues throughout the Bible as a metaphoric symbol of the devil,” he wrote in his Prophecy in the News magazine, February 2009. “Later Scriptures add the term ‘dragon,’ with the implication that these other-worldly creatures were designed with the DNA code of a reptilian race.” Church went on to state how some of these satanic creatures were depicted as “bat-like gargoyles, or winged dragons” in ancient art, and that we should not be surprised that “a humanoid-type reptilian race could cohabit with human women and produce a race of giants.” [bold added]
It must be pointed out that nowhere in Scripture can one find any reference to a reptilian race of satanic-human deviants. This is utterly wild conjecture. How rational evangelicals can give any credence to these preposterous suppositions remains to be explained.
PROMOTING AND PROPAGATING “SERPENT SEED” HERESY
Both Horn and Stearman promote other popular authors peddling the same heresy. Douglas Hamp, author of Corrupting the Image: Angels, Aliens, and the Antichrist Revealed, is a case in point. Hamp’s book has been heavily promoted on the Internet. Note Hamp’s nonfictional book description—as this book is listed in many online ministry bookstores—including Horn’s and Stearman’s:
Something ominous is coming upon the world: it is Satan’s final effort in the battle to destroy the image that man was created in, which has been raging since the beginning of time. If Satan can destroy the image, then he can avert his own destruction. The prophecy of Genesis 3:15 states the serpent will one day mix his seed with humanity as a counterfeit of the Messiah. Jesus told us that the last days will be like the days of Noah when fallen angels mixed their seed with humanity. In the Book of Daniel we read that “they” will again mingle with the seed of men. How so? Satan will use man’s desire to be his own god to deceive him into believing the ultimate lie – that his fallen messengers are both the creators and saviors of man. He will not do this openly but will deceive mankind through demons which are masquerading as ”aliens” who are spreading the message that the inhabitants of the earth can evolve to be like them and obtain transcendent powers. Finally, the seed of the Serpent will come; he will be a man who will be greater than his fellows, who will understand sinister schemes and shall rise up and become the Antichrist. That day of fulfillment is nearly upon us! [bold added]
The titles of his book evidence the same fascination with “Serpent Seed” themes:
This book may be the most detailed and interesting book ever written on the subject of the Nephilim and the seed of the serpent.
Table of Contents
Introduction: The Genesis Prophecy & the Two Seeds
Chapter One- The Master Image Chapter Two- Adam’s Biophoton’s and Future Bodies of Light
Chapter Three- The Genetics of the Incarnations
Chapter Four- Reborn with the Seed of the Messiah
Chapter Five- The Sons of God in the Days of Noah
Chapter Six- The Nature of the Spiritual Dimension
Chapter Seven- The Sons of God According to Ancient Sources
Chapter Eight- The Sons of Seth & Daughters Of CainTheory
Chapter Nine- Who Were the Nephilim?
Chapter Ten- Modern Discoveries of Giants
Chapter Eleven- Mingling with the Seedof Men
Chapter Twelve- The Demonic Deception
Chapter Thirteen- Witnessing the Return of the Fallen Angels
Chapter Fourteen- The Countereit Rapture
Chapter Fifteen- The Coming Nephilim
Chapter Sixteen- Man Becoming His Own God
Chapter Seventeen- The Genetics of Satan’s Seed [bold added]
Hamp is a mainstream evangelical. Here is Hamp’s bio as it appears with his book description:
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Douglas Hamp, author of Discovering the Language of Jesus, The First Six Days and Corrupting the Image earned his MA in the Hebrew Bible and the Ancient Near East from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. During his three years in Israel, he studied both modern and biblical Hebrew, biblical Aramaic, Koine Greek and other ancient languages as well as ancient texts and the archeology of the Bible. He has served as an assistant pastor at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, where he teaches at the School of Ministry, Spanish School of Ministry and Calvary Chapel Bible College Graduate School. Douglas has given numerous lectures on biblical languages, creationism and the end times in the United States and internationally. Douglas has been endorsed by Dr. Kenton Beshore, President of World Bible Society, Dr. John Morris, President Institute for Creation Research, Ken Ham, Founder and President Answers in Genesis and the Creation Museum, Joseph Farah, Chief Executive Officer WorldNetDaily.com Inc., Carl Westerlund Th.M, Director Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa School of Ministry and Graduate School, Dr. Stan Sholar, Retired Aerospace Scientist, Dr. Bill Spear Director Mountain Ministries, Dillon, Colorado Pastor Chuck Smith and Albert Cerussi, Congregational Coleader of Ben David Messianic Congregation. Douglas is a committed follower of Jesus. He lives with his wife and three children in Southern California.
As a former assistant pastor of a large evangelical congregation, with the backing of many well-known Christian leaders, Hamp is not easily dismissed in regard to these false teachings. Many will heed, follow, or promote what he teaches based on such credentials and glowing endorsements. This means that these “Serpent Seed” false teachings are rapidly being diffused across a vast spectrum of churches. The implications are staggering. These “Serpent Seed” teachings are reaching people in the pews, most of whom have no idea about its sordid history and offensive ideology, and many who are only minimally acquainted with how to read their Bible. As David James has recently stated, “The heart of a biblical hermeneutic is the commitment to understanding the literary context of a passage.” But many people have already been influenced by the new coded Bible methods, and have already accepted the integration of occult, pagan and extra-biblical source materials into various end-time scenarios.
Hamp was a featured speaker at the Branson Summit 2012: the Final Prophecies Are Here conference held July 13-15 with Horn, Stearman, Chuck Missler, Joseph Farah, Jonathan Cahn, L.A. Marzulli, Bill Federer, and Noah Hutchings, et al. And L.A. Marzulli, profiled in Part One of this article series, addressed the topic: “The Final End Game—Seed of the Serpent.”
DID SATAN BEGAT CAIN?
Tinkering with the biblical text in this manner to extract such prurient doctrine is not new. What makes the newer strains of this false teaching even more invasive than the original, besides its seductive and lascivious eschatology, is the easy availability and rapid accessibility to infect multitudes of souls on the interconnected cyber super-highway.Here is an article excerpt from another Christian writer entitled, “The Serpent Seed – Part 1.” While questioning the veracity of the other troublesome elements inherent in the “Serpent Seed” false teaching, the author favorably links to the websites of both Steve Quayle (quoted in Part One of this article) and Tom Horn. (In a separate posting, he favorably reviews Douglas Hamp’s book cited above, Corrupting the Image: Angels, Aliens, and the Antichrist Revealed.) Note how often this author refers to “speculation”:
…I think that all the inhabitants of the ark were of unadulterated DNA and that the seed of Cain, if there ever was such a thing, disappeared with the flood. However I know of one expositor (whom I highly respect) who speculates that Japheth had nephilim tainted DNA although I do not know how that is possible as I described above. It could be that Noah had another wife at some point and that Shem and Japheth do not share the same mother. However, considering that God’s purpose of the flood was to rid the world of human/nephilim DNA then I cannot see how God would allow a nephilim hybrid onto the ark. There is speculation that the serpent (Satan?) who tempted Eve, actual [sic] seduced her and was the father of Cain… for now, let’s assume that this scenario is true. That would make Cain the serpent’s seed as would all the hybrids, nephilim, and chimeras as described in Genesis chapter 6 and elsewhere, just in a different manner or by different entities. The serpent’s seed would be a being that is either the offspring of the watchers or has had their DNA altered like maybe with an anal probe on board a flying saucer. [bold, color, underscore added]
Did Satan copulate with Eve producing Cain—the physical, literal, genetic offspring of Satan, the Serpent? Of course not! This is rank heresy! This heresy is responsible for much horrible racism! The author failed to definitively and unapologetically point out this obvious false teaching, but instead gives deference to his favored authors. He then propagates these deceptions by following a familiar descent into the now familiar UFO lunacy which is also derived from Nephilim Eschatology.
The author of this article does allude to the fact that there is little difference between Satan’s “seed” producing Cain and the Watcher’s “seed” producing Nephilim. In both cases they are referred to as “Serpent Seed”! And herein lies the problem. It illustrates the evolution of an entirely new variation of the old “Serpent Seed” heresy. This pernicious doctrine has terrible roots, and the potential to produce terrifying fruits.
Just as those who blame the Flood on the mythical Nephilim, overlooking mankind’s sin (thereby diminishing the Gospel message), purveyors of the “Serpent Seed” heresy bypass the first reference to the Gospel in the Bible (Genesis 3:15)—to propagate their wicked tales and X-rated suppositions. Where will this false teaching take the church? We can look to its origins for a clue.
WILLIAM BRANHAM: FATHER OF THE SERPENT SEED HERESY
Chronicling the “Rise of Charismatic Dominionism,” Herescope posted an article last summer tracing the “Serpent Seed” heresy, and other currently popular deceptions, back to the Latter Rain movement of the 1940s, specifically to a false teacher named William Branham. This is significant because Branham’s aberrant beliefs have formed the foundation of the doctrines of the New Apostolic Reformation movement:
Al Dager, in his key book VENGEANCE IS OURS: THE CHURCH IN DOMINION (1990) chronicled the early history of the various Dominionist streams. He examined the phenomenon of “Charismatic Dominionism” which began in the Latter Rain movement during the 1940s. (Dager, p. 49) Key leaders included Franklin Hall, who taught that “fasting” could be “a means of bringing about revival and the ‘restoration’ of the Church” in the endtime days. Hall, who went off the deep end into UFO-ologyand demon gods, astrology and mythology, taught that men could become “immortal while in their present flesh-and-blood bodies.” (Dager, p. 51, 53)William Branham, a pentecostal preacher who heard “the Voice” and went into trances, (Dager, p. 57) was influenced by Hall’s strange teachings. Branham came up with a doctrine that the Church was going through evolutionary “progressive stages of sanctification,” based on his synthesis of “the Zodiak, [sic] the Egyptian pyramids, and the written Scriptures.”(Dager, p. 55) Branham concocted an extremely controversial “Serpent Seed” teaching, which is “based on a twisted interpretation of Genesis 3:13” that Eve was sexually seduced by the serpent and produced a genetically mutant offspring. (Dager, p. 56) [bold added]
In a 1986 issue of his Media Spotlight newsletter Dager provides further background to Branham’s “Serpent Seed” false teaching. Note the similarities to the modern variation proffered by Tom Horn and his associates:
The Serpent’s SeedIn spite of his apparent humility and consecration, Branham had great difficulty controlling a strident, hateful attitude toward women. In his own poor English, transcribed from a sermon, Branham stated, “But I remember when my father’s still up there running, I had to be out there with water and stuff, see young ladies that wasn’t over seventeen, eighteen years, up there with a man my age now, drunk. And they’d have to sober them up and give them black coffee, to get them home to cook their husband’s supper. Oh, something like that, I said, ‘I… This was my remarked [sic] then, THEY’RE NOT WORTH A GOOD CLEAN BULLET TO KILL THEM WITH IT.’ That’s right. And I hated women. That’s right. And I just have to watch every move now, to keep from still thinking the same thing.”25
This attitude toward women may have played a part in the development of Branham’s bizarre “Serpent Seed” teaching. This was based on a twisted interpretation of Genesis 3:13, where Eve is recorded as saying, “The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.” The word “beguiled” Branham defined as “seduced sexually.” He claimed that Satan and Eve engaged in an adulterous affair out of which Cain was born. Since that time evil has passed from generation to generation through women, who keep the seed of the serpent alive.26 He seemed to think that women are responsible for the evil in the world because of their enticements.
The “Serpent’s Seed” teaching obviously indicated that Branham didn’t take the Scriptures literally, where we read, “And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived and bare Cain…” (Genesis 4:1). [bold added]
Here is Branham’s “Serpent Seed” offensive, bizarre and extremely heretical teaching in his own words:
THE TREE IN THE GARDEN HAS TO BE JESUS. All right. If the Tree Of Life is a person, then the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil is a personALSO. It can’t be otherwise. Thus the Righteous One and the Wicked One stood side by side there in the midst of the Garden of Eden. Ezekiel 28:13a “Thou (Satan) hast been in Eden, the garden of God.”Here is where we receive the true revelation of the `Serpent’s seed.’ Here is what really happened in the Garden of Eden. The Word says that Eve was beguiled by the serpent. She was actually seduced by the serpent. It says in Genesis 3:1, “Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made.” This beast was so close to a human being (and yet was pure animal) that he could reason and talk. He was an upright creature and was somewhat in between a chimpanzee and a man, but closer to a man. He was so close to being human that his seed could, and did mingle with that of the woman and cause her to conceive. When this happened, God cursed the serpent. He changed every bone in the serpent’s body so that he had to crawl like a snake.
Notice what God said to them in the garden. Genesis 3:15, “And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her Seed, It shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise His heel.” If we give credit to the Word that the woman did have a Seed, then the serpent must have surely had a seed also. If the Seed of the woman was a man-child apart from the man, then the seed of the serpent will have to be in the same pattern, and that is another male must be born apart from human male instrumentality….
As the Seed of the woman was literally God reproducing Himself in human flesh, so the seed of the serpent is the literal way that Satan found he was able to open the door to himself into the human race. It was impossible for Satan (for he is only a CREATED spirit-being) to reproduce himself in the manner which God reproduced Himself, so the Genesis account tells how he produced his seed and introduced or injected himself into the human race. Also recall that Satan is called the `serpent.’ It is his seed or injection into the human race we are speaking of.
Before Adam ever had carnal knowledge of Eve, the serpent had that knowledge ahead of him. And that one born of it was Cain. Cain was of (born of, begotten of) that “Wicked One”. I John 3:12. The Holy Spirit in John could not in one place call Adam the “Wicked One” (for that is what he would be if he fathered Cain) and in another place call Adam the “Son of God” which he was by creation. Luke 3:38. Cain turned out in character like his father, a bringer of death, a murderer. [bold added]
According the Branham, the “sin” in the Garden that led to the fall of mankind was not Adam’s and Eve’s disobedience in eating the forbidden fruit from the forbidden tree—but a sexual act between Satan and Eve leading to the birth of Cain! In order to perpetrate this false teaching, Branham had to twist the text in other places too, like personifying the two trees. If “eating the fruit” meant “sexual relations” then the trees would have to be persons instead of real trees.
Branham’s false “Serpent Seed” doctrine—destroys the foundation of the Gospel of salvation. Branham’s heresies from the 1940s are alive and well today within the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) and IHOP movements. Shockingly, Branham’s beliefs are now rapidly gaining ground among conservative camps of evangelicals via the Nephilim Eschatology heresy. Heresy begets more heresy. Coupled with the Nephilim Eschatology fabrications, and the additional Genesis 6 distortions, Branham’s aberrant teachings are continuing to morph into even more frightening heresies posing as biblical truth.
‘SERPENT SEED’ TEACHINGS: BRITISH ISRAELISM and IDENTITY
One online author has referred to Branham’s “Serpent Seed” heresy as “interspecies and interplanar adultery,” which highlights the sordid core of this damnable heresy. In a separate writing, while examining the racist and anti-Semitic roots of Dominionism, this same writer links this false teaching to the nasty twin offshoots known as British Israelism and Christian Identity. (He is quoting from an article about the late charismatic evangelist who founded her own temple, Aimee Semple McPherson):
“…British-Israelismis a religious doctrine first elaborated in 19th century England as a justification for British colonialism. It claimed that the English Anglo-Saxons were one of the so-called “ten lost tribes of Israel,” and that the British monarch was the direct descendant of “the throne of King David.” In short, the British were “God’s Chosen People.” The British-Israel movement spread to Canada and the US at the turn of the century….”British Israelism spawned the Christian Identity movement, which was incorporated in Los Angeles in 1948. Spawned from it are the Posse Comitatus, Aryan Nations, The Christian Patriot branch, The Committee of the States, the Unorganized Militia and other white supremacy swill.
Along with Charles Parham, William Branham, reportedly also KKK, taught the “two seed” theory.
· “Now remember, Satan’s son was Cain…”
· “Now remember that Eve got pregnant by Satan, and in the same day….” 70.
“…The essence of the “two seed” theory is that there are two races on earth: one godly and one satanic.”
“According to the racist and anti-Semitic “two seed” theory, the white “Adamic” peoples descended from the union of Adam and Eve. But there was also another race beginning with Cain whose father was not Adam, but Satan — who mated with Eve in the guise of a serpent. The descendants of Cain became known as the Jews. The Adamic peoples became the Aryans or Anglo-Saxons. The Pre-Adamic (non-white) races were not human at all, but descendants of the “beasts of the fields” described in Genesis, without souls and no more than cattle in the eyes of their Aryan betters. All three races could interbreed, but the non-Adamic blood acted like a poison to exterminate the Aryan race. In the eyes of white supremacists, race-mixing became a Satanic plot to exterminate God’s chosen people, the white race.” [bold, underscore added]
The above description shows just how ugly this Serpent Seed teaching is. The history of British Israelism and Identity movements are tied into the roots of the Latter Rain movement. See CHART. Compare this hateful and ungodly teaching of a beastly race “without souls” (quoted above) to the updated concept currently being promoted by Tom Horn in a 2009 NewsWithViews article:
…an alternative or additional reason for why the Watchers may have blended living organisms exists…. To harmonize the ancient records, I came to believe that the overriding motive for whatever the Watchers were doing with the DNA of various species had to be understood within the context of their foremost goal, which was to leave their plane of existence and to enter ours (Jude 6; 2 Pet 2:4). My challenge then became to answer the question of how blending various species would satisfy this goal or provide the Watchers with a method of departure from ‘high heaven’ and incarnation into man’s ‘habitation.’ While I will not take time here to explain every detail (a 5-hour CD set called “As It Was In The Days Of Noah: The Return Of The Nephilim” that covers this and related material is available from SurvivorMall.com), I eventually hypothesized that the Watchers had to blend species in the way they did in order to create a soul-less or spirit-less body into which they could extend themselves. The rationale is that every creature as it existed originally had its beginning in God, who ordered each creature to reproduce “after its own kind.” The phrase, “after its own kind” verifies what kind of spirit can enter into an intelligent being at conception. When the sperm of a dog meets ovum of a dog and life of a dog is formed, at the first spark of life the spirit or personality of a dog enters that embryo and it grows to become a dog in spirit and form. The spirit of a man does not enter it, in the same way that a man is not born with the spirit of a horse or cow. This creature/spirit integrity is part of the Divine Order and would have kept the Watchers, who wanted to incarnate within the human realm (not just ‘possess’ creatures), from displacing the spirits of humans or animals and replacing them with their own. How did they overcome this problem? Like scientists are doing today, it appears based on the ancient records that they blended existing DNA of several living creatures and made something that neither the spirit of man or beast would enter at conception, for it was neither man nor beast. [bold, underscore added]
What are the frightening implications of these incredibly unbiblical teachings given the self-righteous religionist’s penchant to root out “undesirables” from the camp? From the earth? Could we witness a resurgence of dreadful and despicable deeds committed against human beings in ages past—in the name of God (Jn. 16:2)? The questions could go on and on…. Keep in mind that New Apostolic Reformation teaches there is a New Breed of Elect Seed that will rule the earth, and it calls for a planetary purging of those elements (“seed”) that are deemed undesirable.
Herescope has already documented the ungodly heritage of related “Serpent Seed” heresies as they tie into Dominionism:
The common thread that held all of these groups together is that these “men are seeking to establish the Kingdom of God on earth before Jesus returns” and that “the Church must be united in a dominion mindset.”(Dager, p. 65) The most controversial teachings in this lineage of heresies are various forms of British-Israelism, Identity, and white Aryan supremacy — teachings which subtly and occasionally reappear throughout Latter Rain teachings about their “destiny to rule the earth.” (Dager, pp. 66-68)
Elsewhere, Al Dager has warned about these “most controversial teachings” coming out the “Serpent Seed” heresy and Dominionism (Kingdom Now):
Of a certainty, some branches of the Kingdom Now Movement are more militant in their stance, and/or more zealous in the propagation of their particular brand of Dominion Theology. As we outline the more prominent of these movements we’ll see how they work together, often without conscious collaboration, to establish the dominion mindset within the Church. Some have even attained cult status among many Christians. Whether one ascribes to the radical element or the passive, or rests somewhere between the two, is not as important as the overall threat to the Church that these movements present through their aberrant teachings. [bold added]
Al Dager outlines the overtly racist and anti-Semitic doctrines of the Christian Identity movement (closely related to British-Israelism). Note that “Israel-America” is an offshoot of British-Israelism, which possibly explains the current fascination with codes and prophecies that conjecture America’s role in endtime eschatology. This “Israel-America” belief closely parallels the teachings of Nephilim Eschatology, and patriotic Americans such as Joseph Farah and Jonathan Cahn have already been appearing with Tom Horn and Chuck Missler in public forums. It is inexplicable that these evangelical leaders would be associating with those whose teachings are so closely allied to racism and anti-Semitism!
Make no mistake about it—the common denominator in doctrine in these movements is the “Serpent Seed” heresy. As Al Dager explained:
Identity The Identity Movement teaches that the Anglo-Saxon race and their kin (Scandinavians, Irish, Welsh, Scottish, etc.) are the “lost tribes” of Israel, who are destined as God’s chosen people to rule the world. The full name of Identity is “Anglo-Israel-Identity Movement.”75
It is believed that, as God’s chosen people whose king (or queen) sits on the throne of David (the British throne), and whose lineage can be traced back through the Jewish patriarchs to Adam, the Anglo-Saxon race has special favor with God.76
“Israel-America” (comprised of Anglo and related descendants in the United States)77 has a special anointing.
The nation of Israel that exists today in the Middle East is considered a pretender to the name of Israel, being allegedly comprised of certain Asian peoples known as “Kazars.” Thus any biblical references to God’s prophesied dealings with Israel in the last days are believed to have been fulfilled. Daniel’s seventieth week has come and gone, as has anti-Christ, and now we must look forward to the establishment of Yahweh’s Kingdom on earth. This is to be administered through the Anglo-Saxon Christians who have come to recognize their unique destiny.
Though Identity is overtly anti-Semitic, its proponents claim that those who are against them are the true anti-Semites….
Identity’s hatred is not limited to Jews, however. Blacks and other non-whites are looked upon as inferior beings who may be allowed to enjoy the benefits of the kingdom as long as they remain subject to their Anglo-Saxon superiors. They cannot hold positions of significant authority, however, because the promises to Israel belong only to the “true” Israelites: the Anglo-Saxon believers….
In view of Identity’s racial policy, it isn’t surprising that radical racist groups such as the neo-Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan have joined.79 For all their error and their attacks against non-whites, these groups are zealously moralistic (by their convoluted standards). Although Identity’s members consider themselves Christians their ideology is more akin to salvation by race than salvation by grace. They welcome Aryan pagans into fellowship while mounting hate campaigns against Christian Jews, blacks, and other non-whites.
This isn’t to say that all Identity People are overtly racist, but their philosophy reflects a dangerous mindset that threatens to exacerbate an already tense situation between races. Their para-militarism and rebellion against constituted authority combine to create a volatile situation that could someday erupt into full scale racial warfare. [bold added]
Dager continues to trace the progressive spread of Identity and British-Israelism into the church and highlights inherent unbiblical tenets within the movements, concluding with a final paragraph that explains the biblical truth:
Even older than the Latter Rain Movement, Identity found fertile ground to propagate its own brand of Kingdom Theology among the neo-Pentecostals of the mid-twentieth century. Seeing the opportunity to cloak itself with the respectability of the Church, Identity has aligned with neo-Pentecostalism, and today presents the Anglo-Israel-Identity Movement as “just as much a result of the work of the Holy Spirit as the Charismatic renewal.”80
Not all who believe in British-Israelism are part of Identity. But on the basis of little more than conjecture and hearsay, British-Israelism has found credibility in the eyes of many otherwise sensible Christians.
Yet even if true, the very nature of British-Israelism and the strife it engenders is contrary to the warning of Scripture that we not be concerned with endless genealogies (I Timothy 1:4; Titus 3:9).
True Israel consists of all who have come to God by faith in Jesus Christ, whether Jew or Gentile (Romans 2:28-29). To God no one has any standing except by His grace. In Christ there is neither Jew nor Greek, rich nor poor, bond nor free, male nor female, but we are all one in Him (Galatians 3:26-29). As Jesus said, God is able to turn stones into children of Abraham (Matthew 4:9), so who is anyone to boast of his ancestry, especially an ancestry built on little more than fanciful conjecture? [bold added]
Dager then profiles one of the most aggressive forms of Dominionism derived from the Latter Rain (and tied to the “Serpent Seed” heresy)— the Manifest(ed) Sons of God, which has some direct lineage to the current New Apostolic Reformation (NAR):
Manifested Sons Of God One of the most militant movements attempting to establish the Kingdom of God on earth is the Manifested Sons of God. This aberration came out of the Latter Rain Movement under the “apostleship” of John Robert Stevens, a William Branham disciple whose church in Redondo Beach, California, operated for a number of years as the headquarters for the movement.
The Manifested Sons of God teachings are perhaps the most definitive among Kingdom Now doctrines. They have all the elements of classical dominion theory: immortalization, restoration of the offices of apostles and prophets, absolute authoritarianism, attainment of godhood….
…Central to Manifested Sons of God doctrine is the idea that sonship comes through higher revelation. The Christian life is fragmented into stages of maturity: the first step is that of servant of God; the next step is to become a friend of God; following this is to become a son of God and, ultimately, gods ourselves. Yet the Scriptures demonstrate that we are already all three: servants (Galatians 3:10), friends (John 15:14-15), and sons (I John 3:1).
…As a doctrine crucial to the Manifested Sons of God, perfection (success in living sinlessly) will result in incorruptibility. This will qualify those who “overcome” as worthy to rule in the Kingdom of God.
Whether Jesus will return at the beginning, during, or after the Millennium is open to conjecture. Some who have been touched by the Manifested Sons of God influence even believe He will not return physically, but rather that Christ and the Church are becoming one in nature and essence, and that the Church, as the incarnation of God, will manifest Christ on earth.
…The teachings of most Kingdom Now groups can be traced to the Manifested Sons of God. And not only do they come from the Manifested Sons of God, they must ultimately return to the “pure” Manifested Sons of God doctrine: man need not die; by taking hold of secret knowledge he can become like God…. [bold, color, underscore added]
This Manifested Sons of God false teaching that the “church as the incarnation of God, will manifest Christ on earth” means that the church becomes Christ—takes the place of Christ upon the earth.If so, then there would then be no purpose for Christ to return. The church would wield the same power, sovereignty and authority on earth as the Lord Jesus Christ, in His physical absence. This blasphemous doctrine becomes important as we continue to examine the “Serpent Seed” heresy. And it may explain why the focus has shifted to the return of the Nephilim instead of the return of Jesus Christ.
A chart showing the lineage of these groups promoting these heresies is posted at Apprising Ministries HERE.
MANIFEST SONS GIVE BIRTH TO “NEW BREED” FALSE TEACHINGS
One critic of the New Apostolic Reformation identifies yet another aberrant relative to the “Serpent Seed” heresy threatening the evangelical world today—“Joel’s Army”:
Branham was killed in a car accident in 1965, but his Manifest Sons of God movement, the direct predecessor of Joel’s Army, lived on within a cluster of hyper-charismatic churches. In the 1980s, Branham’s teachings took on new life at the Kansas City Fellowship (KCF) [now IHOP], a group of popular self-styled apostles and prophets who used the Missouri church as a launching pad for national careers promoting outright Joel’s Army theology. [bold added]
The Kansas City Fellowship evolved into the popular IHOP movement of today (See the Herescope post “IHOP & the NAR” and related articles for this history). The chosen “seed” of “Joel’s Army” would come to be known as “the New Breed”:
One of the key tenets of the Latter Rain cult is the concept of a “NEW BREED” or a “NEW SEED” of elite super-Christians, the formation of a superior raceof young generation believers who will manifest great power to conduct end-time signs and wonders and rule over the Earth.Bob Jones of the Kansas City Prophets taught that there were going to be children from an “elected seed” generation, handpicked in heaven from the best of every bloodline, and the offspring of the original apostles. These are the “chosen generation of all history” who will form the Bride of Christ on Earth….
These “Elected Seeds” will make up part of the “New Breed.” This “New Breed” is an elite group of believers endowed with supernatural power that enables them to be part of the “dread warriors” that God is raising up in our generation. John Wimber taught that this army would eventually subdue the nations…. [bold added]
Jewel Grewe of Discernment Ministries and her late husband Travers van der Merwe, also traced these elitist doctrines back to the aberrant schools of Gnosticism, Mysticism, and Rosicrucianism in their booklet, Strange Fire: the Rise of Gnosticism in the Church. Note these excerpts that indicate that there is an elite mentality amongst those who teach these doctrines, and they believe they are an elect breed:
The mystic “gnosis” (or knowledge) is only taught to the elite – those who have a special capacity beyond the force of reason and the flesh…. There seems to be a special “place” for a special “people” who are called out or chosen. That is how the spiritual elitism comes forth. It is this Gnostic thought that is behind many of the aberrant teachings of the Latter Rain Movement… (SF, pg. 11.) [bold added]6. Divinity
To the Gnostic,… the only way for man to know about God is through gnosis (self knowledge). As a result, he will experience and know the Divine Spark within himself and know he is a member of the Elite – a “Manifest Son of God”. (SF, pg. 12)
Chapter 3: A Gnostic Gospel?
Having defined and illustrated the doctrinal core of Gnosticism, we can now effectively identify Gnostic thought as it emerges in the church today. There is a growing network comprised of loosely linked groups with a common Gnostic theme. They refer to themselves in many ways. They use Biblical sounding titles such as “Overcomers”, “The First Fruits”, “Manifest Sons of God”, “The Elect”, “A New Breed”, “Son of Man Company” and even “The Manchild Company”. These groups can be involved in a wide spectrum of teaching from anti-Semitism, Prophets and Apostles, Restoration, Kingdom Now Theology, and most sinister of all – the New Age philosophy.
Though diverse in their outworking, these groups have a common origin in three main bodies of teaching: the Latter Rain Movement, the New Order and the Rosicrucian Order…. (SF, pg. 14) [bold added]
All do not necessarily use this terminology, but the premises are the same. The language is becoming increasingly militant as the “Army of God”, “Gideon’s Army”, or “Joel’s Army” take shape. A common thread is that they are expecting a “New Order”…. (SF, pg. 27) [bold added]
A “prophet” from the Kansas City Fellowship in an interview session in 1988 proclaims that the Lord looked at him and said, “I have called the best of every blood line in earth unto this generation . . . I have elected to bring them forth in this generation . . . the ELECT GENERATION. [Bob Jones transcribed from 1988 tapes] (SF, pg. 28)
One observer, testing the bad fruit of the “elected seed” of these “New Breed” heresies reports:
Ernie Gruen, a local pastor who initially promoted and gave citywide credibility to KCF pastors in the early 1980s, cut his connections in 1990. Concerned about KCF’s plans to push its teachings worldwide, Gruen published a 132-page insider’s account, based on taped sermons and conversations and interviews with parents who had enrolled their kids in KCF’s Dominion school.According to Gruen’s report, students at the school were taught that they were a “super-race” of the “elected seed” of all the best bloodlines of all generations — foreknown, predestined, and hand-selected from billions of others to be part of the “end-time Omega generation.”
Though he’d once promoted these doctrines himself, Gruen became convinced that the movement was turning into an end-times cult, marked by what he summarized as “spiritual threats, fears, and warnings of death,” “warning followers to beware of other Christians” and exhibiting “a ‘super-race’ mentality toward the training of their children.” [bold, color added]
This sounds similar to the recent Nephilim Eschatology that teaches that other “serpent seed” descendents—half-demon, half-human creatures called Nephilim—are back on planet earth with an evil end-time procreation plan. In light of the multiple heresies of British Israelism and Christian Identity, other ominous and disturbing aspects of the “New Breed” teaching relating to Dominionism come to light. Speaking of a former victim of a Joel’s Army church, the writer notes:
She writes under a pseudonym out of fear of physical reprisals.
She may have real cause for concern. As Wimber, the late founder of The Vineyard, put it in one of his most famous and fiery sermons, one that is still frequently cited by Joel’s Army followers: “Those in this army will have His kind of power…. Anyone who wants to harm them must die.“ [bold added]
As far back as 2005, Herescope has warned Christians about these spreading false doctrines and their viable potential to jumpstart false beliefs into ungodly actions:
There has been a noticeable increase in warfare talk coming out of the New Apostolic Reformation camp in neoevangelicaldom. For decades leaders of the Latter Rain cult (which gave rise to the New Apostolic Reformation) has spoken in aggressive military terminology about taking dominion of the Earth for “kingdom” purposes. Much of this language was highly spiritualized. But lurking behind the surface was always a threat of REALLY taking up the sword to achieve dominion. [bold added]
Jewel Grewe has written extensively about this “New Breed” heresy. Her booklet, Joel’s Army, is available at Discernment Ministries.) See also Herescope posts such as “IHOP’s New Breed Leaders” and examine the exhibits depicting the blonde-haired, blue-eyed babies that were used by the Kansas City Prophets to create the perfect image of this “new breed” of “elect seed.” Al Dager explained that Franklin Hall, an early teacher of Dominionism (see Herescope post “Who Invented Dominionism?”), believed that this elect “man-child company” could “choose who will occupy the earth… those who do not find favor with the man-child company will be executed.”(p. 98) This violent teaching is still widely prominent in the NAR today. For example, recently Ron Gatlin’s OpenHeaven.com sent out an e-mail newsletter on July 19, 2012, with an article titled “Supernatural Cleansing,” which described a vision that he had about the new breed and elect seed:
The Lord looked up at me from the sheep He was working on and said, “I am cleansing and selecting my sheep for breeding stock for the future.” I knew by the Spirit He was speaking of cleansing and healing His people in preparation for becoming seeds of the kingdom sowed into this world during and after the process of cleansing the earth.The Lord is supernaturally cleansing His people individually. He is also selecting His army. The collective army is being cleansed of those who are unwilling to endure His loving but extreme cleansing process….
As a young man I worked summers on a large cattle ranch in Texas and later as a mature man owned a large herd of cattle. I remember that at some point the cattle were gathered, and the best cows were selected to remain in the herd as breeding stock for the next season. Others were sold to go to other places for other purposes. Some cows were not selected because they did not have a calf with them. Either they had failed to breed and give birth to a live calf, or they had lost it someway.
…God is in the process of cleansing, preparing, and selecting an army of pure-hearted holy humble and mature kingdom sons for the purpose of multiplying the seed of the kingdom into the God-cleansed earth and the heavenly atmosphere upon and around it. [bold added]
Ron McGatlin’s radical ideas above, which fully represent the current beliefs of the NAR, dovetail perfectly into the Nephilim Eschatology. And this is a very disturbing fact.
This lengthy article lays out the basic documentation for a very serious crisis that is rapidly surfacing in the evangelical world. It is outside the scope of this article to refute these emerging doctrines, but rather our purpose was to demonstrate how the emerging Nephilim Eschatology has incorporated elements of the highly offensive Serpent Seed heresy. Other articles we have written** lay out the broad scope and wide influence of these popular end-time teachers and their wild speculations about early Genesis and the last days.
It is time for those in leadership to separate from those who are teaching these virulent blasphemies.
Ultimately, what we believe will have a direct bearing upon what we do—either good or bad. The reader is urged to flee from these Nephilim Eschatology teachings, and its progenitor, the original “Serpent Seed” heresy. Let us and cling to the pure and unadulterated Word of God and His Spirit to guide us in these ever-darkening days.
What is the Truth in Scripture? Genesis 3:15 speaks of a promised Redeemer, the Lord Jesus Christ, who would defeat Satan at the Cross with a fatal blow: “And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; He shall bruise you on the head, and you shall bruise him on the heel.”
Genesis 4:1 explicitly states how Cain came to be: Now the man [Adam] had relations with his wife Eve, and she conceived and gave birth to Cain…” The Bible says that Adam was Cain’s biological father, not Satan!
Note what else Scripture says. In the Bible, those who follow the devil in sin and rebellion are his offspring, while those who turn from sin to follow Christ are His offspring—the children of God:
- The one who practices sin is of the devil; for the devil has sinned from the beginning. The Son of God appeared for this purpose, to destroy the works of the devil. No one who is born of God practices sin, because His seed abides in him; and he cannot sin, because he is born of God (1 Jn. 3:8-9) [bold added]
- By this the children of God and the children of the devilare obvious: anyone who does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor the one who does not love his brother (1 Jn. 3:10). [bold added]
- I know that you are Abraham’s descendants; yet you seek to kill Me, because My word has no place in you…They answered and said to Him, “Abraham is our father.” Jesus said to them, “If you are Abraham’s children, do the deeds of Abraham…Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and have come from God, for I have not even come on My own initiative, but He sent Me…. You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies (Jn. 8: 37, 39, 42, 44). [bold added]
- For this is the message which you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another; not as Cain, who was of the evil one and slew his brother. And for what reason did he slay him? Because his deeds were evil, and his brother’s were righteous (1 Jn. 3:11-12).
Note these precious truths from Genesis 3:15 explained by esteemed Bible commentator Matthew Henry centuries ago—truths betrayed and forsaken by those preaching the “Serpent Seed” heresy. Genesis 3:14-15 is all about JESUS, our Redeemer!
3:14, 15 God passes sentence; and he begins where the sin began, with the serpent. The devil’s instruments must share in the devil’s punishments. Under the cover of the serpent, the devil is sentenced to be degraded and accursed of God; detested and abhorred of all mankind: also to be destroyed and ruined at last by the great Redeemer, signified by the breaking of his head. War is proclaimed between the Seed of the woman and the seed of the serpent. It is the fruit of this enmity, that there is a continual warfare between grace and corruption, in the hearts of God’s people. Satan, by their corruptions, buffets them, sifts them, and seeks to devour them. Heaven and hell can never be reconciled, nor light and darkness; no more can Satan and a sanctified soul. Also, there is a continual struggle between the wicked and the godly in this world. A gracious promise is here made of Christ, as the Deliverer of fallen man from the power of Satan.Here was the dawn of the gospel day: no sooner was the wound given, than the remedy was provided and revealed. This gracious revelation of a Saviour came unasked, and unlooked for. Without a revelation of mercy, giving some hope of forgiveness, the convinced sinner would sink into despair, and be hardened. By faith in this promise, our first parents, and the patriarchs before the flood, were justified and saved. Notice is given concerning Christ.1. His incarnation, or coming in the flesh. It speaks great encouragement to sinners, that their Saviour is the Seed of the woman, bone of our bone, Heb 2:11,14.
2. His sufferings and death; pointed at in Satan’s bruising his heel, that is, his human nature. And Christ’s sufferings are continued in the sufferings of the saints for his name. The devil tempts them, persecutes and slays them; and so bruises the heel of Christ, who is afflicted in their afflictions. But while the heel is bruised on earth, the Head is in heaven.
3. His victory over Satan thereby. Christ baffled Satan’s temptations, rescued souls out of his hands. By his death he gave a fatal blow to the devil’s kingdom, a wound to the head of this serpent that cannot be healed. As the gospel gains ground, Satan falls. [bold added]
“…to open their eyes so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the dominion of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who have been sanctified by faith in Me.”ENDNOTES:
~ Acts 26:18
 J.R. Church, “Mount Hermon: Gate of the Fallen Angels,” Prophecy in the News Magazine, reprinted May 2011; “[PITN] Editor’s Note: This article, from the January, 2007 magazine, represents J.R. at his best. In it, you will learn how the fallen angels infiltrated this world, and how they befriended the tribe of Dan and consorted with them. Why did Satan choose Mount Hermon as the site of their arrival? What does the Book of Enoch have to say about its history concerning the Nephilim of Genesis 6 and the great Flood of Noah? [Gary Stearman].” [Stearman’s name in brackets in original] See: http://www.prophecyinthenews.com/mount-hermon-gate-of-the-fallen-angels/. Note: the late J.R. Church founded Prophecy in the News and was co-host/co-editor with Gary Stearman on the syndicated television program/magazine. The Branson Prophecy Summit 2012 that was held July 13-15 was dedicated to Church; See: http://www.prophecyinthenews.com/the-prophecy-summit-at-branson-2012/.
 Chuck Missler and Mark Eastman, Alien Encounters: the Secret Behind the UFO Phenomenon, Koinonia House, Coeur d’Alene, ID, 1997, pp. 276-277.
 Ibid, pp. 277-278, 281.
 Tom Horn, “THEY — PART THREE,” posted June 30, 2011; http://www.raidersnewsupdate.com/they3.htm/; See also Thomas Horn, God’s Ghostbusters, Chapter 6, “DO ALIEN/HUMAN HYBRIDS WALK AMONG US?”, Defender Publishing, Crane, MO 2011, pg. 148.
 Tom and Nita Horn, Anomalos Publishing, Excerpt from Nephilim Stargates: The Year 2012 and the Return of the Watchers, [clip] Beware the Coming Superman-Savior?; http://www.ahrimangate.com/excerpt148.htm.
 Thomas R. Horn, Nephilim Stargates 2012: the Year 2012 and the Return of the Watchers, Anomalos Publishers, Crane, MO, 2007, pp. 186-187.  Christine Pack, The Sola Sisters website, “A Commentary on The Harbinger”; http://solasisters.blogspot.com/2012/06/commentary-on-harbinger.html.
 Thomas Horn, “Demonology 101: When Governments Invite Dark Dominion: PART TWO: Behind The Veil In Washington DC — The Rise Of Angelic Rule,” Jan. 8, 2007; http://freemasonrywatch.org/when.governments.invite.dark.dominion.html (original article first appeared in American Chronicle; http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/view/18764) This material was later incorporated into Horn’s 2009 book, Apollyon Rising 2012.
 Thomas Horn, Apollyon Rising 2012: The Lost Symbol Found and the Final Mystery of the Great Seal Revealed, Defender Publishing, Crane, MO, 2009, pg. 185.  See Tom Horn’s SurvivorMall.Com website: http://survivormall.com/CorruptingtheImage.aspx. Note also materials like The Alien Agenda DVD profiled on Stearman’s PITN by Bob Ulrich on Oct. 3, 2010: “Gary Stearman interviews Tom Horn and L. A. Marzulli in a comprehensive review of the biblical fallen angels and their agenda. They discuss Genesis 6, where the “sons of God” lusted after human women and took wives, thus producing giants. They interfered with both animal and human genetics, creating giant animals as well as human hybrids. They introduced the seed of the serpent into the human race. Because of that, God destroyed the world with a flood, saving only those animals and humans that had not been contaminated. Today, with the proliferation of UFOs, crop circles, cattle mutilations and genetic tampering in labs all over the world, we feel it necessary to address these phenomenon from a biblical perspective. Two of the world’s leading experts, Tom Horn and L. A. Marzulli, lend their expertise to the subject. They discuss how the prophecies of Apollyon falling to the Earth in Revelation 9 and the war with Satan in Revelation 12 lays out their diabolical agenda.“(DVD – 3 hours) [bold added]; See: http://www.prophecyinthenews.com/new-books-for-october-2010/.
 See Gary Stearman’s PITN website: http://pitnbookstore.estoreadvanced.biz/index.php?p=product&id=557&parent=52.
 See: http://survivormall.com/CorruptingtheImage.aspx.
 See: http://www.facebook.com/notes/prophecy-in-the-news/prophecy-summit-2012-speakers-schedule/414573081916774.
 LM Cross, “Satan’s Ultimate Seed–the Antichrist,” Nov. 13, 2011; See: http://freedomfromdelusion.blogspot.com/2011/11/satans-ultimate-seedthe-antichrist.html.
 LM Cross, “The Serpent Seed – Part 1,” Nov. 15, 2010; See: http://freedomfromdelusion.blogspot.com/2010/11/serpent-seed-part-1.html.
 See: Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary; http://bible.cc/genesis/3-14.htm.
 See: Herescope, “The Rise of Charismatic Dominionism”; http://herescope.blogspot.com/2011/07/ihop-nar.html. See also Al Dager’s book, Vengeance is Ours: The Church in Dominion, Sword Publishers, Redmond, WA, 1990, pp. 56-66.
 See: Dager’s newsletter reprinted in on Sandy Simpson’s website, Deception in the Church;http://www.deceptioninthechurch.com/williambranham1.html.
 William Branham sermon, “The Original Sin,” posted online July 28, 2006; See: http://www.williambranham.com/feature_pages/the-original-sin/.
 DogEmperor, “Joel’s Army Mythos 101: Not your grandmother’s Christianity,” May 26, 2009; See: http://dogemperor.newsvine.com/_news/2009/05/26/2864769-joels-army-mythos-101-not-your-grandmothers-christianity.
 See McPherson’s bio: http://www.notablebiographies.com/Ma-Mo/McPherson-Aimee-Semple.html.
 DogEmperor , “Dominionism and racists and Justice Sunday III,” Jan. 10, 2006; See: http://www.talk2action.org/story/2006/1/10/152853/634. Note: a particularly inflammatory teacher of these false doctrines is Sherry Shriner, who has a veritable repository of Tom Horn materials on her various websites. Among the aberrant teachings explored: “The Serpent Seedline:Edomite Jews and the Sons of Cain”; http://www.thewatcherfiles.com/sherry/serpent-seedline.html; “Serpent Seed-Offspring In The Bible Codes”; http://www.serpentseedline.com/cain.htm; “Genesis Six Again!?; http://www.sherryshriner.com/genesis.htm; The Sherry Report (Radio), “Alien Nation”; http://www.sherrytalkradio.com/transcribe/2011/03-07-11.htm; “Known Types of Aliens and Races”; http://www.sherryshriner.com/alien_races.htm; “The Coming Alien Invasion and
the 200 Million Resurrection of Satan’s Dead”; http://www.sherryshriner.com/sherry/joel.htm; See also: http://www.serpentseedline.com/.
 Thomas R. Horn, READ IT BEFORE IT IS BANNED BY THE GOVERNMENT PART 21: AN ALTERNATIVE REASON FOR WHY THE WATCHERS BLENDED DNA, NewsWithViews.com, August 26, 2009; http://www.newswithviews.com/Horn/thomas120.htm.
 Ibid, Herescope, “The Rise of Charismatic Dominionism.”
 Albert James Dager, “Kingdom Theology,” Media Spotlight, Vol. 7, No. 3, July-December 1986, Redmond, WA; reprinted in Eastern Regional Watch, Inc.; See: http://www.erwm.com/KingdomTheology2.htm.
 Casey Sanchez, “Todd Bentley’s Militant Joel’s Army Gains Followers in Florida: Militant Joel’s Army Followers Seek Theocracy,” Intelligence Report, Fall 2008, Issue Number: 131; See: http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-report/browse-all-issues/2008/fall/arming-for-armageddon.
 See: Herescope, “Emergent New Breed Leaders,” Feb. 2, 2006; http://herescope.blogspot.com/2006/02/emergent-new-breed-leaders.html.
 Travers and Jewel van der Merwe, Strange Fire, Discernment Ministries, Inc., 1995; See: http://www.discernment-ministries.org/StrangeFire.pdf.
 Ibid, Casey Sanchez.
 Ibid, Casey Sanchez.
 See: Herescope, “Spiritual WAR-fare,” Dec. 9, 2005; see: http://herescope.blogspot.com/2005/12/spiritual-war-fare.html.
 Jewel Grewe, Joel’s Army, Discernment Ministries, Inc., 1991, 2nd Ed. 2006; see: http://www.discernment-ministries.org/JoelsArmy.pdf.
* This article is a collaborative project of The Discernment Research Group
**Other articles on this topic include:
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Part 1: QUANTUM MYSTICISM IN THE CHURCH
Part 2: COSMIC CRYPTOLOGY IN THE CHURCH
Part 3: The Emerging ENIGMA Bible
Part 4: False Eschatology Arising!
Part 5: Quantum Teleporting Through Time
Part 7: Quantum Prophecy
Part 8: A Quantum Cosmic Christ
Part 9: Quantum Mysticism Goes to Market