Men of Renown

by Pete Garcia

And just as it happened in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man: they were eating, they were drinking, they were marrying, they were being given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. Luke 17:26-27

Much discussion has been made about the Nephilim over the past twenty years by many from within evangelical Christianity. Most I’d wager would agree to disagree on the specifics of the who what, when, where, and why of what that actually looks like, but most would agree that they are coming. Personally, I think we need look no further than our current crop of movies to get a glimmer of things to come.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe, or MCU, exploded into movie theaters beginning with the 2008 theatrical release of Iron Man, starring Robert Downey Jr. Previous attempts at superhero movies tended to be more misses than hits, but the bar was raised with this release because of the right recipe of timing/cast/technological advancements and direction which made this movie a box office hit, garnering $585M around the world. But more than that, was the character himself (Tony Stark/Iron Man). People loved the comics long before the movie came out because it told the story of an ordinary man (albeit wealthy and intelligent) who fought evil by overcoming his lack of supernatural powers by harnessing the power of his technological prowess.

Not soon after came the ‘god’ of thunder Thor, dovetailing into the MCU with the visitors from outer-space. It explored the notion that beings from other ‘realms’ could come to earth because man had finally “evolved into a higher form of warfare” (quoting Thor from the Avengers).

Next came Captain America, played by the all-American Chris Evans, who introduced the real-life super-soldier into our world. But, with the success of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, and the Avengers, Marvel had the cracked the right formula and now possessed the technological know-how to build the Marvel Comic powerhouse into what it has become today. All told we love a movie where an ordinary person can become extraordinary. Given the lack of real magic in the world, who doesn’t want an occasional escape from the daily grind into one where good and evil really do wear uniforms…even “spangly” ones.

Assessment

The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men, and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown. Genesis 6:4

The world we live in now is not the way it has always been…

Source: The Omega Letter

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3 Responses to Men of Renown

  1. Good article by Pete as usual. I really like his articles. They are very informative. Glad to see him getting more exposure. 🙂

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