As the “modern nephilim” claim and scriptural argument is peculiar to those who accept the “sons of God” to be angels in Gen 6, this series of articles on this assumes this stance for the sake or arguing what the rest of scripture would show, if this assumption was true.
Theoretic “Modern Nephilim” and Modern Science
Using what we know about historic Nephilim-giants per the Bible as a foundation, we can know several things about what the Nephilim-giants would be like if they existed today.
First off, they invariably had gigantism, (the word Nephilim translated is “giants”) and so any “Modern Nephilim” would have gigantism today. (Although it should be made very clear that humans with gigantism today are NOT Nephilim, but like the giants in the Bible post-flood, they are human.) This means that if the Nephilim-giants lived today they would either have gigantism, or would have been treated for pituitary gigantism, and treatment for gigantism in their medical record.
Second, while many giant people today can pass a paternity test to their human parents, as is documented in public medical studies, a Nephilim-giant today would not be able to do so, as their dna could not be matched to any verifiable human man in existence. This is not a fool-proof method, but could be used to show someone is Not a Nephilim more than to show someone is a Nephilim. However, as the Nephilim are called “men” by the Bible, and had purely human bodies and DNA, a paternity test for a “Modern Nephilim” would show their paternal DNA to be human. A paternity test could not match them to any human man who could be found, but still a “Modern Nephilim” would be shown to have human paternal DNA. (This is a Biblical reason why the Starchild Skull, which claims non-human paternal DNA, can be clearly known to obviously not be a Nephilim.)
The problem with identifying a Nephilim-giant if they lived today is that they would be indistinguishable from a human with pituitary gigantism, as they both have human bodies, could pass a DNA test to prove they have human DNA, and both would have gigantism. Yet humans today with gigantism are humans, and this could even be confirmed with paternity testing, matching a person with their human father.
Even if in a particular case paternity testing was not a possibility, the fact is the Bible makes it very clear that giants after the flood were humans, with human-spirits, and therefore would have been completely eligible to receive eternal salvation in Jesus Christ. The same is true of human with gigantism today, and any teaching to the contrary is obscenely heretical and evil, and should be condemned by all Christians.
If there were any “Modern Nephilim” they would all be giants or have been medically treated for gigantism, therefore someone who is not a giant or has not been successfully treated for gigantism is not a Nephilim. Actual “Modern Nephilim” would look purely human, and have gigantism or have been treated for it. Actual “Modern Nephilim” also would have completely human DNA on a DNA test, and also both maternal and paternal DNA would show as human on a DNA test.
We can know this is the same today as it was before the flood, because angels are how God created them to be, and with whatever sort of sperm/DNA God made them to have, in making them male, when He created them. The fallen angels of today therefore can only contribute the same human-matching DNA and chromosomes that any angel ever could, just the same as the ones in Gen 6:1-4 who begat the Nephilim. In order for conception to occur in those women, the contribution of these fallen angels had to match human bodies, DNA, and chromosomes of a human man’s body. Whatever the fallen angels had in Genesis 6 is what God created them to have when they were in a human form on Earth, and the same is true of fallen angels today, they could produce nothing different than what God designed them to have. Obviously this genetic material was never meant to be used, and contained flaws, but still matched human chromosomes and DNA, and would today also just as then, and with the exact same flaws, producing the exact same results. As such IF any fallen angel were to beget a child with a human woman today, the result would be exactly the same as it was in Genesis 6:4. We can even take this with Biblical certainty, as the only example we have or ever will have is recorded in the Bible as truth, that the result was Giants who were called men. And we know this is on account of their human bodies, same as in the case of Jesus Christ. To say the Nephilim did not have human bodies and fallen-angel spirits, would require a contradiction within the Bible, of the truth that Jesus Christ spiritually was God, but came in the flesh as a human man, as the fullness of the Godhead bodily.
Therefore, no evidence is possible to prove any living person to be a “Modern Nephilim”.
All possible scientific genetic tests that could serve as evidence would prove a person who is a “Modern Nephilim” to be a human genetically. There is no scientific way to prove any person to be a “Modern Nephilim”.
Although, there are several ways to prove a person is not a “Modern Nephilim”.
If a person has never had gigantism or been treated for it, then that person is definitely not a “Modern Nephilim”. We can know this is the case because the Bible makes clear that all the Nephilim were giants, as the word “Nephilim” means “giants”. Therefore any claims that a person who is not a giant is a “Modern Nephilim” is completely unbiblical.
If a person has gigantism today, to suggest or teach that they are a “Modern Nephilim” without evidence (and no evidence is possible) is to slander or bear false witness against that person, even breaking one of the Ten Commandments of God. To suggest or teach such today would be the same situation as the pointed example in Numbers 13-14, it would be slander, and is also unbiblical, unchristian, and despicable.
Those people who committed this slander in Numbers 13-14 were put to death by God with a plague, for all the trouble they caused to the people, who believed their deception.
With an understanding of the concept of Paternal Spiritual Lineage, it becomes very clear that to slander a person by calling them a “Modern Nephilim” implies nothing less than a fallen angel begat that person, and they therefore have a demon-spirit, and are ineligible to receive salvation in Jesus Christ. As such slander that any person is a “Modern Nephilim” is the same as saying they are hopelessly eternally condemned.
For a Christian to make this sort of slander against any person is a serious charge,
“But I — I say to you, that every one who is angry at his brother without cause, shall be in danger of the judgment, and whoever may say to his brother, Empty fellow! shall be in danger of the Sanhedrim, and whoever may say, Rebel! shall be in danger of the Gehenna of the fire.” Matt 5:22 YNG
Jesus made it very clear that to say a brother, a fellow human being, was an “Empty fellow”, such as empty of a human-spirit able to receive salvation, or to say a brother, a fellow human being, was a “Rebel”, such as a rebel fallen angel or a demon-spirited Nephilim, puts the accuser themself in danger of judgment and hellfire.
“A single witness shall not rise up against a man on account of any iniquity, or any sin which he has committed; on the evidence of two or three witnesses a matter shall be confirmed. If a malicious witness rises up against a man to accuse him of wrongdoing, then both the men who have the dispute shall stand before the LORD, before the priests and the judges who will be in office in those days. The judges shall investigate thoroughly, and if the witness is a false witness and he has accused his brother falsely, then you shall do to him just as he had intended to do to his brother. Thus you shall purge the evil from among you.” Deut 19:15-19
As there is no evidence that would stand up in court to prove anyone is a “Modern Nephilim”, and such evidence is impossible according to the Bible, it therefore can be understood that anyone who accuses another of the iniquity of being a “Modern Nephilim” is guilty of falsely accusing a fellow human being. Christians must purge any such evil from among them, and the New Testament specifies precisely how,
“I wrote you in my letter not to associate with immoral people; I did not at all mean with the immoral people of this world, or with the covetous and swindlers, or with idolaters, for then you would have to go out of the world. But actually, I wrote to you not to associate with any so-called brother if he is an immoral person, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or a swindler—not even to eat with such a one. For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Do you not judge those who are within the church? But those who are outside, God judges.
REMOVE THE WICKED MAN FROM AMONG YOURSELVES.” 1 Cor 5:9-13
If you have been told you are a Nephilim, or part Nephilim, or believe you are or may be, please know there is hope, and you can be saved by faith in Jesus Christ. You are not a Nephilim, and there are no modern Nephilim. If you have been told these things, or believe these things, first and foremost you’ve been lied to and deceived. If you are human enough to be reading this, then you are a human being, and the Bible teaches you can be saved by faith in Jesus Christ. We would encourage you to reach out to Jesus Christ right now, and receive His free gift of salvation and eternal life. Please go here: