Theism means the belief in God, or a Higher Power. Polytheistic religions include Hinduism, Mahayana Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Shintoism, tribal religions in the Americas and Africa and modern neopaganism. With the exception of Christianity, Judaism and Islam, most world religions are characterized by polytheism.
We’re not going to get into the details about each polytheistic religion because that would be way too time-consuming, and that isn’t the purpose of discussing them. In our previous post, we discussed Christianity, in which we worship a single God, the Creator of everything seen and unseen, who exists in three forms.
Worshipping the Triune God (Elohim) is NOT the same thing as worshipping multiple gods.
– Dr. Michael S. Heiser
Daniel 7:13: “I kept looking in the night visions,
And behold, with the clouds of heaven
One like a son of man was coming, (tfj: JESUS CHRIST, the “human” version of YHWH – the I AM/GOD)
And He came up to the Ancient of Days (tfj: YHWH IS the ancient of Days. Jesus Christ IS YHWH wrapped in the likeness of human flesh – the Son of Man – ONE GOD seen as two “powers” in Heaven)
And was presented before Him.
14 And to Him (tfj: Jesus Christ) was given dominion,
Honor, and a kingdom,
So that all the peoples, nations, and populations of all languages
Might serve Him.
His dominion is an everlasting dominion
Which will not pass away;
And His kingdom is one
Which will not be destroyed.
There has been widespread worship of multiple “divine beings” in many worldwide cultures for millennia. Schools are more than happy to teach their students about polytheism, so this may not be an entirely new concept to you. Many of these religions involve ritualistic worship of “divine beings” or other rituals to “ward off” what they call “malevolent spirits”.
We have told you who the REAL Creator God is, it’s YHWH, the I AM, who exists in 3 forms as Father, Son✝️, and Holy Spirit. 🕊️
If YHWH our Elohim created everything that exists, how did the worship of multiple gods begin?
There really is a fairly simple and straightforward explanation to this. Do you remember when we told you that mankind has an enemy, the serpent in the garden? Well, the enemy🐍 is the “creator” of all of the false religions that exist. Think of it this way. If you were the enemy, and your goal was to get people to NOT believe in the TRUE Creator God, you could go about it a couple of different ways. First, you could convince people that the Creator does not exist. Of course, the devil definitely uses this tactic, as evidenced by the millions of people who identify as atheist. The other way you could go about this is to create so many religions, that it becomes difficult to determine which one is the true one. The devil has gotten really good at this tactic. We call this “Babylon”, and it’s not only a literal ancient kingdom in the Bible, but it also describes the state of confusion in which the enemy has placed the entire world.
In order to explain the origin of the false religions of the world, we’re going to now introduce a Biblical concept that is not well-known, and is virtually never discussed in today’s Churches because it is somewhat “supernatural”. The origins of these false religions can be found in Genesis, Chapter 6.
Genesis is the first book of the Bible, and it details the Creation, Adam and Eve and the Garden, and then what happened to mankind after we were kicked from the Garden of Eden. After Adam and Eve’s expulsion from the Garden, the serpent 🐍 remained on the earth continuing to wreak havoc with mankind.
The serpent🐍 was originally created as a beautiful and powerful angel of God (Lucifer/Satan- Isaiah 14:12-21) . When he fell into sin, he took 1/3 of the Angelic realm with him. These beings walked the earth WITH mankind during the very early days. Below is a verse from Genesis 6 detailing these beings, and what they did to mankind. (Most Biblical scholars agree that the phrase “Sons of God” in Genesis 6, and also in the book of Job, is referring to fallen Angels. This is not the same as “sons (children) of God” in Matthew 5. Jude 1 shows us the fate of these fallen ones, for the sins that they committed in Genesis 6.)
Genesis 6: Now it came about, when men began to multiply on the face of the land, and daughters were born to them, 2 that the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves, whomever they chose. 3 Then the Lord said, “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, because he also is flesh; nevertheless his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.” 4 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.
The sons of God, in Genesis 6, were fallen angels. They took on human form, without the permission of God, and they had intercourse with the “daughters of men” (aka human beings), and they produced a hybrid breed known as the Nephilim. Notice how these are described. The Nephilim were “mighty men who were of old, men of renown.”
These Hybrid beings were giants, and they were very, very evil. 😈
Genesis 6: 5: Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
Therefore, God sent a Global Flood to wipe them off the face of the earth (days of Noah), because they were so evil. 😈 But, God kept a remnant of humanity safe (Noah’s Ark). We will discuss this in more detail in another post. However, there are verses in the Bible that show that the Flood did not entirely wipe these giants from the face of the earth because they show up after the flood. (David and Goliath). King David, of Israel, who lived thousands of years after the flood, slew the evil Goliath, a Giant, a Nephilim. The Old Testament details many, many run-ins between the Israelites and the Giants. This is a fascinating topic, and one we will discuss in another post.
The Giants, the human/angel hybrids were visible and interacted with mankind after the flood (Gen.6:4); however, the fallen angels were now no longer visible after the flood (THANK GOD!!!). After the flood, God established a veil to separate the Spiritual world from the physical world, (Many fallen angels were locked up in chains because of their horrible evil (Jude 1:6)). These fallen angels were too evil to continue to have access to mankind.
Jude 1:6 (New Testament).. And angels who did not keep their own domain, but abandoned their proper abode, He has kept in eternal bonds under darkness for the judgment of the great day,
The giants (hybrid offspring of fallen angels) that were still around, interacting with mankind after the flood, were extraordinarily large (8 ft – 14 ft tall). They were much bigger and stronger than an ordinary humans. Because their fallen angel fathers taught them the things of Heaven such as music, weapons of war, makeup, etc… they had “secret knowledge” and were worshipped as gods. The book of Enoch calls the fallen angels the “watchers“.
Enoch 8:1 And Azazel taught men to make swords, and knives, and shields, and breastplates, and made known to them the metals of the earth and the art of working them, and bracelets, and ornaments, and the use of antimony, and the beautifying of the eyelids, and all kinds of costly stones, and all 2 colouring tinctures. And there arose much godlessness, and they committed fornication, and they 3 were led astray, and became corrupt in all their ways.
Enoch 10 – And the whole earth has been corrupted 9 through the works that were taught by Azazel: to him ascribe all sin.’ And to Gabriel said the Lord: ‘Proceed against the bastards and the reprobates, and against the children of fornication (The offspring of the fallen angels and human women – Nephilim😈): and destroy [the children of fornication and] the children of the Watchers from amongst men [and cause them to go forth]: send them one against the other that they may destroy each other in 10 battle: for length of days shall they not have. And no request that they (i.e. their fathers) make of thee shall be granted unto their fathers on their behalf
Make no mistake, the Nephilim and the fallen angels are NOT the Creator of Heaven and Earth! Only Elohim who is ONE GOD existing as “3 persons” – FATHER- YHWH/SON – JESUS CHRIST /HOLY SPIRIT – triune God) is the I AM, the Creator of everything seen and unseen! The false ‘gods’ (giants/nephilim/fallen angels) wreaked havoc on mankind, often setting up sinful worship practices and even demanding their “worshippers” sacrifice their own children to them! Sadly, the deceived nations of the world worshipped them as gods – and still do. This is an ABOMINATION to the true God, Elohim (YHWH, JESUS CHRIST, HOLY SPIRIT).
The Return of the Gods, Cahn takes the reader on a journey from an ancient parable, the ancient inscriptions in Sumer, Assyria, and Babylonia that become the puzzle pieces behind what is taking place in our world to this day, specifically in America.
The mystery involves the gods. Who are they? What are they? And is it possible that these beings, whose origins are from ancient times, are the unseen catalysts of modern culture?
Is it possible that these gods lie behind the most pivotal events, forces, and movements taking place in our nation and around the world at this very moment? Are the gods at this very moment transforming our culture, our children, our lives, and America itself?
Could the gods have returned to New York City and an ancient mythology played out on the streets in real time? Is it possible that the gods lie behind everything from what appears on our computer monitors, our televisions and movie screens; to the lessons given in our classrooms; to the breakdown of the family; to wokism; to the occult; to our addictions; to the Supreme Court; to cancel culture; to children’s cartoons; to every force and factor that has transformed the parameters of gender; to that which appears in our stores, on our T-shirts, and on our coffee mugs—to that which is, at this very moment, transforming America and much of the world? Is it possible that behind all these things are ancient mysteries that go back to the Middle East and ancient Mesopotamia? This and so much more, most of which we can’t even reveal in this description, will be uncovered.
Is it possible that the gods are even affecting your life right now? How can you recognize it? And what can you do about it?Jonathan Cahn
This is the true origin of polytheism.
So now you know “The rest of the story”. There are some “extra-biblical books” that discuss these beings in more detail. These extra-biblical books, such as the Books of Enoch and the book of Jasher, are referenced in the Bible, and were found with the Dead Sea Scrolls (along with the Bible) so they do hold “some weight”. Though not as reliable as actual Scripture, they provide a more detailed view of what went on in those very early days. The Bible also talks about the Nephilim (Anak, giants) who were CONSTANTLY causing trouble for Israel.
For further information, archaeological digs have found “giant” skulls, graves, and other proof of the existence of the Nephilim. Because many archaeologists do not know or understand these Biblical passages, they sometimes incorrectly surmise that these skeletons are from “aliens”. Sometimes the results were hidden, in other circumstances, they tried to “explain it away” with the lies of evolution, but the TRUTH is, these giant skeletons were Nephilim, and many of them were (and still are) worshipped as ‘gods’ (polytheism).
It is quite probable that the uptake in UFO sightings, coupled with all the interest that the governments of the world seem to have in UFO’s…may just be the fallen/Nephilim returning in a more visible way. The Bible tells us that there will be a great delusion at the very end that would deceive even the very elect if that were possible.