It is with regret that I must withdraw my name from the 2019 Red River Prophecy Conference to be held in Moorhead, Minnesota on March 15-17.
Several months ago, I received an invitation to speak at this Prophecy Conference with the request that I address the topics of Technocracy, Transhumanism and globalization in relation to Bible prophecy. Since these are all within my particular specialties and expertise, I accepted.
Since then, it became known to me that the other main co-presenter is Paul McGuire, author of 22 books and a frequent and popular speaker at prophecy conferences around the nation.
Paul promotes a particular doctrine that I believe is far afield of good Biblical exegesis. The error starts with a misinterpretation of Genesis 6, which states,
2 That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.
3 And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be a hundred and twenty years.
4 There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bore children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.
First, the “sons of God” are claimed to be fallen angels (demons), who descended to earth to physically procreate with human women. This corrupted the human genome, producing an alternate race to the family of Adam, which was neither fully human or fully demonic. Because the Hebrew word for “giants” is Nephalim, this supposed race is known by that name.
Second, because there were so many Nephalim born on the earth during the pre-flood era, all of whom were exceedingly evil, God was compelled to destroy the world by flood in order to reset the human gene pool.
The Bible is clear, however, as to why God destroyed the world. The very next verse (5) states, “And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.” The word “man” is “Adam” in Hebrew, clearly indicating that the Adamic race was committing the evil, not the mythical Nephilim.
This idea carries over into Genesis 6:9:14
9 These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.
10 And Noah begot three sons, — Shem, — Ham, and — Japheth.
11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.
12 And God looked upon — the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted — his way upon the earth.
13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.
14 Make thee an ark of gopher wood…
The consequences of this initial error leads to end-times speculation that simply does not agree with the Bible.
First, when Jesus answered the disciples in Matthew 24:37 regarding the timing of his return, he stated “But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” Thus, if Nephilim were busy corrupting human DNA in the days of Noah (Genesis 6), then surely they must be corrupting human DNA today, in preparation for the Lord’s return.
However, Luke 17:26 gives a little more detail to conditions preceding His return, namely, that it will be as in the days of Lot where they “did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded.” There was rampant sexual immorality in Sodom and Gomorrah. Genesis 13:13 explains that “the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the Lord exceedingly.”
The fact is, sinful man precipitated the destruction of the world by flood and it will be the same sinful man who precedes the coming of the Messiah to judge the world during the Tribulation period.
Second, if fallen angels and Nephilim are returning in modern times, are human women again being seduced or forced into sexual relations with demons and/or Nephilim? If Nephilim could be identified, what should be done with them?
Third, since Nephilim DNA was supposedly reintroduced again after the flood, this would mean that many humans alive today have DNA inherited from ancient Nephilim. Such a prospect is frightening indeed considering that the Lord Jesus Christ came to save only the family of Adam, not of Nephilim. If Nephilim cannot be saved, then some people today who think they are saved may be totally deceived, and others who may want to be saved, simply cannot.
Of course, this is preposterous. Jesus himself said “That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.” (John 3:15) He continued in verse 16 with the well-known promise, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Jesus never indicated the existence of any another race other than the family of Adam.
Nephilim theory of one sort or another has been identified in gnostic teachings as far back as the early church, and it was consistently rejected by careful students of the Bible. It was popularized in the last century by William Branham (1909-1965), who taught the “serpent-seed” doctrine that claimed the Devil himself had sexual relations with Eve in order to give birth to Cain.
There are many twists and turns to this false Nephilim doctrine, and different teachers may have slightly different versions. Notably, however, it has spread like wildfire throughout the modern church and many are believing it without checking the Biblical text to see if it is true. Paul McGuire is simply one of many who are promoting through books, DVDs, videos and conferences. For those, it has become big business. Some other notable individuals who have promoted the Nephilim theory include Tom Horn, the late Chuck Missler, L.A. Marzulli, I.D.E. Thomas, Douglas Hamp, Gary Stearman, John Peck, Terry James and Steven Quayle.
The Bible exhorts Christians to “avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.” (Titus 3:9) and to “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” (2 Timothy 2:15) Paul further commands Timothy to “shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.” This is good advice for all born-again Christians who stake their future on the Word of God.
In conclusion, it is my hope that the reader will understand the reason why it is impossible for me to participate in the 2019 Red River Prophecy Conference alongside Paul McGuire, where my appearance would be interpreted as approval by many attendees and online viewers. It is my sincere hope that Paul will reconsider his Nephilim doctrine in light of the clear teaching of the Bible.
For more information, see… (thanks to EndTimesProphecyReport.com)
The Nephilim according to Plain Scripture
A Crash Course in the Emerging Endtime Prophecy Heresy, Part 1
Homo Nephilus, Part 2 : The Return of the Alien Super Soldier
The Rise of End Time Occultism, Part 3: Techno-Dimensional Prayer Combat
101 Questions about the Nephilim
Part 4: The Second Coming of Apollo
Part 5: Nephilim are from Mars, Fallen Angels are from Krypton
Resignation email sent to the conference organizer
After much research, prayer and consideration, I must respectfully withdraw my name and participation from the upcoming Red River Prophecy Conference in March.
I have noted my thoughts in more detail on the RevelationGATE Ministries website, Red River Prophecy Conference Speaking Engagement Cancelled.
The bottom line is that Paul McGuire is just too far off the rails with his Nephilim doctrine and science fiction-like end-times worldview. Our Lord appeared as the second Adam in order to save the race of the first Adam. There is no mention in Scripture of a second race of hybrid beings deriving DNA from fallen angels. This worldview does not strengthen the faith of believers, but rather shakes it up while planting doubt, fear and confusion.
I apologize for the inconvenience this will cause, but I am sure there will be someone more suitable to fill in my designated speaking spots.
Good for you, Pat!
Your integrity is worth more than any speaker fee. We are not to compromise the gospel and grieve the Holy Spirit, especially by taking the bribe of Balaam.
We commend you for defending God’s Word by separating yourself from this conference! The Discernment Research Group has posted an article concerning your stand on Herescope:
You made a very good decision. I am pleased to know that you won’t be a speaker at the Red River Prophecy Conference. Your courage – by God’s grace – is exemplary.
Mr. Wood, God bless you for your decision; I pray that it will inspire other sound teachers to separate from unsound teachers. The sound teachers who continue to appear at conferences with those who are unsound give the unsound a legitimacy they don’t deserve, while tarring themselves with the same brush, since you’re judged by the company you keep. The prophecy “experts” such as Tom Horn, L.A. Marzulli, and the late Chuck Missler are the sort who appear on “Coast-to-Coast AM,” which isn’t characterized by biblical discernment. There’s no way you can come to the views on the Nephilim espoused… Read more »
Paul McGuire has more problems that that! I’m so glad you declined! http://scatteredsheepreport.blogspot.com/2015/11/does-nar-have-new-prophet.html
Thank you so much for standing for the Lord; for daring to be a Daniel. The Word of God is the Church’s greatest treasure. Amen.
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Mr. Wood, I respect men who hold fast to their convictions. Though I am confident Genesis 6 refers to fallen angels mingling with mankind, I agree that it is a far stretch to assume that the human genome was corrupted, resulting in the great flood. I have heard far too many pastors suggest that Noah and his family were the only ones with pure DNA. That is absolute speculation! One unnamed pastor – who also speaks at the annual Red River Prophecy Conference – mentioned on his radio program some time ago that someone asked him if the triquetra logo… Read more »
Thank you for standing firm for truth. May God bless your resoluteness and continue to help you be steadfast. The Nephilim error has swept many away with its ear-tickling message. I pray believers will heed what you’re saying and be Bereans concerning this subject. Again, Thank you.
It is sad that such rubbish is believed by Christians. It clearly states in Gods Word that raised people are like the angels and do not marry as the discussion from the Sadducees show about the question to Jesus about the woman who had seven husbands and then died. I was sad to hear Mr Horn expounding on Nephilims on a Sid Roth show and amazed that he, Sid, was accepting of such trash.