Dr Michael Heiser refers to the Second Temple Jewish belief (based on certain word linkages) that demons are the disembodied spirits of the Nephilim, cursed to roam the earth after dying. That’s why they’re called ‘unclean spirits’, because they’re a forbidden mixture (bastards, to use a more vulgar term) – the offspring of The Sons of God and the Daughters of Men from Genesis 6:1-4, as expanded upon in 1 Enoch.

At first glance it seemed to me that these Nephilim got the short end of the fairness stick – it’s not like they could pick their lineage, and there’s no possibility of salvation for them.

But if God has Middle Knowledge, then He would know which souls would reject God and goodness and lawfulness in any possible world – and match them up with Nephilim bodies.

Or to put it another way, TRANSWORLD DEMON DAMNATION.

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