According to Dangerous Minds, World Net Daily, your source for Fundamentalists crazies and birther nonsense, is pushing the work of Jim Staley. Staley’s schtick seems to be a mix of Fundamentalist “the Bible says it, I believe it” nonsense cut with a dose of von Däniken. His big product right now is a DVD titled “The Sons of God.” According to the WND store blurb:
This is a very in-depth teaching out of Genesis 6 that deals with the term “sons of God.” Jim goes to great length using the Scriptures, the writings of Josephus and other extrabiblical books of antiquity to reveal exactly who the “sons of God” are, who the “Nephilim” are and how it all relates to the End of Days. This teaching pulls together Greek mythology, the La Azazel goat of Yom Kippur, fallen angels, roaming evil spirits and aliens. Not only is this teaching on-the-edge-of-your-seat fascinating, it is scripturally based and riddled with the facts of history.
Hooo boy. He had me until “aliens.” Although, I’ll give him credit for this one:
Passion for Truth Ministries is a unique ministry birthed out of a personal need and desire to know the truth of the Scriptures from the perspective of the ones who wrote them, instead of the perspectives of the Greek “church fathers” or Western-American denominationalism, and without reading into them 1,800 years of church tradition and man-made doctrine.
Most Fundamentalists I’ve dealt with would prefer to jettison the ancient worldview of the people who wrote the Bible. It’s nice to see someone try to work out the popular mythology of the ancient Canaanites that the Bible only contains passing references to. But … well, let’s just say that I question his methodology. Here’s a trailer:
How long before the History Channel is carrying this guy? Jason Colavito, Mike Heiser, I turn him over to you. His full video seems to be up on youtube. Seems like a poor business decision, but it’s his gig.