God divided and separated the Humanistic nations, which were followed by the demonic powers called the “sons of God” or “sons of the mighty.” Thus each nation had demonic “guardians” generally associated with it. All the Humanistic kingdoms of the world were the happy hunting ground of Satan and his political appointees.
1. Deuteronomy 32:8,43 LXX [NIV]; 29:26; 4:19; cf. Acts 17:26-30
2. Job 2:1
3. Psalm 89:6; cf. Jude 8-9; 2 Peter 2:10-11
4. Daniel 10:13,20; Judges 11:24
5. Luke 4:5-7; Acts 14:16; cf. Genesis 10:9-10 (#19)
This Thesis lends credence to the idea of demonic presence in Genesis 6. See: Thesis 16: The Demonic Roots of Violent Tyranny. But it is not the purpose of this Thesis to appeal to or to support such writers as Alexander Hislop or Henry Morris (not that I rate Morris that low). The purpose is simply to note (as we go through the Bible chronologically) that there is a connection between "the State" and "the powers" (Epheisians 6:12; Romans 13).
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If Hislop is too literal or fanciful, Walter Wink is too liberal. There is a more "literal" reality to "the powers" than Wink allows. Our purpose is not to describe this reality exhaustively, but simply to connect it to "the State."
R.J. Rushdoony, "Tyranny," Revolt Against Maturity, 129-133. See also "The Demonic City" in Death Penalty Debate - Appendix B.