Angels marrying Women part 3
By your servant, Dan L Baxley
Sons of God -- Marrying the Daughters of Men?
This is a subject covered many times before, by me and others, with enough simple logic and scripture to combat the false notion that spirit angels married flesh and blood women and had half breed children that grew into giant monstrosities -- according the Book of Enoch these giant offspring grew up to a height that would put Godzilla to shame -- the conservative number is 240 feet tall, not so conservative, over 400 feet, depending upon which of the ancient measurements you use.
The Book of Enoch is simply a book of fables -- 1. A story about mythical or supernatural beings or events. This has all been covered before in the previous articles, Part 1 and Part . However, an article came out in a prominent Evangelical magazine that is fully entrenched in the Evangelical movement, if we can call it that, and they teach the false doctrine about the Rapture -- the living in Christ are caught up first to meet Him and be taken to Heaven, the place of safety until the time of Trouble, or the Tribulation is over -- usually a period of 7 to 3.5 years. This teaching is coupled with another teaching known as the Imminent Return (He can come at any moment). Now, it seems, the founders of this prominent Christian magazine also supports the teaching that the “sons of god” in Genesis 6 really does means, “angels of god”. This seems hard to believe or to understand how they can join in this idiotic teaching, especially when you see how much of the truth they do present and the quality of their magazine, filled with religious encouragement by men of faith. Some of you may already have a subscription to this polished production, Midnight Call. Please, do not cancel your subscription, the magazine and many of the articles and studies they present are right on point, but, as with everything, in this world, we must separate Fact from Fiction. I believe this is partly what is meant when we are told to, "...rightly divide the word of truth". And, also, to expose the error, not just for what we see as error, or error sake, but when and error or a falsehood is an insult to the Word of our Lord, when a doctrine has a hidden agenda pointing away from or making a mockery of our Lord's sacrifice for us, or brings shame to His Holy Name. We are all guilty of sin, to be sure, but when professing believers in the writings once delivered and the Covenants are revealed and the promises made, are pushed aside for the imaginations of men, then we must be on our guard and expose them to anyone that will listen.
The Midnight Call magazine has printed an article where they mention angels marrying flesh and blood women.
After reading their published article I was inspired to write another article of my own on this same subject again. This time I thought I would take a different approach – I will not get into all of the in and outs of every view but instead, for that, refer you back to my two previous articles (Go To: Angels Marry Women? Part 1 / Angels Marry Women? Part 2) where you will find more detail in the debate exposing this false doctrine.
In this article I will rehash some things and attempt to make sense of the flawed thinking of others, who seem to be so well versed in the Scriptures themselves that it boggles my mind that they have accepted such a dangerous teaching.
Why or how is it dangerous? The Sons of God, as Angels of God marrying women turns the miraculous Birth of our Savior into a mockery. That false doctrine is telling us that the Fallen Angels had and have the ability to procreate, from spirit to flesh. This means that the coming of our Lord YaHshua is nothing new or exciting, the angels have always been able to do this. And that, my friends, is a LIE. Coupled with that false doctrine is the doctrine of Imminent Return, a doctrine that says our Lord can come at any moment in time, like right this minute, so we had better be good, we better not pout, because He is coming at any moment. This too is a lie. How is it a lie? If He were to come at any moment, BEFORE His prophetic word is finished then He would be making Himself a lair, and that is one thing He is not. He will not come, and cannot come, breaking the Word of Prophecy, which in truth, gives mankind all the time they need to repent. At the Judgment there will be not excuses from the flesh that enough time was not allotted, giving a fair chance for mankind to turn things around. YaHshua, our Savior, has already told us, given us, the Words of the Father, about how things are going to go, and that does not include a short cut called the Imminent Return. There you have it, the reason these two doctrines in prophetic teachings are wrong, wrong and wrong again.
In my previous articles on this subject I was a bit harsh, claiming the false doctrine is a doctrine of devils. I make no apology for that, after all, what else could explain it? And I am using Scripture to make this judgment, His word warns us, I am just pointing you toward His Word.
(1Ti 4:1) Now the Spirit speaks expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
Important, Please Read Carefully
This is what I call the Fog of Religion. False doctrines, no matter the recipe used, all contain an added ingredient that spoils the lot. Satan has used this method from day one. In the Garden he told one simple lie, a lie that spoiled their purity. Their Creator said that they would die if they ate from a particular tree. Satan, that crafty Devil, told them that they would not die. The couple decided to believe the Devil and to try the fruit and see if their Creator had lied to them. They found their proof, the fruit tasted good, and they did not drop dead. This is the case with all sin, death, in most cases is not immediate. This is what they failed to understand and from that moment on Adam and Eve began to age, to run down, moving ever closer to the death that their Creator said would come if they ate of that particular tree. This is what we have to look forward to if we continue to eat from that tree. Of course mankind cannot help itself, not any longer, it must eat from the Tree of Knowledge to keep up with this present world we must all eat of that tree and we all become part good and part evil, full of goodness on the one hand but spoiled by too much knowledge on the other. We are all dying, each day, everyday, no matter how smart, we are all headed for the grave, some sooner some later, but all flesh is headed for death. But, we have a choice in the fruits we eat, from which tree we chose to eat. The fruit is all mixed up, and hanging from the same tree, choose carefully, and live. There is hope and their are promises made, but there are also false hope and false promises -- avoid the one, pick the other. The Doctrine about Imminent Return is a false doctrine offering a false Hope, a false hope that will be revealed when the Prophetic Words of our Lord take place in reality and those trusting in the false hope will find themselves cursing the God they thought was going to physically save them from what is to come. What is to come? What has not happened yet? What is on the horizon? Something that this world has never seen nor experienced before, and you can read about it in your own Bible, and after reading it, you too will see how He will not come at any moment, first this world must experience His Wrath -- harsh, I know, but saying it any other way does not change what is to come: And He Opens the Sixth Seal --
(Rev 6:12-17) And I beheld when he had opened the Sixth Seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the Great Day of His wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?
This is not a fantasy. This is not about Nephilim taking wives. This is not about Jack and the Bean Stalk giants. This is about Truth. When His Wrath comes it will not be Invasion of the Nephilim. Fantasy, fictions, things made up and the doctrine of devils (angel demons).
2Pe 2:2-3 Many will follow their shameful ways and will bring the way of truth into disrepute. In their greed these teachers will exploit you with stories they have made up. Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping. NIV
(1Ti 4:1) The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. NIV
Is this happening? For how long has this been happening? From the very beginning. Yesterday, today and it will continue on into tomorrow and the next day. When did the Wolves begin to come into the Flock?
(Act 20:29) I know that after I leave, savage wolves will come in among you and will not spare the flock. Even from your own number men will arise and distort the truth in order to draw away disciples after them. So be on your guard! Remember that for three years I never stopped warning each of you night and day with tears. NIV
That being true then, how much more now? Paul's warning, nearly 2,000 years ago. He was seeing the wolves, those of Satan, coming in to feed upon the meek, and those children of the Lving God, through YaHshua, distorting the Truth. They were at work then and they are at work now. Even as a loyal flock is telling the truth they are being devoured from within by wolves that have crept in. A flock may have some truth, truth worth listening to, but we must, each, stand guard over out own spirit and with the Spirit of our Heavenly Father be ever alert for those times the truth is destorted, because that is the work of the wolves -- they have sold their lives for the kingdom Satan has promised, not the Kingdom our Lord and Savior, YaHshua has promised. Too many count the Fruits of the Holy Spirit in material/physical ways -- a big, bright church, filled with gold and silver from the Earth is not the Kingdom. Just as our Lord admonishes the Laodicean Church to buy from Him REAL Gold and Real Silver from Heaven, that gold and silver that is eternal -- Revelation 3:17-18.
Fire Storm of Error, Concerning Genesis Chapter 6
The four main verses in the center of this fire storm is found in Genesis 6:1-4. When you look at these few verses from Genesis they are clearly being twisted to say something they do not say. It is my hope and prayer you will come to see this as clearly as I do. Now, let's take a look at these verses and see what they are really saying and how they have to be twisted or added to in order to make a case for the false doctrine circulating throughout the Evangelical movement teaching that angels came to earth, without permission, of course, saw how beautiful women of the flesh were and decided to take some wives for themselves and in this corrupted union came giant babies that grew into giant known as the Nephilim. And, if you read the book of Enoch that has been circulating around, and that some use to prove this error you will read that these giants, these Nephilim, grew to over 40 feet tall (some say 200 feet) and began to eat everything in sight eventually turning on the little people and eating them. Be careful when you quote Enoch, someone might actually get a copy of this fictional book and read it. This, however, is the view of many in this twisted tale of angels marrying women and having giant children. From here, with this idiotic teaching in the background, let us proceed to the four verses in question and see if we can sort this out.
GENESIS 6:1-4 – What Does It Really Say?
Gen 6:1 And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,
My Comment: Let’s see, no mention of women? Men began to multiply and produced daughters. No mention of sons? Is that important? Not really as it is assumed an intelligent mind will understand you cannot have “daughters” without the fathers having a wife, so we know there must have been women giving birth to “daughters”, something men are not capable of -- it is assumed that you are an intellectual being, capable of making the correct conclusions, and connecting the dots without every little, tiny bit being fed to you. If we are to use the flawed reasoning from the master minds that fallen angels married women and had babies by them then using that reasoning we would have to understand verse 1 telling us that there were no sons, only daughters -- do you see the flaw in that thinking? This is a prime example of simple logic where every little detail is not supplied to convey a message under the assumption the read possess some common sense – in this case -- men do no have babies without women and if men are multiplying then so too are women.
I don't think Evolutionist, even in all of their absurdities try to tell anyone that daughters appear without mothers, right? Or men appeared out of nothing -- or do they? Oh, yeah, some do, it seems, suggesting "spontaneous" appearances of species -- creation -- strike that last word, they would never use it, better stay with "spontaneous appearance" – no, really, that is a theory floating for some years now. The benefit to this new/old theory is it eliminates the need for the missing links. See article on Science and the Bible agree -- Anyway, back to the point -- "men" is likened to "mankind", human beings, including women, but it is of note that these men are not identified as anything special – men in general -- mankind. We equate man with Adam, the first man, right? Did you know that our Creator called Adam and Eve, both, Adam or man? There is the man-kind to which Eve is a part, just as there are animal kinds, in male and female representations.
(Gen 5:2) Male and female created He them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created. (Adam, made from dirt, as is all mankind, to which the wo-man became a part. We are of the man-kind or the Adam-kind)
The point here, with this leading verse, in Genesis 4 -- girls were coming forth from men of no particular quality and this by and through their women friends or wives -- we must assume, as well, that in this pre-flood world, filled with violence, rape must have been present as well, right? This is leading us to the next verse, in Genesis 4, which takes us to the point of the subject -- another type of man, or men called the "sons of God" who began to focus on the daughters of these other men.
Gen 6:2 That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.
My Comment: These “sons of God”, apparently exercised some kind of dominion over the other men, those mentioned in verse one. We are not given details but it is mentioned they took these “daughters” from among these other men and made them “wives”. This would indicate that they did not take by force otherwise the concept of marriage would not have entered into the account. A King, for example, wants to take a wife from among the common subjects, and so a deal is struck, the father is paid a handsome sum, given a title, and some land, usually, and the King takes a wife, perhaps another wife. If the King, on the other hand, takes women by force they are not usually married, and that is not how you take a wife, but a sexual slave or concubine, member of a Kings sexual household, then marriage is not entered into -- so why would these powerful, angelic beings taking wives, why not just concubine?
In this verse a “lust” is demonstrated by a class of men known as the “sons of God”, more accurately, the “sons of gods”. This would indicate a group of men recognized by the “other men” as separate from them and there appears to be no objection from either side concerning these unions. The Kings and the super wealthy, or the guys with biggest army take what they want, so the idea that these angelic powers would marry a lowly human woman?
Here, in this verse, we see the “sons of God” taking a fancy toward the “daughters” of the other men. It does not appear the fathers of the girls object to this as no objection is recorded, but it does not matter, these sons of god, make honest women of them and marry them. Wouldn’t you think that if alien beings, angels or any other creature from outer space, invading earth and taking your daughters as wives, there would be some kind of objection, some kind of struggle, some kind of outrage? But no, only submission. On the other hand, perhaps, this is how the Earth became filled with violence? And perhaps this is how the generations of mankind became corrupted, not by angelic rebels doing right by the women they took, but in the natural course of things -- Kings over stepping their authority among mankind and abusing their power, leading to a rebellion among men or mankind -- simple as that, and a story as old as, well, as old as the Days of Noah.
There is all sorts of things wrong with this view of “angels marrying” humans and most is covered in my first two articles -- Part 1 and Part 2, Angels Marrying Women. What we do see are two types of men – men and sons – this would indicate both are males capable of having children. Do not forget that all those who confess YaHshua are also called sons of God, and no one suggests that we, sons and daughters of the Living God are angels, right?
(Gal 4:6) Because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, "Abba, Father."
(Gal 4:7) So you are no longer a slave, but a son; and since you are a son, God has made you also an heir.
(2Co 6:18) And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be My sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
Let us not forget, our Savior told us, in His own voice, that angels do not marry, not only that, He went on to say they do not give in marriage either --
(Mar 12:25) For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as the angels which are in heaven.
(Gal 3:28) There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for you are all one in Anointed YaHshua.
Granted, this last verse is not a specific declaration that there will be no males or females, but when you consider the purpose of being male and female in the procreation of species one could say this is no longer necessary, once we enter the spirit realm in our new spirit bodies, the exact need for male and female will no longer be necessary, but still, we will each have our own Glory. There is to be no racial nor sexual differences once we become like the Messiah. What the teachers of the “angels marrying human women” are suggesting is that angels, once having come to earth sprouted male genitals. Others, realizing the error in this, instead of adjusting to the truth, tell us these alien angels took “wives” by the act of possession -- saying the angels possessed the women while others say they possessed the husbands and by proxy gave birth to alien beings that became the Nephilim. Outrageous nonsense.
If you continue down this false road and insist these angels came to earth, sprouted genitals and actually had physical sex with human women you would then have to assume they produce sperm and with all of this similarity to human men there must then be female angels too. Wait, no mention of female angels anywhere in the Scriptures, only on the minds of men. I think we should stand on what our Savior had to say about the angels, “…neither marry, nor are given in marriage…”
The concept that a term like “sons of God” is not applicable to humans, and applies only to angels, is ridiculous but this is what the false teaching is saying. This, however, is contradicted by the New Testament writings which abound with references to the “children of God” and if “children” then certainly “sons” and “daughters”, wouldn’t you think?
(John 11:51) And this spake he not of himself: but being high priest that year, he prophesied that YaHshua should die for that nation; And not for that nation only, but that also he should gather together in one the children of God that were scattered abroad. (Children of God, in reference to Israel)
(Rom 8:16) The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: (1 John 5:2, 1 John 3:10, Gal 3:26, Rom 9:26, 2 Cor 6:18)
(Rom 9:8) That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed.
(2Co 6:18) And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
(Hosea 1:10) Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered; and it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people, there it shall be said unto them, Ye are the sons of the living God.
That last verse is from the Old testament, of course, and demonstrates the same principle. People, even the people of Israel were and have been and are going to be called “Sons of God”. This is not a title reserved for angels, in fact, this is not a title for angels at all.
(Heb 1:5) For unto which of the angels said He at any time, You are My Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?
Tell me you see it, please – what is it that’s makes a “child of God”? It would be the acceptance of the Gospel Message about YaHshua as Savior and the acceptance of YaHshua as your Savior -- this also means that YaHshua is Not an angel and was not an angels, as other worshipers their Jesus teach. Children of the flesh are those of this world, doing their own thing, so to speak, some very religious, practicing and following the traditions of men, some actively pursuing the worship of demons and, of course, those in denial that there is any god at all.
So, continuing with this thought and taking it back to the world that was, before the Great Flood, can we now see the “sons of God” counted as the seed just as believers are today? There were some, like us today, that heard and believed the Gospel Message concerning our Lord as it was preached to them by Enoch. Believe it or not the world of then received and ultimately turned away from the plan of “salvation”. Reading Jude 14-16 we see Enoch, seventh from Adam, preaching of the coming of the Lord, the Gospel message. This is the same New Testament letter the false and deceived teachers use but fail to notice this part –
(Jude 1:14) And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,
It would only be natural to assume, then, that believers of Enoch’s preaching would be “sons of god”, separating them from other men, just as it is today. Certainly there is the other view, that the “sons of God” were the sons of Adam marrying the sons of Cain, and a couple of other ideas which I have elaborated on in Part 1 and Part 2. Since the New Testament and the presentation of our Savior to the world the Mystery is revealed -- Christians of faith are the "sons and daughters of God". Again we see the Bible is of no private interpretation, interpreting itself.
We need to let the writings of from the Old and New Testament tell us what they mean as these are the words delivered to the Prophets and the Apostles as they were either shown or moved by the Holy Spirit (2 Peter 1:20-21).
The following verses tell us, plainly, that believers can be and are called “sons and daughters of God”. Leaving the interpretation of men behind let the Scripture interpret the scripture.
(2Co 6:17-18) Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
(Heb 1:5) For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?
Can it get any plainer?
If we are “children of God” wouldn’t this mean I can call myself a “son of God”? We know our Savior came in the flesh and is called the Son of God, and we know YaHshua called Him Father and he, the Christ, instructed us to also call on the One he revealed as his Father, our Father. This is undeniable and as believers this is what we confess –
(1Jn 4:15) Whosoever shall confess that YaHshua is the Son of God, God lives in him, and he in God. (NRKJV—Name Restored King James Version))
Our Savior also instructs us to call on our Father in Heaven when we pray –
(Luke 11:2) He said to them, "When you pray, say: " 'Father, hallowed (HOLY) be your name, your kingdom come…”.
In Hebrew 2:10-11 we are told our Savior is not ashamed to call us "brothers” and that we are considered “brethren” and called “sons” being brought to “glory”..
(Heb 2:10-12) For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. For both he that sanctifieth (make Holy) and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause He is not ashamed to call them brethren (brothers), Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee.
Listen, the truth is the “sons of God” were in the world before were those that began to call on the Name of God. The people in Adam’s time heard the gospel Message, they knew the of the coming plan of salvation, but they began to break ranks and marry outside of their beliefs, outside of the truth delivered to them by Enoch (Jude 1:14).
Gen 6:3 And the LORD (YHWH) said, My spirit shall not always strive (Live with or struggle with) with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.
My Comment: In the Earth before, that is, before the flood, the Creator’s Spirit was with men. In the Hebrew dictionary the Word “strive” has several meanings, rule, judge, minister, and plead – indicating a presence – this should be a concept the Christian, of all people, should understand. He withdrew His Spirit as it was a constant struggle leading to the ultimate rejection. Man lived longer than we do today because His Holy Spirit was present as a force for life, this, of course is my opinion but in this view we see the reason for the long ages and then the shortening of the age of men. We see a point in the first Earth history where YAHWEH withdraws his Spirit and then limits the years of man, recognizing man as only flesh. Apparently the long years made the people of then seem to think they were immortal. Even today men act and talk as if they are immortal, speaking of themselves in terms of immortality refusing to acknowledge there degenerate condition. It is like all of humanity being in denial. Just think how much stronger this delusion of immortality would be for those living to such extreme ages -- would not some begin to think they were as gods?
Gen 6:4 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 bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.
My Comment: Here is the verse that gets so twisted you have to think it is on purpose, or, is influenced by doctrines of demons (1 Tim 4:1, look it up). “There were giants...” when? “ … In those days” and that is what it means, not that these giants were the product of the "sons of god" marrying daughters of men! It is a time set, a marking of when this began to happen, of when those called the “sons of God” began to marry outside of their faith or outside of their birthright as leaders with a religious responsibility. Once these devout men began to break ranks and marry women not of their belief it would only be a matter of time when these wives would bring their false gods to the table. Men, for the most part, want to please their women – men want a peaceful house and some women, from the beginning have taken advantage of this. We have a mighty example of this from the very beginning in Adam to King Solomon.
King Solomon, a "Mighty Man of Renown"
King Solomon, a very wise, and blessed man. If the King had one weakness it was women, women outside of his own race and faith -- he liked alien women, so we have a good example of a “son of God” (Israel is called the children of God, and the Kings were recognized the chosen of God. Other Kingdoms even called their Kings, sons of the gods). A King of Israel, looking on foreign women with a lustful eye and taking from them wives, as many as he chose. Does this sound familiar?
There were seven hundred royal bloods and three hundred concubine, a thousand wives – these were daughters of other men, from other nations (1 Kings 11:1-6. So, what happened to King Solomon, once a "son of God", King of Israel, ruler over the "children of God"? These wives of other men, from other nations, brought with them their false gods and hounding King Solomon for equal rights in worship turned all of Israel into a very religious nation.
We are told as Solomon aged these foreign women turned the mind of the King to other gods. That's right, these daughters of common men (non-Israelite introduced the "children of God" to a variety of deities, customs and traditions "Authorized by the King". They filled the Temple with pagan idols and decorated the forest and high places with phallic symbols of Bel/Baal and Asherah and Ishtar and many other gods. The people had become very religious as they prayed on every hilltop, sacrificed on every altar, went to church often as they honored every god, that is until King Josiah came along, many years after the death of Solomon.
(2Ki 23:4) And the king (Josiah) commanded Hilkiah the high priest, and the priests of the second order, and the keepers of the door, to bring forth out of the temple of the LORD (YHWH) all the vessels that were made for Baal, and for the grove, and for all the host of heaven: and he burned them without Jerusalem in the fields of Kidron, and carried the ashes of them unto Bethel.
Eventually statues of wood and stone (idols) representing these false gods of all the “host of heaven” that had been set up in the Temple were removed by a new King, a young King. Under King Solomon’s rule Israel had become so religious they had nearly forgotten who YHWH was in favor of all the other gods, not only Baal, but of all the host – they were worshiping everything. The worship of the God of Israel became buried in the religious enthusiasm for other religions introduced by the “daughters of men”.
Read about the rediscovery of YHWH and how religious the people were for other false gods and how YHWH was rediscovered if for only a little while in 2 Kings 22-23, and you will see how thoroughly the people of God had lost the worship of YHWH even though the Temple was in their midst. They filled the Temple with pagan idols and the priest were in on it. Consider the Temple today and recognize the similarities.
(2Co 6:16) And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will live in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. NRKJV
The Books of Moses were lost and rediscovered and King Josiah (YosYaH), cut deep into his heart, set about ripping into the false religions and restoring the true worship honoring the only real God of Israel, YHWH. I see this as a parallel of the Christian Religion today. Christianity has been flooded with pagan practices and customs as to lose the site of YHWH and of the true Christ, YaHshua. The Christian Church has migrated to calling on a strange name a name that never existed until around 400 years ago. The Christians follow customs cut from the pagan world of the past and present. The modern Christians engage in Holiday traditions as opposed to the Holy Days and Sabbaths of the Holy Bible. In this we see, again, as in the days of Noah, men of God, children of God, sons of God, turning into something else, accepting the lie.
The Context, The Context, The Context
(Gen 6:5) 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.
My comment: This verse, following on the heels of verses 1-4 should be the end of the discussion. "And GOD saw that the wickedness of man..." can it possibly be any plainer? Not the "...wickedness of the angels...", but “of man” -- man, men -- no mention of angels and not the slightest hint concerning "fallen angels". What is the context, then? "...and every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually." Man's thoughts, man's heart and no angels around or even acknowledged. It seems God can see the “wickedness of man” but the teachers of the false doctrine cannot.
The verses in Genesis 6 have nothing to do with "fallen angels" marrying and giving others in marriage. Instead of this we see and account that is all about men and what they were doing. The KJV has once again clouded the waters of biblical interpretation. The hearts (minds) of men is certainly evil and exhibits this historically and in minor ways as well.
You can pick up one Bible dictionary and will side with the fable of the pagans, "gods marrying human women” and yet another Bible dictionary will not. Perceived authorities can be quoted, some pro, some con, but as we move closer to the end it is surprising how this false teaching has grown among the Christian, especially the Evangelical Dispensationalist – those teaching the other false doctrine of the Rapture.
You can pick for yourself which theory appeals to you. For me and others we stick with the scriptures and what our Savior, YaHshua, had to say about angels. Believe YaHshua and you will see something is wrong with the Gen 6:1-4 and with a little research you will find the alternate translation of, "sons of the kings", this makes more sense as when you get literal with the KJV, "sons of god" the term for "god", in this case, is the Hebrew "elohim" meaning "gods", so the KJV should read, "sons of gods, many gods, and is not speaking of the Creator God, or the God YHWH (YaHweh) at all. Even the Jewish scholars that teach this false doctrine ignore this simple fact. Not all Jewish scholars, of course, support this false teaching that angels equals YHWH's sons taking flesh to wed and bed. It does appear, however, that the origin of this doctrine has Jewish sources outside of Scripture.
There you have it, again, with a few more observations. King Solomon is a prime example of what happened on the Earth before, with men of religious authority or ruler ship, the kings of the time, or even the ruling class of Adams children, being influenced and tempted by women outside of their own faith or class. Women have a very spiritual nature, more so than men, and for this reason they are prey to every kind of "spirit". Satan went after Eve for a reason. He had plenty of time to assault Adam but found it easier to get to Eve and through Eve to Adam.
We see another example in the story of Elijah. Everyone knows the story of Jezebel and how she sought to kill Elijah (Eli- Jah, means; My God is YaH). She was the alien Queen of Israel, not an Israelite but a Phoenician. She married the King of Israel, Ahab, and brought her false gods and customs, her primary god being Baal (Baal means; Lord, or Master). Apparently during this time there were many god under the banner of Baal, many Lord gods, with many different names.
It would seem the children of God, the Israelites, or, at least, the men of Israel have a weakness for foreign women. This is the very thing (the secret of Israel's weakness) the prophet Balaam gave to King of Moab, Balac, as a method of corrupting the children of Israel in an attempt to stop Israel from crossing the Jordan river threatening to over run the children of Moab -- see Numbers 25:1 and Numbers 31:18. Balaam refused to put a curse on the children of Israel but eventually revealed the weakness of the children and of the “Mighty Men” before the YHWH. Apparently Israelite women were plain (by Moabite standards), by comparison to the made up and haughty women of the sex temples of Moab.
The "Mighty men" of Israel saw the daughters of Moab as beautiful and took of them any they desired. To stop this insult Israel was struck and many of Israel's mighty men came to their end at the hands of their brothers and kin remaining true to YaHWeH. When this disaster came to an end the invasion finally commenced and the king of Moab, along with Balaam were killed.
Man's Natural Desire
Genesis tells us a man leaves his father and mother and clings to his wife (to please her), this is a natural instinct of men (Gen 2:24). Looking back at the account of Adam and Eve we see Eve introducing Adam to a false religion (so to speak), turning from the true words of their Creator by listening to another word, lying words, mixed with the words of YHWH, deceiving them into doubting what they were originally told.
They chose to go with words added to His word putting a subtle twist on the truth, “…you will not die.” In the true religion they originally did not question His word of truth, their faith rested in believing their Creator, YHWH, as small children believe their father but eventually they were choosing to listen to a lesser authority, Satan. Here, then, is another example of a “son of God”, Adam, falling under the influence of a woman. Make no mistake, Adam is guilty as sin -- he was standing right next to Eve, and while she took to the temptation, accepting the idea YHWH may have not told the truth, doubting Yahweh’s words, she turned to Adam, standing right next to her and gave him the fruit to eat also, and he did not refuse, he ate too. Imagine -- Adam is listening to the conversation Eve is having with the Representative of Satan and not saying a word, Eve says, "Here my husband, eat", and he does. Maybe it was more like this, "Here husband, worship this way", and he did. Later Adam blames YHWH for his trouble, he says it was the woman’s fault, you know, “That woman you gave me ...”, he says. He blames His Creator, YHWH. If only He, God, had not given him the woman – poor Adam, certainly the victim, poor Adam with a poor excuse. Adam let the woman wear the pants, he was the first hen–pecked husband. Make no mistake all of us men are as guilty as Adam -- and all women as guilty as Eve. They may have been the first but they demonstrated a weakness in their nature, a nature we all have in the flesh.
Understand Genesis 6 is to believe what our God, the God of Israel, and now our Savior is saying and has said to us. Believe Him, Believe His words, they are true, but for some reason (you be the judge), there are those teachers of renown teaching this false doctrine of “spirits” (1Tim 4:1) having sex with human wives, giving birth to giants – how absurd! Read your bible, see the truth, believe, and if you want to speculate don’t try to twist the Scriptures to fit your own fairy tale speculations. When someone gives you a verse that smashes your speculation (your mind idol?) accept it. Remember, it is not about winning or losing arguments, it is about having faith in the Word to deliver the answer and with the help of the Holy Spirit of our Heavenly Father and our Savior we will be shown the way and the truth. Believing our Heavenly Father and His Son, YaHshua let us consider everything man invents, by comparison, a lie.
(Rom 3:3-4) For what if some did not believe? Shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That you might be justified in your sayings, and might overcome when you are judged. NRKJV
Opinions and speculations can be fun, even lending to keeping interest up in the study of the Word, but we cannot forget, speculation is speculation and your opinion is your opinion but the Word of God is the deciding factor. You should be adjusting your opinions and your speculations to the Word, not the other way around, as we seem to see modern teachers doing today. They follow the methods of Satan, first they tell you some truths then get you to doubt what you think or have heard or read in the Word, then they give you an opinion that is more pleasing to you and your wants and desires and lusts, things to satisfy your flesh, and suddenly you are hooked into thinking "outside of the Book" -- this is Satan's method of self-improvement and there are many that go this way just like Adam and Eve.
(2Ti 4:3) For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; (to rub or scratch or tickle the ear)
Don’t be afraid to accept Scripture for what it says and don’t be quick to speculate. Remember, your opinion is your opinion and as with most opinions coming from biblically illiterate people concerning things they know nothing about they are not worth much -- wonder, think, even think out loud, but wait on the Word for the answer. Do not be quick to grab hold of an idea just because some one you think is more important than you says it must be so. This misdirection gets a lot of sincere people in trouble, they grab hold of something that tweaks their imagination and won’t let it go, even if Scripture says they are wrong, they join in with others in trying to use the Scriptures to prove their fancy idea.
False thinking is to assume everything is possible and by this ultimate answer the Word of the Living God is made unreliable -- because, among men, everything is not possible, only our Creator has that option. All things are only possible with our God. We are creatures of the flesh, creatures of limitations, bound to certain physical principles that restrain us in spite of what we may dream or wish for.
We are limited we are but dust and are perishing by the thousands every day. It is only by the option of our Creator that we are offered Life beyond the grave, beyond the return to dust. Flesh and blood cannot "inherit" the Kingdom in our present condition and this is our ultimate limitation -- death -- these bodies of flesh die.
We should not be in fear of those that can destroy the flesh, as that is going to happen anyway, with or without the aide of other men, but we should fear the one that has the power to destroy both, the flesh as well as the spirit. Our only hope of achieving the impossible is by and through YaHshua, through whom we will receive new Spirit bodies fit for the Kingdom to come. (1 Jn 3:2, Php 3:21, 1 Cor 15:42-44)
Here is an example in twisting the word of the Living God, from a major Evangelical magazine -- MidNight Call, (August Issue 2010, page 12, second column:
MidNight Call quotes Genesis 6:4 -- "The same became mighty men (Nephilim) which were of old, men of renown".
The actual verse in context -- (Genesis 6:4) There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown. KJV
Compare the two examples, the first as the magazine printed it and the actual verse as it is in your Bible. See what they did? By injecting “Nephilim” they are planting the idea these “mighty men”, or "Giants" (Nephilim) are the product of the angel/human union. They drop the very beginning of this verse to make it fit this false doctrine, or what they imagine or want this verse to say. This is a flagrant exhibition of twisting and using Scripture improperly to teach a lie. How else can it be said? Is the author of this article in MidNight Call magazine a sincere believer that has merely made a simple mistake? How is that possible when the handling and the adding to the Scripture is so open and deliberate -- it does not look like a simple mistake. An honest mistake is when you misinterpret a saying or verse, but to add to it, or take away from it, to make it say something it does not, to handle the Scripture in such a way in order to support a fantasy is a deliberate assault upon the Word.
It is one thing to make a suggestion, or to present a speculation but to then say these speculations are true and fact is deliberate and those doing this, even though they have tons of truth in the one hand, in the other they are liars, pure and simple. I am not making this judgment, as in my opinion, being of a different specualtion, not at all. You can see for yourself that the Word was not properly quoted, but altered. It is by His Words we use as the measuring stick, so it is not I that judge but it is the word, the words of our Lord, who clearly, Himself, said that angels do not marry. These false teachers, drunk on their own words, then say that when YaHshua said this, that He was talking about angels in Heaven, not angels on earth. When I heard this excuse my head was spinning -- they refuse to hear what our Savior says, and then proceed to put words in our Savior's mouth. to say what He never said or meant. How incredible is this, deny YaHshua's own words to support a fantasy floating around in the minds of those silly people easily influenced by the great deceiver -- but these teachers are supposed to be smart Christian teachers, incredible. Deceived, themselves, and deceiving, mixing truth with lies which is a tactic the Devil has used from the beginning.
(2Ti 3:13) ... while evil men and impostors will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.
I have receive emails damning me for calling out people admired by the Evangelical Christians -- how dare I call men recognized as genius in the Christian communities, how dare I call them liars and deceivers. The word is the judge, not me, I did not add to the word, they did, I did not call YaHshua a lair or mistake what He is telling us, they did -- those genius of Christian teachings. He will judge them as He will judge me and I have no fear as I stand on His side not theirs. Everyone for YaHshua, stand over on this side, all those others stand over there -- we will see.
I will not quote the whole article, but it is clear from the article this is what they teach. Look close at the verse, look at what it really says and is saying -- In the original does not say the “mighty men” were the “Nephilim” but it does say when the Nephilim (giants) were on the earth, in those days, these “mighty men” were stepping out of bounds -- it is about what these might men, rulers, kings, were doing in the days when there were giants on the earth. Look again, these were “mighty men of old, men of renown”, not Nephilim, not giants themselves, but men that lived a long time, sons of Adam and Eve (of old) living long lives, famous men (men of renown), not angels, not half breeds of angel/man, but MEN -- and when was all this happening there were "Nephilim" (giants) on the earth. No where does it ever say these Nephilim (giants) were their children, no where! Remember, the term Dinosaur was not a word until modern times, otherwise the word for giant would have been translated as dinosaur -- my opinion, of course, but nowhere does it say that these gaints were men. Yes, later, after the flood, there were families of people called by this and similar names, like Goliath, but none of those people ever came close to having the power and the stature attributed to the giants mentioned in Genesis 6. There is not connection, if there were, then the people of great stature, living during the time of King David's rule, would have been children of fallen angels, even after the Flood, and David and his merry men would never have been able to kill them.
Also, with the original writing, it does not say the Nephilim are men. There were giants in those days? Giant what? Dinosaurs? In the Book of Numbers, as mentioned before, this term, Nephilim, is used referring to a family of 'giants' or human Nephilim and from this you could say it is possible the Nephilim of Genesis 6, is also referring to men, but still, it could be making reference to giant animals as well. One thing is sure, the Nephilim in both accounts never suggests these are half breed humans and angels. In the Book of Numbers they are consistently called “men”.
Are you the product of an angel? Are you the child of an Angel? No, you are not, you are a product of your parents in the flesh, but there is something that explains it all, that explains what happened or was happening in the days of Noah. Humans began to call on the Name of YaHWeH, and to be called the "sons of God" but something happened, these "sons" began to mix with heathens and pagan elements brought to them by their marriages to women from those outside of the truth faith, outside of those worshiping the true God and they lost their place as "sons" of YaH - YaHWeH, even though their became the heroes of old, they were heroes or mighty only among men. We see this same thing happening and recorded in the New Covenant, a restarting, if you will, of events similar to those of the pre-flood world, but let's the Word of God Speak ---
(John 1:12) But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
Strike Number Three
This is my third try at explaining this business about spirit beings, we call angels, marrying human women, having sex with them and producing giant offspring called the Nephilim, while ignoring the plain words and especially the words of our Savior. I am running out of arguments and encouragements for you to receive and study the truth concerning this matter. If you can think of something to add to this understanding please write and let me know. Reread the verse I just quoted closely and ask yourself -- Who has the power? He gave this power to become sons of God to whom? Certainly not to angels marrying humans? What seems to be one of the requirements to becoming a son or daughter of God? Is it making sense now? Do angels have the ability to procreate? The answers seem obvious don't they, when you stay within the realms of the written words, His words to us, right?
If you are still stuck, go back to Genesis 6:5 and see the context of the verses leading up to why YHWH destroyed man with a great flood -- it was all brought about by mankind, not by fallen angels. It is a fault in much of mankind to blame others for their own faults. Go back, read it again,then try to find where it says the world of then was destroyed because of the angels, you will not. The subject and the total context is about men and what they were doing. It is all about mankind and their wickedness, not the angels. My understanding is the rebellious angels that followed Satan had revolted before the creation of men.