In this rotulus, we will be looking into a topic that has been generally misunderstood by people. Genesis 6:1-4 talks of a time that the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men. It is widely believed that these sons of God were Angels or Fallen Angels. Rightly dividing the word of truth, we will see if these were actual sons or Angels as commonly believed.
1 And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,—Genesis 6:1-4
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 an 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 bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.
Here, we will x-ray by the word of God the truth concerning the “sons of God” mentioned in Genesis 6:1-4 , Job 1:6 ; Job 2:1 , Job 38:7 .
The Age of Angels
12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!—Isaiah 14:12-15
13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.
13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.—Ezekiel 28:13-15
14 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.
15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.
Genesis 1 does not talk about the creation of angels but the scriptures say God created all things by the word of His power (John 1:3 ; Ephesians 3:9 ). “Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God” and “Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth”. This points to the fact that Lucifer and other angels existed long before Adam was on earth, in what was called the garden of precious stones (Ezekiel 28:13 ).
Adam’s garden was a garden of vegetation ( Genesis 2:8-9 ). Note that these two gardens are in the same location ( Jerusalem in the land of Israel ) (Ezekiel 28:14 , Isaiah 11:9 , Zechariah 8:3 , Isaiah 14:13 , Psalms 48:2 ).
And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.—Genesis 1:2
Why did the earth become void and formless? This was due to the fall of Lucifer and his host. (Revelation 12:4 )
7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,—Revelation 12:7-9
8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.
9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
Please note the following “cast out into the earth” and “neither was their place found any more in heaven” (Revelation 12:8-9 ) The fall of Lucifer brought about the chaotic state of the earth. The moment he fell, he became Satan—the adversary of God. He instigated and caused the animals of the prehistoric age to began killing themselves. Remember he was a murderer from the beginning ( John 8:44 ). Soon afterward, the atmosphere of the earth got corrupted and polluted.
God who created the earth to be inhabited ( Isaiah 45:18 ) had to begin creation all over again. This is what we see in Genesis 1:3 . The angels that fell were punished, they were bound up ( Jude: 6 , 2Peter 2:4 ) awaiting judgment, and the saints shall be the ones to judge angels. ( 1 Corinthians 6:3 )
The Age of Man
26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.— Genesis 1:26-27
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
6 But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.— Genesis 2:6-7
7 And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
Here, man is brought into the picture. Note that man was not in the period called the beginning. Man eventually fell (Genesis 3) and from our previous chapter, we understand that Cain was not the son of Adam ( Jude: 14 , 1 John 3:8 ). He was a beast-man being the son of the serpent. This explains why Adam and Cain had separate genealogies (Genesis 4, Genesis 5).
Note that Genesis 4:26 points to how men began to profanely call upon the name of The Lord (châlal). Men, as used in the context, isn’t necessarily the plural form of man but denotes frail, woeful, sorrow. This refers specifically to the genealogy of Cain—not being the sons of God it was difficult for them to have true worship as the Sethite did hence they profaned the name of God on idols. This reveals that there was a serious deviation from the true worship in that generation.
Putting the Pieces
Genesis 6 begins with the subject on men (verse 1). “The sons of God saw the daughters of men”. The sons of God are the sons (children) of Adam through Seth; the daughters of men are the children (daughters) of Cain. There was the Cainic line and the Adamic line and these two lines were never meant to mix (inter-marry). God hates intermarriage ( Deuteronomy 7: 3-4 ) and that was what was responsible for King Solomon’s distractions. When these lines met, there was destruction, the same way death would be produced if the church mixes with the state.
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?— Hebrews 1:5
Which was the son of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was the son of God.— Luke 3:38
You who think angels are sons of God, you may have to answer God’s question in Hebrews 1:5 . The term “sons of God” shows the “Father-Son” relationship while angels are refeered to as “servants of God” ( Revelation 19:10 , Hebrews 1:14 ). When the angels fell, there was no talk of redemption, but when man fell, the talk of redemption arose because of the “Father-Son” relationship that exists between them. At this point, we can say by the scriptures that intermarriage between the two lines brought God’s wrath hence God did strive with mankind, not angels. They (angels) had no form of punishment but the days of man on earth were shortened and destruction came to mankind through the flood as a recompense of sin.
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.— Mark 12:25
35 But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage:— Luke 20:35-36
36 Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection.
Angels cannot marry, neither can they be given in marriage.
The Hebrew word translated “giant” is “Nephilim” which means “the fallen earth-born men, with the animal and a devilish mind.” A “giant” does not always mean a big or enormous person; as today, we have intellectual giants as well as religious giants who are not more than 6-feet. Scriptures say that before the sons of God came unto the daughters of men, there were giants. Also, if giants referred to enormous big men, and they were destroyed in the flood, how do you explain the giants of the sons of Anak (Numbers 13:33 )?
Having established that sons of God always refer to mankind (lineage of Adam through Seth) and not angels, you that think otherwise, have only the book of Job as a stand. It might interest you to know that Job lived before Moses (Job 1:5 )
6 Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan came also among them.— Job 1:6-7
7 And the Lord said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.
We have to take note of key issues in this portion of scriptures
Sons of God: These are definitely children of God (John 1: 12)
Present Themselves Before The Lord:
Where do children of God gather to present themselves before God if not the Tabernacle. Like we, the children of God today gather, they also gathered in the days of Job. Unto God shall the gathering of the people be ( Genesis 49:10 ).
How Did Satan Come Among Them?
Satan is a spirit and as such must look for a human vessel to operate. When believers gather, we ought to forgive one other; If there is any issue amongst ourselves, we ought to tarry for one another (1 Corinthians 11:33 , Ephesians 4:32 , Colossians 3:13 ). The moment I have hatred, jealousy or something against a brother, I have given a foothold for the accuser of the brethren to accuse ( Revelation 12:10 ). I have, in other words, brought Satan to the gathering.
Also, consider his response in verse 7, this shows that he was no longer heaven-bound, and had his dealings only in the earth. There are some that will argue, that the scene of the above events is heaven so as to force-fit their epileptic revelation that sons of God are angels. They have forgotten that the place of Lucifer was no longer found in heaven ( Revelation 12:8 ). This means that there is no way Satan could have ever appeared before God in heaven again. So you think that Satan being darkness, could still go back to heaven to appear before God. That means that scriptures would be broken (Read Revelation 21:27 ).
When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?— Job 38:7
There are two groups in this verse.
- The stars which are the angels (Revelation 12: 4, 8 )
- The sons of God.
A proper reading of the context shows that God was speaking of things He did from eternity. Yes, the sons of God were with God as thought-form before he ever formed anything. That is why Jesus came to seek that which was lost (Luke 19:10 ). God calls those things that be not as though they were (Romans 4: 17 ).
Satan has been cast out ( Revelation 12:8 ) but not yet cast down ( Revelation 12:10, 12 ). He will soon be cast down and tabernacle in the man of sin ( 2 Thessalonians 2: 3-4 ) and torment the whole world for three and a half years. ( Revelation 13:5 , Daniel 7:25 ).