Just WHO are These Giants in Genesis 6:4?!


        "And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. 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. 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."
– Genesis 6: 1-4

        Who are these "sons of God" mentioned here in the book of Genesis?! Also, who are the "daughters of men" and these giants?! Where did they come from? What were they like? Where did they go?

        We assuredly know who the "sons of God" are in the New Testament! But do we know and understand their attributes? Though to make sure we are on the same page, we will do a quick review in the process.

        If the Bible is the Word of God -- not just a "good" book -- there must be a connection!

        Remember the general, "Rule of 1st Mention"? Most call it the "law of 1st mention", but it cannot be a law, because it does not always hold true.

        The general, "Rule of 1st Mention" holds that the first time a word or phrase is mentioned in the Bible, it has that same general meaning throughout the Bible. Of course this only works with the King James Bible – the ONLY Bible the Holy Spirit had a hand in developing.

        If the Bible is consistent (and we know it is), then there must be some similarity between; the Old Testament sons of God – and – the New Testament sons of God!

        God did not write a book just to write a book; every chapter, every verse, every phrase, every word, every letter is put there by the Holy Spirit – for a reason.

        If we let the Bible speak for itself and seek the Holy Spirit for guidance, we can search out the connections and learn. We can then understand, even though most all will tell you that there is no connection.

        Are these " sons of God" -- angels -- as many propose? Are they the descendants of Abel or Seth, as others propose? Are they aliens? Or are they the preposterous Pre-Adamic men, a few have proposed? These are about the only options that I’ve ever heard put forward. But then, maybe they are…something else.

        Now before we go any further, we need to deal with the word: Nephilim. This Hebrew word -- Nephilim -- is found in the 4th verse of Genesis chapter 6. This word is accurately translated in the King James Bible, into the English word – giant.

        Many people and versions leave this Hebrew word – Nephilim – untranslated. The real reason they leave it untranslated is to spook you with this word. This way they can introduce all sorts of pagan doctrines – whichever one they choose. From spirits impregnating humans, to claiming that the ancient Greek and Roman gods are real and true, to substantiate the Pre-Adamic men concept, and even to attempt to verify the civilization of Atlantis. These doctrines are known in occult circles as: Esoteric Christianity.

        Back to our subject…

        These "sons of God" just do not come out of nowhere. God is not going to throw confusion at you!

        Wherever you find confusion -- Satan, the author of confusion (I Corinthians 14:33)-is by mis-information and/or dis-information, attempting to keep you from knowing the real truth!

        The Bible will always explain itself or define itself. Sometimes you really have to dig, but it is in there somewhere! DO NOT ever look to man for final answers. Most all of the time it will take the Holy Spirit to show you…

        "But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual."

- I Corinthians 2: 10-13

        The following is what I firmly believe the Holy Spirit has shown me.

        Some may scoff -- but if you study this objectively and seriously -- you will realize that it is the ONLY explanation you have heard, which does not violate any scripture. Nor cause one to bend or contort any words, phrases, verses - etc.

Let us begin…

        "And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness… So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply"

- Genesis 1: 26a, 27, 28a

        Let us find out something more about this Adam…

        "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

        So we see that here -- in Jesus Christ’s genealogy -- that the 1st son of God (small-s) was Adam. For Adam was made in the image and likeness of God. Also notice -- this is extremely important -- that the genealogical line goes through Seth from Adam, not Cain, Abel nor anyone else! This is a very HUGE clue to our study!

        Following the general Rule of 1st mention, let us begin a brief study of: the New Testament sons of God.


        "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made… He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not. 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"
-- John 1:1-3 and 10-12

        To those who take Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior, they are also given the future power to become – sons of God.

        "For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself."
-- Philippians 3: 20-21

        Notice again the futuristic, "Who shall change…"

        As we will look at later, Adam and Eve’s bodies were changed after they ate of the forbidden fruit. So, could it be that our bodies will be changed back?!

        This deal about the future, when are we going to change?

        "Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is."
- I John 3: 2

        When we appear before Lord Jesus Christ, resurrected from this life to Eternal Life with Him is when we shall change. David states the same in the Old Testament…

        "As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness."
- Psalm 17: 15

        So…if as in Philippians where it says that our bodies will be, "fashioned like unto his glorious body " -and- as in 1st John, "we shall be like him" …we need to study out Jesus Christ’s resurrected body. Would not you think?!

        But just to make sure we are on the right track, let us turn to the book of Romans…

        "Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:"

- Romans 6: 3-5

        Again the future, "We shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection". Yep, we are on the right track!

        Let us continue on this track to I Corinthians…

        "And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly."
- I Corinthians 15: 49

        Question; was not Adam’s original body made in the image of the heavenly, when it was made in God’s image and after His likeness – Genesis 1: 26?

        So, if our bodies shall be like Christ’s and "we shall also bear the image of the heavenly" as it states here in this verse…Would that make Adam’s original body, and Jesus Christ’s resurrected body (along with our resurrected body) – the same?

        "Behold, I shew you a mystery; we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory."
- I Corinthians 15: 51-54

        So originally Adam was created with a heavenly body, when Adam was created in the image and likeness of God – Genesis 1: 26. This same type body is promised to those who repent and turn to Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.

        How many kinds of bodies are there?

        "All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds. There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another. There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory. So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption: It is sown in dishonor; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power: It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body."
- I Corinthians 15: 39-44

        Here we find that there are just 2 - kinds or types of human bodies.

        Again, if Adam was originally in the image and likeness of God, could Lord Jesus Christ’s resurrected body be anything other than – in the image and likeness of God?!

        A strange side-note to this is that Adam and Eve experienced both the heavenly-spiritual body at their creation and then the earthly-natural body after the fall.

        As we will note here -- The Fall -- is when Adam and Eve went against God’s mandatory instruction to not eat of the fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil – Genesis chapters 2 and 3. When Adam and Eve did eat of this forbidden fruit, mankind fell into perpetual sin.

        Back to Adam and Eve experiencing both body-types…

        "This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him; Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created."
- Genesis 5: 1-2

        Now note the change in the very next verse…

        "And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, and after his image; and called his name Seth: And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight hundred years: and he begat sons and daughters: And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died."
- Genesis 5: 3-5

        Notice that Adam’s 3rd-mentioned son, Seth; is in the likeness and image of Adam – not God.

        Therefore from verse – 3, we deduce that the -- The Fall -- came at approximately the 125th to the 130th year, after the Creation. Adam and Eve have a change in body-type, from heavenly to earthly. Going from sons of God (Luke 3:38) to sons of man (Genesis 5:3). Then, notice that Seth is the 1st born son, after - the Fall.

        So, mankind goes from image and likeness of God (sons of God) -to- the likeness and image of Adam (sons of man). Jesus Christ is born in the likeness and image of Adam (Son of man). Then, upon living a perfect-sinless life and being crucified, Jesus Christ was resurrected in the image and likeness of God (Son of God).

        "For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.) Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life. For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous."
- Romans 5: 17-19

        Therefore…since we are going to have a heavenly-spiritual body like Lord Jesus Christ’s was, after His resurrection. Let us now explore and discover some things about it!

        First let us go to Sunday evening, the day of Jesus Christ’s resurrection…

        "And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs. And they talked together of all these things which had happened. And it came to pass, that, while they communed together and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them. But their eyes were holden that they should not know him. And he said unto them, what manner of communications are these that ye have one to another, as ye walk, and are sad?"
– Luke 24: 13-17

        Here Jesus joins up with 2 - disciples, then…

        "And they drew nigh unto the village, whither they went: and he made as though he would have gone further. But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us: for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent. And he went in to tarry with them. And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them. And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight. And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?"
– Luke 24: 28-32

        Here Jesus vanishes – disappears -- right before their very eyes…

        "And they rose up the same hour, and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and them that were with them, Saying, The Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon. And they told what things were done in the way, and how he was known of them in breaking of bread. And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you. But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit. And he said unto them, why are ye troubled? And why do thoughts arise in your hearts? Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have."
– Luke 24: 33-39

        Jesus having made Himself invisible in one village, re-appears in the midst of them at Jerusalem!

        "And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them his hands and his feet. And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, he said unto them, Have ye here any meat? And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb. And he took it, and did eat before them. And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me. Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures, And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. And ye are witnesses of these things."
– Luke 24: 40-48

        Jesus in His resurrected body - - a body the scriptures promise we shall have upon our resurrection - - has flesh and bone, as well as the ability to eat and drink.

        We also know that Adam and Eve could eat and drink. Also, we will need to eat and drink at the Marriage Supper of the Lamb!

        "And he led them out as far as to Bethany, and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them. And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven. And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy"
– Luke 24: 50-52

        Not only could this resurrection body disappear and re-appear, but it could also defy gravity…it can fly!!

        Let us read another account of this same phenomenon…

        "And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven."
– Acts 1: 9-11

          Where did the Lord Jesus Christ go?

        "So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God."
– Mark 16: 19

            Now this was at least the 2nd- time we know, that Jesus had flown to Heaven to be with God - the Father!

        Let us now look at the 1st- time, upon Mary Magdalene’s second trip back to the sepulcher…

        "But Mary stood without at the sepulchre weeping: and as she wept, she stooped down, and looked into the sepulchre, And seeth two angels in white sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain. And they say unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? She saith unto them, because they have taken away my LORD, and I know not where they have laid him. And when she had thus said, she turned herself back, and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus. Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? Whom seekest thou? She, supposing him to be the gardener, saith unto him, Sir, if thou have borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away. Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master. Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God."
– John 20: 11-17

        While we are here in John, let’s review this resurrection body…

        "Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you. And when he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the LORD. Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you."
– John 20: 19-21

        This heavenly-spiritual body can pass through solid objects…

        "And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you. Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing. And Thomas answered and said unto him, My LORD and my God. Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed."
- John 20: 26-29

        Again Jesus passes through solid walls, this body must be extra-dimensional.

        This will be a big help on the day of the Rapture!!

        Angel to Bible-believer, "Could you step outside please, so we can Rapture you outta here!"

        Another Angel down the street tugging on a Bible-believer, "Hey (!)…Wake-up, Wake-up!!

        Now…let’s go back to Genesis, and apply what we have learned.

        "This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him; Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created. And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, and after his image; and called his name Seth: And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight hundred years: and he begat sons and daughters"
- Genesis 5: 1-4

        One of the many things we learn in the Old Testament is that; many times only the names of significant children are recorded.

        Notice that here in the listing of "the book of the generations of Adam" that Cain nor Abel are listed or mentioned. And that from here to the end of Genesis, in fact through the next 4 books also, neither Cain nor Abel are mentioned.

        But verse 3 is the key! Seth is not born in the image and likeness of God. Seth is the 1st to be born in the likeness and image of Adam after the Fall.

        God is right here very deliberately, very clearly stating the 1st instance! We have here a new race. No longer sons of God. This is extremely important to get a hold of!

        Seth is the 1st- born of the sons of men. And remember, Jesus Christ – Lord and Creator of all – came bodily as a son of man (fallen man) and was the first to be bodily – restored as a son of God – The one true Son of God.

        Question: were not Cain and Abel and however many others - born before Seth? How many daughters?

        Think about it. Adam was 130 years old when Seth was born. Also, Adam did not start out as a baby. When God made Adam he was at least 20 years old – in comparative years and maturity.

        Therefore; Cain, Abel and any others born prior to Seth were born – sons of God. These did not eat of the tree. The fall of Adam and Eve did not directly affect them so bodily, they remained as sons of God.

        The fall of Adam and Eve only directly affected the bodies of Adam, and Eve, and then Seth, on through to us.

        For God did not tell Adam that if he sinned in any manner, "thou shalt surely die". The ONLY disobedience stated is; of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it".

        "And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die."
– Genesis 2: 16-17

        Until Adam and Eve disobeyed, mankind had not any knowledge of sin!

        By Adam’s disobedience in this specific, Satan then became the "god of this world" – 2 Corinthians 4:4. The "prince of the power of the air" – Ephesians 2: 2

        As a result of this power play, all mankind became very acquainted with the knowledge of sin. Both the sons of God born prior to Seth and the sons of men which were born after Seth.

        So then by sinful satanic influence, Cain killed Abel. Though Cain never ate of the forbidden fruit.

        Sin’s influence had permeated all mankind – even right up to our present day.

        "For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body."
– Romans 8: 22-23

        Let us now head back to Genesis for more analysis.

        "Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?"
– Genesis 3:1

        Here the serpent is Satan’s instrument. The serpent here is not a snake, but a snake – like creature with legs. At verse – 14, he loses the legs.

        "And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons. And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden."
- Genesis 3: 6-8

        Notice in verse - 6; that Eve’s husband Adam was right there "with her". In verse – 7; sin enters into the World because of their disobedience. They knew it, because everything changed – including their bodies. And their ‘blood’, which originally, probably more resembled a red colored chlorophyll, became tainted and changed. But in verse – 8; here comes God, uh-oh…run!

"Unto the woman he [God] said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee."
– Genesis 3:16

        Here God is handing out judgment and penalties. Question; How would Eve know she was being punished, unless she had already had children?! By having children previous to this penalty, Eve who represents womankind would have a comparison. Otherwise Eve could not know she was being punished and God would have been just wasting His words.

        "And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living."
– Genesis 3:20

        Notice the word "was"? The word "was" is past indicative, which means been there, done that. This verse states, "because she was the mother of all living". Not; will be, shall be, going to be, etc.

        Also, "mother of all living" – who living? How many living? This is a present tense statement, or at least present tense at the time it was made. These are questions inquiring minds want to know!

        But this we do know – there were some living. I firmly believe there were others and I believe Cain and Abel to be included.

        A couple of other verses we need to look at along this line, are the ones where God is handing out judgment and penalty directly to Cain…

        "And Cain said unto the LORD, My punishment is greater than I can bear. Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the earth; and from thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth; and it shall come to pass, that every one that findeth me shall slay me. And the LORD said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the LORD set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him. And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden. And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch"
– Genesis 4: 13-17A

              First; who are "every one that findeth me"?! Secondly ; Cain had a wife, from whence did this woman come? It seems obvious that Cain’s wife was one of his sisters (the gene pool was not as corrupt as it is today). Here we have proof, that not all the children of Adam and Eve are made known or named in the Bible.

        Having made these points, let us move on –

        "And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch: and he builded a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch. And unto Enoch was born Irad: and Irad begat Mehujael: and Mehujael begat Methusael: and Methusael begat Lamech. And Lamech took unto him two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah."
– Genesis 4: 17-19

        So here we have the beginning genealogy of the "sons of God". And the 1st bigamist, next coming is polygamy. Also; did Abel have a wife? If so, kids? This we do not know. But as we can see, there were many sons of God!

        "This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him; Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created. And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, and after his image; and called his name Seth: And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight hundred years: and he begat sons and daughters: And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died. And Seth lived an hundred and five years, and begat Enos: And Seth lived after he begat Enos eight hundred and seven years, and begat sons and daughters"
- Genesis 5: 1-7

        And on and on it goes. Here we have the beginning genealogy of the "sons of man". Notice again – the book of the generations of Adam begins with Seth, not Abel or Cain nor anyone else!

        So we have just seen the lineage of Cain – the sons of God, and the lineage of Seth – the sons of man (or men).

        Which brings us to…

        "And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. 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. 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. 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." "And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth."
- Genesis 6: 1-5 and 12

        So now we see very clearly, that the sons of God and the Nephilim - - which is the Hebrew word for Giant - - did not just come out of nowhere!

        I am well aware that many claim these sons of God to be angels. But God does not call angels "sons of God". He calls them "angels of God"…

        "And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it."
– Gen. 28: 12

        "And Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God met him."
– Gen. 32: 1

        What we just read, is in the same book of Genesis, written by the same author - Moses - under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. He uses two completely different phrases - "angels of God" and "sons of God" - to designate two completely different groups.

        God is very specific and does not waste His words, for if he did he could fill the whole universe with them (John 21:25).


        Now we will go to the New Testament...

        "For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven."
    – Matthew 22: 30

        "Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God: But he that denieth me before men shall be denied before the angels of God."
– Luke 12: 8-9

        "Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth."
– Luke 15: 10

        "And he saith unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Hereafter ye shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man."
– John 1: 51

        "And again, when he bringeth in the first begotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him. And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits"
– Hebrews 1: 6-7a

        I am also aware that some claim the lineage of Seth to be the sons of God mentioned in Genesis chapter 6, because Seth is the 'godly' one. They claim the lineage of Cain to be the daughters and sons of men, because Cain is the evil one.

        But consider this, God himself calls Ezekiel "son of man" 4-times in the 2nd chapter of the book of Ezekiel. Then God continues to call Ezekiel "son of man" throughout the book. Ezekiel is obviously godly, yet God calls him son of man, therefore, that explanation for the sons of God is as erroneous as the angel one.

        Besides, since when has a saved (godly) and an unsaved (evil) couple had a child that turned out different in any way than any other child?

        Satan has blinded the eyes of men today and only the Holy Spirit can open men’s eyes, that they can see the truth. But when man seeks to follow man, whether it be commentaries or institutions, man will be led astray.

        Let us continue the discussion…could these "sons of God" be angels?

        If they were, that would make Adam and Eve angels before the Fall of Man. Such may be so in ' The Book of Mormon', but not in the Bible. Adam was not made in the image and likeness of an angel. If the sons of God were angels, then that would mean we would become angels at the resurrection, and this we know is not so.

        It is IMPOSSIBLE that "sons of God" are angels!

        Why? Look at verse 2 of Genesis chapter 6 – "they took them wives". Angels can NOT marry!

        "Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God. For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven."
– Matthew 22: 29-30

        The words like and as are both important and descriptive. But again notice – "the angels of God" NOT - 'the sons of God'.

        Angels are sexless…

        "And Jesus answering said unto them, The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage: But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage: 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. "
– Luke 20: 34-36

        Notice in the previous verses that there is a distinction between "the angels" and "the children of God" (meaning those which are Saved), yet neither marry.

        Study out marriage throughout the Bible. You will find that there is not a God ordained ceremony. Only that two become one, and to be fruitful and multiply. Marriage is synonymous with a committed relationship of sexual intimacy throughout the Bible of a woman and a man.

        I am very much aware that there are those who defiantly teach that angels are not sexless.

        Throughout the Scriptures, angels are described as appearing as men – but NEVER males! Think about it; a woman can appear as a man (clothes, cut of hair, etc.) but never as a male – at least not without a lot of surgery. The word "male" is used many times in the Bible, but never in conjunction with angels. God uses the word "male" when He chooses to distinguish the sexual characteristics. God uses the word "man" when He wants to denote human aspects, minus the sexual. Its the same with the words, "female", "woman", etc.

        Also, angels are NOT androgynous, which means having BOTH male and female characteristics. Angels are a-sexual, or non-sexual beings.

        Most bible institutions teach that all angels are males. Is God’s Heaven a homosexual haven?! I don’t think so! Did God create angels to be sexually frustrated for eternity. If that were true, no wonder so many rebelled! Think about it!!

        Also, there are some bible institutes which teach that ALL Born-Again women are sexually transformed into males at their resurrection!! A big promoter of this heretical nonsense is the Rev. Dr. Peter S. Ruckman.

        The sons of God could not be ‘fallen angels’, because ‘fallen angels’ are what is termed; devils, demons, evil spirits, etc. Some may be what some have described as aliens from outer space. And again; the pre-Adamic men hypothesis is pure pagan-heresy.

        There are also many who teach or imply that the sons of God are not the angels that fell with Lucifer/Satan. But that they are angels from God’s Heaven who voluntarily left after the rebellious mutiny in Heaven was over, to co-habitate with earthly women…

        "And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day."
– Jude 6

        What this verse is actually saying is; the angels who fell with their leader Lucifer/Satan, "left" -- or decided to leave -- when they chose to rebel against their Creator. See our article: "The WHY of Salvation-the Eternal Significance of Man".

        At any rate, what these people who spin this verse out of proportion are intending to do is to plant in people’s minds that: the things on this earth are actually preferable to the Wonders of God’s Heaven. These are usually the same people who defiantly state that angels are not sexless, but are males.

        As Jesus stated to the Pharisee’s of his day, He would state to these today, "Ye do err not knowing the Scriptures." Also that they are spiritually blind, such as; Peter Ruckman, E.W. Bullinger, George Pember, G.H. Lang, Bob Jones (all of them), Finis Jennings Dake.

        Now that we have conclusively proven that angels of any and every type cannot be the "sons of God", let ;us go back to the book of Genesis…

        "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."
- Genesis 6: 4 

        "There were giants in those days; and also after that" – this implies that some sons of God made it through the flood of Noah. This we have examples of -- giants -- up to the time of King David – which we will get to.

        Now we know from our study, that sons of God could disappear, re-appear and fly. But if you think about it, most likely only the pure sons of God could do this. Those who were the off-spring of co-habitation of sons of God with the fallen race of man - - that are here called giants - - being bi-racial, most probably could not disappear or fly.

        Let us now look at 2 - verses in the book of Job…

        "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

        "Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them to present himself before the LORD."
– Job 2:1

        This might be an example of them flying. But which of the 3 - heavens are they meeting in (2 Corinthians 12: 2)? Or is it an obscure place on Earth? This could be an example of them disappearing and then re-appearing some where above the clouds or near space.

        God required this similar type meeting of the Hebrews back in Moses day…

        "Three times in a year shall all thy males appear before the LORD thy God in the place which he shall choose"
– Deuteronomy 16: 16a

        This is also found in Exodus 23: 17 and 34: 23.

        So…what ever happened to these original sons of God?

        "God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods. How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah. Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy. Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked. They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course. I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High. But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes."
– Psalm 82: 1-7

        God decreed that these sons of God shall die like common men, in verse 7.

        Though we do not have recorded the deaths of these sons of God, we can follow the demise of their off-spring-the giants.

        Let us check them out after the flood of Noah. We pick it up after the Exodus of the Hebrews out of the land of Egypt and out of the hand of Pharaoh…

        "And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight"
– Numbers 13:33

        This is after the 12-men were sent to spy out the Promised Land. So moving on in time, we find that there are various groups of giants of different names…

        "The Emims dwelt therein in times past, a people great, and many, and tall, as the Anakims; Which also were accounted giants, as the Anakims; but the Moabites called them Emims. The Horims also dwelt in Seir beforetime; but the children of Esau succeeded them"
- Deuteronomy 2: 10-12A

        Now we will see God in the process of killing them off…

        "(That also was accounted a land of giants: giants dwelt therein in old time; and the Ammonites call them Zamzummims; A people great, and many, and tall, as the Anakims; but the LORD destroyed them before them; and they succeeded them, and dwelt in their stead: As he did to the children of Esau, which dwelt in Seir, when he destroyed the Horims from before them; and they succeeded them, and dwelt in their stead even unto this day: And the Avims which dwelt in Hazerim, even unto Azzah, the Caphtorims, which came forth out of Caphtor, destroyed them, and dwelt in their stead.)"
– Deuteronomy 2: 20-23

        In a large part of Canaan (known currently as the Golan Heights), there is only one Giant left…

        "For only Og king of Bashan remained of the remnant of giants; behold his bedstead was a bedstead of iron; is it not in Rabbath of the children of Ammon? nine cubits was the length thereof, and four cubits the breadth of it, after the cubit of a man."
- Deuteronomy 3:11

        Leaving the days of Moses, let us move on to the days of Joshua and to another area where there were giants dwelling…

        "And at that time came Joshua, and cut off the Anakims from the mountains, from Hebron, from Debir, from Anab, and from all the mountains of Judah, and from all the mountains of Israel: Joshua destroyed them utterly with their cities. There was none of the Anakims left in the land of the children of Israel: only in Gaza, in Gath, and in Ashdod, there remained."
– Joshua 11:21-22

        At this point in time we see the giants nearly eliminated. But there are still a few, and a couple or so are in Gath – now who do we know in Gath?!

        This will take us all the way to David, before he was king…

        "And there went out a champion out of the camp of the Philistines, named Goliath, of Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span."
– I Samuel 17:4

        We all know the rest of this story. But many may not know about a later battle with the Philistines several years after David was crowned King of Israel…

        "And it came to pass after this, that there arose war at Gezer with the Philistines; at which time Sibbechai the Hushathite slew Sippai, that was of the children of the giant: and they were subdued. And there was war again with the Philistines; and Elhanan the son of Jair slew Lahmi the brother of Goliath the Gittite, whose spear staff was like a weaver's beam. And yet again there was war at Gath, where was a man of great stature, whose fingers and toes were four and twenty, six on each hand, and six on each foot and he also was the son of the giant. But when he defied Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimea David's brother slew him. These were born unto the giant in Gath; and they fell by the hand of David, and by the hand of his servants."
– I Chronicles 20: 4-8

        This same account is also set forth at II Samuel 21: 15-22, but with more detail.

        Now that the giants - - the off-spring of the sons of God - - are now annihilated from off the face of this Earth – look at the very next verse…

        "And Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to number Israel."
– I Chronicles 21: 1

        This is the very first direct mention of Satan, the very first time this name is used!

        Now having completed this study, you may still be saying to yourself – this is difficult to believe. I agree this is probably the 1st time you have heard this description. But then ALL explanations on Genesis 6: 1-4 are difficult.

        But if you go over this study prayerfully, this explanation you have just went over, has more Scripture and logic by far than ALL the other explanations combined! It does NOT violate any Scripture as all the others do, and you do not have to bend, twist or contort any word or verse, in or out of context. No embellishments, just straight forward Scripture.

 

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