Genesis 6:1-8 & Matthew 24: 37-39
“Now it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them, 2 that the sons of God saw the daughters of men, that they were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves of all whom they chose. 3 And the Lord said, ‘My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he is indeed flesh; yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.’ 4 There were giants on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown.
5 Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. 6 And the Lord was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart. 7 So the Lord said, ‘I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth, both man and beast, creeping thing and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them.’ 8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.”
Matthew 24:37-39, “But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. 38 For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, 39 and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.”
I am reading a book right now… well, trying to read a book called Fallen. It is a Ph.D. thesis concerning the ‘sons of God’ mentioned in Genesis 6.
If you have been around preachers for any period of time and the topic of Genesis 6 and the ‘sons of God’ come up, there are basically two camps. There is the camp that calls the ‘sons of God’ the sons of Seth, and they are not supernatural beings that have copulated with human women. These are human men with human women, and they produced giants. I lean with the second camp that the ‘sons of God’ are, in fact, fallen angels that have been able to have relations with human women, and they produced giants.
There are some who avoid this topic; they claim not to be smart enough or that it does not matter. But it does. Jesus makes it a point to remind us that the coming of the Son of Man will be marked by the fact that the world at that time will mimic the days of Noah.
There are two parts to the situation described in Genesis 6; the second is the level of evil, an evil so great that it made God feel ‘sorry’ for making Man. Go back to Genesis 2 and see that Man was the crowning glory of God’s creation, and here we are not, and God hates that He has made Man. The first part seems to be the catalyst for this level of evil. The ‘sons of God’ saw that human women were beautiful and married them, had kids, and these kids were giants. There was a genetic melding between the spiritual and the flesh that resulted in giants.
I have been researching this for a while, and I do not claim to know it all. But I am on the supernatural side of the equation because of the way that God lays out the verses in Genesis 6. Many would have us read these verses as two separate and unconnected events – the union between angels and women and the level of evil in the world. But God puts them as a hand-in-hand event.
Jesus reiterates in Matthew that the time when the Son of Man returns will be like the days of Noah. No one will argue about the level of evil in the world. We, the children of God, are like Lot in Sodom, vexed by the level of evil around us. Every day, we are astonished by the ever-expanding level of evil around us. From the rise of homosexual perversions, the determined efforts to make sexual relationships between adults and minors legal, the rise in things like theft and murder, the sheer level of corruption we see in our governments, and sadly, the scandals that continue to rock the ‘church’ world.
Evil is rampant, front and center, and no longer hiding in the shadows. There is a level of evil that transcends human ability, and it is clear that there appears to be supernatural powers behind this evil. We can look back at Genesis 6 and see that one of the signs of the end will be the interference of the evil supernatural into the lives of humans. There will be more and more contact between the fallen angels and the men/women of the earth as we get closer and closer to Jesus’ return.
Now, I am still researching this, and I cannot say definitively that fallen angels will once again have access to human women for sexual relations. However, it is clear that genetic manipulations will become more and more prevalent. One of the things that God points out in Genesis 6:9, we see this statement from God:
“This is the genealogy of Noah. Noah was a just man, perfect in his generation. Noah walked with God.”
We like to jump to the ‘spiritual’ summary and miss the physical one in this verse. As it has been said, some of us are so heavenly-minded that we are no earthly good. Notice that phrase ‘perfect in his generations.’ God describes this of Noah in the same line as the fact that he was a ‘just man.’ So not only was Noah a godly man, he was GENETICALLY pure. His human DNA was not corrupted all the way back to Adam. This was important because the Messiah had to come directly from Adam (see the genealogy in Luke) so He could redeem us. God killed the whole human race except for Noah and his family to preserve the perfect human genealogy.
Now, it would appear that one or more of Noah’s daughters-in-law had ‘affected’ DNA because even after the flood, there were giants. The nation of Israel encountered giants in the wilderness journey, and they conquered the promised land. We are all familiar with David and Goliath and the fact that Goliath had 4 brothers who were also giants. There has been the discovery of giant skeletons and large tools that only have been used by giants all over the world.
Lately, there has been news article after article about previous encounters with ‘alien crafts’ from pilots both in the military and commercial fields. My suspicion is that the world is being prepped for the unveiling of current supernatural inference in mankind.
As it was in the days of Noah covers both the spiritual and sinful events of Genesis 6. Mankind is sinful, but it appears that we are able to attain an even greater level of evil when we pair our efforts with the fallen supernatural beings. Jesus is coming soon; this means that the level of evil will keep getting worse and worse; woe are we as we see it and await our Lord.
God bless you,
Dr. Sean Gooding
Pastor of Mississauga Missionary Baptist Church
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