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Neville Stewart's Genesis Chapter 6 comment on 6/11/2021, 11:11am...

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Neville Stewart

There are two primary views on the identity of the sons of God and daughters of men. They were godly descendants of Seth intermarrying with wicked descendants of Cain. The major support for this interpretation is Genesis chapter 4 describes the ungodly generations of Cain, and 5 is the godly Seth line and the righteous line of Seth.

Cain and Seth are both descendants of Adam and Eve so if the descendants of Cain's daughters were fair, so the daughters of Seth would also be fair so, godly vs ungodly would have to be the difference. Nowhere in scripture are the descendants of Seth called "the sons of God", but more as an adoption, "shall be my son" as Solomon and us today, who receive Jesus and are led by the Spirit of God are the sons/ daughters of God. (1 Chronicles 17:13) (2 Corinthians 6:18)

The other view is angels who left their first estate and mated with women. Angels are called sons of God in Job, (Job 1:6) (Job 2:1) (Job 38:7). Some say angels can not mate because of what Jesus said in (Matthew 22:29-30). But all through scripture angels take on human form, they eat and drink and if they left their first estate it is possible. Scripture does not give a lot about this; we have 1656 years from Adam to the flood in only 7 chapters of Genesis.

Scripture tells us there are devils, demons, and fallen angels but these angels are different they are locked in chains of darkness in the bottomless pit until judgment. (2 Peter 2:4) (Jude 1: 6). The bottomless pit comes up in Revelation, another study.

Also mentioned are giants/ Nephilim/ Rephaim "in those days; and also after that", before and after the flood. Whether these were offspring of angels' scripture does not tell us. The description in scripture is clear these are not just tall people. (2 Samuel 21:16) (Joshua 12:4) (Numbers 13:33) (Deuteronomy 20:17) (Deuteronomy 2:19-21) (Amos 2:9).

This is just a small amount of information, maybe it will get you started in your study.

RLW

 


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