The sons of God - Those who were called by the name of the Lord, and called upon that name, married the daughters of men - Those that were profane, and strangers to God. The posterity of Seth did not keep to themselves as they ought, but intermingled with the race of Cain: they took them wives of all that they chose - They chose only by the eye: They saw that they were fair - Which was all they looked at.
“...did not keep to themselves as they ought, but intermingled with the race of Cain: they took them wives of all that they chose - They chose only by the eye: They saw that they were fair - Which was all they looked at.”
So even the ancient sons of God wanted eye candy.
Proves that they were pretty much like modern men, eh?
I think Wesley was wrong as he had not had any access to the science that we have now. Genesis 6 is actually very self explanatory and self conclusive but to accept such conclusions can be shattering. The notion that the natural/ supernatural walls can be breached to our hurt can make one shun the subject behind layers of denial. Demons can certainly possess men and or seduce them into believing false doctrines. As the story of Job suggests, Satan and demons can cause physical effects and even death when allowed by God. Genetics may very well be Satan’s ultimate game to create the perfect EVIL man and to thwart the plan of God...Yet God is a God of Salvation, no matter how genetically imperfect the human, if Christ be in him or her, then he is a NEW CREATURE (”and old things are passed away and all things become new”)
Even some evolutionists are starting to conclude that there may have been genetic tinkering at some points in the evolutionary timeline. The sciences are starting to align with much of early Genesis...though many are kicking and screaming about it. Satan is running out of places he can hide...intellectually and spiritually speaking. His time is short and God will reveal all!
A problem with that interpretation is that it ignores that the same word (nephilim) used to describe the offspring of the union, which is usually translated as giants, is also used in Numbers 13 to describe the giants who inhabited Canaan when the Israelites came to take possession of it. Those later giants are unmistakeably described as actual giants in subsequent verses, which implies that the first set, in Genesis were also indeed giants, and not simply a mating with Cain’s family.
Thank you for the reference... Gen: 6. I think I have obtained my ticket on the “Ark.” In His time, while working out my Faith building the Ark according to God’s plan. Heb 11:6-7 and Matthew 24 all - (esp. verse 13)
Very interesting and one of the tools of Satan is materialism. How many young unmarried men dream of marrying the latest popular beauty? How many older married men wish they hadn’t.
How about two great proverbs?:
Genetic mutations were still extremely minimal. I extremely doubt that the strain of Cain would produce females significantly better looking than Seth’s as to cause his son’s to prefer Cain’s offspring. Nearly perfect human woman were likely all very beautiful, which was what caused the Angels of God to be tempted and ultimately choose to fall and mate with them.
I also believe that Satan and his fallen demonic angels, being imitators, and unable to come up with original ideas, at a later time copied the Angels of God and mated with humans, which created the ugly distorted giants that later populated the promised land area such as Goliath and his ilk.
Since then Satan, I believe, has tried to mate with humans, trying to have more normal looking offspring, thus the “alien abductions”, which usually involve people being genetically compromised. Who knows who today may have demonic genes. The anti Christ is likely to be a son of Satan himself, as he attempts to imitate Christ, the only begotten Son of God.
Haven’t read it yet, but this book looks extremely interesting on the subject of the past giants on the earth. The Nephilim Chronicles-Fallen Angels in The Ohio Valley by Fritz Zimmerman.