Skip to comments.The Sin That Brought The Flood...Genesis 6 pt 5
Posted on 01/26/2013 7:20:52 PM PST by pastorbillrandles
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.(Genesis 6:1-3)
The signs of the day of Noah that we have discussed earlier; the population explosion, rapid progress in science, technology and the arts, the complete disregard for the primal law of marriage, the blurring of distinction between the lines of the godly and the godless, as well as the rejection of the preaching of Judgment and repentance by Seth, Enoch,Methuselah and Lamech, and the increasing phenomenon of universal violence had come to a head.
God had allowed conditions on earth to be such that people lived hundreds of years on earth. But increasingly, those years were almost universally lived out in a state of God rejection, evil practices, and as a society, an incredible, exponentially growing accumulation of evil. The dark wisdom of people who lived for hundreds of years was passed on to each generation, until men and women became hardened beyond any recovery.
But Genesis 6 records a new stage in the progress of evil, something so terrible it is almost impossible to contemplate. Sinful humanity, schooled in dark wisdom, broke through the barrier to communion between fallen Angels and God estranged humanity.
We are told that the Sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair, and took of them wives .
The phrase, the Sons of God is a reference to Angels, fallen or otherwise, as recorded here in Job, which is believed to be the oldest book of the Bible;
Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan came also among them. 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.(Job 1:6-7)
It was at the mention of this dark and mysterious development among men, that the Most High decreed a further limitation upon human life,
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 would no longer be hundreds of years of God rejection and accumulation of the experience and wisdom of evil, at best, Man would be allowed 120 years to respond to the conviction and internal strivings of his Creator.
The Lords apostles, Jude and Peter both refer to this horrifying state of affairs,
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. Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.(Jude 6-7)
Jude likens the Angels which left their own God assigned state, to Sodomites who go after strange flesh. Both sins consist of the unnatural joining of the that which God separates, and both bring violent and everlasting punishment.
Peter also referenced this sin, linking it to Noah, the flood and Sodom and Gommorah.
For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly; And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly;(2 Peter 2:4-6)
Both apostles emphasize the immediacy and ferocity of the Divine Judgment which fell upon these Angels and those who participated with them. The flood, and the fact that those very Angels are presently in chains in a hellish prison, though the time for the judgment o the rest of the fallen Angels has not yet come, testifies to the seriousness of this sin.
But consider our day also, which is rapidly proving to be As in the days of Noah and Lot. How many Hollywood Movies have had as their theme the intercourse, spiritual and otherwise, of Angels and men.
Popular abominations such as The City of Angels starring Nicholas Cage, have as their theme romantic interplay between an Angel of God,(who leaves his first estate because he falls in Love with one of the fair daughters of men, sacrificing his own immortality), could have been lifted right off of the pages of Genesis.*
These movies are popular because they reflect aspirations among people for such things, Angel movies, Super Hero movies, UFO and Alien movies all reflect the same aspiration for communion with beings above and beyond humanity, but definitely not with the God of the Bible on the terms of Calvary. This is the very sin that brought the flood which wiped out the whole world, except the eight people who were saved.
* I want you to know that I have not seen this movie nor would I ever encourage anyone to see it, such things are damning and corrupting to the soul. I read a synopsis of the movie and was stunned that there were at the same time, several other similar offerings.
I am sometimes curious about what the physical world was like before the flood. Like housing, infrastructure, technology. I wonder if there was anything like computers or electronics beforehand ?
Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us.And this was written by Solomon, who was given a special gift of wisdom.
I have always thought this is exactly what happened. I think the nephilim were the infernal creatures to come out of this illicit communication between mankind and fallen angels, until God wiped them out in the flood. When the New Testament says, as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be. I wonder if it means this type of human/fallen angel contact will happen again? I don't know. I wonder what others think?
I once read a book called "Did Genesis Man Conquer Space?" They may have had things like we would not believe, but who knows for sure?
“For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day I have begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?” (Hebrews 1:5)
The answer: None. “Sons of God” are believers, men.
“But as many as received him to them gave he power to become sons of God, even to them that believe on his name. Which were born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.” (John 1:12,13)
The Bible is full of many examples where “sons of God” intermarried with the “daughters of men” (idol worshipping locals) and were turned from God to evil.
You can bet they were doing that yoga stuff, too! Oh,yeah!
You can bet they were doing that yoga stuff, too! Oh,yeah!
I went to your we site pastor. Very good. I read another book called The Omega Conspiracy” I think the author was I D E Thomas, but I can not remember for sure. He was talking about the “sons of God” in Genesis 6, as being fallen angels, and that those fallen angels that were involved in this instance, are now confined. When the demons asked Jesus if He came to torment them before the time, they may have been referring to those fallen angels who were involved in Genesis 6, because they remembered.
Yeah it is a definite curiosity. One day we will know. Something else that has come into mind, I wonder if this discussion of the lost continent of Atlantis points to pre-flood days as well ? On the book, “Did Genesis Man Conquer Space?”, I will have to see if I can get my hands on that book.
makes a lot of sense. thanks for the post.
I think you can. Google it, but you probably already did.
I wonder if it means this type of human/fallen angel contact will happen again?
Could this be the modern human/fallen angel contact?
“This incredible scenario is the plan of one of the worlds leading geneticists, who is seeking a volunteer to help bring mans long-extinct close relative back to life...”
Zacharia Sitchen addressed these issues in his studies of the Sumerians. Now the Bible has written about this and the Sumerians wrote about it before the Bible. Somewhere you have to make a decision on what you want to believe. Nothing today relates.
“When the New Testament says, as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be. I wonder if it means this type of human/fallen angel contact will happen again?”
Well, if you read that NT verse in context, it is talking about the situation where nobody in Noah’s day heeded his warnings, and just continued eating, drinking, and being merry right up until the heavens opened up. It’s possible that there is a second analogy implied, after all, we know that the fallen angels will make a reappearance during the End Times. However, the plainest reading of the text doesn’t make that specific implication.
Yes, as best as I can figure by studying the Bible, the fallen angels who bred with men pre-flood (and probably post-flood as well), were imprisoned in what is called the “bottomless pit”. These seem to be a different set of angels from the ones who rebel with Satan against God. In Revelation, the bottomless pit is opened, and its inhabitants, depicted prophetically as locusts, are loosed upon the earth.
“Could this be the modern human/fallen angel contact?”
Too bad Quix skeedaddled, he thought the “alien abduction” phenomenon was fallen angels, possibly attempting to breed with men again, while laying the groundwork for an end times deception that they were messengers of peace and goodwill.
1 saw that the tree was good for food
2 that it was pleasant to the eyes
3 a tree to be desired to make one wise
Gen 3:15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
Gen 6:2 That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.
1 sons of God saw the daughters of men
2 they were fair
3 took them wives of all which they chose
Some would say Satan's attempt to thwart the seed of the woman from coming as Satan attacks woman kind. The human race was contaminated and " Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations"
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