Here is an interesting verse:
Deut 32:8, When the Most High divided their inheritance to the nations, When He separated the sons of Adam, He set the boundaries of the peoples According to the number of the children of Israel.
Nowhere in the bible does it ever say the sons of God are the sons of Seth or Leaders of men in reference to Gen 6.
NO WHERE - NO VERSE EVER SAYS SONS OF SETH WENT INTO THE DAUGHTERS OF CAIN OR ANY RULERS WENT INTO THE DAUGHTERS OF CAIN - GET IT NO VERSE DOES...
That is pure conjecture...
Deut 32:8 says this, When the Most High divided their inheritance to the nations, When He separated the sons of Adam, He set the boundaries of the peoples According to the number of the children of Israel.
You have evidence that God called humanity - the sons of Adam - after the fall - period... and it is not until the advent of the indwelling Holy Spirit that it was possible to become adopted into the household of God through the New Birth by the work of Jesus Christ...that is solid scriptural points without any scripture twisting.
Next, You have bible evidence from these verses that clearly identify the sons of God in Gen 6 as angelic beings:
Job 38:4-7 "Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding. 5 Who determined its measurements? Surely you know! Or who stretched the line upon it? 6 To what were its foundations fastened? Or who laid its cornerstone,...
...7 When the morning stars sang together, And all the sons of God shouted for joy?
No Human beings were around when God laid the foundations of the earth - no sons of Seth, No sons of men period...
Sons of God refer to angelic beings...period
Then earlier form the same book: Angelic beings called sons of God period
Job 1:6 Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came among them.
Job 2:1 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.
Further evidence regrading how even the apostles understood the sons of God in Gen 6 were not men you have Peter says this in direct reference to Noah:
Peter 2:4,5, For if God did not spare the angels who sinned, but cast them down to hell and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved for judgment; 5 and did not spare the ancient world, but saved Noah, one of eight people, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood on the world of the ungodly...
Next you have the book of Jude say things like this:
Jude 1:6 And the angels who did not keep their proper domain, but left their own abode, He has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness for the judgment of the great day...
Then Jude inspired by God quotes the dreaded book of Enoch....
Jude 1:14-15 Now Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about these men also, saying, "Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of His saints,15 to execute judgment on all, to convict all who are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have committed in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him."
Next you have Dr Utley in his Bible study commentary quoted below notes:
How folks can say Genesis chapter six phrase reference only to sons of Seth or human leaders must deny the inspiration of the Holy Spirit of bible text...
Jude 1:6 "angels" Jude adds "angels" to his lists of those who initially worshiped and later rebelled against YHWH and were thus destroyed or judged. But which "angels?" Some information is given to describe this particular group of angels.
1. they did not keep their own domain
2. they abandoned their proper abode
3. they will be kept in eternal bonds under darkness for judgment day
4. "sinned" (2Pe 2:4)
5. "committed them into Tartarus" (2Pe 2:4)
6. "committed them to pits of darkness reserved for judgment" (2Pe 2:4)
Which angels in the OT rebelled and sinned?
1. angels as powers behind pagan worship
2. the lesser angelic beings, called by specific demonic names in the OT. Examples: Lilith (cf. Isa 34:14), Azazel (cf. Lev 16:8), and goat demons (cf. Lev 17:7).
3. the "sons of God" in Genesis 6 (often discussed in intertestamental apocalyptic writings, I Enoch 86-88; 106; II Enoch 7,18; II Baruch 56; Jubilees 5)
4. angels mentioned in an example from a Jewish apocalyptic inter-testamental writing (because of Jude's use of other books of this kind in Jude 1:9; Jude1:14)
NASB "who did not keep their own domain"
NKJV "who did not keep their proper domain"
NRSV "who did not keep their own position"
TEV "who did not stay within the limits of their proper authority"
NJB "who did not keep to the authority they had"
There is a play on the tense of the verb "keep" in Jude 1:6. The angels did not keep their place (aorist active participle) so God has kept them in a place of imprisonment until judgment day (perfect active indicative). Those angels who violated God's will faced both temporal and eschatological judgment, just as the rebels of Israel during the wilderness wandering period and the inhabitants of Sodom and Gomorrah.
NASB "but abandoned their proper abode"
NKJV "but left their own habitation"
NRSV "but left their proper dwelling"
TEV "but abandoned their own dwelling place"
NJB "but left their appointed sphere"
These angels left (aorist active participle) their heavenly domain and went to another (earth). This fits the angelic interpretation of Gen 6:1-4 very well. This act was a willful rejection of God's will and authority.
▣ "in eternal bonds" This is literally "chains." Chains are used on angels in I Enoch and Satan is bound with a "great chain" in Rev20:1-2. The term "eternal" may mean "powerful," "adequate," "sure," not literally eternal, because these angels are only held until judgment day, when other means of incarceration shall be used (cf. Rev20:10; Rev20:14-15). The point is, some are imprisoned now, so as to control their evil activities.
▣ "under darkness" The term Tartarus (not used in Jude, but present in the 2Pe2:4 parallel) was used in Greek mythology for the holding place of the Titans, the half divine, half human giants. This fits the angelic interpretation of Genesis 6. I Enoch describes the new abode of these rebellious angels (cf. I Enoch 10:5,12) as eternal darkness. How different from heavenly brilliance (glory). The rabbis divided Sheol into "Paradise" (for the righteous) and Tartarus (for the wicked). The term "abyss" (cf. Luk8:31, Rev9:1; Rev11:7; Rev20:3) is synonymous with the metaphors of darkness used in Jud1:13 b
▣ "the great day" This is another way of referring to Judgment Day (cf. Mat25:31-46; Rev_20:11-15), the day when God will hold all conscious creation responsible for the gift of life (cf. Php 2:10-11; Isa 45:23; Rom 14:10-12).
Jude 1:7 "Sodom and Gomorrah" This is the third OT example of rebellion that involved sexual activities outside of God's revealed plan of marriage
1. the Canaanite fertility worship at Shittim (cf. Numbers 25)
2. the attempt by angels to mix the orders of creation (cf. Gen 6:1-4; 2Pe 2:4)
3. the homosexual activity of Sodom and Gomorrah toward angels (cf. Genesis 19; 2Pe 2:6)
From Dr Utley Bible Study Commentary
Again, if folks want to hide their head in the sand - please do so.
If angels can't have direct sexual intercourse with women, which I agree as well, some of them are certainly intelligent enough to mess with human DNA, use artificial insemination, on women too. The ancient Hebrew, again, used in Torah had roughly 8,200 to 8,500 words in its vocabulary compared to English over 350,000 words and growing.
The ancient mind did not have words to express what went on in Gen 6 other than that certain woman became pregnant and no words to describe how this was accomplished other than sexual means. However, the sexual means, used in a vocabulary of 8500 words can express more than one meaning.
Look at dreaded Book of Jasher 4:17-18, "And every man made unto himself a god, and they robbed and plundered every man his neighbor as well as his relative, and they corrupted the earth, and the earth was filled with violence.
And their judges and rulers went to the daughters of men and took their wives by force from their husbands according to their choice, and the sons of men in those days took from the cattle of the earth, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the air, and taught the mixture of animals of one species with the other, in order therewith to provoke the Lord; and God saw the whole earth and it was corrupt, for all flesh had corrupted its ways upon earth, all men and all animals."
Note, when in ancient times when one makes themselves a god/idol, that god become their judge – governor they agree to follow, their ways, decrees, guidance, judgments.
This makes sense in the light of the bible verses cited above and in Enoch 6 and 7 that the Judges mentioned in Jasher are the fallen watchers who taught sorcery/divination to humanity (were indeed fallen angels) while the rulers were key human leaders in the community of men of both Seth and Cain’s line ie sons of Adam.
- Who in exchange for secret knowledge gave certain childbearing women, by force, to the fallen angels and learned the craft of mixing one species with another.
Now look at this dreaded book God inspired to be quoted int he bible and PLEASE GET OFF - THE KICK NOT CANNON KICK - I KNOW THAT AS DO OTHERS - D-A-N-G IT = GROW UP... God can reference what he likes to reference from and maybe he is trying to tell people something and test for pride in the meantime
Enoch 6:1 -4 And it came to pass, when the sons of men had increased, that in those days there were born to them fair and beautiful daughters. 2 And the angels, the sons of heaven, saw them and desired them. And they said to one another: ‘Come, let us choose for ourselves wives from the children of men, and let us beget for ourselves children.’
6:3 And Shemihaza, who was their leader, said to them: ‘I fear that you may not wish this deed to be done, and [that] I alone will pay for this great sin.’
6:4 And they all answered him and said: ‘Let us all swear an oath, and bind one another with curses not to alter this plan, but to carry out this plan effectively.’ …
Enoch 7:2-6, And they (the human women) became pregnant and bore large giants… 7:3 These devoured all the toil of men, until men were unable to sustain them. 7:4 And the giants turned against them in order to devour men.
7:5 And they began to sin against birds, and against animals, and against reptiles and against fish, and they devoured one another’s flesh and drank the blood from it. 7:6 Then the earth complained about the lawless ones.
Next regarding the rulers:
in Jasher 4:16 I repeat again: This makes sense in the light of the bible verses cited above and in Enoch 6 and 7 that the Judges mentioned in Jasher who taught sorcery/divination to humanity were fallen angels while the rulers were key leaders in the community of men of both Seth and Cain’s line ie sons of Adam. Who in exchange for secret knowledge gave certain childbearing women by force to the fallen angels and learned the craft of mixing one species with another.
Lastly, Jesus said "as in the days of Noah" in Luke 17:26,27, and Matthew 24:37,38,39 concerning an identifying mark to note how to identify how close it will be before He comes to a specific generation. What to look for.
But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. Mat 24:37 NKJV
As did Peter in 1 Peter 3:20, who formerly were disobedient, when once the Divine longsuffering waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight souls, were saved through water.
Let's put the pieces together:
Do we have Genetic manipulation going on these days or not where one mixes a jellyfish DNA with Rabbit DNA?
What of GMO’s in food?
What of making designer babies using mixed and synthetic DNA?
Is this going on today and what are the advances in DNA research currently as mentioned in medical science?
What of Robotics and the AI – is there a bot named Sophia with AI – today?
Is there a huge demand for both male and female sex robots with AI?
Common on now, what have some programmers warned about the AI and AI in robots - about how the AI programs itself and it appears like something else actually enters the AI, yet they don’t know what it is ,or going on, so they shut it off while they still can.
Now, if you want to hold to your pet theory that Gen 6 only refers to sons of Seth or Humans as the sons of God, go ahead and deny the evidence all that is going on all around us all - right now. Go ahead...
Personally, I don’t care if you do. You have that free moral right. It is not an essential doctrine and we can disagree on this matter.
But wake the h e double tooth picks up….
Get your spiritual house in order. Pray to the Lord to be found worthy to escape these things and to stand before him as Jesus said to do - Luke 21:36 - what does that hurt?
Being counted worthy simply means – get your soul- broken heart healed, preach good news to those crushed, help set people free from repeating acts that hold them captive, and set those bound in prison of their minds free with the Holy Spirit inside you by learning to livie the Isaiah 61:1,2,3,4 ways …
The rest is up to you… hold on to pride, scoff and mock me all you want too - but to what end?
How is such mocking and scoffing is really a good reflection of the Isaiah 61:1-4 way or a ‘fruit of the Spirit’ Christian response? I don't care, I forgive you all... pride does indeed go before a fall anyways...
There have always been dark times but in the beginnings of the last days – its gets darker, apostasy gets in church gets worse and worse, people remain blind, think all will go on as before – nothing has changed despite the evidence of the days of Noah happening… yawn go back to sleep... no need for oil in the lamp...
As for me, I am getting my lifer in order, ready to enter the ark of Christ while other folks simply choose to scoff, mock and debate Sethite / Human only sons of God is meant in Gen 6 despite all the evidence in the bible and supporting references God inspired the writers of the bible to include for a reason.
Isaiah 28:10,11,12,13 is indeed true….
All scripture quotes from the NKJV