Questions/Answers Who were the SONS OF GOD in Genesis 6:2? Were they ALIENS?

Who were the SONS OF GOD in Genesis 6:2? Were they ALIENS?

 

                                                                             QUESTION 10

WHO WERE THE "SONS OF GOD" IN GENESIS 6:2? WERE THEY VISITORS FROM OTHER WORLDS, ALIENS, OR ANGELS?

 

           Let us read the passage of Genesis that Moses recorded about the antediluvian world, the world that existed before the flood.

The sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. (Genesis 6:2)

          Many assume that the sons of God were outsiders, aliens from outer space, angels, etc. Well it is not true. The very passage itself tells us who these sons of God were.

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 6:3)

          Why was God unhappy about this kind of marriage? And with whom was He unhappy between the two parties--The "sons of God" or the "daughters of men"? Obviously, God was upset with His own sons--the sons of God--for marrying the daughters of men.

          Were these sons of God men or, some other people from a different planet? God says:

My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh. (Genesis 6:3)

          These were men with real "flesh" like you and I. These were men who were resisting the conviction of God's Spirit. And look a little further down, it says:

The wickedness of man was great in the earth. (Genesis 6:5)

          It does not say the wickedness of aliens were great in the earth, but the wickedness of man. The Bible continues:

And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. (Genesis 6:6)

But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD. (Genesis 6:8)

          Again you come to see that these "sons of God" were human beings, and only Noah was righteous among all in God's sight; he was one of the sons of God who did not resist the Holy Spirit.

          Who were these sons of God, and why were they called so? The Scripture is very simple and clear regarding this.

But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name. (John 1:12)

          Those who received Christ and His plan of salvation were entitled to be called so. (Remember, only looking to Calvary's sacrifice saves all of God's people--in the Old Testament and the New Testament. The Old Testament believers looked forward to it, and the New Testament believers look backward to it).

          It is the Holy Spirit that makes it possible for us to look to the Lamb of God and make us true children of the Most High. Paul wrote:

For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. (Romans 8:14)

          The Spirit of God did not lead the sons of God during Noah's days--for they grieved Him. God testified to it:

My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh. (Genesis 6:3)

          We see Jesus, the divine Son of God, came through the lineage of Seth and not of Cain. The line of Seth was the holy line. The descendants of Seth, the sons of God, were given the responsibility and the privilege to be the preservers of the truth, as the Son of God would come through them.

          There was a spiritual revival at the time of Seth. The Bible records:

Then began men to call upon the name of the LORD. (Genesis 4:26)

These sons and daughters of God--the descendants of Seth--slowly lost their identity and began to intermarry with the unbelieving race of Cain's descendants.

          God did not want this kind of marriage; He had a valid reason. God's people form God's church. "The church of the living God" is the "pillar and ground of the truth" (1 Timothy 3:15). If believers marry unbelievers the truth they possess will be diluted and Satan would gain access within.

          When the Word of God came in written form, in Moses' time, God reminded His people in this wise regarding marriage. During Moses' time, of course, all of Cain's decedents were no more; they all perished in the floods of Noah. And God did not want the Children of Israel to intermarry with the unbelieving races of their time. God instructed:

Neither shalt thou make marriages with them; thy daughter thou shalt not give unto his son, nor his daughter shalt thou take unto thy son. (Deuteronomy 7:3)

And what was the reason given?

For they will turn away thy son from following me, that they may serve other gods. (Deuteronomy 7:4)

And if that was done, what would God do?

So will the anger of the LORD be kindled against you, and destroy thee suddenly. (Deuteronomy 7:4)

          This was exactly what happened to the sons of God in Noah's day. The Spirit of God once led them but slowly they were hardening their hearts. The record says it all:

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 6:3)

          This same principle is applied even in the New Testament. Listen to the apostle Paul:

Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, again. (2 Corinthians 6:14, 17)

The wife is bound by the law as long as her husband liveth; but if her husband be dead, she is at liberty to be married to whom she will; only in the Lord. (1 Corinthians 7:39)

          Yes, the sons of God before the flood disobeyed the command of God. The Spirit of God did not lead them anymore; their eyes led them:

The sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. (Genesis 6:2)

 

 

Pastor Michael Pedrin Preaching