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DOCTRINE QUESTION 67
Who are the sons of God mentioned in Genesis 6:2?
Genesis 6:1-7 is talking about Enoch's day. He got the message of the judgment to come, in the birth of Methuselah. His name means, 'meth" - to die - "shalek" - send forth (taken from the origin of his name) When he dies it will come forth. He lived 969 years and that is the year the flood came. You can trace this from Genesis 5.
Noah got the message to build the ark. (Genesis 6:8). In Genesis 6:5, God saw that man was so corrupted, by the abnormal union of angels and women, that it was incurable, so He decided to destroy the entire human race. There are two groups of fallen angels. One that is with Satan now in the air over the earth. (Revelation 12:7) (heaven there is the air over earth). The others are mentioned in 2 Peter 2:4 and Jude 1:6. These are chained in darkness waiting their time of judgment. In 2 Peter 2:4 you will note they are associated with the flood in 2 Peter 2:5. In Jude 1:6, they are associated with Sodom Jude 1:7. These sodomites went after "strange or other flesh" This is recorded in Genesis 19, where two angels went to Sodom and they wanted to have carnal sexual knowledge with them.
Angels had the power to take upon themselves human form. In Genesis 18:1, we have the record that angels ate with Abraham. It was in this form that they co-habited with the daughters of men, producing a super race "men of renown" Angels, like Adam seem to have a free will to begin with. If they used it wrong they were unredeemable. If they use it right they would remain that way forever. Adam could have eaten of the tree of life and would have lived forever. Even after he had sinned, God drove him away from the tree of life "lest he eat of it and live (in that fallen state) forever." Genesis 3:22 - It was the mind of God to redeem fallen man, but not so of angels.
Dear reader, "are you redeemed?"
All comments and questions to: Harold Smith
Updated July 2009, by Shelly Allen