Sons of God – angelic beings or human beings?
Sons of God – Are they Angelic Beings or Human Beings
Many use the Eph. 6 passages to support their theory that we are wrestling against demonic forces but that is not what is really being spoken of in this message since most Preterist believes that the imaginary devil has been defeated, according to Hebrews 2:14, and is now either annihilated or in the lack of fire.
What is being said in this message is that the “sons of God” is referring to “angelic beings” and David has listed three statements on views, that some, Preterist might hold today:
Last week we started a series on spiritual warfare, and we looked at three positions that are held by believers on Satan and demons.
View 1) Do not believe that Satan, demons, and unclean spirits are real spirit beings, to them there is no such thing, not now nor was there ever.
View 2) Believe that Satan, demons, unclean spirits are real spirit beings are still very active today.
View 3) Believe that Satan, demons, and unclean spirits are real beings, but were all defeated and destroyed in AD 70 at the return of Christ when the judgment took place.
Among Preterists, views 1 and 3 are predominant, but there are some Preterists who hold to view 2. I said last week that I hold to view 3, I believe that Satan, demons, and unclean spirits were real spirit beings who were destroyed in AD 70. [source – sons of God]
John Gill, of the 1700s, claims that the “sons of God” was speaking of Seth and the daughters of men was speaking of Cain….Genesis 6:2 Sons of God.
But, people like Jeff and David, are claiming that “…it was Augustine that was the earliest proponent of the Seth view. Prior to that it was not taught or understood that way by the Hebrews or church.”
So, if “…it was not taught or understood that way by the Hebrews or church,” why than does it say in the Scriptures that we shall be like the angels who neither marry nor are given in marriage.
Mark 12:25 For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as the angels which are in heaven.
Better yet, if it is claimed that the flood happen so that God could rid of the giants brought about by those supposed angelic beings by getting women, of the daughters of men, who was of the people in the line of Cain, pregnant, why does God say in Genesis 8, after the flood, that he will never again curse the ground or destroy every living thing despite how wicked the hearts of humanity might be?
“I will not again curse the ground any more for man’s sake; for the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done.” (Gen. 8:21b)
Hmmm.Was it not because of the angelic beings why God flooded the earth to begin with? If it was the angelic beings, God would be doing humanity a favor but instead it is humanity who was the reason God flooded the earth.These angelic being supporters jumps right on over to 2 Peter 2:4.
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;
So, if they were angelic beings, they could easily come back the second time around and have even better assurance that the next bunch will not die because they are doomed to hell anyways so why would 2 Peter 2:4 scare them if they are going to hell anyways.
Something to really think of…
Angelic beings who are going to hell anyways, God chains a few of them up so the others, who are already going to hell, will be scared to not do what the other bunch has already done. If I was one of those angelic beings, I would be assured that there would not be another flood and do it again anyways since I would be doomed anyways, but thank God I am not one of them and most of all thank God that those so called fallen angelic beings do not even exist.
The only way to support the angelic being theory, in the Genesis 6:2 passage, is very much brought about through “proof-texting” which is a “…harmfully common practice of finding a single verse or two that seems to support a belief and doctrine, then using the verse to support your view.” [Source: James R. Brayshaw – imaginenosatan.com Vol. 3 pg. 19]
All because a passage says “sons of God” it does not mean we can call that speaking of angelic beings because when we read the whole chapter, or verses before and after the chapter, we can easily come to the conclusion that it was simply speaking of mortal human beings in a figurative, poetic, or metaphoric manner.
As David B. Curtis would always say “context is king” – “We must remember the hermanutic principle: context is king. This verse didn’t just drop out of the sky, and it must be studied in light of its context.” [Source: All Things? Romans 8:28 Delivered 12/04/2011]
By holding to “context is king” it totally annihilates the theory that the sons of God, in Genesis 6:2, was angelic beings and brings us to the correct notion that it was speaking of the line of Seth.
Give The Devil His Due by Pastor Sheldon Emry
Imagine No Satan by James R. Brayshaw
John Gill’s Exposition on the Whole Bible