The Sin That Brought The Flood…Genesis 6 pt 5

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 Lord’s 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.


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7 Responses to The Sin That Brought The Flood…Genesis 6 pt 5

  1. Gina Nestor says:

    Hi Pastor Bill, Your post is absolutely spot on. There is even a video song (called E.T) by popular artist, Katy Perry, which shows in graphic detail, humans and other worldly creatures having sex. In the end of the video, it shows Katy Perry with a human upper body and the legs of a deer. I was at a recent end times conference where the speaker showed the video to the Christian attendees to let them see what their children and grandchildren might be watching. The audience gasped. This is Genesis 6 all over again. Instead of these videos calling these beings fallen angels, they are calling them E.T.’s or aliens. Surely the Lord is coming quickly!

  2. Bill,
    Thanks for presenting the truth about the beings in Genesis 6. Too many people want to waffle on this issue, and make all sorts of illogical claims. The Jews knew better, and taught that these “sons of God” were indeed fallen angels.

  3. David Matthias says:

    Forgive me guys. I have often meditated on the whole sons of god mateing with women…offspring were nephilim etc. However im confused as to why or how the fallen angels had sexual or reproductive organs. Since they were made before man. And it is God who made the angels, both fallen and non fallen. Why would they have reproductive organs? If they did why? To me it seems odd that they would. Also it seems strange to me that it be even physicaly possible without wanting to move into to much detail or envoke evil imagery. But can anyone expand on this?

    • billrandles says:

      No one has said anything about that bbecause scripture is silent on it. It is enough to know that scripture tells us that “Sons of God” took “daughters of mn as wives” and that the offspring were the “Nephilim”. Jude and 2 Peter also tell us that “Angels left their first estate…to go after strange flesh”. Whether the Angels possessed human beings to do this or however it was done , we don’t know and obviously don’t need to know. I have tried to avoid the temptation to make more or less of the biblical account. Thanks for the good question!

  4. Jared says:

    I often wonder just how extensive the phrase “all flesh has corrupted it’s way” is. I see monstrous looking animals like the dinosaurs and wonder if they were part of the original creation, or if the fallen ones of Noah’s day had played around with animals the same way they did with people and created monstrous animals, perhaps as an experiment before they moved on to people. I don’t think it’s hard to imagine the fallen ones creating offspring without sexual intercourse as we know it. Already in Europe they are bragging that they’re on the edge of being able to implant genetic material from a woman into another woman’s egg and fertilize it with sperm from a donor and strip away the sperm donor’s genetic contribution; creating a child with two mothers and no father. The fallen ones were likely very intelligent and understood how God had created the human reproductive system and found a way manipulate it just like we are doing today.

  5. billrandles says:

    The Nephiliim ere definitely wiped out when the population in which they had entangled themselves was wiped out, in the flood which Noah alone and his family survived. However we are warned that the “days of Noah” will come again, with all of the implications of those dark days, in the last days.

    • In Numbers 30, the spies reported the giants in the land of Canaan as part of their report trying to persuade against the invasion, and were the reason they wandered for 40 years. This was most likely a lie as part of their scare tactic.

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