We've covered lots of ground in this study. My effort was not to pick apart every teaching out there about the idea there was a 2nd rebellion of angels.
Jesus and the authors of the NT spent only a little time picking apart erroneous teaching, choosing rather to spend the bulk of their time explaining what scripture DOES say - that has been my intention here.
Today we conclude this little study - thank you for staying with me on this, for even if it isn't a concern to you, someone you know probably wonders about it, or even believes error.
People of faith are not to give up our ability to think when we come to the Lord. In fact He is extremely logical once you see things from His perspective. Think it through, reason within yourself, knowing that God the Father is a good God from whom all blessings and good things flow.
The sons of God - the godly line
They had so much of the life of God flowing through their veins, and the ungodly line of Cain multiplied and eventually met each other, it is reasonable to believe a recessive gene of giantism would be seen. Eventually, dwarfism and giantism would manifest in the genetic code - and the giants in those days as in the days of David and Goliath, were violent men of war who hated God.
This is why v5 says God saw man's imagination had so deteriorated they only thought of violence and evil continually. Their influence was starting to wipe the knowledge of God off the face of the earth.
I would also add v12 God says, "All flesh has corrupted my ways in the earth..." Note there is no anger directed against angels, (for there was no 2nd rebellion) - His wrath was on man who was corrupting His ways, and it got down to 1 family - if they died the knowledge of God would be wiped off the earth by the unequally yoked marriages.
To believe there was a 2nd angelic rebellion in the days of Noah, you believe the angels initiated human contact - meaning God's wrath would be directed at them, not mankind who was the victim. Yet the text clearly states God is angry at man, even hurt by his actions. His judgement was against man and how 'all flesh had corrupted His way in the earth." Not against angels - but against men.
My personal feeling
I think these these ungodly offspring from the unequally yoked unions of Seth's and Cain's descendants produced a genetic line that were bullies by size and character, and they hated God, like Nimrod later.
I think the Ancient Greek mythology probably relates back to many of these giants - the life of God would still have been very strong in those days, Noah was 600 years old at the time of the flood - so they were giants in stature and ungodliness, and 'all flesh' corrupted God's ways on the earth.
So if you read the context of the 2 lines of men Genesis 4 and 5 set up, and then flow that into 6:1-12, you see how Moses is telling the story of how God's ways were being wiped off the earth and it got down to 1 family left who walked with Him.
The teachings today that there was a 2nd angelic rebellion, and they mated with women to produce 'giants', is usually based on the books of Enoch and a misunderstanding of Genesis 6.
From that error have arisen teachings on everything from UFO's to lizard eyed people who have this fallen angel DNA in them, running the world. Some of that ties in ancient Catholic mysticism that believes Lucifer (the devil) mated with Eve to produce reptile shaped pupils in a line of humans - and they supposedly make up the illuminati - once error starts it takes off in all directions!
I've shown why this is error. God was not complicit (involved in helping) a 2nd angelic rebellion. If you step back and go to the simpler time of Moses being given and writing Genesis for us, you'll see the opening chapters of Genesis are there to explain the origins and multiplication of mankind on the earth. It is the story of a perfect world and perfect people fallen from grace, and the grace of the Creator to keep man and the knowledge of God alive.
Paul expressed his fear...
...for the faith of the Corinthians in his second letter to them, chapter 11. In v4-5 he warned them that Satan works by complicating faith, and once people get into a complicated faith they believe 'another Jesus, another spirit, and another gospel'.
One sign you are getting off balance, off into error, is that faith is complicated for you. If you are searching for that 1 spiritual key to solve your problems, that 1 formula, if you just knew that 1 thing or just did that 1 thing to unlock the secret of getting God to work on your behalf - you have been deceived by the devil Paul said.
Draw back to child-like simplicity of faith. You have Christ in you, therefore you have all things. No formula to reach God or justify your case before Him is required, for you have Christ in you. He's that close. You have that simplicity of access. Amazing grace.
Rest...un-believe the lies, rest in the simplicity of faith and it's accompanying peace. Realize you won't have all the answers this side of heaven, and let go trying to discover that which remains hidden until then. Focus on what is important now, today, in your walk with the Lord.
Grow in love, joy, peace, gentleness, meekness, self control, patience, godliness, moral excellence, consistency, brotherly love, unconditional love. If we focus on developing these things in us, we'll find the rest is comparatively unimportant. Do the do's and you won't have time to do the don'ts.
New subject next week, until then,
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