Did Fallen Angels Have Sex with Earthly Women?
By David J. Stewart
No! I felt the importance to address this issue from a Biblical perspective, because many heresies have crept into our churches as a result of misinterpretations over Genesis 6:1-6...
"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. There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown. And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.
I agree with the mighty Bible teacher, J. Vernon McGee on this matter, who states...
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 [Gen. 6:1–2].
This matter of "the sons of God" and "the daughters of men" is something that has caused no end of discussion. There are a great many good men who take the position that "the sons of God" were angels. I personally cannot accept that at all. Most of my teachers taught that the sons of God were angels, and I recognize that a great many of the present-day expositors take that position. However, I cannot accept that view, because, if these were good angels, they would not commit this sin, and evil angels could never be designated as "sons of God." Also, the offspring here were men; they were not monstrosities. I do not know why it is assumed by so many that the offspring were giants. We will look at this more closely when we come to verse 4.
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 [Gen. 6:3].
We believe that Noah preached for 120 years, and during that time the Spirit of God was striving with men. Peter makes it very clear that it was back in the days of Noah that the Spirit of God was striving with men in order that He might bring them to God—but they would not turn. "For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison" (1 Pet. 3:18–19). These spirits were in prison when Peter wrote, but they were preached to in the days of Noah. How do we know that? Verse 20 reads: "Which sometime were disobedient, when once the long-suffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a-preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water." When were they disobedient? During the long-suffering of God in the days of Noah—during those 120 years.
There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown [Gen. 6:4].
It says, "There were giants in the earth in those days," but it does not say they are the offspring of the sons of God and the daughters of men. It does say this about the offspring: "the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown." These were not monstrosities; they were men. The record here makes it very clear that the giants were in the earth before this took place, and it simply means that these offspring were outstanding individuals...
Then what do we have here in verse 4? As I see it, Genesis is a book of genealogies—it is a book of the families. The sons of God are the godly line who have come down from Adam through Seth, and the daughters of men belong to the line of Cain. What you have here now is an intermingling and intermarriage of these two lines, until finally the entire line is totally corrupted (well, not totally; there is one exception). That is the picture that is presented to us here.
I recognize, and I want to insist upon it, that many fine expositors take the opposite view that the sons of God are actually angels. If you accept that view, you will be in good company, but I am sure that most of you want to be right and will want to go along with me. Regardless of which view you take, I hope all of us will be friends, because this is merely a matter of interpretation. It does not have anything to do with whether or not you believe the Bible but concerns only the interpretation of the facts of Scripture.
SOURCE: McGee, J. Vernon, Thru the Bible with J. Vernon McGee, (Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers) 2000, c1981.
I agree with Dr. McGee 100% here. I cannot accept the popular view that fallen angels (i.e. demons) had sexual relations with earthly women, because, if these were good angels, they would not commit this sin, and evil angels could never be designated as "sons of God." Also, as we learned, the Bible never specifies that the "giants" were the offspring of such extraterrestrial relations.
Scriptural Proof that Angels and Mankind Cannot Marry
There were NO extraterrestrial relations, and 1st Corinthians 15:39,40 proves it...
"All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds. There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another.
This Scripture passage plainly states that men are men, animals are animals, fish are fish, birds are birds, and angels are angels. There is not one Scriptural reference which would even remotely lead us to believe that angels and humans ever had sex. Jesus plainly stated in Mark 12:25 concerning the departed saints... "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." I think this Scripture verse is self-explanatory. Carefully notice that Genesis 6:2 states... "and they took them wives of all which they chose." Mark 12:25 says that angels cannot marry; but Genesis 6:2 says that the sons of God married the daughters of men. Clearly there would be a serious contradiction in the Scriptures here IF the sons of God were angels.
The idea that angels had sexual relations with earthly women is preposterous. As one can imagine, such speculation in the Scriptures provides ample opportunity for the heathen world to exploit the Scriptures. Countless books, movies, documentaries, and false religions have exploited such misinterpretations of Genesis 6:1-6. One such exploit is the alleged lost Biblical BOOK OF ENOCH, which teaches that fallen angels had physical intimacy with earthly women that produced offspring 450-feet tall? I don't think so! Without a doubt, the primary claim of the Book of Enoch is that fallen angels had sex with human women and produced 450-feet tall giants upon the earth. This teaching is ridiculous, unscriptural, and has no solid evidence to support it (Biblically or scientifically). This is another good reason why the Book of Enoch should continue to be rejected. It is nonsense.
Further Evidences that Angels and Women DIDN'T Marry
If, as some theologians believe (including the mighty Bible teacher Dr. M.R. DeHaan), angels did have sex with earthly women, then why has it not occurred since Genesis 6:1-6? The Scriptures are not silent on this matter, as we have read in Mark 12:25, for "they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as the angels which are in heaven." The demonic succubus (a female demon) and the incubus (a male demon) are believed by Satanists to have sex with sleeping humans. Of course, this is not a Scriptural teaching. Angels cannot marry, nor be given in marriage.
Also, why didn't God mention any punishment for the angels in Genesis? Genesis 6:7 states... "And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them." "Angels" are NOT mentioned. Surely God would have been very angry with a group of angels that defiled his creation, bringing it to ruin.
In addition, the entire suggestion that God allowed angels, which would have possessed FULL knowledge of divine realities, to tempt mankind is against the plainest teachings of the Scriptures. 1st Corinthians 10:13 states... "There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it." It would have been extremely UNCOMMON for women to be tempted by angels into marriage, not to mention the fact that the temptation would have been ABOVE THAT YE ARE ABLE.
We do know that there were giants in the Old Testament, as Goliath himself was 9' 6" tall (1st Samuel 17:4); however, as mentioned earlier, Genesis 6:1-6 fails to state directly that the "giants" of those days were the offspring monsters of bizarre extraterrestrial marriages. Carefully notice Genesis 6:4 again... "There were giants in the earth in those days; and ALSO AFTER THAT, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown." "Also" means in addition to. "After that" means later. Clearly, even from reading the Bible at a childlike level, it is obvious that the "giants" were not the same people as the "mighty men which were of old, men of renown."
Why I Disagree with Dr. M.R. DeHaan Concerning the Antichrist
In THE SECOND COMING OF JESUS, by Dr. M.R. DeHaan, on pages 138,139, he states...
Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil? (John 6:70).
Judas is called devil--not a devil. In the original it is: "One of you is devil [Diabolis]. Diabolis is the devil and Satan. He does not say that Judas is a demon, but devil... Judas then, will be the Antichrist. The spirit of the Antichrist (when the Spirit of God, which now hindereth, will be taken away) will enter once more into mankind and cause to be born another freak half man and half devil who will be the incarnation of the devil.
I do not agree with Dr. DeHaan on this issue, although I have tremendous admiration for him as a Bible teacher, and certainly as a genuine man of God. I do not believe that Judas was a "freak half man and half devil." Nor do I believe that the coming Antichrist will be a "freak half man and half devil." To believe as such would mean that Judas had NO earthly father. This is not possible, nor Scriptural. Neither will the Antichrist be without an earthly father. I certainly don't believe that Judas will be the Antichrist. Jesus Christ is the only human being ever born, or that ever will be born, without an earthly father (Isaiah 7:14; Hebrews 7:3).
Dr. DeHaan attempts to use Revelation 13:15 to support his doctrine that the Antichrist will literally be Satan incarnate, by pointing out that Satan will bring the image of the beast to life. He states on page 139..
"Moreover the devil has power to give life (by permission). He is said to give life to the image of the beast (Rev. 13)..."
It is important to notice that the "image" in Revelation 13:15 is created by MEN in Revelation 13:14, as a tribute to the beast. The Beast will not give life to a human being, nor to a living organism; but rather, to a mere object made by men. I simply do not believe that this Scripture can rightfully be used to imply that the Devil can give human life. If Dr. DeHaan is correct, then Satan will be allowed by God to create a human life. John 1:3 contradicts such a theory..."All things were made by him [Jesus]; and without him was not any thing made that was made." Satan cannot create anything, for he is a created being himself (Ezekiel 28:13). Satan will simply give "movement" to the image, but he will not be able to create actual life, which only Jesus Christ can do (Acts 17:25).
Satan has been trying to imitate Christ in every way throughout history, but he has failed. Keep in mind that Jesus performed the works He did, as no other man ever did, to prove to mankind that He was God in the flesh... "If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father. But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause" (John 15:24,25). The Antichrist WON'T be able to heal amputees, or create biological life. Only Jesus can create life, and heal amputees. Please read my article, Why Won't God Heal Amputees?
Revelation 13:15 states...
"And he had power to give LIFE unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed."
We read in Acts 17:25 that Jesus Christ gives "life" to all...
"God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; Neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all LIFE, and breath, and all things."
The word "life" in Acts 20:25 is the Greek zoe, which means, life real and genuine. Only Jesus Christ can give real and genuine life (John 14:6 uses the same word, zoe). In contrast, the "life" which the Beast gives in Revelation 13:15 is the Greek word pneuma which can have broad meaning, from referring to God's Spirit to nothing more than the breath of nostrils, or wind movement. The "life" which the Beast gives to the image built by men in Revelation 13:15 is likely referring to his ability to CONTROL the image, which will cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. Even now, Homeland Security in the U.S. is implementing security monitors in airports, with emotion-recognition technology, which raises a white flag if it detects someone with suspects emotions. How's that for making people paranoid? Remember, the Bible states that men will build this image. Thus, it wouldn't surprise me if the image is an advanced high-tech system that monitors masses of people, and identifies those who refuse to comply. To support my theory, though I certainly wouldn't argue the matter, Revelation 13:16 (the next verse) speaks about the mark of the beast, which will be required to buy anything. Certainly this will be some sort of electronic micro-implant, which can be easily scanned, as part of a cashless society. This is why you won't be able to buy anything without the mark. As frightening as this all may sound, the technology is here, and the monsters controlling the world are drooling over it.
I believe that the Antichrist will be a normal man, who will be 100% sold out to Satan. There are many such men in the world today, with no conscience, no morals, no concern for the poor, no regard for God, no loyalty to anyone except them self. There are millions of men alive today who could easily be the Antichrist, for their hearts are already completely possessed of the Devil. I do agree 100% with Dr. DeHaan that the Antichrist CANNOT appear until AFTER the Pretribulation Rapture of the Church, for we read in 2nd Thessalonians 2:3...
"Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition."
As long as the Body of Christ, i.e., the Church, is in this sinful world, we will expose the Antichrist and hinder the occult from coming out of their closet. And that's what's happening today. After centuries of "hiding" (which is what "occult" means), Satan is inspiring his followers to come out of hiding, evidenced by the plethora of occult symbols we see today everywhere we look. The New World Order is here, and the Lord's return must precede the arrival of the Antichrist. The Church is fast asleep, false prophets are everywhere, and apostasy has set in like rigamortis. Surely the Lord's return must be near.
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