Sons of the Mighty

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series The Nephilim

Now, in Genesis six verse two it is recorded, “The sons of God saw that the daughters of humans were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose.” And when we read this line found in Genesis chapter six, we immediately convinced ourselves the scripture is speaking concerning fallen angels.

But as we look at the scripture and its subject, it was clear the Bible was not speaking concerning fallen angels because it also states in Genesis six verse five, “The Lord saw how great the wickedness of humanity had become “ not because they had relation with fallen angels, but because of their rebellion against him. The subject was about the human race.

So, who were the sons of God mentioned in Genesis chapter six, if they were not fallen angels? To answer that question, we must go back to the day of creation where God made the choice to create man upon the earth. The Bible told us, “God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”

God made man in his own image and likeness; he gave them dominion over the works of his hands. They were to multiply and produce offspring who they would elevate to places of leadership in the kingdom of God. Man was made to serve and represent God in the earth, he was made with all the goodness of God, and because he was made with all the goodness of God, God said it was good.

But as we come to Genesis six, we read the sons of God were coming into the druthers of men who produce offspring who became giants, mighty men, men of renown in the earth. But reading this we begin to think they were fallen angels, but as we read in Genesis chapter one and verse twenty-six God made us in his image and likeness.

This would mean we are the descendants of God, we are therefore gods, or sons of God, and because we are and were sons of God from the time of creation, the Bible used the term sons of God to show we are God’s offspring with whom he became angry.

As such, the Bible said, “The Lord saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time.” And because we have become poor stewards over the things placed under our feet, the Bible also records God became angry and regretted to have made mankind.

“The Lord regretted that he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was deeply troubled.” And because his heart became troubled, we became the Nephilim the fallen ones because we are the sons of God who rebelled against our Creator.

Our attitude toward God became vile and blasphemous, like Goliath we work and spend our efforts in defiance of God. After the flood, and destruction of the old world, mankind was back at defying God. We set out on the plain of Shinar and being there, we begin to build a kingdom that challenged God, and again God overthrew our efforts.

Now the whole world had one language and a common speech.  As people moved eastward, they found a plain in Shinar and settled there. They said to each other, “Come, let’s make bricks and bake them thoroughly.” They used brick instead of stone, and tar for mortar. Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves; otherwise we will be scattered over the face of the whole earth.”

“Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves” said the people, the Nephilim, fallen ones, and sons of God. Their plan was to make themselves gods and building a tower that reaches to heaven was the act of defiance.

“Let us make a name for ourselves” means to become mighty and great, and in their pursuit, they chose Nimrod to be their god and king who we are told became a mighty hunter or ruler in the eyes of God. Nimrod became a mighty hunter and ruler, a world conqueror.

Becoming this conqueror, he became the hero of the nation, their god; Nimrod was the idol of the nation. In Genesis ten it reads, “Cush was the father of Nimrod, who became a mighty warrior on the earth. He was a mighty hunter before the Lord; that is why it is said, “Like Nimrod, a mighty hunter before the Lord.” Because he was a rebellious murder with a deep lust for war and lute so great was his lust for war God took notice of his rebellion and destroyed his kingdom.

These were not sons of fallen angels, these were sons of God who became rebellious in the eyes of God. They became the Nephilim, mighty warriors who both walked and rule their nations in rebellion against God. And as the population of the earth begin to increase in the world, this was their behavior, and so as the sons of God descendants of the first man Adam came in unto the daughters of men, they produced rebellious children who died in the flood.

These were the descendants of Adam, the first Nephilim and fallen one who bear many children of which the Bible told us he did. The Bible records, “After Seth was born, Adam lived 800 years and had other sons and daughters.” And if he lived to see 800 years after Seth, we could only estimate Adam must have produced more than 60 offspring if he was to have three every 40 years.

Angels were not the subject of God’s anger, mankind was, we were made in his image and likeness and what we began to do to his image and against each other became an abomination in the eyes of God he made the choice to destroy us.

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