Skip to main content

Sons of God – angelic beings or human beings?

Sons of God – Are they Angelic Beings or Human Beings
David Curtis, of Berean Bible Church located in Virginia, is teaching the Scriptures, verse by verse, in the book of Ephesians at this time and is in chapter 6 speaking of spiritual warfare.
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.
AUDIO CKIP

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.
Conclusion
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 ir 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.
Resources:
  1. Who or What is the Devil, and Should I Care? (Part 12345) by Jerel Kratt – become friend with him on facebok
  2. Give The Devil His Due by Pastor Sheldon Emry
  3. Imagine No Satan by James R. Brayshaw
  4. John Gill’s Exposition on the Whole Bible

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Sawtawn (Satan) In JobSawtawn
“…the word “Satan” in the original Greek and Hebrew, both in the Old Testament and the New, comes from the same word.” As I stated earlier, of the 19 times that the word “sawtawn” is transliterated as “Satan,” 14 occur in Job. We will have to read those 14 passages in order to understand who or what caused all of Job’s trouble. In the modern churches, it is common teaching that this fallen angel, this supernatural, angelic being, called “Satan,” was responsible. There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil. And there were born unto him seven sons and three daughters. His substance also was seven thousand sheep, and three thousand camels, and five hundred yoke of oxen, and five hundred she asses, and a very great household; so that this man was the greatest of all the men of the east. And his sons went and feasted in their houses, every one his day; and sent and calle…
What the Heck is Satan?
Satan who or what is it and why all the confusion? Satan is most of the time used as a noun instead of a verb. Nevertheless, if we went back to the original language, we then will understand where all the confusion came from. First off, we must let the Old Testament interpret the New Testament and not the other way around. The New Testament affirms its obligation to the Old Testament in the book of Matthew. It is the genealogy of Yeshua that is displayed, in Matthew’s gospel, by a look back over Old Testament passages. Language Indicator The first testament went by the Hebrew language while the second testament goes by the Greek. When one language is interpreted into another, there can be a barrier on its meaning. When the term satanas in Greek or sawtawn in Hebrew is used, it means one and the same which is an adversary Looking Back The word satan in the Hebrew is ha sawtawn or the satan, and is properly translated as opposer or adversary. Anytime the word “sata…
Eden – figurative or literal in Ezekiel 28 & 31 Ezekiel 28:13 – Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.

Eden – figurative or literal is the next issue that David B. Curtis, of Berean Bible Church, has been speaking on, this February 1st 2015, on his part 2 message of Spiritual Warfare.
AUDIO CLIP Eden – Ezekiel 28 & 31 –
Q & As BBC Feb 01, 2015
Ezekiel 28:13 could easily be speaking of Tyre in which he was born into the position he has once held. Ezekiel 31:18 – To whom art thou thus like in glory and in greatness among the trees of Eden? yet shalt thou be brought down with the trees of Eden unto the nether parts of the earth: thou shalt lie in the midst of the uncircumcised with them that be slain by the swo…