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57 | The sons of God and the Antichrist


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Hi my name is Dean Smith and in this podcast, I want to discuss the possible strange connection between the Sons of God, mentioned in Genesis 6 as having married the daughters of men, and the Antichrist.

In my previous podcast, entitled ‘Who are the Nephilim and the sons of God’, I delved into Genesis 6:1-4, that talked about how the sons of God married the daughters of men creating powerful leaders who ruled the ancient society. This resulted in God judging the earth with a world-wide flood.

56 | Who are the Nephilim and Sons of God?

Now I am convinced that the sons of God were angels, fallen angels, based on how the term is used Job 1:6. I also discussed Genesis 6:9, where we are told why God chose Noah and his family to survive the world-wide devastation. It says Noah was perfect in his ‘generations’ or as some translations read perfect in his ‘time’, but footnote the word time as literally meaning generations.

There is a subtle difference in the meaning between ‘time’ and ‘generations.’ While ‘time’ suggests Noah was perfect among the people of his day, the word generations leaves the impression that Noah’s past genealogy or his ancestry was perfect.

And is generations is the correct rendering of this word, it helps us understand why God initiated the flood, and chose Noah.

We know fallen angels were marrying women and angelic DNA was mixing with human DNA producing a uniquely powerful people.

But Genesis 6:9 tells us that at this point Noah’s ancestors were perfect, meaning had not yet been contaminated by angelic DNA — and essentially the flood was a reset. It removed the angelic contamination caused by the marriages and restored humanity back to its original uncorrupted human DNA.

But one question remains. Though the flood removed the genetic contamination, what would prevent these fallen angels from marrying women after the flood.

And thought we are not told how God prevented this in the Genesis account, we are given clues of what happened in the New Testament as three New Testament writers seem to be referring to this critical time in human history: the Apostle Peter, Jude and the Apostle John.

So let’s first discuss what Peter had to say.

Peter seems to refer to what happened in Noah’s day, twice, once in each of his two letters.

In his first letter, the Apostle wrote:

18 … He was put to death in the body but made alive in the Spirit. 19 After being made alive, he went and made proclamation to the imprisoned spirits— 20 to those who were disobedient long ago when God waited patiently in the days of Noah while the ark was being built. In it only a few people, eight in all, were saved through water, (1 Peter 3:18-20)

In this passage, we are told that sometime between Christ’s death and resurrection, Christ went down and preached to spirits that were imprisoned for their disobedience during the days of Noah.

So who were these spirits and why did Jesus go speak to them?

Now there are two basic points of view:

  • The first is that these were evil, satanic spirits, basically fallen angels.
  • The second opinion is that they were human souls, people who apparently had died before Noah built the ark.

The Bible tells us in Hebrew 1:14, that angels are spirits, but though they are spirits, angels are also capable of appearing in human form. In Genesis 18 verse 8, we are told that angels appeared as humans to Abraham and were capable of eating food.

But it is Peter’s second mention that confirms that these were angels. In his second letter, Peter writes:

4 For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but sent them to hell,[a] putting them in chains of darkness to be held for judgment; 5 if he did not spare the ancient world when he brought the flood on its ungodly people, but protected Noah, a preacher of righteousness, and seven others; (2 Peter 2:4-5)

Again as he did in his first mention, Peter ties this to the days of Noah when the angels sinned and were imprisoned.

The spirits that Jesus preached too were fallen angels and since both these passages are connected to the the days of Noah, it seem to tie in with the time when the sons of God, fallen angels, married the daughters of men suggesting that the fallen angels who participated in these marriages were imprisoned for what they had done..

This would not only stop these fallen angels from doing it again once the flood was over, but it would also serve as a warning to other angels, as well.

So why did Jesus preach to these fallen angels?

I suspect it probably goes back to one of the reasons why these fallen angels married women in the first place.

In Genesis 3, after satan tempted Adam and Even to eat of the tree of knowledge of Good and Evil, God judged Satan the serpent by stating that one of Eve’s descendants would crush the head of Satan.

With this prophetic judgement hanging over them, I believe the fallen angels were trying to head it off by marrying women and corrupting the human DNA, thereby hijacking this judgement.

They failed. And now in prison, I believe Jesus went to these fallen angels announcing that the Lord was the one prophesied to crush the serpent’s head.

So now let’s move on to what Jude had to say about this?

So who was Jude? Well in verse one, Jude describes himself as the brother of James and according to Matthew 13:55, Jude and James were the half-brothers of Jesus.

So what did Jude say?

6 And angels who did not keep their own domain, but abandoned their proper abode, He has kept in eternal bonds under darkness for the judgment of the great day, 7 just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities around them, since they in the same way as these indulged in gross immorality and went after strange flesh, are exhibited as an [h]example in undergoing the punishment of eternal fire. (Jude 5-7)

Again, like Peter, Jude talks about angels who were kept in chains. Though, he doesn’t directly connect this to the flood account, Jude does it indirectly by saying the reason for this imprisonment was similar to what happened in Sodom and Gomorrah when people went after “strange” flesh, The Greek word Hereros simple means different. They were different flesh than humans.

So what was this strange or different flesh referring to? Well, in the Sodom and Gomorrah account mentioned in Genesis 18, when Abraham and the angels arrived at Sodom, we are told that some of the men of the city wanted to have sex with the angels. And Jude then implies this is the strange flesh and that this is also one of the reasons why the city was judged.

The only other time that something similar to this happened is in the days of Noah, when the daughters of men were given in marriage to fallen angels. In this instance, it was the angels who went after strange flesh, different from them.

And God also judged at that time as well.

But Jude adds a tidbit. He says that the angels abandoned their proper abode. The Greek word for proper abode is ‘arche’, and refers to position not an actual home or place. Does this verse suggest that this group of fallen angels involved some high ranking, perhaps even archangels, who had joined satan in his rebellion against God?

So these passages in the New Testament are not only referring to the time when fallen angels married the daughters of men, but tells us that these angels were imprisoned, literally put in bonds, stopping this activity from continuing after the flood.

But it may have only been temporary, as I mentioned in my introduction, something happens as we enter the period referred to as the end times.

But to explain this we first need to start with the words of Jesus. In Matthew chapter 24, Jesus was outlining several things to the disciples that would be taking place in the end times leading up to the Lord’s second return.

As part of this, Jesus said that end times would be like the days of Noah:

7 For the coming of the Son of Man will be just like the days of Noah. 38 For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, 39 and they did not understand until the flood came and took them all away; so will the coming of the Son of Man be. (Matthew 24:37-39)

Now there are many things that defined the days of Noah, including the fact that violence filled the earth and that the people’s hearts were dwelling on evil all the time.

But Jesus didn’t focus on that, instead the Lord referred to marriages and giving in marriage.

What is this referring to?

The only marrying discussed in Genesis 6, of course, involved the marriages between fallen angels and women.

Is it possible that Jesus was suggesting that a similar thing would be occurring in the days leading up to Jesus’ second coming?

Perhaps.

This leads us to the final reference to imprisoned angels, found in the Book of Revelation, which is the Apostle John’s written version of a vision of the end times that he had while banished on the island of Patmos.

In the first three verses of Revelation chapter 9, John talks about a star that fell from heaven, who was given a key that allowed this being referred to as he to unlock a bottomless pit releasing some locust-type creatures.

Then a few verses later in this same chapter, John writes:

14 one saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, “Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates.” 15 And the four angels, who had been prepared for the hour and day and month and year, were released, so that they would kill a third of mankind. (Revelation 9:14-15)

Both of these passages talk about things beings released from imprisonment and the second reference specifically talks about four angels being released. Is this a reference to the high ranking archangels that Jude seems to be alluding too?

Does this also imply that the fallen angels that married the daughters of men producing the ancient men of renown will be released in the end times?

If so, is it possible this release is connected to the appearance of the antichrist also found in the Book of Revelation?

Now there are several references to the antichrist throughout the Bible. This is a particularly evil individual who is the polar opposite of Christ and will have the unique ability to unite the world behind his wicked and satanically empowered leadership.

In Daniel 8:25, he is described as shrewd and deceitful and will be able to humiliate the powerful men of his day.

He is also referred to as a master tactician and will conquer many military leaders. It is uncertain if this refers to actually battles or political maneuvering.

He will not only have unique political abilities, but economic ones as well and will be able to compel people of all nations to accept his authority (Revelation 13). In verses three and four of this chapter, we also sees that he somehow miraculously survives a serious wound to the head and in 2 Thessalonians 2:9, the Apostle Paul writes that he will be able to display unusual signs and wonders.

And all this leads me to wonder if the Antichrist is similar to those men of renown mentioned in Genesis 6, and is the offspring of a relationship between a fallen angel and daughter of men.

Maybe, Maybe not.

What ever the case, in the end, God will judge all humanity, Satan and his realm, the false prophet and the antichrist and create a new heave and new earth.

1 Comment

  1. Woodrow Nichols says

    Youj never even mentioned Enoch I, quoted word for word in Jude. This and the Book of Daniel were the main inflluence in the War with Rome.

    Woodrow Nichols
    antinomianuniversalism.com

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