Fallen Angels Didn't Have Carnal Knowledge With Women
by David J. Stewart | September 2020
Genesis 6:1-4, “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.”
Pastor Curtis Hutson (1934-1995) preached a Wednesday night Bible study series in 1974 called: 'DEMONOLOGY.' It is an excellent series that I highly recommend. Albeit, I love and admire Brother Hutson, but as all preachers do, I disagree with him on a doctrinal point. In part 2B of the series, Dr. Hutson teaches that fallen angels (demons) had carnal knowledge (physical intimacy) with human women, and physical giants (monstrosities) were conceived, which he says were destroyed in the Flood of Noah's day. I do not believe this teaching.
The Scriptures plainly teach in 1st Corinthians 15:39-40, “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.” Angels do not have reproductive organs. Why would they need them? I have never understood why Bible preachers conclude that angels had intimate relationships with humans. It is not sound doctrine in my humble opinion. The Bible is very clear that angels are not capable of having carnal knowledge with women. Matthew 22:30, “For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.” What would be the reason to give angels reproductive organs, if they are not able to use them? This one thought proves that angels did not have sex with humans.
Unfortunately, Pastor John F. MacArthur also teaches this strange doctrine...
Genesis 6:4, “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.” The Hebrew word for “giant” is nephil, which simply means, “a feller, that is, a bully or tyrant.” A feller is a person able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering upon others.
We find confirmation of this meaning of “giants” (tyrants) in the next verse—Genesis 6:5-6, “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.” Before the Flood, before courts and capital punishment existed, tyrants roamed the earth, committing all manner of thuggery and wickedness! This is what I believe to be the correct interpretation of “giants” in the Old Testament book of Genesis.I concede that by the wording of Genesis 6:1-4, that it does seem (taken at face value) like compelling evidence that angels did have carnal knowledge with earthly women. However, carefully notice what the Bible says in Genesis 6:2b, “they took them wives of all which they chose.” This was not forced carnal knowledge by angels. The women freely chose to marry these men! Pastor Curtis Hutson (1934-1995) made this helpful statement: “A good rule to follow when interpreting the Bible is to never use an obscure passage to contradict a clear one.” Genesis 6:1-4 is an obscure passage. We don't know exactly what it means. Since the passage can (and has been) interpreted various different ways, we must search the Scriptures to find its true meaning. Matthew 22:30, “For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.” 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.” I think this 100% settles the matter! The angels do not marry! The Bible says in Genesis 6:2 that the sons of God took to themselves “wives.”Here is further Scriptural evidence that the fallen angels did not marry women. Matthew 24:37-39, “But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” I believe that the phrase in Genesis 6:2b, “they took them wives of all which they chose,” simply means that they were living in gross adultery, going from one failed marriage to another, having mistresses, and living in all manner if wickedness. That is exactly what Matthew 24:37-39 teaches it was like morally before the flood. Kindly said, I think Pastor MacArthur and Dr. Curtis Hutson are very wrong in this matter, who both teach that fallen celestial angels had sex with earthly women, and conceived literal physical giants.
Genesis 4-5 describes two lines of descendants from Adam—one through Cain and the other through Seth. In the Old Testament, God’s covenant people are sometimes referred to as God’s sons. Deuteronomy 14:1, “Ye are the children of the LORD your God: ye shall not cut yourselves, nor make any baldness between your eyes for the dead. for thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God, and the LORD hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people unto himself, above all the nations that are upon the earth.” Jeremiah 3:19, “But I said, How shall I put thee among the children, and give thee a pleasant land, a goodly heritage of the hosts of nations? and I said, Thou shalt call me, My father; and shalt not turn away from me.” This explains why God forbade the Israelites from marrying pagan Canaanite women (Exodus 34:16; Deuteronomy 7:3). So we learn that the “sons of God” not only refer to the angels, but also to God's children (as evidenced in Deuteronomy 14:1). God didn't want His children intermarrying with pagans. We know that only eight human souls entered into the ark, but that doesn't mean there were no saved people since Adam. Clearly there were many. Enoch (the man who walked with God) in Genesis 5:22 was one such child of God. So the suggestion that there were no human “sons of God” prior to the flood is silly.
Furthermore, we read in Genesis 1:24, “And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.” God created man in His own image. Genesis 1:26, “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.” Just like all of creation, humans reproduce after their own kind. That is why bestiality cannot result in conception! Likewise, angels could not have mated with humans, lest humans no longer reproduce after their own kind, in the image of God. 1st Corinthians 15:39-40 clearly teaches that celestial life is different than terrestrial (earthly) life. The idea that fallen angels mated with humans is a strange doctrine, bizarre, and falls within the realm of good science-fiction!
Dr. John MacArthur contends in the preceding video that earthly “sons of God” would not do such things (i.e., mate with humans). Pastor MacArthur uses this erroneous assertion to prove that angels mated with women. However, the Bible is filled with the sins of the saints (e.g., Judges 16:1). Who are the sons of God? Yes, the angels (Job 1:6), but also every saved person. John 1:12, “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:” As we see in the preceding passage of Scripture, the saints are also “the sons of God.” I believe that Christian men took to themselves unsaved wives in Genesis 6:1-4.
I think this is the only logical conclusion that we can draw, in lieu of the fact that the angels are not given in marriage, and that humans can only conceive after their own kind. If angels and humans mated, and freak giants were produced, then mankind could not have reproduced “after his own kind.” Although Goliath measured in at a staggering 9' 6" tall, he was still within the realm of human limits. Farmer Sultan Kösen was born in 1982 to a Kurd family in the southeastern Turkey city Mardin, he is the seventh tallest man in history, measuring in at 8' 2 7/8". There were no giants hundreds of feet tall in the Bible, as the fictitious book of Enoch says.
Throughout the Bible we see the bad things that followed when God's children yoked together with the Devil's children. We see this truth bared out when the Hebrews settled in the land of Canaan. Instead of killing the enemy as God has commanded, they let them live to pay taxes. Consequently, idolatry and intermarrying among God's children with the heathens resulted. God's way is always the best way! God's way is chastity and abstinence before marriage. God's way is a proper holy courtship. God's way is a legal marriage. God's way is one man and one woman in a marriage, together for life. God's way is the traditional family. The “new kind of family” being promoted by liberals, kooks and sodomites today is of the Devil. God's way is always the best and right way.
Another argument that John MacArthur makes, in support of his view that angels mated with humans, is that two angels ate a feast with Lot (Genesis 19:3). I'm getting hungry already! Yes, angels do eat. However, carefully notice that there is not even one recorded place in the Scripture, where a demon appeared in a human body. I am a solid old earth advocate. I don't think anybody can honestly study the Bible diligently and conclude a young earth. Yes, the human race is only 6,000 years old, but the earth itself is very old. What saith the Scriptures? Psalms 102:25, “Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands.” David penned those words around 1,000 BC. How old could the earth have been at that time? Also, notice that David specifically mentions “the foundation of the earth.” That verse speaks concerning the age of earth itself, and not human civilization. Again, Pastor Curtis Hutson does a great job teaching an old earth view in his Wednesday night Bible study series from 1974 called: 'DEMONOLOGY.'
The serpent (Satan) was already present in the Garden of Eden. In the Genesis account of creation, no mention is made of the angels being created, nor of Lucifer's rebellion and fall from Heaven (Isaiah 14:12-15). It is logical to conclude that Lucifer and one-third of the angels in Heaven (Revelation 12:4), were cast down to the earth prior to the creation of mankind. All Biblical evidence supports the “Gap Principle” (it is not a theory). The young earth nonsense is a theory! I mean it gets insanely bizarre—the crazy things young earth advocates teach!
I couldn't stop laughing after reading a book by Henry Morris III titled: '5 Reasons To Believe In Recent Creation,' in which he bizarrely claims that Noah took baby dinosaurs aboard the ark, and God stunted their growth to keep them from growing! Ken Ham's disgraceful, decorated, cinderblock building called: 'The Ark Encounter,' is a circus in Kentucky, in which Ken even displays fire-breathing dragons aboard Noah's ark. How do these money-hungry fools dare call this Bible doctrine? They are religious conmen, whom sadly most churches embrace today. Sadly, in 2016 Pastor Clarence Sexton at the Temple Baptist Church in Powell, Tennessee, invited and honored this religious clown, letting Ken Ham speak to thousands of impressionable students at Crown College! Right doctrine matters folks.
I believe that the angels that were cast down with Lucifer, instantly became disembodiment spirits. This explains why demons never appear in their own body in the Bible. Demons always either possessed a human or an animal. When Jesus cast the demons out of the man at Gadarenes (Mark 5:1-13), the demons begged to be sent into a herd of 2,000 swine, and they immediately ran down the hill into the sea and commit hogicide. Sorry, that is a joke a heard a preacher say years ago! The pigs all drowned! That is what demons will do to people too! Many Americans today are possessed with demons, and those victims ensnared by the Devil are drowning in sin! The Devil is a beautiful liar! Watch out!Demons in the Bible always appeared in someone else's body, whether human or beast, and never in their own physical body, as did the angels of the Lord. God's angels always appeared in their own physical body in the Bible, such as when the two angels visited Lot. This teaches us, furthermore, that demons did not mate physically with women. And even if demons did possess human men (i.e., an incubus) in Genesis 6:1-4, inspiring them to mate with women, the offspring would still be human in every sense, and not freak giants. When a demon lives inside a human body, that demon cannot in any way alter that person's body, except to cause them to do bodily harm to them self or others. Also, if demons possessed men in Genesis 6:1-4, why could they not also possess women (i.e., a succubus)? This sound logic disproves that theory as false.
I find nothing in the Holy Bible to teach that physical “giants” roamed the earth. The popular Hebrew word Nephilim simply means “a bully or tyranny.” For example: We read that of the 12 spies who went into Canaan, only Joshua and Caleb had the faith to do as God had commanded, to conquer the land! The other 10 spies had no faith:Numbers 13:31-33, “But the men that went up with him said, We be not able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we. And they brought up an evil report of the land which they had searched unto the children of Israel, saying, The land, through which we have gone to search it, is a land that eateth up the inhabitants thereof; and all the people that we saw in it are men of a great stature. And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.”
Carefully notice that the 10 faithless spies exaggerated how bad it was. They said “ALL” the people we saw are of great stature! They cried out that they saw giants! The three sons of Anak were punks! They were the local motorcycle gang in town, bullies. Caleb went into the Promised Land, hunted them down, and killed all three of them! Amen and amen! I totally disagree that angels mated with humans, changing their DNA, so that giants were conceived. That is science fiction! Someone told me that some great preachers disagree with me. Well, “great” is a relative term, isn't it. I would rather be the man who obeys my great God and Savior, than to be called “a great man of God” for my preaching. Over one billion hellbound Catholics consider their ungodly Pope “a man of God.” So much for the term “man of God.” We're not supposed to compare ourselves amongst ourselves. Jesus told us in John 5:39a to “SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES.” I have given you many Scriptures on this matter. What saith the Scripture?
Someone suggested that the “sons of God” in Genesis 6:2 couldn't have meant Christians, because God did not save them from the worldwide flood. They are making an unreasonable assumption that no Christians lived and died before the flood! You need to understand dear reader that between the creation of Adam, and the flood of Noah's day, there were approximately 1,500 years. Many people got saved and died during that time period. Enoch is one such proof that Christians did exist before the flood. Enoch was a man whom the Bible says, “pleased God” (Hebrews 11:5).
I always encourage my web visitors to do their own homework, and form their own conclusions, but make sure that you have a Bible verse for all of your beliefs. Otherwise it is merely speculation, which we should always announce if we teach others. I have given you several helpful passages of Scripture, to refute the idea that fallen angels someone mated with human women. In consideration of the whole counsel of Scripture, I think it is abundantly clear that the only logical explanation is that Christian men were marrying unsaved women in Genesis 6:1-4. Their children were extremely popular with the people, being both Christian and worldly in their roots, which made them celebrities of the day. It was a time of tyrants and unimaginable evil the Bible says, which is why God decided to destroy the earth with a flood.
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