Sunday, May 29, 2016
"kosmon" which represents the organized system of the world under the rulership of the devil.
He ignored the whole thing which was designed by Satan to distract Noah from his calling, and instead he just concentrated on the word from God.
God vindicated him and gave him the highest honor any man could have, God spun the whole course of history around Noah.
His respect for God, and being enthusiastic by believing God's warnings, moved him to construct a ship or what is called an ark, in which he met with the scorns and reproaches of a wicked generation.
1SA 16:7 for God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart."
One is the simplified for the naive and the other is complicated for the serious student of the Word of God. It all revolves around who are the "sons of God and the daughters of men" as mentioned in GEN 6:2.
Those who do not relate to the original languages in their preparation and study of the word take the idea that the "sons of God" refer to the line of Seth and the "daughters of men" refer to the line of Cain.
You also don't have the answers concerning questions like who are the angels in verses like 2PE 2:4 For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into Tartarus and committed them to pits of darkness, reserved for judgment;
They cannot be all of the fallen angels because we know that our battle is with Satan and his fallen angels in EPH 6:12 and they are free to walk the face of the earth.
JUD 1:6 And the 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.
1PE 3:19, who are the ones mentioned that He [TLJC] went and made proclamation to the fallen angels in prison now.
Why there are some fallen angels in prison right now when in reality Satan and his angels are "free" to roam this earth as well as in certain areas in heaven.
JUD 1:6 And angels who did not keep their own domain, but abandoned their proper abode, but it is also taught in other passages as well.
God even commands humans not to do what these angels did which was to have sex with a lower creation and that's why we actually have commands in the Bible that forbid having sex with animals, LEV 20:15-16.
Having sex with another creation is possible and that is why God forbids it because it is possible.
The expression "daughters of men" includes the daughters of Seth as well as the daughters of Cain, hence the expression "sons of God" must mean beings different from the human race.
ROM 8:14 For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.
ROM 8:19 For the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons of God.
It is so used six times, twice in Genesis, GEN 6:2-4, three times in Job, JOB 1:6, 2:1, 38:7, and once in DAN 3:25.
"beni ha Elohim" is translated the "sons of God" and it denotes a being brought into existence by a creative act of God.
In DAN 3:25 King Nebuchadnezzar answered and said, "Look! I see four men loosed and walking about in the midst of the fire without harm, and the appearance of the fourth is like a son of the gods!"
Such were the angels and such was Adam, and he is so called in Luke 3:38 Adam is the son of God because he was not born but was created like the angels by the hand of God.
Note that Adam was called a "son of God", why?Because he came from the created hand of God.
Angels are called "sons of God" because they were created by God, PSA 148:2,5 Praise Him, all His angels; praise Him, all his hosts! Let them praise the name of the Lord, for He commanded and they were created.
We are called "sons of God" because we in Christ 2CO 5:17 Therefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature;
Adam was created in the "likeness of God", GEN 5:1, but his descendants were born in his likeness, for we read in GEN 5:3 that Adam "became the father of a son in his own likeness, after his image."
All men born of Adam and his descendants by natural generation are the "sons of men" and it is only by being "born again" which is a
"New Creation" that they can become the "sons of God" in the New Testament sense.
The "Sons of God" of GEN 6:2, 4, could not be the "sons of Seth," as some claim, because the "sons of Seth" were only men, and could only be called "sons of men," not "sons of God."
The "sons of God" in GEN 6:2,4, were ANGELS, and not godly descendants of Seth.
Objections are raised concerning this point by noting what our Lord said about the resurrection of humans that they are like the angels in
LUK 20:35-36, that they neither marry, nor are given in marriage;
It does not say that they are "sexless" for that would convey the idea that at the resurrection all believers will also be sexless, a doctrine that is contrary to the belief that husbands and wives and brothers and sisters shall know each other "as such" in the eternal state.
What the passage does teach is that angels do not multiply by procreation.
It was the sin of "fornication and going after strange flesh", as Jud 7 teaches and the "time" of the sin is given as just before the flood. 2PE 2:5.
It is the same sin that caused the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, whose citizens demanded that Lot surrender the two angels that he had received into his home that they might "know them" which refers to having sex with them in 2PE 2:6-8, Jud 7, GEN 19:5.
The progeny of this union between the "sons of God" and the "daughters of men was a race of giants, "mighty men, "men of renown."
To say that the sons of God were godly people and they married the daughters of men who were carnal women and then they had super-kids is ridiculous.
The word Nephilim means the "Fallen Ones," or "giants".
It is clear that those "mighty men" and "men of renown," were not the ordinary offspring of the daughters of men, or else why didn't they
appear before or even again?
We have the source or Greek mythology where historians obtained their notions concerning the loves of the gods and demi-gods, and the legends of beings half-human and half-divine.
The characteristics of the "antediluvian dispensation," as outlined by the late Dr. A. T. Pierson, were, "First, an advance in fulness and clearness of revelation;
Then gradual spirit declension then conformity to the world,
Ending with mixture with the world; then a gigantic civilization, brilliant but godless;
Then parallel development of evil and good; then an 'apostasy,' and finally a catastrophe."
Gen 6 talks about the "sons of God" with the Hebrew phrase "beni ha Elohim" who are fallen angels under Satan and as we will see it should be translated "sons of the gods."
Olympia was a region in ancient Greek noted for the worship of many gods especially Zeus.
These angels at that time of Gen 6, had sexual capabilities and cohabited with the women of that era producing a mutated race called Nephilim.
These were the Herculean "heroes" and "giants" and famous half‑angel, half‑man types described briefly in the Genesis account.
This whole plan was an attack by Satan to try and destroy true humanity on earth so that Jesus Christ could not be truly human.
The glitch in Satan's plan was the divine preservation of eight people, Noah and his wife and their three sons and wives who were the last remains of uncorrupted humanity.