I am going to take you guys back to Genesis 6 because I found notes I didn’t know I had in regards to the sons of God referred to in Genesis 6:1-4.
Giants did exist, they came to be when the sons of God (who are not angels, as Jesus said in Mathew 22:30 that there are no marriages in heaven but that we will be ‘as the angels of God in heaven’).
Men began to increase their numbers on the earth, and daughters were born to them. The sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful. So they married any of them they chose.Genesis 6:1-2 NIRV
Sons of God refers to those who follow after God and keep His word. The daughters of men refers to women who cared nothing for the ways of God. The phrase ‘of men’ refers to the ways of the world.
Because these sons of God overlooked the wickedness of these daughters of men in favor of their great beauty, they lost favor with God.
My Spirit shall not strive and remain with man forever, because he is indeed flesh [sinful, corrupt – given over to sensual appetites]; nevertheless his days shall yet be a hundred and twenty years.Genesis 6:3 AMP
The union of these sons of God and daughters of men, not only diminish the age of human beings, but also brought forth the giants.
This was back in the days (and also later) when there were giants in the land. The giants came from the union of the sons of God and the daughters of men. These were the mighty men of ancient lore, the famous ones.Genesis 6:4 MSG
The Message translation is why I encourage everyone to read in various translations of the Bible because what you don’t understand in one you’ll have clarity in the other. Had I read the Message version of this chapter back in January when I took these notes, I would’ve had my answer. But you live and you learn right?
Thanks so much for reading!
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