Post by nightingale on Mar 10, 2009 15:17:23 GMT -5
Dear Brother Ben....
As I was reading, a question came up in my mind? If Angels do not procreate, then how did they cohabited with humanity, producing a mixed race, which God drown in the Great Flood, then those angels were bound in chains.
Is it that Angels don't procreate among themselves, but can produce a mixed race with humans?
Post by Brother Ben on Mar 10, 2009 16:56:52 GMT -5
This is called "Ballingers Theory" named after some theologian who came up with this idea. I personally don't buy it. Angels are not like men, Jesus said so.
Mat 22:29 Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God. Mat 22:30 For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.
Jesus, correcting the Sadducees, explained that there will be no husbands and wives in Heaven, but we will be like the angels, who neither marry, or are given in marrigae (a human relationship.) The angels left their first estate, strictly Heavenly and in obedience to God, and became demons, who can demonize humanity. I think this is what was in the hearts of those God destroyed in the flood.
Gen 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.
I beleive these were men who were mighty in their own eyes and evil in the sight of the Lord.
Gen 6:5 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. Gen 6:6 And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.
So God decided he would destroy this demon possesed super-race.
Gen 6:7 And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.
Gen 6:8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
So the ones in the following verse:
Gen 6:2 That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they [were] fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.
...were the sons of Seth and Cain, all of which, except for Noah and his family, eventually departed from God and became influenced by evil (demonized,) and God had to destroy them.
That's my feelings on the subject.
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