Sons of God angelic beings or human beings?
Sons of God – Are they Angelic Beings or Human Beings
David Curtis, of Berean Bible Church located in Virginia, is teaching the Scriptures, verse by verse, in the book of Ephesians at this time and is in chapter 6 speaking of spiritual warfare.
Many use the Eph. 6 passages to support their theory that we are wrestling against demonic forces but that is not what is really being spoken of in this message since most Preterist believes that the imaginary devil has been defeated, according to Hebrews 2:14, and is now either annihilated or in the lack of fire.
What is being said in this message is that the “sons of God” is referring to “angelic beings” and David has listed three statements on views, that some, Preterist might hold today:
Last week we started a series on spiritual warfare, and we looked at three positions that are held by believers on Satan and demons.
View 1) Do not believe that Satan, demons, and unclean spirits are real spirit beings, to them there is no such thing, not now nor was there ever.
View 2) Believe that Satan, demons, unclean spirits are real spirit beings are still very active today.
View 3) Believe that Satan, demons, and unclean spirits are real beings, but were all defeated and destroyed in AD 70 at the return of Christ when the judgment took place.
Among Preterists, views 1 and 3 are predominant, but there are some Preterists who hold to view 2. I said last week that I hold to view 3, I believe that Satan, demons, and unclean spirits were real spirit beings who were destroyed in AD 70. [source – sons of God]
John Gill, of the 1700s, claims that the “sons of God” was speaking of Seth and the daughters of men was speaking of Cain….Genesius 6:2 http://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/view.cgi?bk=0&ch=6
But, people like Jeff and David, are claiming that “…it was Augustine that was the earliest proponent of the Seth view. Prior to that it was not taught or understood that way by the Hebrews or church.”
So, if “…it was not taught or understood that way by the Hebrews or church,” why than does it say in the Scriptures that we shall be like the angels who neither marry nor are given in marriage.
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.
Better yet, it is claimed that the flood happen so that God could rid the earth of the giants brought about by this suppose angelic beings by getting women, of the daughters of men, who was the people in the line of Cain, pregnant. But, why does God say in Genesis 8, after the flood, that he will never again curse the ground or destroy every living thing despite how wicked the hearts of humanity might be.
“I will not again curse the ground any more for man’s sake; for the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done.” (Gen. 8:21b)
Was is not because of the angelic beings why God flooded the earth to begin with? If it was the angelic beings, God would be doing humanity a favor but instead it is humanity who was the reason God flooded the earth.
These angelic being supporters jumps right on over to 2 Peter 2:4