before the sun goes down

"Be of good courage, and let us behave ourselves valiantly for our people, and for the cities of our God: and let the LORD do that which is good in His sight" (I Chronicles 19:13).

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

I Have a Testimony Because of His Testimonies

"Thy testimonies are wonderful: therefore doth my soul keep them" (Psalm 119:129).
 
This is a testimony about His testimonies.

Why don't we delight in the Book of books?
 

It is the key to all wisdom, its precepts are true.  Why should we not build a love for it in children?

My parents started reading the Scriptures to me from
the time I was still in the womb.  It was what was used to show me the way of salvation, and I received Jesus as my Saviour at age 3 1/2.   All through my childhood and teen years, it was my joy and stay. Now it is a treasure and map for my life, and the sword with which I can do battle, and contend for souls!  

God promises to bless those who meditate on it day and night.
Why do we neglect such a gift?  

I have read the Bible through many times now in the past years, and continue to do so.  Each time, I learn something new. Look up Psalm 119:97-104 to see a few of the great things that come from spending time with God in His word:
Those who meditate on God testimonies will
*love God's word
*be wiser than their enemies.
*understand more than their teachers.
*understand more than the ancients.
*refrain their feet from the evil way.
*not depart from God's way.
*will find God's words to be sweet and nourishing.
*will be able to recognize and reject false ways.

I memorized Psalm 119 back in 2007. It has been such

an overwhelming blessing to me.  It is one of my favorite psalms. (I only have 150 favorite psalms!) :)

I give God the glory for saving and keeping a wretch like me, and I earnestly plead with you, brethren, by the mercies of
God, that you use your time for the Kingdom of God.
 
I would ask, What are your days but as an handbreadth?  That is what Psalm 34:4-5 tells us.  That is not much time. Another word for that is a "span."  Ever hear of a lifespan? We don't have that long to be here!  

If you know Jesus as your Saviour, "What on earth are you doing for Heaven's sake?" Are you studying and meditating
on Scripture as God has commanded and promised to bless?
(Joshua 1:8; Psalm 1)

Are you actively witnessing, handing out tracts, sharing the gospel as our Saviour commissioned us to do? (Mark 16:15) What are you doing with the days you have left?

Should we not heed Paul's exhortation to be "redeeming the
time, because the days are evil"
(Ephesians 5:16)? Does it not say, "So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom" (Psalm 90:12)? "...And he that winneth souls is wise" (Proverbs 11:30)?

Consider the following averages of how people use their time:


"How much time does the AVERAGE MAN who lives to be 70 spend on
various activities? He will spend, according to Pace Productivity (who are experts in time use):"
 
23 years sleeping (8 hours a night)
19 years in leisure
7 years in travel
6 years in eating
3 years in illness
2 years in personal grooming
1 year in religious pursuits (such as church, prayer, bible reading, witnessing, etc.)

I SURE DON'T WANT TO BE THE AVERAGE MAN!


I sure don't want to have to stand before my Lord, and have to

tell Him that I wasted the breathe and time He gave me to spend hours and hours, days and days, weeks and weeks, months and months, years and years, doing questionable, or even OK activities, and neglected the real reason I was left on earth: To glorify my Creator and Saviour, by letting my light so shine, preaching the word, loving and spending time in the Bible, winning souls, being ready to give an answer about what I believe, standing against evil, encouraging my brethren in the Lord, and seeing God do MARVELOUS things!

May we wake up, sin not, and get to work, for some have not the
knowledge of God, and it is to our shame. (Read I Corinthians 15:34)

I have seen people obsessed with video games, fanatic
about sports, and passionate about cars, etc. This is usually seen as a fine, expected thing to get into. Why is it then considered some strange thing, when a Christian gets excited about being
passionate and open about the Bible and following what it says?

As David asked, "IS THERE NOT A CAUSE?" I wish to be
a man of valor for Christ, driven by Gods will, directed by God's word, digging into God's work! That is a cause that I will cast myself into with all my heart! For the rewards are eternal. Read Psalm 119:139 to see the heart throb that we need for the Book. So many people have forgotten the words of God.  They need to hear. Who will tell if you don't?

"This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation,

that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of
whom I am chief"
(I Timothy 1:15).



"But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; And that from a child thou hast know the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works" (II Timothy 3:14-17).


There is still time to win a battle before the sun goes down.

Friday, July 15, 2011

A Bible Answer to 10 Questions

   Someone recently brought a video to my notice, challenging Christians with 10 supposedly earth-(and faith)-shattering questions.  The man who brought it up, said he had posted it on many Christian pages, but none of them had addressed it.  I decided to make a note concerning these 10 Questions.

   These are allegations made by people who do not want to believe in God.  Most of them are questions that anyone who is grounded in the word of God can answer readily.  The problem is that these atheists are not really looking for an answer.  They are looking for a reason to NOT believe.  If someone tried to explain the truth to them, they would probably turn on him (Matthew 7:6).  They are without excuse, and are seeking followers (Romans 1:18-20,32).   They are following the devil's scheme of sowing doubt among believers ("Hath God said...?" Genesis 3:1).  Don't fight them according to their plan.  Pray for them, and when ready and armed with the word of God, preach the word.  There is a great book that shows that the only logical worldview is that of biblical creation.  If you are interested, I would recommend that you get "The Ultimate Proof of Creation."  It shows that the biblical creation worldview is the only logical and consistent worldview.  You can find out more here - http://shopping.drdino.com/product-exec/product_id/931/nm/The_Ultimate_Proof_of_Creation/category_id/160.  

   As I looked at their points of question, I was sickened at their blasphemous attacks on the holy God who gave them breath, and then when mankind rebelled, shed His own blood to make the way for them to be saved from Hell.  I was also struck by the utter ridiculousness of some of their arguments, which they seemed to think were unanswerable.  Like the Sadducees, they "do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God" (Matthew 22:29).   I will not spend much time in answering these.  I am not surprised that they think themselves wise, for the Scripture saith of them that they are deceived and professing to be wise are fools (Romans 1:22; Psalm 14:1)  As you continue to let the "word of Christ dwell in you richly" each day (Colossians 3:16), and meditate upon and apply the Book to your life, the Lord will teach you more and more to see life from His perspective.


10 Questions: 
1. Why won't God heal amputees?

   God does what He wants.  He does things for His glory.  Who is to say that He hasn't healed amputees at times?  Multitudes of people came to Jesus and He healed them all (Matthew 4:24; 12:15; Luke 4:40; 6:19).  He healed the amputated ear of Malchus in the Garden (John 18:10-11).  John tells us that Jesus did many things that were not recorded in Scripture (John 21:25).  Some of these could easily have been amputees.  Let's look at one man healed in the Scriptures.  Naaman was a leper.  It was a disease that would often cause people to lose body parts, fingers, toes, hands, etc.  The Bible tells us that when Naaman was healed, "his flesh came again" unto him (I Kings 5:14).
   Conversely, there are many blind people, lame people, etc., throughout history who have not been healed but brought great glory to God.  You have heard of Fanny Crosby?  She was blinded as baby and never saw again in her life.  Yet she accepted it from God and wrote over 10,000 hymns to praise Him and encourage other Christians.  She was grateful for her blindness, and repeatedly said that she was glad she was sightless, because that meant the first face she'd see was the face of her Saviour.  There are many testimonies like this of how God works marvelously and graciously through suffering!

2. Why are there so many starving children around the world?

   We live in a cursed world because of sin (Romans 8:22).  There is suffering indeed, and it is mankind's fault, not God's.  In His love and mercy God has provided what mankind needs, but not everyone uses those resources properly.  In India, for example, many people are starving, but the cattle are kept fat and healthy and no one eats them because they have been deceived by the devil into believing in reincarnation.  The following link deals with this issue and shows that evolutionary thinking has caused much of it.  http://www.answersingenesis.org/search/?q=Starving+children&search=Go#q=Starving+children&site=default_collection 

3. Why does God demand the death of so many innocent people in the Bible?

    There are NO innocent people (Ecclesiastes 7:20).  Sin is NOT a trivial matter.  http://www.answersingenesis.org/articles/2010/10/08/feedback-is-god-selfish-and-vindictive

4. Why does the Bible tell us so many things that we know are not scientifically accurate?

   After this question, the narrator of the video lists the 6 day creation about 6,000 years ago, the worldwide flood, Jonah in the fish's belly, Adam from dust... He claims the stories are all nonsense.  He does not provide any evidence that shows they are not true.  He merely states that they are not true.  The fact is nothing in the Bible has been disproved.      Additionally, many atheists and evolutionists tout the VERY unscientific religious worldview of Evolutionism as fact!   The man claims that real scientists know the Bible is nonsense, but here are just a few Web sites by real scientists who believe the Bible is true and that science affirms the Bible:
http://www.answersingenesis.org/
http://www.icr.org/
http://creation.com/

5. Why is God such a proponent of slavery in the Bible?

   The man who made this video completely ignores that all societies at that time in history practiced slavery.  God was not condoning it, merely recognizing its existence, and He forbade his people to mistreat their servants.  By the way, slavery in Israel was completely different than that of other nations, including the slave trade in the Americas in the past centuries.  Jesus came and preached freedom from the penalty and power of sin, which is a much greater bondage than slavery (John 8:36).  The truth is that slavery was eradicated from the free world due to the actions of strong Bible-believing Christians like David Livingstone and William Wilberforce.  http://www.answersingenesis.org/search/?q=Slavery+and+the+Bible&search=Go#q=Slavery+and+the+Bible&site=default_collection

6. Why do bad things happen to good people?

   First of all, remember that there is none good, no not one (Psalm 14).  Bad things happen because of the curse that was introduced because of the sin of mankind.  That is not God's fault.  It is OUR fault.  But God can work things together good (Romans 8:38-39).  Then look in the Bible and learn all the good that suffering for righteousness produces.  For information see: http://www.answersingenesis.org/search/?q=Starving+children&search=Go#q=Bad+things+happen&site=default_collection

 7. Why didn't any of Jesus' miracles in the Bible leave behind any evidence?

   This is a ludicrous claim.  Jesus was working great wonders, miraculously providing for people's needs, physical, mental, and spiritual.  The man claims that there is no evidence left of Jesus' miracles.  He is ignoring the mountain of historical evidence.  We have the Bible's testimony, preserved for centuries for us to read, which is the most reliable and trustworthy document of antiquity, affirmed again and again by Archealogy and many other branches of science.  Historical evidence is not to be cast aside lightly.  How do we know that there really was an Alexander the Great?  A Julius Caesar?  A Henry the Eighth?  An Abraham Lincoln?  Because of history's record.  And what's more, we do see evidence of the truth of His life and works.  Especially his greatest miracle, which is still happening today.  We see sinners saved by faith in the dead, buried, and risen Lord of all (Who was seen by recorded eye witnesses I Corinthians 15:3-7)!  I am a sinner saved by grace, a new creature (II Corinthians 5:17).  I was Hell-bound, now I'm Heaven-bound!  There are millions and millions of testimonies from souls around the world and throughout history that have been  changed.  These are His miracles.  Praise the name of Jesus!   

8. How can we explain the fact of why Jesus has never appeared to you?

   Jesus is not under our power.  Why should the God of Heaven come at the behest of any demanding creature?  Let's say that an ant challenged the owner of the railroad to come and step on him to show he was real.  Why should the owner do so?  That is a ridiculous claim of the man who made the video.  Jesus has given us all the proof we need.  He has given His blood for our sins.  He has made His existence self-evident through His creation, and given us the Scriptures that we might know the truth.  He says that those who will believe on Him without seeing are blessed (John 20:29-31).  

9. Why would Jesus want you to eat His body and drink His blood?

   Jesus never commanded us to eat His physical body or drink His physical blood.  The elements of the Lord's Supper are not the actual body and blood of Christ.  They are symbols.  Bread and juice are eaten "in remembrance" of Him (I Corinthians 11:24-25).  Our redemption is based on His shed blood for us, and so we have this ordinance to remember the work of Christ.  To think they are literally the body and blood of the Lord is heresy and may be Catholic dogma, but is NOT Christian, nor is it biblical.  Throughout the Bible and history, God forbade and forbids the eating of any blood.  Jesus did NOT say to disobey the volume of the Book.  

10. Why do Christians have the same divorce rate as nonchristians?

   This is not because God's ways do not work.  This actually shows that God's ways DO work.  God's people are free to follow God's command or go their own way, but not without warning or consequence (Mark 10:9 and the volume of Scripture).  The rise in divorce in the church has happened because the Church as whole are becoming more like the world, following ungodly counsel and thoughts and rejecting or neglecting God's principles in the Scriptures for a godly marriage.  

   These are the answers I have found, and I hope it is a help to those who need it.  I realize that there are those who will scoff and reject the answer.  But I need not fear nor be ashamed, for God is true, even if even man were a liar and refused to believe (Romans 3:3-4). The Lord Himself will bring them into account: "...Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousand of his saints, to execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him" (Jude 14).  God has the last word.

Psalm 119:128

There is still time to win a battle before the sun goes down. 

Friday, May 20, 2011

MAY 21, 2011: A Bible Believing Christian's Response

TOMORROW is May 21, 2011. Many have claimed that Jesus will return on that day.  I have been asked what I thought about this claim.  Here is my answer...

There are people who believe and proclaim that on May 21st, 2011 (others say 2012), Christ will return, or the world will end, or it will be the day of Judgment.  There are many sincere people who have been convinced.  By the droves, they are doing foolish things, selling homes, quitting jobs, which ignores Christ's directive "Occupy till I come" (Luke 19:13).

I know of a least one man, who has abandoned his wife and children, and has frantically spent his savings to spread the word that Jesus is coming May 21st.  I think it a folly to do this when it expressly violates what a father should do.  "But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel" (I Timothy 5:8)  I would think it one of the last things someone would wish to be doing when Jesus returns.  I fear that one reason that so many are deluded by these "prophecies" is because today's society, including Christians are woefully ignorant of the Scriptures!

I am not moved by all this hype and propaganda, billboards, etc.  I know the truth, and am serving the Lord, and if He comes today, tomorrow, or the day after, I am ready.  

I am pained however at the gullibility of many believers, and am most intensely stirred to realize that this movement is bringing reproach to the name of Jesus Christ.  The unsaved world is looking on, and many will assume that this is what all Christians are like.  The billboards say, "The Bible Guarantees It!" when the Bible says no such thing.  It is ludicrous.  With the psalmist, "My zeal hath consumed me, because mine enemies [and alas, even my brothers and sisters in Christ] have forgotten thy words" (Proverbs 119:139).

We are to NOT go by what man believes; rather we should ask "What saith the Scripture?"   There is no indication of this from the Bible.  Those leaders really are not taking the Bible literally, but are reading their own ideas into the Book.
  
Speaking of the coming of the Lord and the world's end (whether 2011 or 2012), I am glad to share my position.  I do believe that we are in the last days.  When we look around, we see a lot of what the Bible describes about the last days:

-Wars and rumours of wars (Matthew 24:6).

-Increase in earthquakes and other natural catastrophes (Matthew 24:7).
-Rise in wickedness and love waxing cold (Matthew 24:12).
-Abundance of arrogant scoffers walking after their own lusts, who mock the record of creation, the judgment of Noah's flood, and the coming judgment (II Peter 3:3-10).  I meet these on a regular basis.  It reminds me of Jude: "But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ; How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts"  (Jude 17-18).  When I meet a person who scoffs at the Bible, it affirms to me that the Bible is true, for God prophesied that mockers would come, and here they are.

And there are many more indicators.  Yes, we can "see the day approaching."  And it should stir us to live godly in Christ Jesus and preach the Gospel while we may.  However, I do not
 attempt to set a date or even estimate how much time we have left.  Studying the Scriptures, we find that God purposefully does not tell us.

There are people who believe that they can figure it out.  Down through history, there have been numerous groups of people, and scholars among them, who set dates for the return of Christ, the day of Judgment, or the end of the world.  They were sincere.  They were intelligent.  They had done their homework.  And they were all wrong, so far.  
   
I personally do not try to figure out when those events will happen.  Why?  Because God hasn't told us.  "Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh"  (Matthew 25:13).



Jesus said that we do not know when He is coming.  I believe He said this because WE DO NOT KNOW when He is coming.  If He wanted us to know, He would have told us.  But He chose to not tell us, which means we don't need to know.  Why would God not tell us exactly when?  So that we would think "We don't know how much time we have, so LET'S SERVE JESUS NOW!"  Let's be doing what He told us to do.  

We are to be living for the Lord (Matthew 6:33; Titus 2:11-14), preaching the Gospel to the lost (Mark 16:15), reading and sharing what He wrote for us in the Scriptures (Psalm 119:27), and gathering together regularly as Christians in a Bible-believing local church to worship and serve God as a body (Hebrews 10:25).

Yes, the Lord Jesus Christ, the Judge is coming soon.  He has been coming soon for two thousand years.  God is not bound by time.  He made it.  When is His return?  We do not know.  This is what I say with my fellow brothers in Christ: "Maranatha" (I Corinthians 16:22), which is to say, "The Lord cometh." The response is, "Perhaps today."  And so we keep before us that our Lord is coming, motivating us to be about our father's business and win souls!

But we are not to be trying to set dates.  We are to be watching (Luke 12:37) and working (Luke 12:43)!  Read I and II Thessalonians and see how we are told that the time is coming, but that we are to be active now in what He called us to do.  Our Master has told us to "Occupy till I come" (Luke 19:13).


I encourage you to use the time (you don't know how long you have) to remember your Creator, knowing Him as your Saviour and Master, and then share the Gospel with others, so that they might be saved from the punishment of their sin.  Let's use our time wisely (Ephesians 5:15-16)

"Blessed is that servant whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing" (Matthew 24:46).

"He that testifieth of these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!" (Revelation 22:20).


There is still time to win a battle before the sun goes down.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

To Speak of a Fool - A Bible Answer

I don't know if you've ever wondered about this, but thought I'd share it, just in case somebody approaches you about it. Remember, "The heart of the righteous studieth to answer..." (Proverbs 15:28).

Someone contacted me with this question that I now share with you.  I also have provided my reply to the individual.

"I was reading the King James Bible, and in Matthew 5:22, Jesus said,  '... but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.'  Then in Matthew 23:19, Jesus called the Pharisees fools.  Does this mean that Jesus is in danger of Hell fire?  Please explain." 

My Reply:

The question you asked is not too difficult to figure out if we look at the volume of the Book. 

The use of the word "fool" itself is not forbidden here, but the use of the word "fool" as an angry, hateful, unjust slander. Jesus Christ Himself on occasion called men fools. He denounced the Pharisees in public, calling them fools to their faces (Mt. 23:17,19; Lk. 11:40). After rising from the dead, Jesus called His own disciples fools when they did not believe in His resurrection (Lk. 24:25). 


In His word, God calls men fools when they live foolishly and reject the path of righteousness in favor of wicked ways (Ps. 14:1; 53:1; Lk. 12:20, and many places in the Proverbs).

The Apostle Paul under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, called certain people fools who questioned the bodily resurrection (I Cor. 15:36). 

Often when someone finds an apparent problem, contradiction, or error in the Bible,
The truth can be discovered by considering well the context. The proper meaning of 
this admonition in Mt. 5:21-24 is given. Jesus Christ our Saviour addresses the issue of murder and is making it manifest that the heart is the root of the problem, that murder is in reality the result of hatred and strife between men. If you can resolve the hate in the heart (seen by God as murder- I John 3:15), you can prevent the physical murder.

So, remember, Matthew 5:21-22 is referring to murder (killing someone who is INNOCENT-- unjustifiable homicide), being hateful and angry WITHOUT a cause, and WRONGLY slandering someone else. So basically, the words in question are saying, Do not accuse a person UNJUSTLY (calling someone a fool who isn't one).

How should we use the word "fool?" Well, one good example is if God in His Book says that a person who says there is no God is a fool (Psalm 14:1), and you warn the wicked who reject the existence of God, calling him a fool, there is nothing wrong, for you are simply relaying a message from God to them, and calling them by what they truly are. 

While we are in this passage, I must point that in Mt. 5:22 some of the modern versions omit the words "without a cause." 


For instance, The [Pois]NIV says,
"But I tell you that anyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment..." 

As well as the NASt,
"But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother shall be guilty before the court..."

Whereas the KJV reads, 
"Whosoever is angry with his brother WITHOUT A CAUSE shall be in danger of the judgment…" 

This "little" omission creates a most serious error, because our Lord Jesus Christ Himself 
was angry at times. Mk. 3:5 says, "And when He had looked round about on them WITH ANGER…" This would mean that our Saviour was a sinner. God forbid! He "knew no sin" (II Corinthians 5:21). 

It is not necessarily a sin to be angry, for the Scripture says, "Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath" (Ephesians 4:26). However it IS a sin to be angry "without a cause." This is just one of many omissions, changes, and dangerous differences that are found in "happy cat" Bibles (purr-versions). I would counsel caution about use of them, and recommend using the Authorized Version (King James Bible) as the preserved word of God in the English tongue.

Now, 

If you'd like to get a good, informative book that answers seeming contradictions in the Scriptures, I would recommend you get the book, Things Hard to Be Understood, by David Cloud. It will be helpful in many areas. However, the best book to work out the "problems" in the Bible, is the Bible itself. Check Scripture with Scripture. 

I hope this has been helpful. May the Lord bless you as you continue to study, trust, 
and obey His Word.

Kevan Myers
Psalm 119:112

There is still time to win a battle before the sun goes down.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

The Bible and the sons of God

   Many people ask about the reason that God sent the Flood.  They ask if it was because the fallen angels were intermarrying with human women, who gave birth to devil/man children who were giants.  I find myself happy to speak to you on this subject.

   First of all, this can be a controversial subject, as any one who starts asking questions about it will find.  People's emotions are strangely stirred up about it.  Godly Christian leaders that I know and greatly respect teach, some on one side, some on another.
   In my own searching of the Scriptures, I must go with what the Bible says, whatever others may say.  The Scriptures are my authority, not men, no matter how learned or respected they may be.

   Many want to know what the Nephilim were.  Were they supermen?  Half devil-half man?  Giants?  What is Nephilim?  Well, when we read the King James Bible, which is God's preserved word in the English language, there is no trouble understanding.  The translators of the King James translated the word "Nephilim" as "giants" because that is what it means.
   Some modern versions (which claim to be easier to understand) have used the word "Nephilim," which actually confuses people more.  Moreover we find the same word (Nephilim) twice in Numbers 13:33.  The King James Bible translates these "giants" as well, for that is what they were.  "And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants" ( Numbers 13:33).  If this is just a word meaning giant (which I believe), then there is no problem.
   However, if the Nephilim were part devil/part man and God sent the Flood to destroy them, then finding them again in Canaan means that either they survived the Flood (which means that the Bible is wrong and God wasn't able to wipe them out - Genesis 7:21), or that spirit beings continued to engage sexually with people after the Flood (which means that the Flood didn't accomplish its purpose).  
   According to just what the Bible says, these were GIANTS.  There is no reason from the Bible to think they were anything else.

Let's consider 3 questions and their answers from the Bible:

Question #1 "Did the giants come from the union between the sons of God and the daughters of men?"
  
Answer: The Bible simply states that "There were giants in the earth after those days" (Genesis 6:4a).  It does not say that the giants were result of the marriages of the sons and daughters in question.  In fact, when we look closely, it is placed by itself, before the daughters of men bare children
There were giants in the earth in those days; and also, after that...” (Genesis 6:4b).  Someone asked me once, "What do you think God was saying when He put that in the Bible?"  I answered, "I think that God wanted us to know that there were giants in the earth in those days.  Giants are big people.  There were giants before the Flood and after the Flood.  Some of Adam's descendants were giants.  Some of Noah's descendants were giants.  The Bible talks a good bit about them.  You have heard of Goliath (I Samuel 17) and his four brothers (II Samuel 21), Og, Arbah, Anak, Sheshai, Talmai, and Ahiman; also the Emims, the Horims, the Avims, the Zamzummims (lots of m's...not M&M's, but giants!). 
 
   Moses and the Israelites, Caleb, and David faced and fought with giants.  Some giants have lived in more recent history.  Some people are tall, others are small, and still others are average.   This is how genetics works.  When God made Adam, He made him with a genetic possibility of many variables, evidently among them, the ability for some people to attain large sizes.  With sin's entrance upon the creation, the human gene pool began to experience mistakes.  At first it wouldn't really be noticed.  But by the time of our present day, there are many mistakes and losses of information.  Still today we have people over seven feet tall and we have the Pygmy men of the Congo who are an average of under four and a half feet tall.  God put into DNA the ability to have great variety, but always within the kinds.  It is possible that some of these giants were the children of the sons of God and the daughters of men, but from the passage, it cannot be proven. 

   So, no matter who the giants were, there is no hard concrete proof from the Bible making a connection between these giants and those sons of God and daughters of men.

Question #2 "Were 'the sons of God' in Genesis 6?  Angels or human or what?"

Answer: The Bible simply calls them "sons of God."  The word "son" in the Bible can mean an immediate relationship, such as David was "the son of Jesse" (I Samuel 17:58).  It can mean a remote relationship, such as Jesus is called "the son of David" and "the son of Abraham" (Matthew 1:1), showing He was of their lineage.  It can also be used of a son-in-law, such as when David is called "son" by his father-in-law King Saul (I Samuel 26:17).  Jesus is God the Son, the only begotten Son of the Father.  Unlike humans or angels (or any created thing), Jesus did not ever start to exist. He did not begin at Bethlehem when He came into the world, conceived and born as a baby.  He had been from everlasting (Micah 5:2).  He is  eternally the Son (Hebrews 1:1-14).  The word "son" or "child" can also be figurative, as in "having the characteristics of."  We find examples of this in that the sons of Eli were called "sons of Belial" (I Samuel 2:12), James and John were called "sons of thunder" (Mark 3:17).  Christians are called "children of Abraham," even if they are Gentiles, because they have come to have faith in the Saviour, like he did (Galatians 3:7).  This is how the term is sometimes (thrice) used of angels as well (Job 1:6; 2:1; 38:7).  Finally it is used to describe those who are followers of God by faith in the promised Saviour.  Thus, they are "born again" into God's family by grace through faith (John 3:3):
 

"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" (John 1:12).
"For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God" (Romans 8:14).
"For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God" (Romans 8:19).
"That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world" (Philippians 2:15).
"Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not" (I John 3:1).
"Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is" (I John 3:2).

   I am well-acquainted with the theory that the "sons of God" in Genesis 6 were angelic beings, but there are at least three reasons from the Bible why I do not believe that they were angels at all (Even one reason from the Bible should be enough, but I like to have three reasons for what I believe and how I live based on the Scriptures [Here are three verses from the Bible that establish that "at the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established"--Deuteronomy 19:15; Matthew 18:16; II Corinthians 13:1.]):

#1 Because it contradicts what GOD TELLS us about "kinds."
   God tells us that He created things to bring forth after their own kind.  Angels and humans are not the same kind.  The idea of angels mingling with people sexually and begatting children violates the Scriptural principle of bringing forth "after their kind."  You can find examples of this spoken of in Genesis 1:11-12,21,24-25; 6:19-20; 7:14-15; 8:19; and in I Corinthians 15:39.  This is integral to the worldview of biblical creation science.  I do not believe that angels are ABLE to begat children with people.

#2 Because of what JESUS SAID about the angels.
   Our Saviour, Who made all things, including angels (John 1:1-3), made it very clear that in the resurrection, we shall be "...as the angels in heaven" (Matthew 22:29-30), which "neither marry, nor are given in marriage."  God made the angels.  He never tells us that new angels are being born.  Therefore they could not be the sons of God in Genesis 6, who "...took them wives of all which they chose..." (Genesis 6:2,4).  These sons of God were marrying them.  They were their "wives."  And anyway, angels of God would not violate His will.

#3 Because of the VOLUME OF THE BOOK.
   Oh, yes, some will assent that this is true, but then they assert that the sons of God in Genesis 6 were fallen angels, saying, "These were the angels that rebelled with Satan soon after the creation week.  They would have violated God's will."  Nearly everyone I have spoken with goes to this point, saying the sons of God were fallen angels, devils, by some called "demons."  But there we have a problem.  How does simply falling from perfection make a spirit (Hebrews 1:7) into a being that can reproduce?  It does not make sense that by rebelling, angels became sexual.  That is ridiculous.  Also, I think there is even a stronger objection, to wit, where in the Bible does God call devils "the sons of God"? No where.  There are definite places where angels are called "sons of God" (I referenced them earlier, such as Job 1:6), where Jesus Christ is called the Son of God in a way very different than anyone else (Luke 1:35), and where people who trust in Him are called "sons of God" (John 1:12), but NEVER devils.
   "Wait!" someone may interrupt here.  "In the book of Job, Satan is called a son of God!"  Well, take a close look at it.  Job 1:6 says, "Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also AMONG THEM."  It does NOT say that Satan was one of them (Job 2:1 also agrees).  Some will say that no Old Testament person is called a "son of God."  But Adam was.  See in Luke the following: "Which was the son of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was the son of God" (Luke 3:38).  So here we have a mention of an Old Testament person who was called a "son of God."  We also find that God calls the nation of Israel His son, because they belonged to Him, by virtue of the faith of their father Abraham, and God's promise to Abraham: "...Thus saith the LORD, Israel is my son, even my firstborn..."(Exodus 4:22-23).  He had chosen them and the nation was His "son".  The fact is that the Old Testament saints were saved by faith in the coming Saviour the same way that you and I are saved by faith in the Saviour Who has already come.  So God's people (those who were following the LORD by faith) in the Old Testament could be called the sons of God the same way that I am a son of God. 
   So who were the sons of God in the passage in question (Genesis 6)?  I believe that these sons of God were mostly those of the Godly line of Seth, who called on the name of the LORD (Genesis 4:26).  These men are listed in Genesis 5, the chapter preceding.  They were the sons of Adam, "the son of God."  Interestingly, none of these men perished in the Flood. Adam through Jared all died before the Flood.  Enoch walked with God and was translated that he should not see death (Hebrews 11:5).  If you look at our longevity chart, or work the math out from the Bible, you'll find that Methuselah died the year of the Flood.  His name means, "his death will bring" or "When he dies--judgment."  Lamech (Methuselah's son and Noah's father), died a few years before the Flood at age 777.  I think that those of that line and their families were the "sons of God."  The Flood did not destroy the lives of these named men.  They probably were trusting in God and were definitely were all gone when the Flood came.  But what of their children (who also could be called sons of God)?  What about Noah's brothers and sisters and cousins, and distant kin from the family of Shem that are referred to in Genesis 5:4,7,10,13,16,19,22,26, & 30?  I believe that they "saw the daughters of men, that they were fair."  These daughters were of the line of Cain and other children of Adam and Eve who were not followers of the true God.  They turned and married, and were drawn away from the true God, and their children grew up to be mighty, people of renown, but not people of God.  So I do not believe that the children of the sons of God and daughters of men were part devil, though I do not doubt that the devils were working behind the scenes to distract and derail the courses of their lives.  It is entirely possible that the women, and thereby some of the resulting children could have been devil-possessed, BUT they were NOT part devil/part man. 

Question #3 Why do you think God sent the Flood?  Was it the angel/man relations?  The lifestyles of the pre-Flood people?  Something else?

Answer: The Bible simply tells us the cause for the Flood.  I will cover those things, but first, let's deal with what was NOT the reason for the Flood.
   Some may claim that God sent the Flood because the sons of God (whom they claim as angelic beings) were marrying in with the daughters of men.  For instance, some have proposed that both the giants (Nephilim) of Genesis 6:4 and Numbers 13:33 were the product of angel/human mingling.  The fallen angels mingled before the Flood and God destroyed their children in the Flood and then after the Flood, the fallen angels returned and started repopulating again with some of the Canaanites, so God told the Israelites to destroy all the people of the promised land to wipe out the seed of the angels.  That is their idea.  Nevertheless, it must be confessed that from the Bible, you can show no evidence that judgment came from angel-human relations.

-God never said He was sending the Flood because of the fallen angels intermingling with people.  He said He was sending the Flood because of the wickedness of man, which was great (Genesis 6:5,13). 

-God never said for Israel to destroy the Canaanites because they were polluted by the seed of the fallen angels.  He said He was sending them to destroy them because the cup of their iniquity was now full, unlike in the time of Abraham (Genesis 15:16).  Also he commanded it so that the Canaanites would not get the children of Israel to fall into sin (Deuteronomy 7:1-4).

So what kind of wickedness brought on God's judgment of the Flood?  Let's take a look at Genesis 6, and then amplify it with the volume of the Book.

1. God's people compromised with wicked people--- "The sons of God saw the daughters of men, that they were fair; and they took them wives, of all which they chose..." (Genesis 6:2,4). 
   This is a serious thing.  God says that He instituted marriage that He might "seek a godly seed" (Malachi 2:15).  Those who fear the true God are like salt and preserve the society about them inhibiting corruption.  If there had only been 10 men "worth their salt" in Sodom, that city would have been spared (Genesis 18:32).  However, when the righteous compromise and marry those who do not know God, the children often are not trained in the ways of the LORD, and the family - the fabric of society - crumbles.  
   We see other examples of this throughout Scripture.  I will give you a few examples:

A. The Israelites were coming to the promised land.  King Balak of Moab, and other heathen rulers, being afraid of Israel, wanted to defeat them. They tried to get Baalam the son of Beor to curse them, but the LORD wouldn't let him.  They were God's people and He was protecting them.  This is told about Numbers chapters 22-24.  But Baalam gave them counsel of how to cause God to take away His hand of blessing from Israel.  For his sin, later Baalam was slain, as well as many of those who followed his wicked advice (Numbers chapter 31).  What was Baalam's advice?  To use their daughters to draw away the hearts of the men of Israel from God into idolatry (Numbers 31:16).  How did it happen?  Read Numbers 25.  "And Israel abode in Shittim, and the people began to commit whoredom with the daughters of Moab. And they called the people unto the sacrifices of their gods: and the people did eat, and bowed down to their gods. And Israel joined himself unto Baal-peor: and the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel" (Numbers 25:1-3).  So first the men were drawn into immorality with the beautiful women of Moab, then they were led into worshiping false gods.  And God judged sinful Israel with a plague that slew twenty-four thousand (Numbers 25:9).  If it hadn't been for the repentance of the people and the zealous action of Phinehas the son of Eleazar the son of Aaron, many more would have perished.

B. Samson was an Israelite judge, a mighty man, a hero of faith (Hebrews 11:32).  If anyone was given "super-human" strength, he was.  And yet he was drawn away by the daughters of the pagan Philistines and this eventually caused his defeat (Judges 14:1; 16:1,4-21).  Samson wanted the heathen girl of Timnath, for example, because she "pleased Samson well"  (Judges 14:7).  He should have been choosing a wife who pleased God as well.

C. Solomon was the son of David, the man after God's own heart.  God called Solomon "Jedidiah" and said that he was loved of the LORD (12:24-25).  King Solomon started well and was blessed by God, so that he became the wisest man who ever lived (I Kings 5:5-13).  However, in his later years, Solomon married a lot of strange (foreign and heathen) women, which the law of God forbade (Exodus 34:11-16) and "...his wives turned away his heart after other gods..." (I Kings 11:1-4).  So this great king fell into gross idolatry as we read in I Kings 11:5-8.  What was God's response?  "And the LORD was angry with Solomon..."  (I Kings 11:9-13).  God brought adversaries to harass Solomon at the end of his reign (I Kings 11:14-40), the nation would split and his son would lose control ten tribes of Israel to another (I Kings 11:11-13).  And sadly, His son Rehoboam would not just lose ten out of twelve tribes, but also would have problems with multiple wives and fall into the same idolatry as his dad did (I Kings 14:21-24; II Chronicles 12:1-2).

   These three examples from diverse parts of the Bible establish the importance of understanding this principle, but let's consider a couple more:

D. Ahab was the son of a wicked king of Israel, but he outdid his dad for badness, and you can see one of the reasons why.  It was because he chose a wicked woman of Zidon and was influenced by her to increase the idolatry of the northern kingdom: "...Ahab the son of Omri did evil in the sight of the LORD above all that were before him. And it came to pass, as if it had been a light thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he took to wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Zidonians, and went and served Baal, and worshiped him..." (I Kings 16:30-33). 

E. Jehoshaphat was a godly king of Judah, the southern kingdom at the same time as Ahab.  He followed the LORD and God blessed him.  However, he joined in alliance and friendship with the wicked Ahab (II Chronicles 18:1).  This led to bad choices, including that he took the daughter of Ahab and Jezebel to be the wife of his son, the crown prince Jehoram. This woman was named Athaliah and she was a wicked influence in his life (II Chronicles 21:6-11).  God judged Jehoram (II Chronicles 21:12-18) and he died a horrible death (II Chronicles 21:19), and the widow Athaliah went on to be an evil counsellor to their son Ahaziah (II Chronicles 21:6).  After Ahaziah died, Athaliah attempted to slay all of the king's sons and all the males of the house, so she could rule alone (II Chronicles 22:10), but God preserved the line by having baby Joash secretly rescued and hidden until he could take back the throne.  Reading the history of the divided kingdoms of Israel and Judah, we find how great an effect a king could make on himself, his family, and his kingdom's present and future for good or ill, just by whom he married.

F. After the Babylonian captivity, the people returned to Judah and Jerusalem.  Ezra was grieved to hear that they had taken pagan wives of foreign lands (Ezra 9:1-2).  Read Ezra's prayer of desperation to the LORD about this sin in Ezra 9:3-15 that includes the reason why Israel was not to join in marriage with the heathen: "...Which thou hast commanded by thy servants the prophets, saying, the land, unto which ye go to possess it, is an unclean land with the filthiness of the people of of the lands, with their abominations, which have filled it from one end to another with their uncleanness. Now therefore give not your daughters unto their sons, neither take their daughters unto your sons..." (Ezra 9:10-12).  The Jews were not to marry the heathen, because it would turn their hearts from following the true God.

G. Nehemiah, the governor of Jerusalem, who lived at the same time also confronted this sin of marrying those who knew not the LORD.  He was very straight forward in his dealing with it. Consider his testimony: "In those days also saw I Jews that had married wives of Ashdod, of Ammon, and of Moab: And their children spake half in the speech of Ashdod, and could not speak in the Jew's language, but according to the language of each people.  And I contended with them, and cursed them, and smote certain of them, and plucked off their hair, and made them swear by God, saying, Ye shall not give your daughters unto their sons, nor take their daughters unto your sons, or for yourselves. Did not Solomon king of Israel sin by these things? yet among many nations was there no king like him, who was beloved of his God, and God made him king over all Israel: nevertheless even him did outlandish women cause to sin. Shall we then hearken unto you to do all this great evil, to transgress against our God in marrying strange wives?" (Nehemiah 13:23-27).  Plainly, Nehemiah didn't mince words in his eloquent denouncement of the practice.  Notice specifically that the children were affected by the loss of training in the Lord.

   Let's stop right now and realize that this did not and does not mean that God was forbidding marriages between a man and a woman of different nations exactly.  We find a good number of instances in Scripture when an Israelite and a foreigner married and were blessed by God in their union.
Rahab was a Caananite harlot from Jericho who not only was spared death, but got to marry Salmon the son of Naashon, an eminent  prince of Judah.  Their son Boaz married the Moabitess woman Ruth, and God blessed them too.  Both of these women can be found in the ancestral line of the Saviour of the world, Jesus Christ (Matthew 1:5).  Why was it okay for them to marry men of Israel?  Because they had turned to the true God of the Bible and were no longer "pagan."  We are given examples of people from heathen lands who came to trust in the LORD and were accepted in Israel.  Ittai the Gittite (a Philistine) became a leader of a third of David's army (II Samuel 15:19-22; 18:2).  Zelek the Ammonite and faithful Uriah the Hittite were both numbered among David's elite "mighty men of valour" (II Samuel 23:37,39).  Naaman, the captain of the Syrian host, was cleansed of his leprosy and also came to trust in the living God of Israel (II Kings 5:1-19).

   Physically, we are all from the same family, Adam's family.  In his sermon on Mar's Hill, Paul proclaimed, "God...hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth..." (Acts 17:24-26).  We all came from Adam and Eve, and more recently, from Noah and his family.  There is only one human race - Adam's race.  God created mankind with a great variety of genetic variation, but always within the human "kind."  So from the Scriptures, we find that there is no wrong in marrying someone from another people group.

   Spiritually, however, you could say that there are two families in the world who should not intermarry.  They are the children of God (John 1:12) and the children who are still in rebellion against God.  In Scripture they have different names, like "children of wrath" (Ephesians 2:3), and "children of disobedience" (Colossians 3:6), and "the daughters of men" (Genesis 6:2).  The Jews who rejected Jesus thought that they were the children of God, simply because they came from Abraham.  However, Jesus denounced that thinking, and let them know that their father was the devil (John 8:39-47).  This does not mean that Satan was their biological father, any more than Adam was the biological son of God.  It was showing in whose path they were following.  Because of Adam's sin, by which he yielded to the devil's way, we all are born sinners, by nature the children of wrath, who deserve hellfire for our rebellion.  But when we turn from our sin to the Saviour, He makes us "born again" as children of God (John 3:3; Romans 8:14-17).
   Remember from John 1:12 that the deciding factor between the two families is faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.  So the Bible tells us that it is wrong for believers and unbelievers to be unequally yoked together in a relationship.  If one is following the Lord Jesus and the other isn't, then they are going in opposite directions.  Therefore, if the people of two different faiths marry, there will friction in the home and a lack of unity.  Many times it causes the Christian to be drawn away from being fully dedicated to Jesus Christ.  Often it is the children who suffer most from the disunity and end up confused and deeper in rebellion themselves.  This is why God warns against such a practice.  A godly single Christian man should not allow himself to become romantically, emotionally, or physically attached to a woman who is not saved.  Instead he should save himself for and seek to marry a woman who is also saved and following the Lord with all her heart, so they will have union and run the race together throughout life, raising their children to know and serve the Lord Jesus.

2. There was great wickedness in the earth--- "And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth..." (Genesis 6:5).
   It is very likely that people began to worship false gods and devils (I Corinthians 10:20), and did horrible abominations that brought God's wrath.  See what caused Him to bring judgment upon Israel in the days of the judges (Judges 2:11-15) and the judgment God prophesied against Judah because of the sins of King Manasseh (II Kings 21:1-18).
   The book of Proverbs lists seven things that God hates, that are abomination to Him: "These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren" (Proverbs 6:16-19).  These abominations and many others were likely very rampant in Noah's day.  Included in this cause of judgment are three parts, which I marked A,B, and C:

A. The evil imaginations of their hearts- "...and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually" (Genesis 6:5).
   The imaginations of their thoughts were evil all the time.  Remember that this is a sin and hated by God; look up Jeremiah 17:9 and Matthew 15:19 (we have already seen Proverbs 16:18).  The world was full of people who did not like to retain God in all their thoughts.  They did not seek God, but rather went their own way. "The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts." (Psalms 10:4).  This can lead to many evil ideas and doings, which we find in Romans, where it speaks of those who reject the Creator: "...And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient..." (Romans 1:28).  We think it is evil in our present day (and it is), but consider that when a person could live up to nine hundred years, he had even more time to think of many wicked things.  We need to be careful what we allow to remain in our thoughts too, for it will come out in our attitudes, words, and deeds (Proverbs 23:7; Matthew 12:34). 

B. The violence that filled the earth- "...and the earth was filled with violence..." (Genesis 6:11,13). 
   Violent crime was rampant and rife in Noah's day.  It was filled with violence!  Remember that one of the things God hates and will judge are hands that shed innocent blood (Proverbs 6:17).  This would include assault and battery, murders, abortions, beatings, thefts, rape, kidnapping, human sacrifice, execution of the godly and the innocent, slavery, with much else.  God will not let this sin go unpunished.  Don't forget that He judged Israel for the violence of wicked Manasseh (II Kings 21:16; 24:3-4).

C. The corruption of God's creation- "...And God looked upon the earth, and behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth" (Genesis 6:11-12).
   The earth was corrupt.  All flesh had corrupted his way.  When we rejected the Creator and His ways, it begins us on a slippery slope into vile perversions and rebellion against all that is righteous.  You can see a list of the corruption one can be lowered to when he rejects the Creator in Romans 1:18-32.  This would include sodomy (homosexuality) and all manner of sexual perversion of God's design of one man for one woman for life.  Notice that one of the practices was to have multiple wives "...they took them wives of all which they chose" (Genesis 6:2).  This diverges from God's design for marriage, shown in Adam having one wife for life.  When speaking of marriage, Jesus Himself referred back to the first marriage as God's pattern and said, "They twain [not they three or four or more] shall be one flesh" (Matthew 19:4-6).

3. Their cup of iniquity was full--- "...yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years" (Genesis 6:3).
   God gave the people time before judgment.  He is patient, but there comes a time when the cup of iniquity is full, and judgment comes.  We see this when God spoke to the Israelites concerning the conquest of Canaan.  The wicked Canaanites were to be destroyed utterly because they had been given 400 years to repent while Israel was in Egypt (Genesis 15:13-16), had not repented, and their cup was now full.  If they were allowed to remain, they would draw the children of Israel to fall into their sin (Deuteronomy 7:1-4).  We are told in II Peter 3 and other passages that God is longsuffering, but will judge when the time is full.

   When we see these things, it should be quite manifest and self-evident why God judged the world with a Flood. 

   Yes, some Bible teachers look at it differently.  I respect their opinions.  Many of them are great and godly men and friends of mine and of the ministry here at CSE.  But they are NOT the Bible.  Their teachings, like that of anyone else in every area, should be tested by the plain word of the Bible.  Evaluating the angel/men relations interpretation of Genesis 6 in the light of the volume of the Book, I must confess that it is in error and I stay with the Book.  It is true that different people will have different ideas on things.  I do not rest in any man's assertions, but wholly stand on the word of God.  I recommend that you study the Bible and go on with what the Bible clearly says.
   Is there any problem with believing this interpretation?  For one thing is in in violation of the testimony of the Bible, and thus is wrong.  That should be enough problem for any Christian.  Another danger I see of this false teaching is that it actually takes away responsibility from people.  If the Flood happened because of the sin of the "angels," then where does practical application for us come in?  Why does Jesus (Matthew 24:37-39), Paul (Hebrews 11:7), and Peter (II Peter 2:5) link the judgment of the Flood as a result of man's sin and an illustration of what the next judgment will be like.  You see, if it was the angels who were being punished, the people had no choice.  How is a woman going to say no to such a powerful being?  They "took them wives."  How is anyone going to apply this to their lives for personal growth and holiness?  When we try to read such a bizarre interpretation into the Scriptures, it prevents us from remembering the principles of personal holiness, holding to the conviction of waiting for a godly spouse and standing for righteousness in our present day.  In this way, the teaching of the sons of God being angels seems to me to be earthly, sensual, and devilish (James 3:15).

   You may be thinking, "Why, those things that brought judgment to Noah's world are getting prevalent in our day too!"  Basically, "...there is nothing new under the sun" (Ecclesiastes 1:9).  God tells us He is going to judge the world again in righteousness (Acts 17:31), this time by fire (II Peter 3:10-12).  There was only one way to be saved from the Flood (going into the door of the ark), and there is only one way to be saved from the next judgment, and that is through turning in faith in Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour (John 14:6; Acts 4:12; 16:31).  Make sure you are ready, and then share the Gospel with others, so that they also may be saved.  Let us repent as Christians of our sin and apathy, get into the Bible, be salt, and take a stand for truth to preserve whatever society the Lord has us in (II Chronicles 7:14).  Let us win souls (Proverbs 11:30)  When God was going to judge Jerusalem for her abominations, He sought for a man among them who would intercede and stand in the gap, but He found none (Ezekiel 22:1-31).  Will you be found as a man "in the gap" for your sphere of influence in your household, town, nation?  Perhaps God will be merciful and give more time in another "Great Awakening" as He did for King Josiah (II Chronicles 34:18-33), the Ninevites (book of Jonah) and others through history.

   I hope this will be helpful in sharing about the Bible and the sons of God.

There is still time to win a battle before the sun goes down.