In the 6th chapter of Genesis we read of the
“sons of God” and “giants”
who perished in the deluge. Who where they? Is
this Bible account really historical?
There are thousands of people being deceived by
fables and superstitions that masquerade under
the guise of truth. Most modern interpretations of
those “sons of God,” “mighty
men” and “giants” are really
Instead of just accepting human interpretations
without proof, let’s search the Scriptures
for the Bible’s answer.
Were the prediluvians angles who married women
and produced giants? Or, were they pious children
of Seth? Is it scientific to believe there ever
were giants or nephilim as they are called in
“Sons of God”
The Bible employs the phrase “sons of God
” in several ways. Therefore we must have
adequate scriptural proof before we can be sure
which Bible definition is intended in the sixth
chapter of Genesis. People always want to pick
the definition they want to believe rather than
what God intends to reveal! Maybe that’s
what you, without realizing it, have been doing
all these years.
If one has received and is led by the Spirit
of God (Rom. 8:14) then he or she is now a
” begotten son of God” (I John
3:1). Many verses in the New Testament
explain that the natural human being is not a
BEGOTTEN son of God until guided and filled
with the Holy Spirit which is the DIVINE
NATURE and life of God ( II Peter 1:4).
Figuratively speaking, natural human beings
are called “sons of God.” We are
all the sons of God by creation ( Mal. 2:10
and Luke 3:38).
In the book of Job, God calls angels “
sons of God” because they were created
by Him. Notice, “All the sons of God
shouted for joy” when God was laying
the earth’s foundations (Job 38:5-7).
This was long before there were any humans.
Adam, who was the first man (I Corth.15:45),
was created much later. Although angels are
called “sons of God” because they
are created by God, they can never become
begotten sons of God as can human beings
Since the Bible uses the expression “sons
of God” in these various ways, we must study
all the scriptures before determining which one
is the correct Bibical interpretation.
WHO WHERE THESE GIANTS?
Besides “sons of God,” Moses wrote
that there were giants or nephilim in the earth in
those days. Many modernists, who reject the
inspiration of scriptures, assume that belief in
giants is a relic of past superstitions. This
present world or age is supposedly free from
superstition! Others, however, assume this
historical record teaches that giants or nephilim
were the progeny of angels and women. But let
’s not assume. Let’s find the facts.
Now, notice what Moses was inspired to write.
Long before the flood occurred, giants existed on
the earth “and also after that, when the
sons of God came in unto the daughters of men. So
giants were not the progeny of those marriages.
They lived before the marriages occurred. The
progeny of those marriages were not giants but
“mighty men, which were of old, men renown
” (Gen. 6:4).
This may come as a surprise, or even a shock, to
most of you. The remains of those giants and
mighty men have been found by geologists and
archeologists! Once and for all time, the
accusation that Bible history is untrustworthy is
It is religious superstition and evolutionary
theory that are the fables! Much of the evidence
about pre-flood life can be found in an
easy-to-read book entitled, “Mankind So Far,
” by William Howells. Although written by an
evolutionist, this book contains facts which
substantiate the historical account in Genesis.
The author did not understand the evidence he
found because he rejects the Bible revelation and
invented his own therories.
Most every child has heard of the cave-men or the
Neanderthals. Far from being sub-men, they were
the giants of old. Here is what Howells says of
them.The Neanderthal brain was most positively and
definitely not smaller than our own: indeed, and
this is rather a bitter pill, it appears to have
been perhaps a litter larger. The middle-aged
Man of La Chapelle-aux-Saints had a brain whose
volume was about 1,625 cubic centimeters, which is
a figure that only a fraction of modern European
men can match (pp. 165-166).
“A skull of the Neanderthals has a
characteristic and striking form. It is huge and
thick. It considerably exceeds that of any modern
type both in length and in breadth… (pp.
Far from being “half-way up from the ape,
” these giants who roamed the earth
possessed a “squat, heavily built physique
of great strength”; their teeth were robust
and somewhat larger than ours, but not more
primitive” (pp. 168). “The excellence
of their stone working, which was as good as
anything which had yet been achieved, was
amazing.” Their characteristic tool was
the fist ax “so heavy as to be surprising,
for the men of the age were surely not monsters.
” (pp. 164, 118). Not monsters? But
the facts prove it! The Bible says so. “
There were giants in the earth in those days
They were divided into several races, being
scattered over much of Europe, North Africa and
parts of Russia. The Bible does not give their
specific origin other than they must have been
descend ants of Adam, the first man (I Corth.
15:45). Genesis 1:9 disproves the possibility that
they roamed before the creation of Adam. They
appeared in the earth in the days soon after Adam
and before the flood, “in those days.
In Rhodesia, Africa, a skull has been found of
the same general type which is “really
colossal in size,” (p. 176). The Heidelberg
jaw is also immense. The Piltdown skull, found in
Great Britian was probably of a woman whose brain
case was “well above the average for
European women today” ( p. 158). The Wajak
skulls of the Australian area also have a large
brain and heavy bone construction. “A few
skulls of much the same sort and date
have come to light in South Africa; the important
ones being the Florisbad, Fish, Hoek, Boskop, and
Springbok Flats crania. They are all old and big,
” “This is especially true of the
enormous Boskop skull (with a capacity of perhaps
1,800 cubic Centimeters)” (pp. 191-192).
DID VIOLENCE FILL THE EARTH?
The record in Genesis says that God, in mercy,
destroyed the earth to save man from himself.
Evil and violence filled the earth. Archeologists
have found proof of that violence. In the
Ofnet cave of Bavaria, Germany, “were
discovered 33 skulls all huddled together in a
circle. Their owner had each been killed
by a stone ax, and all the heads had been cut off
and buried together in this fashion” (p.
In China the bones of ancients were discovered to
have been “split lengthwise in a fashion
which no animal can manage, but which has been
used by man to get the marrow of a bone in
other times and places” (p. 149).
EVIDENCE OF THE MIGHTY MEN OF OLD
The remains of the mighty men of renown, men of
great ability and exploits are quite different
from the giants. Here is what Howells has found:
“Over such a large population rose rulers
of yet unheard-of power, able to construct temples
and palaces. And through all this ran knowledge,
writing, and mathematics. That was the Bronze Age.
Before 3,000 B.C. there arose the Indian cities,
Mohenjodaro, Harappa, and others in the Indus
Valley, and Kish and the Sumerian Ur in
Mesopotamia” (p. 230). It is significant
that these cites perished by water according to
But why should people today be so much smaller and
less powerful? The answer is found in a statement
by Howell on page 226, “There were some
groups of people in Egypt and the Near East
who were long headed but had the lighter-boned,
smaller skulls of men of today.” Noah lived
in the Near East. He was the progenitor of all the
nations that exist today. He undoubtedly came
from this stock, the group that did not have the
greatest physical strength and stature! God could
use him in His ministry because he was willing to
humble himself. There was nothing humanly great of
which he could be proud.The same today.
Not many great and mighty in this world are
called. They do not yield themselves to the great
power of God.They rely, like the ancient, on
their own strength, never acknowledging that even
such strength was given to them by God at birth.
Let us take this lesson to heart! Since we have
the historical facts in mind, let’s look at
the record Moses gave. Who were those “sons
of God” who married and reproduced the
WERE THOSE “SONS OF GOD” ANGELS?
People often quote II Peter 2:4 and Jude 6 as
proof that the pre-flood sons of God were angels.
Let’s notice what Peter said:“God
spared not the angels that sinned, but delivered
them into chains of darkness, and spared not the
old world, but saved Noah the eight person, a
preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood
upon the world of the ungodly; and turning the
cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes (II Peter
Now notice that there are three distinct-- three
different punishments. God cast down the angels
and degraded them to chains of spiritual darkness
before he destroyed the antediluvian world. The
punishment of the angels was not at the flood. It
was at a prior, different, time. The sin of the
angels was not descending
to the earth to marry women. They sinned by
leaving the earth
which was their first estate, to rival God in
heaven. They were cast
back to the earth (Jude 6 and Isa. 14:13-14).
ANGELS ARE NOT AT LIBERTY TO MARRY
The wicked angels who followed Satan were in
chains of darkness imprisoned by their own
foolishness (Jude 6). Remember, The Bible reveals
that angels are created spirits (Heb. 1:14). They
are not mortal flesh, like humans. In I Peter
3:19, 20 we read of spirits--angels-- not human
beings, but angels who were imprisoned, bound, but
when? “When once the longsuffering of God
waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a
preparing.” Notice it! Before the flood
destroyed the land, while the ark was still under
construction, the angels, who are spirits, were
already imprisoned, “in hell,”
tartaroo, not at liberty to co-habit with human
IT IS A FABLE THAT ANGELS WERE IMPRISONED AS A
RESULT OF THE FLOOD
Not only does Peter disprove the theory that
fallen angels were at liberty to marry women, but
Jesus Christ also disproves it. Christ said in
three places that angels DO NOT MARRY. Angles are
created spirits and do not reproduce by sexual
intercourse or any other means (Luke 20:36; Matt.
22:30 and Mark 12:35).
Angels cannot co-habit with women and reproduce
because angels and humans are two different kinds
of beings. God set laws in motion that each
produces after its own kind (Gen. I). Two
different Bibical kinds can not gender sexually.
This is one of the most thoroughly established
laws of science.
God did not make it possible for angels to
reproduce with human beings. He did not intend to
beget angels as His sons (Heb. 1:5).
The doctrine that angels married women is not new.
It came from garbled heathen traditions. Jewish
fables which Paul condemned also contain the same
superstitions. Where did they acquire them? The
answer is, from the Babylonians!
The Gentiles who once knew the truth, turned it
into a lie (Rom. 1:25). They confused the sins of
angels, which occurred before Adam’s
creation, with the sins of men during the days of
Noah, thus producing the garbled tradition that
the”gods” had intercourse with women.
It was from contact with such Babylonian
traditions that the Jews received their fables.
See any Bibical Encyclopedia for this information.
It is time people and those who claim to be
Christians come out of this Babylonian
superstition and believe what the Bible really
Years after the flood there was recorded for us in
the book of Job a description of prediluvians life
(Job 22:15-18). Notice what the narrator says!
“Hast thou marked the old way which wicked
men have trodden?” Did you notice it? Men,
human beings, “men,” not angels. Men,
human beings, say to God “Depart from us:
and what can the Almighty do for them? Yet he
filled their houses with good things. They were
self sufficient unregenerate human sinners who had
no fear of God. They were like human beings today.
They didn’t believe in a flood. But fallen
angels fear God and tremble. They know the
judgement of God against their evil deeds. The
angels knew God would bring a flood.
Now read Genesis 6:3. The “sons of God
” took wives, “The Eternal said, My
spirit shall not always strive with man.”
Here again the sons of God are called “men.
” Because the son of God lusted after women,
God said, “I will destroy man whom I have
made from the face of the earth” (verse 7).
Not one word about angels. With the outpouring of
the deluge “all flesh died, every man”
If you will examine the sixth chapter of Genesis
more closely, you will notice that DAUGHTERS were
born when the human race began to multiply
rapidly (verse 1). Why the mention of daughters
only? What about the sons that must have been
born? The human race reproduces at least as many
males as females.The answer is that the sons are
spoken of, but most readers overlook it. Turn to
the last verse of Genesis 4 and pick up the real
beginning of the account. Over two and one-half
centuries had passed since the creation of Adam.
What happened? “Then began men to call upon
the name of the Eternal.” The marginal
reading is “then began men to call
themselves by the name of the
Eternal.” (Gen. 4:26).
Like people today who profess Christ and call
themselves Christians, those men of old gave lip
service to the ways of God even though they called
themselves by the name of God! They were the sons
born before the flood. They were rebellious and
unrepentant. What had they done that was evil in
God’s sight? Notice it, the males who
professed God, but with whom God would not
continue to strive, were the ones who married the
“daughters of men.”
They persisted in having their own way and married
their neighbor’s daughters, beautiful, but
unconverted women, who led them further from God
and into the cares of this world. God did not
permit angels to marry women. May God grant us
the ability to see the TRUTH. It will truly set us
FREE from the fables of man.