Were the Sons of God in Genesis Six Fallen Angels or Demons? - Dr. John Barnett
Video from DTBM
"Here are the elements: Who are the sons of God? Who are the daughters of men? Who are the Nephilim? That’s the giants. What is going on? So, 2 Peter chapter 2 “And did not spare the ancient world, but saved Noah, one of eight people, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood on the world of the ungodly.” Now look at this, to figure out this question; Peter, what he does is he starts giving us clues. This is what I love about Bible study. There are angels who sinned. We know that Satan, this is attached to Frank’s question, but he didn’t ask it, Satan has a lot of angels. Where we get how many he has is from Revelation 12. Revelation 12 tells us that he took one third of the hosts of Heaven. It appears that Satan takes a third of all the angels. We know that there are billions, and billions, and billions, and billions of angels, and he has a third. So that’s interesting but, among all those there are angels who sinned and cast down to hell. Now that’s an interesting word. That is not Hell, Hell. That’s where Greek language is interesting. This is a place. There are angels who sinned and there are angels who are in another place, a chain prison , Tartarus “and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved for judgment.” So, they’re angels that have sinned, they’re in a special prison, and they are chained. This is very interesting. Angelology is very interesting. They did something bad, and it has to do something with the ancient world. Look at verse 6, “and turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes, condemned them to destruction, making them an example to those who afterward live ungodly; and delivered righteous Lot…” and all this. He was tormented, verse 8, by all the evil. Verse 9, “the Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptation.” What is all this stuff? He starts talking about sexual things now. He says, “especially those…” verse 10, “…who walk according to the flesh in the lust of uncleanness…” and all that stuff. “Angels, who are greater in power and might, do not bring a reviling accusation against them before the Lord. But these…” He is saying that these false teachers are like brute beasts in verse 12 and verse 14, they have eyes full of adultery and all that stuff. Somehow Peter is talking about angels. They did some kind of sin. They’re so bad they’re in this separate prison of hell. Remember Hell, Gehenna. Which is also equal to the Lake of Fire. Gehenna. This, is not that. Nobody is in Hell right now, nobody. The first ones in are the beats and the false prophet. Then, Satan gets thrown in there. Then, the angels that followed him and all the lost. No one’s there now. This is a high, maximum-security prison and they’re chained. Jude Verse 6 here, Bingo! Frank, here’s your verse. “And the angels who did not keep their proper domain…” Now, we’ve got some more stuff here. Jude tells us they are angels, but he tells us what they did wrong. They did not retain their domain. They’re like hackers nowadays, people that are hacking into stuff they shouldn’t. They were supposed to stay in a certain realm, and they didn’t stay between the lines. They’re breaking the rules. Somehow, they “did not keep their proper domain, but left their own abode.” This is fascinating wording. They didn’t stay in their domain, and they left the abode that they were supposed to be in. But they didn’t stay where they’re supposed to. They “left their own abode.” Look at this, “He has reserved in everlasting chains.” So, we get the chain thing that Peter was talking about. They’re chained up, but there’s something added. Jude adds this, “under darkness for the judgment of the great day.” They are penned up till chapter 20 of Revelation, the final judgment." from video introduction.