Did Angels Marry Women?

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Hi L____,
Thank you for your question about angels marrying “the daughters of men”.
The word ‘angels’ is used throughout scripture in reference to messengers, be they human or spirit messengers. The context reveals which is under consideration. Here is a passage of scripture in which the Hebrew word for messenger refers to both types of messengers in the same passage:

Num 20:14 And Moses sent messengers from Kadesh unto the king of Edom, Thus saith thy brother Israel, Thou knowest all the travail that hath befallen us:
Num 20:15 How our fathers went down into Egypt, and we have dwelt in Egypt a long time; and the Egyptians vexed us, and our fathers:
Num 20:16 And when we cried unto the LORD, he heard our voice, and sent an angel, and hath brought us forth out of Egypt: and, behold, we [ are] in Kadesh, a city in the uttermost of thy border:

The word ‘messengers’ in verse 14 and the word ‘angel’ in verse 16 are both translated from the single Hebrew word ‘malak’, and both angels and humans are called “sons of God” in scripture.
But there is one very important Biblical distinction between these two types of “sons of God”, and it comes to us via the preeminent Son of God Himself. Here is what He reveals to us concerning the ‘sons of God’ or the spirit realm:

Mar 12:24 And Jesus answering said unto them, Do ye not therefore err because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God?
Mar 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.

“Ye know not the scriptures” refers to the Old Testament scriptures. If Gen 6:2 is referring to angels as “sons of God”, then it would have been Christ who “knew not the scriptures”. Here is Gen 6:2.

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.

Now if these “sons of God” are the sons of Seth, as God’s sons in the same sense as Israel is called God’s son after the flood, and since Seth’s genealogy is given us as separated from Cain’s genealogy in chapters 4 and 5 of Genesis, then this statement concerning Noah’s genealogy makes perfect sense:

Gen 6:9 These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.
Hos 11:1 When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called my son out of Egypt.

Apparently Noah’s family was the only family left whose generations had not married into the “sons of men”, the sons of Cain’s generations. All the rest of Seth’s descendants “saw the daughters of men [ daughters of Cain’s descendants] that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose” just as Israel’s descendants did at a later date.

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.

God had placed within Adam the genes for producing every race of mankind and every size of mankind. To this day we have an incredible range of sizes, shapes, characteristics and colors of men and women.
Here is a statement in his e- mail:

Here this brother points out that “Adam’ is mankind”, both male and female.

Gen 5:2 Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.

This being so, females are also Adam, and Adam having a penis is only half of Adam. God did not use a penis with Mary to conceive Christ. He supernaturally impregnated Mary so that she was still a physical virgin. Angels “neither marry nor are given in marriage” (Mat 12:25).
The spiritual significance of the penis of a man is to demonstrate by “the things that are made” that life is not inherent within flesh, and that Christ must come into us from outside of our flesh. We are all “born of the spirit” in order to become “the sons of God”. Physical sex is simply a type and shadow of that spiritual conception. That is why we are call “the bride, the lamb’s wife”.

2Co 11:2 For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.
Rev 19:7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.
Rev 21:9 And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife.

Just as a woman must be impregnated from something outside of herself in order to bring forth a child, so must the church, you and I, the bride and wife of Christ, receive the impregnation of the holy spirit, the words of Christ, from outside of our flesh, before a spiritual son of God can be conceived.
The entire spirit world is referred to as “the sons of God” because we are plainly told that God is “the father of spirits”

Heb 12:9 Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?

So when Job refers to “the sons of God… shouting for joy”, he is referring to the angels who had been created on the fifth day, as symbolized by “the fowls of heaven”. Just as mankind is created on the sixth day, and is symbolized by the beasts which were created on the sixth day, so too, is the spirit world created on the fifth day, and it is symbolized by “the fowls of the air”:

Ecc 3:18 I said in mine heart concerning the estate of the sons of men, that God might manifest them, and that they might see that they themselves are beasts.

It is by God’s own design that we are all born with the mark of being created on the sixth day. Three sixes are simply the process of the maturing and the judging of the beast mankind has always been “by nature” (Eph 2:3).
The spirit world, on the other hand, is symbolized in scripture by “the fowls of the air”. It is Christ Himself who reveals this symbol to us. In His parable about the sower He tells us that some of the seeds are devoured by “the fowls of the air”.

Mar 4:4 And it came to pass, as he sowed, some fell by the way side, and the fowls of the air came and devoured it up.

What do “the fowls of the air” symbolize? Here is Christ’s own interpretation of His own symbol:

Mar 4:15 And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown; but when they have heard, Satan cometh immediately, and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts.

Here is how Matthew says the same thing.

Mat 13:18 Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower.
Mat 13:19 When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side.

When was the spirit world created? When were “the fowls of the air” created?

Gen 1:20 And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.
Gen 1:21 And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that [ it was] good.
Gen 1:22 And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.
Gen 1:23 And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.

So “the Father of spirits” had those spirits in place just in time to “shout for joy” when the foundations of the world were laid when Adam was created on the sixth day.

Luk 11:50 That the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation;
Luk 11:51 From the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias, which perished between the altar and the temple: verily I say unto you, It shall be required of this generation.

The blood of the prophets has been being shed “from the foundation of the world”. When was “the foundation of the world?” It was “from the blood of Abel” who was the son and a contemporary of Adam.
So Adam and Abel constitute “the foundation of the world” in Biblical language, and when God asks Job:

Job 38:4 Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.
Job 38:5 Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it?
Job 38:6 Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof;
Job 38:7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

His point is that Job did not yet exist, at that time, but “the sons of God”, the realm of the spirit had already been put in place, and rejoiced with their Creator at the foundations of the earth, and the creation of mankind, who is referred to in scripture as the “earth” as “the dust of the earth” and as “clay”.

Gen 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
Jer 18:4 And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it.
Jer 22:29 O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the LORD.

So when were the things in the heavens and on the earth created? We need not guess:

Exo 20:11 For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

This is a long and no doubt sincere effort on the part of this brother. I have pointed out the Biblical principles and the verses of scripture which this brother has overlooked. I hope this is of some edification to both you and him.
Your brother in Christ,

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