● Chapter 6
The Intermingling of The Two Seeds
Gen 6:1: And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,
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.
When the population of the two peoples increased, the “sons of God” (Sethic men) were tempted by the seductive beauty of the “daughters of men” (Cainic women) that they took them as they desired, and cohabited with them (Gen.6:1-2).
Notice the emphasis on the “daughters of men” being born, not that there were no daughters of God born to the Sethic community, but that they were the ‘baits’ that enticed the “sons of God” to cross over from their lineage and marry them. [Note: The word “fair” does not mean “fair skin”; it means “good to look at, attractive”.] Remember that the Serpent was the most subtle of all beasts of the field. He was very knowledgeable, smart and cunning, and so his seeds (Cain’s descendents) were like him. They were able to exploit the minerals of the field for their advancement and purposes. From being tillers of the ground, they became scientists. They were the first in the field of inventions. From the various metals, they forged weapons for hunting, and later, tools for construction of houses, and musical instruments for their pleasure. By and by, they built cities. They had become sophisticated people. Their lifestyles changed, and their spirits took to satisfying their carnal flesh. From the minerals of the ground, they made cosmetics to beautify their women’s faces, and from the herbs of the field, they made potions for their women to consume to maintain the figure of their bodies, even after childbirth. It was this “fairness” of the “daughters of men” that the “sons of God” were attracted to. When each “son of God” was tempted, he was drawn away by his own lust and enticed. Then after lust had conceived, it gave way to sin (cf.Jam.1:14-15). These weak “sons of God” went over to those ‘fair ladies’ and took those they fancied for wives.
Gen 6:3: And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.
Yahweh was grieved to see the Adamic seeds (through Seth) intermarrying with the Serpent seeds. The intermarrying of the two races of people was against His law for He had so commanded in the beginning of His creation that all living things were to bring forth after their own kinds (Gen.1). Hybriding is death. In grief, Yahweh declared that His life-giving Spirit would not continue to contend with Mankind, as they are mortal flesh and would die. Hence, He pronounced that the lifespan of Mankind would be to 120 years. Before the Flood, the lifespan of man was several hundreds of years but after the Flood it decreased greatly until it fell below 200 years. Abraham, the father of the Faith, was 175 years old when he died (Gen.25:7). Moses, the prophet of the Law, was 120 years old when he died (Deu.34:7). Since then, not many have lived to 120 years, with only a handful past that.
[Note: Traditional church preachers have used Genesis 6:3 to force-fit their teaching that God had called Noah, when he was 480 years old, to warn the people about His impending judgment upon the Earth. They taught that it took 120 years for Noah to build the Ark as he preached, and for that 120 years God had shown His great mercy and patience toward Mankind that they might repent. The truth is that it took Noah only a few years to build the Ark. See under the subtitle: God’s Covenant with Noah.]
“In Those Days”
Gen 6:4: There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.
5: And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
The phrase “in those days” refers to that period of time before God’s destruction of the Earth (by a deluge) when the following events took place: 1) Giants, some physical giants and some intellectual giants, were born when the two races of people intermarried; and 2) as interbreeding continues from each generation to the next, the children that descended out of such marriages were more wicked and their thoughts were only evil continually.
The phrase “and also after that” refers to the time after God destroyed the Earth with a great flood “in those days”. There were giants “also after that” great flood of destruction.
It is clear from Scripture that the giants were born into the world as a result of the action taken by the “sons of God”: “There were giants in the earth in those days… when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them…”
Because of genetic disturbances resulting from the intermingling between the fallen children of God and the children of men, many giant offspring were born. The word “giants” does not mean that the people were tall and big in size; many were “giants” in thoughts and intellect. Thus were they call “mighty men”, “men of renown”. But the “every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually” (Gen.6:5). They were desperately wicked and corrupted, and “the earth is filled with violence through them” (Gen.6:13). Moreover, the Name of Jehovah must have been much more profaned in their idolatrous worship than it was in Enos’ generation. And Enoch, the seventh from Adam, was raised up to prophesy against this ungodliness (Jude 14, 15).
Giants - Nephilim
Giants did not exist until intermarriages took place between the Sethites and the Cainites. Though Cain was a giant, and the father of the Cainites, he did not father any giant. The Cainites were not giants. The increase of Cain’s size did not mean that he had the giantism (gigantism) blood gene in him. God did not alter his genes. Cain’s gene contained only the mix of the Serpent and Eve. So how could he bring forth giants? As long as his seed bred amongst themselves, they remained a normal Serpent seed race of people for generations, with little or no variation in their genetic make-up except that they were carnal, astute minded and possessed great intelligence. But when the Sethic seeds mixed with the Serpent seeds, the mixed genes in the seeds became agitated. Though the affinity was there, protein-wise they were not compatible; hence dynamic mutation occurred. Over a few generations of continual mixing, the mutated genes passed down would result in the birth of different human defects, such as giants, with six fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot, or dwarfs. Such mutated flaws embedded themselves in the genes of the seed. When Mankind multiplied, they also migrated. Where a people lived over a long period of time, the chemical composition in the food of the land and the ultraviolet radiation of the sun on the skin, contributed to changes, not only in the physical features and melanin of their skin but also in portions of their DNA. Whatever changes there were was the handiwork of God designed for Mankind to adapt to their environment. On the other hand, Mankind is dying, both spiritually and physically, from crossbreeding, from chemicals and harmful rays to the body over generations of time. It took more than 2000 years for man to finally reach his God-given lifespan of around 120 years. Yet, we see few people ever reaching that age. After many hundreds of generations, every human body contains mutated cells (cancerous cells) but most of them do not amass significantly enough to post a danger to the body.
So, just because Cain was made a giant does not mean he had giantism blood in him. He was not born a giant; he had no such gene in him. God did not mutate his genes; He just gave Cain an increase in somatic mass.
Let me illustrate. A normal teenager, born of average parents (father weighing 70 kg and mother weighing 55kg) desires the profession of a sumo-wrestler. He weighs in at 60kg (132lbs) but through a course of training that stresses on exercising and eating, he soon puts on weight. After a few years of stretching his muscle and fat cells, through eating and exercising, his weight balloons to more than 200kg (440lbs) and continues to climb as he eats as much as 8-10 bowls of stew (meat of all sorts), 6-8 bowls of rice, 100-130 pieces of sushi and 20-25 portions of barbecued beef at one sitting; on average, 10,000 calories a day. Soon he weighs 250kg (550lbs) and reaches the status of a sumo-wrestler. Sometime later, he marries a woman of less than 55kg in weight and has several children, would any of the children automatically grow up to be as big as him, without going through the same regime like he did? Obviously not, even though they are his ‘flesh and blood’. Why? Because the increase of his size is stimulated and built up; it is not a part of the DNA in his sperm cell. See? Just because your Daddy pumped iron to be like ‘Mister Universe’ does not mean you will also be like ‘Mister Universe’ when you grow up. When a man makes himself to be bigger or smaller, it does not alter his gene in such a way that his seeds will be born like so, unless his wife possesses such a gene and passes it to his children. Therefore, when God increased Cain’s physical size, he did not alter his genes. He just made his size bigger, that’s all.
Church tradition has the majority of theologians propagating that the giants (Heb: nephilim) were the offspring (of the union) of the fallen angels and the women of the earth. It is taught that the fallen angels had either pressed themselves into some men or somehow transformed themselves into human beings in order to cohabit with the women. But none of the Scriptures quoted to support this theory is conclusive enough to prove its validity. (In fact, the theories came from some ancient writings which are not inspired Scriptures. They certainly do make for some good science fiction stories.) As exposited in chapter 4, the term “sons of God” in the Scripture does not, in any way, refer to the angelic beings. The Trinitarians use the one and only verse of Matthew 28:19 to support their teaching and formula in baptizing a convert in the triune title of Father, Son and Holy Spirit; like wise, these theologians use the one and only verse of Job 1:6 (Job 2:1 is identical) to support the theory that the term “sons of God” refers to angelic beings. Many people have misinterpreted that verse and concluded that the angelic beings one day (suddenly) came and stood before the Throne of God in Heaven. It takes more than a casual reading to really understand Job 1:6 (also Job 2:1). Confer Job 38:7. The event that Job 1:6 (and Job 2:1) actually speaks of is the saints of God coming together to offer themselves before the Lord in worship.
Most theologians teach that the Flood was meant to destroy all the giants who, in their theory, were progenies of the fallen angelic beings by the natural women of the Earth. And because of their sin, bringing forth giants into the world, those ‘sexually perverted’ fallen angels were imprisoned by God and reserved unto judgement (Jude 6; 2Pet.2:4). Now, if this theory is true, why were there giants after the Flood?
One Flesh – Two People
The crossing of the two lineages of people, generation after generation, from Enoch to Noah, caused the bloodstream of the sons of God to become perverted with the evil nature of the Serpent seed. The spiritual quality of divine revelation within them was gradually watered down. Evil attributes were bred (increased) while the righteous traits diminished (decreased) during those generations until the two peoples became one flesh. The intermingling of the seeds was so complete in the generation prior to the Flood that all the people of the earth were involved. Noah, who was the last of the pure righteous firstborn of the Sethic line (Gen.5:28-29), also took to wife a Cainite.
Since all the Adamic firstborns were mentioned up to Noah (Gen.5), we can be very sure that, except for Noah, their wives were of their own bloodline (Seth’s). However, many of the other sons and daughters of each firstborn had become fallen sons and daughters of God. Perhaps, the Sethic women married the Cainic men because they were tall and brawny. Not only were they unequally yoked with Cain’s people in cohabitation, or marriage, they also took to the Cainite’s evil ways of living, and thus corrupted themselves.
Gen 6:6 And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.
7: And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.
God is not a man that He should repent (Num.23:19). Not that the great I AM did not know before hand the path that Man would take and what would be the outcome of the intermingling of the two seeds. Nevertheless it certainly grieved Him greatly at His heart to see the great wickedness and the corruption in the hearts and minds of the people. It was a continuous evil. Since His Spirit would not always strive with Mankind, God sought to destroy them from the face of the Earth, and with them all the living creatures together.
Gen 6:8: But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
9: These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.
10: And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
11: The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.
12: And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
Of all the sons of God (children of Seth), only Noah was just and perfect, who walked with God in a world that was filled with corruption and violence. He found grace in the eyes of the Lord. (The word “grace” in Hebrew is “chen”, meaning graciousness, kindness, favor, pleasant, precious, well-favoured, from “chanan”, to stoop in kindness to an inferior; to favor, bestow; to implore.) Not only was Noah a just (righteous) man, he was also perfect, and He walked with God. The word “perfect” used in this verse is translated from the Hebrew word “tamim” which means “without blemish” in terms of breed or pedigree. The Scriptures clearly show us that Noah was a “pure breed” Sethite, not a hybrid.
Due to his marriage to a Cainite, Noah could only have three sons. All Sethic firstborn before him had sons and daughters because all of them married Sethic women. This is due to two reasons: i) intermarriage always results in genetic disturbances, and ii) it was a plan of God to bring about a new order through the judgment by the Flood, that the three sons of Noah would be the progenitors of the human race (Gen.9:19).
[Note: All the genealogical records in the Holy Scriptures are arranged in an orderly manner. God did not write His Book indiscriminately. Notice Genesis 5. It is called “the book of the generations of Adam”. In verse 3, it states that Adam “begat a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth”. Therefore, for a firstborn to be put on that record, he must be a direct descendant of Seth who bore the image and likeness of Adam. (Only the first born son was recorded.) Since the record ends with Noah’s name, he must be the last of the pure Sethic firstborn; his firstborn son and his other two sons were hybrids by his mixed marriage. Although Japheth was Noah’s firstborn, he did not bear the likeness and image of Adam, therefore his name was not listed after Noah in the genealogy of Adam. Notice that his name is even placed after his two younger brothers, Shem and Ham (Gen.5:32). Thus, a separate genealogy of each of the three sons of Noah was made. Observe how the Holy Scriptures recorded it in later chapters: “These are the three sons of Noah: and of them was the whole earth overspread” (Gen.9:19); “Now these are the generations of the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth: and unto them were sons born after the flood” (Gen.10:1).
Noah’s first son was born when he was 500 years old (Gen.5:32). The other firstborn (of the Adamic race) before him had theirs before they were 190 years old. Why was there this big gap in age? The reason is that by the time Noah was born, the Cainites’ influence on the Sethites was so strong that all except Noah were drawn into the net of the Cainic lifestyle. But Noah grew up to be a righteous man and he walked with God and was the only Sethite, among his people, who found grace in the eyes of God.
By the time Noah was old enough to get a wife, he could not find a single Sethic woman, among the dwindling number, who was willing to live righteously and walk the way of Seth with him. The Cainic way was more attractive to them like the light of a candle is to moths, or the glamour of Hollywood is to some Christians today. The people of his generation were very violent, corrupted and wicked. This era of great corruption and wickedness had begun from the generation of Enos, which saw the Cainic race first profaning the Name of Jehovah in their worship (Gen.4:26). Then the Sethites and the Cainites slowly began to mix and intermarry, hybrids were born. Offspring of mixed marriages were generally more wicked and evil. This was one of Satan’s many cunning schemes to destroy Adam’s race. God raised Enoch to prophesy to his generation about the impending judgement of God upon their corruption and wickedness (Jude 14-16). Gradually, the evil of men became so great, God had to call it to a halt in the generation of Noah (Gen.6:5,11).
Noah’s own brothers and sisters, uncles and aunts, nephews and nieces, cousins, and other relatives, succumbed to the evil and wicked influence of Cain’s people and indulged themselves in idolatry, debauchery and other evil deeds. Although genetically they were pure Sethites, they were no longer righteous in the sight of God. They were fallen sons and daughters of God, for they had gone the way of the Serpent kind, the way of Cain. They had left the faith of their forefather Adam. For this reason, God was not obliged to take them into the Ark.
On the other hand, Noah continued to live and walk with God. When he was almost 500 years old, he finally settled down and started a family in order to carry on his family name, so to speak. In any race, there must be some God-fearing people. Without exception, there must be some among the Cainites and some in the mixed seeds. If there was no Sethic woman who was willing to walk the way of Seth with Noah, Noah had to pick one from the other race who was willing to worship his God and follow the way of Truth like his forefathers before him. Somehow that was the permissive will of God.
Although Noah married a non-Sethic wife, he did not corrupt his life. He walked with God just as Enoch did. He kept himself away from all wickedness and evil which were so rampant. In the midst of moral darkness, Noah's life was radiant with righteousness (Gen.6:9; 7:1). [Note: Although it is not expressly stated in the Bible, Noah must have married Naamah, a daughter of Cainic Lamech (Gen.4:22). A woman’s name is mentioned in a genealogy if she had a significant role in the history of mankind (cf. Matt.1:5,16).]
Gen 6:13: And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.
14: Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.
15: And this is the fashion which thou shalt make it of: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits.
16: A window shalt thou make to the ark, and in a cubit shalt thou finish it above; and the door of the ark shalt thou set in the side thereof; with lower, second, and third stories shalt thou make it.
The Lord Almighty called Noah and revealed to him His plan to destroy the Earth. Then He gave him instruction for the building of an Ark.
Concerning the Ark, no one knows how it really looked like. The Scripture does not elaborate about the shape of Noah’s Ark beyond the overall proportions – length, breadth, and depth – “three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits” or approximately 450 feet (137.16 meters) long, 75 feet (22.86 meters) wide and 45 feet (13.72 meters). [A Hebrew cubit is the length of a man’s arm from fingertips to elbow, about 18 inches (0.46 meters).] The word “ark” means a “box” or a “chest” like the Ark of the Covenant and the "ark of bulrushes" (an Egyptian basket-like shape) which carried baby Moses (Exo.2:3). The Ark had a window (an opening to let light in) on the roof. It had three decks (three stories), divided into rooms, and a door in the side. The overall dimensions are consistent with those of a true cargo ship, amazingly stable in turbulent waves. Facts support the view that Noah’s ark was large enough to carry the number of animals required to repopulate the Earth after the flood and that Noah and his family were capable of caring for the animals during their time on the Ark.
What “gopher wood” is, no one really knows. It is assumed to be acacia, cedar, cypress or pine. Whatever the wood, the Ark was waterproofed by pitching (covering) the inside and the outside with bitumen; the wooden Ark of the Covenant was overlaid with gold. Noah’s Ark reflected the Ark of the Covenant. There is a play on the Hebrew word “pitch” which points to “atonement, cleanse, disannul, forgive, be merciful, pacify, pardon, to pitch, purge (away), put off, (make) reconcile(-liation)”. Interestingly, Noah’s Ark was constructed for saving of the eight souls of his whole household and pairs of all the animals from God’s wrath by destruction.
God’s Covenant with Noah
Gen 6:17: And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall die.
18: But with thee will I establish my covenant; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons’ wives with thee.
19: And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female.
20: Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every sort shall come unto thee, to keep them alive.
21: And take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten, and thou shalt gather it to thee; and it shall be for food for thee, and for them.
Notice what God said to Noah (vv.18), following His instruction for the construction of the Ark, and of His desire to bring a flood that will destroy all flesh on the Earth: “But with thee will I establish my covenant; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons’ wives with thee.”
It is clear from this statement that all the three sons of Noah were already married when God revealed to Noah His plan and purpose for a new beginning. The Flood came in the 600th year of Noah's life. We read that Noah had his first son at 500 years old (Gen.5:32). Assuming that Noah had his sons, each a year apart, and that each son married at the age of 20 years (which was very unlikely), then the construction of the Ark would take less than 80 years. If the sons were to have married at a much later age of 40, then the construction of the Ark would be less than 60 years.
To show that it did not take Noah 120 years to build the Ark, but that the Ark could be built quickly within a few years, consider Dutch creationist Johan Huibers who built a half-size replica of Noah’s Ark in the town of Schagen, Netherland, using cedar and pine. Huibers built most of it himself, and it took him less than 2 years to build the 150 cubits long, 30 cubits high and 20 cubits wide ark. Thus, Noah, with all members of his family assisting him, would not take more than 10 years to build the Ark with all necessities (fowls, animals and food) on board for the ‘voyage’ — “every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort…male and female; …of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind; …of all food…for thee, and for them.”
Gen 6:22: Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he.