In Genesis 1:26 we are told
that God made man in His image: AND that He made them both male and
other words, God -- in a very real sense -- divided His attributes into two
distinct types: Male and Female. We also know that angels were at times
called "sons of God," (Job 1:6) and
on occasion appeared as men, and once as 'women with wings' (Zech. 5:9).
So the question is, do angels appear in both male and female forms, and what
did Jesus mean when He said that we will be "like angels," and that
there is no "marriage" in heaven: Luke 20:27-36?
deer in a forest may never see even one human its entire life? And if it did,
it would more likely be a man than a woman. This is simply because more hunters, fishermen, and
backpackers are male than female. So if deer could talk and think, they could
easily conclude that humans are all males. This may explain why the
Scriptures often depict angels as men.
we are told that some angels left their "proper abode." This is
likely related to what Genesis 6 says about "sons of God" taking
"daughters of men" as wives. If so, then a reasonable question
is, 'What was their proper abode, and does it suggest that angels were (and
are) sexual beings: i.e. male and female?
Many would agree that their "proper abode" was
in heaven with God, and since we are told that they went in to the
"daughters of men" we can be certain that this took place on earth:
and that they left heaven to do so, but
it's also possible that there is more to this great mystery
than "male only" angels in heaven with God (as some suggest), vs men
and women on earth: Eph. 5:28-32.
In Genesis 6:4 we are told that
“the Nephilim were on the earth in those days,
and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men, and
... bore children to them. Those
were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown.”
Many Bible scholars agree that the term
in this passage refers to angels. Some reasons for this
are given below.
1:6 it says that, “the sons of God came to present
themselves before the LORD,
and Satan also came among them.”
bible scholars agree that this verse is talking about angels.
And according to Job 38:4-7, "the sons of God
shouted for joy"
when God laid the foundation of the earth: or
before any humans even existed. In this regard, William
MacDonald says that the term ‘sons of God … is a
standard Semitic expression' for
offspring may have been the Nephilim, who were giants that were 9-16
feet tall: perhaps the same type of 'men' that the Israelites said made
them look like "like grasshoppers"
in comparison: Numbers 13:31-33.
We know that giants existed, both from the Old Testament and archeology. For
example, a book by
David Hatcher Childress documents at least 10
different burial graves where skeletons of giant people were from 10 -12 feet tall. 2
And excavations in the Turkish,
Euphrates Valley revealed the remains of a 47 inch
human femur bone: which indicates that the person it came from was from 14-16 feet tall. 3
If Genesis 6:4
referring to men, then why doesn’t it say that “the sons of men
went in to the daughters of men” … ? And if
these were the Godly offspring of Adam, then why does the very
next verse (v. 5) talk about how wicked men were in those days? In
this regard, at this time in man's
history there were apparently only eight righteous people on the planet:
those that heeded God's warning and went onto the
ark. Genesis 6-9 and I Pet.
The fact that God
did NOT give them permission to do so, nor approve of what they did.
For in Jude 6 and 7 their "gross immorality" and going
after "strange flesh," was compared to the sin of sodomy and
homosexuality: or "Sodom
And since Jude mentions the book of Enoch in verse
11: this means that this part of Enoch is accurate. And
when we look at Enoch Enoch Chapter 7 we find the following details:
after the sons of men had multiplied in those days, that daughters were
born to them, elegant and beautiful.
2) And when the angels,4 the sons of heaven,
beheld them, they became enamoured of them, saying to each other, Come,
let us select for ourselves wives from the progeny of men, and let us
Enoch 19:2-3 also
gives reference to female angels who went astray.
... Here shall stand the angels who have connected themselves with women,
and their spirits assuming many different forms are defiling mankind and
shall lead them astray into sacrificing to demons ... (here shall
they stand,) till the day of the great judgment in which they shall be
judged till they are made an end of. And the women also of the
angels who went astray shall become sirens.'
According to an 1859 issue of a newspaper called the National Tribune, George
Washington had an angelic vision
at Valley Forge during the worst days of the
Revolutionary war. According
to the article, the vision was given to him by a beautiful female, who was
likely an angel. 6
Those who scoff at such a possibility should know that this account
was first published in 1859, or two years before the civil war.
This is significant since the second part of the vision deals with
the war between the states: that began in 1861.
Christian brother and friend told me of an out-of-body experience
he had while in Vietnam when he was about 20: just after he was blown off of his
feet and his body slammed into a building, and at which time he broke his neck. During this experience, his spirit left his body,
and he saw himself going up, above the earth -- toward a point of light that
was getting larger and larger. And on the way he noticed that there were
two glowing-white angels who were traveling with him (and guiding him). And as they
were traveling, he noticed that they were giggling because he was
staring at them and trying to figure out if they were male or female.
And in this regard he noticed that they were either switching places
very fast, or their
faces were changing from "male to female." But he
said that one of them was a female.
During this event, he was taken up to heaven and had a conversation
with Jesus: in which the Lord asked him if he was willing to go back and tell
people what he saw. And because
he said "YES," you and I get to hear some more details of what is on
the other side. In this regard there is something significant
that God told to Jeremiah: the ONLY prophet he also told to not
, and who was also called "a prophet to the nations,"
according to Jeremiah 1:5.
on a radio program called "Pastor's
Perspective," a Lady named Karen called up to tell the
audience that she was at home with her husband one evening and, for some reason she couldn't
sleep, and then she found out why. It was because there was a female
angel in their bedroom who walked up to her husband -- who was asleep -- and
said "You better get right with God," and then vanished. She
also said that it was Not a dream or vision, but that she was wide
awake when it occurred.
we are told that in the future, God will
“create a new thing in
the earth: a woman will encompass a man.”
from what it says, it appears that this "new thing" involves some
sort of Intimacy between the sexes -- perhaps when the Lord re-creates All Things:
including sex, which simply means "to divide": Rev. 21:4-5,
In this regard, God invented pleasure, intimacy, and sex, so perhaps He is
going to re-new it and make it holy?
In this regard, the New Testament says that we are not only
Christ's body, but also "individually members one of
another” (Eph. 2:19-22; 4:25; 5:29-33,
Rom. 12:5, I Cor. 12:12, 20, 26-27). And according to Rom. 9:33 and
10:11, none who believe in Jesus will be disappointed (NASB) in
Christ's coming kingdom, nor in how good the Lord is to those who Love, serve,
and obey Him (John 12:26 and Mal. 3:16-18). See also Psalm 16:11; 20:4-5; 31:19; 32:7-10-b; 130:5-8; 145:15-16;
So although there is no “marriage” in heaven as
we have known it on earth (Matt. 22:23-30), in a very real sense all believers
in Christ will be married to Jesus: and to some degree to each other. In this
regard, our dwelling place is called the Bride, the wife of the Lamb (Rev.
21:9). We are also told that a Marriage Supper is coming, in which the servants
of Christ will be rewarded (Isa. 25:6-9; Zech. 6:13; Mal. 3:18; John 12:26; Eph. 5:23-32,
Rev. 3:21; 19:7 and 22:12-14).
Bible Commentary, William MacDonald, 1995, p. 39.
Cities of North and Central America, David Hatcher Childress, 1992, p.
197, 230, 255, 315, 323-4,
351-2, 390, 454, 468-9, 493-97, 509, 526, 534, 553-4.
- An Aramaic text reads "Watchers" here
Fragments of Qumran Cave 4 [Oxford: Press, 1976], p. 167).
- Chapter 7, The Book of Enoch: Ethiopian version; other Enoch books label
this chapter 6.
Washington’s Vision at
will it be Like Female
Book of Enoch
She an Angel?