What were the fallen angels up to?
Was it just a case of lust or was there something more?
Well, lust was a huge aspect of it. They wanted something that as Angels of heaven they could not have. They knew better than God and their sin was that of rebellion – just like their co-hort, Lucifer. So, they took it. Against God’s Holy order they defied God and took what they wanted. Isn’t that the case with all evil? God forbids something and the sinning individual does it any way. But, this sin of the angels was so far reaching that ultimately it was destructive of all of humanity.
The Bible says in Genesis 6
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.
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.
Again, if it were just violence as we know it, then destroying the planet didn’t get rid of it. Again, the Hebrew word says it was Shachath, which carries with it the idea of destruction. A destruction of humanity. Not only was the earth destroyed because of what had happened, but all flesh was destroying himself. How so? I believe by participating in the fallen angel’s scheme. The angels went after strange flesh and begat mighty men of renowned by them. Soon, it was a situation that all of mankind coveted. And so, the bloodline of humanity was corrupted and God’s natural order or things was threatened with utter destruction. God had to do something.
But, is this the way to look at things? Is there evidence that this story as I have it laid out here is true? If it were, I would expect to see a few things.
1) I would expect to see textual evidence in the Bible
2) I would expect to see textual evidence elsewhere
3) I would expect to see archaeological evidence
For the next several posts, we will explore this evidence.