Sons of God and Daughters of men ......
September 8, 2007 3:45am CST
At the risk of starting world war three, I will ask some rather pointed questions based on the scripture (smile). Genesis 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. Romans 8:14 defines the sons of God as those led by the Spirit of God. What does the word 'fair' mean in this text? Does it mean that the women were beautiful? Or does it mean that the women were less than beautiful? Does it mean that the women were very reasonable in judgement? Or does it mean that the women were less than very reasonable in judgement? Does it mean that the women were lead by the Spirit of God? Or does it mean that the women were not lead by the Spirit of God? Does it mean that the women were lead by men who were lead by the Spirit of God? Or does it mean that the women were lead by men who were lead by the Spirit of God but they themselves were not lead by the Spirit of God? How would those women differ from Eve (other than Eve did not require a belly button)? Your opinions?
8 Sep 07
I think it means that the women were so good looking or beautiful that the sons of God, that is Seth's descendants did not see their true nature. The women were ungodly, the daughters of Cain, so they were not led by the Spirit of God. They entrapped the sons of Seth, using their charms and their feminine wiles. Of course, nothing is said about the daughters of Seth, but I guess they were too modest to attract the right men.
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8 Sep 07
Before Christianity, women held the spirituality of humans because women are more naturally attuned to the spirit realm. After Christianity came about, women were forced to take on a lesser role. I do not believe this should be how it is. Any mention of women being in power in the bible was changed throughout the centuries. Of course, there are still some traces in scripture that portrays women in their rightful roles because they were overlooked. The bible says that women should not teach men, but there was a female preacher in the bible. And female counterparts to the 12 apostles.