Who were the "Sons of God" in Genesis 6?

In Genesis 4:26, it introduces the godly line of Seth, and says “then men began to call on the name of the Lord”. Chapter 5 traces the ...

Man with angel wings. Who were the "Sons of God" in Geneis 6?

In Genesis 4:26, it introduces the godly line of Seth, and says “then men began to call on the name of the Lord”. Chapter 5 traces the godly line of Adam through Seth. Genesis 6 then immediately mentions  the "Sons of God" coming in to the daughters of men. Since there's nothing about angels in the immediate context, and the nearest contextual reference was to the godly line of Seth, the "sons of God" in Genesis seem to refer to the godly line of Seth mingling with ungodly women of the world.

Jesus said angels neither marry, nor are given in marriage (Matthew 22:30). Yet the angelic corruption theory has angels marrying women. While Jude 1:6 mentions angels who “kept not their first estate”,  it does not say that this was mingling with and marrying women. The only time the Bible mentions anything about angels and marriage, is when it specifies that they don't marry, nor are they given in marriage. We therefore can’t read into Jude, the idea that when it talks about angels not keeping their first estate, it must be talking about angels marrying human beings and creating children.

When it says there were "giants" in the land, that word means “fellers”. That is referring to famous men, who were known for defeating others (men of renown). While this may include physical giants, giants don't have to come from angelic beings. The only phrase that lends exegetical support to the angelic theory in Genesis 6, is the name “sons of God”. While the OT does mention this title in reference to angels, it is not required that it may only refer to angels, and nothing in the context of Genesis 6 refers to any such thing. We just heard about the godly line of Seth who called on the name of the Lord, in chapters four through five. Now we read that the sons of God came in to the daughters of men, with the result that the world became totally corrupted. What else would explain the corruption of the godly line of Seth, if it wasn't that they were corrupted by coming in to and marrying unbelievers?

It fits the immediate context to understand that the "sons of God" refers to the godly line of Seth, marrying unbelieving women of the world. We should never mix what is holy, with what is worldly. Those who believe in God, should never marry someone who is unsaved. The result, while it may be famous, is corruption that brings the destruction of God in the end.

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Who were the "Sons of God" in Genesis 6?
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