In Genesis 1:26 we are told
that God made man in His image, and that He made them both
male and female. In
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 (perhaps) 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?
A 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?
than "male only" angels in heaven (as some suggest), vs men
and women on earth: Eph. 5:28-32.
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. We can also be fairly certain that these were among the 1/3 of
the angels who rebelled against God; however, it may be that there is more to this
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.”
Although the term
“sons of God"
this verse probably
refers to angels, it does not prove that
all angels are male. For the term 'sons of light' or 'brethren' are also
used to refer to both men and women, such as:
Psalm 8:4; Luke 16:8; John 12:36; and I Thes. 5:1-5.
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
Their offspring may have been the Nephilim, who were giant people from 9-16 feet
tall: perhaps the same type of people whom the Israelites said
made them look "like grasshoppers"
in comparison: Numbers 13:31-33.
so, the fact that they were able to have children with women tells us they
were sexual beings.
We know for certain that giant people once 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
was 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:
or those that heeded God's warning and went onto the
ark. Genesis 6-9 and I Pet. 3:17-20.
did NOT give the angels permission to come down from heaven and cohabitate
with women, nor did He 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: or "Sodom
and Gomorrah." And since Jude mentions the book of Enoch in verse
11: this means that this part of Enoch is accurate. More
details of this incident can be found in Enoch Chapter 7, where we are told that:
after the sons of men had multiplied in those days, that daughters were
born to them, elegant and beautiful.
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
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, which began
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.
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 told to not
marry, 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 of a female
angel in their bedroom, who walked up to her husband and
said, "You better get right with God," and then vanished. She
also said it wasn't a dream or vision, and she was wide awake when it took
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 Intimacy between the sexes. Perhaps it will take place when the Lord re-creates All
Things (Rev. 21:4-5)
? In this regard, since it was God who invented not only sex, but the intimacy and
pleasure associated with it ... So could He not also
re-invent it and make it better (I Tim. 4:4-5)
? It may also be significant that the word 'sex' simply means 'to
The New Testament says that we are not only members of
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;
And although there is no “marriage” in heaven as
we have known it on earth (Matt. 22:23-30), in a sense all believers
in Christ will be married to Jesus: and in a sense 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).