by Rev. Joel D. Kudra
(POB 818, Rivers, MB, Canada R0K IX0)
It is obvious that most or all commentators agree that the sons of God were fallen angels. There is not a single reference in Scripture that backs up the statement that the sons of God were fallen angels. The idea is merely a general consensus and conjecture.
Note, that Gen. 6:4 does say that they were "SONS of God".
However, in the book of Hebrews (1:5) it says: "For unto the angels said He (God) at any time, 'Thou art My Son, this day have I begotten Thee? And again, I will be unto Him a Father, and He shall be to Me a Son?'"
The clear statement here is that God has never referred to any angel as a son in any sense.
Christ, the Son, is a part of the Godhead, but angels are not whether good or fallen.
Christ far surpasses all angels, in so much, that He is called both Son and God (Heb. 1:5,8). Angels have great dignity, but nowhere near the status of Christ who is exalted above all in being seated at the right hand of the Majesty on high. He is the Son, who has superiority over all angels (Heb. 1:5-14).
The sons of God of Gen. 6:4 were a distinct created order which remain unknown and a mystery to us today.
And, it appears to me, that the ones which are also referred to in Job 1:6; 2:1; 38:7 were yet a different order of sons of God from the Gen. 6:4 lot (just as Adam was called the son of God (Luke 3:38), and as we, who are born again and washed in the Blood, are the sons of God (John 1:12). It says that that the sons of God, not fallen angels, nor the fallen sons of God of Gen. 6:4, came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan was among them (sounds familiar, doesn't it!).
One final point: that good and bad angels are spirits (Heb. 1:7), and cannot reproduce as human beings can. So these sons of God in Gen. 6:4 cannot possibly be fallen angels.