|Genesis 6 |
1 Now it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them,
2 That the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were fair, and they took wives of any of them that they chose.1
3 And the LORD said, "My spirit shall not always remain in man or strive with him, for he is flesh; his days shall be only a hundred and twenty years."
4 There were giants in the earth in those days — and also afterward — when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men, and they bore children to them. These were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown.
5 And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
6 And the LORD regretted that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him in his heart.
7 And the LORD said, "I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth, both man and beast, and the creeping things, and the birds of the air, for it grieves me that I made them.
8 But Noah found favor in the eyes of the LORD.
9 This is the history of the offspring of Noah. Noah was a righteous man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.
10 And Noah had three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
11 The earth 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 people had corrupted their ways upon the earth.
13 And God said to Noah, "I am going to make an end of all flesh, for the earth is filled with violence through them; and behold, I will destroy them with the earth. [Since the earth is again filled with violence and our fascinated love of violence, as evidenced by our music, TV, magazines, movies, video games, etc., should we not take the warnings of the Lord's purging of the earth again very seriously? See Isaiah 24 for the details of those warnings.]
14 Make an ark of gopher wood; make rooms in the ark and cover it within and without with pitch.
15 And this is the way you shall make it: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits [450 feet], the width of it fifty cubits [75 feet], and the height of it thirty cubits [45 feet].
16 Make a roof or window for the ark, and finish it to within a cubit [1.5 feet] from the top; and you shall set the door of the ark in the side of it; you shall make it with lower, second, and third stories.
17 And behold, I, even I, will bring a flood of waters upon the earth to destroy all flesh under the heaven in which is the breath of life; and everything that is on the earth shall die.
18 But I will establish my covenant with you, and you shall come into the ark — you, your sons, your wife, and your sons' wives with you.
19 And of every living thing of all flesh, you shall bring two of every sort into the ark, to keep them alive with you; they shall be male and female.
20 Of birds according to their kind, and of livestock according to their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth according to its kind. Two of every sort will come in with you, to keep them alive.
21 And take with you every kind of food that is eaten, and you shall store it for you, and it shall be food for you and for them.
22 Noah did this, according to all that God commanded him.
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1 the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were fair, and they took wives of any of them that they chose. From George Fox's Letter# 246:
Marriage is a figure of Christ and his church, as the apostle instanced in Ephesians. And therefore they were not to be unequally yoked, believers with unbelievers. The law of God forbade it; they were not to give their sons and daughters to the heathen, or marry with them, for it grieved the Lord in the old world, and brought destruction upon those bad marriages. When the sons of God saw the daughters of men were fair, and they took them wives of all which they chose, who corrupted the earth, and filled it with violence. But such as mingled with the heathen and unbelievers, and followed strange flesh, they went from the spirit, they lost the sonship; through such the earth was corrupted and filled with violence; and such could not know God's joining, who went from the spirit, and from the law and gospel; and such are mingled among heathens and unbelievers, and follow strange flesh, and corrupt their own, who go from the spirit, by which they have been sanctified and led into the sonship.
And such as marry with unbelievers and heathen, go contrary to the law of God, and grieve him and their righteous parents.
But if you are already married to a non-believer, you are to remain married to them as long as they continue to live with you:
To the rest I (not the Lord) say this: If any brother has a wife who does not believe, and she is content to live with him, let him not divorce her.
And if a woman has a husband who does not believe, and he is content to dwell with her, let her not leave him. 1 Cor 7:12-13
But if the unbelieving spouse departs, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under obligation [to oppose or follow] in such cases. God has called us to peace. 1 Cor 7:12-13,15
The supposed Book of Enoch is 99% fiction because among other false statements, it claims the reference to "the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were fair, and they took wives of any of them that they chose" were angels that married human women, who then gave birth to giants; and according to the Word of the Lord within: "demons do not have sex with humans," (and neither do serpents for that matter).
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