Sethite Theory: “Certain Men Crept In Unawares” and The Church Buys It!
So, what is the “Sethite Theory”? In a nutshell, it is the belief that Genesis 6:1-4 refers to what happens to mankind after Cain kills Abel. The line of Seth was pure and faithful, while the line of Cain turned rebellious and ungodly.
By Belle Ringer
April 1, 2017
There are days when the spiritual component of my life just screams for attention. Enough of this world, already! So, I just have to speak about matters that have much greater consequences than the latest headlines.
A few weeks back, I published a post titled “How Much Longer? (As It Was In The Days of Noah). Needless to say, it caused quite a bit of controversy and generated a spirited conversation amongst the Body of Christ, and with the secular population. But there is much more that needs to be said about this topic, and I believe it is quite relevant to our national discourse.
As Steve Quayle has so often said, “Genesis 6 is the Rosetta Stone of the Bible.” In case you’re not quite sure what that means, he is saying that Genesis 6:1-4, specifically, is the key to understanding a mystery that has been kept secret from the Church for centuries. And I believe that it has profound implications to what is going on in our cultural and political arenas. Let me explain: How many times have you been asked these questions: How can you believe in a God who would order the Old Testament Israelites to indiscriminately kill all the men, women, children and animals in Canaan? Why would your God send a Flood to kill all mankind, yet save Noah and his family? How can you worship such an angry God? Without understanding the true implications of Genesis 6:1-4, it is difficult to understand the nature and actions of God throughout the Old Testament, and the culmination of His Son’s existence in the New Testament.
So, let’s get right to it! Genesis 6:1-4 reads: When the number of people started to increase throughout the fertile land, daughters were born to them. The divine beings saw how beautiful these human women were, so they married the ones they chose. The Lord said, “My breath [Spirit] will not remain in humans forever, because they are flesh. They will live one hundred twenty years.” In those days, giants [Nephilim, in the Hebrew] lived on the earth and also afterward, when divine beings and human daughters had sexual relations and gave birth to children. These were the ancient heroes, famous men. I have chosen the Common English version of this passage because it is the most straightforward and renders the most accurate understanding as experienced by ancient rabbinical sources, the early Church fathers, and those men who translated the Septuagint. Other versions that read “sons of God” and “daughters of men” have served to confuse the issue. To me, it is pretty obvious that the Scripture is referring to Fallen Angels who mated with earthly women and produced hybrid children, who were famously gigantic. (And for those who will say that Jesus said angels do not marry, I agree. But He also says they will be like the “angels in heaven.” This does not mean they can’t take come to earth, assume human form and have sex. What about Hebrews 13:2 that says people have entertained angels without even knowing it?) However, it is not my intention that we re-hash the arguments from that past post. I believe it is now important to understand how the Church might have come to misunderstand this passage; who was involved; and how it has served Satan to divert the blame.
To begin with, many in the Christian Church have been taught that Genesis 6 revolves around the “Sethite Theory.” I maintain that of all the deceptions Satan has slipped into the Church, this is his greatest, because it causes us to miss his plan throughout history, and will result in many being misled in the End Times. This doctrinal deception single-handedly hides the one common thread that puts Genesis to Malachi in a proper context, and explains the direction in which this world is headed as we begin the countdown to Christ’s Return.
The common thread is that there is a Fallen Angel/Nephilim DNA connection throughout Scripture (see Genesis 3:15), in which God is trying to thwart the ongoing genetic manipulation by Satan and the Fallen Ones to keep Christ from being born. We see this theme in God’s mandate to destroy the indigenous peoples in the Canaanite wars; it explains the harshness and specificity of the Law as it pertains to idolatry, intermarriage, and the sanctity of blood.
So, what is the “Sethite Theory”? In a nutshell, it is the belief that Genesis 6:1-4 refers to what happens to mankind after Cain kills Abel. The line of Seth was pure and faithful, while the line of Cain turned rebellious and ungodly. The “Sethite Theory” states that verses 1-4 refer to a failure of Seth’s line (the “sons of God”) to remain unpolluted by Cain’s wicked daughters (the “daughters of men”). This doctrinal theory proposes that Genesis 6 is based on an interpretation that “the sons of God” were “the line of Seth”; and not “divine beings” or “Fallen Angels”. Furthermore, it projects that the “daughters of men” were “the wicked daughters of Cain.” But that’s a pretty big assumption to make, don’t you agree? And no one has ever been able to explain how, or why, the children of these marriages between Seth’s and Cain’s lines would become giants. As Chuck Missler has expressed, “Since Jesus prophesied, ‘As the days of Noah were, so shall the coming of the Son of Man be,’ it becomes essential to understand what these days [of Noah in Genesis 6:1-4] included.” So, if the “Fallen Angel” view of this Scripture was favored at the beginning of the Church Age, how did the “Sethite” theory come into being? This is where it is important to know the history of our faith and how it might have gotten off-track.
In the Third, Fourth and Fifth centuries, as the Roman Empire began to turn from their pagan gods towards the Christianity of their conquered lands, they also began to modify and restyle some of the foundational tenets of the faith (that’s the way Satan does it!), as they made Christianity the state religion of the Roman Empire. Men of great reputation and standing began to criticize and attack “the fallen angel” interpretation of Genesis 6. As the Church of Rome began worshipping angels and adopting the principle of abstinence, an understanding of evil angels having sex with women just didn’t fit the narrative. In fact, because so many of the early Christians believed the Fallen Angel account, the Catholic Church declared it heresy to teach this view, under penalty of death.
Paganism was hard to root out, and not all adopted the truth of Christianity. According to Wikipedia, Julian became Emperor of Rome in 361 A.D., and was the last non-Christian Emperor. He “attempted to revive traditional Roman religious practices at the cost of Christianity, and his rejection of Christianity in favour of Neoplatonic paganism” [from the school of Greek philosopher Plato], earned him his nickname, “Julian the Apostate.” His worship of the Greek and Roman gods as “divine beings” came into stark contrast with the implications of “Fallen Angels” in Genesis 6.
St. Augustine, in The City of God, while espousing the Sethite view, admitted that creatures of the woods had sexually assaulted women: “There is, too, a very general rumor, which many have verified by their own experience, or which trustworthy persons who have heard the experience of others corroborate, that sylvan and fauns, who are commonly called incubi, had often made wicked assaults upon women.” Could these creatures have been born of Fallen Angel DNA? Thus did the Sethite Theory proliferate into the Middle Ages.
Currently, the Mainstream Seminaries and The Church continue to perpetuate this deception, because they don’t know the Truth! And the opinion of secularists and atheists of an Old Testament psychopathic God continues to flourish and is unexplainable by modern Christians. But one must read the Scripture as it is written. “The Sons of God” is, in the Hebrew, B’nai HaElohim, “Sons of Elohim,” which is a term consistently used in the Old Testament for angels, and it is never used of believers in the Old Testament. If God wanted us to believe that the sons of Seth mated with the daughters of Cain, He would have told us so.
You may be asking why this seemingly mundane topic is of such importance to me, and how Satan is using it to further his goals. First of all, how many times have you heard an unbeliever contemplate embracing Christianity, but their stumbling block is always, “I can’t serve a God who indiscriminately kills women and children”? If they knew that God was, in reality, wiping out all the Fallen Angel DNA from those Canaanite tribes so that His Son could come through a pure line, it might clear up their false impression of “an angry God”. If they knew that the Fallen Angel “incursion” was Satan’s plan to thwart God’s warning that there would be “enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her Offspring; He will bruise and tread your head underfoot, and you will lie in wait and bruise His heel.” Satan was trying to strike first and pollute the offspring. “Bruise” in the Hebrew can mean “overwhelm” and “heel” can refer to the act of “supplanting” or “restraining”. Clearly, there was to be a battle between the offspring of Satan and the offspring of the woman [representing Israel, and ultimately the Messiah]. When you have this piece of the puzzle, it explains why Jehovah warned the Israelites throughout the Old Testament against co-mingling with the peoples of the conquered land, and to keep the blood sacrifices sacred.
Satan has been successful in inserting the false Sethite doctrine into the Church, and this one aspect and misinterpretation of Scripture is keeping untold numbers of unbelievers from embracing God. It is incumbent upon those of us in the Body of Christ to have the proper knowledge base and understand the Fallen Angel theory and the Nephilim of Genesis 6. If we are to serve the Kingdom of God here on earth, we must know this information so that we can answer those questions of doubt, and bring these unbelievers into the fold.
We must do what the Mainstream Church will not do. We must take the Fallen Angel doctrine to the masses who are so mesmerized with The Discovery Channel’s Ancient Aliens, and show them the truth. Ironically, this wildly popular TV show promotes 97% of the Fallen Angel theory, but comes to a wrong conclusion. The 3% of their theory that tells viewers the Fallen Angels are our “creator gods” is a big percentage point, when Salvation is at stake. Who do you think those Ancient Aliens/Fallen Angels owe their allegiance to? I simply do not know why the Church scholars and Seminaries, as a whole, can’t read the Hebrew and discern the deception in the Sethite Theory. A first-year Bible student, with a Strong’s Concordance, can clear this up in 15 minutes of honest study. I believe that liberal theology has been embarrassed by the Fallen Angel view, and for that matter, any supernatural aspects of God, which make Him a Bigger God than they can imagine. They can only continue to perpetuate the false Sethite doctrine… all to the delight of Satan,who is the father of lies. People like Steve Quayle, Rob Skiba, L.A. Marzulli, and Doug Elwell have done exhaustive research on this subject, and are blowing the Watchman’s horn from the wall in regards to this issue, and we all owe them a great deal of gratitude.
But the time has come for us to crawl up on the wall ourselves and wake up our small inner circle of Believers. If not the Truth, now … then when? The deception permeates every sci-fi movie and TV show, whether it be tempting the impressionable to welcome the Ancient Aliens, commune with Vampires, or rush to alter our DNA through advanced and “life-saving” alternatives. If we do not understand the truth of Genesis 6:1-4, then the human race will once again become corrupted and seduced by the deception of the Angel of light.
Jude 4: “For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.”
I, Belle Ringer, am a Christian, Conservative, American woman. I am awake and aware of the state of my country, and am determined to stand up for what I believe in. I will boldly proclaim the Truth of my Faith, and share the journey that my Lord is taking me on. I am not afraid to challenge old OR new belief systems, always using the Holy Scripture as my guide. I am firmly committed to being “in the world”, but not “of the world”. There is a purpose for my life, and I am determined to fulfill it. Join me on this journey in this crazy world, and let’s see where God takes us!