Marriages as in the Days of Noah meaning what? Does it include marriages between angels and humans (Gen. 6:1-4)?
26 “And as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man:
27 “They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all.
28 “Likewise as it was also in the days of Lot: They ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built;
29 “but on the day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all.
30 “Even so will it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed. (Lk. 17:26-30 NKJ)
Recall the context. Noah was building the Ark preaching the Flood would come but they were “disbelieving” (544 ἀπειθέω apeitheo) (1Pet. 3:20). It was willful ignorance, they “did not know (1097 γινώσκω ginosko) Noah was right until the flood came” (Mt. 24:39), but then it was too late.
At first read normal human marriages seem to be the reference. The Days of Noah would be filled with many normal human to human marriages. Its not expected they be mentioned in Genesis 6:1-4 because God wouldn’t object to those.
It was angel-human marriages producing hybrid offspring (“mighty men…men of renown”) that offended God greatly (Gen. 6:5-6). Not only had mankind conspired with Satan to “workaround” His denying them immortality (Gen. 3:22-24) by bearing “immortal angel-human hybrids”, the “image of God in man” (Gen. 1:26-27) human genome had been corrupted, it was no longer human. Angelic DNA made it a Frankenstein, impossibly “blemished” preventing the Incarnation of the Son of God Jesus, the birth of the “woman’s seed” (Gen. 3:15). The Lamb who reconciles all humanity to God cannot be blemished. Therefore, God washed the earth clean of the human-angel abomination.
But did Jesus include these “marriages” when He illustrated how unconcerned the End Time Generation would be? Notice how Jude and Peter mention Sodom and Gomorrah, just as Christ did….after speaking about angels leaving their proper abode to sin with human beings.
Also consider this parallel: Jude’s going “after strange flesh” “in similar manner to angels” seems relevant to Peter’s juxtaposing lust with angelic “dignitaries”. Peter is thinking about Genesis 6:1-4, but wants to make a different point, to show how foolish “men who walk after the flesh” are. “Dignitaries” must refer to “Fallen Ones” (Nephilim) as it is God’s angels who will not rail against them, respecting their power.
5 But I want to remind you, though you once knew this, that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe.
6 And the angels who did not keep their proper domain, but left their own abode [Gen. 6:2], He has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness for the judgment of the great day;
7 as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities around them in a similar manner to these, having given themselves over to sexual immorality and gone after strange flesh, are set forth as an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.(Jude 1:5-7 NKJ)
4 For if God did not spare the angels who sinned, but cast them down to hell and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved for judgment;
5 and did not spare the ancient world, but saved Noah, one of eight people, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood on the world of the ungodly;
6 and turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes, condemned them to destruction, making them an example to those who afterward would live ungodly;
7 and delivered righteous Lot, who was oppressed by the filthy conduct of the wicked
8 (for that righteous man, dwelling among them, tormented his righteous soul from day to day by seeing and hearing their lawless deeds)–
9 then the Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations and to reserve the unjust under punishment for the day of judgment,
10 and especially those who walk according to the flesh in the lust of uncleanness and despise authority. They are presumptuous, self-willed. They are not afraid to speak evil of dignitaries,
11 whereas angels, who are greater in power and might, do not bring a reviling accusation against them before the Lord. (2 Pet. 2:4-11 NKJ)
It follows therefore, if either Jude or Peter interpreted Jesus’ words for us, they would insist our LORD refers to ALL marriages, human and angelic.
That changes everything about the End Time. It means what was happening during the Days of Noah with fallen angels, will be happening again:
1 When humankind began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them,
2 the sons of God saw that the daughters of humankind were beautiful. Thus they took wives for themselves from any they chose…
4 The Nephilim were on the earth in those days (and also after this) when the sons of God were having sexual relations with the daughters of humankind, who gave birth to their children. They were the mighty heroes of old, the famous men. (Gen. 6:1-6 NET)
There are two contemporaneous groups of angels, the “sons of God” who left their proper place as God’s servants in heaven, and the “Fallen Ones” (Satan’s angels) who were already there sinning with human females.
Scripture says Michael and his angels will cast Satan and his “Fallen Ones” out of heaven, and they will appear on the earth:
7 And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought,
8 but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer.
9 So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. (Rev. 12:7-9 NKJ)
Therefore, as in the Days of Noah meaning Nephilim (Fallen Ones) will again be on earth in the End Time, marrying human women along with every other human marriage that will exist at that time.