Often men look up into space and wonder are we all there is? From an atheistic world view this question would be valid considering the chances of producing life through evolution is zero. However, from a theistic standpoint do we really believe that God created only one planet filled with life? Did He create all those planets and stars just to be empty and void?
Isaiah 45:18 “For thus saith the Lord that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the Lord; and there is none else.”
In this study, we will not imply that because God made planet Earth with life, therefore He created other planets with life. Rather we will use scripture to prove this point.
Isaiah 28:10 “For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little.”
As Isaiah 28:10 makes it clear, “precept must be upon precept” and we need to go back and forth through scripture to find out what every scripture says on a certain topic. To prove the point of this study we need to understand the term “sons of God”. Due to a large misunderstanding of the term, many Christians have been led to believe that the “sons of God” is a term that relates to angels. This is false. We can show it to be contradictory on many points biblically.
Who are the “sons of God”?
Genesis 6:2,4 “That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. 4 There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.”
There is a belief that these “sons of God” are either fallen angels or Nephilim. The word “giants” comes from the Hebrew word “nāp̄îl” (strong’s H5303), which simply means “a giant”. An extra definition of “Nephilim” is added, but that’s not the direct translation. The first point the Bible is trying to teach is that men were larger in the days before the flood. The second point is that the word speaks to the nature of these men too. The etymology of the word comes from the Hebrew word “nāp̄al” (strong’s H5307), which means “a bully” or “a tyrant”. The last point is that they were “men of renown”. A man of renown is someone that’s well known, today we call them celebrities. This is no surprise, because how did Jesus compare our day to Noah’s? Luke 17:26 “And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.” Society today matches Noah’s society. We don’t have literal giants, but we have tyrants and celebrities. Furthermore, notice how after the flood there are still giants even though some teach the flood was meant to wipe them all out. Numbers 13:33 “And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.”
The book of Numbers was written more than six hundred years after the flood. We have a problem, if giants need to be descendants of angels sleeping with men. Why doesn’t the Bible mention this happening after the flood? In fact, we have clear genealogies from 1 Chronicles for men after the flood. There’s no mention of the sons of God “coming into” the daughters of men after that. Yet, we still get giants. It seems we don’t need these certain “sons of God” to produce giants. After all, the tallest man in the past one hundred years was Robert Wadlow at 8ft 11 and his parents were normal size.
Can we prove that “sons of Gods” aren’t always angels?
In Genesis 6 it mentions something very key that the sons of God do. Genesis 6:2,4 “That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. 4 There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.” The scripture clearly says they took wives and had children. This contradicts what Jesus said about the nature of angels. Matthew 22:30 “For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven...” Jesus told us plainly, angels don’t marry! In fact, Jesus mentions that it is the children of this world that marry. Luke 20:34-36 “And Jesus answering said unto them, The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage: 35 But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage: 36 Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection.” If being equal to the angels means we do not marry anymore, then it would stand to reason that we cannot assume the “sons of God” refer to angels. Furthermore, if one wanted to argue that “maybe because they are fallen angels now they marry” this still would contradict the Bible. We will show this.
Can we prove that the “sons of God” can (or does most of the time) refer to humans?
It’s very simple to show who are the “sons of God”. All one has to do is present the scriptures: John 1:12 “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” Do demons receive Christ? No! So how can fallen angels ever take the title “sons of God”? It’s an absolute contradiction. In two points! These sons of God marry, angels can’t marry. These sons of God receive Christ, fallen angels don’t receive Christ. Romans 8:14 “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.” The sons of God are led by the Holy Spirit, fallen angels aren’t led by the Holy Spirit! There are three clear points of contradiction whilst at the same time showing that the “sons of God” are obedient human beings following Christ and even the Holy Spirit!
Are we the “sons of God”?
Philemon 2:15 “That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world.”
1 John 3:1 “Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.”
So far it appears we don’t need to be descendants of fallen angels to receive the title “sons of God”, but rather it’s a title of obedience to God. 1 John 3:9-10 “Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. 10 In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.”
To be a child of God and by extension one of his “sons” you need to not sin. Once again, fallen angels sinned! So, who was God talking about when the sons of God married the daughters of men? This was merely to represent the obedient children of God marrying those who chose to not believe in God. We see the descendants of Seth were obedient to the point that Adam was called a “son of God”.
Luke 3:38 “Which was the son of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was the son of God.” We have proof that “sons of God” refer to humans and you only get that title once you obey. God knew the result of his children marrying with the disobedient and hence why He commanded the children of Israel not to marry other heathen nations.
Deuteronomy 7:1-4 “When the Lord thy God shall bring thee into the land whither thou goest to possess it, and hath cast out many nations before thee, the Hittites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, seven nations greater and mightier than thou; 2 And when the Lord thy God shall deliver them before thee; thou shalt smite them, and utterly destroy them; thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor shew mercy unto them: 3 Neither shalt thou make marriages with them; thy daughter thou shalt not give unto his son, nor his daughter shalt thou take unto thy son. 4 For they will turn away thy son from following me, that they may serve other gods: so will the anger of the Lord be kindled against you, and destroy thee suddenly.”
The Lord commanded them to not marry out of safety, as we saw what happened in Noah’s day. The evil daughters corrupted the good men leading to more evil children, which in turn resulted in everyone being evil! In Israel a stranger had to be converted and join the congregation before you could marry them. Now that we understand who gets the title of the “sons of God” we can finally answer the original question. Are we alone?
Who are the morning stars?
In the book of Job, the Lord asks Job questions that He knows he can’t answer, but it’s to show His authority and to humble him. It’s like when a parent is putting their child in their place and they ask, “Who pays the bills around here?” By asking this question it’s clear - the parent. But the parent reveals information that it is them paying the bills. Let’s see what God does in Job 38.
Question: Job 38:4 “Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.”
Conclusion: The Lord knows Job can’t answer but he wants him to know He laid the foundation of the earth.
Question: Job 38:5-6 “Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it? 6 Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened?[…]”
Conclusion: The Lord laid the measures and he’s taught us that the earth has foundations.
Question: Job 38:6-7 […]or who laid the corner stone thereof; 7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
Conclusion: The Lord laid the corner stone; at the same time the morning stars sang together, and the sons of God shouted for joy.
When the earth’s foundation was laid two groups were making noise, the morning stars were singing, and the sons of God shouted for joy. Stars don’t literally sing. So, who do the stars represent?
Revelation 1:20 “The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.” This verse shows that stars represent angels. Let’s get another scripture to verify this. Revelation 12:3-4 “And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon [stars], having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads 4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth…” The dragon we know is Satan because of Revelation 12:9 “And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.” Notice the verse also said the angels were cast out with him to the earth. We see clearly that stars represent angels. Now, remembering that the sons of God represent obedient human beings following God, let’s look at this verse again:
Job 38:6-7 […]who laid the corner stone thereof; 7 When the morning stars [angels] sang together, and all the sons of God [obedient humans] shouted for joy?
A cornerstone is “a stone at the corner of the base of a building, often laid in a special ceremony”. The cornerstone is laid in order to build the foundation. When was the foundation of the earth laid?
Genesis 1:1,5 “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.” If obedient human beings were shouting on the first day, can these be humans of planet Earth? Genesis 1:26-27,31 “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. 27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. 31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.”
Humans of this planet were created on the sixth day, do you see it now?
There were already humans alive shouting in existence while the earth was being created. Do these humans need their own planets to live on? Did Jesus create one world or multiple?
Hebrews 11:3 “Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.”
The scripture doesn’t say “world” it says “worlds” plural. Let’s get another witness.
Hebrews 1:2 “Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds.”
The scriptures are very clear that God has other sons of God, who shouted for joy when our planet was being created. They all live on their own worlds.
Where are stars located?
Psalm 8:3 “When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained.” The moon and stars are in the heavens. Today we call the heavens: space. However, notice what’s said in Revelation 12:12 “Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.”
If the heavens are where the stars are, who dwells in the heavens (space)? It’s very clear the Lord did not create this vast universe to have one planet inhabited with life. For us, obedient Christians, we have brothers and sisters who have not fallen. Unfortunately, we are the only planet that has fallen, and we know this because they still retain the title “sons of God”. You may be thinking “Man, I wish I was born over there and not here.”, but when the Lord recreates this planet, the new Jerusalem, where God’s throne is located, will descend to this new planet (earth recreated)! Hence planet Earth will be the capital of the universe!
Revelation 21:1-3 “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. 2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.”
Notice, the new Jerusalem comes out of where? Heaven! It doesn’t come out of another dimension. Isaiah 64:4 “For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him.”
Here is a quick video to show the vastness of our Lord, Saviour and King’s creation.
Extra: How did Satan come among the “sons of God”?
Job 1:6-7 “Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan came also among them. 7 And the Lord said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.” As we know, typically the sons of God are humans, but in this case these sons of God are angels. How do we know? Well, if Job is the most righteous of the human “sons of God” and the Lord is speaking about Job as if he’s not part of that meeting, then it’s not humans that are gathering. Satan is still not counted as part of this category because Satan comes among them. This means Satan was not counted as one of the sons of God. Unless one wants to read this as “There was a day when the demons came to present themselves before the Lord”. It’s clear the title “sons of God” can never be attributed to an evil angel! The scripture is clear Satan came among THEM but he was not counted as one of THEM.
Although it may seem strange why is Satan being allowed amongst the angels, it’s unlikely this meeting would be in the gates of heaven. For if Adam and Eve were not allowed in the holy garden God made, it’s impossible Satan would be allowed in the presence of God, which departed from Jesus when He took upon himself the sin of the world. We have a concrete example of Satan interfering in the meeting of believers, Luke 4:33 “And in the synagogue there was a man, which had a spirit of an unclean devil, and cried out with a loud voice.” The possessed man was able to gather with the other believers. Nothing physically stops Satan from spying on the congregation that is within his reach. Unless the Lord explicitly halts it. The reason why he’s talking to God is because the Lord is always there where at least two or three witnesses are gathered in his name. Matthew 18:20 “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”
I hope this study blesses you and opens your eyes to see that we truly are not alone!