The Sons of Seth Heresy
One of the things that we have learned from the book of Genesis is that Adam and Eve and their offspring’s produced a large population on this earth between the time of their
creation and Noah’s flood. We also learned that Cain killed Abel in rebellion, in anger, and in jealousy. That he was sent by Elohim to wander upon the earth, then later settled in the land of Nod east of Eden where he took his wife and began a family (Genesis 4:8-17). We also know that Adam and Eve had another son, which they named Seth, and that they also had other sons and daughters (Genesis 4:25-26; 5:3-4). These events give us an understanding into the expansion of Adam’s descendants into families and groups of
societies which led to early civilizations (pre flood). We also learned in the book of Genesis how Satan tried to emulate Elohim by creating his own race of beings upon the earth (pre flood), a hybrid race of gigantic proportion (Genesis 6). They too reproduced then settled into groups and mingled among human civilizations. Both types of societies and early civilizations would then die and disappear from the face of the earth in a worldwide flood sent by Elohim Himself, except for Noah and his family who survived the flood in the ark. After the flood through the lineage of Noah and his sons the human race flourished once more into families, groups of societies, and later established civilizations known as the ancients all over the earth, which eventually became all of the future nations of this world. And once again Satan, after the flood, diabolically creates his own race of hybrid beings to repopulate the earth as well.
Now, as a result of the fall of Adam and Eve, all of their descendents have been born into the curse of death and sin. Nevertheless Elohim’s grace has been manifested and many
of them that were covered by the blood of sacrificed animals (until the death of Messiah) have been redeemed just like us by the blood of Yahshua ha Moshiach that was shed on the cross for all mankind who believe. This was accomplished then, as now, through the Word of Elohim by Adam and his descendents who believed in the promise of a coming redeemer from the Seed of the woman (Genesis 3:15), which would be fulfilled by
Messiah Yahshua and proclaimed as the gospel in the fullness of the times. Now, as for
Satan’s creation of hybrid beings, those that died, there is no redemption of sins. Why? Because the promise was for man not hybrids (Half angel half man). This is the biblical account of the first few chapters of the book of Genesis in a nut shell. Unfortunately these first few chapters are not always taught entirely in its true contents by many scholars and theologians in the Christian church. If you don’t believe me just pick up any commentary
and read what they have to say on Genesis chapter 6.
Two Different Views
Two different views of Genesis chapter 6 have been taught in Christianity for centuries by scholars and theologians since the fifth century A.D. One view is that the “sons of
God” were a group of fallen angels who had sex with the daughters of men producing gigantic offspring’s called the nephilim (this is the true biblical view). The other view
states that the “sons of God” were the godly sons of Seth who took wives from the
ungodly daughters of Cain and produced a second and subsequent class of leading men who were not giants but known as the heroes, the mighty men, the men of old, the men of
renown. According to those theologians who teach the Sethite view (as stated in some of their commentaries) these men were probably more refined in manners and exalted in thought than their predecessors of pure Cainite descent. Some theologians even claim that the giants (the nephilim) already existed in the land when the intermarriages between the Sethites and the Cainites were beginning to take place. The question that should immediately pop into your minds when you hear this (or technically read this), is who created the giants that they claim already existed in the land when the Sethites and the Cainites were intermarrying? I know for certain, and also all who have read the bible know, that according to scripture Elohim did not create in the beginning Adam, Eve, and then giants. So were did they come from? Not only that but how do they explain the post flood nephilim (giants)? The bible does not say anything about giants surviving the flood. It specifies that only Noah and his family survived the flood. Anyway, in this study we will do an analysis of both views and you can determine for yourselves which is biblical and which is not.
The Angelic View
It was during this time when men began to multiply on the face of the earth that a number of angels (200 according to the book of Enoch), who had rebelled against Elohim, descended upon the earth and took to themselves wives as they chose.
And it came to be, when men began to increase on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them, that the sons of Elohim saw the daughters of men, that they were
good. And they took wives for themselves of all whom they chose. And הוהי said, “My
Spirit shall not strive with man forever in his going astray. He is flesh, and his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.” The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of Elohim came in to the daughters of men and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, the men of name.
The term “sons of Elohim” (b’nai ha Elohim) has always been used to denote angels in
the book of Job (Job1: 6, 2:1, 38:7). In Daniel 3:25 the term “son of God” or “son of
Elah” (bar Elohim) is used and it refers either to an angel or a theophany. A theophany is a word used to describe an appearance of Elohim as man before the incarnation of Yahshua (Jesus). For example the three strangers, who visited Abraham while he was sitting at his tent door by the trees of Mamre in Genesis chapter 18, one of them was Elohim incarnate before the birth of Yahshua. The term “sons of the mighty” (ben El) is
used in Psalms 89:6, and again refers to angels. These are just simple word studies done in the Hebrew to English. Anyone doing the same amount of research will find the same results as I did.
The Book of Enoch describes this event in more details and refers to the “sons of
Elohim” as the “watchers,” clearly without a doubt this book identifies them as angels
rather than sons of Seth. I suggest you read it, Enoch chapters 6-19.
Why and for what cause have you left the high, holy, and eternal heaven, and have sex with women, and defiled yourselves with the daughters of men and taken to yourselves wives, and done like the children of earth, and begotten giants (as your) sons.
If you do further research you will find that the term sons of Elohim (b’nai ha Elohim) is
always referred to in the scriptures as a direct creation of Elohim only. Adam and all the angels were a direct creation of Elohim and so was Yahshua who was conceived in the womb by the Holy Spirit. All humans after Adam were conceived by the seed of man (sperm) coming together with the egg of the woman, in other words by human birth rather than divine creation. All humans, except Yahshua, are considered sons of man or ben Adam (sons of Adam), they are conceived in sin and all fall short of the glory of Elohim (Romans 3:23). There is only one exception in the bible, in the New Testament only, and that is for the believers, the set apart ones, whether Jew or Gentile. After the death of Messiah on the cross born again believers are referred to as sons of God (b’nai
ha Elohim), but only by adoption thru the blood of Messiah (Romans 8:14-17, 23; Galatians 4:4-7; Ephesians 1:5). Through Messiah we become adopted children (sons and daughters) of Elohim and heirs of the kingdom. But this happened only after Messiahs death on the cross and according to scripture, the term “sons of God” or “sons of Elohim”
applies to all those (human in nature of course, no hybrids) being born of the Spirit and never does it applies anywhere else in the scriptures before Messiahs crucifixion.
So, we see that According to scripture the term “sons of God” Would not have applied to
any of the son’s of Seth simply because Messiah had not been crucified yet. Therefore
because of this no man alive during that time would be considered born of the Spirit, which according to the New Testament is a prerequisite in order to become adopted children of Elohim and hold the right to be called sons of God. The blood of sacrificed animals, which is how their sins were covered back then, does not warrant man the right to become adopted children of Elohim, only Yahshua’s blood gives us that right.
In Genesis 6:1- 4 we see that the union between the fallen angels (sons of God) and the daughters of men produced a new hybrid race of beings upon the earth called the nephilim. They were of gigantic size, half human and half angelic, which Elohim never intended to be as part of His creation. Although these beautiful longhaired women were as much a temptation for the fallen angels, there was a far more sinister plan behind this union than just the mere sexual satisfaction of the flesh. This is why Paul addresses the woman in the congregation to cover their heads when they are praying or prophesying, stbecause of the angels (1 Corinthians 11:5-6, 10).
Through out the scriptures Satan’s purpose has always been to overcome the purpose of
Elohim, specially His plan of redemption for mankind. This intermingling between the stdaughters of man and the fallen angels was an attempt (the 1 attempt) by Satan to
prevent the prophesied redeemer of Genesis 3:15, the Messiah, from being born and thereby not redeeming mankind. Satan’s plan was to create a hybrid race of beings which was half human and half angelic to populate the whole earth in order to contaminate the natural seed of man altogether, thus warping Elohim’s plan of redemption.
But Elohim launched an offensive attack and destroyed Satan’s cleverly engineered plan with a world wide flood eliminating his hybrid race all together, along with wicked man. This event is clearly illustrated in the scriptures occurring not only before the flood but also after the flood, Genesis 6:4 clearly states that the Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward (see post flood nephilim for more details). We can see this battle of the seeds throughout the entire Old Testament, between Elohim’s chosen people the Israelites and Satan’s opposing force. This was a force that the Israelites had to deal with from Abraham to King David, whose army killed the last of the nephilim. Even after the death of King David this opposing force directed to eliminate the coming redeemer was something that the Jews and the Israelites had to contend with all the time.
The Early Church
The angelic interpretation of Genesis chapter 6 was widely taught during the Apostolic stAge of the 1 century A.D. The apostles Jude and Peter alluded to this interpretation in ndthe New Testament books (Jude 1:6-7; 2 Peter 2:4). This interpretation was also taught ndduring the 2 century by the early church fathers, those men who had been appointed by the apostle John and who continued his work. Men like Polycarp (69-156 A.D.), Ignatius (67-110 A.D.), and Papias (70-155 A.D.) who were direct disciples of John. By Justin Martyr (69-156 A.D.) and Iranaeus (130-200 A.D.) who were disciples of Polycarp and Papias. The Apostolic Age covers the period between 30 A.D. until the death of John in 110 A.D. Some scholars say it covers from the period between the years 30 A.D. to 130 A.D. It doesn’t really matter due to the fact that this period is traditionally associated with
the apostles, apostolic times and apostolic writings (teachings). Since John lived so long and was the last of the twelve to die, there is some overlap between the Apostolic Age in stndthe 1 century and the first early Church Fathers in the 2 century.
“God committed the care of men and all things under heaven to angels who He appointed over them. But the angels transgressed this appointment, and were captivated by the love of women, and begot children who were of those that are called Demons; and besides, they afterwards subdued the human race to themselves, partly by teaching them to offer sacrifices, and incense, and libations, of which they stood in need after they were enslaved by lustful passions; and among them they sowed murders, wars, adulteries, intemperate deeds, and all wickedness. Whence also the poets and mythologist not knowing that it was the angels and those demons whom had been begotten by them did these things to men, and women, and cities, and nations which they related ascribed them to God himself, and to the offspring of those who were called brothers, Neptune and Pluto, and to the children again of these their offspring. For whatever name each of the angels had given himself, and his children, by that name they were called.”
The Writings of Justin Martyr Book 1 Pg 190
“Some free agents you will observe, such as they were created by God, continued in those things which God had made and over which he had ordained them, but some outraged both the constitution of their nature and the government entrusted to them; namely, this ruler of matter and it’s various forms, and others of these were placed about the firmament, these fell into impure love of virgins, and were subjected by the flesh, and he became negligent and wicked in the management of the thing entrusted him of these
lovers of virgins, therefore were begotten of those who are called giants (Nephilim). And if something has been said by the poets, too about giants, be not surprised at this.”
The Anti-Nicean Fathers Volume 2, Pg 142
The angelic view of Genesis chapter 6 was also understood in Judaism by ancient rabbinical sources, by the Septuagint translators (scribes), and by Jewish Historians as referring to the fallen angels rather than to the son’s of Seth who intermingled with the
daughters of man and begot giants.
"There were till then left the race of giants, who had bodies so large, and countenances so entirely different from other men, that they were surprising to the sight, and terrible to the hearing. The bones of these men are still shewn to this very day, unlike to any credible relations of other men." Flavius Josephus
Non conical texts such as the Book of Enoch, the Book of Jubilee, the Testament of the 12 Patriarchs and other ancient texts from the Dead Sea scrolls found in the caves at Qumran also supports the angelic view of Genesis chapter six (Google that).
The Sons of Seth View
It wasn’t until 400 A.D. that new church leaders started to change biblical doctrines and
began to teach the Son’s of Seth view. Unfortunately, this view has been taught for centuries and it is still being taught in many seminaries of today by scholars and theologians, who find the literal angelic view a bit disturbing just like those early religious leaders who banned the book of Enoch because of its content. Nothing has changed despite the fact that it is clearly written in scripture and that the true apostles taught the angelic view. The best example would be Enoch who was an eye witness of the pre flood events and was even asked by the angels themselves to intercede on their behalves before Elohim. Rather than teaching what the ancient texts clearly says they teach that the “sons of God” are of human lineage rather than angelic beings, that they
were the godly men from the sons of Seth who married the ungodly daughters of Cain.
The Sethite theorists claim, although they can’t prove it scripturally, that the two families
were supposed to keep separate and that it was an apostasy on behalf of the Sethites to intermingle with the daughters of Cain. It was regarded as an unholy alliance. Any true and honest amount of research into this passage will conclude that this view is inconsistent with the word of Elohim, as well as other ancient texts, and should be considered as heresy by the Christian church rather than embracing it.
Origin Sons of Seth View thIn the 5 century A.D. the church had opposed the angelic interpretation of Genesis chapter 6 and was teaching the Sons of Seth view. Why? Because, this angelic interpretation of the first century church began to be viewed by new religious leaders as an embarrassment when attacked by men like Celsus and Julian the Apostate in their ndphilosophical literary works towards the end of the 2 century A.D. Celsus wrote his
work The True Word as a polemic (passionate argument) against the Christians between 170 AD and 180 AD. Celsus was a pagan philosopher who ridiculed Christians for what
he perceived to be an active verbal support of blind faith instead of reason. Also, during this time celibacy and the worship of angels had begun to spread within the Christian church by rising heretics and false teachers. Therefore the idea of angels having sex with human women was seen as offensive, disturbing, and unacceptable. They claimed that the angels were not created as a race, that they have no distinction of sex, and therefore have no sexual desire; they “neither marry nor are given in marriage.”
Julius Africanus a so called Christian historian of the late 2nd and early 3rd century A.D.
also wrote in his literary works advocating to the teachings of the Sons of Seth theory. A very influential writer of that time, who was considered to be the founder of Church history, wrote a chronograph of the church in five books. He was also considered the source for the Byzantine chronographers and was the predecessor of Eusebius, who’s
writings were controversial and labeled as heresy. Cyril of Alexandria (378 - 444 A.D.) who was the Pope of Alexandria, when the city was at its height of influence and power within the Roman Empire, also abandoned the angelic interpretation and supported the Sons of Seth view. He was later declared a heretic by the Nestorian bishops at the Council of Ephesus, labeling him as a monster, born and educated for the destruction of the Church. If you ask me, I’d say he was a pawn of Satan who infiltrated the Church to
do just that.
Here is an example of an opposing comment to the angelic view from a modern perspective of the Sethite teachings that we read in today’s biblical commentaries.
This angelic view is of great antiquity, having been entertained, according to Josephus, in the later ages of the Jewish Church, and eagerly adopted by Justin, Athenagoras, Clemens Alexandrinus, Tertullian, and Lactantius, whose semi-pagan imaginations were dazzled by the rhapsodical legends of the Apocryphal book of Enoch. Being strenuously opposed at a subsequent period by Chrysostom, Augustine, and others, it was long exploded in the Christian Church as a wild and revolting fiction, until it was revived in modern times, and supported on various grounds by Rosenmuller, Gesenius, Kurtz, Tuch, Knobel, and Delitzsch, in Germany; and by Govett ('Isaiah Unfulfilled'), Maitland ('False Worship'), and others (Birks' 'Difficulties') in England, not to speak of Milton, Byron, and Moore, all of whom enlisted it in the service of poetry.
From Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown Commentary, Electronic Database. Copyright (c) 1997 by Biblesoft
It is clear to see that this individual is resorting to intellectual reasoning or personal opinions rather than to scriptural understanding by the Holy Spirit. Enoch was considered a righteous man by Elohim “Enoch walked with God” (Genesis 5:22). Enoch wrote down
the visions he saw, the words spoken to him by Elohim, and shared them with mankind; which by the way, at that time, was considered the Word of God, the bible of the pre flood era, and was preserved on the ark by Noah himself (see the Book of Enoch, and the Book of Jasher). Enoch was then taken alive by Elohim (Genesis 5:10), an example in the Old Testament of how the righteous will be taken (raptured) before Elohim’s judgment
(wrath) comes upon the earth. The book of Jude tells us in verse 14 that “Enoch the
seventh from Adam prophesied.” Therefore Enoch was considered a prophet by the New
Testament apostles. Jude also, in verse 15, makes a direct reference to the book of Enoch (2:1), he writes, “to execute judgment on all, to convict all who are ungodly.” Jude’s reference to Enoch’s prophesies strongly supports the fact that his book was available,
read, and revered by Jude himself as well as many other believers and apostles of that time. It was considered scripture by many early Christians because the book prophesied about the coming Messiah “the elect one.” The book of Enoch was quoted, referenced,
and possibly used as a source document for New Testament writers. Second and third century early church fathers all accepted the book of Enoch as authentic. Tertullian referred to it as “Holy Scripture.” The Ethiopian church had preserved the book of Enoch
along side the other books of the Bible (The Tanach). Enoch was a chosen prophet of Elohim and was taken by Elohim just like Elijah was appointed a prophet and was also taken by Elohim. Therefore, to say that Enoch’s writings were rhapsodical legends and
that the contents of Genesis chapter six was long exploded in the Christian Church as a
wild and revolting fiction is evidence that this individual hasn’t done his homework
thoroughly or just simply lacks the Holy Spirit, for the Holy Spirit is our teacher and He would never teach such contradictions. Besides if Enoch was a fiction writer, as this individual claims he was, then Elohim would have never taken him, for Enoch would have had written falsely concerning the things of Elohim and our Messiah.
These are just a few examples of a long and challenging research; there were many others who influenced the early church, whose works prevailed into the middle Ages and whose works (teachings) are still around today (unfortunately). Most of these so called early church fathers (not by me) introduced their own theologies according to their own private interpretation of the scriptures, thus creating new doctrines (false doctrines if you ask me) and views which were embraced by later scribes, teachers, and leaders of the Christian church. These new views, which were not taught by the original apostles and their successors, eventually were adapted and became the curriculum that was taught then and in most cases is taught today in many Christian theological seminaries. These new views also included anti-Semitic teachings and the introduction of paganism into the church, as Christianity was mixed with the existing Roman religion. Hence the Catholic Church was born, and then came the reformation of the church, etc, etc, which led to more false doctrines. The original Hebraic roots from the first century church were completely discarded and became nonessential to these new religious leaders. New doctrines were created to accommodate these changes. Most of these new doctrines (theologies) were based on philosophical and intellectual reasoning rather than true interpretations of scriptures received by the Holy Spirit. In other words the Word of Elohim was watered down and became in-effective back then as it is in most cases today. The Sons of Seth theory flourished amongst these new teachings because it was politically correct and non offensive. Satan had infiltrated the Christian church and was effectively doing his job.
For more detailed information on this look up the History of the Christian Church, Church Fathers, Early Church Fathers, Fathers of the Church, and any other related topics. These are the early teachers and influential theologian writers in the Christian Church, particularly those of the first five centuries of Christian history. They are also classified as Apostolic Fathers, which are the earliest church fathers within 2 generations of the 12 Apostles, the Greek Fathers who are those that wrote in Greek, obviously, and Latin
Fathers who of course wrote in Latin. Be prepared for a lot of reading, but it is good knowledge to have.
Given in Marriage
Due to its disturbing nature to many of the religious persuasion, and like fitting a square peg in a round hole, these new religious leaders had to find legitimate justification to defend and explain their new theory. One of the misconstructions of the Sethite view was based and manufactured on the assumption that angels cannot have sex or have any reproductive organs. Therefore they used and miss-interpreted the scriptures in Mathew 22:30 and Luke 20:35-36, where it says that angels in heaven are not given in marriage. This became the basis for their argument.
At the resurrection people will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven.
But those who are considered worthy of taking part in that age and in the resurrection from the dead will neither marry nor be given in marriage. Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the
If we read and interpret the scriptures correctly we find that Yahshua said that the angels in heaven neither marry nor are given in marriage. That they, as well as those resurrected are not given in marriage in heaven. Yahshua never stated that the angels in general could
not have sex. He never said that the reason they don’t marry in heaven is because they are sexless, or lack a reproductive system; it is all conjecture on their part. Angels in the scriptures are always mentioned in the masculine gender, there is no mention of female angels anywhere in the scriptures, therefore, perhaps they are not given in marriage because they simply do not have mates. Maybe they have no need for mates or to reproduce due to the fact that they will live for eternity. The point is that the scriptures do not clarify this issue and no one really knows the answer to why the angels are not given in marriage in heaven, or why they do not reproduce in heaven. We can only speculate and we won’t know the real reason until we get there.
Looking at it from a different perspective, in this passage Yahshua mentions the angels in heaven but what about the rest of the angels that are not in heaven, those who have fallen from their first estate (Elohim’s dwelling). Those angels who do not abide by Elohim’s
principles, by His instructions, or by His commandments (Enoch 21:6), that referred to in the scriptures as Torah. Yes you read correctly I said Torah. I am not going to go into details on this topic now but yes Torah is also for the angels just as it is for mankind. Why should they be an exception? They just like everything else that exists is part of Elohim’s creation. Remember that all of creation is held together by the Word of Elohim
(Hebrews 1:3), therefore Torah holds all things together. The Word is Torah and Torah is the Word they are inseparable. Torah has existed from the beginning to keep things in order. Some food for thought if you didn’t already know this, anyways back to the angels. It would be unwise to think or to say that the fallen angels can’t have sex or lack the
equipment to do so with out conclusive evidence. Besides, throughout the scriptures we
see that angels have manifested themselves in human bodies (form), they can shape shift and appear like perfectly normal human beings (Hebrew 13:2, Enoch 17:2). We know
from the Old Testament (Tanach) that they not only appear human, but that they can eat food as well (Genesis 18:6-8; 19:3). In fact, angels eat when in their “normal” state;
Psalm 78:24-25 tells us that “manna” is the food of angels. There is no reason to assume
that angels do not contain all the physical properties of a normal human being, when assuming human form. However, they are not human, which goes a long way towards understanding why their children were giants or “superhuman”, known as the heroes of
old, men of renown, legends, Titans... depending upon your Bible translation (See Nephilim study). Basically, there is insufficient evidence in these verses to conclude that angels weather fallen or not can not have sex, or lack the equipment to do so. Jude seems to think differently when he writes of angels that left their habitation because of fornication.
And the angels who kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day. Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the
vengeance of eternal fire.
The word “strange” in this passage is the Greek word “heteros” which means: Of
uncertain, other, different or altered. In the Hebrew it is the word “zur” (zuwr) which
means: To be a stranger, alien, another, foreign, illegitimate, outsider, strange thing, unusual. And the word “flesh” is the Greek word “sarx” which means: Animal or human flesh, (as stripped of the skin), the body, the symbol of what is external, a human being (as such), carnally, fleshly. In the Hebrew it is the word “basar” which means: flesh, body,
meat, mankind, or person.
So then why would Jude refer to the inhabitants of Sodom and Gomorrah as to giving themselves over to “strange flesh” if their fornication (sexual depravity) consisted only between human beings and at many times animals. Human and animal flesh is the norm that has always existed on planet earth. But, Jude refers to this type of flesh as strange, uncertain, different, altered, unusual, alien, foreign, illegitimate; not constituted in accordance with the law or the rules governing a specific activity of the social norms and customs. In addition Genesis 19:4-5 confirms that the inhabitants of Sodom and Gomorrah were known to have sex with angels because when they saw the two angels enter Lot’s house they surrounded the house and said; bring them out to us so that we can
have sex with them.
All this proves that the inhabitants of Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them, were having sex with fallen angels and that angels are capable of having sex. It also explains why there existed Nephilim after the flood just like before the flood. 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 (Genesis 6:4). Furthermore it
explains why Elohim had to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah, for the same reason He
brought the flood upon the earth. This was Satan’s second attempt to prevent Elohim’s plan of redemption by creating again a hybrid race of beings to repopulate the whole earth to keep the redeemer (Messiah) from being born. Elohim then used the armies of the Israelites to wipe out every Nephelim that had been born and had spread throughout the countryside of Canaan.
Comparison of the Two Views
As I mentioned earlier, with the exception of Adam, the sons of Seth could not have physically been son’s of Elohim because they were not a direct creation from Elohim but rather were born from a union of fallen men and fallen women. The sons of Seth were born into sin where Adam and Eve were created by Elohim with out sin. Only in the genealogical line of Yahshua in the gospel of Luke is Adam referred to as the son of Elohim (Luke 3:23-38). There is no reference to Seth or his sons in that genealogical line as to them being sons of Elohim or sons of God.
The assumption of the Sethite view is that Seth’s descendants were godly, while Cain’s descendents were ungodly. This view implies that Sethites were somehow immune to the effects of the fall (sin). Nowhere in the bible can we find any evidence, stated or implied, that all the descendants of Cain were ungodly and that all the descendants of Seth were godly. However, scripture says that no man in and of himself is godly or holy. Only Elohim is Holy.
As it is written: There is no one righteous, not even one; there is no one who understands, no one who seeks God. All have turned away, they have together become worthless; there is no one who does good, not even one. Their throats are open graves; their tongues practice deceit. The poison of vipers is on their lips. Their mouths are full of cursing and bitterness. Their feet are swift to shed blood; ruin and misery mark their ways, and the way of peace they do not know. There is no fear of God before their eyes.
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
st1 John 1:8
If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.
The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?
If all the descendents of Seth were so godly why did they also perished in the flood? Noah and his family were the only Sethite living descendents that did not perish. In Noah’s case the absence of angelic defilement is documented in Genesis 6:9 …Noah was
perfect in his generations… Noah’s family tree was distinctively unblemished. The
Hebrew term used here is “tamiym” and it is used for physical blemishes. Only one person was translated from the judgment to come (Enoch) and only eight were given the protection of the ark. No one beyond Noah’s immediate family was accounted worthy to