“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. And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. 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 thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them. … The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth. And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.” (Genesis 6:5-13)
Now the destruction of the earth back in Noah’s day had everything to do with what men and women did, or did not do, before God. The bottom line is that demons are not even mentioned. So I’m not quite sure where people get this “demon theology” from, that says, to the effect, that demons (or fallen angels) visited the earth, and had sexual relationship with women, who bore children, who then caused all the problems, by which God then judged the earth!
Friends, as funny as that may sound, that is actually what many Bible expositors teach! Sorry if I sound cynical, but … “Ha!” The theology is unfounded, and unsupported in Scripture. It is part of the “vain imagination” of some preachers, I feel, who prefer to pass on their god-given responsibility to demons and angels, rather than assume it for themselves.
Now listen. Back in Noah’s day, God judged the earth. He did so — according to these verses — because of the irresponsibility of men and women alone! Do we now seek to introduce fallen angels and demons into the story, as though the real responsibility for the matter fell on them, and not on men and women?! Ah … shame! Disgrace! THAT my friends, is a seducing doctrine of demons, designed to lure you away from repentance, which brings life!
“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils”. (1 Timothy 4:1)
“For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.” (2 Corinthians 7:10)
Thus, if we could but mourn our own sinfulness, without introducing “foreign bodies” to assume some of that responsibility for us, I think we would be a lot better off. We would not “pass off” the burden, so to speak, upon these “foreign bodies.” But rather, we would say, “Ah, Lord, I did it! It’s me! It’s not anyone else! I alone am reponsible for my sin!” (not the demons!)
Now, to be sure, demons “did” have something to do with the sinfulness of world back then, but it is not as these Bible expositors explain. For demons did not “come down” and have sexual relationships with women, who bore these “strange type of children” who filled the earth, and were then judged (as this false doctrine teaches). But rather, as I have been saying all along, the demons gain their influence and strength simply through the sin and lack of repentance of the people. Thus, yes, there was, of course, “spiritual darkness” back in Noah’s day, and “demons had their fare share of the pie.” That is for sure. But they are not not responsible for what mankind did, in allowing these demons to take their hold. And neither did they “come down and have sexual relationships with women.” Demons do not have bodies. They do, of course, inhabit the bodies of sinful men and women.
So, to put it correctly, and quite biblically, one would have to put it this way: “Demons inhabited the bodies of sinful men and women, who gave them explicit permission to do so on account of their sinfulness. Being motivated out of lust and greed and every other type of sinfulness, these men and women, under the influence of the demons that they themselves permitted to come into them, committed indecent acts worthy of judgment in God’s eyes. Thus, God judged them, and they were wiped out.”
To be sure, God doesn’t even mention demons at all in these all-important verses — just men, and women, who were deserving of judgment (frankly, I prefer to leaven demons and fallen angels completely out of this one, as God himself has done in his word).
This then being the case, what then is to be our response?
“Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions. Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me. Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.” (Psalm 51:1-5)
“Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” (Psalm 139:23-24)