Do angels have a penis or a vagina? Yep, that’s a question that I’ve received quite a bit over the years. In almost every case, the question came from a Christian that has been told the Sethite Lie their entire Christian life, and has just learned the truth about Genesis 6 (in reference to the sons of God).
This new information can be hard for them to assimilate because they have also been fed various other lies such as: angels are hermaphrodites, angels are sexless, or angels are incapable of having sex.
Oh and before I forget, thanks in advance for sharing this article on Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, or via email. Now let’s address each one of these myths.
Are Angels Hermaphrodites?
Here’s a quick pop quiz: does the Bible contain the word hermaphrodite? Before I give you the answer to that question, I want to point out the one verse that seems to be the source of all the confusion among believers in the Sethite Theory.
“For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.” – Matthew 22:30
Read that verse again very slowly and read it with understanding and comprehension in mind. Do you see what it says? What about what it doesn’t say?
- It doesn’t say angels are hermaphrodites.
By the way, that bullet point is the answer to the question above. In my personal life, there was a pastor at a church that we use to attend, that would say “angels are hermaphrodites”. He said it every Sunday during his closing remarks, in reference to the Rapture and us receiving our spiritual bodies.
You might be unclear on exactly what the definition of a hermaphrodite is, so I’m going to help you out and post the definition.
- Hermaphrodite: “an individual in which reproductive organs of both sexes are present.” – Dictionary.com
That’s right… there are pastors, ministers, preachers, and teachers out there telling people that angels have both a penis and a vagina. On top of that, hermaphrodites are capable of having sexual intercourse.
If your pastor tells you that angels are hermaphrodites, and then says that angels can’t have sex, you need to know that he knows nothing about sex… or gender for that matter. In fact, you should follow up his statement with the following question: “if angels can’t have sex, why did God give them reproductive organs?”
That should get under his collar just a little. Let’s move on to the next myth taught about angelic reproduction.
Are Angels Sexless?
This one always seemed strange to me. Think about it for a moment. We are expected to believe that God gave everything on the planet reproductive abilities, including plants, but he created angels as giant, walking, Ken dolls.
Let’s do a little bit of critical thinking here. Jesus said that the people specific to the question (married multiple times) would not be married and would become like the angels in heaven.
If you take the verse at face value, that means if you’ve been married more than once, when you go to heaven, God is going to remove your genitals. Does that sound reasonable to you? Are you excited about the notion of being a walking Barbie?
Now, you might be thinking, “we won’t need genitals in heaven because we can live forever.” Well, I’m saying, “Adam and Eve were created to live forever and they had genitals.” God obviously created immortal humans with genitalia the first time, so why would He suddenly remove human genitalia because they became immortal again?
Are Angels Incapable of Having Sex?
This is my all time favorite argument because those that believe it seem to forget every bit of common sense on the subject of sex. In addition to that, they try to cast a broad net over a specific statement in Matthew 22:30. Jesus specifically referenced angels in heaven.
Even more specifically, the verse says, “they neither marry nor are given in marriage.” Nowhere in there does it mention sex or the ability to have sex. Let’s look at a few facts:
- Humans have sex all the time without being married.
- Animals have sex all the time without being married.
Angels have free will just like humans, which means that they too could have sex without being married, if they have genitalia. “But that doesn’t bring glory to God.” Neither does sin, but it happens all day every day.
Let’s also not forget that Satan has angels too, and their goal isn’t to bring glory to God. In a nutshell, nothing in the Bible says that angels can’t have sex. It says that angels in heaven don’t get married.
What It All Boils Down To
Jesus said that when someone that has been married multiple times dies, they will become like the angels, did He mean:
- They will suddenly develop both sets of genitalia?
- They will lose the genitalia that they have?
- They will become incapable of using their genitals?
It sounds pretty crazy when you see it in writing, doesn’t it? Ultimately, there is only one logical conclusion if God is consistent with creation. Angels are capable of having sex and reproducing. They might not be permitted to, but that’s where free will comes in.
While we’re at it, why didn’t the angels in Sodom just go outside and drop their pants so that the crowd would have known it was impossible to rape them, since they were sexless (supposedly)? Instead they let Lot offers his daughters up to be raped by the crowd, and it wasn’t until the crowd threatened to rape Lot that they decided to intervene. It just doesn’t make any sense at all.
Do You Want To Know More About Angels?
If you’re looking for truthful, Bible based, answers you need to check out my book: As The Days of Noah Were. It will shed much needed light on the events in Genesis 6 and how they tie into the last days on earth.
Alternatively, if you want information specific to angels, you should check out my book, Beyond Flesh and Blood: The Ultimate Guide To Angels and Demons.