To get you started, you need to read my last two threads.
1) Two Creation Stories
(Genesis 1 and 2)
2) The Watchers are our Leaders
What would the first century crowd have known from the library of Alexandria? The story mentioned by Jude 1. Just before the book of Revelation, we
find a short mention of Enoch I by Jude. The key is found there. Jesus is the Lord of the Old Testament and the one that created the Genesis 2
second creation story. Adam was thrown out of paradise and then we find the story of the Watchers corrupting mankind.
Why did the Son of God give of his soul to create us? The same reason Satan was cast here as well. Part of the angels had fallen and the Son of God
gave of his soul to claim back what had fallen with Satan. That would be the wicked of this earth. We also know there are righteous here as well.
We are here to help Christ as bond-servants to raise the others through repentance in the water. Baptism is immersion of our soul into water for
The Cross of Christ was merely an image of what happened to the Son of Man at the inception of the Creation. We are all cut from one loaf as stated
in 1 Corinthians 10. Now, read this verse with new eyes before reading John 3. Jesus was literally cut apart to produce mankind. Apparently, so was
Satan with those who fell in Genesis 6. We are here to help them return to Christ. As pointed out in Matthew 3, then can put out the fire with
1 Colossians 1: 15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven
and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 17 He
is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
Now, go back and read John 3
3 Now there was a Pharisee, a man named Nicodemus who was a member of the Jewish ruling council. 2 He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we
know that you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the signs you are doing if God were not with him.”
3 Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.”
4 “How can someone be born when they are old?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely they cannot enter a second time into their mother’s womb to be
5 Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit. 6 Flesh gives birth to
flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. 7 You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You[c] must be born again.’ 8 The wind blows wherever it
pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.”
9 “How can this be?” Nicodemus asked.
10 “You are Israel’s teacher,” said Jesus, “and do you not understand these things? 11 Very truly I tell you, we speak of what we know, and we
testify to what we have seen, but still you people do not accept our testimony. 12 I have spoken to you of earthly things and you do not believe; how
then will you believe if I speak of heavenly things? 13 No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven—the Son of Man.[e] 14
Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up,[f] 15 that everyone who believes may have eternal life in
16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did
not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does
not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. 19 This is the verdict: Light has come
into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. 20 Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come
into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. 21 But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that
what they have done has been done in the sight of God.
John Testifies Again About Jesus
22 After this, Jesus and his disciples went out into the Judean countryside, where he spent some time with them, and baptized. 23 Now John also was
baptizing at Aenon near Salim, because there was plenty of water, and people were coming and being baptized. 24 (This was before John was put in
prison.) 25 An argument developed between some of John’s disciples and a certain Jew over the matter of ceremonial washing. 26 They came to John and
said to him, “Rabbi, that man who was with you on the other side of the Jordan—the one you testified about—look, he is baptizing, and everyone
is going to him.”
27 To this John replied, “A person can receive only what is given them from heaven. 28 You yourselves can testify that I said, ‘I am not the
Messiah but am sent ahead of him.’ 29 The bride belongs to the bridegroom. The friend who attends the bridegroom waits and listens for him, and is
full of joy when he hears the bridegroom’s voice. That joy is mine, and it is now complete. 30 He must become greater; I must become less.”[h]
31 The one who comes from above is above all; the one who is from the earth belongs to the earth, and speaks as one from the earth. The one who comes
from heaven is above all. 32 He testifies to what he has seen and heard, but no one accepts his testimony. 33 Whoever has accepted it has certified
that God is truthful. 34 For the one whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God gives the Spirit without limit. 35 The Father loves the Son
and has placed everything in his hands. 36 Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s
wrath remains on them.