One of the greatest revelations that we could possibly receive is knowing who Jesus Christ truly is. Over the span of my life, my Christology has shifted quite tremendously over this subject. From Trinity to Oneness, and from Oneness to a One-God believer, it has required me to develop a willingness to unlearn many things. I have had to learn how to shift my theology several times to come to a more complete knowledge of truth. I now stand firm on the revelation that Jesus Christ was a man appointed by God, his Father.
Of all the different dynamics relating to this subject, the one detail that I enjoy discussing the most is the bloodline of the Messiah. When leading the Israelite’s out of Egypt and through the wilderness, God introduced the future Messiah to Moses, referring to him as “a Prophet like you, from among your brethren” (Deut 18:15-18). He revealed to king David that He would raise up one of his descendants to rule over the nations (II Sam 7:12-14). Upon his arrival, men acknowledged Christ to be the Son of God (Matt 16:16-18), the King of Israel (Jn 1:49). On the Day of Pentecost, just after the ascension of Christ, Peter stood in front of Jews from all nations, introducing them to the Messiah.
“Jesus Christ, a man approved of God” (Acts 2:22).
In his epistle to Timothy, the apostle Paul declared Jesus to be, not just the “Mediator between God and men,” but a “man” (I Tim 2:5). This strong emphasis placed on his existence as a man (and not a deity) is the central theme of the Bible. But what I have noticed is that most professing Christians today overlook this detail because they do not understand the central theme of Scripture. In other words, they are familiar with the sub-stories of the Bible, but not the storyline itself.
If I were to tell you the first few pages of the Bible (Genesis chapters 1–11) essentially covers just as many years as the rest of the Bible, most would probably wonder why there is so little text. While many have never given it thought before, it does not take a theology degree to realize that our Bibles are rather silent when it comes to pre-flood history, also known as the antediluvian age. It records the creation account, some genealogy, and suddenly the world becomes corrupt, thus requiring world-wide destruction via the flood.
What if I told you there are other ancient texts that not only fill in the gaps, but they are endorsed by Scripture itself and are in perfect harmony with the biblical text? Without turning this into a debate about whether certain texts should be categorized as “inspired” or not, be reminded that many unfamiliar texts are referenced throughout the Bible. Just because we have 66-book leather-bound collection of texts we call “Scripture” does not mean these are the only texts revealing our history.
It is interesting that Jude, in his tiny letter to the church, quotes the Book of Enoch verbatim (compare Jude 1:14-15 with I Enoch 1:9). As I have studied the Book of Enoch, I have found many key details that align perfectly with the same fragments of history that we read about in the Book of Genesis. Yet Enoch seems to provide that “storyline” previously mentioned. It opens the door to a world that we never knew existed, yet to figures such as Jared, Enoch himself, and Noah, these details would have been commonly understood.
Genesis chapter 6 briefly notates the dreadful event that led to the flood, commonly referred to as the “Incursion,” when the sons of God (angels) united with the daughters of men to produce a hybrid race known as the Nephilim. It is this history that has become lost throughout time. God created man in His own image and called it “good.” But a band of rebellious angels known as the “Watchers” corrupted God’s design to produce hybrids in their own image. While most Christians today are unfamiliar with this term “Nephilim,” many have at least heard about them. But why is their story so significant? What do these Nephilim have to do with knowing the identity of the man Christ Jesus?
I submit that mainstream Christianity has adopted a Nephilim-influenced view of the man Jesus, believing that he is a hybrid, half-deity/half-human. After all, it would only make sense if the enemy could lead God’s people to believe our Messiah is the very thing He despised them for. While the Nephilim chronicles lead into many other areas of study, including mythology, the Tower of Babel, Nimrod, and the elite royal bloodlines, I will do my best to stay on topic. I once heard a man describe the circumstances as a “Cosmic battle of chess.” All throughout the Old Testament, we read about a God who created humankind in His own image, who always provided a plan of redemption for His children, and who made promises to His people and established covenants with them.
The Messiah was the central figure of this story. In the beginning, God created the man Adam with perfect human DNA, a bloodline that was genetically pure. When the Watchers came down and united with women to produce the Nephilim, this act of rebellion corrupted the image in which mankind was made. Their purpose was not only to produce a hybrid race in their own image, the motive was to eradicate humanity altogether, to prevent the Messiah from arriving.
The purpose of the flood was to destroy the Nephilim. Nevertheless, we find that some of these corrupted genes survived the flood, which most identify the wife of Ham (Noah’s son) to be the carrier. Thus, from Ham’s descendants arose the pagan nations from which God commanded His children to avoid. All throughout the Bible, we read about how God preserved this Messianic bloodline. He commanded His people to invade and destroy these corrupted nations. He forbade them from marrying those among the heathens. While most people today cannot make sense of why God ordered these mass genocides, we understand that it was all to protect the Messianic bloodline. When the time was right, God sent forth his Son, born from a woman under the Law (Gal 4:4). Mary
possessed the necessary genes to birth our Messiah. God was the Father, Mary was the mother, and Jesus was the Son of God.
Today it is assumed that God “blended” the supernatural with the natural in the womb of Mary to produce the Messiah. However, we find that it was quite the opposite. Rather, it was a matter of creating the natural in a supernatural way. It was not about producing a hybrid, or a “God-man.” It was about preserving the bloodline that He created in the Garden of Eden. Thus, we understand why Paul compared Jesus to Adam, referring to him as the “Second Adam” (I Cor 15:45).
While most Christians believe God Almighty had to step in to redeem mankind Himself, we find that He needed a “man” to redeem mankind, for it was man that initially compromised everything, as Scripture so clearly teaches (Rom 5:12-15; I cor 15:21-22). This is the central theme of the Bible, that God raised up a genetically pure human under the Law to redeem mankind. Thus, God did not blend the natural with the supernatural to create a hybrid. He simply created the natural supernaturally.