Through selections from The Bible and The Book of Enoch, God and Man tells the story of man’s relationship with the God who created him. The story begins with creation and ends with the destruction of Satan and God’s establishment of a new heaven and a new earth.
God and Man is primarily inspired by selections from the Biblical books of Genesis, The Gospel of John and Revelations, and the Book of Enoch chapters 1-71 and chapters 91-104.
God and Man uses selections The Bible and The Book of Enoch to describe:
· From The Bible: The story of God’s creation of man, man’s fall and man’s expulsion from Eden.
· From The Book of Enoch: The story of how the angels from heaven go to earth and take human women for wives.
· From The Book of Enoch: The story of how the giants, the offspring of angels and human wives, defile the earth.
· From The Bible and The Book of Enoch: The story of how God’s judgment punishes the angels, the giants and the unrighteous men on the earth. The fallen angels cannot return to heaven, and their dead offspring become evil spirits. God sends the flood to cleanse the earth, but God chooses to save Noah’s seed to repopulate the earth after the flood.
· From The Bible and The Book of Enoch: The story of how men repopulate the earth after the flood, but they again fill the earth with unrighteousness.
· From The Bible: The story of how God sends Jesus as savior. Jesus is killed by crucifixion, but then Jesus resurrects and ascends to sit at the right hand of God in heaven.
· From The Bible and The Book of Enoch: The story of how the future brings increasing unrighteousness on the earth.
· From The Bible and The Book of Enoch: The story of how God will send Jesus to cleanse the earth of unrighteousness, imprison Satan and the fallen angels, and establish a righteous kingdom on the earth for 1,000 years.
· From The Bible and The Book of Enoch: The story of how After 1,000 years, Satan will be released, and the world will face God’s final judgment. Satan, the fallen angels and the men who supported them will be destroyed, and a new heaven and earth will be created.
God and Man gives insights into God’s relationships with all of God’s children (both heavenly and earthly). This book will also be enjoyed by readers who are interested in angels, demons, watchers, Nephilim, prophecy, Armageddon, creation stories, and eschatology.
The following works have to be given special mention for inspiring the author to compile selections from The Bible and The Book of Enoch into God and Man: The Nag Hammadi Scriptures: The Revised and Updated Translation of Sacred Gnostic Texts Complete in One Volume edited by Marvin Meyer, The Gnostic Gospels by Elaine Pagels and The Books of Enoch: The Angels, The Watchers and The Nephilim by Joseph B. Lumpkin. The primary sources for the text of God and Man are: The World English Bible with Deuterocanon (which uses the Majority Text as the basis for the New Testament), and The Ethiopic Book of Enoch translated by R. H. Charles and published by The Clarendon Press in 1917. The primary source for the glossary in God and Man is The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia published in 1939 by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.