in this know ye the Spirit of God; every spirit that doth confess Jesus Christ in the flesh having come, of God it is, and every spirit that doth not confess Jesus Christ in the flesh having come, of God it is not; From 1 John 4:2,3 YLT having known that, not with corruptible things -- silver or gold -- were ye redeemed from your foolish behaviour delivered by fathers, but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and unspotted -- Christ's -- foreknown, indeed, before the foundation of the world, and manifested in the last times because of you, 1 Peter 1:18-20 YLT If before the foundation of the world it was determined the Christ, in the flesh, would shed his precious blood (die) for redemption; What does that tell us about why man was made in the image of God? Why the woman was taken from the man? What was God accomplishing through the man created in his image? How is this creation of man in Gen. 1 relative to the kingdom of God? Will the resurrected man, created in the image of the dear Son of God, less than, equal to or better than the first man Adam? What was the purpose of God in his Son, made lower than the angels? Are the answers to these questions relative to election, called according to purpose and or predestination? What does this verse have to do with these questions? Rev. 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. Where does that leave everyone else? Eph. 1:7-12 taking under consideration especially verses 9,10?