G-25. Is The Book of ENOCH SCRIPTURE? Part 2.


G-25. Is The Book of ENOCH SCRIPTURE? Part 2.

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G-25. Is The Book of ENOCH SCRIPTURE? Part 2.


In part of this study called G-24. Is The Book of ENOCH SCRIPTURE? Part 1, we covered several verses of Scripture from the New Testaments that Jesus and his Apostles QUOTED from the book of 1 Enoch. Those verses of Scripture prove that Jesus and his disciples considered the book of 1 Enoch to be Scripture. And in part two of this study we will take a close look at some of the early church writers who also QUOTED from the book of 1 Enoch such as Tertullian, Origen, and Justin Martyr, and Irenaeus, Polycarp’s successor, who all hailed the book of Enoch as being Scripture.

But before we look at some of those quotes from the early church writers after the Apostle John died, let us take a closer look at the controversy concerning whether or not Enoch DIED as opposed to the widely accepted “interpretation” of Genesis 5:24 to mean that Enoch was “translated to heaven WITHOUT dying.

I personally believe that the correct interpretation of Genesis 5:24 means that Enoch died prematurely, as opposed to Enoch being changed from being mortal to immortality and caught up to heaven without dying. Please read the study called J-16. DID ENOCH AND ELIJAH DIE?

But for now, simply ask yourself the question, “How could Enoch have written the book of Enoch or even handed down ORALLY what God revealed to him if the phrase “God took him” in Genesis 5:24 means that God took him to heaven and Enoch never came back down to the earth? And even if it means God took Enoch up into the first heaven, the sky, and set him down on the earth in another place, but no one ever saw Enoch again, then the same question arises. How did Enoch even hand down ORALLY what God revealed to him? Please read what Enoch himself wrote about God carrying him off in a whirlwind from off of the earth and then setting Enoch DOWN in a place that he called the end of heaven. Keep in mind that the angels will gather us from one END of heaven to the other, but that does NOT mean up in the third heaven where God’s throne is located. The word “heaven” can also mean the SKY. The emphasis and comment in parentheses are mine.


1 Enoch 39:1-5.


“1) [And it shall come to pass in those days that elect and holy children will descend from the 

2) high heaven, and their seed will become one with the children of men. And in those days (Speaking of the days that the holy angels fell into sin by lusting after human women and taking wives unto themselves as Genesis 6:2 teaches us. And during those same days) Enoch received books of zeal and wrath, and books of disquiet and expulsion.] And mercy shall NOT be accorded to THEM, says the Lord of Spirits.

3) And in those days a whirlwind carried me off from the earth, And SET me DOWN at the END of the heavens. (And in 1  Enoch 106:6-10 we read how Methuselah found that place where Enoch had been taken by God and set down)

4) And there I saw another VISION, the dwelling-places of the holy, And the resting-places of the righteous.

5) Here my eyes saw their dwellings with His righteous angels, And their resting-places with the holy. And they (The righteous angels) petitioned and interceded and prayed for the children of men, (Compare with Hebrews 1:13,14, which teach us that all of the angels are ministering spirits to the heirs of salvation) And righteousness flowed before them as water, And mercy like dew upon the earth: Thus it is amongst them for ever and ever.”


Now, in verse 1, we see that mercy will NOT be given to the fallen angels which agrees with Hebrews 1:6,7 when it is translated and interpreted correctly in the LIGHT of the whole word of Almighty God. For you see, all of the angels were given the job as watchers to intercede FOR mankind who would be the HEIRS of Salvation, according to Hebrews 1:13,4. But in Hebrews 1:6,7 we can see that the fallen angels will become a blazing fire on the final Day of Judgment. For you see, the Greek word translated as flaming fire also means a BLAZE of fire. But that is another study in and of itself, so please read the study called Q-12. WHY THE LAKE OF FIRE?

But for now, I want you to see why I believe that Enoch died prematurely at a young age when we compare all his days, which are 365 years, to the ages of his fathers before him and his seed after him.


#1. Adam died at 930 years old, according to Genesis 5:5. In other words, all the days of Adam being 930 years means Adam died at age 930 years old.

#2. Seth died at 912 years old, according to Genesis 5:8. All the days of all of the patriarchs means that they all died at the age of all their days.

#3. Enos died at 905 years old, according to Genesis 5:11.

#4. Cainan died at 910 years old, according to Genesis 5:14.

#5. Mahalaleel died at 895 years old, according to Genesis 5:17.

#6. Jared died at 962 years old, according to Genesis 5:20.

#7. ALL the DAYS of Enoch were 365 years and God took or RECEIVED him for or because he walked with God, according to Genesis 5:23,24.

And to me, that means that either Enoch DIED prematurely at a young age compared to the ages of his fathers above and his seed below or Enoch did NOT die at that particular age of 365 days. So to me, Enoch died either at 365 years old and God received him because he walked with God, or Enoch died after 500 years, seven months and 14 days. For you see, in 1 Enoch 60:1 we read that in the LIFE of Enoch in the 500 year, seventh month, and 14th day Enoch sees another vision. Let us go ahead and read that verse of Scripture in Enoch.


Enoch 60:1.


In the year 500, in the seventh month, on the fourteenth day of the month in the LIFE of Enoch. In that Parable I saw how a mighty quaking made the heaven of heavens to quake, and the host of the Most High, and the angels, a thousand thousands and ten thousand times ten thousand, were 

2) disquieted with a great disquiet. And the Head of Days sat on the throne of His glory, and the angels and the righteous stood around Him.


Now, if Enoch died prematurely at 365 years old, some people wrongly think that a person must have been bad to die at such a young age. And it was not different back then. People have always seemed to blame God, but to me, if a person dies prematurely, then it was Satan who stole their life. Now, one possibility is that Satan stole Enoch’s life at the young age of 365 and God is comforting us by inspiring the writer of Genesis to record the death of Enoch differently to teach us that the righteous who walk with God never die even though their physical body dies. And another possibility is that Enoch lived PAST 500 years seven months and 14 day because he was still receiving visions from God and writing them down for us to read. Now, other Christians who are AGAINST the book of Enoch will argue that another possibility is that the book of Enoch is a FRAUD. But that would mean that Jesus, and his Apostle quoted from a fraudulent book as if it was Scripture. So I am not buying into that possibility.

Below you can see the age of ALL the DAYS of everyone except for Enoch are 777 years to 969 years of age.


#8. Methuselah died at 969 years old, according to Genesis 5:27.

#9. Lamech died at 777 years old, according to Genesis 5:31.

#10. Noah died at 950 years old, according to Genesis 5:32, Genesis 7:6-15, Genesis 8:13 through Genesis 9:29. 


The age of man dropped to 120 years of the average age after the flood and then dropped to age 70 to 80 later on, according to Psalm 90:10. And Enoch even prophesied that the days of man would be shortened.


Psalm 90:10.


“The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labor and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.”


So to die before age 70 to 80 means a person died prematurely and it was Satan who STOLE the life. So do NOT allow Satan to steal your life prematurely. Please read the study H-7. OUR DAYS ARE NUMBERED! 

Now let us look at some Scriptures that prove God did NOT take Enoch to heaven without dying.

According to John 3:13, Jesus said that no MAN has ascended to heaven except for the Son of MAN, speaking of himself. And that one verse alone should prove that the “INTERPRETATION” of Genesis 5:23,24 that Enoch was taken to the third heaven at the age of 365 to be with God without dying is in ERROR. Again, logically, if Enoch was never seen again, then HOW did he even share with us what God revealed to him either orally or written?

So if John 3:13 is not enough sound Biblical evidence how about we add some more Scripture to prove it is impossible for Enoch to have been taken to the third heaven WITHOUT dying.


Please read 1 Corinthians 15:50-54.


“Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood CANNOT inherit the kingdom of God; neither does corruption inherit incorruption. 

51.  Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, (The pronoun “we” here is speaking of the faithful Christians during this present world who endure unto the end to be saved will be changed from mortal to immortal to rule and reign with Jesus, the firstborn from the dead of every creature to become the beginning of God’s creature of new creatures of righteousness. And we will be CHANGED)

52.  In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed

53.  For this corruptible MUST put on incorruption, and this mortal MUST put on immortality

54.  So WHEN this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.”


And, according to Hebrews 11:39,40 that WHEN or time of our CHANGE from mortal to immortality will not be until we are ALL changed TOGETHER at the SAME time, which is at the sounding of the LAST trumpet.


Hebrews 11:39,40.


“And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received NOT the promise

40.  God having provided some better thing for us, that THEY WITHOUT us should NOT be made perfect.”


So then, from Adam up to the time of the LAST trumpet, no man has been made perfect except for Jesus. And that means that Enoch could NOT have been taken bodily up to the third heaven at age 365 without dying as some Christians interpret Genesis 5:23,24. These verses of Scripture also prove the impossibility of the so-called “pre” tribulation rapture of the church.

Now that you have seen why I do not believe that God took Enoch to heaven without dying, let us get into the early church writers who QUOTE the book of Enoch as being Scripture.

Second century Apostolic fathers such as Tertullian, Origen, Jerome, Justin Martyr, and Irenaeus, who is believed to be Polycarp’s successor, hailed it as Scripture. And Polycarp is believed to be an eyewitness and disciple of the Apostle John.

Let us start with the praise of Polycarp by Jerome.


Jerome provides the following summary in Illustrious Men 17.

Polycarp, disciple of the Apostle John and by him ordained bishop of Smyrna was chief of all Asia, where he saw and had as teachers some of the Apostles and of those who had seen the Lord. He, on account of certain questions concerning the day of the Passover, went to Rome in the time of the emperor Antoninus Pius while Anicetus ruled the church in that city. There he led back to the faith, many of the believers who had been deceived through the persuasion of Marcion and Valentinus, and when. Marcion met him by chance and said "Do you know us", he replied, "I know the firstborn of the devil." Afterwards, during the reign of Marcus Antoninus and Lucius Aurelius Commodus in the fourth persecution after Nero, in the presence of the proconsul holding court at Smyrna and all the people crying out against him in the Amphitheater, he was burned. He wrote a very valuable Epistle to the Philippians which is read to the present day in the meetings in Asia.”


Now let us read some quotes from Polycarp’s Epistle to the Philippians. Again, the emphasis is mine to show you that Polycarp taught what the Apostles of Jesus taught.


Polycarp 2:1.


“Wherefore gird up your loins and serve God in fear and truth, forsaking the vain and empty talking and the error of the many, for that ye have believed on Him that raised our Lord Jesus Christ from the dead and gave unto him glory and a throne on His right hand; unto whom all things were MADE subject that are in heaven and that are on the earth; to whom every creature that hath breath doeth service; who cometh as judge of quick and dead; whose blood God will require of them that are disobedient unto Him.”


Here we see that Poplycarp believed and taught that God MADE all things subject unto Jesus, which is what the Scriptures in the New Testament teach us. And according to Acts 2:36, and many other verses of Scripture, Jesus was MADE both Lord and Christ AFTER the cross and resurrection.

Now let us read Polycarp 6:3, and 7:1.


Polycarp 6:3.


“Let us therefore so serve Him with fear and all reverence, as He himself gave commandment and the Apostles who preached the Gospel to us and the prophets who proclaimed beforehand the coming of our Lord; being zealous as touching that which is good, abstaining from offenses and from the false brethren and from them that bear the name of the Lord in hypocrisy, who lead foolish men astray.”


Now, Marcion taught the Almighty God Himself became flesh as opposed to God ANOINTING the Son of MAN, Jesus by God’s Holy Spirit dwelling in Jesus. In other words, the Marcionites as they were called believe that God is one God is ONE person and that one God is one person is Jesus. And thus, they do NOT truly see Jesus as being a separate person from the Father. So the whole argument STARTED with well mean Christians trying to show the Marcionites that Jesus is NOT the Father. You will see this as we continue this study reading some of the quotes from the early church writers. 

Please know and understand that the Roman Catholic Church that developed later on destroyed every writing that they found that taught against the doctrine of the Trinity that took over four centuries to be formed to what it is today. And I am not fully persuaded that the early church actually believed what is taught today. I will share what I mean by that further on in this study. But for now, let us get back to Polycarp who was a disciple of the Apostle John.


Polycarp 7:1


“For every one who shall not confess that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh, is antichrist: and whosoever shall not confess the testimony of the Cross, is of the devil; and whosoever shall pervert the oracles of the Lord to his own lusts and say that there is neither resurrection nor judgment, that man is the firstborn of Satan.”


 Here we see that Polycarp quotes the Apostle John in 2 John 1:7, which Trinitarian Christians as well as Oneness Pentecostal Christians “INTERPRET” to mean that Almighty God INCARNATED Himself to BECOME flesh.

So the HERESY that Polycarp refutes is the antichrist teaching that confesses that God did NOT come to dwell in the FLESH of Jesus ANOINTED. In other words, some Christians SAY that Jesus is the CHRIST, but they CONFESS that Jesus is Almighty God Himself in the flesh which CONTRADICTS the Son of MAN, Jesus, being ANOINTED with the Holy Spirit and power and God being WITH Jesus by God DWELLING IN Jesus. For you see, when 2 John 1:7 and 1 John 4:1-3 are interpreted correctly in the LIGHT of 1 John 2:, then you can clearly see that the phrase “God came in the flesh” means God came to DWELL in the flesh and NOT God BECAME flesh. Let us go ahead and read that verse of Scripture.


1 John 2:3.


“Who is a LIAR but he who DENIES that Jesus is the CHRIST? (Or denies that Jesus is the ANOINTED one of God prophesied to come by CONFESSING that God Himself became flesh as opposed to the TRUTH that God came and DWELT in the flesh of the Son of MAN, Jesus) He is antichrist, that denies the Father AND the Son.” 


Please read the study called P-7. Biblical INDWELLING versus God INCARNATE! But for now, please know and understand that ALL of the Ante-Nicene and Nicene “Latin” church fathers taught against the HERESY called Modalism which wrongly teaches that Almighty God Himself BECAME flesh but yet remained the fully Almighty God having two natures at the same time during the days of his FLESH, on divine and one human. This is what Marcion taught his followers called the Marcionians or the Marcionites. It is what the United Pentecostal Oneness Christians teach today.

However, the Christians trying to HELP the Marcionites ALSO fell prey to Satan’s snare to teach yet another perverted gospel that slowly developed over the next three centuries to become the doctrine of the Trinity Godhead that God is three separated persons in the one true God.

But that is not what this particular study is focused upon. This study is focused upon whether or not the early church after the Apostle John died still considered the book of Enoch to be Scripture.

Here is a quote from Wikipedia showing that many church fathers have quoted from the book of Enoch as being Scripture. The emphasis is mine.


The Greek text was known to, and quoted favorably by many Church Fathers: references can be found in Justin Martyr, Minucius Felix, Irenaeus, Origen, Cyprian, Hippolytus, Commodianus, Lactantius and Cassian.[16]: 430 

New Testament[edit]

According to Joseph B. Lumpkin, who edited a recent transliteration of the book, the Book Enoch is referenced more than one hundred times in the New Testament alone, more than the Psalms:

There are over one hundred comments in the New Testament which find precedence in the book of Enoch… Of all the books quoted, paraphrased, or referred to in the Bible, the book of Enoch has influenced the writers of the Bible as few others have. Even more extensively than in the Old Testament, the writers of the New Testament were frequently influenced by… Enoch.[17][18]

Until an Aramaic text of the Book of Enoch was discovered at Qumran, Cave 11, it was assumed that Enoch quoted the New Testament. Owing to the discoveries at Qumran, 1 Enoch is now known to be composed earlier than the New Testament.

Epistle of Jude[edit]

Jude 14-15 quotes 1 Enoch, who as “the seventh from Adam, prophesied” (Enoch 1:9). “Seventh from Adam,” Enoch, identifies him as the author, Adam’s fifth great-grandson and thus Noah’s great-grandfather. “Prophesied” means that Jude is not simply quoting an historical fact, but that Enoch gave a prophecy, which by definition is an utterance from God. The following verses in Jude develop further material from the named book.[19][20][21][22][23]

Epistle of Barnabas[edit]

The Epistle of Barnabas (ca 70 AD – 132 AD) quotes Enoch as “Scripture”, sometimes with the formula “it is written.”[24]

Justin Martyr[edit]

Justin Martyr (110 AD – 165 AD), in his Second Apology, uses information unique to the Book of Enoch to establish doctrine on fallen angels and the origin of demons from angels' adultery with women.[25]

Athenagoras[edit]

Athenagoras (133 AD – 190 AD) in his Plea for the Christians uses Enoch to establish doctrine about Genesis 6:1-4, calling Enoch a prophet: “you know that we say nothing without witnesses, but state the things which have been declared by the prophets.”[26]

Irenaeus[edit]

Irenaeus (d. 202 AD), in Against Heresies, discusses the doctrine that Enoch was God's legate to fallen angels, which is unique to Enoch,[27] and that a group of fallen angels devised methods of sorcery to adulterate with women.[28]

Clement of Alexandria[edit]

Clement of Alexandria (ca 150 AD – ca 215 AD) writes that both Daniel and Enoch taught the same thing regarding the blessing of the faithful (Eclogue 2.1) and that the fallen angels were the source of the black arts (53.4).[29]

Tertullian[edit]

Tertullian (155 AD – 222 AD), the first author writing in Latin, names and cites Enoch asdivinely inspired” in On the Apparel of Women (Book I) and names Enoch as its genuine, human author. He states that its quotation in Jude 14 is an attestation in the New Testament to its authenticity, though he notes that it is “not received by some, because it is not admitted into the Jewish canon either”. He writes—

But since Enoch in the same Scripture has preached likewise concerning the Lord, nothing at all must be rejected by us which pertains to us; and we read that “every Scripture suitable for edification is divinely inspired” (2 Tim 3:16). By [non-believers] it may now seem to have been rejected for that very reason, just like all the other passages which plainly tell of Christ.[30]

In Book II, Tertullian uses Enoch to establish doctrine against the excessive ornamentation of women, attributing its origin to demons who cohabitated with them before the Great Flood.[31]

Within his Apologetic, in “On Idolatry”, he uses Enoch to establish the doctrine that idolatry and astrology originated from demons[32] and that demons are the supernatural issue of fallen angels adulterating with women.[33]

Commodianus[edit]

Commodianus (ca 240) never mentions Enoch but, in his Instructions, uses information unique to the Book of Enoch to establish doctrine on the origin of demons from angels adulterating with women and on the wicked arts they taught. Thus, he shows that heathen gods were actually the same demons.[34]

Origen[edit]

Origen (185 AD – 254 AD), in De Principiis, quotes Enoch and notes that the church did not accept the several other books called “Enoch” as at all “divine” (Against Celsus). However, Enoch is missing in the quotation of a canonical list from Eusebius's Church History attributed to Origen.[35]

Anatolius[edit]

Anatolius (early 3rd c AD – July 3, 283 AD) cites Enoch to interpret the ancient Jewish calendar (in a reference to Enoch, Book of Starlight).[36]

Cassiodorus[edit]

Cassiodorus (ca 485 AD – ca 585 AD), quotes Jude 14 (“In these words he (Jude) verifies the prophecy”) to verify Enoch's prophecy as contained in 1 Enoch. In the same Latin translation of comments on the First Epistle of Peter attributed to Clement of Alexandria (ca.150 – 211/216), Cassiodorus also uses Enoch to establish doctrine that fallen angels are apostates from God.[37]

Syncellus[edit]

George Syncellus (d. p̄ 810 AD), who once held a position of authority under the patriarch Tarasios of Constantinople, quotes numerous excerpts of the book of Enoch in his Chronography.[38]

Canonical lists[edit]

In a surviving copy of canonical lists by Nicephorus of Constantinople, Stichometry (9th c?), Enoch is relegated to an Apocryphon of the New Testament.[39][40]


In other words, the book of Enoch was not “demoted” down to the Aporchaphy list of books in the New Testament until the 9th century. And that means the book of Enoch was considered Scripture on the same level as the rest of the New Testament all the way up to the 9th century.

With that being said, let us begin with Tertullian who quotes Enoch in his book called Tertullian on Idolatry, chapter 4. The emphasis is mine. I also changed the font style of the quote of Enoch to “courier new” so you can see what Tertullian quotes from the book of Enoch, Isaiah, and the Psalms of David, which he calls ALL to be Scripture.


Enoch had preceded, predicting that "the demons, and the spirits of the angelic apostates, would turn into idolatry all the elements, all the garniture of the universe, all things contained in the heaven, in the sea, in the earth, that they might be consecrated as God, in opposition to God." All things, therefore, do humans error in worship, except the Founder of all Himself. The images of those things are idols; the consecration of the images is idolatry. Whatever guilt idolatry incurs, must necessarily be imputed to every artificer of every idol. In short, the same Enoch fore-condemns in general menace both idol-worshippers and idol-makers together. And again: "I swear to you, sinners, that against the day of perdition of blood repentance is being prepared. Ye who serve stones, and ye who make images of gold, and silver, and wood, and stones and clay, and serve phantoms, and demons, and spirits in fanes, and all errors not according to knowledge, shall find no help from them." But Isaiah says, "Ye are witnesses whether there is a God except Me." "And they who mold and carve out at that time were not: all vain! Who do that which liketh them, which shall not profit them!" And that whole ensuing discourse sets a ban as well on the artificers as the worshippers: the close of which is, "Learn that their heart is ashes and earth, and that none can free his own soul." In which sentence David equally includes the makers too. "Such," says he, "let them become who make them." And why should I, a man of limited memory, suggest anything further? Why recall anything more from the Scriptures?”



Now, I could go on and on to make this study hundreds of pages long by finding all of the quotes the early church writers listed above in the quote from Wikipedia and quoting them FOR you, but I am not going to do that. Here is a link to the list of Early Church Writings so that you can do your own research. The purpose of this study is to show WHY the church in general no longer considers the book of Enoch to be trusted, let alone considered to be Scripture. And to me, the reason for why the book of Enoch was relegated down to an apocryphal book in the 9th century is due to 1 Enoch proving that the Trinity Godhead was INVENTED by the Nicene “Latin” church fathers who eventually became the Roman Catholic Church. And thus, in my OPINION, it was needed for someone among the Nicene “Latin” church fathers to TRANSLATE the manuscripts of the book of Enoch in a way to hide the truth in 1 Enoch.

Ante-Nicene means before the church council in the city of Nicene and Nicene “Latin” fathers means after that church council. The word “Latin” church fathers is to clarify that those Bishops later founded the Roman Catholic Church and the Trinity Godhead doctrine of the Trinity. Therefore, when Trinitarian Christians quote the book of Enoch to try and support the doctrine of the Trinity, they do NOT use 1 Enoch. But rather, they use either 2 Enoch or 3 Enoch. And here is WHY I say this.

First, I will show how Trinitarian Christians in the first century corrupted the book of Enoch by their Trinitarian BIASED translations of 2 Enoch and 3 Enoch by quoting one of their Trinitarian verses from the book of Enoch that is NOT 1 Enoch. The website I am quoting from in the following verse does not say if it is 2 Enoch or 3 Enoch, but as you will soon see, it is NOT 1 Enoch. Also, notice that this particular writer did NOT quote the WHOLE verse from Enoch 61:10.


Enoch 61:10.


“For from the beginning the Son of man existed.”


Then he quotes John 1:1, which all Trinitarian Christians “interpret” to mean “God the Son” was in the beginning, and “God the Son” was with God at God’s side, And “God the Son” was God Himself from all eternity past. Please read the study D-15. John 1:1 The BIBLICAL Unitarian MEANING!

But for now, let us read the CONTEXT of Enoch 61:10 and then we will read the same verse from 1 Enoch 62:7. You will see that even the chapters and verse do not match up between the different TRANSLATIONS of Enoch.


Here is Enoch 61:9,10 left in its CONTEXT.


“And trouble shall seize them, when they shall behold this Son of woman sitting upon the throne of his glory.

10. Then shall the kings, the princes, and all who possess the earth, glorify him who has dominion over all things, him who was concealed; for from the beginning the Son of MAN existed in SECRET, whom the Most High preserved in the presence of his power, and revealed to the elect.”


So when this verse is left in its CONTEXT you can see that the plan of salvation through the Son of MAN to be born of a WOMAN existed in SECRET with Almighty God from the beginning and NOT a so-called “God the Son” existed in SECRET with God at His side and who was supposedly also God Himself being a second person of a Trinity Godhead. All of the so-called literal pre-existence of a second person of a Trinity Godhead must be read INTO John 1:1.

Let us now read the same verse found in Enoch 61:10, which is actually found in 1 Enoch in chapter 62 and verse 7. But I want you to read a little more context this time so I will add verses 1,2, and verse 8.


Please read 1 Enoch 62:1,2,7,8.


1) And thus the Lord commanded the kings and the mighty and the exalted, and those who dwell on the earth, and said: ‘Open your eyes and lift up your horns if you are able to recognize the Elect One.’

2) And the Lord of Spirits SEATED him on the throne of His glory, And the spirit of righteousness was poured out upon him. And the word of his mouth slays all the sinners. And all the unrighteous are destroyed from before his face.

7) For from the beginning the Son of MAN was hidden. And the Most High preserved him in the presence of His might. And revealed him to the elect.


Yes, there are many PROPHECIES of the Son of MAN that are HIDDEN in the Scriptures that the Most High God PRESERVED including in the book of 1 Enoch. And now, in our day, Yahweh the Father is REVEALING the Son of MAN to the church to learn about the TRUE Jesus of the Bible. And it is time for the church to AWAKE to know the TRUE Jesus of the Bible.


Please read 1 Enoch 92:1-5.


“The book written by Enoch -[Enoch indeed wrote this complete doctrine of wisdom, (which is) praised of all men and a judge of all the earth] for all my children who shall dwell on the earth. And for the future generations who shall observe uprightness and peace.

2) Let not your spirit be troubled on account of the times; For the Holy and Great One has appointed days for all things.

3) And the righteous one shall arise from sleep, [Shall arise] and walk in the paths of righteousness. And all his path and conversation shall be in eternal goodness and grace.

4) He will be gracious to the righteous and give him eternal uprightness. And He will give him power so that he shall be (endowed) with goodness and righteousness. And he shall walk in eternal light.

5) And sin shall perish in darkness for ever, and shall no more be seen from that day for evermore.”


In other words, Christians will WAKE up and see that SIN has no more dominion over them and they will walk in righteousness overcoming every sin that so easily beset them before. And those sins they once struggled with will be no more in their lives. Please read the study called F-12. How YOU can live YOUR LIFE FREE from SIN!  But for now, please read the following verses of Scripture from various translations of the Bible.


Romans 13:11.


“And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to AWAKE out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.”


1 Corinthians 15:34. 


WAKE to righteousness, and sin NOT; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.”


Ephesians 5:14. 


“Wherefore he says, AWAKE you that sleep, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give you light.”


You can see that the book of 1 Enoch AGREES with what the “accepted” books of the Bible teach us. And this MIGHT be true of 2 Enoch and 3 Enoch as well with the EXCEPTION of some verses. So I would suggest reading 1 Enoch over the other two translations of the manuscripts of the book of Enoch.

But even in 1 Enoch, I came across a few verses of Scripture that I feel that the translator was BIASED toward the earth being FLAT. One verse says that the moon is the same size as the sun. Another verse says that the sun rises in the east, sets it the west and makes its way back to the east by taking the path of the northern gates. So to me, either that whole chapter is spurious or the translator was biased and his belief in the science of his day flawed his translation of some of the book of 1 Enoch.

Other places of question can be “interpreted” to mean something NOT intended by Enoch to mean, so it it the readers job to COMPARE what you read in 1 Enoch with the REST of the Bible to make sure that your “interpretation” of any verse in the book of 1 Enoch AGREES with ALL of the Scriptures. 

Below is a list of verses you can look up on your own to compare with what the “accepted” books of the Bible teach. I did NOT personally check if the Scripture references are from 1 Enoch or if they are from one of the other translations of Enoch. But since he says 1 Enoch, then I assume that he is given Scripture references to 1 Enoch. I will place his word in quotation marks below. 


 “Many verses quoted in the New Testament can only be found in the book of 1 Enoch.


Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. (Mat 5:5) The elect shall possess light, joy and peace, and they shall inherit the earth. (Enoch 5:7 {6:9})


The Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the son (John 5:22). The principal part of the judgment was assigned to him, the Son of man. (Enoch 69:27 {68:39})


You shall inherit everlasting life (Mat. 19:29) Those who will inherit eternal life (Enoch 40:9 {40:9})


Woe unto you that are rich! For you have received your consolation. (Luke 6:24) Woe to you who are rich, for in your riches have you trusted; but from your riches you shall be removed. (Enoch 94:8 {93:7}).


You also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. (Mat. 19:28) I will place each of them on a throne of glory (Enoch 108:12 {105:26})


Woe unto that man through whom the Son of man is betrayed! It would have been good for that man if he had not been born. (Mat. 26:24) Where will the habitation of sinners be . . . who have rejected the Lord of spirits. It would have been better for them, had they never been born. (Enoch 38:2 {38:2})


Between us and you there is a great gulf fixed. (Luke 16:26) By a chasm . . . [are] their souls are separated (Enoch 22: 9,11{22:10,12})


In my Father's house are many mansions (John 14:2) In that day shall the Elect One sit upon a throne of glory, and shall choose their conditions and countless habitations. (Enoch 45:3 {45:3})


That ye may be called the children of light (John 12:36) The good from the generation of light (Enoch 108:11 {105: 25})


The water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life. (John 4:14) All the thirsty drank, and were filled with wisdom, having their habitation with the righteous, the elect, and the holy. (Enoch 48:1 {48:1})”


And here are some examples that the Lord showed to me of Jesus and his Apostles quoting the book of 1 Enoch.


Mark 14:21  The Son of man indeed goeth, as it is written of him: but woe to that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! good were it for that man if he had never been born

Matthew 18:6  But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea

2 Peter 2:21  For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them. 

Enoch 38:2-5 When righteousness shall be manifested in the presence of the righteous themselves, who will be elected for their good works duly weighed by the Lord of spirits; and when the light of the righteous and the elect, who dwell on earth, shall be manifested; where will the habitation of sinners be? And where the place of rest for those who have rejected the Lord of spirits? It would have been better for them, had they never been born.


So again, my conclusion is that Jesus and his Apostles that were eyewitnesses of Jesus quoted the book of Enoch as being Scripture, 

The early church writers from the second century through the fifth century quoted the book of Enoch as Scripture. 

There was no “official” list of books in the New Testament during the first five centuries. But the Ante-Nicene fathers became concerned about the writing of Christians that CONTRADICTED what Jesus and his Apostle taught. And thus, they began to mark those false teachings as being heretical. 

And since there is documented evidence that the book of Enoch was DEMOTED down to the Apocryphal books in the 9th century, then that tells me that at least SOME Christians still considered the book of Enoch to be Scripture all the way up to the ninth century.

Now, I personally have not researched what the Ethiopian Church teaches as doctrine, but they still have the book of Enoch as being a part of their official canon of Scripture. In part 1 of this study, I shared that a dear brother in our Lord Jesus Christ sent me some links that he found during his research on why the book of 1 Enoch is not in the canon of Scripture. And today he sent me another link that God led him that was in a “book review” by a man named Luke. I mean, what are the chances of stumbling on a “book review” that is being sold on Amazon? You can click on the link and scroll down to the first book review which has the name Luke. Here is THAT quote of that book review by Luke. The emphasis is mine.


“Whoever did this edition either did not do sufficient research, or is purposely misleading. The Apocrypha was NOT “excommunicated” from the King James version of the Bible, nor any other Reformation era Protestant Bible.  The word “Apocrypha” was used by Protestants to name books which were included in the Old Testament of the Septuagint, but not found in the Old Testament of the Masoretic Text.  The Septuagint is a Greek translation of the Old Testament which dates at least to the 2nd century BC, the Masoretic Text is the modern Hebrew version of the Old Testament which was finalized in the 8th century AD.  Both the Septuagint and the Masoretic had older Hebrew originals.  The Septuagint was centuries older than Christianity, and had been the popular version of the Old Testament for Jews during the time of Christ and the Apostles.  However, by the 5th century AD, Jews came to prefer the proto-Masoretic text family, while Christians continued to use the Septuagint.  This eventually led to Jewish accusations that Christians were using a corrupted Old Testament.  Partly out of ignorance of the history of the Greek Old Testament, Christians came to use the proto-Masoretic text as the basis for the Old Testament, however, the extra books in the Septuagint were kept in the canon at the time.

By the time of the Reformation, Christians were asking why this secondary canon (the extra Old Testament books) were still included since the Jews refused them.  Protestants did not take these books out of their Bibles, but they did remove them from their traditional positions in the Old Testament and put them into a section of their own, in between the Old and New Testaments.   They called this section the “Apocrypha”, meaning “hidden”, because of the questionable canonicity of the books. “Apocrypha” is mostly used by Protestants, while Roman Catholics call these books “deuterocanonical” meaning “secondary canon”.

The Apocrypha was included in all Reformation era Bibles, and Protestants continued to read them, but because of their questionable status did not use them to derive doctrine.   One can read the Protestant opinion of these books in the 39 Articles of the Church of England, the Second Helvetic Confession (Continental Calvinist), or other Reformational Protestant doctrinal statements.   None of them condemn the use or reading of the books, and they did not exclude them from the Bible.  The Books were included in Luther’s Bible, in the Geneva Bible, the Bishop’s Bible, the King James, and others.

As time went on, the books were read less and less. By the 19th century, you start to see King James Bibles printed without the Apocrypha.

Because of geography, the Ethiopian Church did not have any controversy regarding these books. Jews in Ethiopia also accept them, so there was no reason for the Ethiopian Christians to question them.  The Book of Enoch (sometimes called first Enoch) and the Books of Meqabyan (sometimes called Ethiopian Maccabees) are unique to the Ethiopian canons, both that of Ethiopian Christians and of Ethiopian Jews (Beta Israel).

Why neither of these books continued in other Christian or Jewish traditions is a mystery. Perhaps it was an issue of language; these books may not have been preserved in Greek or Hebrew.  (Similar to how Western Europe lost Platonic philosophy for several centuries because most of his writings were not available in Latin until the Renaissance.)  Enoch is quoted in the Jude’s Epistle, and this quote has never been questioned by Christianity. But for most of the history of the church in Asia and Europe, Enoch was unknown.  Only in Ethiopia did Enoch survive, and it caused quite a bit of excitement when it was discovered by a Scotsman, James Bruce in 1773. The work was translated into English by R.H. Charles in 1893.  The book was not considered controversial by orthodox Christians.  It is not deemed heretical as are gnostic books, but neither was there interest in adding it to the canon so late.”


With all that being said, I feel that Christians should not FEAR to read the book of Enoch as if it was “taboo” and they will be cursed if they read it. As I said in part 1, some of what Enoch teaches us is more DETAIL that ENDS some controversies among Christians. 

Now, God had already revealed to me from the 66 books of the Bible that God is using MAN as a WITNESS against Satan and the fallen angels and Jesus is the FIRST faithful and true Witness. And according to Acts 17:29-31, the one Godhead in ONE person will judge the word by the MAN whom He ORDAINED and raised from the dead. And the Book of 1 Enoch supports what I have already come to believe from the 66 books of the Bible.

And with that being said, I encourage Christians to read the book of 1 Enoch for themselves. I will say that parts of it are as boring as can be, at least to me. But so are the chapters in the Bible on genealogies and numbers. Also, some chapters in the book of Enoch make no sense to ME, but neither did the book of Revelation until I sought God to know the truth of when the rapture of the church will occur. For you see, God opened my eyes while reading Revelation 20:4-6 to the truth, but I did not want to accept it right away. You can read my testimony in the studies I have on the rapture of the church, 

So then, there are only a few verses that I mentioned before concerning the earth, sun, and moon which do NOT agree with the earth being a sphere. And those verses and chapters can be explained as the translators BIASED in his belief that the earth is FLAT. Please read all of the studies for WHY the earth is NOT flat under the heading >>>Ff-0. Does the Bible teach the Earth is FLAT?<<<

My brother in the Lord also sent me the following two links to some short videos that will help you see that the book of 1 Enoch is SCRIPTURE and has been in Bibles up to the nineteenth century. And now I believe that God is restoring interest in Christians to open their hearts to accept the book of 1 Enoch as being Scripture. But always keep in mind that we are reading “TRANSLATIONS” and translation can contain some bias in some places.

The first video will help you understand why different Bibles have different numbers of books and why only the Ethiopian church has always contained the book of 1 Enoch as part of their canon of Scripture. It is only 15 minutes of your time well spent.

 

Ethiopian Bible (Why so different?)

 

The second video is just 21 minutes, and again, time well spent.

 

The Alberino Analysis - The Book of Enoch

 

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