I’ve been receiving a lot of ignorant comments concerning the book of Enoch from a lot of well meaning folks out there.A lot of their comments are taken from an article written by the writter of jesus-is-savior.com
I am writing this article in order to answer future questions about the book, since doing so in individual basis seems to be a never ending task.
I will answer the points found in jesus-is-savior.com, but before I do, I will open my defense of Enoch with the following statements:
The book of Enoch was written about 4000 years before the birth of Christ and also predates all the books in the bible.
Before the Old Testament, people were reading the Book of Enoch.
Point # 1 – The bible says that Enoch walked with God 365 years before God took him alive into heaven. So are we led to believe that such a righteous man lived on earth that long without writing something that would edify future generations?
Point # 2 – The book of Enoch prophesied of the coming messiah the “Son of man” who would be the Savior of the world. Again, about 4000 years before the birth of Christ
Point # 3 – The contents of the Book of Enoch validate the bible, before the bible was ever written. When I read this book, it just strengthened my faith in God and the bible.
Point # 4 – Now, Peter & Jude both quoted favorably from the Book of Enoch and called Enoch a prophet. That means that if the bible identifies Enoch as a prophet, then we should expect prophesies from that prophet, in the form of writings in which prophecies were recorded in.
Point # 4 – Enoch was not quoted once, but at least 2 times by different prophets. In the bible, all God’s prophets reaffirm one another. In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established. (Can we say that this is a coincidence that God tells us this verse twice in the bible? – Deuteronomy 19:15, & 2 Corinthians 13:1)
Point # 5 – If Enoch walked with God as a righteous man for 365 years as the bible stated, then the man would of have to had been inspired by God to write what he wrote, even more so than those who wrote the Old testament who were not as righteous of the level of Enoch, nor lived as long as Enoch.
Having been given all these points to begin with; I also found that the opening of the book of Enoch begins with explaining that the book is intended for a future & distant generation far off.
I tend to believe, we are that generation.
That would explain the book resurfacing in the 1940’s in the dead sea scrolls, along with many other books from the bible.
Now, since the book explains the origins of demons and the fall of certain angels that fornicated with women, that also explains, witchcraft, drugs, and our technology and so called UFO and alien sightings. (The book of Enoch says that the fallen angels taught humans these things.)
We actually have an explanation for the Hindu gods, advance civilizations, and so called “aliens from other planets”.
Now, knowing this, and knowing how the churches are being controlled, should we wonder why the main stream churches deny and fight against the book of Enoch?
Every program we see on TV concerning the book of Enoch, all dismiss it & sway the audiences into not believing in the book. We see the same exact thing in the 501c3 mainstream state churches. People are being taught & conditioned to believe that the book is either fake, or heresy. This is designed to keep people away from learning the truth about fallen angels, demons, & aliens which are closely one of the same.
Now, since I have done a lot of reading & a lot of research, I recognize the teachings of the 501c3 church & I know when people are just quoting other people and passing it as facts. This is what this writer from jesus-is-savior.com has done when he echoes exactly what the 501c3 pastors teach in their state churches against Enoch.
The following are his points from his article, followed by my responses:
Enoch chapter 40:9
and the fourth, (angel) who is set over the repentance unto hope of those who inherit eternal life, is named Phanuel.’
He argues: “We read in 1st Timothy 2:5 that Jesus Christ is the ONLY Mediator between God and men”
My response: Enoch does not say that any angel is a mediator between God & men, therefore based on this alone; you cannot say it contradicts the word of God. Enoch is saying that there are angles (set over) meaning “protecting”, “watching over”, helping”, “ministering”, those who’ll received repentance unto hope and are heirs of eternal life.
Now compare Enoch chapter 40:9 reference to Hebrews 1:14
Are they (angels) not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?
Angels are set over those who received repentance unto hope who will be heirs of salvation. (Enoch confirms the bible) We know that angels have ranks and leaders over them, such as Michael the archangel. It shouldn’t be difficult to believe that the leader of this type of guarding angels for the saints is called Phanuel.
He argues: ”But the bible doesn’t mention any angel named Phanuel.”
My response: The bible is clear that there are billions of angels as part of God’s creation. Why on earth should we expect the bible to name them all?
He further claims that Enoch lie when he mentioned an angel by the name of Phanuel.
My response: If Enoch wanted to lie and was inspired by Satan, he would have used a name of an angel that everyone is familiar with. Satan knows the names of the angels; why not give Enoch a name that he knew people would buy?
(This is further proof that the bible has not been written during this times)
After all, Satan used the name of Gabriel as the angel who appeared to Mohamed the Islamic prophet. Satan knew that he could not used unfamiliar names from the scriptures in order to convince people into a new religion that resulted in Islam, so Satan took an angel’s name from the Scriptures in order to convince many into a false religion. On the other hand, Enoch is not a new religion, but a tool that validates what’s written in the bible. A lot of secular & atheist sources accuse Christians of circular reasoning because we believe only what’s in the bible. In other words, they claim that we believe the bible to be true because the bible says its truth. They claim this is ridiculous, so I say fine. How about other books outside the bible that points to the bible and validate the bible?
At this point, there’s no further argument from their part. So God has given us other sources outside the bible, in order to validate the bible.
Next point the writer of jesus-is-savior.com brings in his article:
Enoch chapter 48:1-3.
…before the sun and the signs were created, before the stars of the heaven were made, His name (The name of the son of man (Jesus) was named before the Lord of Spirits.
He argues: Was the Son of Man named? When was Jesus named in Heaven?
My response: 1 Peter 1:20 says that Jesus was foreordained before the foundation of the world.
So if Jesus was foreordained before the foundation of the world, then what’s the problem with him also being named before the foundation of the world?
I don’t see a problem with Enoch’s statement, but people who oppose Enoch’s writing will make issues of things that are easily reconcilable with Scriptures, & one needs to wonder if there’s a hidden agenda.
They continue with
Enoch chapter 69:8-12
8 on the earth from that day and for evermore. And the fourth was named Penemue: he taught the 9 children of men the bitter and the sweet, and he taught them all the secrets of their wisdom. And he instructed mankind in writing with ink and paper, and thereby many sinned from eternity to 10 eternity and until this day. For men were not created for such a purpose, to give confirmation 11 to their good faith with pen and ink. For men were created exactly like the angels, to the intent that they should continue pure and righteous, and death, which destroys everything, could not have taken hold of them, but through this their knowledge they are perishing, and through this power 12 it is consuming me. And the fifth was named Kasdeja: this is he who showed the children of men all the wicked smitings of spirits and demons, and the smitings of the embryo in the womb,
He argues: What … man’s wisdom came from a demon named Penemue? That’s crazy! Did ink and paper cause the fall of the human race? Whoa ..
My response: Again, misinterpreting what the text actually says. The texts says that the fallen angel Penemue, not a demon, taught them all the secrets of their (fallen angels’) wisdom, not that men’s wisdom came from them, but fallen angelic wisdom came from them.
They continue to argue: It was Adam’s sin that brought sin into the world (Romans 5:12); not evil literature.
My response: Enoch does not mentioned at all that sin came because of these fallen angels, he is simply explaining how the fallen angels perverted further the human race by teaching them things that were ahead of their times, that alone is wicked in the eyes of God because they were intervening and mingling themselves with mankind. We can also see in chapter 69:12 which jesussaves.com conveniently left out, we can see these fallen angels were already teaching mankind how to do abortions. This adds even more credibility to the book of Enoch.
He continues with:
Enoch chapter 1:9
He argues: “There is no Biblical record of a “Book of Enoch.” There is NO doubt that Enoch made these statements as Jude 1:14 confirms; but that doesn’t necessarily mean that he authored the entire Book of Enoch (or ANY of it for that matter). It’s a question of who copied who? ”
My response: That’s a weak argument, because if Jude was quoting from Enoch who lived 4000 years before him, we can safely assume that he quoted from text.
(Keep also in mind that the cubit measurement pre-flood and post flood has also changed) – Nevertheless, these were enormous gigantic creatures.
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About the Book of Enoch:
We first learn of Enoch in Genesis 5 but it leaves us with questions. Hebrews 11 has the answers and Jude quotes Enoch! How did Jude come to know the words of Enoch? They are not in the Bible. The answer of course, is The Book of Enoch. A book which is actually quoted not only by Jude, but also James the natural brother of Jesus. The quote in (Jude 14-15) & (1 Enoch 1:9) is as follows: “In the seventh (generation) from Adam Enoch also prophesied these things, saying: ‘Behold, the Lord came with his holy myriads, to execute judgment on all, and to convict all the ungodly of all their ungodly deeds which they have committed in such an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners spoke against him’.” What is the Book of Enoch and where did it come from?
Enoch was the grandfather of Noah. This makes it possible for the Book to have survived the flood as its not too hard to accept that Noah would have taken his Great Grandfathers writings with him onto the ark.
The Book of Enoch was extant centuries before the birth of Christ and yet is considered by many to be more Christian in its theology than Jewish. It was considered scripture by many early Christians. The earliest literature of the so-called “Church Fathers” is filled with references to this mysterious book. The early second century “Epistle of Barnabus” makes much use of the Book of Enoch. Second and Third Century “Church Fathers” like Justin Martyr, Irenaeus, Origin and Clement of Alexandria all make use of the Book of Enoch. Tertullian (160-230 C.E) even called the Book of Enoch “Holy Scripture”. The Ethiopic Church even added the Book of Enoch to its official canon. It was widely known and read the first three centuries after Christ. This and many other books became discredited after the Council of Laodicea. And being under ban of the authorities, afterwards it gradually passed out of circulation.
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