The sad truth is most Christians can't even defend their faith because they themselves are ignorant of God's word.

Don't let anyone capture you with empty philosophies and high-sounding nonsense that come from human thinking and from the spiritual powers of this world, rather than from Christ. -- Colossians 2:8
"My people are being destroyed for lack of knowledge..." Hosea 4:6


Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Book of Enoch

I've read someone asking "Why the Book of Enoch is not included in our modern day Bible?" Then the teacher replied, "Because it speak of rare truth."

   Perhaps the Book of Enoch was so ahead of its time and Ancient man could not make any sense of what was written on it and therefore it was lost to mainstream Rabbinic Jews. The ancient book was ascribe to Enoch, the great-grand father of Noah. What is amazing about the book is that it predicted the judgment that would befall to his grand son's contemporary. It accurately foretold the Great Flood. 
   Strange why most people have regarded it as mystic book and uninspired but we can read Apostle from the New Testament taking quote from Book of Enoch like Jude, Peter, Paul, and some scholars believe that Moses refer to this book also. In fact the Epistle of Barnabas was excluded in Canonical Bible because it speaks so much of Enoch.
   I believe the book was highly advance and very technical so it would be "strange" to the ear of new born Christians but I believe it will reveal so much understanding to grow further in faith and very helpful for understanding future events. 
A Book Like No Other...

   The following opening sentence of Enoch is the first and oldest sentence written in any human language, since Enoch was the first to write letters:
"Qāla barakat za-Hēnōk zakama bārraka ḫirūyāna wa-ṣādḳāna 'ila halaw yikūnū baʿilata mindābē la'asaslō kʷilū 'ikūyān wa-rasīʿān""Word of blessing of Henok, wherewith he blessed the chosen and righteous who would be alive in the day of tribulation for the removal of all wrongdoers and backsliders."
   One thing that strike the most about Enoch is that it speaks of history and judgment about Fallen Angels. Still more puzzling is its description of Heavenly bodies, galaxies, and the appearance of Hell and The Throne of God itself. It was utterly impossible for an ancient man to describe in detail heavenly bodies, black hole, comet, and galactic movements if this journal of heavenly visit does not really is even describing to us detail that scientist have yet to discover.... it is like science fiction written by modern man despite the fact that man has no idea yet of what science is all about. 

   The Book of Enoch is divided into Five Major and distinct sections:
   1. The Book of Watchers (1-36)
   2. The Book of Parables (37-71)
   3. The Astronomical Book (72-82)
   4. The Dream Visions (83-90)
   5. The Epistle of Enoch (90-108)

   I suggest that you set aside a quiet time, without distraction reading this book...I found a very good audio-video below of the complete version. I am so thankful that generous people  would spend time and effort to put this collection together. 

   Note: There are only two human being in the entire Bible History that was directly transliterated into heaven; and they are namely Enoch and Elijah. So who is this unpopular prophet? Let us listen to his visions...


1 comment:

  1. Saw some part of it. Have to go through the rest. Its a whole new world of knowledge you are introducing us to!