Friday, June 7, 2013

Book of Enoch

An interesting article from about the Book of Enoch. This follows this post about marijuana being legalized in states such as Colorado and Washington.  For a free magazine subscription or to get the book shown  for free click HERE! or call 1-888-886-8632.

Book of Enoch

 Is the book of Enoch valid? Should the apocrypha be held on the level of scripture?

[Steve Myers] A question came in from our website from Dan. He asked this, "Is the Book of Enoch inspired writing that Christians should study like the Bible?"

It's a good question Dan. The answer is no. The Book of Enoch is in a group of various books that's called pseudepigrapha and that name used by scholars describes these books and the Apocrypha for that matter very specifically. Here's what that word really means. This "pseude" means false. And the "pigrapha" part means writings. So here we are with a description of these words as false writings.

Now they sound very official because nobody knows who the real authors are, but they use titles like the Book of Enoch or the Book of Beirut or the Book of Solomon, and Moses, and Adam, and names like this when in actuality we don't know who wrote them. And they're described in an interesting way in Nelson's Illustrated Bible Dictionary. Here's what Nelson says, "The pseudepigrapha are a collection of Jewish books containing various forms of literature using names of famous people in Israel's history for the titles of the books." Now the interesting part is that these books have many false concepts that go contrary to the inspired word of God, many things that are in direct contradiction - probably too much then we can even discuss in this short daily today.

But as you look into these books you'll find there are many errors. One in the Book of Enoch specifically is about angels. Now it proposes that angels somehow took human wives for themselves. Now that goes directly against what Jesus Christ Himself taught in the book of Mark where He said that angels don't marry, and they are not given in marriage. They are not sexual beings, and so that would be impossible. So many instances throughout the Apocrypha and the pseudepigrapha are just non-biblical.

So be careful when it comes to these things. Don't let anyone sell you something that doesn't match with the true inspired word of God. In fact there's an interesting passage over in the book of Hebrews that's a good reminder for all of us. In Hebrews 13:9Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats, which have not profited them that have been occupied therein.

See All... it says, "Do not be carried about with various and strange doctrines."

In other words stick to the truth of God. Stick to God's inspired word, then you'll never go wrong.

That's BT Daily . We'll see you next time.


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