Men started looking to the path of uprightness. He offers a everlasting relationship for all those who believe He is righteous and thus place their trust in Him. Others think they were the righteous people living at that time, who fell into sin, intermarried with the heathen, and whose offspring then departed from the way of the Lord. I suppose that was also the case in the days that the Canon was voted in. The Watchers were a high order of angels and as such may have borne a more severe punishment for their transgression.
Sin is transgression of the law for angels as well as men 1 Jn. One must consider the report of the 12 spies considering the giants, Og, the King of Bashan Duet 3:11 , and Goliath of Gath and acknowledge that there were these gigantic beings. I am not sure about if or how the book of Enoch was corrupted. The word for the serpent in the garden cannot be connected to a cherub, but has a Bible connection to the word, serif, and serifim. Again, thanks for the time to dialogue with you. When amillennialism began to be common in Christianity, the Book of Enoch, being incompatible with amillennialism, started to be rejected widespread, and with the split of Oriental Orthodox from the Catholic Church in the 5th century, usage of the Book of Enoch was limited primarily to the Oriental Orthodox Church. Others think that this information was passed down verbally and then was written down by some unknown person but we all know what happens when verbal messages are relayed, they become severely corrupted.
Just learn to trust God. There is no way to evade this conclusion. I am looking at samples of the Lutheran study Bible online. Where are you getting your reasoning? A cherub fell, but Satan was never a cherub in any Scripture, in any prophets writing, in any time. Bible Answer: The book of Enoch is one of the Pseudepigrapha books and was apparently written during the second or first century before Jesus Christ.
Dead Sea Scrolls make sense, Book of Enoch, hardly. I would be resident to judge someone on how they feel about these apocryphal texts. You talk about the Bible telling about a war in heaven as if you actually know the Bible. I still hold the belief that they were fallen angles though. Next time it will be deleted. But allow me this one more point please. If you would just read the articles on the original post and the links you would have most of the answers anyway.
There are several canons of the Bible all claiming to be the Bible. The Pseudepigrapha contains a long list of books too long to present here. In regards to fallen angels giving mankind certain skills, this seems to make more sense than man slowly over millenia learning most of these skills. There are probable traces of the Henoch literature in other portions of the. Assyrian Church of the East for example use only 22 New Testament books in their New Testament liturgical canon.
Did you notice that there are over 120 other brothers of the Lord? The same thing can be said today. They might protray God as a bad alien who is going to invade the earth and how mankind must stop him. For example, the First Book contains in its compilation The Book of Parables that is a useful source for the traditions of the Son of Man in Hebrew thought. It was published early 1800s. There is another history book which is valid and correlates with Genesis and which was a longer version of the history of the world, as experienced by the line of the Patriarchs, from Adam to Moses. Chapter 32 shows us the Garden of Eden, and a little about Adam and Eve.
The Book of Enoch is heresy and those who teach it are in grave error and in danger of God's judgment. That is because many people will not teach this passage unless they can explain to people that everything happened naturally. Revelation says that Satan the Serpent and Devil are the same being. But as you get into it the book the writings get bazaar to say the least. Isa 66:24 And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcases of the men that have transgressed against me: for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh.
Vs 7 is a total different account. Believe the eyewitnesses of Christ life, the true writers of the Word of God, his Apostles who knew Him and walked with Him. Alien Resistance and other Christian websites like them say that these beings will be nothing more than fallen angels setting the world up for great deception. There was also no death or suffering among animals so maybe all life was created to reproduce much like an amoeba. Graduate work at Moody Bible Institute. Protestant consider the authentic Old Testament canon to be that which accepted by Jews and not the early Church. Further, Bible scholars suggest we avoid the Secrets of Enoch, the Conflict of Adam and Eve with Satan, Psalms of Solomon 4, and alleged gospels by Philip, the Apocalypse of Peter, and the Gospel of Mary.
Parts existed centuries before Christ, i. Where does that passage imply that at all? How did they know when the New Moon festival was to be celebrated outside of astronomy? For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. At its close occurs the final judgment, which inaugurates a blessed in for the righteous. I actully never thought of that. The problem is that the Catholic Church, being guided by the Holy Spirit, did not choose it as part of the canon of Sacred Scripture and we must trust in the authority of the Church to make this determination. In the Last days - judgement and the desolate valley for those who don't love the Lord Chapters 28-36 Portals of heaven, more about the angels who sinned, more about Jesus. For the religious folks, I see them being deceived because there will be angels who will claim that they are from God.