Jude quoted it – why don’t we read it?

Book of Enoch Jude quoted this ancient book; Y’shua (Jesus) taught doctrines identical to its teachings; and some apostles referred to it, too.  So why don’t we read it?  Read what, you ask!

The Book of Enoch!

Jude 1:15 is a quotation of 1Enoch 1:9: To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.

ChainsJude also makes reference to the Book of Enoch at verse 1:6 of his letter:  And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.  This teaching is straight out of The Book of Enoch.

When Y’shua teaches us that angels do not marry, He is referencing Enoch 15, which explains why angels should not marry.

In Matt 13: 39-41, Y’shua teaches that at the end of the world, it will be the task of the godly angels to gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity…  This teaching is found in 1Enoch 1:9.

Abrahams bosomWhen Y’shua told the story of the deceased man who wanted to send a warning to his brothers, His teaching reflected the teaching of the Book of Enoch.  Y’shua taught that the dead await judgment in a “Abraham’s Bosom,” where there is a division between the godly and the ungodly, and that the ungodly suffer while awaiting judgment.  (Luke 16:19-31) Enoch says the same thing in his Chapter 22.

There are more references to Enoch in the New Testament.  It doesn’t take long to read Enoch, and you will spot the matches easily.

The question is: Why is Enoch not included in the canon of scripture, and why doesn’t the church study this book?  I hope you will do a little research and make your own decision as to whether YOU will accept Enoch or not.  I would love to hear about your decision!

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