Black Spirituality Religion : Book of Enoch....

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  1. DreamFunk

    DreamFunk Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The Book of Enoch, History

    The Book of Enoch, also known as Ethiopic Enoch, I Enoch, and The Book of Henoch" was revered by the Jews and Christians alike but fell into disfavor among powerful theologians because of its controversial descriptions of the nature and deeds of the fallen angels. The Enochian writings like others such as The Books of Tobias, Esdras, and others, were omitted (or lost) from the Bible. Once it was considered to be among the biblical apocryphal writings by the early church fathers.

    To better understand the possible reason for the omission of the Book of Enoch from the Bible, the term "apocryphal" must be considered. Apocryphal is derived from the Greek and means "hidden" or "secret." Originally it was a complimentary term, and when applied to sacred books it meant that their contents was considered too exalted to be made available to the general public. Gradually the idea was accepted that such books were only to be read by the wise. Therefore, the term "apocrypha" began taking on a negative meaning because the orthodoxy felt as if they were being kept in the dark by not being told the teachings of these books. The apocryphal books were just read among esoteric circles of the devout believers. The clergy that was not admitted into such circles because they were thought not to be enlightened soon banned apocryphal material heretical, which were forbidden for all to read.

    The Book of Enoch was banned as heretical by later Church fathers mainly because ( ..... )
     
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    ^5 DreamFunk...and thank you for your enlightening discourse on the Book of Enoch and the Apocrypha. I have posted several threads on other books contained in the Apocrypha...I'll pull them up for you...
     
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    Because they could?????????? :idea:
     
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    The nature and the deeds of the fallen angels was controversial that it fell into disfavor? Hmm, well it was true, and matches that which is in the Bible about them seeing the daughters of men and such.

    I think all Christians should read the Book of Enoch; they'd learn a lot, but as with any text, go forward with understanding or that which is necessary for you to gain from the scripture will be lost. Have the faith of the Son who sacrificed His Body for our sins unto our salvation, and the belief He has taught us all to have in His Father, in His resurrection, in His teachings, in the Holy Spirit that guides us, and certainly you'll be blessed with wisdom for the ages.
     
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