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Why Stay Away From The Book of Enoch? Must Read

The Book of Enoch is an ancient text that is not part of the biblical canon. It contains some questionable content and is not consistent with other parts of the Bible. It can be harmful to your faith and there are better books to read. Here are six reasons why you should stay away from the Book of Enoch.

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What is book of Enoch?

The Book of Enoch is an ancient Hebrew religious text that is not part of the biblical canon. It is a pseudepigraphal work, which means that it is falsely attributed to a famous author. In this case, the book is attributed to Enoch, who was the grandfather of Noah in the Bible.

The Book of Enoch was written in the 3rd century BC, centuries after the events it describes. It contains a variety of materials, including apocalyptic visions, eschatological prophecies, and wisdom literature. The book is divided into five parts:

  • 1 Enoch 1-36: This section describes Enoch's heavenly journey, where he learns about the secrets of the universe.

  • 1 Enoch 37-71: This section contains a series of visions about the future, including the coming judgment of the wicked and the salvation of the righteous.

  • 1 Enoch 72-82: This section contains a collection of astronomical and meteorological treatises.

  • 1 Enoch 83-90: This section contains a prophecy about the coming of the Messiah.

  • 1 Enoch 91-108: This section contains a collection of moral and ethical teachings.





The Book of Enoch was not included in the biblical canon for a number of reasons. First, it was not written by a prophet. Second, it contains some questionable content, such as the claim that angels slept with human women and gave birth to giants. Third, it was not widely accepted by early Christians.

Scholars have studied the Book of Enoch for centuries, and it has been the subject of much debate. Some scholars believe the book is a valuable source of information about early Jewish thought, while others believe it is a work of fiction.


Why was book of Enoch removed from the Bible?

There are many reasons why the Book of Enoch was not included in the biblical canon. The Book of Enoch was not included in the biblical canon because a prophet did not write it, contains questionable content, and was not widely accepted by early Christians.

It is important to note that the decision of which books to include in the biblical canon was made by the early Christian church, and there is no single reason why the Book of Enoch was not included. However, the reasons listed above are some of the most common reasons given.

The Book of Enoch is still an important text for many people and still studied by scholars today. However, most Christians do not consider it part of the biblical canon.



Is it a sin to read the book of Enoch?

Whether or not it is a sin to read the Book of Enoch is a matter of opinion. There is no clear consensus on this issue among Christians. Some Christians believe reading the Book of Enoch is a sin because it is not part of the biblical canon. Others believe it is not a sin to read the Book of Enoch, but it should be read with caution because it contains some questionable content.

The Bible does not explicitly forbid the reading of the Book of Enoch. However, it warns against false teachers and doctrine (Matthew 7:15-20; 2 Peter 2:1-22). Some Christians believe that the Book of Enoch contains false doctrine, and that it is therefore dangerous to read.

Ultimately, whether or not to read the Book of Enoch is up to each individual. If you are a Christian, you should weigh the arguments for and against reading the book and make a decision that aligns with your conscience.

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Why stay away from the book of Enoch?

There are a few reasons why some people recommend staying away from the Book of Enoch.

  • It is not part of the biblical canon. This means that it is not considered to be inspired by God and is not included in the Bible. The biblical canon is the list of books that are considered to be the Word of God and are included in the Bible.

  • It contains some questionable content. For example, it describes angels having slept with human women and giving birth to giants. This is not something that is taught in the Bible.

  • Early Christians did not widely accept it. The earliest Christian writings do not mention the Book of Enoch, and it was not included in the canon of the Eastern Orthodox Church until the 19th century.

  • It is not consistent with other parts of the Bible. For example, it teaches that there are two worlds, one for the righteous and one for the wicked, when the Bible teaches that there will be a final judgment after death.

Ultimately, the decision of whether or not to read the Book of Enoch is up to each individual. However, if you are a Christian, it is important to be aware of the reasons why some people recommend staying away from it.

Here are some additional things to consider when making your decision:

  • The Book of Enoch is a pseudepigraphal work, meaning it is falsely attributed to a famous author. In this case, the book is attributed to Enoch, who was the grandfather of Noah in the Bible.

  • The Book of Enoch was written in the 3rd century BC, centuries after the events it describes.

  • Scholars have studied the Book of Enoch for centuries, and it has been the subject of much debate. Some scholars believe the book is a valuable source of information about early Jewish thought, while others believe it is a work of fiction.

If you decide to read the Book of Enoch, it is important to read it cautiously and be aware of its limitations. You should also compare its teachings to the teachings of the Bible.





Where can you read the book of Enoch?

There are a few places where you can read the Book of Enoch.

  • Online: There are many websites that offer the Book of Enoch in full or in part. You can find a list of these websites by doing a simple Google search.

  • In libraries: Some libraries have copies of the Book of Enoch in their rare book collections. You can check with your local library to see if they have a copy.

  • In bookstores: There are a few bookstores that sell the Book of Enoch. You can find these bookstores by doing a search online or by asking your local bookstore.

It is important to note that the Book of Enoch is not part of the biblical canon, so it may not be available in all libraries and bookstores. However, it is still a valuable text for many people, and it is still studied by scholars today.

If you are interested in reading the Book of Enoch, I recommend doing some research to find a reputable source. You should also be aware of the limitations of the book and compare its teachings to the teachings of the Bible.

What does the book of Enoch say about heaven?

There are many different interpretations of what the Book of Enoch says about heaven. However, some of the most common descriptions include:

  • A place of peace and tranquility: The Book of Enoch describes heaven as a place where there is no pain, suffering, or death. It is a place where people can live in peace and harmony with each other and with God.

  • A place of light and beauty: The Book of Enoch also describes heaven as a place of light and beauty. It is a place where the trees are always green and the flowers are always blooming.

  • A place of endless knowledge and wisdom: The Book of Enoch also describes heaven as a place where people can learn and grow. It is a place where people can gain knowledge and wisdom that they could never have learned on Earth.

  • A place of reunion with loved ones: The Book of Enoch also describes heaven as a place where people can be reunited with their loved ones who have passed away. It is a place where families can be together forever.

It is important to note that these are just some of the many different interpretations of what the Book of Enoch says about heaven. There is no one definitive answer, and each person's understanding of heaven will be different.

Summary

The Book of Enoch is an ancient Hebrew religious text that is not part of the biblical canon and is not consistent with other books of the Bible. It is falsely attributed to a famous author and contains questionable content. Scholars have studied the Book of Enoch for centuries, and still debate over it. If you decide to read this book, we recommend doing so with caution and compare its teachings with teachings in the Bible so you can see how the two are vastly different.


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5 comments

ashley santos

I thank you for the information. It is such a debate among my fellow christian family. I was introduced to this book before the Bible itself. As I speak to others about it they tell me to stop going into those books because its too many questions and right or wrong answers on this topic. I hope one day the lord himself can reveal if it is indeed truthful or not. it’s just a bit hard to unlearn because Well, it was the first book I was introduced too.

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Dear Jeannie, we sincerely appreciate your taking time to comment on our post. We will keep quote comparisons in mind for future articles and/or edits. May God bless you and keep you!

Coffee and Christ Shop

Dear Edgar, a sincere thank you for your comments. We do our best to give helpful information and encourage people to read and study their Bible. Unfortunately, we are not able to study and read every text related to each topic. If you are a member of a church, perhaps you could ask your pastor or a church leader what their recommendations are for learning or not learning more about the Book of Enoch. May God bless you and give you wisdom and discernment.

Edgar Herbruger

I find your information deep and knowledgeable. I began to search for further guidance for this because it delves into our Apocaliptic times.I greatly appreciate your guidance and support tho I have no credit card otherwise I’d already be studying further thru your authorized information of said text.
Thank you very much. I greatly appreciate it

Jeannie Bergland

I enjoyed this; however, I would have liked it even more if there were a few more quote comparisons.

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