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The Book of Enoch
Divinely Inspired or Heresy?
Will Now Be Able to Answer That Question With Certainty

Published on October 16, 2005


PURPOSE

The purpose of this document is to shed some light on the controversy which continues to swirl around the Book of Enoch (1) and the possible relation between it and the great civilizations of antiquity which may predate the Egyptian, the Maya, the Inca and other legendary civilizations.

The purpose of this document is not  to convince anyone, only assist humanity in its spiritual development. This is to be achieved not by brainwashing  but by stimulating humanity to utilize the intellect granted it by God.

INTRODUCTION

Who is Enoch (Henoch)? Why may he be so important?

Before we even consider anything else, the first question that needs answering is: Who is Enoch?  Just on this first, and apparently innocuous, question confusion starts. Enoch is the name of the son Cain had with his wife  and a direct line ancestor of Methusael who begot Lamech [Gen. 4:17-18]. In this line, Mehujael begot Methusael. However, in the genealogy line described below the story is quite different.

In this second genealogy, the "other" Enoch is the son of Jared and the father of Methuselah. According to this genealogy, Lamech was begotten by Methuselah. Lamech, the father of Noah, was a direct line descendant of Seth, the third son of Adam and Eve, and not  a descendant of Cain, at least in this particular case. [Gen. 5:18-24] 

Taking a practical approach, we will resolve the first apparent contradictory information regarding Enoch's ancestry (2) by skipping several generations until Methusael or Methuselah, the son of Enoch by one account or a distant descendant, by another.   It is obvious that we are dealing with either two distinct Enochs (one is the ancestor of Jared and the other is the descendant of Jared). However, the Enoch of interest for this work is the one who was the father of Methuselah - the pre-Flood Enoch. [Gen. 4: 17-18 and 5:18-24]

After the birth of Methuselah, Enoch walked with God for 300 years; and he begot sons and daughters..... then he was no more, for God took him. [Genesis 5:22-24]

Here "God took him" is not an euphemism for "dying". The writer of this part of Genesis was very careful in stating "then he died" when writing of Enoch's relatives ending their lives on Earth, but when he wrote about Enoch it was crystal clear - he did not die, "Good took him" as it later happened with Elijah. Even when we read that Noah also "walked with God" just as Enoch did, at the end of Noah's journey we read "then he died" and not that "Good took him"

It is obvious that Enoch was "a notch above the crowd".

Did Enoch leave a written legacy?

Obviously he did if we are to accept the letter of Jude as a canonical book of the New Testament. On verses 14-15 we read:

And to these also Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied, saying, Behold, the Lord came with ten thousands of his holy ones,  to execute judgment upon all, and to convict all the ungodly of all their works of ungodliness which they have ungodly wrought, and of all the hard things which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.


In addition to the above acknowledgment by St. Jude, St. Augustine (354-430), who is very revered by the Roman Catholic Church, stated that Enoch did write about Divine matters. Also, Pons reminds us that "Tertullian (160-230), Clement of Alexandria (150-220), St. Atanasius, St. Jerome and others speak of Enoch's Book as preserved in Noah's Ark in the time of the deluge", that is, they considered it written by the Patriarch Enoch himself.
(3) 

Furthermore, what St. Jude cites in his letter (quoted above) is almost verbatim from the Ethiopic version of the Book of Enoch [Enoch 1:9]. The words "the seventh from Adam" may be also found in the same book [Enoch 60:8] as spoken by Noah, who refers to his grandfather in such manner. Enoch also referred to himself in such manner. [Enoch 93:3]. (3)

Why is all of that important?

This question brings us to the fulfillment of the purpose of this document.



BACKGROUND

As we have already pointed out in two other documents (4), and illustrated above in this text, fanatical Biblical literalism can be dangerous and lead to grave errors; i.e. If God Created only Adam and Eve, who in turn had Cain and Abel, who did Cain marry to beget Enoch? Or who did Seth marry to become the ancestor - four generations removed - of the same Enoch?  etc. etc. (2)

If St. Augustine's problem with the Book of Enoch was indeed the product of just another overcompensation for his wild and worldly past lifestyle, why was Chapter 6 of Genesis not also banned since in it we read: 

And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the ground, and daughters were born unto them,  that the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all that they chose. And Jehovah said, My spirit shall not strive with man for ever, for that he also is flesh: yet shall his days be a hundred and twenty years. The Nephilim were in the earth in those days, and also after that, when the sons of God came unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them: the same were the mighty men that were of old, the men of renown. [Genesis 6:1-4]

According to Straubinger (3) some claim that the "sons of God" were the descendants of Seth and the "daughters of men" were the daughters of Cain. Others claim that the "sons of God" were angels who materialized and interacted physically with women. Well.... fast-forward to the Book of Daniel, look into the furnace where Nabuchodonosor had thrown  Sidrach, Misach and Abdenago and we see them prancing around the fire with someone, described by Nabuchodonosor himself, as a "son of God"  [Daniel 3:91-92].  Fast forward to the New Testament and we read Our Lord Jesus Christ describing Himself over and over again as the "son of man" yet His Father is God.

It would then be safe to assume that the term "son of man" refers to a spirit/soul that was born into the world (in human flesh) - even though that spirit may be the Spirit of God; whereas, "son of God" refers to a creature that was created to exclusively be a spirit although it may take the appearance of a human: i.e. Raphael  [Tobias 12:15-21]. When an unclean spirit takes possession of a human body, i.e. the possessed of Gerasens [Mark 5:1-12]then we are not dealing with an "appearance of" but with a "manifestation of".

Rewinding back to Genesis, Chapter 6.... It was because the result of that interaction between the sons of God with the daughters of men that God brought upon mankind the great deluge. God wished to save only Noah and his wife, their three sons and their wives plus a pair of each animals species of the world . [Genesis 6:1-22] Therefore, if indeed those (fallen) angels, sons of God - or  Watchers as Enoch called them - had taken human form, married and impregnated the daughters of men and contaminated human creation - after the deluge, they existed no more. End of the problem! Or was it?

Look at the world today. By all standards we have fallen below anything that has been shown as evil in the Holy Scriptures from Genesis on to the Book of Revelations. It seems that the sons of men have become a textbook case of all encompassing moral degradation. Therefore, one explanation of  the result of that interaction between the sons of God with the daughters of men has been proven inadequate to explain the level of depravity attained by mankind at the start of the 21st Century.  (5) Logically, this theory does not explain the tremendous advance of ancient cultures and their mythical heroes [Genesis 6:4] either. However, as the saying goes "where there is smoke, there is fire!"


DETAILS

Now, what if those (fallen) sons of God spoken about in the Books of Genesis and Enoch, are indeed the angels who fell with satan? What if they are free to take possession (control) of a human bodies (as we have clearly, yet symbolically, explained in a document (6) which shows that reincarnation appears to be, but is not?)

After all, if evil had control of a large number of humans, would he not impart tremendous material wisdom to those who worshipped him - thus helping them establish incredibly advanced and lasting great civilizations such as those predating that of the Egyptians, Maya, etc.? Would he not induce them to develop and practice similar religions (all over the world and seemingly unconnected) where humans take the place of God and where rituals sometimes called for the offering of human sacrifices to an unseen "god" (satan himself) and where the snake - the symbol of satan and sin since the Book of Genesis - takes a leading role?

Keep in mind that the unparalleled-in-human-history Alexander the Great was born of Olympia who claimed to have been impregnated by a snake. Although she was not, the symbolism and coherence is here too.

After Jesus Christ manifested Himself on Earth ("... Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe in the gospel."  [Mark 1:14-15]) satan's hold on the world started to decline. Still, satan's influence, although declining, was felt over the ensuing twenty centuries, only to flare up, as it is now at the End of These Times.

Who would induce, for example, Pope Gregory XIII to offer a solemn Te Deum in St. Peter's Basilica and have a medal struck reading "Ugonotiorum strages" (the destruction of the Huguenots) to celebrate the slaughter in France of over 20,000 Huguenots (Protestants in France)? The Spirit of God?
 
Who would induce Lenin to unleash upon humanity the scourge of communism? The Spirit of God?
 
Who would induce Adolph Hitler to slaughter over 6 million human beings, the remnant of the original chosen people of God, as if they had been infected with a plague? The Spirit of God?
 
Who would induce Cardinal Law (7) to single-handedly promote the destruction of souls entrusted to him? Who, adding insult to injury, would induce whomever was responsible to have glorified Law by placing him as the titular head of the most important Basilica dedicated to the Immaculate One (8)?

The only ones who would induce such behavior would be the (fallen) sons of God alluded to in Genesis (which are the "Watchers" of the Book of Enoch), with satan at their head, and acting through human bodies. (6)


CONCLUSIONS

Would it not then be evil's final coup to make humanity believe that the sources of those great civilizations and mythical heroes were Extraterrestials wisely hidden in New Age (8)  teachings? This would then "confirm" to the completely disoriented humanity that the appearances of Mary, and other supernatural assistance given by God to His beleaguered children, are not from God but from some other creatures . What a coup! What a coup! Masterful....  until God says Enough!


EPILOGUE

As a matter of record, and not just as an isolated supernatural experience,  miguel de Portugal has seen, with confirmation by a qualified (a sober practicing psychologist) third party,  in a period of approximately fifteen minutes, ten to fourteen individuals, who looked just "like the guy next door", simply vanish after entering into a room which had no other doors nor windows. The circumstances were such that, upon meditating over this striking event, it was obvious  that they were there on a "spiritual destruction mission". Obviously having concluded their "job in the area" they just left in an unobtrusive manner.

How many of those fallen "sons of God" are at work out there right now in under the guise of "human" - seeming apparitions or by means of possessing a human victim? Look at the world today and take a guess!



NOTES                                       

(1) Book of Enoch
(2)  One descendant line       :  Adam - Cain - Henoch - Irad - Maviael - Mathusael - Lamech   [Genesis 4:17-18]
        Second descendant line:  Adam - Seth - Enos  - Cainan - Malaleel - Jared - Henoch - Mathusala - Lamech - Noah  [Genesis 5:18-24]
(3) New Testament translated and commented upon by Mons. Juan Straubinger - Dr. Honoris Causa - University of Müenster - Germany
(4)  Biblical Literalism or Symbolism - Part I and Part II
(5) In addition, we can assure the Faithful with great certainty that the "crossing" of a pure spirit with a human being is impossible. The case of Mary and the Holy Spirit of God obviously does not fall fall in this category.
(6) What appears to be reincarnation - IS NOT.
(7) Cardinal Law, former head of the Boston Archdiocese. Resigned due to the sex scandal involving the cover-up by the leadership of the Roman Catholic Church in the US.  
(8) New Age IS NOT just a Spiritual Past Time


All Documents of This Series

The Time Line of the Creation Story

Biblical Literalism - Part I
Biblical Literalism - Part II

Creation vs Evolution - Part I
Creation vs Evolution - Part II

The Book of Enoch
The Selection of the Elect


Published on October 16, 2005


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