originally posted by: randyvs
a reply to: benrl
Always good to see benri interested in one of my
threads. And as far back as Daniel was in the history of
this world? Wouldn't you say almost certainly, that passage
must be referring to such books?
And come-on and cast your reasoning? I promise it wont hurt..
Depends on your view of Eschatology, and if spiritual inspiration of cannon is closed (which doesn't negate the possibility of "hidden" or "lost"
Also depends on your world view.
If its myth, than Surely Enoch has a place in the historical viewing of "biblical" text, if anything as it is supposedly referenced in the Bible
indirectly through quotation.
Even among believers the answer will fall on several different lines of thinking,
Cannon being sealed or Complete, will get you a NO.
Personally, I am a "Believer" who doesn't really fall along a Sect or denomination, so my reasoning does not stand for any "group" Only my own,
though I fall in line with some orthodoxy on some issues.
My view of faith is one that believes each person has a responsibility to find and understand it, not take someone elses word on the matter (the bible
supports this thought).
Enoch, on the whole, does not contradict, and most often tends to point toward whats already in the bible.
ALSO, Enoch's jewish origins raises some questions, as it was considered valid for some time, Funny enough, its the References to the Messiah in
Enoch that caused problems.
I would argue the Messiah in Enoch (OT Jewish scripture) was more inline with NT Christ, than OT views on Messiah. Many of the questioning of
illegitimacy stem from that point in JEWISH history, when they Decided it portrayed the Messiah in a way that was not in line with OT Judaism.
MY stance on Enoch, is the same as other non-biblical theological text, it is good to have more knowledge, its up to the individual to decide what to
do with that knowledge.
As the book I claim as my holy book says,
"But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good"
Its not hard to determine of something is in line with scripture, its the duty of every Faithful Christian to test what they are told.
MOST do not.
Most, eat what their Clergy serves.