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originally posted by: Iostsheep
a reply to: Raggedyman
He didn't put it together? Yes he did. Read Cannon 29.
First.. here's Corinthians.
“Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.”
Keep in mind he is saying this because Jews left when they saw Gentiles coming into learn on the Sabbath.
Let us then have nothing in common with the Jews who are our adversaries” He continued, “Forasmuch, then, as it is no longer possible to bear with your pernicious errors, we give warning by this present statute that none of you henceforth presume to assemble yourselves together. We have directed, accordingly, that you be deprived of all the houses in which you are accustomed to hold your assemblies: and forbid the holding of your superstitious and senseless meetings, not in public merely, but in any private house or place whatsoever. … Take the far better course of entering the Catholic Church …. From this day forward none of your unlawful assemblies may presume to appear in any public or private place. Let this edict be made public.”
Christians must not Judaize by resting on the Sabbath, but must work on that day, resting rather on Sunday. But, if any be found to be Judaizing, let them be declared anathema [cursed and excommunicated] from Christ.”
Jesus was constantly preaching on the Sabbath, see Mark 1:21; 6:2; Luke 4:31; 13:10, and Luke confirms it was his custom to do so in Luke 4:16. Moreover, in Mark 2:27-28 states Jesus is the Lord of the Sabbath and God has appointed this day to Jesus:
“And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath: Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.”
His brother James is noted worshiping the Sabbath in Holy of Hollies.
and Enoch is scripture that was used prior to Cannon 29.
And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,
"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."
This is a summarize quote from the Book of Enoch and here is Jude's reference.
“And behold! He cometh with ten thousands of His holy ones to execute judgement upon all, and to destroy all the ungodly: and to convict all flesh of all the works of their ungodliness which they have ungodly committed, and of all the hard things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.”
In the 2nd Century Epistles of Barnabas he quoted Enoch not only to state his reasoning but then compared Enoch to Daniel as having the same visions. In Chapter 4:3-5, Barnabas says:
The final stumbling block is at hand of which it was written, as Enoch says, "For to this end the Lord has cut short the times and the days, that his beloved should make haste and come to his inheritance."
And the Prophet also says thus: "Ten kingdoms shall reign upon the earth and there shall rise up after them a little king, who shall subdue three of the kings under one."
Daniel says likewise concerning the same: "And I beheld the fourth Beast, wicked and powerful and fiercer than all the beasts of the sea, and that ten horns sprang from it, and out of them a little excrescent horn, and that it subdued under one three of the great horns."
In the late 1st and early 2nd Century, Church Elder Tertullian addresses the importance of “The most ancient prophet Enoch “. He addresses the jews have of scriptures passed down from Noah and from the Jews. Tertullian responds to the rejection and importance of Enoch,
"But as Enoch has spoken in the same scripture of the Lord, and every scripture suitable for edification is divinely inspired, let us reject nothing which belongs to us. It may now seem to have been disavowed by the Jews like all other scripture which speaks of Christ—a fact which should cause us no surprise, as they were not to receive him, even when personally addressed by himself."
Tertullian has addressed that not only is it rejected by the Jews but should be accepted by Christians as divine and heavenly, that we “do not reject what is ours.” like our Jewish brethren has, as they rejected all things of Christ.
There is no doubt after reading Enoch, the book is the story of Christians and not the Jews, despite Enoch going into full detail of both the Old and New Testament. From Genesis to the Exodus. To parables of David and Solomon.
However Tertullian isn't the last, many others such as Justin Martyr, Irenaeus, Origin and Clement of Alexandria all reference and mentions Enoch as if it were the Old Testament to the Christians. To learn more on their stories from “Book of Enoch the Prophet” by Richard Laurence, published in 1833. The introduction is free at sacred-texts.com
This is the problem with sacred-texts.com it includes incorrectly attributed and texts of dubious content alongside credentialled and legitimate translations.