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Why Was the Book of


Enoch Rejected from
the Bible?
We have seen how the Biblical book of Enoch tells us that
evolution happened by means of fallen angels, or aliens, who
bred with animals, and of how other ancient Christian texts
tell the same story.

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Ancient Christian
holy texts
espouse that
angels mingled with
the daughters of
men.
Genesis 6:1-4

Some may ask, if Enoch was such a great book, then why
isn't it in the Bible today? There must be a reason why the
churches ultimately rejected it, right?
Actually, Enoch still is in the Bible. The Ethiopian
Christians still hold Enoch sacred. This is a crucial point,
because Ethiopian Christianity traces its roots to apostolic
times, and it was relatively free from the pagan influences
which adulterated Christian tradition within the Roman
Empire. Since Ethiopia was never part of the Roman
Empire, Constantines mixing of pagan sun worship with
Christianity never had an impact on the development of the
faith. Therefore, Ethiopian Christianity is more trustworthy
than Roman Christianity. Ethiopia accepts Enoch, so
Christians outside Ethiopia should accept Enoch too.
Now, for why it was rejected: The Old Testament in most
modern-day Bibles contains the same scriptures as the
Jewish Bible. Although the books are arranged in different
order, nothing is lacking in one that is in the other, so they
may be considered essentially the same. Why are they the
same? During the Protestant Reformation, Luther argued
that no scripture should be permitted into the Old Testament
unless the Jews included it in their Bible. That is why the
Jewish Bible and the Protestant Old Testament include the
THIS SECTION: same books.
EVOLUTION IN
THE BIBLE

But the Jewish Bible was not finalized until sixty years
after Christ, at the Council of Jamnia about 90 AD.
Moreover, Jamnia was a council that was dominated by
Pharisees a sect which Jesus Christ did not particularly
care for. Consequently, there is no reason to assume that
Jesus Christ would have agreed with the council's decision.
On the contrary, there is every reason to believe Jesus would
have protested Jamnia, and therefore, Jesus would also
protest the contents of the Old Testament if he were here
today.
Prior to Jamnia, there was widespread disagreement

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among Jews about which books should be in the Bible. The


Sadducees only accepted the first five books. The Pharisees
of Palestine may have accepted a canon similar to the Old
Testament of today. The Greek speaking Jews of the
Diaspora accepted a larger Old Testament called the
Septuagint, which contained more books. Some of these
books made it into the deuterocanon, also called the
apocrypha, which Catholic and Orthodox Christians accept
but Protestants do not. The Essenes, as we saw earlier, had
still another canon, which contained Enoch and Jubilees.
Consequently, it is superfluous to argue that we cannot
accept Enoch just because it is not in our Bible today.
Which of these Bibles would Jesus have been most likely
to accept? Jesus had ties to the Essene community who wrote
the Dead Sea Scrolls; therefore he would have been most
likely to choose the Essene canon, thereby including Enoch
and Jubilees in the Bible. There is no reason to think he
would accept the Catholic/Greek Old Testament, because
Jesus was not a Greek Jew, and he never made any
statements suggesting he favored Greek Judaism over
Palestinian Judaism. Neither would he have accepted the
Protestant Old Testament, because it is based on the Council
of Jamnia, which was a council of Pharisees.

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Besides this, the early Christians supported the


canonization of Enoch despite Jewish rejection of it. Early
3rd century Christian writer Tertullian commented on the
Jews rejection of Enoch as follows,

Since Enoch, in the same Scripture, also taught about


the Lord, then it should not be rejected by us but it
appears that the Jews rejected it specifically for that
reason, just like they do almost every other part that
foretells Christ.[1]

Indeed, it is true that the Jews corrupted their own scriptures


to take Jesus out of the Old Testament. One example is
Psalm 22:16. It reads "They pierced my hands and my
feet." That is what the Septuagint and Syriac versions say.
Christians take this as a prophecy about the crucifixion of
Christ. But the Jewish Bibles say "Like the lion my hands
and my feet." Which is correct? To answer the question, we
should look to the oldest manuscript evidence, which is the
Dead Sea Scrolls. The Dead Sea Scrolls favor the Christian
version.
According to this line of thinking, the Council of Jamnia
was in error because it allowed an anti-Christian prejudice to
influence the decision regarding Enochs canonicity. If this is
the case, then Luther was certainly wrong in allowing Jamnia
to decide his Old Testament canon.

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Another reason for why Enoch was rejected from the


canon is because later church leaders found the story of
angels having sex with humans too fantastic. Julius
Africanus was one of the first to reinterpret Genesis 6 and
thus cast a shadow over Enoch. Around 245 AD, he said,

In my opinion, what the Spirit is trying to tell us is that


the descendents of Seth are the sons of God because of
the godly men and patriarchs who descended from
them, all the way down to the Savior himself, and that
the descendents of Cain are the spawn of men and have
nothing from God in them.[2]

At the beginning of the dark ages, this interpretation


regarding the good sons of Seth versus the evil sons of Cain
became quite popular, thanks to revisionist theologians like
Jerome. Popular literature such as The Life of Adam & Eve
also promoted the sons of Seth versus the sons of Cain
opinion.[3] Although The Life of Adam & Eve may go back
to the 1st century BC, it is obviously fictional and contains so
many variant readings between copies that it cannot be
trusted. No ancient Christian canon list included it.
The book of Enoch was ultimately rejected in 364 AD at
the Council of Laodicea. The fact that this act of betrayal
against the earlier traditions happened in the church of
Laodicea is stunningly prophetic, for the Prophet of
Revelation has more harsh words for Laodicea than any
other church in Asia,

I will spit you out of my mouth You are wretched,


miserable, poor, blind, and naked be zealous,
therefore, and repent.[4]

Discontented by this critique of their town, Laodicea tried to


remove Revelation from the Bible too, in addition to Enoch,
but the Council of Carthage superceded them. Should we
allow these Laodicean heretics to have the final say on
Enoch? More and more Christians are saying No!

Click here to learn more about Evolution in the Bible.

The creationist narrative in Genesis 1 is contradicted by


many ancient Christian texts. Instead of an Almighty
Creator God, ancient Christian texts espouse that the

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universe is born from blind arrogance and stupidity.


The angels caused evolution to occur from species to
species. There are many gods, (or aliens?), and the
Christian God is just one among them. Satan the Devil
writes scripture, and thus the Bible was polluted with
Genesis 1. Archaeology and modern scholarship
demonstrate that Genesis is indeed corrupted.
Cavemen walk with Adam and Eve. Esoteric
prophecies reveal the coming of Christ, and also reveal
the dark forces that govern the cosmos. Such are the
ancient Christian writings.
Science vindicates the truth of these ideas. Evolution often
happens too fast for Darwins theory. Gaps in the fossil
record indicate that some kind of unnatural force acts
together with natural selection. Astrobiology reveals that
intelligent life probably evolved long before us. The fossil
record reveals strange clues that aliens abducted species and
transported them across oceans, and that DNA from diverse
lineages was combined to spawn hybrid species. Evidently,
aliens influence evolution, and they are the gods of the
worlds religions.
This is not fiction. All these facts are thoroughly documented
in the links above.

[1]

Tertullian. On the Apparel of Women 1:3

Julius Africanus. Narrative of Events Happening in Persia


on the Birth of Christ 2

[2]

[3]

The Life of Adam and Eve 20:32

[4]

Revelation 3:14-21

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