It starts with understanding that the Scriptures are complete and there are no “lost books of the Bible”. If there were, then God is a liar, because He said in His word –
Isaiah 40:8) “The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.”
Matthew 24:35) “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.”
Psalm 12:6-7) “The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.”
- God’s Word is preserved unto all generations.
Psalm 138:2) “I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.”
- how high and holy are the names of God? His Word is above His very name. So how could God allow His Word to be corrupted, destroyed, or lost?
Psalm 100:5)” For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.“
Psalms 119:152) “Concerning thy testimonies, I have known of old that thou hast founded them for ever.“
Psalms 119:160) “Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever.“
Matthew 5:18) “For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.”
Luke 16:17) “And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail.”
We then go to the accuracy of the Scriptures which is shown by Galatians 1:8-9 where anything contradicting the Word is accursed of God. 2 Peter 1:20-21 it’s not open to personal interpretation, but God spoke it to His servants to write. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 All Scripture is from God and is profitable. Revelation 22:18-19 Curses and warnings are given to any who would add to or change anything from the Word. Therefore, we see we have the complete Word of God, and anything that would contradict the Word of God even remotely is not of God, and by the Scriptures we then test all things to see where it stands.
The Apocrypha for example is man’s writings, mystic ideologies, and Gnosticism. Everything in the Apocrypha contradicts the Old and New Testament, teaches Mary veneration, angelic veneration, and the book of Thomas for example teaches Luciferianism of the Gnostic Gospel. The Apocrypha is a compilation of Catholic teachings to justify Catholic doctrine, and it was then included in and called scripture in an attempt to validate it because nothing in the Old and New Testament justifies Catholic teachings.
As for the Book of Enoch – the writings of Enoch that he did are included in the Bible, but what some do is say that because they are also included in other writings that this then validates those other books. You’d have to then say the Book of Mormon or the Hindu texts and Jehovah Witness texts are also of God then. The enemy knows how to quote, cherry pick, and misuse the Scriptures, as we see by Satan quoting Psalm 91 in the temptation of the wilderness to tempt Jesus.
The history of the book of Enoch started a few thousand years ago with an Ethiopian mystic. He gathered many of the lore, legends, and myths of the area and compiled them, including some of the writings of Enoch. These writings were spread throughout the land, into every culture and religion, which is why you can find some of the exact same stories and myths literally everywhere. The Essenes, a mystic sub sect under the Sadducees, got a hold of these writings and added them to their books.
- The book of Enoch teaches that sin came into the world from a demon named Azazel. That angels assisted Noah in building the Ark. That God will choose out of Hell the Righteous from the ungodly. It teaches Greek mythology in that the Sun and Moon rides in a chariot. That the moment that Noah was born, at the moment of his birth he levitated, spoke, and shot light beams from his eyes. That there were 300 meter tall giants. That Enoch flew around the sky on a cloud – and the book claims that all of this information came from Heaven.
The Essenes later left Jerusalem and went into the mountains and formed their own camp, whose camp ruins are the archaeological location of the Dead Sea scroll discovery. The Essenes were a camp of angel conjurers and angel worshippers, because the book of Enoch teaches angel conjuring, tons of spirit names, how to manipulate and converse with them, and the demonic Enochian spirit language. Which is why Paul wrote in Colossians 2:18 to not be deceived into worshipping of angels.
It also teaches tons and tons of information that contradicts the Bible, and it also is a mandatory read of the High Church of Satan in San Francisco, and also a mandatory read in Witchcraft – due to its extreme high compilement of demonic information.
The Kabalistic Essene Jews took the book and called it the work of Enoch to legitimize it. It completely contradicts the Bible, teaches heresies and made up lore, it is not Biblical in any way shape or form.
- Acts 19:19-20) “Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together, and burned them before all men: and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver. So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed.“
It should not be trusted
Should not be read
It has no business in a Christians life, and it is not Biblical history in any way whatsoever
It is the cause of many Christians downfalls, causing extreme obsession in conspiracy theories and leaving the Gospel.