The Apocrypha is full of historical mistakes, geographical mistakes, chronological, moral mistakes and calendar mistakes. יהוה said that His Word had been; "forever settled in heaven" (Psalm 119:89) and has given stern warning to any who would presume to supplement, delete, or distort any of the words of Scripture (Revelation 22:18,19; II Peter 3:16).
These books have big problems, they lacked apostolic or prophetic authorship; they didn’t claim to be the Word of יהוה; they contain unbiblical concepts such as prayer for the dead or have some serious historical inaccuracies like Enoch and Jubilees. These books were never authoritative, inspired, or authentically written by either the Jewish Prophets or the Apostles. In this short series we'll find out what books are Scripture according to Yahusha's reckoning and discover why 14 books were removed historically and determine whether that was right or wrong, a deception or a revelation.
As I urged you upon my departure for Macedonia, remain on at Ephesus so that you may instruct certain men not to teach strange doctrines, nor to pay attention to myths and endless genealogies, which give rise to mere speculation rather than furthering the administration of God which is by faith. But the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. For some men, straying from these things, have turned aside to fruitless discussion, wanting to be teachers of the Law, even though they do not understand either what they are saying or the matters about which they make confident assertions.
I don’t trust occultists Westcott and Hort and their “New Testament in the Original Greek” published in 1881 because Westcott and Hort were Darwinian theologians who rejected the authority of scripture, Biblical salvation, the reality of hell, substitutionary atonement.
Jere 8:8 Lo, certainly in vain made he it; the pen of the scribes is in vain.
I DO trust the Textus Receptus because it’s based on the vast majority (over 95%) of the 5,300+ Greek manuscripts in existence.
Enoch was written by the Essenes a pseudo pagan cult which explains why it was found among the DSS.
Today, only the Ethiopian Church, and—interestingly enough—the Mormon religion, consider the Enochic writings to be authoritative.
Enoch, a 3 Pronged POKE
Who is set over the repentance of those who receive eternal life?
a) the Bible; 1st Timothy 2:5 tells us Yahusha is the ONLY one set over the repentance of those who receive eternal life, ONE Mediator between יהוה and men, “For there is one Elohim, and one mediator between Elohim and men, the man Messiah Yahusha.”
Or b) Enoch? an angel called Phanuel is set over the repentance of those who inherit eternal life. 40:9 and the fourth angel, who is set over the repentance unto hope of those who inherit eternal life, is named Phanuel.’
Repentance is strictly between a man and Yahusha alone. Only Yahusha died for our sins, and shed His blood to pay for them (1st Peter 1:18-19) not some freaky angel called Phanuel.
The Parables of Enoch (1 Enoch 37-71) tell the tale where Enoch is taken into heaven and shown prophetic visions concerning the eschatological “Son of Man.”
The Parables of Enoch are in direct conflict with the teachings of the New Testament concerning the identity of the Messianic Son of Man.
Enoch 71:13-14 And the Head of Days came with Michael and Raphael and Gabriel and Phanuel, and thousands and tens of thousands of angels without number. And he came to me and greeted me with his voice and said to me, “You (are) that Son of Man who was born for righteousness, and righteousness dwells on you, and the righteousness of the Head of Days will not forsake you.” (The Hermeneia Translation)
It’s clear, 1 Enoch contradicts the teaching of the apostles concerning Yahusha as the Son of Man.
Was the Son of Man named? When was Yahusha named in Heaven? Rev 1:8, “I am Aleph – Tav, the beginning and the ending, saith יהוה (the Kurios), which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Shaddai.” Yahusha is Eternal, without beginning or end; BUT NOT according to ENOCH
48:2 And at that hour that Son of Man was named In the presence of the Lord of Spirits, And his name before the Head of Days.
Jude never actually mentions a book or scroll of Enoch. He doesn’t mention what is written, only what’s said, or what Enoch said. Just as I could quote a commentary, a journal, a news article to illustrate a point, so the biblical writers used external material to draw attention and make a statement too.
Jude and the Book of the Enoch are actually referencing the same oral tradition. In other words, Jude wasn’t relying on the Enochic writings for this saying of Enoch.
Jude and the author of that particular passage in the Book of Enoch were both relying on the widely held tradition of what the actual Enoch said that’s all.
Jews never accepted it as part of their canon for this very reason neither did the early saints.
The author isn’t Enoch yet says he is, then goes onto to attribute the Messianic Prophecies to himself are visitations: He’s definitely 1 and 3, a Liar influenced by demons; whoever he is.
Time for a fairy tale! Is that okay? Don’t mind whilst I fill your head with LIES!!!!!
Written in the Maccabean period of Hellenization by a Pharisaic Jew.
Mk 7:8 Ye leave the commandment of יהוה , and hold fast the tradition of men. Mar 7:9 And he said unto them, Full well do ye reject the commandment of יהוה , that ye may keep your tradition.
Jubilees plainly violates the Torah and violates the words of the Savior by adding to the word of יהוה.
Jubilees, a 5 (4) Fold Failure!
The fairy tale of Jubilees deceives saying; Abraham died with Jacob lying on his chest, this is a fairy tale, where in Gen do we find that, the opposite read Gen 25.
The fairy tale of Jubilees deceives saying; Abraham put a pagan wreath on his head and danced around an altar at the Feast of Tabernacles which hadn’t been given yet. Let me get this right Abraham is AT A FEAST HE NEVER ATTENDED, PARTAKING IN A HASMONEAN PAGAN RIGHT BEFORE THERE WERE ANY HASMONEANS UPON THE EARTH.
According to the fairy tale of Jubilees Jacob never wrestles with the angel of יהוה for the blessing of the name change to Israel.
The fairy tale of Jubilees deceives saying; Shavuot’s origin is with the Rainbow of Noah instead of the the giving of Book of the Covenant at Sinai.
The fairy tale of Jubilees deceives on the Sabbath saying; one can’t provide due benevolence unto ones wife on the Sabbath in violation of Torah (Deut. 12:32) and the Brit (1 Corin 7:5) , one can’t travel on a ship on shabbat in contradiction to the torah and the testimony of Paul and the disciples throughout the book of Acts. and one can’t fast on shabbat in contradiction to the orthodox interpretation Lev 23.
2 Pet 1:3 seeing that his divine power hath granted unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that called us by his own glory and virtue.
The Pharisaic author of Jubilees is definitely #1, a bold face liar and as Yahusha said regarding those lying fiends…#3 influenced by demons…