Here are some facts about 1Enoch the book and Enoch the man.
Ethiopic Enoch = 1Enoch
2. 1Enoch is the oldest. 2 and 3 Enoch are later works.
3. Enoch was the seventh descendent of Adam and Eve in the Bible.
4. Enoch "walked with God. Then he vanished and God took him." (Genesis 5:24)
5. Enoch was the son of Cain and Ramona, and he led the Nodites. (UB 849)
6. Enoch was the first mortal fused with his thought adjuster. (UB 514)
7. Enoch is one of 24 members ‘Urantia advisory council.’ (UB 513)
8. The Book of Enoch was an inspiration to Jesus. (UB 1390) The title "Son of Man" was taken from the Book of Enoch. (UB 1390) Of all scripture the Book
of Enoch "was nearest to the truth" regarding Jesus’ identity and mission as assessed by Jesus himself. (UB 1390).
9. Enoch is said to have been taken away by God, saw the secrets and mysteries of the universe, the future of the world, and the predetermined course of human
history (Biblical literature).
10. There are three parts to 1Enoch.
11. 1Enoch was found among the Dead Sea Scrolls pushing its date of origin back to at least 100-200 BC (except for part 2, see below).
12. Part 2, the Similitudes, is the part containing all the references to the Son of Man and is the only part not yet found among the Dead Sea Scrolls. Therefore, its
dating is unsure (? pre-Christian or not).
13. The New Testament was significantly influenced by 1Enoch.
14. Many early Church fathers were inspired by 1Enoch.
15. Many copies of 1Enoch were found among the Dead Sea Scrolls. 1Enoch was probably one of the most authoritative and popular scriptures of the Qumran
16. After the fourth century A.D. 1Enoch was apparently suppressed as heretical by the Church due to its references to the physicality of the fallen angels who were
said to have had sexual relations with the ‘daughters of men.’.
17. The entire Book of Enoch not discovered again until 1773. It was brought to Europe from Ethiopia.
18. The book survived as a whole only in Ethiopia. Why? Was it destroyed by the church?
19. 1Enoch is directly quoted in Jude and 2Peter of the New Testament in reference to danger of a perverted form of Christian belief which claimed that it was only
necessary to have faith. The overriding concern of these two New Testament books is that the believer feels that he or she is otherwise above the biblical laws
and commandments. This belief mainly took the form of sensual and sexual indulgence. Jude and 2Peter reject such licentiousness and state that the fate of
such believers will be like the angels or "Sons of God" who sinned by descending from heaven and having intercourse with daughters of men. (See Genesis 6:1-4).
The story of these "fallen angels" is discussed in 1Enoch. The Nephilim of the Bible are the Nodites of the Urantia Book (UB 856) and are the descendants of
the original disloyal ‘Dalamatia staff of one hundred’(UB 758), and who became the ‘eighth race to appear on Urantia’(UB 857)..
Since many readers probably have not read 1Enoch, I would like to present at some length the parts that are revelant to our present discussion, along with some commentary as we proceed. The 1Enoch text quotes, unless otherwise indicated will be taken from The Book of Enoch, from the Ethiopic, literally translated by Richard Laurence, LL.D., Archbishop of Cashel, Late Professor of Hebrew in the University of Oxford, 1882. The biblical references in parentheses are part of the translation and are not my comments. These references are Biblical verses that are felt to be related to 1Enoch by the Archbishop.
1Enoch 1:1 The word of the blessing of Enoch, how he
blessed the elect and
the righteous, who were to exist in the time of trouble; to the
rejection of all the wicked and ungodly (Psalms 1). Enoch, a righteous
man, was with God, answered and spoke, while his eyes were
open, and while he saw a holy vision which was in the heavens Genesis. 5:24). This the angel showed me.
them I heard all things, and understood what I saw; that
which will not take place in this generation, but in a generation
which is to succeed at a distant period, on account of the elect.
Parts of 1Enoch are written
specifically for the sake of those who elect God’s will during the time of
trouble, in the "distant" messianic period, now about to begin
1Enoch 1:3 Upon
their account I spoke and conversed with him, who will go
forth from this habitation, the Holy and Mighty One, the God of
Enoch conversed with Melchizedek "on account of" the elect. The
Mighty One, God of the World, is Melchizedek who goes forth from his heavenly
"habitation" with strength and power, riding the white horse of
Revelation to put an end to war, persecution, and terror. This God of the
...will hereafter tread upon Mount Sinai; appear with his hosts; and
be manifested in the strength of his power from heaven.
1Enoch 1:5 All shall be afraid, and the Watchers be terrified.
Great fear and trembling shall seize them, even to the ends of the
earth. The lofty mountains shall be troubled, and the exalted hills
depressed, melting like a honeycomb in the flame. The earth shall
be immerged, and all things which are in it perish; while judgment
shall come upon all, even upon all the righteous (Revelation. 20:11-15).
Melchizedek will visibly
"appear with his hosts." How so? The Watchers are probably the
descendants of those who had been "cast out of heaven," (the
Dalamatia 100) who are from the Nodite (Nephilim) racial line. Are these some
of the "princes" of the world, the powerful and heartless that run
our world system from behind the scenes. Many of these behind the scene leaders
apparently come from "royal" lineages. They are terrified, as they
should be, when Melchizedek comes. As many other times stated in scripture, the
hills are made low during cataclysmic tectonic activity. Notice that all those in (but not above or on) the earth
perish, i.e. those hiding in mountains and subterranean locations. All people
are then subject to individual judgment according to prophecy. Further
information on those who elect God’s will follows next.
1Enoch 1:7 But to them shall he give peace: he shall
preserve the elect, and
towards them exercise clemency.
1Enoch 1:8 Then
shall all belong to God; be happy and blessed; and the splendor
of the Godhead shall illuminate them (Isaiah. 40:5; 65:21-25).
The elect are physically "preserved" probably to
help build a new world from the old.
Behold he comes with ten thousands of his saints, to execute judgment
upon them, and destroy the wicked, and reprove all of flesh for every thing
which the sinful and ungodly have done, and committed against him.
Are these "ten thousands of his saints" the "hosts" of 1Enoch 1:4?
The "wicked ones" behind the scene will be exposed and dealt with. Mankind will be rid of Caligastia (the devil) and like-minded men and women forever.
The above excerpts are from the book, The-Kingdom-of-Heaven-is-at-Hand by Ed Roache.