Nephilim and the Book of Enoch

Q. There are lots of talk on YouTube about the Book of Enoch and the Nephilim. How credible are these talks?

Concerning Nephilim, there are just too many of them to comment individually. Some are produced by authors I know, and I’m aware of their theological position, even though I may not agree with them fully. Others are unknown and I did not spend hours to review them. For example, Chuck Missler of “Koinonia House” believes in pre-tribulation rapture while I hold the post-tribulation view, but his handling of Gen 6 on the Nephilim is sound. The first hour of this talk is about UFOs and aliens, but the second half he went into a fine exegesis to present the “angel view” as opposed to the “Sethite view” of the sons of God:

See also: http://raykliu.wordpress.com/2014/04/28/imprisoned-spirits/

With regard to the Book of Enoch, it is not in the biblical canon. Contrary to what the History Channel and liberal scholars say about it being banned from the Bible, it was never in the Bible in the first place. The reason is it did not pass the tests of canonicity. The book is dated between 300-100 BC, and could not have been written by Enoch himself, but someone who assumed his name to lend authority to his work. While it may contain truth, the rest is false historically or doctrinally. Much of what’s on YouTube is sensational for marketing purposes. I don’t see many evangelical authors there. Gary Stearman of “Prophecy in the News” is one, but he too is a pre-tribulationist. I would watch them as interesting background, but always check back to the Bible.

http://www.gotquestions.org/book-of-Enoch.html

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