Statement of Faith
The Seventieth Week
If there is any topic you guys want to discuss, be sure to ask and I will do my best to answer it.
Regarding your question on Telegram, I don’t think it’s something I need to see for you to have guests. I absolutely love your writing & seeing you on other shows. If having guests takes away from your writing, I like things as they are now.
I apologize for asking 2 questions in 1 week.
On Preterism. I had never heard of it until recently. The new Pastor (and others) in a church I once attended are preterists. From what I've heard from many in the pre-trib community it's not a salvation issue (?), but I find it concerning. With not seeing current events as prophetic, I'm not sure they share our sense of urgency about salvation or are offering guidance on how to handle these 70th week birth pangs.
Maybe I'm overthinking it. I appreciate your time.
I've been trying to download the Rev310 App but it doesn't come up in the Apple App Store or your "Get the App" header/button.
Forgive me if I'm missing something!
Question: Why is the book of Enoch not in the Bible?
Aside from the fact no one knows who wrote it, or when, or where the author was quoting from, there are about 30 doctrinal errors and inconsistencies with the book of 1 Enoch, which of the three versions, is the least error-prone.
1:1 Implies restoration during the tribulation - not congruent with scriptures.
1:8 In conflict with the doctrine that peace was made at the cross. Also, in the last days, tribulation will increase for the righteous - this "verse" seems to dispute that.
2:2-3 Appears to contradict 2 Pet 3:3-7
5:4 Is an admonition to some unknown party - this is very irregular relative to the scriptures (i.e. authentic ancient writings by God-fearing Jews)
6:3 Semjaza seems to be listed as the leader of the angels, which is not scriptural
6:3,8 None of these angels are mentioned in the Bible
8:1 Azazel isn't even listed in 6:8 as one of the angels that fornicated with women
8:3 Araqiel and Shamsiel aren't listed in 6:8 either
10:2 Enoch allegedly wrote about Noah, even though the Bible teaches that Enoch was taken up to heaven years before Noah was born.
10:4-6,12 Implies angels can be bound & hid in holes under rocks. This is contrary to scripture.
10:8 Ascribes all the sin of the fallen angels to one named Azazel - not scriptural.
10:15-11:2 Seems to imply that permanent restoration took place after the flood - clearly not true. It seems the true author of this book confused scriptures pertaining to the future restoration.
13:5-6,14:4-5,7 Implies fallen angels can't talk to God - this contradicts Job. Also implies that angels were repentant, but weren't received back by God - very strange doctrine.
14 Gives a very strange description of Heaven that conflicts with many scriptures
15:8-10 Very strange doctrine about "evil spirits" proceeding from unredeemable giants
17-18,21,23 Gives a very strange description of the earth & universe which is clearly not true. Also alludes to the ancient model of astronomy that held that there were 7 stars (the closest planets) that burned like the sun (they don't.)
19:3 Discredits all other prophecies about the consummation of the ages.
20 Lists strange angels not in scripture, and incorrectly assigns the roles of Michael (the warrior) and Gabriel (the messenger)
21:7-10 Seems to contradict Biblical descriptions of the present & final judgment places for the fallen angels
22 Contradicts the Biblical descriptions of past, present & future dwelling places for the righteous who die
32:2-6 Seems to imply the Garden of Eden was still in existence after the Flood
33:1-2 Says Heaven rests on a foundation that is at the Eastern edge of the earth
33:3 He claims he counted the stars & individually mapped them, which is impossible scripturally (& scientifically)
34 Says the winds come out of a "portal" at the Northern edge of the earth
36:3 Says the stars come out of portals at the Eastern edge of the earth & move West
38:5-6 Contradicts Daniel & other prophecies about the Millenial Reign
39:1-2 Very strange implications here about the "seed" of angels dwelling with men at the end... this contradicts the scriptures
40:7 Talks about the "Satans" - plural, different than the Bible, who gives that name to only one fallen angel. Also, implies Satan can't stand in God's presence, contrary to Job.
40:9 Once again mixes up the roles of the 2 Archangels & adds more names in. Michael's role in scripture is related to conquering nations & fighting spiritual wars, while Gabriel's relates to bringing messages & visions to people.
41:1-2 Says the Kingdom of God is divided - it's not & can't be scripturally. Also describes sinners being repelled from a mansion, which is also not scriptural, unless you look at a parable Jesus told, which was not intended to be literal.
41:4-5 Says the sun, moon, winds, etc. are stored in chambers & released at appointed times.
41:6-7 Implies the sun & moon move opposite of each other
43:1-3,44 Very weird model of the nature of stars & lightning
47:4 Says God requires the blood of the saints... very strange
51:1 Says Sheol & Hell will give back to the earth, which isn't scriptural - also Hell is a NT term, not OT
51:2 Disputes the Biblical doctrine that we are chosen. (We don't have to wait until Christ's return to be chosen.) This isn't scriptural.
General: Seems to imply Enoch came back down to earth after being taken up to Heaven, which is not scriptural. (Source)
Thank you for writing this out, Pete! Very helpful.
Thanks for your reply. I also don't believe in apostles and prophets today either, only those in the bible. My husband had the same reply about the clock. Everything seems very surreal these days and my heart is heavy for the things to come for those left behind. I hope many will find your book to explain what has happened. I will be passing out a few.
I was Pentecostal at the start, so I know what they mean to be speaking in tongues.
Also was a mission/relief worker for a few yrs. Heard a story of an American who went to do missions where no English was spoken. He had a an indigenous English speaking guide however.
One day he came upon a resident and the missionary and he had a good conversation, regarding salvation etc.
When the guide heard this he asked "what language were each of you speaking in, the missionary said English.
The guide said I know that man and he only speaks our native language.
Each understood the other. This truly is speaking in tongues.
I guess you could say I’m cessationist in the sense that we no longer have prophets and apostles going around doing miracles or needing things like speaking in tongues inside church services.
However, I also believe that God can still speak to us thru dreams and visions. If that were my dream, my take away would be that time is near at hand (your stone clock) and that our nation’s days are numbered.