Proof the Book of Enoch is Scripture
The Book of Enoch was treasured by the ancient Nazarenes as an inspired book of prophecy authored by Enoch himself.Jesus’ own half-brother Jude quotes from the Book of Enoch saying:
Jude 1:14-15 (NIV Bible)
Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesiedabout these men: "See, the Lord is coming withthousands upon thousands of his holy ones
to judge everyone, and to convict all the ungodly of all the ungodly acts they have done in the ungodly way, and of all the harsh words ungodlysinners have spoken against him."
Some commentators have tried to minimize the importance of this quotation, claimingthat Jude was only quoting the Book of Enoch in the way that Paul quoted Greek philosophers. In fact there are two very important features in Jude’s citation.First of all, while the Book of Enoch is quoted (specifically 1Enoch 1:9), Judeattributes his quote not to the Book of Enoch, but to the man Enoch (Enoch, seventhfrom Adam). Since we have copies of the Book of Enoch which predate the Book of Jude, this quote tells us that Enoch seventh from Adam wrote the Book of Enoch.Secondly, Jude uses the word “prophecy.” Jude tells us that this quote from Enoch,which comes from the Book of Enoch, is prophecy. That is a
important statement.Regarding prophecy, Peter writes:
2 Peter 1:20-21 (NIV Bible)
Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet's owninterpretation.
For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God asthey were carried along by the Holy Spirit.
So if, as Jude tells us, the Book of Enoch is “prophecy,” then Peter tells us that it wasinspired by the Holy Spirit.Timothy has some important words for us about scripture that is inspired:
2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NIV Bible)
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training inrighteousness,
so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.