As a child I remember listening to Carman. His song "The Champion" was released in 1985 and I remember listening to it again and again. When I heard it I thought about how power Jesus really was and how He always beats Satan. Take a listen in the link below before reading further.
It really is a great song. It brings tears to my eyes even now. It reminds me of a sacrifice that was made for me, the quiet power of Christ, and the futility of opposing God.
Now lets change gears. I know many Christians who believe no Christian has any business reading 1 Enoch (or any other non-cannon apocryphal or pseudepigraphal text). Many of these works speak to the worldview and beliefs of people who were the fathers of the Jewish and Christian faiths. Please don't misunderstand me. I am not trying to imply these texts should be considered cannonical. I would never argue that they are inspired. But that doesn't make them pure fiction. Should we reject thing just because they discuss "biblical" topics but aren't the BIble?
How is "The Champion" different than 1 Enoch. I don't have to take either one of them as inspired truth, historical fact, or divinely inspired. That doens't mean they have nothing to offer. Just as "The Champion" can uplift, inspire, and motivate...so to can 1 Enoch.
If you would listen to "The Champion" but you don't thing reading 1 Enoch is a good idea, I have one question for you. Can you logically justify that position? If so, I encourage you to leave a comment below. I would value your input.
If your interested, the link below is a PDF of the text of Enoch.
I believe that no matter what worldview we espouse we should understand what we believe any why. I hope to show others that the Christian worldview is not only accurate but true. If not, I hope they will be clear on why they reject it.