This isn't an arbitrary grouping of Old Testament sinners, but instead a group of three men who each had the particular error of trying to corrupt the rightful worship of God. Good intentions are not enough when it comes to worship - we must not go against his instructions.
In the case of Cain, the implication is that God did not accept his sacrifice ...
First, it's important to understand what an angel is. In Doctrine and Covenants 129:1-3 it says:
1 There are two kinds of beings in heaven, namely: Angels, who are resurrected personages, having bodies of flesh and bones—
2 For instance, Jesus said: Handle me and see, for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.
3 Secondly: the spirits of just ...
Both accounts in Jude 9 and Matthew 4:10 are the same person (Jesus).
Jehovah's Witnesses believe Jesus is known as Michael, The Archangel while in heaven. There are also other things to keep in mind why Jesus is believed to be the archangel.
The prefix “arch” means “principal” or “chief,” (http://www.yourdictionary.com/arch) and the word “archangel” is ...
You're asking two set of different questions:
Why is the Book of Enoch not regarded as canonical?
Why is the Book of Enoch not regarded as canonical by major Christian denominations?
For your first question, the Book of Enoch is part of liturgical canon of Ethiopian and Eritrean Churches within Oriental Orthodox communion. The reason for this inclusion is ...
It appears that the author of Jude was quoting from an apocryphal Jewish scroll known as the Assumption of Moses.
Origen stated in De principiis, III,2,1:
"We have now to notice, agreeably to the statements of Scripture, how
the opposing powers, or the devil himself, contends with the human
race, inciting and instigating men to sin. And in the first ...
I think Jude is encouraging his readers to fear the temptation of the flesh, which explains the following statement "hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.". Look at how it's phrased in the New Living Translation:
Jude 1:20-23 NLT But you, dear friends, must build each other up in your most holy faith, pray in the power of the Holy Spirit, and ...
"Them" refers to the people mentioned in verse 4 of Jude:
For certain persons have crept in unnoticed, those who were long beforehand marked out for this condemnation, ungodly persons who turn the grace of our God into licentiousness and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ. Jude 4 NASB
So, "they" are the proverbial "wolves in sheep's clothing"--...
Although I do not support JWs' non-Trinitarian doctrine, the idea that Michael could be another name for Jesus did not originate with JWs, and can be found in some writings of some early reformators.
Jude 9 should be compared to in light of Zechariah 3:2
Jude 9 (KJV):
Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed
about the body ...
Their habitation was heaven their first estate was obeying God and not to marry.
But they did something that the other angels did not do that got them locked away till the judgement.
They may be the ones in Gen 6 that took earthly women to marry and had children by them.
I was reading in the Apocrypha and found something referring to the first estate in 1 Adam and Eve. This book was likely written around the 5th or 6th century AD and was first translated into English in 1882.
1 Adam and Eve 5:7 "But the wicked Satan who continued not in his first estate, nor kept his faith; in whom was no good intent towards Me, and who ...