This is a new teaching because I can’t seem to find on YouTube what I shared. It’s possible that I just shared a FB post and not have done a complete teaching on this. But the quote from the Book of Enoch was a fascinating quote from the Book of Jude, the half brother of the Lord Jesus.
Matthew 13:55-56 (NKJV) “Is this not the carpenter’s son? Is not His mother called Mary? And His brothers James, Joses, Simon, and Judas? And His sisters, are they not all with us? Where then did this Man get all these things?”
But here’s the quote from Jude quoting from Enoch.
Jude 1:14-15 (NKJV) “Now Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about these men also, saying, “Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of His saints, to execute judgment on all, to convict all who are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have committed in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.”
But you’ll be trying to find any statement from David E Taylor about ungodliness. Perhaps about Hebrews 11:5-6, using faith but not about righteousness. I could be wrong but….”
A good explanation of the quote is found here.
But getting to David E. Taylor.
He’s using this Book of Enoch to deceive many people, and sadly, but predictably, many people were deceived.
You could see this in his video presentation here.
The Lord Jesus warned us of false prophets leading up to the great tribulation in Matthew 24:4-14 (NKJV) “And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.”Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake.
And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. But he who endures to the end shall be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.”
Then Paul said in 2 Timothy 3:13 (NKJV) “But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.”
The one distinguishing feature of false prophets and teachers is when they present mystical things that will never be in harmony with contextual teaching of the Scriptures. The words they use to deceive will always carry mysticism.
They’ll wrongly divide the Scriptures.
That’s why Paul told Timothy to preach the Word. And ALL Scripture is given by inspiration of God (see 2 Timothy 2:15 and 3:16-17).
And Paul said in 1 Corinthians 2:4-5 (NKJV) “And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.”
So when they’re off, we know why.
2 Timothy 4:1-5 (NKJV) “I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom: Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers;
and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.”
Notice the phrase “because they have itching ears.”
Itching means “…desirous of hearing something pleasant.”
Notice “Turned aside to fables.”
Fables are myths.
In that video, David Taylor uses the book to deceive the people into believing that they will have an encounter with Jesus. Visibly seeing Jesus. But the ulterior motive is to get money out of people.
2 Peter 2:1-3 (NKJV) “But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them,
and bring on themselves swift destruction. And many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the way of truth will be blasphemed.
By covetousness they will exploit you with deceptive words; for a long time their judgment has not been idle, and their destruction does not slumber.“
His intent is to exploit you for covetousness. His intent is to twist the Scriptures with deceptive words to financially take advantage of you.
2 Peter 2:13-14 (NKJV) “They are spots and blemishes, carousing in their own deceptions while they feast with you, having eyes full of adultery and that cannot cease from sin, enticing unstable souls. They have a heart trained in covetous practices, and are accursed children.”
Again look at what Peter said……”…enticing unstable souls. They have a heart trained in covetous practices….”
In other words, they teach themselves or are taught of others in covetous practices going after and enticing unstable souls.
An unstable soul is an individual that’s gullible.
Proverbs 14:15 (NKJV) “The simple believes every word, but the prudent considers well his steps.”
So pass the word and warn each other of this deceptive false apostle, prophet, and false teacher.
He’s been involved in scandals in the pass too, you could see here.