The last book in the New Testament tends to be referred to as the Revelation of John; its prologue declares it to be the revelation of Jesus Christ given to Him by God (ch1v1 cf. Greek) – John being its witness and scribe. Its declared purpose was to inform, albeit symbolically, God’s servants (the Church) what would in due course come to pass (ch1v1b). It is therefore highly significant when something is revealed by Christ’s angel to John and he is immediately told NOT to write it down (ch10v4). It suggests it was not intended to be disclosed to the Church, at least not at the time of her inception. Its eventual revelation, symbolically set out in the small scroll (or little book) would be sweet as honey in the mouth but bitter in the gut (Greek: koilia). It has become my conviction that this pertains to the munificent nature of God’s reconciliatory intentions, hidden from the Church’s understanding for much of her earthly pilgrimage, being God’s final mystery/secret (ch10v7). That is still more likely to be the case IF what I believe I have received from the Lord/Spirit and set out in my book* is on the mark. That is for others to determine, in the meantime my main claim for “The Fellowship of the Secret” is that it resolves many doctrinal tensions within and between the New and Old Testaments, at least to my own satisfaction.

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The book of Enoch is ex-canonical scripture that was nevertheless regarded as inspired and a genuine work of the Patriarch by a number of the early Church Fathers such as Clement, Irenaeus, Origen, Augustine and Tertullian. This is hardly surprising since it is directly quoted in the New Testament (Jude14,15). Tertullian specifically regarded Enoch as falling within the remit of 2Tim3:16 concerning “all scripture” being inspired and useful. It was excluded from the Old Testament cannon (apart from that formulated by the Coptic Orthodox Church) and for valid reasons; perhaps most significantly there was an unacceptable degree of variation in the manuscript copies available to the early Church councils that determined the composition of the Biblical Canon. Apart from being directly quoted in the Bible, this scripture clarifies some otherwise obscure verses which themselves are quite important and cannot be properly understood by comparing canonical scripture with scripture. None more so than Genesis 6; explaining in great detail the context of vv1-3, necessary for a rounded understanding of God’s nature and modus operandi, together with the respective culpability of the human and celestial agencies that contributed to the Fall and the Flood. The latter was another reason it was more conclusively rejected by the later Fathers who believed it did not place sufficient emphasis on man’s culpability for those particular cosmic disasters, especially having endorsed Augustine’s austere take on the matter. This extra-biblical literature also clarifies less important but nevertheless intriguing issues such as “the blood that speaks better things than Abel” (Heb12:24), Enoch’s walk with God (in great detail) and the ethnicity of Adam, Eve and their offspring (hinted at in Genesis5:3). It also reveals, albeit cryptically, the ethnicity of Noah’s three sons, and for that reason alone, especially in view of Gen9:25, it was providential it was excluded, and until relatively recently not readily accessible.

With the aforementioned early fathers, I have no doubt the book is inspired and needs to be consulted in order to aid completion of the biblical jigsaw. In the context of “The Fellowship of the Secret” it also contains certain prophecies regarding God’s final providential mystery (cf. Rev10:4-7) that might not have remained a mystery had Enoch1 been received within the canon and historically focused upon within the churches.  But there is another reason to believe Enoch was not intended for the Church throughout its history yet is relevant for today as profitable reading – that is the very opening verse:

 “The words of the blessing of Enoch, wherewith he blessed the elect and the righteous who will be living in the day of tribulation when all the wicked and godless are to be removed” (Enoch1 ch1 v1)
And at the end of Enoch there is a prophecy concerning the book itself and other books:

“But when they write down truthfully all my words in their languages, and do not change or diminish anything from my words but write them all down truthfully – all that I first testified concerning them; then I know another mystery, that books will be given to the righteous and the wise to become a cause of joy and uprightness and much wisdom. and to them shall the books be given, and they shall believe in them and rejoice over them, and then shall all the righteous who have learnt therefrom all the paths of uprightness be recompensed” (Enoch104:1113).

More on that in my particular book** but the writing attributed to Enoch provides a helpful reference source to enable us better to understand God’s rationale for the Flood by clarifying the context of the first two verses of chapter 6 concerning “the sons of God’s” union with human women, which made such a drastic remedy unavoidable.


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Clearly, for those who believe in the existence of an eternal soul, the whole human psyche cannot be contained within the physical brain which along with other mortal remains is finally buried or incinerated, for what is eternal and spiritual within man returns to God in whose image he was made, “The dust will return to the earth as it was and the spirit will return to God WHO GAVE IT” (Eccles12:7NKJV). Of course that is not the end of the story, which is resurrection, but in the interim Scripture makes clear that the disembodied spirit is conscious, sensual and retains a memory: “REMEMBER that in your lifetime you (the rich man) received good things and likewise Lazarus evil things, so now he is comforted and you are tormented” (Lk16:25)

All this needs to be kept in mind when seeking to make sense of Romans 7:14-21 and the nature of “original sin”. What I have come to understand is this: The eternal soul is not derived from human sperm but individually created by God – pure yet pliant (liable to corruption). Planted within the procreated intellectual vessel Paul describes as “the body of this death”, its concupiscent instincts are in contention with the conscience-directed soul/spirit. Paul’s “body of THIS death” refers to the condition (“death”) the man the apostle was depicting was CURRENTLY EXPERIENCING: not his mortality or future damnation but his inability by nature consistently to practice what his God-given spirit nobly aspires to, succumbing too often to the concupiscent instincts of his bodily members processed through the brain:… unless, that is, he is enabled by gospel grace and the Holy Spirit not only to aspire to what is good but TO PRACTICE IT even whilst inhabiting mortal flesh, in Paul’s language – possessing his own vessel in sanctification and honor” (1Thes4:4).

This may be some way from the teaching of Augustine (the Fall resulting in “death of the soul” and an inability to do or even desire anything good), later reinforced by the medieval Reformers’ doctrine of “total depravity”, but it is what I have been shown (by the Spirit I believe) and fits in with the rest of the synopsis concerning broader providence and the nature of the age to come set out in the seven chapters of “Fellowship of the Secret”

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Through his extraordinary indoctrination Paul understood what the original twelve hadn’t – the people of God were to be reconstituted. Only after special revelation did Peter perceive Gentiles were to receive AN IDENTICAL SPIRITUAL GIFT to the Jews (Acts11:17). Such is the Church – not the fortunate escapees from Augustine’s “Massa Damnata” – “But YOU (O Church!) are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, HIS OWN SPECIAL PEOPLE that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light” (1Pet2:9NKJ; cf. Ex19:6)

Illustration: Peter’s vision painted by Domenico Fetti – courtesy Wikipedia




I have come to understand that the ultimate human dichotomy is not Christians versus non-Christians but those who are “of God” and those who aren’t (cf. 1Jn3:10,12), identified by the presence or absence of “agape” (compassionate love – cf. Mt25:31-46). For sure, the former sub-division is the focus of the New Testament but that is the nature of the Bible. Its primary focus is the messianic Savior of humanity, His act of love at Calvary and the establishment of the people appointed to Him; God’s purposes for broader creation (providence) is a mystery sustained until the last days. For those open to it ex-canonical Enoch may provide elucidation (ch93), as hopefully does my book, the latter adducing such munificent providence from Scripture as a whole.




Whether taken literally or symbolically the Cain and Abel story is one of the most theologically significant passages in the Bible – as significant as “the Fall” itself, pertaining as it does to an INCLUSIVE covenant with fallen man – one of several eluded doctrines by which the mystery of providence has been sustained – considered in “Fellowship of the Secret”



My book’s title is not referring to a secret society but is a quote from the apostle Paul (Eph3:9-12). He WAS however referring to a secret society from the perspective of the Old Testament and his fellow apostles (cf. Acts11:17,18) – a society that we have come to know of as the Church, a concept unknown to the Old Testament world (Col1:26)…rlb777-72dpi-1500x2000


Unravelling the mystery of divine providence and the resolution of Scripture