Did Enoch see God? Or do you think he was abducted?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Greetings,

    Many people teach that Enoch did not die but instead went straight to heaven. To come to this conclusion they force their own meaning into the somewhat obscure language, but ignore explicit statements in Scripture.

    First, the Bible is very explicit about what happened to Enoch. The eleventh chapter of Hebrews mentions Enoch among many other faithful. Then in verse thirteen it clearly states: "All these died in faith." In verse 39 it states that “none of these received the promise.” Obviously, this could not have been said if Enoch had gone to heaven.

    Genesis 5:24 states: "Then Enoch walked with God, and he was no more, for God took him." It explicitly states that Enoch “was no more.” His existence ceased. If you read the context you cannot fail to understand that this means Enoch died: Verse 23 states: "That the whole lifetime of Enoch was three hundred and sixty-five years." It doesn’t say “his lifetime on earth was...” but it said “his whole lifetime.” When it says Enoch “walked with God” it doesn’t mean that he literally went to heaven with God. It just means that Enoch lived a righteous life just as Noah “walked with God” (Gen. 6:10).

    When it says "God took him," it means that God took his breath of life and he died. We still say God “took” someone when we mean the person died. The Hebrew word translated "took" (LAQAH) can mean taken in death. For example Ezekiel 33:6 says: "But if the watchman sees the sword coming and fails to blow the warning trumpet, so that the sword comes and takes (LAQAH) anyone, I will hold the watchman responsible for that person's death, even though that person is taken (LAQAH) because of their own sin."

    When we try and say Enoch went to heaven we cause a contradiction in God’s Word. John 3:13 explicitly states that no one whet to heaven before Christ, and other scriptures that say Jesus was the"first" of those resurrected from the dead to heaven. (Cf. Ac.2:34, 26:23, Rev.20:4-6). If Enoch went to heaven then we have to assume that Jesus was wrong in John 3:13.

    Also, Romans 5:12 states that death came to all men, and that includes Enoch.

    When we take the Scriptures in context and stop forcing some personal theology into the words, the only reasonable conclusion is that Enoch died.

    Hope that helps,

    Ron Rhoades

    Source(s): The Bible
  • 5 years ago

    As a response to the best answer:

    It's not personal theology when Hebrews 11:5 literally says "By faith Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death" Did not experience death. Hebrews has some of the purest Greek we can find in the New Testament and the word for death is clear and it's clear the writer thought Enoch never died. Verse 13 of chapter 11 is not referencing Enoch, as is obvious in the context from verses 8-12. Verse 13 is referring to the descendants of Abraham who died in faith before Christ, not to Abraham's ancestor Enoch who is clearly said to have not experienced death right in the very book of the Bible you referenced.

  • Yes, Enoch saw God, witnessed the heavens in all their splendor, read the tablets that constituted the mysteries of the heavens, and returned to share all this with us. He was also enlightened about the end of days, in great detail.

    The Angels came and escorted him into the heavens.

    Source(s): 'The Lost Book of Enoch' by, Joseph B Lumpkin
  • 7 years ago

    Hebrews 11:5 clearly states that Enoch did not taste death read it for yourself

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  • 1 decade ago

    Aliens they got me once out here in the Simpson Desert trust me on that one mate. Now what did I do with that boomerang again.

  • 1 decade ago

    whos enoch lol

  • 1 decade ago

    It was actually a rehearsal for the rapture.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    What a good looking question.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    IDK

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