“And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.”
King James Version (KJV)
stanjett's comment on 2020-06-26 22:32:51:
Jesus did ascend up to Heaven. But the rest of us that dies before His return goes to a place called paradise. This paradise is a place where we wait until the end of time. We can't go to Heaven until we are judged, which we will be for all things good or bad. Reward will be given out according to how you lived your life. Heaven is not a commie place. We all don't get the same rewards. I think it was Paul who said strive for the best rewards. I don't care much for rewards myself, I just want to get there. I'll sweep out the stables if so assigned.
Jesse's comment on 2020-05-18 12:27:57:
That is a great question. From my understanding, Enoch was taken by God to be with Him in heaven. But John 3:13 says no man hath ascended up to heaven, but He that came down from heaven. I have never heard your question asked before but I can see where it might be raised (No pun intended). In John 3:13, Jesus is giving Nicodemus an answer to his question in Verse 9.
Jesus is saying that I am the only one that has come down from heaven, but if I tell you earthly things and you don't get it, and you are the master teacher, how will you understand spiritual things? Nicodemus should have associated the Lord's teaching to Ezekiel Chapter 37 Verses 1 through 15.
This is where God takes the prophet and He shows them a valley of dead bones and says this is Israel. Spiritually dead! And He says to him, prophecy over these bones that flesh would come on them. And the bones came together and the flesh came on the bones. And then He says prophecy to the wind that the wind would blow on them and breathe life in them. And he prophesies and the wind blows and they are filled with life and spirit.
And so God's promise to His people Israel is that you are spiritually dead until my Spirit gives you life. But right now you are spiritually dead! And He tells Nicodemus, you should have known what I was talking about. How can you be the master teacher in Israel and you don't know anything about being born from above? You don't know anything about the wind blowing, and how the spirit moves!
I guess if I were trying to see the difference between Enoch being taken to heaven, and Christ ascending into heaven, I would look at as God took Enoch. Enoch did not ascend up to heaven on his own. But Jesus did. He rose from the grave Himself. And He ascended up to heaven Himself. No man can do that, not even Enoch.
Melva's comment on 2020-05-18 05:19:52:
I believe on it. Where was he taken. Also when you read John 3:13. How does it apply?
erasmus aey's comment on 2015-07-26 15:26:32:
God rewarded Enoch for his absolute faithfulness by walking with God in truth and in integrity and honesty. In short he pleased God all of the times he lived. He was not corrupted! So God took him away whole Body, Soul and Spirit
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Cherseraph's comment on 2015-01-01 14:53:18:
Listen,it 's is not of so much the fact that God "TOOK " him, but the fact that "GOD " took him. That 's what it says! GOD came to earth to take him away from here for some reason. God came personally.. for him.