I learned a lesson this morning. I’ve always understood that, in many cases, you may need to read several chapters in a book to get the full context of the scripture. Today I ran across one of the reasons why that is true. Genesis 4 mentions Enoch, Cain’s son, so I thought that this was the Enoch that didn’t die and that a good person can come from a bad parent. A good person can indeed come from a bad parent; however, Genesis 5 also mentions Enoch, who walked with God and never died; God took him. He came through Seth, one of the sons of Adam. Jesus is in the line of Seth. Genesis 5 gives the genealogy from Adam to Noah. Even in the early years after creation, people would name their children after relatives. The Enoch that came through the line of Seth was a good guy that walked with God and never saw death. All the others, between Adam and Noah, died. Did God give Enoch a glorified body that could handle heaven? God can do whatever he wants; I guess we will find out when we get there.
And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah: And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters: And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years: And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him. Genesis 5:21-24