- Sep 18, 2012
Maybe you just have poor comprehension and reading skills?I did explain it. Firstly your claim that Enoch is excluded from Paul's statement is arbitrary, meaning it has no support. Paul said that Enoch was translated, literally transposed. He was placed somewhere else. The same thing happened to Phillip after he baptized the Eunuch. The same thing happened to Elijah when he was taken up in a chariot. Both of them were placed somewhere else. Paul says he was translated that he should not see death. Apparently his life was in danger and God put him somewhere else so that he wouldn't be killed. That doesn't mean he didn't die later like Phillip and Elijah did. Paul later says 'these all died'. So, after saying that Enoch was translated so that he wouldn't see death, he goes on to say that Enoch died.
Does anyone else think that verse 5 does not exclude Enoch from "they all died"....?