SUBJ: The faith and legacy of
Enoch along with the New Testament identity with the message he preached
AIM: That we might embrace
original and longstanding truth in connection with our unchanging Lord
INTR: As we read this chapter we
will find it difficult to conceive of the ages of these that are named
and also to understand the implications of overlapping ages.
are named as the Godly line but the population expanded at a tremendous
2. Ancient uninspired writing endeavors to supply much that is
missing and even the matter of Enoch may have been preserved in this
3. The combination of the historical record and the New
Testament comment, both inspired of God fills in much that may not have
Thesis: The Gospel
is the Gospel in whatever era it appears and has always pointed to
redemption of a fallen race by the grace of God through the Seed of the
Woman — Christ Jesus our Lord.
I. The History of Enoch
can understand from counting that he was the seventh from Adam and we
note that Adam was still alive when Enoch was living and even when he
b. His name means dedicated or taught and gives us an
indication of the faith of his father.
c. The assumption here is
that each of these was the first child, but that is no necessarily
d. What distinguished this man was his walk with God.
i. We would note that a walk is more than a stroll
ii. The indication
is of a life of union and communion with God.
iii. The thought is
e. It was said of Noah that he walked with God and found
f. Only of Enoch was it said that “He was not; for God took
II. The Faith of Enoch — "By faith Enoch was translated
that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had
translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that
he pleased God." Hebrews 11:5.
a. It is here that we receive the
inspired confirmation that Enoch was translated and not that he merely
disappeared or died under unknown circumstances like Moses.
Something special seems to be indicated in that Hebrews 11:6 follows the
mention of the faith of Enoch.
c. All faith in every age addresses
there being and existence of God and the need of redemption.
cannot help but remember that eye-witnesses to the promise were still
ii. As such he would have known of the faith of Abel and
that of Eve.
d. He would have engaged in the true worship of God
e. His faith would have had to been manifested against apostasy or at
least the approach of it.
f. God was pleased with him and we know
that true faith is required.
III. The Message of Enoch — “And
Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold,
the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, To execute judgment
upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their
ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard
speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.” Jude 14-15
a. Again, we learn here of the activities of Enoch as a prophet and we
may safely assume that he preached the Gospels as did all other
b. Another of those things perhaps passed down, but
confirmed in an inspired form with Jude. It is truth indeed.
Consider what Enoch preached (paraphrased from Henry Tucker):
preached the second coming of Christ knowing that the first coming was
for salvation and the second coming for judgment.
ii. The doctrine of
judgment to come
iii. The resurrection of the dead.
iv. The stark
distinction between the righteous and the wicked.
v. That vast
numbers will be saved
vi. He bears testimony against ungodliness in
all ages with appropriate action.
d. The Gospel has been preached
wherever Godly men have been manifested and Enoch is a precious example.