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He was taken into heaven.

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Enoch died.

In Hebrews' "faith chapter" eleven, the earliest of God's faithful are listed... among whom is 'Enoch' [Heb.11:5].

Of these faithful, verse 13 clearly says: "THESE ALL DIED IN FAITH...".

Verse 5 mentions that Enoch "...was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him...".

It does NOT say that Enoch was taken to heaven.

In fact... centuries later... Jesus assures us: "...NO MAN HATH ASCENDED UP TO HEAVEN..." (John 3:13) -- except for Himself, who came from heaven, as a man, and went back there.

Either Jesus Christ, who came from heaven, knows who's in heaven and who isn't... or He made a mistake and Enoch and Elijah are really up in heaven [as some men teach in spite of Jesus' Words]... or Jesus is simply a liar; and Enoch, Elijah, and millions of other people are all up in heaven as many religions in the world teach.

The "death" that Enoch "should not see" [future tense] is the "SECOND DEATH" that Jesus promises that His servants will "not be hurt by."

"He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the SECOND DEATH." (Rev.2:11)

"Blessed and Holy is he that hath part in the First Resurrection [at the time of Jesus' return to earth]: on such the SECOND DEATH hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years." (Rev.20:6)

The first who are gathered by the angels at Jesus' return are the "dead in Christ"... before those saints still living on the earth are gathered together into the clouds with them.

"...the DEAD IN CHRIST SHALL RISE FIRST: then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air... Wherefore comfort one another with these Words." (I Thess.4:16-18)

Among these "dead in Christ" shall be Enoch [as well as Paul, who when he wrote to the Thessalonians, thought Jesus would return during his lifetime, and that he would be one of those who would be 'alive and remain'].

And Enoch, Paul, Peter and all the other "dead in Christ" shall experience the First Resurrection... be raised from the dead IMMORTAL... and be incapable of dying again, forever more -- or "not be subject to the SECOND DEATH" -- that those who experience the "Second Resurrection" at the end of Christ's thousand year rule will be.

"...This is the SECOND DEATH. And whosoever was not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the Lake of Fire." (Rev.20:14-15)

"He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be My Son. But the fearful, and unbelieving, and abominable, and murderers... shall have their part in the Lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the SECOND DEATH." (Rev.21:7-8)

THIS is the "death that Enoch should not see" -- the Second Death. Not the "first one," that's appointed to us:

"...it is appointed unto men ONCE TO DIE, but after this the Judgment..." (Heb.9:27)

Enoch died his first, "appointed death." But God determined that he "should not see" the SECOND one.

Enoch is dead... and like all the rest of the "dead in Christ"... he's "asleep in Christ" [I Cor.15:18] and awaiting the return of the Lord from heaven, where He now is.

That's what The Bible says about Enoch. Nowhere does it say that God took him to heaven. That has always been a false assumption on the part of men.

Jesus says that Enoch is DEAD... and that no MAN, other than Himself... who came from there... is in heaven.

It's really a no-brainer. We either believe what Jesus says -- or we don't.

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How did enoch die?

Enoch, in the Bible, did not die, he was taken to heaven by God. In Genesis 5:24 it say that Enoch walked with God.


Who asended to heaven but did not die?

Enoch and Elijah


Who was taken up to heaven in the Bible?

Elijah, Jesus, and Enoch


What 3 ascended into Heaven in the Bible?

Jesus Christ, Enoch, and Elijah. Jesus actually rose into Heaven. Enoch walked with God and was just taken up into Heaven. Finally Eliah was taken to heaven in a chariot of fire.


When will Elijah the Prophet and henok die?

The bible says that both the prophet Elijah and Enoch did not die . But were taken up into heaven. Elijah in a cloud.


Who went to heaven but didn't die in the Bible?

Elijah. Enoch.


Who is Adam and Eve's grandson?

Through the line of Cain, there is Enoch (not the same Enoch who was taken to heaven). Through the line of Seth, there is Enos.


How did Enoch go to heaven?

And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him. By faith Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death; he could not be found, because God had taken him away. For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God.


Name of two people taken up to heaven from the old testament?

Enoch and Elijah


Who walked with god and did not die?

Enoch. At the age of 365 he was 'translated' into heaven.


Was John the Baptist taken up to heaven?

No. He was Martyred by being beheaded. The Prophets Elijah & Enoch were both taken up into Heaven, as was the Blessed Virgin Mary.


Who was the first person to go to heaven that did not die?

Elijah and Enoch were the only two people mentioned in the Bible to go to heaven without dying. Enoch was the first of the two.


What happened to Enoch in the Bible?

He was taken into heaven to live with God without suffering the pains of death.


Name someone who went to heaven without dying?

The bible mentions only two people who did not die, but were taken up to heaven.They are the prophet Elijah and Enoch.


Who were the two persons believed to have been taken up to heaven and did not die in the Bible?

Enoch (Genesis 5:24) and Elijah (2 Kings 2:11)


Did god take enoch into heaven?

Did God take Enoch into heaven?* Yes! It says so in the Bible!


Where in bible Enoch taken to heaven?

This can be found in Genesis 5. Enoch was a faithful servant to God, so faithful that God decided that he was too good for death. At 365 years old God brought Enoch to heaven without Enoch dying. "Altogether, Enoch lived a total of 365 years. 24 Enoch walked faithfully with God; then he was no more, because God took him away." (Genesis 5:23-24)


Did Melchizedeck in the Bible leave earth as Enoch and Elisha?

The bible is silent on this point. There is no reason to suppose that he was taken up alive into heaven as Enoch and Elijah were. He is an Old Testament type (or Picture) of Jesus Christ, who was to come, but nothing offered in scripture to suggest a (rapturing) up to heaven alive, as Enoch and Elijah.


Was any one else taken by God beside Enoch?

Yes. Elijah the prophet was taken up by a fiery whirlwind and chariots of fire directly into heaven.


Does Mary mother of Jesus die?

Mary was taken body and soul into heaven. That is what is celebrated on the Feast of the Annunciation. The doctrine leaves it open as to whether Mary was taken to heaven before death or shortly thereafter. Most theologians believe that she died a natural death and was then assumed into heaven.


Who went to heaven without dying?

Enoch and Elijah. Enoch walked with God. Elijah was a prophet. He went to heaven in a fiery Chariot.


Book of enoch?

Enoch was one of the only two people in the Bible who did not die, the other being Elijah the prophet. "By faith Enoch was taken from this life, he could not be found, because God had taken him away. For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God ... " However, there is no "Book of Enoch". His story can be found in Genesis and the 11th chapter of Hebrews.


How did Jesus's mother Mary die?

She didn't die. She was assumed Body & Soul into Heaven, just like the Prophets Elijah & Enoch were.


How did ezekiel die?

He was taken to heaven in a chariot


Who was taken straight to heaven in the old testament?

Enoch was taken to Heaven without dying. Eliijah ascended without dying, in a chariot of fire. He was said to have raised the dead, and brought fire down from Heaven as well, and is supposed to return to Earth before The Apocolypse, as a harbinger of the Coming of Christ. To Enoch: Genesis 5:22-24. To Elijah: 2 Kings 2:11.