Interesting. Do you believe Enoch is a type of the church? If so, is there any other basis for it, other than the fact that he was taken up before the flood?
Enoch's name means initiated, dedicated, disciplined. I find it interesting that it was 65 years before he started walking with God with indicates there was a time before he had the faith talked about in Heb. 11:5-6. We know he was a prophet because of Jude 14,15 which talks about the Lord coming with His saints (church and OT believers)and Paul says to the carnal church of Corinth that they were called to be saints.
**Interesting. Do you believe Enoch is a type of the church? If so, is there any other basis for it, other than the fact that he was taken up before the flood?**
At least 669 years passed between Enoch's translation and the great flood. That's a pretty long time, IMO.
This much is clear, as bad as some of the past history has been (black plague, the potato famine, WW1, WW2, etc.) the rapture has yet to happen. I'm sure that some believers living right there, amidst those terrible and fearful times, thought, surely the Lord is coming immediately.
I pray I live and do as he wills (which, of course, includes warning of the wrath that is to come). That is all any of us can do.