Enoch (Genesis 5:21–24; Hebrews 11:5; Jude 14–15) was a very unusual man. The reason for this is that in the midst of great sinfulness in the world, the Bible says Enoch walked with God. God took Enoch and Enoch did not see death. This is very notable, for no person of sound mind would want to see death, yet all of us will. But Enoch walked with God, and God took him. Furthermore, Enoch was a prophet. He preached that God would come in judgment. Indeed, Enoch’s great grandson was Noah, and during his time came the great Flood, the judgment of God against a very sinful people. Enoch’s message is revealed in Jude 14–15. So how did Enoch, as a prophet, understand God’s message? It was letter upon letter, word upon word, line upon line, precept upon precept. Enoch did not change God’s message to fit culture. Whatever God told Enoch to speak, that is what he spoke. How do we know this? Because God’s Word says that Enoch walked with God, and God took him. Walking with God means to hear God and obey Him. This was Enoch’s Hermeneutic (view of scripture).
 Vadney, V. (2012). The Arrogant Journey: Hermeneutics and Church History (14–15). Abilene, TX: Desert Willow Publishing.
Published on Thursday, March 14, 2013 @ 4:13 AM CDT