While the word "rapture" and its meaning (as to the "taking up" of the New Testament church) is not specifically taught in the Old Testament, it is well understood that hundreds of Old Testament scriptures foretell New Testament events. For example: one of the greatest sources of confidence in the Bible is the fact that it so accurately prophesied the birth, life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ centuries before the events took place.
In this episode (14 of our 18 part series) on the Biblical doctrine of the Rapture, Pastor James W. Knox explains the first example of a "type" or picture of the rapture of the New Testament church—through the Old and New Testament accounts of Enoch from Genesis 5 verse 24 and Hebrews 11 verse 5.
Enoch, a man who pleased God and walked with God, did not see death—for he "was not; for God took him" and "was not found". Brother James contrasts Enoch with the type and picture of Noah. Hebrews 11 makes it clear that Noah found grace when he had to build and prepare and labor and gather—for he would endure, with God's preserving hand, the time of punishments such as the world that never seen. Yet Enoch built no ark, he simply was "translated".
To learn more about these types and pictures of the rapture pick up a copy of "That Blessed Hope: Teaching and Defending the Doctrine of the Rapture of the Church" please visit our web store at https://store.jameswknox.org
Continue to Part 15: https://youtu.be/WThf3j1cPVk
THE BIBLE Baptist Church of DeLand, Florida Pastor James W. Knox https://jameswknox.org
James W. Knox was born February 26, 1958 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He grew up in New Smyrna Beach, Florida where he graduated high school in 1976. Over the next three years he earned degrees in English and journalism from the state university system of Florida, graduating with...