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Poem: Enoch

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jjbreunig3
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Maine, USA


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Enoch was a dynamic soul
who truly sought God’s heart;
as a result of revelation knowledge
being imparted unto him,
God plucked him from the earth
so that he was “no more.”
Since Jehovah is no respecter of persons
and there is “nothing new under the sun”,
then why do we know only of a single individual
who was transported to heaven in the same manner
without experiencing an earthly demise?
How many “other” Enochs were there
whose names are unknown?
Did Enoch’s life story inspire God
to put His Word into print
with the intention of history repeating itself?
Why do ministers neglect Enoch’s story?
Perhaps by contrast it would reflect
poorly on themselves,
seeing they are still with us.


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sandgrain
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1 posted 09-11-2009 09:47 PM       View Profile for sandgrain   Email sandgrain   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sandgrain

Interesting!
I really have no answers for you but only a comment on "ministers" being broad brushed as though they are all alike.  Personally, I've found them quite different in their own actions as well as interpretations.

God bless,
Rae
deleeme
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2 posted 09-12-2009 06:43 AM       View Profile for deleeme   Email deleeme   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit deleeme's Home Page   View IP for deleeme

I have read both your poem and the background of your spiritual life and trials which lead up to it's writing. You pose some very interesting questions and yet you come to unnessary conclusions.
1. "There is nothing new under the sun" as stated repeatedly in the Book of Ecclesiates is not at all rlated to the context of Enoch's experience--but to basic human activities in this life.
2. That "God is no respector of persons" as Peter realized through the vision given him, is not at all an open door for God to exclude death whenever He chooses,and thus allowing for many Enochs--for if forced into that context--then God would be a respector of persons, if He did not exclude all from death.  Check the context please--(found in Acts 10:1-35)for again is not about any particular thing that He has done for one He will do for another, but of God's love for all, providing through Jesus the opportunity of salvation and redemption for all.
  You should be careful to so loosely handle isolated verses of Scripture and to apply them in ways never intended. Peter warned that twisting and distorting the Scriptures comes with very serious consequences,[2 Peter 3:16].
  As for Enoch, we are blessed to have from the Christian perspective more revealed to us concerning him than that afforded in the original Genesis text, in Hebrews 11:5-6. And there it shows us the intent and lessons which his mention in the Bible are to teach and encourage us. Not that we might be mysteriously whisked away if we live a good enough life attuned to God, for Scripture, even in this same book affirms that we all have an inescapable appointment with death and judgment (Hebrews 9:27-28).
The purposed of Enoch's breif but important account is to encourage us to live by faith, pleasing God--by belief in Him and trusting firmly in His promises. If you want to know how to do that, we need nmot look to Enoch, but rather to Jesus Christ as our perfect example, as per I Peter2:19-25 and Hebrews 12:1-3.
I share these words with you, not as a rebuke, for I believe you honest seek to do and be right, but to help you focus on those things which will help you along the path of righteousness.

I thank the LORD everyday
He has given me something to say
And to share with others,
My Friends, my sisters, my brothers!

To God Be the Glory!

GBride
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3 posted 09-20-2009 07:22 AM       View Profile for GBride   Email GBride   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for GBride

I very much like the write and the comments.
I believe the bible says that mens ways are not Gods ways. I believe I have read this in several places in the Bible. Therefor I do not trouble myself with using men's logic in understanding God. I just tell the stories of the bible in poetic form. Check out "Balaam had a talking donkey" or "The rape of Tamar."
I shall reread this poem and see if I can learn more from it on a second reading.
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