The Rapture Of The Church by Adrian Rogers
The Rapture of the Church
Take your bibles please and turn if you will to Genesis
chapter five. We've been preaching through the book of
Last week we studied the story of Cain and Able. The way of
Cain and the way of the cross. And now, today we're going
to study in Genesis chapter five and uh we're not going to
be able to read all of the verses in Genesis chapter five.
But, by means of introduction, I want us to begin reading
some random verses. Look with me at uh Genesis five, verse
five. "And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred
and thirty years and he died. And all the days of Seth were
nine hundred and twelve years and he died. And all the days
of Enos were nine hundred and five years and he died. And
all the days of Cainan were nine hundred and ten years and
he died. And all the days of Mahalaleel were eight hundred
ninety and five years and he died." And verse twenty, "And
all of the days of Jared were nine hundred sixty and two
years and he died.
And he died, and he died, and he died, and he died. Here's
the refrain. It sounds like we're reading an obituary
column. But, then here is a name suddenly that stands out
like a gardenia in a desert of death.
Look with me in verse twenty-one. "And Enoch lived sixty
and five years and begat Methuselah and Enoch walked with
God after he begat Methuselah. Three hundred years, and
begat sons and daughters and all the days of Enoch were
three hundred sixty and five years and Enoch walked with
God and it doesn't say and he died. It says and he was not,
for God took him. Now, that's strange. All of these other
people, and he died, and he died, and he died, and he died,
and he died. But, here's a man, the bible says and he was
not, for God took him. Well, what on earth happened to this
man? How did he go to heaven? How did he get out of this
world? Well, turn to Hebrews chapter eleven, verse five,
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