by Stan Coffey

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The Oldest Man (15 of 48)
Series: Creation or Evolution?
Dr. Stan Coffey
Genesis 5:5-25; Hebrews 1:5
January 25, 1987

INTRODUCTION: The oldest man who ever lived (Methuselah) died before his father (Enoch) died. Enoch is a man who never saw physical death. The Bible teaches that God just translated him. God took him physically, bodily to heaven without dying. One man was complaining about the situation in the world to Mark Twain and he said I'm afraid the world is coming to an end. And Mark Twain said well don't worry about it, you'll never get out of it alive anyway. But he was wrong. Enoch got out of it alive and the Prophet Elijah got out of it alive and according to the Bible many of us are going to get out of it alive. The Bible calls this the rapture of the church. The first mention of this event is found in Genesis 5 and it all revolves around this man named Enoch.

A. A picture of Enoch's times
1. It was a time of spiritual proclamation
a. Adam was still living when Enoch was born. Adam was 622 years old and lived to be 930 years old
b. Seth, who was the founder of the godly lion was 492 years old when Enoch was born
c. Jared, who was Enoch's father, was 162 years old
d. Lamech (Genesis 4:19) was also a contemporary of Enoch
2. It was a time of sexual perversion - Genesis 4:19
3. It was a time of social permissiveness - Genesis 4:23
It was a time of vice and violence
4. It was a time of scientific progression - Genesis 4:17
5. It was a time of spiritual presumptiousness
a. A rise of arrogance
b. A rise of humanism
c. A rise of ungodliness (Genesis 4:16)
B. A prophecy of our time
1. This is a day of sexual perversion
a. Pornography
b. Violence and crime
c. Humanism and evolution
2. This is a time of scientific progression
3. This is a time of spiritual presumption
a. The leading reli ...

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