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God determined to purify the world by a flood; but in mercy and love He gave the antediluvians a probation of one hundred and twenty years. During this time, while the ark was in building, the voices of Noah, Enoch, and many others were heard in warning and entreaty. And every blow struck on the ark was a warning message.
Australasian Union Conference Record, Sep. 15, 1902
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Enoch's translation to Heaven just before the destruction of the world by a flood, represents the translation of all the living righteous from the earth previous to its destruction by fire.
Spiritual Gifts, volume 3, page 59
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Enoch first received instruction from Noah, and he observed the law of God, and served him with singleness of heart.
Review and Herald, Apr. 29, 1875
There is just a little problem with Ellen's history.
1. Ellen claims Enoch was alive while the ark was being built.
2. She places Enoch's departure as occurring "just before" the flood.
3. She even goes further and says that Enoch was taught by Noah.

Did Enoch preach while the ark was being built? Did he receive instruction from Noah? Was he translated "just before" the flood?

According to the Biblical genealogy in Genesis 5:
1. Enoch was translated to heaven 69 years before Noah was even born! How could he have received instruction from Noah?
2. The building of the ark did not commence until 1536, a full 549 years after Enoch had been translated. How could Enoch have preached while the ark was being built?
3. Enoch was translated to heaven 669 years before the flood. Was this "just before" the flood?

Did Ellen White really see Enoch in vision? Or was she simply fabricating history?
 
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Tall73 - Posted on Friday, April 4:

I went in, found the texts, did my own calculations that matched up, and decided to make a graphic to make it easier for folks to see.

God determined to purify the world by a flood; but in mercy and love He gave the antediluvians a probation of one hundred and twenty years. During this time, while the ark was in building, the voices of Noah, Enoch [Methuselah], and many others were heard in warning and entreaty. And every blow struck on the ark was a warning message. {AUCR, September 15, 1902 par. 8}

Enoch's translation to Heaven just before the destruction of the world by a flood, represents the translation of all the living righteous from the earth previous to its destruction by fire. The saints will be glorified in the presence of those who have hated them for their loyal obedience to God's righteous commandments. {3SG 59.1}

The Chronological data for the above chart can be found here:

Gen 5:21 When Enoch had lived 65 years, he fathered Methuselah.
Gen 5:22 Enoch walked with God after he fathered Methuselah 300 years and had other sons and daughters.
Gen 5:23 Thus all the days of Enoch were 365 years.
Gen 5:24 Enoch walked with God, and he was not, for God took him.
Gen 5:25 When Methuselah had lived 187 years, he fathered Lamech.
Gen 5:26 Methuselah lived after he fathered Lamech 782 years and had other sons and daughters.
Gen 5:27 Thus all the days of Methuselah were 969 years, and he died.
Gen 5:28 When Lamech had lived 182 years, he fathered a son
Gen 5:29 and called his name Noah, saying, "Out of the ground that the LORD has cursed this one shall bring us relief from our work and from the painful toil of our hands."
Gen 5:30 Lamech lived after he fathered Noah 595 years and had other sons and daughters.
Gen 5:31 Thus all the days of Lamech were 777 years, and he died.
Gen 5:32 After Noah was 500 years old, Noah fathered Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

Gen 7:11 In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the great deep burst forth, and the windows of the heavens were opened.

Now, as to the typo quote.. I actually do not stress over that as much as I do the quote regarding right before the flood. But unlike some here I don't hold to verbal inspiration of the Bible, and I did not hold Ellen to that in testing her either.

Therefore the Adam quote is not a huge issue to me. The Methuselah one is not particularly either. But the latter one there is no way it can be said that she was confused because only Enoch was translated from the line of Seth, so who else could the reference be to?

So perhaps in some of these issues I have a different threshold for what I use as evidence. But I still find major issues that do not involve issues of inspiration, etc.

For instance, attributing Miller's time-setting practice to God--that is certainly not just an issue of typos, etc.


 
 
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