Thursday, January 3, 2019

Enoch: A Conundrum For Mormons

What does the Bible say about how long Enoch lived? 
Genesis 5:21-24:
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 he was not; for God took him.

So let’s now look at the Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p.169-170:
If Cain had fulfilled the law of righteousness as did Enoch, he could have walked with God all the days of his life, and never failed of a blessing. “And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah 300 years, and begat sons and daughters, and all the days of Enoch were 365 years; and Enoch walked with God, and he was not, for God took him.””
Apparently Smith agreed with the Bible here, even citing it.

Ah, but now let’s take a look at Doctrine & Covenants 107:48, 49
Enoch was twenty-five years old when he was ordained under the hand of Adam; and he was sixty-five and Adam blessed him. And he saw the Lord, and he walked with him, and was before his face continually; and he walked with God three hundred and sixty-five years, making him four hundred and thirty years old when he was translated.
Notice that Smith has added 65 years to Enoch’s life! It looks like Smith was a wee bit confused and has Enoch being 65 when “Adam blessed him,” but then adds Enoch’s total time to that!

Of course that now means the Smith had to use the same time frame for the rest of his false teachings: Moses 8:1 and Smith’s version of the Bible at Genesis 7:78.

Okay, Mormons, which is correct? Is Smith correct when he agrees with the Bible or is he correct when he makes up his own age for Enoch?

Just more evidence that Smith was a bonafide false prophet!

H/T: Michelle

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