Gen. 5:24 And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him. To understand the truths I am presenting in this article, one must believe that God is Sovereign, all powerful, and completely without limitations. Enoch is walking one day and communing with God; when suddenly he disappears without warning, and is translated, (removed from one place to another: removed to heaven without dying: Webster's 1828 Dictionary) out of this world into the presence of God. That is an Old Testament view of the future rapture of the saint's. The following New Testament verse verifies that. Heb. 11:5 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because that God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God. He does not die, but, is supernaturally taken to paradise, in a moment in the twinkling of an eye. God instantly changes that vile body like unto His glorious body. He does not enter into God's presence in a corruptible body, because "flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God", but is instantly changed from mortal to immortal by the power of God. That's what 1 Cor. 15:50-53 is talking about when it says "we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed. 1 Cor. 15:50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. 1 Co 15:51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 1 Co 15:52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 1 Co 15:53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. The word sleep is talking about death. It is saying that we shall not all die, but we shall all be changed. Notice 1 Thess. 4:13-18, and see that the word sleep or asleep is found three times, v. 13, v. 14, and v. 15. Then look at verse 16 and find the word dead. The previous verses are talking about those who are dead (asleep). Now verse 17, Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them (the dead) in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. That is a picture of the Rapture, and it will occur, believe it or not, like it or not; and it will happen before the Tribulation. If you'll notice, Enoch is taken up before the judgement of the flood, and he is a type of the Christian being taken out before the tribulation. It is simple unless someone tries to make it hard. God did not make His word understandable only by preachers or Bible scholars, but to anyone who will study it. Be sure you build your beliefs according to the Bible and not some man's book.