One of the most important questions for us today is: why do we believe that the Word of God is just that – the word of God.

There are many signs for that, one of which is the accuracy of prophecy as God shows us and declares history and its end from the beginning(Jes 46:10). One example for this is found in Genesis Chapter 5. This book has clearly been written before Christ, but it portraits God’s plan with mankind.

Let’s have a look at the names and their meanings:

Adam – Man
Seth – Appointed
Enosh – Mortal, weak
Kenan – Sorrow
Mahalelel – The merciful Lord
Jared – Descend
Enoch – Dedicated
Methusalem – His death shall bring
Lamech – Lamentator
Noah – Comfort

Putting this together:

Man is appointed to be mortal and sorrowful. But the merciful Lord will descend, dedicated that His death shall bring the despairing comfort.

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