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Friday, December 11, 2009

What future hope is there for Jehovah's Witnesses if they believe that only 144,000 go to heaven?

The number of those mentioned in the Bible going to heaven is 144,000:

According to Revelation 14:1, the apostle John says:

“I saw, and, look! the Lamb [Jesus Christ] standing upon the Mount Zion, and with him a hundred and forty-four thousand having his name and the name of his Father written on their foreheads.”

John went on to say that

"the hundred and forty-four thousand...HAVE BEEN BOUGHT FROM THE EARTH." (Rev. 14:3)

However, the vast majority of mankind have the prospect of being resurrected in the future to life in Paradise on earth:

"But the meek ones themselves will possess the earth, And they will indeed find their exquisite delight in the abundance of peace." (Ps. 37:11)
"Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth." (Matthew 5:5 KJV)
For more, see
What Do Jehovah's Witnesses Believe Regarding Physical And Heavenly Afterlives? The 144,000?