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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

To how many does the Bible hold out hope of heavenly life?

Luke 12:32 mentions that they would be a "little flock" in comparison to the great crowd that will "come out of the great tribulation” who look forward to living right on into an earthly paradise. (Rev. 7:9-14) The actual 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)

For more, see:
Eternal Happiness—In Heaven or on Earth?

If Jehovah's Witnesses believe that only 144,000 people go to heaven, then wouldn't making more Jehovah's Witnesses reduce their own chances of getting into heaven?

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

What Do Jehovah's Witnesses Believe Regarding Physical And Heavenly Afterlives? The 144,000?

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