JW: Where does the Bible say that only 144,000 go to heaven?
This may have been done before, but I could not "discover." I found several verses that say that ALL who believe in Jesus are "adopted" or "grafted" into the family of God (John 1:12; 1 John 5:1, Galatians 4:4-6), God have the Spirit (Romans 8:14) and be born again in the Kingdom of God in heaven (John 3:3, Revelation 19:1). But I can not find any that say that only 144,000 go to Heaven. Am I missing something? @ Phrog 7:1-8 mentions the 144,000, but they are not Jehovah's Witnesses not going to say sky. Rev @ Tyler: Revelation 14:01 mentions the 144,000, but not mentioned in heaven or on their way, nor does it say ONLY go to heaven.
No! In fact, it speaks on "a great multitude standing before the throne" in Revelation 7:9. And this one time before reaching the 144K in Revelation 14. I'm afraid my friend, who called the multitude of Jehovah's Witnesses one of his "pet peeve" WTBTS doctrines that used to be separated from all Christian denominations. The Bible calls … "False teachers." By the way … The PESO convinces his followers that the multitude in Revelation 7:9, are in some way on earth Edit! Go, figure! I Bar-account has increased as a prologue Anergan an apologist for the organization in an attempt to justify his misrepresentation of Revelation 7:9. We will continue reading in the context of verse nine to see if it changes the context of anything but the throne of something on earth crowd?) Saying V10 shouted "(who, and this, Salvation to our God who sits on the throne and the Lamb. Grande (the Lamb in earth at this time)? V11 And all the angels were standing around the throne and the elders and the four animals (since when is both the elders and the angels and the beasts anywhere but on the throne in heaven? been) fell before the throne of their faces and worshiped God, V12, saying, "Amen: Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen. (Are we getting the picture yet)? V13 And one of the elders asked me, what are those who are clothed in white robes? (Are those heavenly white robes? Or is that Jehovah's Witnesses keep these at home in their closets)? And where originate? V. 14 And I said, Lord, you know. And he said, "These are they which came out of great tribulation and have washed their robes and made them white in the blood the Lamb. (So, of "great tribulation" to the throne by washing their robes in the blood of the Lamb … figurative or literal? Where else can happen this?) V15 Therefore are they before the throne of God and serve him day and night in His temple (The temple is on earth.) and who sits on the throne shall dwell between them. (God did not leave the throne to comply with this verse.) V16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more, or sunlight (even though this is the land)? in them, or heat. V17 For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to the living waters (waters of life are not on the ground) And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes. Amen! This can only happen in heaven. And now you know … that even a "commoner" can be understood by reading the Bible in Praise God context.!
2012 and the Bible: Part 2
2012 and the Bible: Part 2
As I shared in my first article, by fixing the date of the end of the world is so natural as breathing for some people. The important thing to remember is that each of these statements are false. A big reason for these errors is that constant people are using the tools of a task for which they were never intended to be used.
The book of the Apocalypse is not intended to be a book of codes that, once discovered that reveal the final days of the Earth. In fact, the opposite is true, the book is the victory of God reconciling the world to himself while making all things new. There are some obscure passages? Only if you throw them out of context and try forcing them to enter a century the model 21.
One of the clearest examples is the dreaded "mark of the beast" who has become a culture in movies, books and songs. The second example is the ubiquitous reference to an anti-Christ that caught people's attention for a long period. In fact, even the singer Marilyn Manson is proud to be identified with this mysterious character. However, despite popular hype, the word appears not in Revelation. We will examine this idea in the following article.
What is the idea of people receiving brand? The Book of the Apocalypse, "he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on their foreheads "(Apocalypse 13:16).
For years, people have speculated on the significance of the mark, saying it was all from a social security number to a microchip. In fact, they could not follow the simple reading of the book in which the penalties later, the apostle said: "And I looked, and behold the Lamb standing on Mount Zion and with him 144,000 who had his name and his Father's name written on their foreheads" (Apocalypse 14:1).
It is clear that brands are a contrast to the other. The idea here is fairness, not the technology or tattoo. When John talks about his front, he uses a term commonly understood that the concerns of the life of a thought. For some who have the name of God imprinted on their minds and therefore give complete loyalty to others is the allegiance to another god. In the culture of John "the beast" means precisely the emperor of Rome and Nero. A simpler way to say that our faith rests on the strength of man, or the power of God.
A quick comparison with the Old Testament is also confirmed as we read in Deuteronomy: "Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God is one Lord. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I command you today is on your heart. Their care for your children. Tell when you sit at home and when you walk on the road, when you lie down and when you rise. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind your forehead "(Deuteronomy 6:4-9).
This is an essential step in the Hebrew Bible that every Jewish person was and is familiar with what is known the Shema. Emphasis is placed on the one true God that Abraham worshiped. Here Moses is the speaker and called the Israelites to have fidelity to God in their hearts, and serve with stocks, here considered a "symbol on their hands." With our hands to perform the acts obedient or a sin, but in our hearts and minds tell us that our true allegiance lies.
Just compare with Scripture ad that the vision of the end of the traditional world of one the most debated issues is simply not true. The brand that everyone thought nothing to do with a physical mark, but it is a spiritual truth about where our commitment, whether with God or another.
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Which is 144 000 in the Bible refers to?
Temple workers. Therefore are they before the throne of God and serve day and night in his temple:
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