Acording to the Bible, who are "anointed" in God's eyes?
The term 'anointed' occurs in the Greek Scriptures. In all but one of the verses, they refer to Jesus. In the remaining verse, it applies to Christ's disciples. (2 Corinthians 1:21)
The term 'anointing' occurs 3 times in the Greek Scriptures. (1 John2:20,27) All three verses refer to the disciples of Christ.
".................we belong to Christ and he who has anointed us is God."(2 Corinthians 1:20)
"And YOU have an anointing from the holy one; all of YOU have knowledge"; "And as for YOU, the anointing that YOU received from him remains in YOU, and YOU do not need anyone to be teaching YOU; but, as the anointing from him is teaching YOU about all things, and is true and is no lie, and just as it has taught YOU, remain in union with him."(1 John 2:20,27)
John the Baptist said, "I baptized YOU with water, but he will baptize YOU with holy spirit."(Mark 1:8)
The Apostle Peter added further evidence, "At this I called to mind the saying of the Lord, how he used to say, ‘John, for his part, baptized with water, but YOU will be baptized in holy spirit', God gave the same free gift to them as he also did to us who have believed upon the Lord Jesus Christ" (Acts 11:16,17)
"For truly by one spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free, and we were all made to drink one spirit."(1 Corinthians 12:13)
What were Jesus' very last words to his disciples before he returned to heaven? "Go therefore and make disciples of people of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the holy spirit." (Matthew 28:19)
There are some who maintain that every Christian up to 1935 C.E. were part of the 144,000 heavenly hope. Nowhere in the Christian Greek Scriptures is there even a hint that everyone who believed in Jesus was automatically chosen to be in heaven with him.
In 1935, 52,465 Witnesses partook of the Memorial emblems, indicating that they had the heavenly hope. Therefore, only 91,535 genuine Christians existed during the previous 1902 years??
"Test the inspired expressions to see if they originate with God".