Revelation 14:4

by Sergey Antonov 18 Replies latest watchtower bible

  • Sergey Antonov
    Sergey Antonov

    It turns out that on the basis of the book of Revelation 14:4 the anointed ones have to be virgins? How does the governing body explain this?

  • venus

    They will say number 144000 is literal, and virgin is not literal.

  • Sergey Antonov
    Sergey Antonov

    But this is not logical. Nowhere is it said in the Bible that 144,000 is a literal number.

  • stan livedeath
    stan livedeath

    12,000 from each of the 12 tribes of israel

    all men.

    and how do they get round that ?

  • venus
    stan livedeath

    That is a valid point.

    Verses 14:4 and 5 are to be taken literally: "These are those who did not defile themselves with women, for they remained virgins. They follow the Lamb wherever he goes. They were purchased from among mankind and offered as firstfruits to God and the Lamb. No lie was found in their mouths; they are blameless."

    Jesus was virgin, no lie was found in his mouths and was also blameless.

    Hence, 144000 are men, virgins, with no lie being found in their mouth and blameless.

  • smiddy3

    I`ve known a couple of J.W. sisters that have balls , and some facial hair , but penis`s ? Nope.

    And according to their illustrations in their publications anointed sisters grow a beard...go figure

  • Biahi

    They are spiritual "figurative" virgins. Lol

  • Sergey Antonov
    Sergey Antonov

    Yes, it is "figurative", but 144,000 are interpreted literally.

  • menrov

    next time a JW has pre-marital "engagement", they ca now say: I am still a the ones in rev. 14:4

  • Half banana
    Half banana

    "The Bible must not been taken literally unless we say otherwise", say the Guardian Of the Doctrines.

    JWs have a pick and mix bunch of teachings whichever sounds the most plausible for the moment-- then it can be altered later on when it starts to look outdated. Crass idiotic religion.

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