Who are the 144,000?

by Canadian Sunshine 13 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • Earnest

    Canadian Sunshine : If I am understanding correctly only 144,000 will go to heaven, to be with Jesus and help rule?

    You understand correctly.

    Canadian Sunshine : These 144,000 are witnesses only.

    These 144,000 are faithful Christians since the time of Christ. In the twentieth century (specifically since 1919) those of the 144,000 still on earth are witnesses only.

    Canadian Sunshine : There is over a million JW world wide, what happens to the rest of the faithful followers.

    They survive the great tribulation and Armageddon and will inherit the earth. Those that die before Armageddon will be resurrected to life on earth.

    Canadian Sunshine : Do the rest of the JW go to heaven but not see Jesus?

    They do not go to heaven or see Jesus. See above.

    Canadian Sunshine : Who are the anointed?

    They are those of the 144,000 still alive on earth,

    Canadian Sunshine : Are they here on earth?


    Canadian Sunshine : How do you become anointed?

    "The spirit bears witness that we are God's children" (Romans 8:16). It is a matter of conviction.

    Canadian Sunshine : Who says if your anointed or not?

    This is between you and God. No one else has a say.

    Canadian Sunshine : Lastly, what about Christians from other denominations where will they go? Christians that believe in Jesus, the bible what happens to them?

    If they die before Armageddon they will likely be resurrected to life on earth. If they are still alive at Armageddon and still reject the "Kingdom message" they will likely be destroyed. But God reads the heart and will show mercy to whom he shows mercy.

  • jookbeard

    they claimed the figure was literal and was fulfilled(sealed) by 1935, then they changed their minds, historical evidence supports the fact that many millions converted to Christianity, pre the 1935 date, what about the amount that died faithful from 33CE onwards? its a ridiculous doctrine and one they made up that continues to make less sense even from the time they thought it up! LOL, Judge Rutherfrauds brainchild!

  • Vanderhoven7

    The 144, 000 is divine symbolism for the great multitude of believers, the church of God. John uses the hearing and seeing sequence as a literary device to reveal God's perspective and then man's. John hears a lion and then turns and sees a lamb.


    I guess you want opinions on this one and not only WT beliefs , the way I see it , 144k is literal number that get resurrected as spirits to live in the heavenly part of the kingdom and co rule the earth with christ for a thousand years and would ,I think include first century christians that were murdered by the state , believe it to be a martyr pact , once in you are expected to preach until the state imprisons and executes you , natural causes excluded or accidental . many called few chosen . The great crowd are the survivors that never know death and live on earth in human form for eternity perhaps over seeing some of the resurrection prospects .

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