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The number 144.000 is taught by Jehovah’s Witnesses to be the number of those who arrive in heaven. All others who are saved will inherent an eternal paradise on Earth. Today we look at one of the Scripture verses claimed to be supporting this position.

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  1. I pointed this out out to a Jehovah’s Witness at my door. He claimed that since the passage says the multitude is standing at the foot of the throne of Jehovah, and the Scripture says the Earth is the footstool of Jehovah (in Psalms, I believe he said) this means the multitude is on earth!

    I asked him if he took all Scripture literally, and he said, “Yes” so I asked if he took John 6 literally, and if he indeed, as Catholics do, consume in Communion the flesh and blood of Christ as He so commanded us in order to be ‘raised on the last day’, and he quickly shut his books up without saying another word to me and walked quickly away. At the end of my walk, he shook his foot and walked to my neighbor’s house.

    Literal only when convenient, I suppose.

  2. Two instances where 144,000 is mentioned in Revelation are: Rev.7 v 4 and Rev. 14 v 1…. In the first instance it says “And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel” NOTE:They are from the 12 tribes of Israel. Just immediately after that in verse 9, it reads “After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands” NOTE:an uncountable multitude from all nations and tribes. And in Rev.14, it mentions that this number are spotless humans, virgins, never lied.
    This number practically refers to possibly stainless persons from the tribe of Israel which is symbolic just like the number 7 and 40; Verse 9 tells us that there others, uncountable who also bear the same seal; these are gentiles and includes me and you, if we work for it; if we wash ourselves in the blood of the LAMB.It is myopic to stop reading at verse 4,without going down further to verse 9.The Jehova witnesses use this to support their misunderstood doctrine of The New Heaven and the New Earth.
    Jesus further told us that in His Father’s House,There are many,uncountable mansions.John 14 v 2.
    This is an excerpt from my book,yet to be published.I am also the author of ‘IMAGES IN CATHOLICISM…IDOLATRY?
    God bless you as you read this book.

  3. It also says in Rev.14, that this no. represents the first fruits to be presented unto God,by their merit of purity…others who are refined would follow after,sure….

  4. Well done Shana. Br Henry, I really am happy to see that Catholic Crusaders have awaken… Fight the good fight against the apostasy of the pseudo reformation. In the book of revelation there is one Church to which Christ says, it shall stand till his second coming… I have been perceiving it to be the Catholic Church for years. I was born a protestant, but am a strong believer of Catholic Church. In whichever groups of facebook I am a member, I defend the Catholic faith. When Pilate asked Jesus, what is the truth, our Lord said, nothing. Silence of these many years have made the Catholic Church strong in its doctrines and defense. I love Catholics and the Church. Glory be to God.

  5. We seem to be going after Jehovah’s Witnesses awfully hard lately. Explain the dogmas and doctrines of our faith? Yes, please! But going on the offensive against another faith? Seems unnecessary. This is the sort of thing that was made popular nearly a century ago with the Neo-Scholastic movement, and furthermore was rendered somewhat null by Vatican II and “Lumen Gentium.” Most Jehovah’s Witnesses are very nice people….and even if they aren’t that nice, they are still people and deserve to be treated with respect and dignity. By all means, explain the faith. But this is rather aggressive, and I’m not sure that’s the sort of Catholics that we want to be.

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