Thursday, October 30, 2008

Why I Am NOT A Jehovah's Witness Part X

**The Jehovah's Witnesses are confused about the 144,000.

Through good works and a lot of sincere effort a Jehovah's Witness hopes to become one of the 144,000 who will abide with God in Heaven. However Scripture clearly reveals the 144,000 are the Jews of the ancient tribe.

Revelation 7:4-8 (KJB) "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. Of the tribe of Juda were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Reuben were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Gad were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Aser were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Nepthalim were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Manasses were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Simeon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Levi were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Issachar were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Zabulon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Joseph were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Benjamin were sealed twelve thousand."
(NWT) "And I heard the number of those who were sealed, a hundred and forty-four thousand, sealed out of every tribe of the sons of Israel: Out of the tribe of Judah twelve thousand sealed; out of the tribe of Reuben twelve thousand; out of the tribe of Gad twelve thousand; out of the tribe of Asher twelve thousand; out of the tribe of Naphtali twelve thousand; out of the tribe of Manasseh twelve thousand; out of the tribe of Simeon twelve thousand; out of the tribe of Simeon twelve thousand; out of the tribe of Levi twelve thousand; out of the tribe of Issachar twelve thousand; out of the tribe of Zebulun twelve thousand; out of the tribe of Joseph twelve thousand; out of the tribe of Benjamin twelve thousand sealed."

No Gentiles are among this number. It is also revealed that they are all males who were virgins.

Revelation 14:4-5 (KJB) "These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb. And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God."
(NWT) "These are the ones that did not defile themselves with women; in fact, they are virgins. These are the ones that keep following the Lamb no matter where he goes. These were bought from among mankind at firstfruits to God and to the Lamb, and no falsehood was found in their mouths; they are without blemish."

They will minister during the Great Tribulation and they do not earn it by their works. They are appointed by God.

How then can a Jehovah's Witness claim to be among the 144,000?

2 comments:

Jerry Bouey said...

I am glad the Lord Jesus Christ will save ALL who will come to Him in true repentance and faith - and did not limit Himself to 144,000!

Sis. Julie said...

Bro. Jerry...Amen!! I'm so glad too!!

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