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  • Jehovah's Witnesses believe that there are only 144,000 people allowed in Heaven (from the 144,000 in the Book of Revelation). What that really refers to is the tribes of Judaism. There is no "limit" to the number of people allowed into heaven, except for whatever number that is known only to God. Hope this helps!
    • pugwashjw65
      The number chosen to have a heavenly future is 144,000...Rev. 7:4 & 14:1...but not limited to Jews, past and present...(Acts 10:35) but in every nation the man who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him. Every nation...Now Jehovah regards the whole world population as " Israel". And rev.7:9 says///(Revelation 7:9) After this I saw, and look! a great crowd, which no man was able to number, out of all nations and tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, dressed in white robes; and there were palm branches in their hands. An un-numbered crowd is also acceptable...if they are obedient... Those 144,000 have earthly experience...pain, sickness and other previous problems...information and experience that angels do not have, even though they know about such things... And with myriads on myriads of angels in heaven, there is simply nopoint in all dead people getting there...Jehova made us to be on the earth...to make it a paradise...by hard work...
    • Glenn Blaylock
      It's not the tribes of Judaism. It's the tribes of out of the tribes of Israel. Additionally, like most Christian religions, we don't believe that this is a limit on how many people will get into heaven. We believe the 144.000 will be the leaders chosen from the 12 tribes to represent them (12,000 from each tribe).
  • You wont find that scripture in the Bible mate. The ridiculous idea that only a certain number of people can make it to Heaven, is just that, ridiculous. God made Heaven for anyone and everyone who wants to serve Him.
    • pugwashjw65
      Check my answer.
  • The Bible states that only a limited number of faithful Christians—namely, 144,000 of them—are raised as spirit creatures to live in heaven. Why are they given this wonderful reward? Because they make up the group that John saw in a vision who "came to life and ruled as kings with the Christ for a thousand years." (Revelation 14:1, 3; 20:4-6)
    • pugwashjw65
      And they have a job...to be judges with Jesus... (1 Corinthians 6:2, 3) Or do you not know that the holy ones will judge the world? And if the world is to be judged by you, are you not competent to try very trivial matters? 3 Do you not know that we will judge angels? Then why not matters of this life?
  • Really! I searched the bible but I guess I didn't look good enough. Thanx Raff
  • 144,000 is a metaphor. Kind of like the "days" of creation. It shouldn't be taken literally.
  • 6-18-2017 The Revelation To St. John is addressed to Jews. It says "Write unto the angel of the church" and names seven Jewish synagogues. All the figures of speech are Jewish, that's why the book is so hard for non-Jews to understand. So 144,000 **Jews** will be saved in that scenario. As for the gentiles, the bible says several times that God would have "all men" be saved.
    • Jewels Vern
      BTW souls don't go to heaven: only spirits.
  • there is a waiting list... LOL

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