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  • They believe ony 144,000 will be resurrected to a eternal life in heaven? They also believe that a great crowd in which no man will be able to number reside in a paradise on earth forever. The JW's are not trying to recruit you, they are only trying to inform you. It is up to you, what you chooose to do with information.
  • If you are sleeping peacefully the next time one comes to your door, please feel free to tell them not to visit at that time of the morning. Trust me they will understand, and they will propably jot it done in their house to house records. They really are nice people, and they mean well.
  • On rereading your comment, i must ask, What, specifically do you feel is fiction that we impart? Thanks
  • Ask them, I am sure they have an answer. They have answers for everything.
  • oh dear, 144,000 - that many?
  • I think the rest of the believers get a renewed earth, so it is still important for them to go doorknocking. Besides, they have some sort of time sheet they have to fill in, saying how much doorknocking and discussion they do each week, which is necessary for their salvation.
  • Next time they knock on your door, ask them this question. They will explain the 144,000 and their "heavenly calling". The earth will be inhabited with those that will be ruled over by those in the heavens.
  • What JW's do is a warning work, they warn of things to come things that Jehovah intends to do for the earth and for makind, people can either listen and take note or ignore it, but at least they have been told and given a chance, if you knew that a local building full of people was going to explode would you warn people, if they listened or not would be up to them, but noone can be forced to do anything they don't want to do, if you really don't want to listen then tell them and put a note on your door every friday night saying DO NOT KNOCK, i assure you they will not knock your door, they have far to much respect for that because at the end of the day its your personal choice. The limited number you mention is only those chosen to go to heaven and be part of the heavenly goverment chosen by God, these will rule over mankind, again only those chosen by God, those who listen and take note.
  • They believe that the rest will live here on a new Earth in Paradise like God intended Adam and Eve to do before they "fell."
  • They keep recruiting more people into the truth because they don't want to leave anyone out of the opportunity to live forever on earth if you are not one of the 144,000 going to heaven. I plan to become a Jehovah witness one day and I will do my work that I promise to do to help spread the word and until then I will continue to do my weekly bible study with my bible teacher to get my accurate knowledge. If it weren't for a witness coming to my door I would not be studying now and I thank Jehovah for sending them to my door to help with my accurate knowledge and salvation.
  • I tried answering the door naked and explaining that I was a homosexual, but even that didn't stop the calls or the dropping of firestarting paper (Watchtower) on the doorstep. I do observe that since we got three very large dogs they drive past our house and pester the neighbors!
  • They are not trying to recruit you to be one of the 144000, and the ones that will be saved, from my knowledge, are the ones who serve God. Im sorry but you got it all wrong. The 144,000 will be in heaven with Jesus Christ and the others that have served God and done right will live infinitely in Paradise on Earth. Tip: If they knock, just dont open or tell them you are not interested and ask them to not return. Much Love.Thanks!
  • Do you think they are like some variation of the 4,400?
  • If only 144,000 are going to be saved on judgement day what happens to all the others Jehovah witnesses?
  • They believe that every other follower of the Watchtower Society who serves God good enough will live on a paradise earth for ever if they are not among the 144,000 if I am not mistaken. It is based on a misinterpretation of Scripture though. I hope that this helps. :) -In the Master's service. Thank you and God bless you!
  • lol steelhamster ;p
  • Because of Love of Neighbor and Love of God. To bring Salvation to his name. This is our purpose. It has nothing to do with recruiting anyone. I know for me it is a relief to have Accurate knowledge and peace from God. I am a sharer...I like to share what makes me happy as you can see from lots of my life experience answers here at AB.
  • The 144,000 Jehovah's Witnesses are the one written in Revelation 14:1... They are the one going to the heaven and will govern the world with Christ. We are not trying to recruit. Eventually, when you already know the truth about God, and felt your love for him, it's up to you if you will choose to serve him your whole life and live in the Paradise here in the Earth... The 144,000 and the other worshippers of God will be saved... 144,000 in the heaven and the others here in the Earth.
  • Because they need your tithing (contributions) and your sweat to get more people to give them more tithing money. Their own founder was excommunicated because he said he started the church as a scheme. What kind of religion excomunicates their own founder?
  • It is not biblical that only 144,000 will go to heaven. This is a false doctrine and why the JW's teach it only heaven knows. The New Testament does not teach two classifications for believers; 1 that goes to heaven and 1 that stayes on earth. All who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ will be saved and have eternal life. What is always interesting to me is that they divide the interpretation of Revelation 7:4-9 into the literal and the figurative. For instance, Why do JW's teach that the number 144,000 is to be interpreted literally but the individual tribes are not? The way they interpret Holy Scripture is incredible and 99.5% of NT scholars disagree with their interpretive schemes.
  • I am not a JW, but I believe in the 144,ooo in heaven to rule wih Christ and the paradise earth where the rest of God's people will spend eternity. You imply that only Jw's will be saved. I did join Christ's church (church is Jesus body, not a denomination or building) a long time ago , and one I have never read, been taught, or said was "we are the ones" . The Jews still say that!!!! We are all members of Jesus body and should always be letting our light shine but not debating or proclaiming over who's way is "right" "we are the ones. " we are ALL responsible for our OWN INDIVIDUAL Salvation.... the early churches of God or Christ did not do this....
  • misery loves company
  • Are you saying JW's are miserable people? FROM: SAGE 2 - no, just the contrary
  • “And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.” Uh, let me see, "...there shall be one fold" I believe that comes straight from the Bible, oh yeah! from John 10:16! Why does it not say "there shall be two folds"? There is only one class or one fold of Christian. Straight from the Bible.
  • It is a total misstatement to say that Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that “only 144,000” people or Jehovah’s Witnesses “will be saved on judgment day”. The Bible does not give a number to how many people “will be saved on judgment day”. In Revelation they are simply referred to as a “great crowd”. The number 144,000 that Jehovah’s Witnesses mention is in reference to the number used in the Bible Book of Revelation as to the number given to those who will serve in heaven with Christ Jesus as “kings and priests: in the Kingdom government. This is the kingdom that Jesus taught us to pray for, “Thy kingdom come..thy will be done” Yes, these 144,000 will be associate rulers with Christ Jesus in God’s heavenly Kingdom. Revelation 14:1-4 foretold that 144,000 persons were to be “bought from among mankind” and resurrected to heavenly life. “They will be priests of God and of the Christ, and will rule as kings with him for the thousand years.” (Revelation 20:6) Their number is much smaller than the “great crowd, which no man was able to number, out of all nations and tribes and peoples and tongues” who will survive this system’s end. These too render God “sacred service day and night,” but they do not have a heavenly calling. (Revelation 7:9, 15) They form the nucleus of the new earth as subjects of God’s heavenly Kingdom. See Psalm 37:29; and John 10:16
  • It is a good point. Food for thought.
  • Because they are a Cult & "Misery Loves Company"! They have more than 144,000 "Exulted Leaders Alone"!!! John
  • You are mistaken. The remnant of the 144,000 will not be saved but will be killed by the 8th and final king (pictured as the two witnesses in revelation). Jehovah's Witnesses follow Christ instructions to go house to house (Acts 20:20) and preach about the coming kingdom and the downfall of this system of things. (Mat 16:28) Those who believe in Christ during the Great tribulation rather then follow the 8th king will be saved by either surviving the tribulation or be resurrected.
  • This question certainly provoked a lot of response. You should buy some religious zealot repellent and apply it to your door and or stoop. The entire yard if you have one.
  • Because they are required to do 100-150 hours of "pioneering" a month and they get PAID to go do those hours by the Watchtower in Brooklyn.
  • As you are already awake by then why not invite them in and ask them over your morning coffee. There is a very good answer if you REALLY want to know :)
  • The 144 thousand are not the only ones that will be saved Ask Jehovah's Witnesses. They will tell you. For now rad the articles "s There Any Hope of Salvation?" at http://www.watchtower.org/cgi-bin/lib/ProcessForm.pl and "What Must We Do to Be SAVED?" at http://www.watchtower.org/e/19960201/article_02.htm
  • because deep down inside they feaqr they are wrong and the more people to believe their delusion the more secure they feel in their belief. They don't know who the 144,000 are but they all think they are the one, so power in numbers reinforces their delusion
  • They are working to be one of the 144,000. They go door to door trying to convert people so that they gain more and more points so that they will be one of the chosen ones; at least that is my understanding.
  • The 144,000 will have nothing to do with Gentiles or JW's. The 144,000 refers to Jews (Israel) only. Do not put your faith in Charles Russell the founder of the JW's. The Jews are still and will always be God's chosen people. Abraham, Isaac,Jacob and yes even Jesus are all Jewish of Israel. The throne of the Living God, Jesus, will be in Israel. The roots of all that God has done with man starts in Israel and the Jewish people. To say otherwise is equal to blaspheme and is punishable by death through the judgment of God. This is not my words nor my judgment, it is in the Bible. God keeps his word when he gives it, forever and ever.
  • Tell them you are a druid. It seems to work pretty well.
  • Thank you Perryman well put. That is exactly what they teach.
  • I think it is just a figure of speech, as in "it's a big crowd of people".
  • The bible speaks of those with an earthly hope(psalms 37:29) as well as a heavenly hope(rev 14:1). These(144,000) will rule in heaven as kings and priests with Christ.(rev20:4,rev3:21,)So even though not all have the heavenly hope as the 144,000 there is an earthly hope for all. God will not destroy the earth(psalms 104:5,isaiah45:18) but willbe restored to peacefull paradise.(isaiah 65:17-25)
  • There is no recruiting is an individuals personal choice if they want to become a JW.
  • The 144,000 relates to those who have the heavenly hope and is nothing to do with how many will be saved to life on Paradise earth
  • What are the qualifications for the 144,000 mentioned in the Bible book of Revelation Chapter 7 & 14? 1) They are all Jews- Rev. 7.4 . 2) They are all men- Rev. 14 : 4. 3) They are all identified by tribe-Rev. 7:4- 8. 4) None of them are married- Rev. 14:4. 5) They have the Father's name written on their foreheads- Rev. 14 : 1. 6) They are all seen with Jesus on Mount Zion, on Earth - Rev. 14: 1. 7) Their appearance is after the Great Tribulation, as Christ will not return to earth until the beginning of the Millennium or at the very end of the Great Tribulation. (See Matt. 24:29 & 30, Rev. 1:7, Acts 1:10&11.) This is all "figurative" you say? We may conclude then, that the number 12,000 following the name of each tribe in Rev. 7: 4- 8 is also "figurative", thus the 12,000 X 12,000 being the 144,000 becomes multiplied figurative thinking ! The truth is that there is not a single person on earth today that meets the qual-ifications of the 144,000 of Revelation chapters 7 & 14. Anyone who claims that he is one of them has been tragically deceived by the Watchtower Organization. Are we to believe that Jehovah God has appointed an elite group of Christians destined for heaven and a crowd of second- rate Christians who must settle for a lesser inheritance, paradise earth? I think not. "God is no respecter of persons". (Acts 10:34.) What about the mention of two flocks by Jesus at John 10:16? The answer is very simple to understand. Jesus here is speaking to the Jews, that is, redeemed Jews through faith in His finished work of redemption. Jesus said, "There shall be ONE fold, and ONE shepherd." (John 10:16c.)
  • Hello! :) In the book of Revelations the 144,000 relates to those that will inherit the heavens. The earth will be inhabited by a number only Jehovah God knows. :)

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