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Graham Taylor wrote:

Hi, guys —

Good day to you,

  • Where, if at all, does the Catholic Bible state that only 144,000 souls shall enter Heaven and, if so, what happens to the remainder that Jesus has approved for Heaven?


  { Where does the Bible say only 144,000 souls shall enter Heaven and what about the other souls? }

Bob replied:


  • Having you been talking to Jehovah's Witnesses?

They twist the Scriptures. In this case, this reference is found in the Book of Revelation, chapter 7. They claim the number is a literal account of those who go to Heaven. I will spare you the details of all others. They are wrong.

Suffice it to say that the number is a symbolic expression of all those redeemed, meaning a countless or great number. Twelve times twelve also signifies the completion or fulfillment of the twelve tribes of Israel and Twelve Apostles.

There are many published refutations of the Witnesses, so please look into it.


Bob Kirby

Eric replied:


If one is to insist that this passage be interpreted strictly literally, as in only 144,000 people going to Heaven, then one must also believe that these are all celibate male Jews as well, since that is also what the text says.


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