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Originally posted by Torsten
Faith is one thing, everyone is entitled to that (I mean no offense to any religious people with this link) facts are another.
Originally posted by Mekanik
These are the 144,000 Jewish "witnesses" (in quotation marks because it's a term directly from the books). Revelation 7 contains a fairly detailed description of the qualifications for these people. First of all, they must be Jewish. Secondly, they have to come from all 12 tribes of Israel as listed in the Old Testament, and finally, they are called between the sixth and seventh seal judgments. He (God) says they are Jews. Specifically, He calls them, "the sons of Israel" (Revelation 7:4). He even enumerates them by their tribes, stating that 12,000 will come from each tribe. Does He need to put a flashing neon sign in the sky that says, "I'm talking about Jews!"?
Originally posted by VIKINGANT
Who are the 144000 and what does it mean?
Originally posted by Anonymous ATS
These are those who have never had any contact with any type of Christian denomination.
"And the woman was arrayed in purple an scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:" REV 17.4
"And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH." REV 17.5
"And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration." REV 17.6