Originally posted by sk0rpi0n
reply to post by EnochWasRight
Your question was concerning few or many being saved.
My question was what are the readers of this thread supposed to be looking for in Esdras 2?
10 different people will interpret the chapter in 10 different ways.
If there is a message in Esdras 2 that you are trying to point to, what is it?
The truth of your statement can be found clearly in this thread: Instructional Design of
Why read Esdra 2? How about this passage?
36: And Jeremiel the archangel answered them and said, `When the number of those like
yourselves is completed; for he has weighed the age in the balance,
37: and measured the times by measure, and numbered the times by number; and he will not
move or arouse them until that measure is fulfilled.’”
38: Then I answered and said, “O sovereign Lord, but all of us also are full of ungodliness.
39: And it is perhaps on account of us that the time of threshing is delayed for the righteous --
on account of the sins of those who dwell on earth.”
40: He answered me and said, “Go and ask a woman who is with child if, when her nine
months have been completed, her womb can keep the child within her any longer.”
41: And I said, “No, lord, it cannot.” And he said to me, “In Hades the chambers of the souls
are like the womb.
42: For just as a woman who is in travail makes haste to escape the pangs of birth, so also do
these places hasten to give back those things that were committed to them from the beginning.