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Has the Heavenly Call Ended? Or is it Still Wide Open? Jan 14 WEBCAST

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Does the Bible teach that you should be pursuing a earthly hope today, to be a part of the Great Crowd on earth?  Or does it teach that the Christian should be pursuing a heavenly hope, to be a part of the bride of Christ?   On January 14, we recorded our webcast.  Former JW and Bible Student elder David Stein interviewed a panel of Bible students (some Ex-JWs) to investigate and discuss this topic.  They answered the questions– What does the Bible teach about the Little Flock, the Great Crowd, the Other Sheep and the Heavenly Call?  The Webcast was on January 14, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. CST.

40 comments to Has the Heavenly Call Ended? Or is it Still Wide Open? Jan 14 WEBCAST

  • ian j howat

    thanks for reply yes you have reminded me of what i read in divine plan of the ages .i have the book kindly sent for one dollar from bible students in USA .it does make a lot of sense..so basicaly im right in my assumpsion that all christians are spirit born ..heavenly life subject of course to the lords acceptance ..the ranso m is then available to all..i am getting used to the new application of new testament to all christians not just 144000 as we were taught .being denied a relatiinship with jesus has been my problem for years

  • ian j howat

    i believe that there are true christians in many church groups and some who do not belong to any church group..after much thought it makes no sense to me that over 2000 years there have been only 144000 christians..and there is no indication in the new testament that there are two classes of christians. since i woke up from WT mind control i have becone so close to jesus that i feel totaly different to how i felt in 50 years as a jw ..we were never alowed to have a relationship with jesus..many jws waking up feel the same.there is no way christians can be limited to only 144000 .in the book of acts we are told tgat 3000 were added in just one day! so over 2000 years it must equate to millions.

    • ZionsHerald

      Thank you Ian for a very open and honest perspective of the Jehovah’s Witness interpretation that only 144,000 individuals being given a heavenly reward. I completely agree with you that there will be more than 144,000 with a heavenly reward.

      Thankfully there are many Scriptures which Illustrate that this reward is in store for an uncountable group of people.

      Revelation 19 speaks of a great crowd in heaven. Rev. 19:1 specifically states that this group is in heaven itself. This is a group that is invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb but is not the bride herself. They sing praises regarding the Father who reigns and the bride who made herself ready.

      Revelation 19:6-7
      6 Then I heard something like the voice of a great multitude and like the sound of many waters and like the sound of mighty peals of thunder, saying, “Hallelujah! For the Lord our God, the Almighty, reigns.
      The marriage of the Lamb
      7 “Let us rejoice and be glad and give the glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come and His bride has made herself ready.”

      While Scripture defines more than 144,000 with a heavenly reward, as can be seen, not all who receive that reward will be the Bride of Christ.

      The Bride of Christ are the ones who will reign with Christ over the masses of mankind and teaching them righteousness when God’s judgments will be in the earth.

      Revelation 20:4-5
      4 Then I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was given to them. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony of Jesus and because of the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received the mark on their forehead and on their hand; and they came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.

      “For when the earth experiences Your judgments The inhabitants of the world learn righteousness.” Isaiah 26:9

  • kevin davis

    I think God is in control and his son today controls who has puts on love and follow the lamb that has learned how to have that love in there lives they are not greedy or ever thing about self and they never lie or try to mislead people., As the world does., That;s who makes the first cut and they do not believe false religion things they believe.,bible truth they are not know it all people as some of the world try to be they do there best to help people learn bible truth;s The calling may still be today.,They choose God,. and he chooses them,. thru Christ.,

  • Terry

    much appreciated.

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