Your Bible question was:
>>Jehovah's Witnesses claim only 144,000 have been sealed and are in heaven. The door is now closed.  Your comments. Thank you.<<

144,000 is used as a symbolic expression of the totality of God's people (who, in Rev. 7:4 and 14:3, are eternally saved).  To make this number literal, as the Jehovah's Witnesses attempt, causes major problems in Biblical interpretation.  For instance, if 144,000 must be taken literally in Rev. 14:3, then only Jewish males who are virgins will be in heaven according to Rev. 14:4!  Any interpretation of scripture which can so easily be reduced to an absurdity cannot be the proper interpretation.

I have included an article on this subject which does a good job of discussing the matter.  I hope you find it useful.

Thank you for your question.


Joe Price


Joe R Price

Bible Answers

Mt. Baker church of Christ