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Who are the 144,000 spoken of in the Bible?


Asked by dgall3 at 1:47 PM on Oct. 7, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Insight on the Scriptures V 2
    "Spiritual Virginity. Even as the high priest in Israel could take only a virgin as his wife (Le 21:10, 13, 14; compare Eze 44:22), so the great High Priest, Jesus Christ, must have only a “virgin” as his spiritual “bride” in heaven. (Re 21:9; Heb 7:26; compare Eph 5:25-30.) Hence, the apostle Paul was deeply concerned about the purity of the Corinthian congregation, desiring to present it “as a chaste virgin to the Christ.” (2Co 11:2-6) The bride of Christ is composed of 144,000 spirit-anointed persons who individually maintain their ‘virginity’ by remaining separate from the world and by keeping themselves morally and doctrinally pure.—Re 14:1, 4; compare 1Co 5:9-13; 6:15-20; Jas 4:4; 2Jo 8-11"
    This group of 144,000 have been "bought from the earth" for the purpose of ruling as kings/priests with Christ in the heavenly Kingdom of God. (Rev 14:3, 20:4 and Matt 19:28)


    Answer by 69humblepie at 8:07 PM on Oct. 7, 2010

  • they are the people male or females that have not been with anyone sexually, and kept the sacrament to God with staying clean in every way without bowing down to any other gods, or getting into the ways of the world. specifically, it doesn't list who, but only says it in those terms as clean, virgins, holy, and God -fearing. I would also include that they were certainly tested to extreme exposure of standing up for God and his laws and standing up for the life of Christ, in every way possible, since their is only 144,000 it is surely a hard path to follow.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:00 PM on Oct. 7, 2010

  • That is in the book of Revelation. Revelation is written in symbolic language, and the numbers are also symbolic. Biblical scholars and theologians still debate over what it means. There are many theories out there. The people John was writing for would have understood what it meant.

    Answer by Anna92464 at 2:00 PM on Oct. 7, 2010

  • anon, you are wrong. The do not have to be virgins. The can not have pre-marital sex but they do not have to be virgins. Hell not even a priest would be on if that were the case!

    Answer by delilahsmom1177 at 2:24 PM on Oct. 7, 2010

  • wow anon...virgins? don't think you are right. I am not Christian but I know that is not true!

    Answer by 4_28_bbboy at 7:07 PM on Oct. 7, 2010

  • 69 so are you saying anon is right or wrong?

    Answer by delilahsmom1177 at 8:18 PM on Oct. 7, 2010

  • The term "virgin" is not meant in a fleshly sense,since some of Jesus' apostles were married and had children. And they made up the first of the 144,000.

    Answer by 69humblepie at 8:30 PM on Oct. 7, 2010

  • Oh ok 69 lol.

    Answer by delilahsmom1177 at 8:33 PM on Oct. 7, 2010

  • something in revelations?

    Answer by san78 at 4:32 PM on Oct. 8, 2010