The 144,000, Who are They?

by sighandcry on November 13, 2010

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The much muted topic of the 144,000 has been brought to a state of such confusion within the Seventh-day Adventist church that no one seems to see eye-to-eye as to who this group of people are and what purpose God intends to use them for in the final days of earth’s history. Thus of what greater need than for a straight forward study from the Holy Bible supported by the Spirit of Prophecy which will address such vital questions as:

Who are the 144,000?
Where do they come from?
Is the number literal or symbolic?
What is the special seal for the 144,000?
What great work does God have in store for the 144,000?

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David Makola December 26, 2010 at 11:02 am

http://www.adventistbiblicalresearch.org/documents/144,000greatmultitude.htm

The arguements presented in the attached website seem to contradict presented here…

SR-admin December 28, 2010 at 11:15 am

Dear David: Your observation is astute. The Seventh-day Adventist Biblical Research Institute teaching on the 144,000 and the Great Multitude does directly contradict the teaching from the Shepherd’s Rod. This comes as little surprise since this committee of theologian scholars was originally established in 1943 as the Defense Literature Committee for the express purpose of contradicting the message of revival and reformation brought through the writings of the Rod.
For us today we can not afford the peril of trusting on the arm of flesh for these leading scholars are mere mortals such as ourselves. Thus, we should go to the Bible alone, backed up by the Spirit of Prophecy, and study for our own praying for the Holy Spirit to guide, lead, and direct us unto all truth. Then we may know who is leading us to a better understanding of the Bible on the subject of the 144,000 and who is trying to stand in the gate and prevent God’s people from receiving the extra oil for their lamps that will prepare them to be recipients of the latter rain.

jacqueline palmer July 22, 2011 at 12:36 am

Are you affiliated with Sis B.?

SR-admin July 23, 2011 at 10:36 pm

Dear Jacqueline:

We are not affiliated with Sis. B. as we do not believe the same things. However, we are thankful to God that she has been willing to share with us some valuable testimonies about her experiences at old Mt. Carmel Center and has freely allowed us to copy some important historical documents. Most especially the original SRod study charts that belonged to her husband from which we were able to digitally restore to their pristine condition.

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