Belief 2 - 75% Saved into the Kingdom

The Lords’ Witnesses believe that 75% of the human race will be saved into the Kingdom come Judgement Day. The main basis for this understanding is based on the following two scriptures:

37 But as the days of Noah, so also will be the coming of the Son of Man.
38 For as they were in the days before the flood: eating, and drinking, marrying, and giving in marriage, until [the] day [when] Noah went into the ark.
39 And they did not know until the flood came and took all away. So also will be the coming of the Son of Man.
40 At that time two will be out in the field; the one is taken away, and the one is left;
41 two grinding at the mill; one is taken away, and one is left. (Matthew 24 GLT)

26 And as it was in the days of Noah, so also it will be in the days of the Son of Man.
27 They were eating, drinking, marrying, giving in marriage, until [the] day Noah went into the ark. And the flood came and destroyed all.
28 And likewise, as it was in the days of Lot, they were eating, drinking, buying, selling, planting, building;
29 but on [the] day Lot went out from Sodom, it rained fire and brimstone from the heaven and destroyed all.
30 According to those things, it will be in the day the Son of Man is revealed.
31 In that day, [he] who will be on the housetop, let him not go down to take his goods [from] the house. And likewise, he in the field, let him not return to the things behind.
32 Remember Lot's wife.
33 Whoever seeks to save his life, [he] will lose it. And whoever will lose it, he will preserve it.
34 I say to you, In that night two will be on one bed; the one will be taken and the other will be left.
35 Two will be grinding together; one will be taken and the other will be left. (Luke 17 GLT)

The above two scriptures need to be taken additively. Firstly Matthew is telling us that 50% of men and 50% of women are saved into the Kingdom and the other 50% of men and women are not. The fate of the 50% not saved in the Matthew scripture are then further subdivided into another 50% division through the Luke scripture whereby 50% of the 50% are then saved, i.e. a further 25% are saved and the remaining 25% are sent to Gehenna. In each of these categories, men and women are divided equally.

These sub-divisions need further breaking down. To help with this let us look at a further scripture from Matthew’s gospel:

36 Teacher, which [is the] great commandment in the Law?
37 And Jesus said to him, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind." [Deut. 6:5]
38 This is the first and great commandment.
39 And the second [is] like it: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." [Lev. 19:18]
40 On these two commandments all the Law and the Prophets hang. (Matthew 22 GLT)

Here we are being told that there are two major commandments for mankind to follow: to love God and to love your fellow man and in that priority. If we then go back to the two sub-divisions of the righteous and the unrighteous, we see that the first split is between those that love God and those who do not. So, 50% of mankind are saved from the destruction of the earth into the ark. The second split of those who do not love God is then between those who love their fellow man and those who do not. So, a further 25% of mankind is also saved; these ones are not taken into the ark but are protected through the Time of the Distress of Daniel12 by the angels, whilst remaining on the earth, like the 3 Hebrew boys in the fiery furnace of Daniel3, whilst remaining on the earth. The Lords’ Witnesses have identified numerous different salvation covenants for mankind. The 50% saved in the Matthew scripture are saved into the Faith Ransom Covenant and the 25% saved in the Luke scripture are saved into the Love Ransom Covenant.

The 25% who end up in Gehenna are those that neither loved God nor their fellow men; that is God’s justice! This 25% is confirmed in the Book of revelation in that the fourth part of the earth will be killed in the end-times:

8 And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth. (Revelation 6 KJV)

Now the saving of 75% of humankind into the Kingdom is certainly very good news for us all given the state of the world that we are leaving. However, there are some scriptures that would appear to paint a very different picture of the numbers saved:

13 Go in through the narrow gate; for wide [is] the gate and broad [is] the way that leads to destruction, and many are the ones entering in through it.
14 For narrow [is] the gate, and constricted [is] the way that leads away into life, and few are the ones finding it. (Matthew 7 GLT)

On the surface the above scripture would appear to suggest those saved are few in number.
 The narrow gate is for the saints only (our calculation is 1% of the world population: [366] Numbering the Saints and the Citizens of the Kingdom of God).  These ones are those saved into the ark that are born again and are sealed spiritually and represent the leadership and priesthood going into the Kingdom of God.

We can compare the prospective heavenly ark with Noah’s original archetype. Noah and his family represented the future administration of the earth/Kingdom whereas the animals represented the citizens of the earth/Kingdom (equal numbers of males and females).

7 And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him into the ark, because of the waters of the flood.
8 And they went in to Noah into the ark, male and female of clean animals, and of animals that [are] not clean, and of fowl, and of every thing that creeps on the earth,
9 two by two, as God had commanded Noah, they went into the ark, male and female. (Genesis 7 GLT)

Date of Publication: 5th April 2020

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