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Why So Few Go To Heaven

Will only a small percentage of people go to heaven?

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--Rocky 11/12/11
If God is all-loving and all powerful, why didn't he make us all perfect at the start and just place us all in heaven?"
--Jack B 11/12/11
Idk about you but Id rather know the misery of sin and be delivered out of it, than to be perfect and ignorant of the devil's devices. How can we judge angels if we dont understand what they have been exposed to?
But if it were important to have that knowledge, God could give us that as well without requiring that we suffer to get it. If you could give your children knowledge and save them suffering to get it, wouldn't you give it?
---Rocky on 11/12/11


Rocky, the fact that ANY sinner will spend eternity with God is completely by his grace. No matter what good we have done we still dont deserve eternal life.

However, the Bible is very clear that we must be counted worthy of our calling in Christ Jesus. That is done by listening to and obeying the very words of Christ. By loving people in spite of their sin and not condemning them. Mercy is required where it is shown! (James 2:13) Those who do not, will be surprised on judgement day.

You wont hear a replacement theologian give a good explanation to the questions youve asked. They believe they are going to heaven regardless of what they do in their lives because they are God's favorites.
---JackB on 11/12/11


If God is all-loving and all powerful, why didn't he make us all perfect at the start and just place us all in heaven?"

Idk about you but Id rather know the misery of sin and be delivered out of it, than to be perfect and ignorant of the devil's devices.

How can we judge angels if we dont understand what they have been exposed to?
---JackB on 11/12/11


--Rocky 11/8/11
JIM, in my post earlier today I listed 7 places the Bible emphasizes the importance of righteous living. Would you be so kind as to explain, for each one, how you interpret it to still support salvation by grace alone.
--Rocky 11/9/11
If we're saved by grace alone, why did Jesus spend so much time explaining about and exhorting us to good behavior? Why would that be necessary if we're already saved by grace?
3) Why did He leave the Spirit to guide us if the outcome is predestined and we have no free will?

You wrote so many posts earlier JIM, why won't you respond to my simple questions about your beliefs?
---Rocky on 11/12/11


--MarkV 11/12/11
Jack B, that make no sense to me.
And this comes from someone who refuses to answer very simple questions about the Bible and his beliefs. It is not right to attack others posts if you are not willing to respond to questions from others about your posts.
---Rocky on 11/12/11




Its Gods way of ensuring that rebellion will not occur from anyone in heaven again. If successful, the heavenly host of the future won't rebel because we have already experienced sin as men of flesh and blood and asked the Lord (who is rich in mercy and forgiveness) for the power to change into righteous beings.
--JackB 11/12/11
Thank you for those thoughts. But I still wrestle with the question "If God is all-loving and all powerful, why didn't he make us all perfect at the start and just place us all in heaven?" That would have avoided a lot of suffering and the loss of many souls.
---Rocky on 11/12/11


JIM 11/9/11 (2/2)
Scriptre never shows God rejecting anyone or turning away anyone If you or anyone has come to Christ it is all Gods doing that you are predestined.
They seem to be fundamentally contradictory statements. If God has predestined only some to go to heaven has he not predestined the rest that he loves to go to Hell? If he is a loving Father, why did he not create a plan whereby all would go to heaven?
---Rocky on 11/12/11


Jack B, that make no sense to me. No one lost has faith in Jesus Christ and His Works. That is why they are called unbelievers. Why would they come to someone whom they don't love? When someone comes to Christ it is because a change has happened to them. There hearts have been change by God. Without that change a person continues in unbelieve enjoying his life without God. He cannot give himself a new heart. His mind also has to change. And God speaks to our minds. God convicts us of sin by the Spirit and grants us repentance. It is all the work of God.
---Mark_V. on 11/12/11


Rocky, I believe that God's angels started out good and some preferred the pleasure of sin over righteousness and left their habitation just as Jude speaks.

Now we have man, born in sin and iniquity who is exposed to both the pleasure and consequences of sin first, but is given the opportunity to escape that sinfulness thru the offering of Christ and the Holy Spirit.

Its Gods way of ensuring that rebellion will not occur from anyone in heaven again. If successful, the heavenly host of the future wont rebel because we have already experienced sin as men of flesh and blood and asked the Lord (who is rich in mercy and forgiveness) for the power to change into righteous beings.

Its the only thing that makes sense to me.
---JackB on 11/12/11


Rom 4:6 Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works,
Rom 4:7 Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.
Rom 4:8 Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.

Rom 4:14 For if they which are of the law be heirs, faith is made void, and the promise made of none effect:
Rom 4:15 Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is, there is no transgression.

Rom 4:20 He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strong in faith, giving glory to God,
Rom 4:21 And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.
---TheSeg on 11/11/11




JIM 11/9/11 (1/2)
Do you think that is unfair? We all deserve Hell. No one is worthy.
It is one of Gods mysteries I dont understand. Yes I think it is unfair. If God loves us he could have made us all sinless and incapable of sinning. Why didnt he? I can understand some arguments for free choice and growth, but you deny those. If we are sinners didnt God make us that way and share in our sin? I know these issues were written about for centuries as well, I have just heard no response that makes sense.
(continued)
---Rocky on 11/11/11


However the Lord still requires repentance before justification thru the blood and the Spirit.

You cant escape that fact and any gospel that teaches such is a false gospel.

As Gods word says, a man will reap what he has sown. If we sow good things thru the Spirit we will live. If we do not live by the Spirit but quench Him in our lives, we will die.
---JackB on 11/11/11


Rocky, you are right that the fundamental principles did originate way back then, in fact you can go all the way back to the time of Jesus, not just 400 A.D. Since the church begin this was a problem already. The fact is that all who are lost are under the covenant of works, and the only way they can be save is if God has mercy on them, for they need God to change their heart in order for them to even have faith to believe in Christ. So the doctrines of Arminain or their principles have been around for a long time. But the final battle in the church which brought us out of bondage to the RCC happen during the Reformation. A new dawn beginned.
---Mark_V. on 11/11/11


Rocky 2: This issue of justification forcues on the question of merit and grace. Justification by faith taught by Paul means that the works we do are not good enough to merit justification. As Paul put it, "by the deeds of the law no flesh will be justified in His sight" (Rom. 3:20). He proclaimed we are declared, counted, or reckoned to be righteous when God imputes the righteousness of Christ to our account. In the time of Paul the Pharisees and false teachers were already teaching the same thing the RCC beginned to teach with the sacrament of penance requiring works of satisfaction by which humans achive congruous merit for justification. So the principles have been around for a long time.
---Mark_V. on 11/11/11


Will only a small percentage of people go to heaven?

Rev_6:11 And white robes were given unto every one of them, and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.

Rev 7:9 After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands,

Joh_12:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.
---TheSeg on 11/11/11


--Peter 11/9/11
A great disagreement has raged over this for at least 15 centuries (Palegianism vs Agustinian, it was called.
--MarkV 11/10/11
Peter, to be more right, it is a debate that has been since 1,400's
--Wikipedia
Pelagianism was attacked in the Council of Diospolis and condemned in 418 at the Council of Carthage. These condemnations were ratified at the Council of Ephesus in 431. Pelagius was opposed by Saint Augustine (354-430) one of the most influential early Church Fathers.
According to Wikipedia Peter was right and you are off by about 1,000 years.
---Rocky on 11/10/11


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JIM, you opened this discussion of predestination, why won't you answer a few simple questions about your belief? Isn't that kind of sharing one purpose of this blog? If the questions have been answered elsewhere on this site, would you please direct to that discussion. If not, why refuse the simple request? I really would like to hear your responses. And yes I have asked some of them over and over, because no one will answer. I only ask again because no one has.
---Rocky on 11/10/11


Peter, to be more right, it is a debate that has been since 1,400's and a debate that brought us the reformation against the RCC in 1618 at the National Synod of Dort. While the RCC believed in works to become righteous, the reformers believed that only by God's Grace through faith in Christ can you receive the righteousness of Christ and be forgiven.
Salvation was viewed by the members of the Synod as a work of Grace from beginning to end, and in no way did the sinner saved himself or contributed to his salvation. But of course the sinner faught back, they wanted their rights.
---Mark_V. on 11/10/11


MarkV, your post on 11/10/11 is another one full of lies and distortions. I have no intention of responding, other thant to point out your errors, since you have not responded to most of the questions I asked you in the past about the Bible and your basic beliefs related to it. You refuse to deal objectively with issues and instead repeatedly resort to lies, distortions and wrongful, derogatory personal attacks. You proved you don't walk in the Spirit and make no effort to do so. People can see the recent evidence whereof I speak and your despicable behavior on the following recent blogs: Explain Ephesians 4:11-12, Reject The Complete Bible, Salvation Taken Back, and Is Bible Trustworthy.
---Rocky on 11/10/11


disagreement has raged over this for at least 15 centuries (Palegianism vs Agustinian, it was called.
--Peter 11/9/11
Understood. However I think JIM takes it beyond the Augustinian point that perfection is not possible without grace and goes more towards the concept of the sovereignty of God and his control through predestination. Please let me know if I am wrong here JIM.
I had no desire to repeat a common doctrinal debate so I wrote JIM earlier on this thread "Is this just the 'by grace alone' vs. 'righteous living is also required' argument or something else?
If the former, no need to readdress here again. We can agree to disagree."
He chose to continue, posting another wrongful attack.
---Rocky on 11/10/11


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because if it did, then the word would contradict itself

The word doesnt contradict itself. The Holy Spirit isnt the confused one, the man is.

1 Tim 1:4

For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe.
---JackB on 11/10/11


Rocky, the problem you have first is, you don't believe all Scripture is Truth. The second problem you have is that you believe in "free will" Scripture never mentions that man has free will to choose Christ, because if it did, then the word would contradict itself, since the will of lost man is slave to sin, it's not free. He does have to choose. The third problem you have, is that believe works brings grace, and that is not true at all. Grace brings works. The forth problem you have is that you believe man has power over God. The fifth problem is, that you believe that God loves every single person the same. But he doesn't. This are not your words, or distortions, but what you imply with your questions.
---Mark_V. on 11/10/11


Rocky...questions you ask have been answered already. You just seem to like to ask them over and over. Open you Bible....ask The Lord for understanding and read.
---JIM on 11/10/11


So why then has God predestined some to Hell with no power or option to be saved?
Rocky 11/9


The only ones ever mentioned that God has blinded are the Jews who were not elected. Amazingly enough the reason WHY they were blinded is the same sin that many make in believing that God has chosen them out of the rest of the world. That God has his favorites regardless of how we have lived or NOW live as Christians.

There is no scripture that says God has blinded one Gentile person from the gospel since Christ walked this earth. Not one
---JackB on 11/10/11


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JIM, since you want to revisit grace vs. free will:
1) Would you please review the 7 scriptures I cited below on 11/8 to Lutherist and explain how to interpret them to support salvation by grace alone, as I asked you earlier.
2) If we're saved by grace alone, why did Jesus spend so much time explaining about and exhorting us to good behavior? Why would that be necessary if we're already saved by grace?
3) Why did He leave the Spirit to guide us if the outcome is predestined and we have no free will?
4) If all is predestined, why did God even create the Earth? What purpose does it serve if outcome is predestined?
---Rocky on 11/10/11


So why then has God predestined some to Hell with no power or option to be saved?
Rocky 11/9

Do you think that is unfair?
We all deserve Hell. No one is worthy. All have sinned. God would be just in allowing everyone to spend eternity in hell.
It is this way, scripture clearly says that all who believe in Christ will have eternal life. Scriptre never shows God rejecting anyone or turning away anyone who is seeking Him. If you or anyone has come to Christ it is all Gods doing. Be joyfull knowing that you are predestined.
---JIM on 11/9/11


Rocky 'Then those that live unrighteous lives.............'

A great disagreement has raged over this for at least 15 centuries (Palegianism vs Agustinian, it was called.

I have no idea how this works

And an apology for putting that post you class as 'condescending'. I was just trying to get you and Warwick to calm down, but clearly I messed up badly.

Sorry again!
---Peter on 11/9/11


The righteous life we live is a result of the Grace bestowed upon us from God.
--Jim 11/9/11
Then those that live unrighteous lives do so because they did not receive the same grace? So why then has God predestined some to Hell with no power or option to be saved? Does God not love all his children? Why predestine some to Hell with no power to change the election?
Please don't forget the other questions I asked.
---Rocky on 11/9/11


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--JIM 11/9/11
Rocky...I cannot believe that you do not understand that Jesus has paid the total price to those who believe.
I cannot believe that you are distorting things AGAIN. You know that I believe the above IS true, but I also believe that He directs, exhorts, and requires us to lead a righteous life to receive his gift. There would be no reason for him to explain and exhort if the righteous life was already bestowed on us by grace.
Why can't you understand that?
Apparently you do want to revisit the grace vs. free will issue on this page too.
---Rocky on 11/9/11


Rocky...I cannot believe that you do not understand that Jesus has paid the total price to those who believe(Trust in Him). The righteous life we live is a result of the Grace bestowed upon us from God.
---JIM on 11/9/11


Jim, great answer on salvation. It's by God's grace alone that we are saved. No amount of self-righteous works will get us saved. Believers are saved unto good works.
"For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them" ( Eph. 2:10). Those righteous works from believers are righteous because they bring glory to God. The self-righteous works of unbelievers only brings them more sin. They are self-righteous works that bring no thanks or glory to God. "Because although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts and their foolish hearts were darkened" (Rom. 1:21).
---Mark_V. on 11/9/11


Rocky, GOOD PREACH of the Truth regarding Salvation!
---Gordon on 11/8/11


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It [righteous living] is not a prerequisite to obtaining salvation.
When God looks at us He sees the righteousness of His son Jesus Christ.
--JIM on 11/8/11
Is this just the "by grace alone" vs. "righteous living is also required" argument or something else?
If the former, no need to readdress here again. We can agree to disagree. Of course I will still be right. LOL
---Rocky on 11/8/11


JIM, in my post earlier today I listed 7 places the Bible emphasizes the importance of righteous living. Would you be so kind as to explain, for each one, how you interpret it to still support salvation by grace alone.
It really would be appreciated because I don't understand why those verses are not obstacles to your belief.
---Rocky on 11/8/11


Moderator
The Man - made trinity churches Are Apostate any way. Beginning with the trin r c c. The trinity family churches Are here Rev.17 v's 4 - 6, even those that worship the gods on islam, buddha, hindu etc derived from here, 2nd.Cpr.11 v's 14 - 15.
---Lawrence_Nemeth on 11/8/11


Perhaps the millions of aborted children will make up for all the lost adults who reject the Gospel and heaven will still be packed.
In His loving grip
---Poppa_Bear on 11/8/11


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Yes, all of those are all critically important. But equally important (I say equally because if any part is missing then the ship does not sail) is living a righteous life
Rocky 11/8

Rocky...that is not correct. Our righteous living is because we are saved and love our Lord and Savior.
It is not a prerequisite to obtaining salvation.
When God looks at us He sees the righteousness of His son Jesus Christ.
---JIM on 11/8/11


Will only a small percentage of people go to heaven?
---susan on 4/1/06
because only a small %age of people believe. Many believe that there is a God. But few actually believe what God says.
Many only want the name "christian" so that they look good, they have thier own doctrine and own standard of righteous

Isaiah 4:1 And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach.
---Francis on 11/8/11


Few beleive that Jesus alone is the way, the truth, & the life believing instead that the good go to heaven and the bad to hell. Since they go to church every week and do an occasional good deed,they believe themselves to be good.

As far as righteousness is concerned, Jesus stated -

"For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven."

And as detailed the Pharisees were in obeying the law, they failed. There are many today that believe if they obey all the law they will be righteous enough to merit eternal life.
---lee1538 on 11/8/11


Salvation is ALL about Grace and Mercy, and trusting completely in the UNIQUE holiness of Christ (Re 15:4), his perfect sinless life, and his COMPLETE attonement for ALL SIN.
--Lutherist on 11/6/11
Yes, all of those are all critically important. But equally important (I say equally because if any part is missing then the ship does not sail) is living a righteous life.
Mat 5:20, Mat 7:20-23, Mat 16:27, Joh 5:13-14, 2Co 5:10, Jas 2:20-26, and 1Jn 5:3-5
---Rocky on 11/8/11


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If you] actually believe that there is something you can do to insure it... you ARE INDEED going to HELL!
--Lutherist 11/7/11
That is a good example of the kind of preaching that leads to Hell. Those who preach predestination and the futility of "good works" help lead people to Hell by leading them away from the living the righteous life required for salvation.
You can see evidence right on this site in the large number of prominent posters who think nothing of lying in post after post. They apparently are oblivious to where their unrighteous behavior is taking them. Some apparently feel no need to change when they believe that are already part of the predestined elect.
---Rocky on 11/8/11


Lutherist, There will be TONS and TONS of people going to Heaven, as the Book of REVELATION points out. But, it's only "few" in number COMPARED to the amount of people who will end up in Eternal Damnation. We (supposedly) have 7 billion people on Earth, just today, in this generation. How much MORE people have come and gone since all of the generations past since Adam and Eve. So, the Bible is true and clear that "few" will be Saved. And MANY, in comparison, will perish.
---Gordon on 11/8/11


Lutherist says you are going to Hell if you think there is something you can do to insure going to heaven. THE OPPOSITE IS TRUE. Be not deceived. God already has told us HIS plan for salvation, Jesus died for our sins, now all that is left is for us to do our part to obtain eternal life. Thus the remainder is now ALL in our hands because God will not deny us what he has promised nor deny forgiveness through Christ.
Love and obey God, have faith in his Son, study the Bible, pray, meditate on your love for Him, and listen to His Spirit for guidance. Also develop a program for self improvement based on sincere self-assessment with the help of the Spirit.
---Rocky on 11/8/11


John 5:14 "Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee."

That man was Healed by the Grace of Christ and for a sign to the people. Not for the man being sick so many years or for any merit whatsoever in the man.

However, we clearly see that the continued wellness of that man was put on the Man himself.
That is something too hard for this here Lutherist to understand? Wellness to Salvation?, 1 Corinthians 6:9,10.
---Nana on 11/8/11


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To those of you who are still seeking to make yourselves accepatble to enter Heaven, and actually believe that there is something you can do to insure it... Consider this... If SALVATION is in your sinful hands... you ARE INDEED going to HELL!
---Lutherist on 11/7/11


I guess there are many people who do not believe and reject what is written in Matthew 7:13-23.

I come across so many people who are religous, and caught up in the religions created by people and servants of Satan, 2 Corinthians Chapter Eleven.

Yet these people do not have an intimate and personal relationship with GOD through FAITH IN CHRIST, AND CHRIST ALONE!
---Rob on 11/6/11


When Jesus died on the cross HE died and covered all our sins. No one goes to Hell for their sins. But they go because they dont accept what he did. Many teach a works salvation works dont save us JESUS saves us
---Diane_Gilland on 11/6/11


RIGHT ON MODERATOR!!!
WOW! Can say it any better than that. I just love these guys! They are right on the money!
---John on 11/6/11


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We are told in the book of Revelation of three groups that have the right to enter into the Kingdom of Heaven.

1st group = 144,000, followers of the Lamb, the first fruits, teachers of truth. Rev. 11.

2nd group = Kingdom of God that Jesus Christ purchased from out of the world, the ten virgins Matt. 25, Rev. 5:9-10.

3rd group = Bride of Christ, great multitiude who come thru the great tribulation by keeping the commandments of God and believing in the testimony of Jesus. Rev. 7:9-17, Rev. 22:14.
---barb on 11/6/11


I disagree with the concept that only a few will go to Heaven. Please read (Re 7:9-17)

However, I also agree that with Moderator, that the Church today is in a full blown apostasy. As most of your comments confirm. Most of you seem to have no clue about salvation and who goes to Heaven. Heaven is COMPLETELY filled with sinners!

Salvation is ALL about Grace and Mercy, and trusting completely in the UNIQUE holiness of Christ (Re 15:4), his perfect sinless life, and his COMPLETE attonement for ALL SIN. Read (Lk 18:9-14)
---Lutherist on 11/6/11


Because the Narrow Path to Heaven is much more difficult and requires surrendering the flesh. The Wide Road to Destruction (Lake of Fire ultimately) is EASY, because all you have to do, is DO YOUR OWN THING! Moderator, YAHUSHUA quoted the Biblical Verse about the Narrow and Wide Paths before the Church was officially established. The stronger and more popular desire to serve one's own flesh has been around since the fall of Adam and Eve. I mean, it is true that it's WORSE because of the Apostate church, but, it's not the sole reason.
---Gordon on 11/6/11


But what you fail to see is that everyone, (all descendants of Adam) are already heading to hell already by design.

Whose design?
---alan8566_of_uk on 11/6/11


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Allen,

Because Adam and Eve willfully chose to eat from the tree of Gods judgment, the test of God-like perfection has fallen to everyone of us. For this curse to be lifted, someone had to actually pass this impsssible test.

That is why Christ came. He passed the impossible test for us. The curse of God's judgment has been removed. All who admit their sinfulness and trust in Christs atonement, will not face judgment. Christ has faced our judgment for us, and He will protect us from judgment FOREVER! (He 7:21-25)

The free gift of eternal life is available again to every single human being on the planet. All anyone must do, is acknowledge their obvious imperfection, and cry out for mercy. This anyone can do!
---Lutherist on 11/6/11


Allan, what you are trying to do is figure out why God does things in a way you do not approve. You look at God from man's perspective. God is the Creator of all things. Billions are born. But lets get something right, no one will be unjustly condemned by God. There will be no cruelty in hell. It is impossible for God to be cruel. Cruelty involves inflicting a punishment that is more severe or harsh than the crime. Cruelty is unjust. God is incapable of inflicting an unjust punishment. The Judge of all the world will surely do what is right. No innocent person will ever suffer by the hand of God. They (the lost) will get exactly what they have coming. You want God to save everyone, but He does not save all.
---Mark_V. on 11/6/11


Yes, as in the day of Noah, only 8 persons were saved out of the whole entire world: so too in the last days mankind will suicidally serve sin rather than God, onto the eternal damnation of their souls.
---Eloy on 11/6/11


We are not to know, decide, or even estimate the ratio of saved to unsaved, but Jesus lucidly said his pathway to heaven is narrow, and the pathway to hell is wide. After all, the Bible is metaphorical and needs illumination by the Holy Spirit. All we need to know now is that we must be assured of our own salvation. Everyone else? Just trust God, and to whomever he said yes, we'll eternally share fellowship together, those he said no to, I'll bet we'll see them for who they really were.
---Frank_Carr on 11/5/11


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Allan, what you said in the end is true. But what you fail to see is that everyone, (all descendants of Adam) are already heading to hell already by design. They have been condemned already for a reason, so that through One man act,(Jesus Christ) many would be righteous.
"Therefore, as through one man's offense judgment came to all men, resulting in condemnation, even so through one Man's righteous act the free gift came to all men, resulting in justification of life."
Everyone is condemned already who are physically born and nothing but a supernatural act of God can stop them from going to hell. He could have left everyone on the path to hell, but He didn't.
---Mark_V. on 4/16/11


Allan: THe question of 'only a few' depends on what we mean by saying that. Some mean 'a good number, but not all' some mean 'just a very very few'

The number is not ours to decide, or even to know

Your comment about the Bible is an awkward question, though I assume that people who know that God exists, are repentent and accept God will forgive them, even without know in how that happens, may well qualify

I take it that two things are necessary: an understanding of our sin, and a willingness to go to God and ask His forgiveness
---Peter on 4/12/11


Most responders to this question seems certain that only a few people will go to Heaven.

If that idea is true, it would have to placed in the context of the Character of God.

Now, God is the only creator and He is all powerful and He has all knowledge. If what most responders are saying is true, then it would be reasonable to conclude that God knowingly created human beings, by the billions, whom He knew would live miserably on earth and then go to hell for eternity.

And amazingly, most of the people who would be in Heaven would be from among those who have the Bible and other christian literature. And guess what countries have both of those? How convenient!
---Allan on 4/12/11


Because only a few follow Jesus. Jesus said the gate was narrow and only a few would enter in. The gate leads to the Kingdom of God. Jesus said we must first seek the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all the things we need would be given to us. One of things we need is truth.

Few are seeking the Kingdom of God. Most of us just follow along after Paul, Ellen White and others. We take their words for truth instead of the words of Jesus Christ. The doctrines of men are being taught instead of the doctrines of God's son.
---barb on 4/11/11


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because they don't really believe in Hell.
---larry on 4/10/11


This is not true because there are 7 heavens or 3 heavens. "I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the THIRD HEAVEN. Whether it was in the body or out of the body I do not know--God knows". CORINTHIANS 12:21
---Justin on 4/10/11


Matthew 7:13-14: "Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. (14)For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it."
and
Matthew 22:14: "For many are called, but few are chosen."
WHY? ONLY GOD KNOWS!
---Daniel on 6/11/08


Narrow is the road to Heaven while broad& wide is the road to destruction. Not many professing to be Christians actually follow Gods standerds, but even if we do not know who will be there, God does know.
---Candice on 7/9/07


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One of the reasons that so few are going to heaven is that they think they are "saved" and their future sins no longer matter to God. Boy are they in for a shock.
---jerry6593 on 4/8/06


Are all of you sure you are reading that Scripture correctly? It doesn't say the wide gate leads to hell, it says destruction.And the narrow one doesn't lead to heaven, it leads to life. There is no proof from this Scritpture that few people are going to heaven. Now read Rev. 7:9 and see that there is a multitude too large to number in white robes.
---john on 4/6/06


Do you have oil to stoke your lamps....????
Read the parable again.
---Fred_S. on 4/3/06


yes, only a very very very small few will go to heaven, because most people simply refuse to repent from all sin, and completely follow the Lord as he commands us. In Noah's day, out of the whole world, only 8 souls were saved.
---Eloy on 4/3/06


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1 John3:23 and this is His commandment: that we should believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ and love one another, as He gave us commandment.
---eliza4969 on 4/2/06


John15:12-13 This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends.
---eliza4969 on 4/2/06


John14:6 Jesus said to him, I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
---eliza4969 on 4/2/06


John 13:34 so now I say to you. a new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.
---eliza4969 on 4/2/06


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John6:28-29 Then they said to Him, "what shall we do, that we may work the works of God? Jesus answered and said to them, "This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent."
---eliza4969 on 4/2/06


Because no one wants to live like Jesus did. They want to go to church but that's it, they draw the line. People need to wake up and be ready. For Jesus will come when no one expects it, then it will be too late for alot of people.
---Rebecca_D on 4/2/06


I agree with Candice. I really believe the bible spells it out clearly, nothing but the pure in heart shall see God .Yes, only a few folks will make it. I believe there are folks that you sit next to in church that will bust hell wide open. My heart aches for these folks , a lot of them are so "religious" . There comes a time in every christians life when they must evaluate their relationship with God, the question is... will they be happy with the results.Will God say "Well done.. "?
---tessa4968 on 4/1/06


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