Revelation 7 and the 144,000

May 14, 2014   |   Category: Ask Irvin   |   Tags:

Will People who Have Committed Fornication be a Part of the 144,000?

By Irvin Baxter


Question: Brett from Indiana called to ask Irvin about the 144,000 mentioned in Revelation 7. Brett asked can someone who has committed fornication be forgiven of that sin and looked at by God as if they are a virgin and become a part of the 144,000.


Answer: Yes, when we ask for forgiveness and give our lives to Jesus we will be part of Revelation 7.  I do not necessarily believe that that is speaking of a physical virginity; I believe that it is referring to people who have come to Jesus Christ and have given their lives to Him and who are also faithful to Him. To claim that this is a physical virginity would undermine the sacredness of marriage. Some people teach that you can be more spiritual if you do not marry, but that contradicts the Bible because God said it is not good for man to be alone and Jesus Christ Himself will end up with a bride.

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2 Responses to “Revelation 7 and the 144,000”

  1. Dana Brady

    Hi Irvin, In Revelation 7 the the seal of God on 144,000 seams like such a small number considering there are over 7 billion people on earth today. Why is that number so small?