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Who do Jehovah's Witnesses believe?

What* How does their religion differ from Christianity?
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  01/12/21
They actually follow the Bible
TS Amanda Lawson
  01/12/21
Why don't they celebrate Christmas?
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  01/12/21
Bc its totally bullshit and not Bible based
TS Amanda Lawson
  01/12/21
Really? Not a religionmo so I don't know. I thought Christia...
;..;.;;;.;;.;.;.;;;.;;;.;.;;;....;.
  01/12/21
JWs recognize that Xmas came from the Roman saturnalia (wint...
Hombre MMMXII
  01/12/21
So they don't have an issue with JC's actual birth then, jus...
;..;.;;;.;;.;.;.;;;.;;;.;.;;;....;.
  01/12/21
They don’t celebrate birthdays at all because they bel...
Hombre MMMXII
  01/13/21
seems like some 110 iq hot take bullshit. lets just do chris...
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  01/13/21
Compared to regular 85 IQ Christianity this is probably righ...
late night sneaky uncle
  01/13/21
Do they believe in the Resurrection?
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  01/13/21
Yes. They believe 144,000 will rule as “kings and prie...
Hombre MMMXII
  01/13/21
Wtf? Who are these 144,000 people? Aren't the JWs constantly...
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  01/13/21
The big pitch is living forever in eternal youth on a paradi...
Hombre MMMXII
  01/13/21
I see. So when people die, JWs say "Rest in Paradise&qu...
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  01/13/21
I’m not familiar with JWs using that phrase, but if th...
Hombre MMMXII
  01/13/21
They certainly try. Their main issue (IMO) is the whole &ldq...
Hombre MMMXII
  01/12/21
more or less true...they believe in heaven on earth, not hea...
BO JIDEN
  01/13/21
one of their long-running beliefs is that modern america rep...
,.,..,.,..,.,.,.,..,.,.,,..,..,.,,..,.,,.
  01/12/21
Whoa
TS Amanda Lawson
  01/12/21
Yeah, they were jailed in WWI and WW2 for refusing to go to ...
Hombre MMMXII
  01/13/21
Jesus is coming asap and btw Jesus wasn’t god, trinity...
potluck
  01/12/21
BTW on the subject of crazy 19th century US restorationist m...
potluck
  01/12/21
lol was the founder a disgraced IFNB member
American
  01/13/21
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potluck
  01/13/21
No, but he married nutella
Trust If Asian (US Army Ret.)
  01/13/21
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American
  01/13/21
big kiddy diddler scam in the ranks of these folks as well
.,.,;,.,..,.,,,,:,,:,..,:::,.,:,.,.:...:.,:.::,.
  01/12/21
a joke. A general heuristic for people: If no early churc...
Cow goes Moo
  01/12/21
And what interpretation is that exactly?
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The non-existence of hell, for example. Another would be the...
Cow goes Moo
  01/12/21
So when you die, what happens to your soul according to JW?
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Sometimes it dies along with the person. I'm hardly a JW exp...
Cow goes Moo
  01/12/21
There is no separate soul according to JWs. You *are* a soul...
Hombre MMMXII
  01/13/21
10k get saved. They've already been chosen. You can apply ...
Trust If Aryan
  01/12/21
It's a joke Religion that was created to avoid the Vietnam d...
boiroast tp
  01/13/21
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American
  01/13/21
Vegetarianism and not receiving blood transfusions.
cannon
  01/13/21
This is definitely not true. The JWs i know eat a lot of mea...
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  01/13/21
Maybe it’s more like little to no meat. Or maybe I&rsq...
cannon
  01/13/21
Blood thing is true.
late night sneaky uncle
  01/13/21
I'm friends with one who left it in his teens but then redis...
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The limited space available to get into their version of &qu...
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Is there a waiting list?
Tutu-fueled Red PissWang Rampage
  01/13/21
Limited admission to heaven seems like a smart strategy to k...
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  01/13/21
Actually it’s one of the selling points. The VAST majo...
Hombre MMMXII
  01/13/21
Yep this is generally correct except it’s 144k who go ...
Hombre MMMXII
  01/13/21


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Date: January 12th, 2021 8:39 PM
Author: ;..;.;;;.;;.;.;.;;;.;;;.;.;;;....;.


What*

How does their religion differ from Christianity?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4737945&forum_id=2#41741362)



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Date: January 12th, 2021 8:41 PM
Author: TS Amanda Lawson (𓀐𓂺👩🏻‍🎤)

They actually follow the Bible

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4737945&forum_id=2#41741392)



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Date: January 12th, 2021 8:42 PM
Author: ;..;.;;;.;;.;.;.;;;.;;;.;.;;;....;.


Why don't they celebrate Christmas?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4737945&forum_id=2#41741396)



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Date: January 12th, 2021 8:47 PM
Author: TS Amanda Lawson (𓀐𓂺👩🏻‍🎤)

Bc its totally bullshit and not Bible based

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4737945&forum_id=2#41741465)



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Date: January 12th, 2021 8:49 PM
Author: ;..;.;;;.;;.;.;.;;;.;;;.;.;;;....;.


Really? Not a religionmo so I don't know. I thought Christians believe Jesus was born on Christmas, thus worth celebrating

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4737945&forum_id=2#41741479)



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Date: January 12th, 2021 9:05 PM
Author: Hombre MMMXII (❄️defund the FBI❄️)

JWs recognize that Xmas came from the Roman saturnalia (winter solstice more or less) and thus has pagan roots. Nothing in scripture indicates JC was born in December, in fact to the contrary the fact that shepherds were sleeping outside with their flocks when the angel appeared announcing JC’s birth indicates it wasn’t winter bc it’s cold in Israel in December.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4737945&forum_id=2#41741600)



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Date: January 12th, 2021 9:19 PM
Author: ;..;.;;;.;;.;.;.;;;.;;;.;.;;;....;.


So they don't have an issue with JC's actual birth then, just an issue with the date. Seems like an arbitrary thing to fuss about.

Do they believe JC is the son of God (Jehovah)?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4737945&forum_id=2#41741679)



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Date: January 13th, 2021 9:12 AM
Author: Hombre MMMXII (❄️defund the FBI❄️)

They don’t celebrate birthdays at all because they believe such celebrations are of pagan origin. That’s a recurring theme for JWs. Mixing Christianity and paganism is a big no-no.

They do believe JC is son of God, but not part of a trinity.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4737945&forum_id=2#41743851)



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Date: January 13th, 2021 9:14 AM
Author: .;;.;.;;;;..;;;.....

seems like some 110 iq hot take bullshit. lets just do christianity minus JC's birthday and call him the son of god but not god himself

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4737945&forum_id=2#41743858)



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Date: January 13th, 2021 8:12 PM
Author: late night sneaky uncle

Compared to regular 85 IQ Christianity this is probably right

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4737945&forum_id=2#41748459)



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Date: January 13th, 2021 12:29 PM
Author: ;..;.;;;.;;.;.;.;;;.;;;.;.;;;....;.


Do they believe in the Resurrection?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4737945&forum_id=2#41745185)



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Date: January 13th, 2021 1:00 PM
Author: Hombre MMMXII (❄️defund the FBI❄️)

Yes. They believe 144,000 will rule as “kings and priests” in heaven with JC, and there will be a resurrection to earth of “the righteous and unrighteous” where they’ll be ruled by JC and the 144k and the earth will be a paradise like the garden of Eden. There’s obv more detail, but that’s the high level.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4737945&forum_id=2#41745426)



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Date: January 13th, 2021 1:17 PM
Author: ;..;.;;;.;;.;.;.;;;.;;;.;.;;;....;.


Wtf? Who are these 144,000 people? Aren't the JWs constantly trying to recruit more people?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4737945&forum_id=2#41745566)



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Date: January 13th, 2021 2:11 PM
Author: Hombre MMMXII (❄️defund the FBI❄️)

The big pitch is living forever in eternal youth on a paradise earth. Very few modern day JWs consider themselves part of the 144k. Maybe like 1 out of 1,000 current JWs. The rest have the “earthly hope.”

So I guess that’s a key difference between JW-ism and mainstream Christianity. Mainstream Christians want to go to heaven. Most JWs want to live forever on paradise earth.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4737945&forum_id=2#41745987)



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Date: January 13th, 2021 5:14 PM
Author: ;..;.;;;.;;.;.;.;;;.;;;.;.;;;....;.


I see. So when people die, JWs say "Rest in Paradise" meaning rest in paradise earth, not heaven

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4737945&forum_id=2#41747344)



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Date: January 13th, 2021 6:59 PM
Author: Hombre MMMXII (❄️defund the FBI❄️)

I’m not familiar with JWs using that phrase, but if they do, yes whenever they refer to “paradise” they are referring to earth. And more precisely, post-Armageddon earth which is restored to edenic perfection, lions laying down with lambs (literally), and righteous humans living forever in eternal youth.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4737945&forum_id=2#41748028)



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Date: January 12th, 2021 9:08 PM
Author: Hombre MMMXII (❄️defund the FBI❄️)

They certainly try. Their main issue (IMO) is the whole “end times” schtick they’ve been running for over 100 years. But otherwise gotta give the JWs credit for trying to follow actual scripture and rejecting sketchy doctrines like trinity, hellfire, and the like.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4737945&forum_id=2#41741614)



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Date: January 13th, 2021 1:06 PM
Author: BO JIDEN

more or less true...they believe in heaven on earth, not heaven in the sky...the bible specifically says that the faithful will live forever ON EARTH...all the rest of mainstream christianity is buying into this heaven in the sky bullshit

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4737945&forum_id=2#41745491)



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Date: January 12th, 2021 8:47 PM
Author: ,.,..,.,..,.,.,.,..,.,.,,..,..,.,,..,.,,.


one of their long-running beliefs is that modern america represents Babylon the Great from the book of revelation. that didn't make them very popular with US authorities for a long while, but now it seems kind of prescient.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4737945&forum_id=2#41741460)



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Date: January 12th, 2021 8:48 PM
Author: TS Amanda Lawson (𓀐𓂺👩🏻‍🎤)

Whoa

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4737945&forum_id=2#41741468)



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Date: January 13th, 2021 9:13 AM
Author: Hombre MMMXII (❄️defund the FBI❄️)

Yeah, they were jailed in WWI and WW2 for refusing to go to war for USA.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4737945&forum_id=2#41743854)



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Date: January 12th, 2021 8:56 PM
Author: potluck

Jesus is coming asap and btw Jesus wasn’t god, trinity is a sham

only the uber special (them) are saved

Christianity lost its way until the 19th century (them), don’t think they believe in any kind of continuity with church through time

yhwh is literally pronounced “Jehovah” (misunderstanding the vowel markers the masoretic text added to remind the reader to say “adonai”/lord when reading the divine name) and for some reason we have to say Jehovah a lot

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4737945&forum_id=2#41741546)



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Date: January 12th, 2021 8:59 PM
Author: potluck

BTW on the subject of crazy 19th century US restorationist movements (there were several), look up the Oneida community of you’re not familiar

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oneida_Community

(yes, the silverware people, one and the same)

the dudes had to keep the women “pure” by banging them but not cumming. high intensity sport

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4737945&forum_id=2#41741566)



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Date: January 13th, 2021 9:15 AM
Author: American

lol was the founder a disgraced IFNB member

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4737945&forum_id=2#41743863)



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Date: January 13th, 2021 9:26 AM
Author: potluck



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4737945&forum_id=2#41743905)



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Date: January 13th, 2021 9:28 AM
Author: Trust If Asian (US Army Ret.)

No, but he married nutella

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4737945&forum_id=2#41743912)



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Date: January 13th, 2021 12:32 PM
Author: American



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4737945&forum_id=2#41745214)



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Date: January 12th, 2021 9:01 PM
Author: .,.,;,.,..,.,,,,:,,:,..,:::,.,:,.,.:...:.,:.::,.


big kiddy diddler scam in the ranks of these folks as well

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4737945&forum_id=2#41741573)



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Date: January 12th, 2021 9:20 PM
Author: Cow goes Moo

a joke.

A general heuristic for people: If no early church fathers wrote or support key tenets of your beliefs, and in fact often say things completely to the contrary, your interpretation is likely horseshit.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4737945&forum_id=2#41741680)



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Date: January 12th, 2021 9:21 PM
Author: ;..;.;;;.;;.;.;.;;;.;;;.;.;;;....;.


And what interpretation is that exactly?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4737945&forum_id=2#41741690)



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Date: January 12th, 2021 9:24 PM
Author: Cow goes Moo

The non-existence of hell, for example. Another would be the denial of an immortal soul. Those core JW beliefs run completely contrary to the corpus of early church documents, letters and pronouncements.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4737945&forum_id=2#41741703)



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Date: January 12th, 2021 9:25 PM
Author: ;..;.;;;.;;.;.;.;;;.;;;.;.;;;....;.


So when you die, what happens to your soul according to JW?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4737945&forum_id=2#41741711)



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Date: January 12th, 2021 9:29 PM
Author: Cow goes Moo

Sometimes it dies along with the person. I'm hardly a JW expert so the nuances about when they think it does die and when it does not is something i am ignorant about. What I do know is that they believe in some instances that the soul dies with the person which is simply wrong.

I would add something else to that heuristic: If you have to start changing words and shit in the bible to match you beliefs in contrast to what has been circulating for over a thousand years. This would apply to Luther as well.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4737945&forum_id=2#41741731)



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Date: January 13th, 2021 2:12 PM
Author: Hombre MMMXII (❄️defund the FBI❄️)

There is no separate soul according to JWs. You *are* a soul, you don’t *have* a soul. When you die, you are dead. But God (Jehovah) can resurrect you.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4737945&forum_id=2#41746006)



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Date: January 12th, 2021 9:26 PM
Author: Trust If Aryan

10k get saved. They've already been chosen.

You can apply for waitlist

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4737945&forum_id=2#41741715)



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Date: January 13th, 2021 9:13 AM
Author: boiroast tp

It's a joke Religion that was created to avoid the Vietnam draft

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4737945&forum_id=2#41743853)



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Date: January 13th, 2021 9:27 AM
Author: American



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4737945&forum_id=2#41743910)



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Date: January 13th, 2021 7:56 PM
Author: cannon

Vegetarianism and not receiving blood transfusions.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4737945&forum_id=2#41748350)



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Date: January 13th, 2021 8:03 PM
Author: ;..;.;;;.;;.;.;.;;;.;;;.;.;;;....;.


This is definitely not true. The JWs i know eat a lot of meat

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4737945&forum_id=2#41748402)



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Date: January 13th, 2021 8:11 PM
Author: cannon

Maybe it’s more like little to no meat. Or maybe I’m thinking of Seventh Day Adventists. I don’t really know any JWs.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4737945&forum_id=2#41748456)



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Date: January 13th, 2021 8:13 PM
Author: late night sneaky uncle

Blood thing is true.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4737945&forum_id=2#41748468)



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Date: January 13th, 2021 8:17 PM
Author: ,.;.,;.,;,.;,.,;,.;,.;,.,;.,;,,,,;.,;.,.,,,


I'm friends with one who left it in his teens but then rediscovered in mid 20s

Basically it's all about the Bible.

The belief that we are in "end times"

The only way to be one of the 126,000 who get to heaven is to live a "good" life, do regular bible-study, and go door-to-door once a week. They don't really speak about the 126,000 thing openly, though.

There are no special days (birthdays, holidays, etc)

Some will drink in moderation, dance, party and have fun. But there is no pre-martial sex. Swear words kept to a minimum.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4737945&forum_id=2#41748495)



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Date: January 13th, 2021 8:19 PM
Author: ;..;.;;;.;;.;.;.;;;.;;;.;.;;;....;.


The limited space available to get into their version of "heaven" (Paradise) is really a shitty tenet of their religion

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4737945&forum_id=2#41748508)



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Date: January 13th, 2021 8:43 PM
Author: Tutu-fueled Red PissWang Rampage

Is there a waiting list?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4737945&forum_id=2#41748665)



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Date: January 13th, 2021 8:47 PM
Author: ,.;.,;.,;,.;,.,;,.;,.;,.,;.,;,,,,;.,;.,.,,,


Limited admission to heaven seems like a smart strategy to keep people committed and adhering to the rules.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4737945&forum_id=2#41748693)



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Date: January 13th, 2021 9:38 PM
Author: Hombre MMMXII (❄️defund the FBI❄️)

Actually it’s one of the selling points. The VAST majority of JWs have no desire to go to heaven. They have the “earthly hope”: living forever in a bucolic paradise.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4737945&forum_id=2#41749009)



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Date: January 13th, 2021 9:33 PM
Author: Hombre MMMXII (❄️defund the FBI❄️)

Yep this is generally correct except it’s 144k who go to heaven.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4737945&forum_id=2#41748980)