Non-believers fall into six groups. Each of these groups believes that they are either saved or have no interest in salvation.
There are those that do not know the way of salvation.
There are those that believe that they are saved through other religions.
There are the agnostics (God is unknowable), and the atheist (God does not exist)
There are those that believe that they are unworthy of salvation.
There are those that feel that they are already good and God will credit them.
There are those that say and believe that they are saved, but live as if they are not.
Given that the above group compromises many people, just how many people are saved? The Bible speaks of a remnant; therefore the number is not large.
Romans9.27 And Isaiah cries out concerning Israel: “Though the number of the sons of Israel be as the sand of the sea, only a remnant of them will be saved…
Romans11.5 So too at the present time there is a remnant, chosen by grace.
The Bible also speaks of multitudes being in Heaven in the Book of Revelation. Rev19.1 After this I heard what seemed to be the loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, crying out, “Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God…
So how are these verses reconciled, a remnant being saved and a multitude seen in Heaven? The multitudes in Heaven are from every age, but in every age there is only a remnant that is saved.
Published on Monday, October 3, 2011 @ 6:59 AM CDT