Paul Wilson (27 Jan 2012)
"RE: Re Paul Wilson.....all christians....rapture numbers"

Few is a relative term though. 230 million compared to 2.3 Billion could be considered few. a millionaire could be said to have little money compared to a billionaire.  10% of some grouping could be said to be few don’t you agree?? If 100,000 people march to take a island in war and only 10,000 are alive at the end to possess that island then one could call them the few. 10,000 is a large number but given the number you started with it is a small number.
 
Paul
 
John B (26 Jan 2012)
"Re: Paul Wilson.....all christians....rapture numbers"

Paul,
 
Thanks for correcting me on the number of Catholics worldwide.
 
And concerning your topic of the number of Christians worldwide that will make the rapture, I always focus on the passage from Matthew 7:13-14.....
 
13 Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many that will go in by it.
 
14 Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who will find it.
 
When one ponders on the definition of "few" it can be quite scary against the backdrop of the rapture.
 
Few........not many, a small number, a small select group.
 
Makes one dig a little deeper into their relationship with God and pray Luke 21:36 more fervently.
 
36 Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all the things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.
 
 
John B