Let us just pose a question to ourselves? Of the about six billion people on Earth today, how many follow some religion… as opposed to those who are Atheist, Agnostic, or simply do not care about whether there is a God or not?
The number of people around the world who pursue some kind of religion probably registers at least a-third of six billion. That means there are about two billion people, more or less, who pursue God in some way. And this number then represents the “Many are Called” part of the familiar saying. What I wonder is how many of the two billion are actually chosen?
Personally, I believe that Islam, since it teaches its followers to hate, murder, and mutilate other human beings… is not likely among those who will be ‘chosen”. That then reduces the number to be chosen by about a billion. That leaves about a billion, or one in six people on Earth, who still have a chance to be chosen… if they are sincere in their Faith?
Of that billion, how many, do you suppose “KNOW” what the criteria might be, for being chosen? I suspect the number would be considerably less than a billion. For that matter, I wonder how many actually “know” what is required? Do you know where the list is posted that specifies the criteria for being “chosen”? I am unaware of this list myself.
I have been following a Spiritual Path for over 40 years, and I have given two hours every morning to meditation, focusing intently upon God. I am a Vegetarian, and I do not smoke, or drink alcohol, and I have been celibate for 30 years. And I do not believe I will be chosen. So, I wonder what the criteria for being chosen might be?
My very best wishes goes out to those who may be chosen, and my encouragement to them to maintain what they are doing, since the End Time is approaching quite rapidly now.
Peace, Brother James