Howard Pittman was told this 2.5% figure at the gate of heaven 30 years ago (having died on the way to the hospital) — before once-saved-always-saved was mainstream, before internet porn even existed, before the low-cut-top epidemic hit America, when more people were honest, and hate and anger wasn’t off the charts.
The figure may be less than 2.5% now.
How many will be in Heaven ?
The Bible gives us a clue below when it says that: “few there be that find it.” We might ask, how few ?
Mat 7:13 Enter ye in at [through] the strait [the narrow] gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way [road], that leadeth to destruction [leads to eternity in Hell], and many there be which go in [enter] thereat [through it]:
Mat 7:14 Because strait [small] is the gate, and narrow is the way [road], which leadeth unto life [leads to eternity in Heaven], and few there be [only a few] that find it.
Since the Bible suggests comparing a narrow way (road) with a broad way (road) to get the answer, let’s quantify this example.
A narrow way or road such as a single lane country road may be only about 10 feet wide.
A broad way or road such as an urban expressway with numerous lanes going both ways can easily be about 400 feet wide.
The ratio in this example is on the order of 1 in 40 (400 divided by 10). How many will be in Heaven? This example would conclude that only about 1 in 40 goes to Heaven.
Few (1 in 40) there be that find it (eternity in Heaven).
This is only about 2.5% of the world’s population making it to heaven.
Many (the other 39, or 97.5%) go to destruction (eternity in Hell).
Let’s examine another example. On August 3, 1979, Howard Pittman describes (in his booklet “Placebo”) his near-death experience. While the physicians were working on him, he suffered physical death.
During this death interval, he was permitted to watch 50 saints (true Christians) enter Heaven. It was explained to him that “at the same time those 50 saints died on Earth, 1950 other humans also died; or only 50 out of 2000 made it into Heaven. The other 1950 were not there.”
The ratio in this example is also 1 in 40 (2000 divided by 50).
Based on this example, only about 1 in 40 is going to Heaven. (50 in 2000)
That’s about 2.5% (saints, true Christians) going to heaven, and 97.5% going somewhere else.
Who-Goes-To-Heaven Scriptures — Narrow is the Way | Who are the Children of God? — “There is therefore now *no condemnation* to those who are IN CHRIST Jesus, who don’t WALK according to the flesh, but ACCORDING TO THE SPIRIT.”
Baruch: “Not only is DECEPTION of the church possible, it was PROPHESIED TO HAPPEN!” — Jesus said “IN THE LAST DAYS THE MAJORITY WILL BE DECEIVED, take heed that it doesn’t happen to you” — “FALSE TEACHERS are actually SPEAKING SPELLS with the words of their FALSE DOCTRINES!”