Percentage of souls who go to heaven vs. hell. How many are saved? (2022)

Percentage of souls who go to heaven vs. hell. How many are saved? (1)

The percentage of souls that are saved according to the Mystics and Saints
By: Glenn Dallaire

Are only a few saved? Does the greater proportion of humanity end up in hell? Some quotes attributed to the Mystics and Saints

'For the Scripture says, No one who believes in him will be put to shame. There is no distinction between Jew and Greek; the same Lord is Lord of all,enriching all who call upon him.For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved." ' -(Romans 10:10-13)

For sure, many of the Mystics and Saints within the Church throughout the centuries have been quite stringent and rigorous in their interpretation of the Scriptures, especially in what pertains to the proportion of humanity that will be saved. In fact, some of their predictions have been quite disquieting:

“The common opinion is that the greater part of adults are lost.” -Saint Alphonsus Liguori, -Mystic and Doctor of the Church

"It is certain that few are saved." – Saint Augustine, Doctor of the Church

"Out of one hundred thousand sinners who continue in sin until death, scarcely one will be saved."
-Saint Jerome, Father and Doctor of the Church

"The number of the elect is so small — so small — that, were we to know how small it is, we would faint away with grief: one here and there, scattered up and down the world!” -Saint Louis Marie de Montfort

"So vast a number of miserable souls perish, and so comparatively few are saved!" –Saint Philip Neri, mystic

“The greater number of Christians today are damned. The destiny of those dying on one day is that very few – not as many as ten – went straight to Heaven; many remained in Purgatory; and those cast into Hell were as numerous as snowflakes in mid-winter.” -Blessed Anna Maria Taigi, mystic

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“Among adults there are few saved because of sins of the flesh. […] With the exception of those who die in childhood, most men will be damned.” -Saint Remigius of Rheims

“The number of the damned is incalculable.” -Saint Veronica Giuliani, mystic

"A great number of Christians are lost.” -Saint Leonard of Port Maurice

“Oh, how many souls lose Heaven and are cast into Hell!” -Saint Francis Xavier

"So many people are going to die, and almost all of them are going to Hell! So many people falling into hell!” –Blessed Jacinta, visionary of Fatima

“Taking into account the behavior of mankind, only a small part of the human race will be saved.”-Sister Lucia, visionary of Fatima

“I was watching souls going down into the abyss as thick and fast as snowflakes falling in the winter mist.” -Blessed Benedict Joseph Labre, mystic

“The number of the saved is as few as the number of grapes left after the vineyard-pickers have passed.” -Saint John Vianney, the Cure of Ars, mystic
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And so it is that we are presented with quite a disconcerting appraisal as foretold by some of the Saints and Mystics of the Church! Yet, it should be noted that other Saints and Mystics have been considerably more lenient in their assessment of the proportion of those saved.

However, for the "other side of the coin", lets take Sr. Josefa Menedez, for example. Jesus reportedly said to her:

"Oh, all you who are steeped in sin, and who for a time more or less long have lived as wanderers and fugitives because of your crimes ... if the offences of which you have been guilty have hardened and blinded your hearts . . . if to grant satisfaction to one or other of your passions you have sunk into evil ways ... Ah! when the motives or accomplices of your sin have forsaken you, and you realize the state of your soul, oh then, do not yield to despair! For as long as a breath of life remains a man may have recourse to mercy and ask for pardon.

"If you are still young, if already the scandals of your life have lowered you in the eyes of the world, do not be afraid. . . . Even if there is reason to treat you as a criminal, to insult and cast you off . . . your God has no wish to see you fall into the flames of hell. ... On the contrary He ardently desires you to come to Him so that He may forgive you. If you dare not speak to Him, at least look at Him and let the sighs of your heart reach Him, and at once you will find His kind and fatherly hand stretched out to lead you to the springs of pardon and life.

"Should it happen that you have spent the greater part of your life in impiety and indifference, and that the sudden approach of the hour of death fills you with blinding despair . . . Oh! do not let yourself be deceived, for there is still time for pardon. If only one second of life remains to you, in that one second you can buy back eternal life!"

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(Words of Jesus to Sr. Josefa Menendez)

And this author would certainly be remiss if in this discussion I did not mention the extraordinary private revelations concerning Divine Mercy given to the Polish nun, St Faustina Kowalska. One could quote literally HUNDREDS of statements of Jesus given to her concerning His infinite mercy and forgiveness towards sinners, but this one is a good representation:
"Today I am sending you[Sr. Faustina]with My mercy to the people of the whole world. I do not want to punish aching mankind, but I desire to heal it, pressing it to My merciful Heart. I use punishment when they themselves force me to do so; My hand is very reluctant to take hold of the sword of justice." (Jesus to St Faustina Kowalska)

Nevertheless, all the quotes and mystical private revelations above are subject to fallibility, meaning that no mortal man knows for sure the proportion of those who go to heaven vs. hell. The Saints and Mystics in the quotes above are simply giving their perspectives and opinions based on their studies, or in some cases simply relating their mystical experiences. And concerning mystical experiences of hell, some mystics like St Faustina,St Veronica Giulianiand Sr. Josefa Menendez were notorious for being taken in spirit on numerous trips to hell, while the children visionaries of Fatima were given a very chilling vision of hell, as were many other Mystics and Saints. And concerning her visits to hell, St Faustina wrote in her Diary:

"I, Sister Faustina Kowalska, by the order of God, have visited the abyss of Hell so that I might tell souls about it, and testify to its existence...the devils were full of hatred... It is a place of great torture."

And speaking of Fatima and hell, it is worth remembering that at Fatima we were taught by Heaven itself (by an Angel) to pray, 'Oh my Jesus, forgive us our sins. Save us from the fires of Hell. Lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who are most in need of Thy mercy.'

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To instill the fear of God--scaring the "hell" out of one's listeners
For sure, some of the more stringent statements and admonitions from the Saints were intended to literally "scare the hell" out of their listeners, so that they would refrain from sinning, for fear of God's punishment. The Saints and preachers of old sought to place a very strong "fear of God" within the hearts of their listeners. Yet how rare it is today to hear a homily preaching "fire and brimstone"--yet such was not the case with the preachers and Saints of old. And so it is that we find the strong statements of many Saints concerning hell to be very severe and harsh to our modern ears, because for better or worse we simply do not hear such things from the pulpit nowadays.

"And a third of the stars fell from the sky"
In Revelation 12, we read how 1/3 of the angels were cast into hell for all eternity. Echoing Lucifer, one third declared that they would not serve God, choosing for themselves to be separated from Him forever. This writer wonders: Could humanity be saved/condemned in similar proportions as the Angels (ie.: one-third condemned???). Nevertheless, likewise it is for us in that we ourselves choose to accept or reject God's love, mercy and salvation. God does not so much as cast us into hell as we ourselves freely choose heaven or hell by accepting or rejecting God's love, mercy and salvation, either uniting ourselves or separating ourselves from Him by our own free choice. And no one will be saved in spite of themselves--one has to truly be sorry and repentant for ones sins, and firmly desire God's forgiveness, mercy and love. Thus a "Reprobate" is not so much someone who is rejected by God, as it is someone who themselves reject God. And we can see that this rejection of God is the "reprobate mind" that St. Paul talks about in Romans 1:28.

For the Catechism of the Catholic Church states:

"God predestines no one to go to hell; for this, a willful turning away from God (a mortal sin) is necessary, and persistence in it until the end. In the Eucharistic liturgy and in the daily prayers of her faithful, the Church implores the mercy of God, who does not want "any to perish, but all to come to repentance." (CCC, 1037)

Noah's Ark, Sodom and Gomorrah, and the Jews who reached the Promised Land
In one of his well known Sermons, St. Leonard of Port Maurice suggests that Noah's Ark, Sodom and Gomorrah, and the Jews who reached the Promised Land are symbolic of the percentage of those who will be saved. He points out that in the time of Noah, the entire human race was submerged by the Great Flood, and only eight people were saved in the Ark. He also points out that the Scriptures tell us that only two Hebrews out of two million entered the Promised Land after going out of Egypt, and that only four people escaped the fire of Sodom and Gomorrah, while everyone else perished.

On the other hand we have the story of Jonah and the inhabitants of Nineveh--God told Jonah that the great city of Nineveh would be destroyed in 30 days because of the sinfulness of the people, but upon hearing of this warning through Jonah, all of the people of the city repented of their sins, and the entire city wasspared the destruction.

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But what did Our Lord Jesus have to say when He was asked?
The many and the few....
“Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few." Matthew 7:13-14

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....And some one said to him, “Lord, will those who are saved be few?” And he said to them, “Strive to enter by the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able." (Luke 13:23-24)

Could the Kingdom of Hell be greater than the Kingdom of Heaven?--This writers thoughts on the percentage of souls saved
It was an email from a reader a few weeks ago that actually prompted the writing of this article. He had pointed out how in the book "The Mystical City of God" by Venerable Mary of Agreda (mystic) the Virgin Mary had stated that to get to heaven one must love God fully with all ones being, so he was understandably questioning what other Mystics have said concerning the ratio of those saved vs those damned, for let us be very frank and face facts that very rare indeed are those who love God fully with all of their heart and soul. And my reply, as stated below, was essentially that this fullness of love required could actually be attained and fulfilled in Purgatory.

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Subject: Re: % of souls who make it to Heaven and Purgatory.

Hi Mike,
It is nice to hear from you--thanks for your kind comments! I'm glad that you are finding the website(s) interesting and inspiring.

To reply to your comments concerning the percentage of souls who go to heaven, purgatory and hell, here is my understanding and perspective which is essentially a compendium of what I have read over the past 25 years or so. And so, as I understand it, the majority of souls go to purgatory, and very, very few go directly to heaven. More on that in a moment, but as for hell I have concluded that its a significantly smaller percentage that go to hell than those who are saved. Those who go to hell specifically choose to reject Jesus and His mercy and salvation that is offered to them, and they themselves actively choose to go to hell by their own rejection of God. For as at least one soul has pointed out, would it be reasonable to think that the Kingdom of heaven would be smaller in population (ie.-contain less souls) than the kingdom of hell? Would God, knowing humanities fate in advance, having thus created humanity in His image and likeness, yet knowing and permitting that more souls would be damned than be saved, making Satans kingdom greater than His own, and more souls lost to Jesus death on the Cross than those who are saved? To me such an outcome simply does not stand to reason knowing of God's infinite love and mercy.

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Now, as for heaven and purgatory, its my understanding that very, very few souls go directly to heaven, simply because of the purity, humility and love that one has to have to enter directly into heaven--and so the vast majority pass through Purgatory first, with many souls (probably the majority) entering the lower regions of Purgatory, while those who pass from this life well along the way of sacrificial love and virtue likely enter the middle and even upper regions of Purgatory. And while Purgatory certainly is no picnic, the souls there at least have the assurance of their salvation and eventual entrance into heaven at some point

Simply put, my understanding is that Jesus sacrifice and death on the Cross is of such value for the salvation of souls that we can barely even fathom Its merit and worth, and essentially only those who flat out reject Jesus infinite love and mercy will of their own free will cast themselves into hell, that being the place where God is completely absent. Yet, we are weighed on the scales of Mercy and Justice, and while God is infinitely merciful, He is also just, and God's Justice surely requires that many (if not most) souls go to the lower parts of Purgatory, requiring a long purgation before entering into heaven.

In the end, this is simply what I myself have come to understand from what I have gathered through the various reading that I have done over the years, and I readily acknowledge and accept the possibility that my conclusions could be wrong.

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May Jesus bless you and your loved ones and may the Blessed Virgin Mary cover you under Her heavenly mantle.

-Glenn Dallaire
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So to summarize this writers take on the subject, in the end if more souls are damned than those who are saved, that would make the Kingdom of Hell significantly greater (in the number of souls) than the Kingdom of heaven, with Satan in possession of more souls than God Himself. Additionally, one would then have to ask what kind of God would actually damn the greater portion of humanity, having known beforehand prior to creation, the eternal destination of all of humanity, and having created man "in His image and likeness", and having sent His only begotten Son to suffer and die a horrible death for their salvation?

While it is possible that such is the case that more souls are damned, this writer finds it very difficult to reconcile and harmonize such a conclusion, given Jesus' sacrifice on the Cross, and the infinite value of His Passion and death.

On deathbed conversions
In closing, there is a well known saying from World War II that "There are no atheists in fox holes", meaning that when our lives are in grave danger, we seemingly naturally turn to God, our Creator, and many people at the end of their lives undergo whats known as a "death-bed conversion".

I remember reading of a priest who seriously doubted the efficacy of such deathbed conversions, having witnessed quite a few of them in his ministry as a priest. In summary, he doubted whether certain such souls would actually be saved, especially those who lived lives of serious sin. He felt that their last minute repentance and contrition where only brought about by fear of their imminent death, and that they were not truly sincere. Again, no one can say for sure about such matters, but this writer would call to mind Jesus words to the repentant thief who was alongside Him on the Cross. In his dying moments, the thief had repented and acknowledged his sinful life before Jesus, and Jesus replied"On this day you will be with Me in Paradise." (Luke 23:43)

In all this concerning God's Mercy and Justice, I would say that the story that definitely made the biggest impression on me over the years would be the heartwarming story of St Gemma and the sinner.

“O Jesus! Remember the sadness that You experienced when, contemplating in the light of Thy divinity the predestination of those who would be saved by the merits of Thy sacred passion, You also saw at the same time the great multitude of reprobates who would be damned for their sins, and You were deeply grieved for those hopeless, lost, and unfortunate sinners.” -Saint Bridget of Sweden
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Jehovah's Witnesses believe that exactly 144,000 faithful Christians from Pentecost of 33 AD until the present day will be resurrected to heaven as immortal spirit beings to spend eternity with God and Christ. They believe that these people are "anointed" by God to become part of the spiritual "Israel of God".

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Who was the first person that ever died? ›

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Blue: God's favorite color.

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The takeaway. The most important clue when it comes to deciphering an angel number is what was happening right when you saw it. But generally speaking, 444 reminds us that we all need a solid foundation, our angels are near, and above all, we are divinely supported.

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Which Bible do Jehovah Witnesses use? ›

Jehovah's Witnesses prefer to use the New World Translation of the Bible.

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Those who died without faithfully serving God will receive the "resurrection of the… unrighteous" ("unjust" KJV). They will be given an opportunity to gain God's favor and join Jesus' 'other sheep' and live forever in an earthly paradise.

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How many types of death do we have? ›

Universally, there are only five categories or manners of death classifications: natural, accident, homicide, suicide, or undetermined. The cause of death refers to why the person died, and it is the event that actually caused the individual's death, such as a gunshot wound of head. There are many causes of death.

Why was Enoch removed from the Bible? ›

200 that the Book of Enoch had been rejected by the Jews because it contained prophecies pertaining to Christ.

Who was the first person to ever be born? ›

Adam is the name given in Genesis 1-5 to the first human.

Who are the first person on earth? ›

ADAM (1) ADAM1 was the first man. There are two stories of his creation. The first tells that God created man in his image, male and female together (Genesis 1: 27), and Adam is not named in this version.

Who was the first person killed by a car? ›

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Are there 7 levels of heaven? ›

In religious or mythological cosmology, the seven heavens refer to seven levels or divisions of the Heavens (Heaven). The concept, also found in the ancient Mesopotamian religions, can be found in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam; a similar concept is also found in some other religions such as Hinduism.

What is the 8th heaven? ›

The eighth heaven is found above the seven heavens. It is everything in one, the connection of light and love in one dynamic, unified entity. It is life in light and the ability to affect in the lower worlds (earth and the astral world).

Is there a third heaven? ›

In early and restored Christianity, Judaism, Islam, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, the Third Heaven is a division of Heaven in religious cosmology. In some traditions it is considered the abode of God, and in others a lower level of Paradise, commonly one of seven.

What does the Bible say you need to do to go to heaven? ›

You enter heaven by forgiveness and through the righteousness that Jesus gives you. You do not enter into heaven by the Christian life. It's always true that where faith is birthed, works will follow, but salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone.

How many Christians are there in the world? ›

Christianity is an independent monotheistic religion and, like Islam and Judaism, goes back to Abraham, the progenitor of the Israelites. Christianity has the most followers worldwide with over 2.2 billion believers.

What does heaven look like? ›

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How big is heaven in the Bible? ›

It says in Revelation 21:16 that the height, length, and width are of equal dimensions – as it was with the Holy of Holies in the Tabernacle and First Temple – and they measure 12,000 furlongs (which is approximately 1500.3 miles, or 1 furlong = approx 220 yards).

How do I know that I am saved? ›

Put simply, our salvation depends solely on the person and work of Jesus Christ. As we continue to trust in him, we will experience the power of the Holy Spirit at work in our lives to make us more like Jesus. When we see this happening, our assurance that we truly are one of God's children grows.

Can you go to heaven without believing in Jesus? ›

Pope Francis assures atheists: You don't have to believe in God to go to heaven.

Can an unbaptized person go to heaven? ›

Church doctrine now states that unbaptized babies can go to heaven instead of getting stuck somewhere between heaven and hell.

What is Jesus real birthday? ›

The common Christian traditional dating of the birthdate of Jesus was 25 December, a date first asserted officially by Pope Julius I in 350 AD, although this claim is dubious or otherwise unfounded.

Which country is most religious? ›

Ranking the Faithful

Saudi Arabia has edged out Israel as the country perceived as the most religious, according to data from the 2022 Best Countries rankings from U.S. News, a characterization of 85 countries based on a survey of more than 17,000 global citizens.

When was Jesus actually born? ›

Some scholars believe that he was born between 6 B.C. and 4 B.C., based partly on the biblical story of King Herod the Great.

What does the Bible say about seeing your family in heaven? ›

The reunion of believing loved ones

When Paul writes to believers who grieve the loss of a loved one, he offers them this comfort: “We who are still alive will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air” (1 Thessalonians 4:17, emphasis mine).

What is God look like? ›

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Who created God? ›

We ask, "If all things have a creator, then who created God?" Actually, only created things have a creator, so it's improper to lump God with his creation. God has revealed himself to us in the Bible as having always existed.

Are there 7 heavens? ›

In religious or mythological cosmology, the seven heavens refer to seven levels or divisions of the Heavens (Heaven). The concept, also found in the ancient Mesopotamian religions, can be found in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam; a similar concept is also found in some other religions such as Hinduism.

What do the 12 gates in heaven represent? ›

This verse is referencing the city of the New Jerusalem or Heaven. It gives us insight to how many gates there are leading into Heaven — 12. Each gate representing one of the tribes of Israel. If we are planning on entering Heaven, we must walk through one of the gates of the tribes of Israel.

What is third heaven in the Bible? ›

A third concept of Heaven, also called shamayi h'shamayim (שׁמי השׁמים or "Heaven of Heavens"), is mentioned in such passages as Genesis 28:12, Deuteronomy 10:14 and 1 Kings 8:27 as a distinctly spiritual realm containing (or being traveled by) angels and God.

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