32Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. (Luke 12:32, King James Version)
One thing that Church of God (COG) critics say over and over ad nauseum is “such and such scholars say” or “all these scholars say” or “all these theologians say”. This begs the question: Did Jesus promise His Church would be in the majority during this age?
Sometimes, I hear a radio preacher say that about 1/3rd of the world professes Christianity. Now, even if all of them are real Christians (which is itself debatable), is this a “little flock”? There are about 7 billion people on this planet. Even if 2 billion of them are “true Christians”, then does that qualify as a “remnant” (cf Ro 9:27 and Rev 12:17)?
Did Jesus promise huge megachurches? Did Jesus say that many would enter the Kingdom of God?
13Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
14Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. (Matthew 7:13-14, King James Version)
Look around you. If your particular church or denomination overall holds to the majority opinion of scholars and theologians, then it probably is the wrong church or denomination.