My biggest question about JW is regarding the 144,000 from Revelations. How could John know exactly how many people were there? How did he know that they were representing the 12 tribes of Israel? How do you know if you are in the 144,000? What happens when all the spaces fill up, like people who are born 1,000 years from now...will they never have a chance? And what about the people that were born before JW was invented? Were any of them chosen? What happens to the JWs that aren't chosen? And the non-JWs? And what about this?
(KJV) Rev 14:3-4 "And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thosand, which were redeemed from the earth. These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and unto the Lamb."
Does this mean that all of the 144,000 chosen ones must be virgin males? That's the way it sounds to me. I'm sure I'm not the first person to site this, but I would just like to hear your thoughts on the matter. As I've said before, I'm not a JW, but I know a few and the religion piques my interest. Thanks again.