Based on these numbers 36373 has been anointed in four years alone.
Not exactly, dear SIWO (peace to you!). You are adding the numbers as if these are ones added each year to the previous year's numbers. You really should only add the DIFFERENCE between the current and previous years. For example, if the number was 8524 in 2005, but 8758 in 2006, then the nunber increased by 234. It increased by 347, in 2007, and 881 in 2008. It increased further in 2009, but I don't have that number.
The problem with the WTBTS' explanation for this increase (i.e., the new ones partaking are "replacements")... is that the number is increasing. Meaning, if they were replacements... the number... should stay the SAME, if not DECREASE (to account for those who may have died). But they have NO idea about the whole thing and are just making it up as the go along, anyway, so you should feel free to dismiss ANYTHING they say about it.
Am I mistaken to understand that the 144000 is to go to heaven and are apart of the anointed class and therefore these part takers are also going to heaven.
No... and yes. They do go, but not alone: the "great crowd"... who are ALSO anointed... go, as well, so the number is NOT limited to 144,000. Those are only the ones "from among the SONS OF ISRAEL." The great crowd is out of EVERY nation, tribe, tongue, and people...
Also, they only go to heaven (i.e., enter into the spirit realm) for a brief period... in order to be "joined" to Christ, by spirit. After that, they ALL return to the physical realm, which they rule... UPON.
Wouldnt this be a contradiction if in this decade alone there has been at least that many part takers. I am technically still an active witness but this as always bothered me. Please help!!! I got these numbers off the CD library 2009.
I think if you use my adding explanation above, that should make things a little clearer for you. At least, as to the numbers. The rest of their teachings, well, I don't think the numbers help at all.
I bid you peace!
A slave of Christ,