*** w88 1/1 11 The Last Days-A Time of Harvest ***
8 However, they are not alone. John, in another vision, sees the sealing of the final ones of the 144,000. (Revelation 7:1-8) Evidently, the gathering of these was virtually complete by 1935.
*** re 125 20 A Multitudinous Great Crowd ***
Apparently, the full number of the 144,000 had yet to be filled. But increasing numbers of those who heeded the message and who showed zeal in the witness work came to profess an interest in living forever on the Paradise earth. They had no desire to go to heaven. That was not their calling. They were no part of the little flock but rather of the other sheep. (Luke 12:32; John 10:16) Their being identified in 1935 as the great crowd of other sheep was an indication that the choosing of the 144,000 was then about complete.
*** ws 49 6 On the Watch During "the Conclusion of the System of Things" ***
6 In the mid-1930s, something significant took place. What occurred suggested that the membership of the spiritual bride of Christ had been filled, that there were on earth enough spirit-begotten disciples of the Bridegroom to make up the full number of his heavenly bride.
I see no scriptures cited in any of these quotes. Do they still believe this or has there been "new light?"
Trying to gather up some information for my next conversation with dad...any input would be greatly appreciated.