not that the WTS considers them as having an earthly hope.
Vdh, The confused wt doctrine is, that on one hand
a) they write in such a way that the 144 000 are the 12 tribes, exclusively they only, the wt "anointed" partakers. but
when confronted with texts that say "you ( the future anointed ) will rule the 12 tribes of Israel, wt writers will says:
b) the 12 tribes of Israel in the NT are all those not of the 144 000. i.e. those with an earthly hope. This agrees with reading of Rev. 7, where the 144 k come out of the 12 tribes. (all anointed are first of all, start out as "of the earthly class", the apostles, even Jesus*)
The confusion, fostered by the gb, comes from the insistence by wt, that the Israel of God are exclusively no other than the 144 thousand. , the chosen.the sealed.
We at heavies are the chosen, and you are not!
wt teaches 2 Israels of god. :" confuse and rule ". confusion is the wt rule.
Now, if only there really was a talking snake. it would matter.
* Jesus, the second Adam, gave up his right to his earthly hope, and so have the "anointed" partakers. Partaking bestows the right to everlasting life on Earth. John 6.