...........why would an all-powerful Christ, whom the Bible describes as having been given "all authority", need 144,000 other king/priests as "helpers" to run his universal organization? (Matthew 28:18)
1 Corinthians 15:25 - "For he [not 144,000] must rule as king until God has put all enemies under his feet."
Sorry, I forgot!! Those 144,000 Melchizedek-types will be able to empathise with all of their weak "subjects" on earth.
hp chap. 16 p. 158 par. 24 - "Also, their having been humans will enable them to understand and sympathize with us. They know what it means to be tired, worried, discouraged. They know the effort needed to become more patient, kind and merciful. And some of them were women; they understand the feelings and special needs of women on earth."
So much for the paradise earth - if we need to rely on Tight Pants Tony et al to empathise & comfort us. Rein check.