XQ--- Good point on the many superstions and beliefs of present day christianinty are not derived by scrutinizing the scriptures . Thus the point that the WTBTS made about babylon the great being christian beliefs and religions distorted with pagan beliefs is valid .
The way I see it is that the old testament refers to man as being a living breathing soul in the NWT . In the new testament it talks about people who are alive at the time of the end of the world as not knowing death at all ever ,so there IMO is an immortallity of the soul doctrine in the bible .
The WTBTS confuses the issue because of the mistaken beliefs of other sects they refuse to even acknowlege the fact that immortallity of the soul is indeed what the bible is saying . As for the anointed or the 144k it is clear that they do die so the WTBTS has them being transformed to spirit creatures at the time of death and assuming a position as co rulers with christ immediately after death , however revelation does not say that . This is yet another mistaken belief .