Those Jehovah’s Witnesses who claim to be of the 144,000 refer to themselves by many titles: the remnant, the faithful and discreet slave, and the anointed to name a few. I say that they refer to themselves by these titles because the governing body of Jehovah’s Witnesses who claim to be the spokesman for the 144,000 teaches that it is the remnant of the 144,000 in their role as the faithful and discreet slave who are responsible for the teachings put forth in the pages of The Watchtower and other publication of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society. So when Watchtower publications speak of the faithful and discreet slave or the remnant or the anointed, the writers are referring to themselves.
To whom do Jehovah’s Witnesses owe their primary loyalty?
When asked about it, many Jehovah’s Witnesses will minimize the differences between the 144,000 and the “other sheep”, saying that the only difference is where they will spend eternity.
Did the governing body of Jehovah’s Witnesses apologize for 1975?