Saturday, May 27, 2017

Saturday, May 27th: 2 Chronicles 1-3; John 10:1-23 ~ Tammy

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is 2 Chronicles 1-3; John 10:1-23

John 10:16 And I have other sheep that are not of this fold.
Who are the other sheep that Jesus is referring to?

The Mormons claim that this verse refers to a group of Jews they call Nephites who had miraculously migrated to the Americas six centuries before the birth of Jesus, and the Book of Mormon was witness to them.  This, frankly, doesn't make any sense.  If you're interested, click here for the argument refuting this position.

The other sheep that Jesus refers to are the Gentiles.  The original sheep in this passage are the true believers in Israel, because up to this point His ministry had only been to the Israelites. The other sheep, are the Gentiles who would become believers.  Here Jesus makes it clear that the Gentile believers were just as genuine believers as the Israel believers.  In eternity all sheep, all true believers, whether Gentile or Jew, will worship together in unity as one body.

Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage2 Chronicles 4-6; John 10:24-42

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