One of the biggest contradictions in the Book of Mormon comes from 3 Nephi, chapter 15. This very chapter denies the fact that the gentiles are the other sheep. It refers to this one verse and then denies how the gentiles are those sheep. “And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.“ (John 10:16) These verses in 3 Nephi 15 read, “and verily I say unto you, that ye are they of whom I said: Other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd. And they understood me not, for they supposed it had been the Gentiles; for they understood not that the Gentiles should be converted through their preaching. And they understood me not that I said they shall hear my voice; and they understood me not that the Gentiles should not at any time hear my voice—that I should not manifest myself unto them save it were by the Holy Ghost. But behold, ye have both heard my voice, and seen me; and ye are my sheep, and ye are numbered among those whom the Father hath given me.” (3 Nephi 15:21-24) Therefore, this is a huge contradiction to the Bible, when denying that the gentiles are the other sheep.
It is now time to uncover who these other sheep are according to the Bible. To understand this, let’s look at John, chapter 10 again. It reads, “I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine. As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.” (John 10:14,15) These verses come before the verse about the other sheep that need to be grafted into the same fold. And the amazing thing is, we have this answer on who they are in Ephesians 3 and Romans 11. They read, “whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ) Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit; That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel.” (Ephesians 3:4-6) “For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.” (Romans 11:25) Therefore, God’s sheep are the people of Israel and the other sheep are the gentiles. The gospel is now for the gentiles, of which I am and you most likely are also. Praise God that we are grafted in. Amen.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that people will begin to read the Bible like a child. Then, will they come to know what it means. Truly, Your mysteries are in the scriptures, but people need to have the desire to study it out and not just skim-read through it or cherry-pick what they want to see. Truly, the Bible does not contradict itself and that means that the Book of Mormon is false. It has been taught in Your Word that the gentiles are the other sheep that are grafted in with gospel message going out in all the world. It is a travesty, however, that Mormons would have a book that would deny this fact. So I simply ask that they repent of their false beliefs. You have much in store for people who would come unto You and lay down everything at Your feet. I want people to understand that You are a merciful God. We may be far off, but the moment we turn from our false beliefs and our sinful state to know You, Your forgiveness is for us You are so patient and kind. I don’t deserve Your love for me, but You continue to manifest it nonetheless. All I ask, God, is that You would help me walk in Your light. That I might be an example of teaching what is right to the false teachers and unbelievers. May they come to know You also and be saved. I know that You can do all things. I trust in You, Jesus. I love You, God. Amen.