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Ezekiel 37:16 is it referring to the Bible and the Book of Mormon ?

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St John 10:16 is it referring to the Bible and the Book of Mormon ?
asked Mar 18, 2014 in Mormonism by Melvin Bowen
   

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First, you asked about Ezekiel 37:16 then John 10:16. Neither of these verses refer to either the Bible or The Book of Mormon.

When trying to understand scripture, you must use other scripture to discern the full meaning. In both of these verses you asked about, you have taken just one verse out of context and tried to make it into something that is not a part of the whole. In Ezekiel 37, if you will read verses 15 through 28, you will see that the verses are referring to actual sticks that Ezekiel marks on. These sticks are used as an illustration for the people to understand a prophetic message.

In John 15, read the whole chapter for full understanding. Jesus is referring to Himself as the Good Shepherd. He is addressing Jews as the sheep of His fold. In verse 16, the sheep "not of this fold" are Gentiles, i.e., non-Jews.

Please try to avoid what we refer to as tunnel vision. Do not zero in on a single verse and try to make it say what you want it to say. Read the whole scripture for full understanding.
answered Mar 19, 2014 by stg1.stewart Inquisitive Expert (21,460 points)
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 Ezekiel’s vision of the two sticks that were made one (37:15-28) indicated that the two kingdoms would again become one nation. www.jw.org
 
answered Mar 31, 2014 by Spice Inquisitive Expert (9,180 points)
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Jehovah promised to “bring Israel back.” (Jer 50:19) Furthermore, Jehovah said: “I will bring back the captives of Judah and the captives of Israel, and I will build them just as at the start.” (Jer 33:7) Ezekiel’s vision of the two sticks that were made one (37:15-28) indicated that the two kingdoms would again become one nation. www.jw.org
 
answered May 3, 2014 by Spice Inquisitive Expert (9,180 points)

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