As many are aware, the WTS teaches that the 'other sheep' are not in the New Covenant, and should not partake of the body and blood of Christ. In support of their 'two classes' doctrine, the WTS also likes to parallel these 'other sheep' to the 'alien residents' who joined with the nation of Israel.
However, an investigation of the 'alien residents' without the assistance of the WTS, reveals some interesting facts that could be paralleled to the 'other sheep'.
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Who partook of the manna?
Answer: The 'alien residents'
4 The rabble with them began to crave other food, and again the Israelites started wailing and said, "If only we had meat to eat! 5 We remember the fish we ate in Egypt at no cost-also the cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions and garlic. 6 But now we have lost our appetite; we never see anything but this manna!"
Who drank from the rock-mass? Answer: The 'alien residents' 1 Corinthians 10
1For I do not want you to be ignorant of the fact, brothers, that our forefathers were all under the cloud and that they all passed through the sea. 2They were all baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea. 3They all ate the same spiritual food 4and drank the same spiritual drink; for they drank from the spiritual rock that accompanied them, and that rock was Christ.
Who partook of the Passover? Answer: The 'alien residents' Exodus 12
48 "An alien living among you who wants to celebrate the LORD's Passover must have all the males in his household circumcised; then he may take part like one born in the land. No uncircumcised male may eat
of it. 49 The same law applies to the native-born and to the alien living among you."
Who were under the Law Covenant? Answer: The 'alien residents' Exodus 12
49 The same law applies to the native-born and to the alien living among you."
What did the manna represent?
Answer: Christ's body.
This is the bread that came down from heaven. Your forefathers ate manna and died, but he who feeds on this bread will live forever."
What did the water from the rock-mass symbolize? Answer: Christ's blood. 1 Corinthians 10
3They all ate the same spiritual food 4and drank the same spiritual drink; for they drank from the spiritual rock that accompanied them, and that rock was Christ.
What did the Passover foreshadow? Answer: The Lord's Evening Meal and Jesus sacrifice. 1 Corinthians 5:7
Get rid of the old yeast that you may be a new batch without yeast–as you really are. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed.
What did the Law Covenant foreshadow? Answer: The New Covenant. Hebrews 8:13
By calling this covenant "new," he has made the first one obsolete; and what is obsolete and aging will soon disappear.
ConclusionIf the 'alien residents' are symbolic of the 'other sheep', it would seem obvious from the scriptures above, that since the alien residents;
1. partook of the manna - which symbolized Jesus' body,
2. partook of the water from the rock-mass - which symbolized Jesus' blood,
3. participated in the Passover - which foreshadowed Jesus sacrifice and the Lord's Evening Meal, and,
4. were under the Law Covenant,
then the 'other sheep' should; 1. partake of Jesus' body, 2. partake of Jesus' blood, 3. participate in the Lord's Evening Meal, and, 4. be part of the New Covenant.