I recently got into a debate about the topic "Is the Church the Bride of Christ?". I know that there are different opinions and I know the scripture verses and arguments from both sides. I personally believe that the church is the Bride of Christ. But there are two question that came up and I don´t know the answer. 1. In the end of Revelation it seems absolutely clear that the "bride" is the Golden City, the "New Jerusalem". How does this fit? 2. If the "New Jerusalem" is the Bride of Christ, what about the marriage supper in Revelation? If the term "bride" is figurative language for a city... why is there a marriage supper? Thanks for your time and help.