Bride of Christ, Spouse of Christ, marriage feast of the lamb?

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  1. Kathryn

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    Sounds like a wedding. What do non-Catholics believe about who or what the Bride of Christ is, and what is the marriage feast of the lamb, and how does it all tie in with the Old and the New Covenant, if at all?

    I would like as much input as possible to get an idea of what non-Catholics believe in this regard. Is the Bride of Christ spotless?
    Is the Bride of Christ real? What is the marriage feast of the lamb all about? Why is it called a marriage feast? When was, or is, the wedding? Feel free to back up with Scripture.

    I would like to stay out of the discussion for a bit, so it does not become an attack on what it "does not mean". I really want to see what non-Catholics believe in this regard.

    God Bless
     
  2. Yelsew

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    I believe the Body of Christ to be the physical church wherever it is in this world.

    I believe the Bride of Christ to be the collective spirits of believers in Jesus the Son of God, the Christ. A bride believes in her husband, or she certainly would not be willing to marry him.

    Believers in Jesus are found in All of the 'Body of Christ' churches who claim Jesus. But, Not all in those 'Body of Christ' churches are believers, hence the story of "one shall be taken the other left behind" and "the Ten bride's maids". There are always "clingers" who having no faith of their own, rely on being in the presence of those who do have faith. Their "belief" is that proximity saves, and that 'acting like a believer is the same as being a believer'.

    The Body of Christ has a calling to do the work of the Christ in his absence from this world. It is the arms and legs of Christ and its mission is to spread the Gospel of Christ to every nation.

    Just as the human spirit is the life of human flesh, the Bride of Christ church is the life of the Body of Christ church. Without the Bride of Christ, the Body of Christ is dead. It is the Bride of Christ that is 'the restrainer' in 2 Thess 2. It is the Bride of Christ that will be "snatched up" to meet the Bridegroom in the air. The Bridegroom will take his Bride to the Bridegrooms supper, while the Forces of God subdue the forces of evil on the earth, in preparation for the Second Coming of Jesus to set up His kingdom on this earth for a thousand years. When Jesus returns to this earth for the 2nd time, he will bring his Bride with Him to reign with him. At the end of the Thousand years, evil will once again be loosed to seduce all who will be seduced and then the end will come and the resurrection of the dead unto judgment will take place in heaven. Those who refused to believe or were seduced by the evil will be cast into the lake of fire. Those who believe and remained faithful to the Christ are given over to him for eternity.
     
  3. Kathryn

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    Everyone agrees? No one else has any thoughts about all this? Boy, this was a dud of a thread as far as interest from non-Catholics.
     
  4. Yelsew

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    Maybe they don't understand.
     
  5. SolaScriptura in 2003

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    It's the presentation of the church in heaven. God's people of the Old Covenant are the friends of the groom, and God's people of the New Covenant are the bride herself.

    Yes. (Mat 13:41) "The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;" - No OSAS here - the willfull sinners are removed from the church as Heb 10:26 says.

    Is the church real? It's about joy in heaven. Marriage is the most joyous thing on earth and therefore the best way to portray the joy of heaven. After the judgement.
     

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