A strange combination for discussion, for sure. I was asked the question, since God allows for divorce for two married people, does that also mean that those who make up the Bride may choose to divorce themselves from the Bride Groom, thereby rejecting the salvation that He has given? My response was that divorce is a man-made concept. It is not a GOD thing. Divorce cannot dissolve a marriage covenant if you are in Christ. Only death can. And as a person who comes to faith in Christ has already died and been granted Eternal Life, they cannot as part of the Bride, do anything to divorce themselves of the Bride Groom. What do you think? Does the human concept of divorce that God ALLOWS mean that the parallel marriage of Christ as the Bride Groom and His people, The Church, as the Bride, mean that we are also able to divorce ourselves of Him, thereby giving back salvation for whatever reason? I'm a firm believer that BIBLICAL MARRIAGE IS NOT terminated by divorce. Divorce is a separation. It does not end the marriage covenant. Thus a person may get mad and claim to reject Christ and no longer want to be a Christian for whatever reason. But we who are saved have been joined in covenant with Christ and given eternal life. Death, for us, no longer exists to "end" the Marriage. Thoughts?