The Bride Of Christ

Cleave July 29, 2017

Joseph Martin Kronheim - The Sunday at Home 1880 - Revelation 22-17There have been many writings about this subject but never, that I can think of, written about like it will be here. Here we will explore just what is the bride of Christ and what it means to those, or rather the haters that call themselves Christian. We will also look at just what the word Christian means, not what people just say it is.

What is the Bride Of Christ?
In the new testament Christ is referred to many times as the groom or bridegroom with the Church being referred to as his bride. Also in the old testament there are many references to God’s people being the bride of the divine. I wonder if all the religious haters out there have even read the books that they claim to hold so dear. If they did, maybe they would not be so judgmental about everyone else and would mind their own business and look to themselves before judging others. (To all those Englishcrats out there, its a long drawn out sentence for a very good damned reason) With all these references to the divine being the groom and the church or gods people being the bride you would think that the hypocritical Christocrats would be more understanding and giving. If only that were so, there would not be so many problems in this world.

Here are some references directly from the Bible or holy book of the Christians. Revelation 19:7

“Let us rejoice and be glad and give the glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come and His bride has made herself ready.”

Not much can really be said about that one. The bride is ready to receive Christ. Just think, in what way does a bride receive HER husband on the wedding night. Just think all you men who hate others for being different, You are the BRIDE of another MAN

Both Cambridge Dictionary and Webster defines a bride as “a woman just married or about to be married”

Google search says this about a bride: “a woman on her wedding day or just before and after the event. synonyms: wife, marriage partner; newlywed”

You notice all of the references to a WOMAN? So now we know that any bride is that of a woman. There is no way getting around this. Even in same sex relationships you will notice that one is more feminine than that of the other. One is more submissive than the other. It is just the way of paired relationships to be that way. You just can not get away from that fact. With that in mind I just do not see a deity being submissive in any way shape or form (unless thy might be the god or goddess of submissiveness). I don’t think Christ would be a god or goddess of submissiveness, do you?

So fare we have shown that the church or people of Christ are the bride of Christ. Gives a whole new meaning to eating the body of Christ, doesn’t it. And if you don’t know where that comes from, you haven had communion in a very long time. In communion you drink Christ’s blood and you eat the body of Christ. Since you are the bride, what are you really doing???

Now, what is the duty of a wife as the bible says it? We get more instruction on this from Ephesians 5:22

“Wives, be subject to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ also is the head of the church, He Himself being the Savior of the body. But as the church is subject to Christ, so also the wives ought to be to their husbands in everything.”

Even Paul, in my opinion the most hateful of women ever, wrote this in 2 Corinthians 11:2

“For I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy; for I betrothed you to one husband, so that to Christ I might present you as a pure virgin.”

By the way, virgin means young unmarried woman and has nothing to do with them having sex or not. The word should have been maid or maiden but you know how male authors can be or even male translators who probably never had sex in their lives to begin with.

You just can not get away from the fact that the church and those in it are the BRIDE of Christ. How does that make you feel all you women haters and trans hater and haters in general that call yourself Christians? I would really like to know, especially when Christ told you to be kind to one another in Matthew 5: 44-45

“But I tell you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who mistreat you and persecute you, That you may be children of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the just and the unjust.”

What does the hater have to say now?

As to bride’s, what is the duty of a bride? Proverbs insinuates that the bride is the sexual hunted game for the man. Proverbs 5:18-19

“Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth. Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy thee at all times; and be thou ravished always with her love.”

Here is another about what a wife is supposed to do. Ephesians 5:22-24

“Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands.”

Men, especially you hater men, a bride and a wife is a WOMAN. Hope you like being one, especially if you are a Christian. God also had this to say about the wife in Peter

“Don’t be concerned about the outward beauty … You should be known for the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God “

I sure as hell don’t see that coming from our Christian leaders that are supposed to be of the bride of Christ!

Now, what is a Christian???

Before we break down the word, this is what the bible says that the Christian should do. Colossians 3:12

“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.”

Let’s break down the word Christian and see just what it means. (by the way, Christ flogged the greedy money changers in the house of the lord, remember that all you greedy self righteous twits out there) Here is how Google Search defines the word.

1. relating to or professing Christianity or its teachings.

1. a person who has received Christian baptism or is a believer in Jesus Christ and his teachings.”

Here is Websters The 3rd definition is important to this discussion (At least I hope you will discuss it. We do have a comments section you can use.)

“3 [more Christian; most Christian] : treating other people in a kind and generous way”

Wikipedia has this to say.

“A Christian is a person who follows or adheres to Christianity, an Abrahamic, monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ.”

I really don’t see this in most Christians that are in the public eye, especially in politics and corporate circles. If we did see that we would have a much nice place to live and love in.

In the history of History of the Christian Church, Volume I: Apostolic Christianity. A.D. 1-100 Philip Shaff had this to say

“…the term “Christian” embraces proverbially all that is noble, and good, and Christ-like.”

Christ Like, meaning to do as Christ would do. There are many places in the bible where it shows just what Christ would do with many types of situations, none of which describes our current government or all the misogynistic and anti different gender views of all those that constantly put down others because they do not conform to what they consider as normal. Remember, Christ said in John 8:7 “… He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone…”

Many Christians that we see in power know nothing of how to be a Christian. To be a Christian we can see that they must live a life that is like that of Jesus. Do you really see them doing that or do you think that they will ever do that?

Men in power fear the truth and Christian men in power can’t get over the fact that they are the bride and body servant of God and a bed slave to that of Jesus Christ!