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The bible says we're the body of Christ, many say we're the bride of Christ. Rev 21:2,9,10 says the New Jerusalem is the bride of Christ. One well-known minister says it's wrong to say we're the bride, that Christians are the body of Christ. What do you say?

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Thank you for scriptures "A servant", the posts have bounced off onto another topic, I don't know what they're talking about.
---Raine on 8/10/06

Last note: (I promise). The most important thing we need now is to "Stay in the Love of God", and Preach Christ Crucified, and Risen. So many today are glued to the Dow Jones "RAPTURE INDEX", waiting to see the averages and counting down to closing time.
I think those guys think they are being sanctified while watching. How sad! Unless you are looking at those averages and doing what you have been called to do. GET OUT THERE!!!
---kathr4453 on 8/9/06

#2One more thing, so there is no misunderstanding. Salvation is not a process. It is "once and for all surrender at the cross".You know the song, "I surrender All". Being crucified with Christ is not a sanctification process, as some teach. Our growth is by God's grace alone, with that surrendered will, that yearns to be all He wants us to be. Those who die on their death bed, are just as saved and any of us. *rewards, growth, are completely different.*
---kathr4453 on 8/9/06

Just a couple after thoughts so there is no misunderstanding in the previous blogs.
Satan will be bound during the 1000 Year Reign. The Reign will be with a rod of iron. Rules for the Reign are found in Matthew. It will be very legalistic.)
I believe that at the end of this, all avenues man has thought to enter Heaven will be completely exhausted, and every knee will bow and confess Jesus Christ as Lord. *We just , no matter what, can't earn our way to Heaven.
---kathr4453 on 8/9/06

Rev 2l:9,10 "I will show you the bride,the Lamb's wife.".."showed me the great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God," - I ask, because there are perversions about the "Bride Doctrine". Some churches are holding services dressing in white, marrying the Lord (w/symbolic rings) and having "Wedding Receptions" with cake. Rev 21 says the bride is the New Jersalem, the holy city.
---Rachel on 8/9/06

#2 .
Then comes Gog & Magog, at the end. Satan will not be unleashed on the Heavenly Jerusalem.

Then the Kingdom will be delivered up to God. 1st Cor. 15.

***Sometimes, with so many Prophecy Teachers out in the arena, we are listening to them, and not the Lord. Lets not get so dogmatic, that we fail to hear the Voice of God on these matters. ***Ephesians 3***
---kathr4453 on 8/9/06

#1 Debbie: The only Glory will be the Glory of the Lord, no need for our (sun, moon categories. (?))We share that Glory (John chapter 17). The city Abraham looked for was a city made without hands. Also, after the 1000 year reign, Satan will be loosed for his final overthrow of the "earthly reign", where Jesus has taken the Throne of David, as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
---kathr4453 on 8/9/06


We preach a brand new Cross today,
All dressed up in new array,
Revised and new, and painted blue,
Sigmund Fraud hangs on there too.

With music now that rolls and rocks,
Is on there with my bonds and stocks,
Oh Wow, its so much fun to be,
A Christian with a new car key.

Our filthy rags will never be,
Washed Clean, except His Blood, you see;
A flag can never set you free,
At Calvary
---kathr4453 on 8/9/06

#3. Just one more note. I know the Church is being called out and prepared to reign and rule with Christ during the 1000 Kingdom Reign. I am having a problem, I suppose, trying to understand why those Godly OT saints, already with the Lord, would be asked to stay in the background, or take a powder for that time? He said He's coming back with ALL his saints,aren't they His Saints Too?
---kathr4453 on 8/9/06

#3 There are I know different categories, But if Jesus is the First and Last,Alpha & Omega, Beginning and End, of all the New creation, aren't all part of the Marriage Supper of the Lamb.
If Jesus said in John 8 "Abraham rejoiced to see my day" If the sign of the covenant, on the 8th day, represents resurrection life,..and so many more examples, we may not be seeing the WHOLE PICTURE.
---kathr4453 on 8/9/06

There was also referred in the OT(the church in the wilderness) those who crossed over,Jordan representing the Cross, were also preached the Gospel as we. Those who don't cross, and remain on the wrong side of the Cross, as in the wilderness(they died in their sins. Yes, In Heb 12, there are several , The assembly, just men made perfect, Church if the First born, The Heavenly Jerusalem.
---kathr4453 on 8/9/06

Exzucuh: I looked up Joseph's branch. My understanding is; Joseph, where it says, servent,a stone.This is symbolic to those, who are Crucified with Christ. The Crucified life IS a stone of stumbling and rock of offence, not only to Israel(law)who rejected the Lord, but also to those today, "whom Debbie refer to as the Church, but not the Bride". The only Church and Bride are those, from Gen-Rev, including Job, and a list of all in Hebrews 11, who died to self, waiting for a better resurrection.
---kathr4453 on 8/9/06

I believe Debbie and Kath, are talking about the same thing only in different words. It is as A-servant has explained. One body and many members of believers, and one head which is Christ. That is the church that started in Acts. To form the body with the head been Christ Himself. Which will be the bride getting ready for the wedding. The bride is not ready yet. It will all begin in the "Day of our Lord"
---lee_1 on 8/8/06

Genesis 49:22 Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well; whose branches run over the wall:
It has to do with the blessing in the Holy Spirit being planted By jesus the well of life he is the true vine we are the branches and though him we overcome every obstacle as Joseph over came in his life through Christ.
---Exzucuh on 8/8/06

Confusion has come into this conversation and therefore, I will let you all have it. God Bless.
---Debbie on 8/8/06

Exzuchu.Question,Josephs branch.What does that mean. I know that the seed, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob,...through the line of Judah,who also the line came to Christ,See Hebrews. Our High priest, not from Levi, but from Judah. Is this some special message your sending to someone. I too am a Jew, and I'm confused. Now there are the 144,000 sealed from all the tribes. Is this what you are referring to? Paul came through the tribe of Benjamin, however, he doesn't call people through the line of Benjamin???
---kathr4453 on 8/8/06

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II. What kind of preacher are you? Are you speaking to the Catholics, or Baptist, or to SDA's or whom is been address? Bibles we all have, I think, so more passages without a reason mean nothing.
---karen on 8/8/06

No, I am definitely not Catholic. I am a born again, Spirit filled, Bible toting, child of God. I don't know ewhy we are having such a problem with the term "Church."
The "Church" as I speak of it is the "Body" of Christ with Jesus Christ as its head. The "Body" or Church" are born again believers that have received Christ as there Savior by faith. Ephesians 5:23
---Debbie on 8/8/06

1 Cor 12:12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.
13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body . . . and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.
14 For the body is not one member, but many.

20 But now are they many members, yet but one body.

25 . . . that the members should have the same care one for another.

27 Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.
---a_servant on 8/8/06

Ro 7:4 Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; THAT YE SHOULD BE MARRIED TO another, even to HIM WHO IS RAISED FROM THE DEAD, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.

2Cor 11:2 For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I HAVE ESPOUSED YOU TO ONE HUSBAND, that I may PRESENT YOU AS A CHASTE VIRGIN TO CHRIST.
---a_servant on 8/8/06

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Hos 2:16 "In that day," declares the LORD, "YOU WILL CALL ME `MY HUSBAND' (Ish_); you will no longer call me `my master.'(B_ali) (NIV)

Hos 2:19 And I WILL BETROTH THEE UNTO ME FOR EVER; yea, I will betroth thee unto me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in lovingkindness, and in mercies.
---a_servant on 8/8/06

Jer 3:14 Turn, O backsliding CHILDREN, saith the LORD; for I AM MARRIED UNTO YOU: and I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion:

Jer 31:32 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I WAS AN HUSBAND UNTO THEM, saith the LORD:
---a_servant on 8/8/06

Is 54:5 For THY MAKER IS THINE HUSBAND; the LORD of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called.

Is 62:5 For as a young man marrieth a virgin, so shall THY SONS MARRY THEE: and as the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so shall thy God rejoice over thee.
---a_servant on 8/8/06

Debbie..are you Catholic. Some things we may be saying the same, however our understanding of "The Church" may be quite different. There is only one Church, and that is Jesus Christ. Ephesians 5. "A Body", that has been risen and seated at the right hand of the Father. The one who said, I AM the resurrection. This is the only church I am referring to. When I speak of the Church then, this is where I am coming from.
---kathr4453 on 8/8/06

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How long, how long, must blind lead blind, who will heal their eyes?
None shall says the Lamb. My blood they despise.
The sun shall turn to darkness for them, for they have hated light.
Their covering is the image, their habitation is the night.
Oh grafted branch, hear the word, hear the Spirit call.
You must become as Josephs branch, reaching over the wall.
---Exzucuh on 8/8/06

Jezebel takes the image and compares it to the bride,
Measure, measure all you now, Theres no place she can hide.
She has not the image, cries her accusers round about,
She has no place among us, let us cast her out.
The bride, she is rejected, she stands all alone,
They cast her aside as they did the cornerstone.
She is not afraid, neither does she cry,
She has confidence in the Lamb, her comfort is standing by.
---Exzucuh on 8/8/06

A white rose is she, God has grown, by the regenerating stem.
Placed in the water of the word, the root has grown in him.
Defile her, defile her, Jezebel she cried,
Hide the blood of the Lamb, so it cannot be applied.
Lead her to the Idol, tell her she must pay,
Conform to its image, with the blood do away.
The bride, she will not bow to the idol of Jezebel,
Nor will she serve the image that leads into hell.
---Exzucuh on 8/8/06

Those who follow the Law of Moses are self Righteous because it is by the Keeping of the law that they think is their salvation. But by the new covenant Law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus, We are impowered from on High by ths Holy Spirit to live Godly lives as a witness to the World Christ in us the Hope of Glory it is Christ come in the Flesh he that will not confess this is antichrist.
---Exzucuh on 8/8/06

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Never confuse rewards, given at the Judgement seat of Christ, " Not the Great White Throne Judgement". There won't be a point system, that decides who gets to eat,and who doesn't at The Marriage Supper of the Lamb. Remember Hebrews 11. God is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. We live by Faith, not by works. Faith that continually conforms us to the Image of His Son, Jesus Christ.
---kathr4453 on 8/8/06

#3 I said that most of the Church was in opposition to the teaching that the Bride of Christ is a separate group from the Body of Christ or the "Church," because very few Christians can see this Truth of the high calling of the Bride of Christ. This is a very special group and most do not see it at all. God is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. It is a wonderful place to attain to. I want a crown to cast at Jesus' feet. theBride is the only group seen with crowns in heaven. Rev. 4.
---Debbie on 8/8/06

#2 As I have said many times, not all of the Church is on the same level as to their knowledge, understanding and devotedness to Christ. I Cor. 15: 23,40-42.
The sun glory is the Bride of Christ, the moon glory is the majority of the rest of the Body of Christ and the second group to go to heaven. All of the Body of Christ will be in heaven by the middle of the tribulation period. No one outside the Body of Christ has a place in heaven.
---Debbie on 8/8/06

#1 Kathr4453, We may be on the same page after all. Anyone who is born again is in the Church or Body of Christ, they are the same. Just as the rib was taken from Adam, who speaks of the Body of Christ, to make him a wife, so shall a rib portion be taken from the body of Christ to make Christ a bride. Their are levels or grades, or ranks within the Church.
---Debbie on 8/8/06

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#2 Those whove, come from much brokenness, God does a work in them most people would faint under the surgical hand of God. However, when we all stand before Him on that day, it will be those scars, the marks in the body, the marks of Jesus Christ that we will be judged and rewarded by. Those who looked sick and puny here, may actually be giants next to the self righteous wood, hay and stubble.
---kathr4453 on 8/8/06

Many today measure their works, as though it is something that God did not give, a measure of HIS Grace, to each of us. Some He give more, and some not as much. But it all comes from God. Many measure themselves by themselves(self righteousness) rather than measuring themselves to the Lord. And who are you oh MAN, to hold Gods measuring stick up to anyone. Do you know some lives begin so deep in darkness, so far below the earth its not funny.
---kathr4453 on 8/8/06

Debbie...Matthew:9-11 And when they came that were hired about the eleventh hour, they received every man a penny. But when the first came, they supposed that they should have received more; and they likewise received every man a penny. And when they had received it, they murmured against the goodman of the house. (there is no alien body outside the "Body of Christ", who will be excluded from the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. If your not "In Christ", your just not!
---kathr4453 on 8/8/06

Give honor where it is due and I show honor to you debbie for such truth to be brought forth may God and Father of Jesus Christ continue to give you revelation concerning his Kingdom.
---Exzucuh on 8/8/06

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Debbie: you said "In opposition to the teaching of most of the Church, I do not believe the whole Church is the Bride of Christ".
Would you explain what you mean by that? I don't want to assume you are saying something you are not. Many of your reply's back disputing what I had said(?) you are actually saying the same thing....except for this extra group you call "the church", but not the bride? Who are those guys?
---kathr4453 on 8/8/06

#9 Paul said to the saints in Philippi and Thessalonica - "Therefore, my brethren dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown". Phil.4:1; I Thes. 2:19, 20
---Debbie on 8/8/06

#8 Their full surrender, devotionand their holy walk in Christ, speak loudly and clear to other saints who stand aloof from them in worship and service, because the way is too narrow for them. What the faithful, self-sacrificing, truehearted saints are to the whole Church will not be known till the book of rewards is opened. Then the effulgent glory of the Bride will shine forth in the exhibition of the help that the great majority of believers will have received through her life and ministry here.
---Debbie on 8/8/06

#7 Being "full of eyes before and behind," understanding the ways of Jehovah in the past and His plans for the future, they enter so deeply and minutely into the things of Christ that they "fill up" the sufferings of Christ "for His Body's sake" - the Church. Col.1:24; Their usefulness is in a hidden way. Such saints are comparatively few in number. Nevertheless, their words and their writings are quoted. Their doctrine is studied and proclaimed.
---Debbie on 8/8/06

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#6 They hear as Christ hears, their ears having been fastened to the gateway of God's will. They taste and eat the Word of God. They are of quick scent; for "HE THAT IS SPIRITUAL JUDGETH (discerneth) all things, yet he himself is judged (discerned) of no man". I Cor. 2:15; They feel the deepest pangs of heart, being wounded and torn and crushed, dying daily, led "as sheep for the slaughter." Rom. 8:36;
---Debbie on 8/8/06

#5 After she was married and left for her wedding trip, they shouted aloud, "Return, return, O Shulamite; return, return, that we may look upon thee", Song of Sol. 6:13; That is a picture of how other saints become an ornament of the Bride group. Full overcomers - Philadelphia, or brotherly-love believers - learn the Lord in the deepest and largest sense. They really become the five senses to the rest of the Body. They see as Christ sees, having "doves' eyes". Song of Solomon 4:1;
---Debbie on 8/8/06

#4 The daughters exclaimed, "Whither is thy beloved gone, O thou fairest among women? ... that we may seek him with thee." Again we read, "The daughters saw her, and blessed her; yea, the queens and the concubines, and they praised her." They honored her by calling out, "Who is she that looketh forth as the morning, fair as the moon, clear as the sun, and terrible as an army with banners?". Song of Sol. 6:1,9,10;
---Debbie on 8/8/06

#3 Two facts suggest that her adornment is also a group of saints. First, the enormous dimensions of the holy city; and, second, where is the innumerable multitude of chapter seven? How can that great company be said to adorn the Bride company? The various meanings of the Greek word "kekosmemenen" help us to see how. It means marshaled, decked, adorned, embellished, honored, ornamented. By the Shulamite's entire separation unto her beloved, she compelled the highest esteem of other women.
---Debbie on 8/8/06

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#2 She hearkened to the Voice of the Father and listened to His Word. She forgot her "own people" and her "father's house," putting His Son first in her devotions. She accepted and worshiped Him as her Lord. She became "all glorious within," by the effectual working of the Word as she believed. Her clothing became of "wrought gold". Ps. 45:10, 13; "A Bride adorned" is the city itself. If the Bride is a company of saints, what constitutes the adornment?
---Debbie on 8/8/06

#1 Rev. 21:9-11; These verses picture the Bride as seen during the Millennium. The "great city, the Holy Jerusalem" will be seen "having the glory of God." Its is likened as a jasper stone crystal-like, because "the Lamb is the Light thereof". Rev. 21:23, Notice that the city is a "prepared" city literally, "having been prepared as a bride adorned for her Husband". Rev. 21:2; we read in Rev. 19:7; that the Lamb's Wife "hath made herself ready."
---Debbie on 8/8/06

#5 He will bring the fruit of His sacrifice into the closest possible relationship with the infinite God. In the last 2 chapters, we are reminded of "God" and "the Lamb ." Through all eternity, we will worship God and the Lamb. That will be "according to the eternal purpsoe which He purposed in christ Jesus our Lord", Eph. 3:11
---Debbie on 8/8/06

#4 Finally, Christ must have a reward for emptying Himself of His first glory and identifying Himself with mankind that He might redeem men and save them. That eternal glory will be that, throughout the coming ceaseless ages, He will be the Head of a Divine human creation wrought by clothing humanity with Divinity; and thereby bring the creature into full harmony with the perfect will of the holy Creator.
---Debbie on 8/8/06

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#3 Then He, together with His Bride, having subdued all things unto Him (the Father) shall be subject unto Him forever "that God may be all in all". I COR. 15:24-28; During the eternity past, the glory of the Son was that He was "equal with God" because He was God. Compare JOHN 17:5 with PHIL. 2:6 ; His glory during His coming thousand-year rulership will be that He, as a Man (His Bride sharing that honor with Him), shall reign as Sovereign.
---Debbie on 8/8/06

#2 Then for a thousand years, He will be known as the "King of kings, and Lord of lords," His Bride ruling con-jointly with Him. "for He must reign, till He hath put all enemies under His feet". I COR. 15:25; Christ will reign as God Almighty. Then, and not till then, "His Name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of peace". IS. 9:6;
---Debbie on 8/8/06

#1 Rev. 21:2 This is the city for which Abraham looked four thousand years ago. HEB. 11:10; This is "My darling " for which Jesus longed before times eternal. PS. 22:20; PS. 35:17; In his vision, John beheld this same company a thousand years before, not "as a bride adorned" but as "the armies in heaven". Rev. 19:14; At the beginning of the Millennium, it will be said, "the marriage of the Lamb is come, and His wife hath made herself ready."
---Debbie on 8/8/06

Rachel, that is awesome. Thank You!!! That precious stone, "The Chief Corner Stone", The Rock of Ages. WOW, what a nugget of Gold you found!!! Thank you for sharing that!!
---kathr4453 on 8/8/06

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I would like further explanation - Rev.21:9,10 "Come, I will show you the bride, the Lamb's wife". "carried me away in the Spirit..and showed me the great city, the holy Jerusaleum descending out heaven from God",having the glory of God. Her light was like a most precious stone....
---Rachel on 8/7/06

Thoughts collected from:
Eve taken from Adams rib= Bride
1 st Cor 15:22-28
First Fruits=OT Saints
*At His Coming=Church+?*Fulfillment of Romans 11 ???
*Kingdom Reign=+=?Fulfillment of Romans 11???
Saints reign with Christ 1000 years.
(finishes the job,landing Satan in everlasting torment)
Rolls up the Kingdom.. All then becomes God, Hidden with Christ)
Eph 1: 10-14
Rev 3:14
Heb Ch 11
Gal 6:15-16
* Not sure how that works together. HELP!
---kathr4453 on 8/7/06

Josef. I re-read this chapter Rev 21 last nite, and I found it most interesting, in describing the New Jerusalem, that it includes :walls (12 tribes of Israel, and foundation the 12 apostles). The Bride could very well mean all the Saints from Genesis-Revelations Clothed in Christ's rightesousness, filled with the brightness of His Light,a perfect New Creation Creation, that is described as "Alpha & Omega, First & Last, Beginning and End".
---kathr4453 on 8/7/06

1 Corinthians 9:24
Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. First of all, those outside the Body of Christ aren't qualified to run the race. The whole body of Christ is on the race track, but one receives the prize. The Bride of Christ.
---Debbie on 8/7/06

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Debbie: 1 Corinthians 9:24
Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. "Only those "in the Body of Christ", not outside the body will understand".
---kathr4453 on 8/7/06

Yes we do run to win Christ, not as Savior, for like was said we have already received Him as Savior; we run to win Him as Bridegroom and only one will win Him as Bridegroom, the Bridal Company.
---Debbie on 8/6/06

Debbie, we don't run the race "to win Christ", we have already done that,the day we are saved. He also says only one will win. Could that one be "The Body",(See Eph 4.) as a whole, that he presents to Himself, without spot or wrinkle? Once saved and risen with Christ, we are baptized into His Body. The Body is a whole, made up of many members. So many today still see themselves as individual Christians, and yes we are, but much of scripture is talking about "The Body."
---kathr4453 on 8/6/06

The new Jerusalem is just as it is stated, A city. The term city is defined & used in only 1 of 2 ways in the new testament, 1.To bustle as in warfare (In reference to people. [lit. or fig.] Act.21:30) or 2. A town (probably with walls of a greater or lesser size). The new Jerusalem is referred to as the bride & is described as a city. The temporal city was referred to as holy, how much more the eternal "whose builder & maker is God...For He has prepare for ((the faithful) a city" Heb.11:10,16
---josef on 8/6/06

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#3 I hope to be in that out-ressurection when that trunmpet sounds and the dead in Christ shall rise first. In Rev. 3 it says the overcomers of the Philadelphia Church will be made a pillar in the temple of my God. New Jerusalem in Rev. 21 a symbolic picture. New Jerusalem is not an actual city, but city made up of believers. The Bride will be a pillar in that city which will make it adorned as the Bride. She with Her Bridegroom will come down with all the saints.
---Debbie on 8/5/06

#2 The Bride will be a select group of saints that are sold out and living a life honoring Jesus. You can look around you and know that there are different levels of devotedness in the Body of Christ.
Those that are running the race to win Christ as their Bridegroom will be in that special group. Paul said "Not that I have already attained." We won't know if we made it until the catching away.
---Debbie on 8/5/06

#1 If you are born again, you are part of the Body of Christ. On the Day of Pentecost, the 120 were baptized into the body of Christ. Then at Cornelius's house the Gentiles were added to the Body of Christ. Now both Jew and Gentile are added to the Body of Christ when they accept Him as Savior. In opposition to the teaching of most of the Church, I do not believe the whole Church is the Bride of Christ.
---Debbie on 8/5/06

The Church (believers) is also referred to as an army, a temple, a building, a garden,a river, a bunch or virgins, a mother, a wife, an orchard of fruit trees, a family, precious stones, a flock,a branch, and the list goes on. For someone to say we are the one and not the other is to be in disregard of the others.
---john on 8/5/06

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I am so nave as to believe that both, the body of Christ, and the bride of Christ, referred to the same group of people namely those who are in Christ Jesus. Saved, washed by the blood of the Lamb.
---mima on 8/5/06

If we are one then we have to be the other because the bride and groom are one flesh. You can't rightfully be one body or flesh with another unless there is marriage.The Lord's supper is a perfect picture us being one flesh (body) with him. Many members but one body. If we were not the bride then this would be a body of fornication.
---john on 8/5/06

Part 2. Revelations 21, is a picture of the fulfillment "The Tabernacle of God, is with men". We are His New Creation. That's why we must be born again. When we are, we will be part of His New Creation, The New Jerusalem, also in Hebrews 12, Mt Zion. Look who the writer says is there. Great Question. I'm still trying to grasp the whole of it myself.
It's AWSOME!!!!
---kathr4453 on 8/5/06

All 3 are correct. We are flesh of His flesh, and Bone of His Bone. Ephesians 5.
Adam and Eve are a "Type of Christ" and the Church. Eve was taken, not from the earth, but from Adam's Rib..Flesh of his flesh and bone of his bone. In the OT the Tabernacle was a picture of Christ (made without hands after a pattern God showed Moses). Everything in the Tabernacle:Mercy seat,Blood (now His Own) candlesticks, oil(the spirit) etc.
---kathr4453 on 8/5/06

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