November 17, 2020 by Chuck Zwicker for Stand for Freedom Canada
Claim Author: Chuck Zwicker
Claim Reviewed: The claim that the Church is 'The Bride of Christ' is FALSE
Type: False doctrine and teachings
Is the Church, the Christians believers ‘The Bride of Christ?’
Revelation 21: 9-10 ‘Come hither, I will show thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife. And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God.’
This verse clearly defines ‘The Bride of Christ’ is the New Jerusalem ‘the great city’.
Revelation 21: 2 ‘And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.’
The Church no where in scripture is identified as ‘The Bride of Christ’ it is however identified in many scriptures as ‘The Body of the Lord’
Ephesians 1: 22-23 ‘And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.’
Colossians 1: 18 ‘And he is the head of the body, the church:’
Please also see Ephesians 5: 30, 1 Corinthians 12: 20 and these are just some there are more.
There is no verse in the bible that clearly says the Church is ‘The Bride of Christ’.
This claim that Christians are the Bride of Christ is FALSE
The Christian Church is His Body.