Two Brides?


#1

So Isreal is the bride of Christ, right? Or at least it was (see Hosea). But now the church is his bride. Jesus has two brides? Please explain.


#2

[quote=trumpet152]So Isreal is the bride of Christ, right? Or at least it was (see Hosea). But now the church is his bride. Jesus has two brides? Please explain.
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I believe “Israel” is being used metaphorically here to represent “the people of God”, which, of course, is another way of saying “The Church”


#3

The Church has been grafted into the Israelite family. So there is only one bride.


#4

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