Monday, February 4, 2008

Another one claims that the Bride is the Church??? Lets See!!!!

The World Mission Society Church of God proclaims the truth of Elohim God; God the Father and God the Mother. Even though this truth is plain to see there are many people that are now trying to refute this. Lets take a closer look at the verses testified in the bible and the common misconceptions.

2 Cor 11:1 …I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy. I promised you to one husband, to Christ, so that I might present you as a pure virgin to him.

In this verse, Apostle Paul told those in the Church of God in Corinth that they should remain faithful to Christ comparing Christ to a husband and the believers to the bride or wife of Christ.
In another verse he also states:

Eph 5:22 Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.

Apostle Paul was telling the believers that they should remain faithful to Christ and submit to the will of God. As a wife is faithful only to her husband, we should be faithful only to Christ. When reading the bible though you must keep in mind that there is a double meaning for just about every verse and apply the correct meaning within the context of that verse.
In order to understand this further, let’s take a look at a few verses:

Jn 21:15 … “Simon son of John, do you truly love me more than these?” “Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.”

In this verse we can understand that Jesus is telling Peter to look after the believers or the children of God comparing them to the lambs. If we were to apply this meaning wherever it reads lambs then what about the following verse?

Jn 1:29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!

Jesus Christ is referred to and known by many to be the Sacrificial Lamb but yet Jesus referred to his followers who would remain after He ascended to the lambs. We cannot interpret them as the same or else we all the followers of Christ would also be considered Christ.

Within the same book of the Bible Jesus is referred to as a shepherd and a lamb. If we apply the way that Lamb is interpreted in Jn 21:15 to the way that it is used in Jn 1:29 then what is Jesus Christ saying when He says “Feed my lambs”. Does He really mean “Feed Me”? Clearly, there are two meanings to the word Lamb.

What does the Bible say in regard to water?

Rev 17:15 Then the angel said to me, “The waters you saw, where the prostitute sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations and languages.

Yet, in another verse:

1Pet 3:21 and this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you also…

Then does water have the same meaning all throughout the Bible? No; Let’s see another verse.

Jn 4:13 Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”

If we use the basic theory of substitution everyone uses, thinking that there is only one meaning for each word, then the water Jesus promised to give us is actually the peoples, nations, multitudes, and languages. If we apply the same meaning to 1Pet 3:21 then it means the people must be baptized with the people (water). We cannot apply the meanings in the same way.

Let’s look at another verse regarding animals and see what the bible says about birds

Mk 4:3 “Listen! A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up…Some people are like seed along the path, where the word is sown. As soon as they hear it, Satan comes and takes away the word that was sown in them.

In the above verse Satan is represented as a bird. On the other hand…

Dt 32:10 …He shielded him and cared for him; he guarded him as the apple of his eye, like an eagle that stirs up its nest and hovers over its young, that spreads its wings to catch them and carries them on its pinions. The LORD alone led him; no foreign god was with him.

In Deuteronomy, God’s protection is compared to an eagle hovering over it’s young. Looking at these two verses, we cannot say that the Eagle means the same thing everywhere in the Bible.

In the following verse, Ezekiel is referred to as the son of man when he is being addressed:

Eze 28:11 The word of the LORD came to me: “Son of man, take up a lament concerning the king of Tyre and say to him: ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: …

Yet, in the book of Luke we can find another reference to the son of man:

Lu 19:10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.”

If the Son of Man should be the same throughout the Bible then either Ezekiel is Jesus Christ or Jesus Christ is Ezekiel!

Rev 22:17 The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life.

In this verse, the water of life will be given by the Spirit and the Bride. In the Old Testament we can find more about the living water and the source of it:

Jer 2:13 “My people have committed two sins: They have forsaken me, the spring of living water, and have dug their own cisterns, broken cisterns that cannot hold water.

Some may refer to the bride, or the woman, as the church also interpreting the following verse:

Rev 12:17 Then the dragon was enraged at the woman and went off to make war against the rest of her offspring-those who obey God’s commandments and hold to the testimony of Jesus.

Many people say that in Revelation 12:17 the woman is the Church. But if that is true, then who is the offspring? When we study the Bible we can see that we are the offspring, that we are the one that obey God’s commandments.

Most Christians nowadays claim that the bride is the Church based on the first verses that we looked at. If that is the case (keep in mind all of the double-meanings that we saw) then how do they explain the following verses:

Mk 2:18 …Some people came and asked Jesus, “How is it that John’s disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees are fasting, but yours are not?” Jesus answered, “How can the guests of the bridegroom fast while he is with them? They cannot, so long as they have him with them. 20But the time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them, and on that day they will fast.

Jesus referred to the disciples as guests of the bridegroom, yet, the word “bridegroom” is used only in terms of a wedding. If the church is really the bride, then shouldn’t Jesus have referred to the disciples 2000 years ago as the bride instead of the guests? Through this verse we can see that the church is not the bride as many claim.

We’ll give those who say the bride is the church the benefit of the doubt, but, the true judge of this is Jesus Himself. Let’s see what he said when he gave the parable of the Wedding Banquet;

Mt 22:1 Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying: “The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son…My oxen and fattened cattle have been butchered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding banquet.’…the wedding hall was filled with guests…”For many are invited, but few are chosen.”

There are four main elements needed in order for a wedding to take place: The Groom, Bride, Guests, and Food. If we, the church, are the bride then who are the guests? By itself or when compared to Mk 2:18, there is no denying that we are the guests and not the bride.

In the Jesus’ Parable of the Wedding Banquet we can find the groom, the food, and the guests but there is no mention of the bride. In order for the wedding to take place, all four elements must be present. Since Jesus equated the wedding banquet to the Kingdom of Heaven, also all four elements must be present in order for the Kingdom of Heaven to take place. Without the bride how can the wedding take place; she is the main character. Then when should the bride appear?

Rev 19:7 Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready. Fine linen, bright and clean, was given her to wear.” (Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of the saints.) Then the angel said to me, “Write: ‘Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!’ ” And he added, “These are the true words of God.”

According to the Bible, the bride should appear in the last days. Jesus said blessed are those who are invited to the wedding of the Lamb. If the church is the bride, how can the bride be the same as those who are invited. We cannot play two roles at once! Those who are invited are blessed by God, they are not the same as the bride. Then who is the bride?

Rev 21:9 One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.” And he carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high, and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God.

The angel showed the wife of the Lamb to be Jerusalem. The Lamb represents Jesus, our spiritual Father, then who should his wife, the bride who is called Jerusalem, be?

Gal 4:26 But the Jerusalem that is above is free, and she is our mother.

The bride, who is the wife of the Lamb, is Jerusalem. Then through the Bible we can clearly see that our Father, the Lamb, will show his bride, Jerusalem who is our Mother, in the last days. What will they do in the last days?

Rev 22:17 17The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life.

The Spirit, our Father, and the Bride, our Mother, will give us the water of life in the last days. Although some may say that the bride is the church, we can clearly see and testify that the Bride mentioned in Revelation is not the church but our Heavenly Mother, Jerusalem.


Anonymous said...

NOW THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT!!!!!!!!!! If Christ Ahnsahnghong wasn't the second coming Christ, there wouldn't be as much evidence in the bible as you can see through this site alone.

CherubAngel said...

its quite rediculous if we apply the same meaning to every verse. But sadly people are stuck on their fixed concepts. The Bride is clearly our Heavenly Mother since only God Almighty can give the water of life..not the Church. I thanks Christ AhnSahngHong for letting us understand who the true source of eternal life is, Our Heavenly Mother.

God's Will said...

It is so clear. Why can't people accept the bible for what it says. Thanks be to Heavenly Father Christ Ahnsahnghong that we understand the bible with the Spirit of God. If Father Christ Ahnsahnghong didn't come to reveal this truth we would all be heading into destruction for misunderstanding God. No wonder God said "My people are destroyed because of lack of knowledge" (HOSEA 5:6)

Thanks be to Heavenly Father Christ AhnSahngHong and Heavenly Mother New Jerusalem for allowing us to understand this precious truth.

I pray Father Ahnsahnghong and Heavenly Mother New Jerusalem allow us to find the true children of God that will beleive in the Spirit Christ AhnSahngHong and the Bride Heavenly Mother New Jerusalem

Tine said...

so many verses in the bible have double meanings... we cant apply every verse the same way! Unfortunately people want to refute Heavenly Mother.. BUT they cannot because she is living and true! because Father testified that SHE Jerusalem is OUR MOTHER... then how can we deny the one that gave us birth!

zion said...

The Bride in Rev 22:17 is our heavenly mother because holy spirit represent our hevenly father!