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Re: The absent Bride
« on: March 27, 2020, 02:57:25 am »
In older translations of the bible than St. Jerome we read in Matthew 25 in the parable of the 10 maidens "and at midnight the cry went up "Behold the Bridegroom cometh and His bride ...."


Now this gave St Jerome a headache, he knew that the church is depicted as the bride of Christ but he thought surely the church in the parable is depicted in the 5 wise virgins, how then can there be 2 churches at the same event?


He solved his problem by dropping the bride out of the parable


But even if she is not mentioned her omission is glaringly obvious, the maidens are the bridal attendants they are not the bride whether they be wise or foolish. All translations of the bible since St Jerome have followed him in omitting the bride from the parable.


Why is this important?


It is important because it shows a people, a considerable number of people, who are to receive mercy and get entrance into the Kingdom of Heaven than just the church. The Bride of course gets entry with her Bridegroom.


10 in scripture is called a whole number and always signifies a whole thing, in this case the whole world, all nations. The 10 maidens represent all nations and we see that 5 were wise and 5 foolish. The 5 wise gained entrance, not because they were watching and waiting for they slept and slumber as heavy as the foolish.


They gained entry because they were diligent in attending to their duties as attendants to the bride, they kept their lamps trimmed and filled thus providing assistance to the progress of the Groom and bride.


What does this all mean? Jesus said "if people are not against us they are for us" I have always cringed when I've listened to hell-fire preaching. The "turn or burn" brigade. Our job is never to damn people, we ought not to do it. We know if folks we are dealing with are saved as to their present state and we are right to point out their present unsaved condition but never to damn them to hell.


We may preach that there is a hell, the place of eternal punishment but we should never be the judges of who will be sent there.


We are called to preach the GOOD NEWS, the GOSPEL and the gospel is the power of God unto salvation.
Very good Billy and I never tell anyone they are going to hell, I don't wish hell for anyone. I have a true fear of God but I believe it's in a good way.
Hearing, believing and trusting the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross; His death, burial and resurrection for the forgiveness of sins and REPENTING, seals us with that Holy Spirit of Promise - EPHESIANS 1:10-14 KJV - The Lord is not slack concerning His promise. 2 Peter 3:9 KJV - 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 KJV - Ephesians 1:10-14 KJV - Romans 10:9-10 KJV - Romans 10:13 - Romans 10:17 - Ephesians 1:7 KJV - Colossians 1:14 KJV -


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