|Reviews for Christ's Bride|
| DarlingLiquids 8/31/12 . chapter 1
I agree with Abbytjie. The way I see it, one of the Ten Commandments is to not commit adultery. Adultery being prostitution or cheating. God and the Lord Jesus Christ would not purposely make you cheat on your husband. That's ridiculous. Overall, I think you're misinterperting the analogy. Once again, bringing up Abbytjie's statement, why would you follow Him and/or be baptized if you did not love Him. If that's the case, then you were baptized for the wrong reasons and I think you should study God's word a little harder. Sorry I had to say that, but I had to get it out.
| Abbytjie 8/23/12 . chapter 1
Being Christ's bride is an image to show the amazing devotion the church has to Christ; not out of slavery or blind obedience, but out of love. You say you swore allegiance to God, but why on Earth would you promise to follow him if you did not love him? It is out of love that we obey God, his love for us and ours for him. If obedience is without love it will not last long.
| lolcano11 8/22/12 . chapter 1
hey, it's a nice poem! I like your descriptions and imagery a lot! The only thing that I could suggest to improve it is that it is a little unclear to me as to why you resent being Christ's bride. I am just a little confused as to what you are trying to say. I hope you don't mind me asking, but could you clarify your opinion to me? I am genuinely interested because I think this is the first time I've thought of this like that. To me, I always regarded being Christ's bride as a positive. Because as I saw it, the metaphor is not us personally that is Christ's bride, but the church and the church is different from the individual. The Church is, to quote an old hymn:
One from every nation,
Yet one o’er all the earth;
Her charter of salvation,
One Lord, one faith, one birth;
One holy Name she blesses,
Partakes one holy food,
And to one hope she presses,
With every grace endued.
The Church’s one foundation
is Jesus Christ her Lord.
She is His new creation
by water and the Word.
From heaven He came and sought her
to be His holy bride;
with His own blood He bought her,
and for her life He died.
So in this sense, to be the bride is something good and positive.
But I think that you are looking at this somehow differently. So if you don't mind, I am actually interested to learn more about your perspective. Sorry if I am being too nosy, you don't have to share if you don't want to. It's just we have such different ideas and I want to understand where you are coming from. Hope I'm making sense...
But besides that, it's a nice poem and keep up the good work!