Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Jesus the True Husband?

It would cause so much less pain if more women were to see Jesus as their true Husband.
What?! I saw this statement on another blog. I’m purposefully leaving off the name of the person who said it. If you really want to know, Google it. Women are supposed to see Jesus as their true husband? Do people even take the time to think about what they are saying?

First, where does the Bible say that Jesus is to be women’s true husband? It doesn’t. What it does say is that the church is the bride of Christ. Now right now, that applies to each local individual assembly that can rightly be called a church. By the time we get to the marriage supper, there’s only going to be one assembly. The church is the first and the only bride of Jesus.

Second, if Jesus is a woman’s true Husband, that makes her a bigamist.

Third, if Jesus is a woman’s true husband, then what is Jesus to a man. Is Jesus the man’s true wife? Is the man also the wife of Jesus? The whole thing breaks apart when you try to make the same application to men that some women want to make to themselves.

Fourth, it devalues the relationship between a man and his wife. The Bible says that a man is to leave his father and mother and become one flesh with his wife. Obviously, Jesus isn’t going around becoming one flesh with all the Christian women, but that’s not the point. There is a special bond between husband and wife. Once the wedding takes place, that bond is supposed to be even stronger than that of blood relatives.

Fifth, it deludes the true nature of our relationship with Jesus. Jesus isn’t the guy you go shopping with, spend your evenings with, and discuss your kids’ failing grades at school with. That’s not to say you will never do those things with Jesus, but Jesus is King of kings and Lord of lords. Jesus is the creator of the world. Jesus is the Judge. Jesus is the Savior of men. He’s so much more than a husband can ever be.