From: Don Winterstein (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat Feb 15 2003 - 02:35:34 EST
Sondra Brasile wrote:
> I see some fundamental problems with your theory, just off the top of my
> head; when did God become the husband? You easily go from one to the other
> with that, you agree that Jesus is the bridegroom, but then proceed with
> God has to make for *himself* wives. I'd say I have a pretty good
> of what the Bible contains and nowhere does it ever say anything other
> God being "FATHER".
God is speaking to the nation of Judah: "For your Maker is your husband, the
LORD of hosts is his name.." Isaiah 54:5.
God is speaking to the nation of Judah: "Behold.I will make a new covenant
with the house of Israel.not like the.covenant which they broke, though I
was their husband, says the LORD." Jeremiah 31:32.
God is speaking to the nation of Judah: "I remember.your love as a bride,
how you followed me in the wilderness.." Jeremiah 2:2.
God is speaking to the nation of Judah: "When I.looked upon you, behold, you
were at the age for love; and I spread my skirt over you and covered your
nakedness ['symbolic of entering a marriage relationship']:.I plighted my
troth to you and entered into a covenant with you, says the Lord GOD, and
you became mine." Ezekiel 16:8.
God is speaking to the nation of Israel: "And in that day, says the LORD,
you will call me, 'my husband,'.." Hosea 2:16.
All quotes from RSV.
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