Ancient Jewish Custom
Parallel to the Church
The Bride Price
|Our mohar was the life of the Son
|Given by the groom to the bride.
Not required, an expression of love.
|Believers are given gifts by the Lord out of love:
|Given to the bride by her father to equip her for her new life, part of her inheritance.||Believers are given gifts by the Father to equip them for their new life:
The Marriage Contract
|Written document stating the mohar, the Rights of the bride, the promises of the groom.||Our written contract stating the mohar, the rights of the Bride, and the promises of the Groom is the New Testament,
|Sealed with the 'cup of acceptance'
Groom: Preparation of huppah
False Teachers, 2 John 7-11
Worldly Things, l John 2:15
|Groom's father decides when he may return for the bride.
Arrival unexpected by the bride
Abductlon of the bride.
Finely dressed and crowned.
Bride and Groom dwell together in happiness
|Only the Father knows when the Son will return, Matt. 13:32
We do not know when He will return Mark 1 3:32
We will be 'abducted,' I Thess. 4:16-18, Luke 17:34-36
We will be crowned, l Pet 5:4, James 1:12. 2 Tim. 4:8
He will be crowned, Rev. 14:14
We will take part in the marriage feast of the Lamb, Rev. 19:6-9
We will dwell forever with the Groom in happiness, I Thess. 4 :17, Rev. 2 1:3.
Bill Risk (WPRisk@aol.com)
Last update: May 8, 1996