Body Or Bride?

Q. I’m having trouble distinguishing from Scripture if we are the Body of Christ or the bride of Christ. I have a pastor who teaches we are the Body and Israel is the Bride of Christ according to Scripture. Can you please lead my to Scripture to distinguish between the two?

A. There is no Scripture to distinguish between the two because they are one and the same. Your Pastor is mistaken in saying that Israel is the Bride of Christ. While on Earth the Church is the body of Christ (1 Cor. 12:17) and is His betrothed (2 Cor. 11:2). At the rapture we will become His bride. (Rev. 19:7)

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