Category Archives: Bride of Christ

The Holy Spirit? A Sly and Cheeky One She is!

C. Baxter Kruger’s newest book, Patmos, is currently being widely reviewed. Its ostensible theme is radical mysticism, the union of humanity with God, contained in the oft-repeated slogan, “Separation or Union.” For many people the notion of humanity’s union with God, … Continue reading

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Seeing in a Mirror the Glory of the Lord

The next passage I want us to consider is 2 Corinthians 3:18.  For all its profound depth, it is expressed quite simply, and boils down to one simple question.  When you look into a mirror, what do you see? You … Continue reading

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The Fullness of God in Christ is God’s People Themselves

As we read in 2 Corinthians 12:4, Paul believed he had heard something in heaven that he was forbidden to repeat.  Yet Paul was unable to keep this surpassing revelation a total secret.  The unutterable truth he heard comes out … Continue reading

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The Spirit and the Bride

  Important Pairs Some people say that the Triune God has always been characterized by plurality.  In the creation story we read, “And God said, “Let us create man in our own image.” One important pair is in Ephesians 5 … Continue reading

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Who We Really Are: One Flesh with Christ

  The Simplest, Clearest Sign Post There are quite a few verses and passages that describe the Church’s complete union with Christ and the Father. It is amazing to me that despite the wealth of metaphors and direct teaching, this … Continue reading

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Who We Really Are: Ephesians 1:17-20

Introduction John frequently focuses on a topic and emphasizes certain key words like love, perfect unity, and in.  Paul, on the other hand, writes in long, flowing sentences with many subordinate clauses.  One sentence from Paul can fill half a … Continue reading

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