The Bridegroom Messiah
The Cross: Love's Greatest Story.
Colin Hamer introduces the Bridegroom Messiah, and highlights the four reasons why he had to die, from the perspective of the Bible's marital imagery. The Bridegroom Messiah died: (1) To transform the elect into a virgin bride by cleansing her with his blood, to circumvent the Deuteronomy 24 marriage law; (2) So he as high priest could take a virgin bride; (3) To pay the mohar; (4) To cleanse us from sin so that we could come back into God's presence after the expulsion from Eden. David Instone-Brewer, of Tyndale House, Cambridge, calls Hamer's treatment of marital imagery: ""A significant contribution without precedent in the literature."" ""Few realize that one of the most important metaphors of the Bible is that Jesus is the Divine Bridegroom--consequently many believers miss key aspects of biblical revelation.