The Bridegroom Messiah

The Cross: Love's Greatest Story.

The Bridegroom Messiah

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.