The Jewish betrothal and marriage is a good illustration of our salvation.
The Jewish bride has free will to choose or reject her potential groom.
He chose her first, that doesn’t mean she chooses or accepts him.
He offers himself and the dowry.
It’s still up to her. He cannot force her, or make her decide.
IF she chooses him, and accepts him, at that point, she is bound to him as long as she lives, she is bought with a price. Even in adultery, only the groom has the legal option to divorce. Like it or not, she belongs to him.
We belong to Jesus in much the same manner.
We are bought with a price, the shed blood of Jesus. As part of his body, the bride, we are bone of his bone, flesh of his flesh. No man hateth his own body.
Jesus does not throw away those he bought with his own blood. This is not difficult.
I’ve never saw such intellectual pride and stubborness mixed with scriptural ignorance in one place as Facebook.
“Ever learning, but never coming to the knowledge of the truth”