Each one of the Dispensations ends with judgment/s.
There are 3 main judgments that are often confused:
- The Bema judgment
- The Sheep Goat judgment (of the nations)
- The Great White Throne judgment
Israel is spoken of as God’s wife while the Church is seen as the Bride of Christ. These are figures of speech which we call metaphors. So while the Church is not literally Christ’s bride, it is a useful picture speaking of the relationship that exists between the Church and Jesus.