Since the Ten Virgins Waiting for the Bridegroom Are the Bride, the Bride in Revelation Is the Saints, Too?

World Mission Society Church of God

[False Claim]

According to Christ Ahnsahnghong’s book, “The Bridegroom Was a Long Time in Coming, and They All Became Drowsy and Fell Asleep,” in the parable of ten virgins, the bridegroom indicates Jesus, and the ten virgins are the saints. Since the ten virgins indicate the “bride,” this proves that Christ Ahnsahnghong taught that the bride in the book of Revelation is the saints, too.


1. The parable of ten virgins in Matthew 25

This is a foolish idea. How can a bridegroom marry ten brides at the same time? Is there such a wedding in the Bible? There is no wedding with one bridegroom and ten brides in the Bible or Jewish society where Jesus was from. Therefore, the ten virgins cannot be the bride.

The ten virgins who are waiting for the bridegroom are merely bridesmaids.
This is common sense among Christians. How can they deny Heavenly Mother without having some common knowledge in the Bible?

2. Reference books

From the annotations of many other churches, we can commonly see that the ten virgins do not indicate the bride.

R. C. H. Lenski, “The Interpretation of St. Matthew’s Gospel 15-28, Vol. 2,” Augsburg Publishing House
This explains the action of the ten virgins who took their lamps and went forth to meet the bridegroom. These were friends of the bride who went out from their homes with the necessary lamps, not to the bride’s home, but to a place that was conveniently near.
Kang Byung-do, “Hokma Commentary”
Here, the virgins [parthenos] are not the bride but bridesmaids who are invited to a wedding. The reason they went out to meet the bridegroom was that they were to usher the bridegroom and his best men.
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  • March 6, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    The virgins could not possibly be the bride because the virgins were waiting to enter the wedding banquet which, through Jesus’ words, represents the kingdom of heaven (Mat 22). The bride could not be excluded from the wedding banquet because without a bride there can be no wedding. Therefore, the virgins in Mat 25 cannot be the bride in Rev 19. The virgins are the invited in Rev 19.

    • July 5, 2013 at 3:04 am

      Amen, Rev. 19: 9 [ Then the angel said to me, “Write: ‘Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!’ ” ] If the bride indicates “saints”, who on earth are the guests invited to the wedding and blessed then ?
      The bride is a protagonist of the wedding, which means the bride is not the one who is invited [guests] but the one who invites guests[saints] . So, The thing is, the “guests” who are invited to the wedding [Kingdom of heaven] are “saints”.
      Therefore, “Ten virgins” indicate the invited “guests” [saints] and the “bride” indicates “God the mother” who gives ppl the water of life.
      In these last days, the spirit [God the father] and the bride[God the mother] together are inviting guests as written in the bible ; The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” [Rev 22:17]

  • March 6, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    The bible constantly tells us we are the brides maid and we are the invited, but in those parables we are never the bride. Then who is the bride?
    Rev 21:9 come I will show you the bride…. he showed me the new jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God”

    Gal 4:20 The Jerusalem above is free and she is our Mother.

  • March 6, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    They always say the same things, but their words are always twisted.

  • March 6, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    They can deny Mother all they want, but that doesn’t take away the fact She is testified in the bible and Father testified to Her also.

  • March 6, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    When will the learn, tisk tisk.
    Father testified to Mother, she is our salvation and God.
    The bible testifies to Her and She is the one to give us the water of life.

  • March 6, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    I think they are insane. That’s because they are just to eager and don’t count on what they are claiming about. They just have to claim something to defeat the undeniable truth. 😛 Truth will win… No matter what they claim.

    • March 14, 2013 at 3:44 am

      Amen! That’s why the Dragon(Satan) was enraged at the Woman which is Truly and Perfectly Our Heavenly Mother because She is the Perfect Truth Shining Brightly even they try hard to cover the world with darkness..
      They just prove that their brain is smaller than a dust. Cannot even find thru the Naked eye.. 🙂
      And We are Very Blessed because we have the wisdom of Salvation.. Animo Brothers and Sisters of the whole world!!

  • March 6, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    That’s right! How can they claim all this things when they don’t even know true creator God! Our Hevenly Mother is testified in the bible from beginning to end!

  • March 6, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    They are only trying to deny God the Mother!
    Think! The Bride in Rev. 22:17 gives the free gift of the water of life along with the Spirit God the Father!
    That is, the Bride gives us eternal life!
    They are insisting that they can give us “eternal life”! Do U think SO?
    Then, they need not believe in God!

  • March 7, 2013 at 5:27 am

    The virgins fell asleep because the bridegroom was taking a long time to come. If the virgins are the bride how can they be waiting for the bridegroom, the bride comes last and the bridegroom waits for her

  • March 7, 2013 at 11:10 am

    The purpose of their faith only disturb our gospel and teasing the saints to fall from the faith.
    We will not be deceived their false claims.
    God the Mother exists in the bible and be with us in this earth.

  • March 7, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    Now I see a virgins in Matt 25 are not brides of the bridegroom. 🙂

  • March 8, 2013 at 1:17 am

    There have been ten virgins in Matthew 25:1-12 but there is only one the Bride in Revelation 22:17 of the bible.
    The Bride is our Heavenly Mother(God the Mother) as the source of living water(Zechariah 14:8) who gives us eternal life in this age of the Holy Spirit.

    Revelation 22:17 The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life.
    18 I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds anything to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book.
    19 And if anyone takes words away from this book of prophecy, God will take away from him his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book.

    Who is the Bride as a Savior next to the Spirit ??? we should not add to or subtract from the bible prophecies!

    Revelation 21: 9 One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.”
    10 And he carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high, and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God.

    Gal 4:26 But the Jerusalem that is above is free, and she is our mother.

    The bible says that our God the Mother(Heavenly Jerusalem) is the Bride who gives us eternal life as our Savior in this last age.
    i give thanks to Christ Ahnsahnghong (Heavenly Father) and Heavenly Mother for Their saving grace.

  • March 8, 2013 at 8:22 am

    I come to know exactly about this.
    That is very simple and easy to understand!!
    Bridegroom who represent Jesus cannot marry with 10 virgins in the same time.
    So 10virgins cannot become the bride in revelation.
    Not only because of this reason but also because bride in revelations give water of life(eternal life) therefore saints cannot become bride!!
    Bride is God the mother!!

    • March 19, 2013 at 9:45 am

      Since they are just focusing on how to go against the World Mission Society Church of God, they do not count on what they are claiming about.

  • March 8, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    In the book of Mt 25, The ten virsins are saints
    But, the saints are not represented as a bride of the bridegroom in the book of 19,21,22
    Just ppl know the bride in the bible must be the saints
    But, they din’t know The bride could be explained as a God the mother in some point
    The bride must be a God the Mother in the book of Revelation who was testified by Christ ahnsahnghong

  • March 9, 2013 at 12:09 am

    Even I don’t understand what they are talking about!!
    The Bride in Rev is the One who give eternal life to us!
    Do u thinks the saints can do it?

    • March 13, 2013 at 1:57 pm

      No way. For example, how can I give you, Goodtree, eternal life. That’s absurd! Their claims are always pointless. No substance at all.

      • March 14, 2013 at 12:32 am

        Which is more absurd is that they think that a bridegroom can have five brides. Like in ancient times? Or is it polygamy? LOL

  • March 19, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    According to the book of Revelation, the bride is coming from heaven
    to give us the salvation. If the bride represents saints who are God’s people,
    then can man save man each other? This is such a ridiculous insistence.

  • April 8, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    What a foolish insistence!
    If the Bride is saints, U need not believe in God for receiving eternal life!
    By the Bible, the Bride is to give us the free gift of the water of life along with the Holy Spirit.
    Their insistence is definitely opposite to God’s prophecy!!!

  • April 10, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    If the Bride is the saints, then can saints give salvationt to saints? It is NOT possible at all.
    Man can do everything except saving someone. Only God can give us the salvation.
    The Bible clearly testifies that the Bride is the wife of the Lamb who is Christ – our Father and She will appear in flesh in this last age to give us the salvation.
    Their argument is not worth discussing at all because they are not based on the Bible and the truths.

  • April 25, 2013 at 12:07 am

    Even other church’s acknowledge that the 10 virgins are just friend of the bride, in other words bridesmaids. But slanders just need to say something just to bother and try to hinder the gospel but they fell to understand that there not fighting against us but against God ! (Act 5:38-39 )

  • April 25, 2013 at 9:35 am

    If the Bride is the saints in Revelation, who are “those who are invited” in Revelation 19:9?
    “Those who are invited” are the saints, and the Bride is God the Mother, who give the saints the water of life along with God the Father.

  • June 14, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    Well, they are just distorting the truth!
    Whatever they insist, it’s SO clear that they are not believing in Christ Ahnsahnghong as the Savior!
    Then, it means that they have no idea of God’s will!

  • June 18, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    Bible says that we must have heavenly mother. I believe Bible. so I can believe in God the mother.

  • June 19, 2013 at 6:35 am

    Only God has the authority to give us the water of life or eternal life.
    The Bride cannot be the saints because sinners cannot give the water of life to other sinners.
    The Bible needs to be interpreted in the context.
    The Bride in Revelation is the Heavenly Jerusalem who is our Mother (Galatians 4:26).
    The Bible also clearly testifies to the existence of God the Mother from the book “Genesis.”
    Elohim God created man in the image of God: Male and Female God created.
    Elohim is the plural form and it means “Gods.”
    In this age, without receiving God the Mother as well as God the Father, we cannot receive the water of life.

  • June 23, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    The Bride and virgin are different in the Bible obviously.

  • July 5, 2013 at 7:16 am

    Slanderers try to oppose the truth of God the Mother with non-Biblical claims.
    The Bible clearly testifies to the existence of God the Mother.
    In the last days, the Spirit [God the Father] and the Bride [God the Mother] give us the water of life.
    The Bride is God the Mother and the saints are those who are invited to the wedding banquet (Rev 19:9.)

  • July 8, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    In the book Revelation, “those who are invited to the wedding banquet” (Rev 19:9) also appear apart from the Bride? Who are “those who are invited” in Revelation? They are the saints who will be saved. The Bride is the Heavenly Jerusalem, who is God the Mother.

  • November 12, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    If the saints are the “Bride”, they need not believe in God Almighty, who gives us eternal life!
    However, none of us can live forever apart from God Almighty!
    We are those who have to receive eternal life thru God Almighty!

  • November 14, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    Now we should focus why there is no a bride in the parable.
    It’s because the bride who stands for Heavenly Mother appears to give us eternal life in the last days.

    Rev 19:7 Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride made her self ready.

    Rev 22:17 The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life.

    • March 13, 2014 at 3:53 pm

      Yes, I believe Jesus wanted to say that the Bride, Heavenly Mother, will appear in the last days through the the parable.

  • December 16, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    What a foolish idea!
    A bridegroom with ten vergins?
    I think that they cannot read the Bible at all!

  • January 14, 2014 at 11:41 pm

    We love our mother~

  • December 4, 2014 at 1:54 am

    we should distinguish the bride in the book of revelation from the parable of ten virgins…
    thx to christ Ahn sahnghong and heavenly mother for allowing me know this truth.

  • May 28, 2015 at 10:18 pm

    Through the bible we can recognize the bride includes two meaning. One is the saints and the other is God the mother. As we read those chapters, we can understand the different meaning in the text. Always the bride in the bible does NOT show the saints! That bride in Revelation represents God the Mother!

  • November 22, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    In the parable of the Ten Virgins, we learn about the saints who waited to meet the bridegroom late at night, the virgins or saints in other words couldn’t be the Bride because they are waiting to attend the wedding banquet. They are just guests, so they had to be invited first in order for them to attend. The Bride is not mentioned in this parable which also is another way to say the virgins that were invited are not the bride. The bridegroom has not appeared because he had been late, and since the banquet did not begin, the bride couldn’t have appeared yet because we know that a bride appears last in a wedding.
    Revelations 22 17 clearly says The spirit and the bride say come,
    Rev 19 9, blessed are those invited by the Spirit and The Bride who have prepared their wedding feast.
    Who are blessed? God doesn’t need blessings.
    We do, therefore we are the guests being invited, not the bride.

    • December 13, 2015 at 4:41 pm

      Any firm evidence to prove that this church is false based on the teachings of the bible?

      The bible says the foundation of our faith is founded on Christ and of the Apostles. All of the same teachings and examples that they gave are a reflection of what we should be doing as followers of Christ. Being faithful to God has to have a legitimate and concrete foundation and that foundation can be found in the bible through all 66 books.

      Ephesians 2:20 NIV
      built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone.
      The Church of God keeps teachings of the Jesus in the Bible
      For example- Church of God keeps Sabbath Day, New Covenant Passover, Baptism in three names, Women wearing the veil during worship, Resurrection Day, Day of Pentecost, Feast of Tabernacles

      The False Churches who worship “a Jesus” :
      Keep sunday worship, communion, mass, sacrament, christmas, easter, worship of cross, false teachings of “faith” by itself will save you.
      2 Corinthians 11:4, 13
      For if someone comes to you and preaches a Jesus other than the Jesus we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the Spirit you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it easily enough. [13] For such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, masquerading as apostles of Christ.

      Which of the two do you find in the bible more clear, what GOD teaches us about going to heaven through his law and regulations, OR what you find more appealing in false churches thru the teachings of human tradition which depend on men rather than on the bible? Tell me if you find any of the false teachings such xmas, easter, sunday worship above in a bible.

      Church is built so that we can follow God and worship him correctly according to his laws and regulations. Not our made up laws and traditions. His laws and regulations are to lead our soul to heaven because God knows what we need and what our spirit has to have. This is why the Church of God keeps all the Feasts of God and teachings of Christ as they were kept 200 years ago at His First Coming.

      John 14:12, 15, 24 NIV
      Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. [15] “If you love me, keep my commands. [24] Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.
      John 8:47
      Whoever belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God.”
      Matthew 7:13-14 NIV
      “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. [14] But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.

      Everyone that chooses to worship God in their own way and chooses to follow God based on human standards or tradition will not be able to attain salvation no matter how hard they try because it is not biblical nor does it exist in the teaching of Jesus Christ. This is the WIDE GATE
      But the NARROW GATE, which the bible says few will enter is the Church that holds onto the commands of God, teachings of Jesus, and does exactly what it says based only on the bible, that Church can only be the Church of God World Mission Society founded by 2nd Coming Christ Ahnsahnghong who established all the same teachings he taught at his first coming.


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