"The Church is truly the Bride of Christ. Would the Lord have it that His eternal partner have the slightest tear, pockmark, and even a wrinkle due to undue stress on the appointed day? Certainly not! Taunt all they desire, but we have the omnipotent and omnipresent Living God on our side. He will never leave us with the savages. We must evermore trust in Him like never before. We must wise up and exhort others to do so. “A wise man is strong, Yes, a man of knowledge increases strength” (Proverbs 24:5).