"I will call them My people which were not My people. If you are a Christian then that is what you are! Do not think of Christianity merely in terms of forgiveness of sins. It is that, but it is much more than that ... We become betrothed to Him! We become married to Him! ... The church is the bride of Christ with all that represents not only by way of dignity and position but especially of care and concern and guardianship!".
Dr Martyn Ll0yd-Jones - "Romans Chapter 9" - Banner of Truth, Edinburgh (1991), (pp257-258).