Dr. R. A. Hadden wrote:
“It is assumed almost universally that the Church of the present dispensation is at once the ‘Body of Christ’ and ‘the Bride. . . Traditional theology, unscriptural hymnology, amazing disregard for correct interpretation, intolerant zeal for dogmatic human opinions together with careless, defective instruction, have united for generations in perpetuating a phase of teaching possessing no foundation in or authority from Holy Scripture and perpetrating a system that plunges multitudes of believers in dire confusion concerning the plan, purpose and program of God for ‘the church which is His Body’ as distinct from the Divine purpose concerning another out-calling known as ‘the Bride, the Lamb’s wife.'”
Simply stated, the church which is the Body of Christ is not the Bride. Israel is the Bride and has always had that relationship with God.