Many have believed for decades that a woman in bible prophecy represents a church. There are popular beliefs now finding its way and is removing this foundation belief from its original place and institutes another. Let us examine what does the bible has to say.
Jer 6:2 I have likened the daughter of Zion to a comely and delicate woman.
Answer: The daughter or Zion is a woman.
Who is the daughter of Zion?
Isa 51:16 And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou art my people.
Answer: Zion is God’s people or the Church (2 Corinthians 11:2; Ephesians 5:23-27)
What are the two symbolic women the bible speaks of?
1. Woman, Pure = True Church Jeremiah 6:2; 2 Corinthians 11:2; Ephesians 5:23-27, Revelation 12
E.g. “And the dragon was wroth with the woman (or Church), and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.” Revelation 12:17
2. Woman, Corrupt, Harlot = Apostate church Ezekiel. 16:15-58; 23:2-21; Hosea 2:5; 3:1; Revelation 17:1-7
E.g. “And the woman (or Church) was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:” Revelation 17:4