Tuesday, February 5, 2013

A Shadow of Good Things to Come

The "law" (of Moses) can't make anyone perfect.  That's because it lacks the "image" of things to come, and contains only the "shadow" of that that image.

Hebrews is telling us that before its apostasy, the First Temple contained the image of things to come and perfected its worshippers.  This precedes a discussion of the Day of Atonement, which Hebrews understands as -- in its original, uncorrupted form -- teaching of the coming of Christ.

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