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To: topcat54
I did address your point, which was you ignored in immediate context of Col. 2:16,17.

How about taking a shot at post 25? I'm still confused about what you believe this is saying.

32 posted on 09/11/2007 7:06:22 AM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: DouglasKC; Campion; kevinw
How about taking a shot at post 25? I'm still confused about what you believe this is saying.

What is confusing? Paul is speaking metaphorically, and is using language similar to what we see in places like Heb. 8:5 and 10:1. Just as the earthly temple was a “copy or shadow” ( skiav) of the heavenly, so too the ceremonials were a mere shadow of Christ. Once the true temple of God appeared, then the earthly temple was destroyed by God. The “shadow” of the temple no longer exists (it was obliterated by God in AD70) because the substance (Christ Himself, John 2:16, and the Church; 1 Cor. 3:16,17; 2 Cor. 6:16) has appeared. The same is true of the “shadow” of the ceremonials. The substance, Christ, has appeared so the shadow no longer exists, having been overcome by the glory of His appearing. The copy cannot exist in the presence of the reality.

35 posted on 09/11/2007 8:35:53 AM PDT by topcat54 ("... knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience." (James 1:3))
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