For the law having a sad remnant of beneficial what might be on the horizon, and not the actual picture of the things, can never with those penances which they offered step by step constantly make the comers thereunto awesome. (Heb. 10:1)
Which are a sorry excuse for what might be on the horizon; yet the body is of Christ. (Col. 2:17)
The Law, A Shadow of Things to Come
It has been said that the Old Testament is the New Testament covered and the New Testament is Old Testament uncovered. Notwithstanding, numerous ministers don’t comprehend the connection between the kinds and shadows of the Old Testament and their satisfaction in the New Testament (Col. 2:17).
When deciphering and applying Old Testament sacred texts many have overlooked a vital hermeneutic guideline of translation. That is:
When deciphering the connection between John Szepietowski the sorts and shadows of the Old Testament and their satisfaction in the New Testament, we should advance in disclosure and information from an uncovered truth (the New Testament contract of Grace) to comprehend a covered truth (the Old Testament pledge of The Law).
Consider the Law the shadow of an item which is projected in reverse through time. The shadow (in this example) is the Old Testament typology of the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms (Lk. 24:44). The article which cast the shadow in reverse through time is the cross of Jesus Christ, His “completed work,” and the New Testament of Grace.
At the end of the day, as New Testament devotees, we should decipher the sorts and shadows of the Law from the viewpoint of Grace instead of decipher Grace from the angle of the Law.
Since we are first acquainted with The Law (the shadow) doesn’t imply that we are to utilize the Law to decipher Grace (the body projecting the shadow) (Col.2:17). For what reason is this so?
A shadow can’t decipher or offer importance to the article that cast the shadow. Notwithstanding, the article that projects the shadow deciphers and offers significance to the shadow. For this situation, the shadow (the Law) is an unclear and vague portrayal of something different (Grace).
No shadow can give sufficient detail to uncover everything to think about the item it addresses. Everything we can expect are clues and hints.
For instance, the shadow of an individual probably won’t be sufficiently clear to tell in the event that it were a man or a lady, substantially less whom it is. The shadow of a plane or bird flying would not uncover its sort. Indeed, even the shadow of a hand and two fingers cast upon the ground may seem, by all accounts, to be a bunny, a canine, or some other animal.