Role of the Husband/Father

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Re: Role of the Husband/Father

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Carburettor wrote: 19 Jun 2024, 12:43
Roy wrote: 19 Jun 2024, 11:58 I am particularly tickled by the idea that the veil and therefore the garments represent the flesh of Christ.
Ah, yes. I remember thinking at the time that it was a stretch too far. I thought it sounded grim, like transubstantiation in Catholicism.
I agree, that is quite a stretch. While I do see the temple as mostly (actually all) symbolic, I don't buy into that particular symbolism. I get that we come to the Father through Christ, but Christ is far from the physical barrier symbolized by the veil - he's the one pulling us in. And the garment thing is absolute nonsense.

So now that we've completely derailed this topic, let's get back to it.
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Fwiw, in 60 years in the Church, I have never heard the temple veil or the garment called the flesh of Christ, despite the wording in Hebrews. Rather, I have heard of the worker at the veil representing Jesus bringing us through the veil (of forgetfulness or of Jesus) into the presence of the Father.

Now, back to the topic.
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