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Offline Dan-Romania

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The structure of the Church and the importance of the Altar
« on: April 28, 2009, 07:57:47 AM »
How is the Structure of the Church and wich is the semnification of the Altar . What does it mean "(...)Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor!Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold? And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever sweareth by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty.Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift? " from Matthew 23:16-19 .
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Re: The structure of the Church and the importance of the Altar
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2009, 09:06:08 AM »
How is the Structure of the Church and wich is the semnification of the Altar . What does it mean "(...)Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor!Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold? And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever sweareth by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty.Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift? " from Matthew 23:16-19 .

Well right off the bat one could say that Christ was speaking about the Temple of the Old Testament times (Hebrew Temple).  But the temple of Jesus christ is his body (your body is a temple of the holy spirit), so he wasn't really talking about the context of the church which was created out of him, but rather about the temple of the old testament (which was destroyed). 
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