A Copy and a Shadow
Every high priest is appointed to present offerings and animal sacrifices to God, and so our High Priest must also have something to offer. If he were on earth, he would not be a priest at all, since there are priests who offer the gifts required by the Jewish Law. The work they do as priests is really only a copy and a shadow of what is in heaven. It is the same as it was with Moses. When he was about to build the Sacred Tent, God told him, “Be sure to make everything according to the pattern you were shown on the mountain.”(Hebrews 8:3-5) Good News Translation
Hydrogen atoms (H+) are necessary for nucleosynthesis, but also for life. If we said that all metabolism is based on a process that produces a supply of H+ it wouldn’t be an exaggeration.
Things on Earth are patterned after things in heaven. This theme is made very clear in the description of the tabernacle when Moses and the Israelites were wandering in the desert, and later when Solomon constructed the first temple in Jerusalem.
We all have the same evidence. Our choice of paradigm determines what we think it’s evidence of.– Matty’s Razor
The ceremonial duties that were assigned to the priests, their clothing, the appointed feasts and festivals, all represent heavenly things. In the Church age, the age of grace in which we live, ritual sacrifices aren’t necessary because Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross fulfilled the need for them. We don’t have to offer up a lamb to pay for our sin, we only have to call upon the name of Jesus Christ.
This is the reason why annual feasts, rituals and ceremonies form the basis of the Church calendar. Depending on the denomination there is more or less emphasis on the ceremonial, but they all serve as important reminders throughout the year of the life and work of Jesus Christ, our savior.
There’s another level of patterning in creation which starts with elementary particles. The patterns, once we know them, serve as a confirmation of the truth of what we believe: God created the universe with a wisdom which surpasses anything that we’re able to comprehend. We (that’s me and the Holy spirit) draw equivalence between the logical steps in building the Physics of creation with the life and work of Christ, because things on Earth are copied from things in the heavens.
Pattern and Process in Creation
- Darkness that came when the sacrifice was made,
- The first appearance of light,
- God said let light be,
- the resurrection.
- Darkness that came when the sacrifice was rejected,
- night at the end of the first day,
- the great falling away.
- The second appearance of light,
- the firmament, heaven (light above) and
- Earth (darkness below).
- The permanent separation of light from darkness,
- the new heaven and earth (inner light), and
- the lake of fire (outer darkness).
We can go deeper. God’s command, Let light be, was possible because there was a supply of Hydrogen atoms which could be fused together. The Hydrogen atoms were available to do work. That’s a physics euphemism for a source of energy that allows other things to happen. This is highly significant.
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