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It is also very necessary for the expositor constantly to bear in mind that many of the things pertaining to the new covenant are set forth under the figures of the old

Arthur PinkIt is also very necessary for the expositor constantly to bear in mind that many of the things pertaining to the new covenant are set forth under the figures of the old. Thus Christ is spoken of as “our Passover” and as Priest “after the order of Melchisedec” (Hebrews 6:20). Paradise is described as “Abraham’s bosom” (Luke 16:22). The New Testament saints are referred to as Abraham’s seed and “the Israel of God” (Galatians 3:7; 6:16); as “the circumcision” (Philippians 3:3), and as “a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation” (1 Peter 2:9); while in Galatians 4:26, they are informed that “Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.” Again, the “For ye are not come unto the mount that might be touched” (Hebrews 12:18) refers not to any material mount, but to that order of things which was formally instituted at Sinai, the moral features of which were suitably symbolized and strikingly adumbrated by the physical phenomena which attended the giving of the Law. Likewise, “ye are come unto mount Sion” (12:22) no more signifies a material mount than “we have an altar” (13:10) means that Christians have a tangible altar. It is the antitypical, spiritual, heavenly Sion which is in view—that glorious state into which Divine grace has brought all who savingly believe the Gospel.

Arthur W. Pink-Interpretation of the Scriptures

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