a·nal·o·gyA similarity between like features of two things, on which a comparison may be based: the analogy between the heart and a pumpLogic . a form of reasoning in which one thing is inferred to be similar to another thing in a certain respect, on the basis of the known similarity between the things in other respects.
There were times
when I thought the WCG/COG life was just one big analogy. You know, taking
something in real life and making it fit the kind of person I was supposed to
be, the way I was to act or think or life I was supposed to live in relation to
the Church, Christ, Jesus, God and the Kingdom. Life was a
Of course, often we were sheep in pastures and had sheep-like qualities as both ministers and members. We needed to be herded because our tendencies as sheep was to wander off. We could be good sheep or bad sheep. We could be smart sheep and stay put or dumb sheep and go over a cliff. We needed to be fed as evidently we could not eat on our own or find our own food. We were dumb before our shearers (boy now there is an analogy!), and often "opened not our mouths." (Also a painful regret) We had to be led to green pastures and shown when and where to drink. We were controlled by rods and staffs which I assume meant that it was ok for the Shepherd to whack us on the skull when our attention wandered. COGers are well aware of this analogy and they are endless.
Now the promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. He does not say, "And to seeds," as referring to many, but rather to one, "And to your seed," that is, Christ.
Now hold your horses here a bit. (Nice analogy those horses).
"Seed" in this context means descendents as in offspring. It is PLURAL already! Paul says since the word is not "Seeds", it must refer to the once seed...which is Christ. I don't think so!!!!! Paul is saying if the OT meant descendents of Abraham it would say, "The promise is to Abraham and to his seeds." Really? Feed my sheeps? If I say "feed my sheep," it means I have a herd of sheep not one sheep. I'd have to say, "Please feed that sheep," to make it one sheep. Anyway, I think Paul bunged this up and it never seems to have come up again.
Very impressive. When Moses spoke to the people about the law and when he talked with God in the Tabernacle he did so with his face uncovered. When he was NOT discussing the law or in the presence of God, he covered his face. The point was the radiance referred to the divine and should not be taken lightly or used in a profane way.
"And the Children of Israel saw the face of Moses,
that the skin of Moses face sent forth beams;
And Moses put the veil back on his face, untilhe went in to speak with HIM. '