And hopefully to add something useful - theBibleProject videos on Leviticus and the Law, and Atonement was quite helpful to me as I’m a visual learner.
In Galatians 3:24 it describes the Law as a schoolmaster that points us to our need of Christ. The whole of the book of Galatians seems to be about being justified by faith, and the Apostle Paul asking the question 'You are saved by faith, but are you perfected by going back under the law.".
Actually @SeanO , if you see this, I have found it interesting that even in the New Testament we have things that we don’t really follow in our modern society, such as in 1 Corinthians 3:11-16 it talks about ladies worshipping with a head covering. Have you any thoughts on knowing the difference with what is just cultural ‘best practice’ in the early church, and what should be observed today.
The reason I ask this is because, my background is growing up in a fairly conservative church, where all the guys pretty much had to wear a tie. Focus seemed to be on the outward appearance somewhat. Now my generation is in leadership the dress standards have changed towards more neat casual. The ladies were not required to wear a head-covering of course in our church, but it’s obvious that a standard of ‘wearing a tie’ is just cultural and these things change.
What was also interesting, was the very strict so called ‘non-worldly’ music standards of that era. I now personally enjoy contemporary Christian music such as Casting Crowns etc… Interestingly one of the proponents of very strict ‘non-worldly’ music is now in a very contemporary church - and i ask myself was his original standard based on Scripture? Also, in churches, there is the ‘weaker brother’ principle in areas of personal choice/personal standards, and making sure that we are humble and allowing for others to hold a certain personal standard and keeping a spirit of unity despite our differences…
Just wondering if you have any thoughts on this?