Previous post here: http://youarethechrist.blogspot.com/2010/01/scaffolding-of-city-of-god.html
With Glen's post here: http://christthetruth.wordpress.com/2010/02/08/in-praise-of-going-through-the-motions/
And Irenaeus's theology here: http://christthetruth.wordpress.com/2010/07/07/creation-and-salvation-irenaeus-and-athanasius-7/
Everything about this age is a shadow, the creation, 1st Adam, the law, etc...
it is scaffolding
not that it should be done away with
but it is the precursor of what is to come - the City of God, the 2nd Adam, the gospel, etc..
therefore it is important we have scaffolding, or we cannot build the house
but then the real house is build within the scaffolding, filling it up, bursting through it, destroying the scaffolding, which is burned
Mortal is Swallowed up (from the inside) by immortality...