reply to post by treasurefish
I am not saying that you are wrong simply because I don't really know the answers to all of this but my understanding of the Ark of the Covenant is
As the new covenant to the Hebrews was foretold by the prophet Jeremiah --
Jer 31:31 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah:
Jer 31:32 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of
Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the LORD:
Jer 31:33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their
inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.
This is confirmed in the Greek new testament --
Heb 8:13 In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away.
And it is the Christian teaching that this pertains to Christ Jesus
Heb 12:24 And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.
Also it was told by Jeremiah that the old covenant, which also is the Ark of the Covenant, is no longer the rule for the Christian --
Jer 3:16 And it shall come to pass, when ye be multiplied and increased in the land, in those days, saith the LORD, they shall say no more, The ark
of the covenant of the LORD: neither shall it come to mind: neither shall they remember it; neither shall they visit it; neither shall that be done
If it is as this Jeremiah says it will be then I do not understand just how the Ark of the covenant could be relevant
in this day. That leaves me in confusion as to why people continue to look for the Ark. Can anyone out there explain this a little more?