Put another way:
Then: types, shadows, anticipations of Christ...and 100%-inerrrant morally-binding prophecy about the realities that move men and nations.
Now: fulfillment, reality, Christ Himself... and errant, safely-ignored, muzzy holy hunches about the most inconsequential trivia imaginable.In even a marginally healthy church, this chimera would have disappeared under gales of derisive laughter within seconds of its invention.
But that's supposing a marginally healthy church. And there's my crucial miscalculation.