"...And Jesus cried out with a loud voice, and breathed His last. Then the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom..."
This is among the most beautiful of all passages in the scriptures. A holy God separated from His people by their sin, a perfect Lamb offering sinless blood, entering the Holy of Holies on our behalf, becoming the open door as our eternal High Priest through which we can now approach the very throne of our loving, holy, beautiful God. No more sacrifice. No more ceremony. No more separation. The veil which served to protect men from God's holiness, separating Him from all but the human high priest (who entered only once a year), 60 feet in height, 30 feet in width, 4 inches thick, now torn from top to bottom...replaced by the Open Door: Jesus Christ.
In recent days, I've been doing considerable reading on patriocentric blogs and websites. I have to take regular breaks, as so much of it makes me recoil in disbelief and, sometimes, horror. Advocating a return to the Law, the continuance of Old Covenant ritual, claiming Christ with their words yet denying Him with the way of faith and life they're promoting...one based on ceremony, ritual, and on outward adherence to a set of behavioral guidelines based on the Law. Making oneself holy by this adherence. (see "godliness" in Word Games)
Undoing everything accomplished in the scripture above. Sewing up the veil, stitch after stitch, until soon, their wives and children are once again separated from a loving, caring, forgiving, and readily accessible (through Christ) God.
Men defying scripture to become "high priest of the home". Unfortunately for this methodology, the Spirit of God doesn't reside in a temple made by man (Acts 17:24) and doesn't dwell in the "home". This negates the need for any "high priest of the home", as the high priest, literally defined, is one who deals with God on behalf of the people. WE are the temple. I repeat...WE are the temple. WE, through the completed work of Christ, house the Spirit of God within us. There is ONE who deals with God on our behalf: Jesus Christ (1st Timothy 2:5). All of the scripture speaks against the notion of "the high priest of the home". It's a dangerous, destructive, and spiritually abusive idea. No more need for a high priest. We have a perfect and eternal High Priest who doesn't need our help. His work is complete.
Why claim to be seeking the truth, yet look everywhere except the Truth to find it (John 5:39-40)? They seek to restore a religious system that was never meant to be lasting, but was meant to be a stop-gap pointing to Jesus Christ who would fulfill and complete it (Hebrews 8:13). They seek to create a divide between God and man once again (Hebrews 9:8-10), unwittingly perhaps, by trusting in the words of blind guides rather than being led into all truth by the Holy Spirit and measuring their beliefs against the standard of the scriptures.
They condemn themselves. In sewing up the veil, they assault the physical body of Christ (Hebrews 10:19-20). An apostate gospel.
To any wives and children of men portraying and promoting themselves as "high priest of the home", I encourage you to never, ever believe the lie that anyone is your high priest except Jesus Christ, and never, ever believe the lie that your performance separates you from a loving God. Christ is ever an open door, having long since nailed our performance to the Cross.
The veil was torn to be replaced (by Christ alone), but never repaired.