Bible Articles on the Topic of Heavenly tabernacle

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The Heavenly Tabernacle

The tabernacle built in the days of Moses was the center of divine worship in Israel. It was a figure for the time then present, indicating that the gifts and sacrifices being offered at that time — while good and righteous and from God — were not yet the perfect sacrifice, which was yet to come (Hebrews 9:9).

At Home in the Body...Absent from the Lord

Question: In 2 Corinthians 5:6-9 what does Paul mean by the following phrases?

Absent From The Body

Clergy and laity alike have often stumbled over some of the writings of Paul the Apostle. Scattered among the letters which he addressed to the churches are a few verses that almost seem to contradict what he wrote in other epistles. At least they have been interpreted as contradictions. But did the great, spiritual, straight-thinking Paul write confusing things? Or is the contradiction only in the way readers have twisted his words?

Absent From The Body

“We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.” (2 Corinthians 5:8)

The Great Salvation: Absent From The Body

Whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord...we are of good courage, I say, and are willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be at home with the Lord. (2 Corinthians 5:6, 8)

Words Usually Misquoted

2 Corinthians 5:6,8.—Here the change is from participles to finite verbs: