“Those who worship the Cross must know they may not insult Mohammad.”
“…name is above every name and at whose name every knee must bend in the heavens, on the earth, and under the earth and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the Glory of God the Father.”
Christian typological exegesis perceives in the bronze serpent an image of the cross itself, which was lifted up in the desert that the Father might draw all things to himself through the death of his Son.
Note to my CIA and SWAT: You are learning Christian typological exegesis at almost every meeting. Isn't that cool?
- the study and interpretation of types and symbols, originally (especially) in the Bible. (noun)
- critical explanation or interpretation of a text, especially of scripture. (noun)
A great mini history lesson & commentary here: http://www.americancatholic.org/features/saints/saint.aspx?id=1138
H/T: Deacon Jim Miles