Biblical Church Government – Part 3

On the other hand, however, from Sinai through Calvary the Israelitic "nation of priests" channeled their sacrifices to God indirectly — through the hereditary and ultimately hierarchical structure of the representative separate priestly office of the Levites.84   And, just as the Pre-Mosaic circumcision underwent changes of character during the Mosaic period (without losing any of its Pre-Mosaic continuity down through Calvary and via Baptism for ever therebeyond),85 so too did the Pre-Levitical priesthood now undergo modification — until its reconstitution and further development and advancement86 in the New Testament Diaconate after Calvary.