Of the Duration of the Ceremonial Precepts
We must now consider the duration of the ceremonial precepts: under which head there are four points of inquiry:
- Whether the ceremonial precepts were in existence before the Law?
- Whether at the time of the Law the ceremonies of the Old Law had any power of justification?
- Whether they ceased at the coming of Christ?
- Whether it is a mortal sin to observe them after the coming of Christ?