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THE

DOCTRINE

OF

THE NEW JERUSALEM

CONCERNING

THE LORD:

WITH

ANSWERS TO THE QUESTIONS

PROPOSED BY THE LATE REV. T. HARTLE

TRANSLATED FROM THE LATIN OF

EMANUEL SWEDENBORG.

THE NINTH EDITION.

LONDON:

WILLIAM NEWBERY, 6, KING STREET, HOLBORN.

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This work is printed at the expense of, and published for,

“THE SOCIETY FOR PRINTING AND PUBLISHING THE WRITINGS OF EMANUEL SWEDENBORG, INSTITUTED IN LONDON IN THE YEAR 1810.”

PRINTED BY WALTON AND MITCHELL, WARDOUR STREET, OXFORD STREET.

CONTENTS.

No. Page

The WHOLE SACRED SCRIPTURE Treats of the LORD, AND THE

LORD IS the WORD .....

......... 1 1

By the Lord's FULFILLING ALL THE CONTENTS of the Law, is meant,

That He FULFILLED ALL THE CONTENTS OF THE WORD ........ 8 14

I. By the Law, in a strict sense, are meant the Ten Com-

mandments of the Decalogue . ..........................

ibid.

II. By the Law, in a more extensive sense, are meant all

things that are written in the five books of Moses........ 9 ibid.

III. By the Law, in the most extensive sense, are meant

all things that are contained in the Word .............. 10 16

The LORD CAME INTO THE WORLD TO SUBJUGATE The Hells AND TO

GLORIFY HIS HUMAN; AND THE PASSION of the Cross was the

LAST COMBAT, BY WHICH HE FULLY CONQUERED THE HELLS, AND

FULLY GLORIFIED HIS HUMAN ....

.......... 12

The Lord, BY The Passion of the Cross, DID NOT TAKE AWAY

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, BUT BORE THEM....................................... 18

The IMPUTATION of the Lord's MERIT PROPERLY MEANS NOTHING

ELSE THAN THE REMISSION OF SINS After RePENTANCE .......... 18

The LORD, AS TO HIS Divine Human, is called the Son of God;

AND, AS TO THE WORD, The Son of Man ...

......... 19

I. The Lord is called the Son of Man when the Passion is

treated of....

......... 24

II. The Lord is called the Son of Man when Judgment is

treated of.......

........ 25

Ill. The Lord is called the Son of Man where his coming

is treated of .......

IV. The Lord is called the Son of Man where Redemption,

Salvation, Reformation, and Regeneration are treated of. 27 ibid.

Because the Son of Man signifies the Lord as to the

Word, the same title was also given to the Prophets.. 28

The LORD MADE his HUMAN DIVINE FROM THE Divine WHICH WAS IN

HIM, AND THUS BECAME ONE with the FATHER ................ 29

I. The Lord from Eternity is Jehovah......... ......... 30

II. The Lord from Eternity, or Jehovah, assumed the Human

to save Mankind ....

............ 31

III. The Lord made his Human Divine from the Divine

in Himself .......................................... 32 ibid.

IV, The Lord made his Human Divine by Temptations ad-

mitted therein, and by continual Victories in those con-

flicts.,..,..

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V. The full Union of the Divine and Human in the Lord,

was effected by the Passion of the Cross, which was his

last Temptation ...

......... 34 43

VI. The Lord put off, by successive steps, the Human from

the Mother, and put on a Human from the Divine iu Him-

self, which is the Divine-Human and the Son of God..... 35

VII. Thus God became Man, as in first Principles so also

in Ultimates ..........

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The LORD IS THE VERY GOD, FROM WHOM THE WORD IS, AND OF

WHOM IT TREATS ......

.........

The Lord existed before his coming into the World ............

I. The Lord is called Jehovah ...

II. The Lord is called the God of Israel, and the God of

Jacob .............................

III. The Lord is called the Holy One of Israel

IV. The Lord is called Lord, and God

V. The Lord is called a King, and the Anointed

VI. The Lord is called David .........

God is One, AND THE LORD IS THAT GOD .....

I. God is One .........

ibid.

II. The Lord is that God ............

ibid.

The Holy SPIRIT is the Divine Proceeding FROM THE LORD, AND

THIS IS THE LORD HIMSELF ......................... ......... 46 58

I. By the term “ Spirit” is meant the Life of Man .......... 47 60

II. Since the Life of Man varies according to his State, there-

fore by the term “ Spirit” is also signified the peculiar

Affection of his Life ...................... .......... 48 ibid.

III. By the term “ Spirit” is also signified the Life of the Re-

generate, which is called Spiritual Life ....

4961

By the Spirit is also signified Spiritual Life commu-

nicated to those who are in humiliation .........

IV. Where the term “ Spirit” is mentioned in reference to the

Lord, it signifies his Divine Life, consequently the Lord

Himself ............................................ 50

The term Spiriť" is used to denote Jehovah Himself, or

the Lord .........

63

V. By the term “Spirit,” when mentioned in reference to the

Lord, is signified specifically the Life of His Wisdom,

which is the Divine Truth ........

......... 51 ibid.

VI. Jehovah himself, that is, the Lord, spake the Word by the

Prophets....................

......... 52 66

The DOCTRINE OF THE ATHANASIAN CREED AGREES WITH THE TRUTH,

PROVIDED THE TRINITY OF PERSONS OF WHICH IT SPEAKS, BE UNDER-

STOOD TO MEAN A TRINITY OF Person, AND THAT THIS TRINITY IS

IN THE LORD ....... ...

.......... 55 68

By The New JerusALEM, MENTIONED IN The RevelatION, IS MEANT

A New CHURCH ......

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THE WHOLE SACRED SCRIPTURE TREATS OF THE LORD, AND

THE LORD IS THE WORD.

1. We read in John, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and God was the Word. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men : and the light shineth in darkness; but the darkness comprehended it not." Moreover, “ The Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the Only-begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth” (chap. i. 145, 14). The same Evangelist further adds, “ Light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil (chap. iii. 19). And in another place, “ While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light. I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness" (chap. xii. 36, 46). From these passages it is evident, that the Lord is God from eternity, and that this God is himself the Lord who was born in the world : for it is said, that the Word was with God, and God was the Word : as, also, that without him was not any thing made that was made: and again, that the Word was made flesh, and they beheld him. Why the Lord is called THE WORD, is but little understood in the church : he is however called the Word, because the WORD signifies Divine Truth, or Divine Wisdom ; and the Lord is Divine Truth itself, or Divine Wisdom itself; for which reason he is likewise called the Light, which also is said to have come into the world. Divine Wisdom and Divine Love, constitute a one, and were from eternity a one in

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