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= the Lord's New Church ; for at the time of the Last
Judgment the old Church is perishing, and a New Church

is beginning.

405''. It treats in Jer.xvi. concerning the instauration
of a new Church, which was represented ... by the
bringing back of the Jews from captivity . . .

418^. By the vision (of the resurrection of the dry
bones) is described the reformation and instauration of
a new Church from those who had not previously been
in any spiritual life. Ex.

°. By 'to gather together the elect from the four

winds, from the extreme of the heavens to the extreme
of them' is signified the instauration of a New Church.
Ex.

422^^. There is here described (by the vision of the
waters) a new Church in the Heavens and on earth to
be instaurated by the Lord, when all the Divine will
proceed from His Divine Human . . .

624^. That for this reason the time is protracted,
before, after the Last Judgment, the New Church is
fully instaurated, is an arcanum from Heaven, which
at this day cannot fall into the understanding, except
with a few. 111.

633. 'For forty two months ' = even to the end of the
old Church, and to the beginning of the New one. Ex.

^. The beginning of the New Church ... is signi-
fied by 'the end of forty years' (Ezek.xxix. 13).

''. The beginning of a new Church after the end

of forty years, is described by the introduction of the
Israelites into the Land of Canaan . . . and is also meant
by these words : 'to do good to thee at the last' (Deut.
viii. 16); and also by these: 'I have led you in the
wilderness forty years, to possess the land of the Amorite '
(Amos ii. 10).

636. 'That they shall teach, and the things which shall
be taught, even to the end of the old Church, and the
beginning of the New one. Sig. and Ex.

. The beginning of the New Church is signified

by that 'the spirit of life from God entered into them.'

641^. "When the end of the Church is at hand, then
the interior things of the Word, of the Church, and of
worship, are revealed and taught. The reason is that
the good may be separated from the evil ; for (these
things) are received by the good, but are rejected by the
evil . . . Moreover, the interior things of the Word,
which are revealed at the end of the Church, are of
service to the New Church, which also is then being
instaurated, for doctrine and for life. That it is so, may
be evident from the fact, that when the end of the
Jewish Church was at hand, the Lord Himself opened
and taught the interior things of the Word ... It has
been done in like manner at this day ; for it has now
pleased the Lord to reveal many arcana of Heaven .
The reason of the revelation at the end of the Church is
. . . that thereby there may be effected a separation of
the good from the evil, and also the instauration of the
New Church ; and this not only in the natural world
where men are, but also in the Spiritual World where are
Spirits and Angels ; for the Church is in both worlds,



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and revelation takes place in both, and thereby a separ-
ation, as also the instauration of the New Ohuroh.

658^. By 'after three days and a half the spirit of life
from God entered into them, and they stood upon their
feet' is signified the beginning of the New Church after
the end of the old one ; for all the good of love and
truth of doctrine has been extinguished at the end of
the Church, but it is then also being resuscitated, which
takes place with those with whom the New Church is
being instaurated by the Lord, which also is signified by
' the spirit of life ' which ' entered into them. ' 664. 665.

665. Illustration and reception of Divine truth from
the Lord with some, to begin the New Church. Sig.
and Ex.

^. When the end of the Church is at hand, it is

then provided by the Lord that a new Church should
succeed ; for without a Church in which is the "Word
and in which the Lord is known, the world cannot
subsist. Ex.

. The reason why the beginning only of the New

Church is meant, and not yet its instauration, will be
told in the explication of the following verse.

*. The instauration of the New Church by the

inspiration of new life, or by regeneration, is signified
by 'the nerves,' 'flesh,' and 'skin,' with which 'the
bones' were clothed . . . and especially by 'the spirit'
which 'entered into them,' from which they 'lived'
(Ezek.xxxvii.).

667^ There is here described the state of those who
are against the goods of love and the truths of doctrine,
when it is the end of the old Church and the beginning
of the New one. These, then, come into anxiety from
the presence of those who receive love and faith in the
Lord, from whom is the New Church. But this takes
place in the Spiritual World, and not in the natural
world. Ex.

670'. At the end of the Church . . . the interior things
of the Word are manifested which are to be of service to
the new Church for doctrine and life. This was done
• by the Lord Himself when the end of the Jewish Church
was at hand . . . but still those things were not received
immediately ... as is known from ecclesiastical history.
The reason was that they could not be received before
all things in the Spiritual World had been reduced into
order ; for (until then) the goods of love and the truths
of doctrine could not be understood nor perceived by
men in the natural world . . . These things are said in
order that it may be known what, in special, is signified
by the two witnesses being commanded to ascend into
heaven, namely, that the goods of love and the truths
of doctrine manifested at the last time of the Church
may not be injured by the evil.

'. The like was done when the Most Ancient

Church . . . arrived at its end. The representatives of
heavenly things . . . were then collected into a one by
those who were called 'Enoch,' and were reserved for
the use of the new Church after the Flood . . . With
these it was done in like manner, namely, that they
were separated from the evil by being taken into Heaven,
and thus protected, and this even until . the old Church
arrived at its last, and when the new Church was to be
instaurated. Sig.

VOL. IV.



■*. In like manner has it been done at this day.

This Church, which was called Christian, has at this
day arrived at its end, and therefore the arcana of
Heaven and the Church have been revealed by the Lord,
to be of service to the New Church, which is meant by
'the Few Jerusalem ' in the Apocalypse, for the doctrine
of life and of faith ; and this doctrine also has been taken
up into Heaven, lest, before the instauration of the New
Church, it should he injured by the evil. This, there-
fore, is what is (here) signified; and also by . . . 'the
boy was caught up to God, and to His throne.'

691. 'Thou hast. . . entered upon the kingdom' =
the instauration of the New Heaven and of the New
Church, when the former Heaven and Church had been
destroyed. Ex.

695'*. A New Church from the Lord treated of (in
John iv. 35, 36).

^". 'There is hope in thine extremity' (Jer.xxxi.

17) = the end of the former Church, and the beginning
of the new one. 'The sons shall revert into their own
border ' = that spiritual truths will come forth with those
who will be of that new Church.

". These things also (Is.xlix.4) were said con-
cerning the new Church to be instaurated by the Lord.

699. 'There was opened the temple of God in
Heaven ' = the appearing of a New Heaven and of a New
Church, where there would be the worship of the Lord.
Ex.

. For in this chapter (Rev.xi. )it has treated of

the changes of state which precede the Last Judgment ;
namely, of the separation of the evil from the good, and
of the removal of the former from the places where they
had previously been. When this is being done, there
then appears to those who are in the higher Heavens a
New Heaven and a New Church. So long as these had
been conjoined with the evil, they could not appear, be-
cause their interiors were closed, to prevent their being
injured by the evil . . . But when they were separated
and removed, the interiors were opened with the good
. . . (and then) Heaven and the Church was manifest ;
for in proportion as the interiors, which are celestial and
spiritual, are opened, in the same proportion Heaven is
manifest such as it is as to the Church with those in
whom is Heaven and the Church.

706. A Divine testification concerning the future
Church ; and concerning the reception of its doctrine ;
and by whom it will be attacked. Sig and Ex.

13_ 'What is the sign of Thy advent, and of the

consummation of the age ' = the beginning of the New
Church, and the end of the former Church . . . and
therefore the Lord in these chapters (Matt. xxiv. Mark
xiii.Luke xxi.) instructs the disciples concerning the
successive vastation of the former Church, and concern-
ing the instauration of the New Church at the end
of it.

". 'New tongues '= doctrinal things for the new

Church.

'^. By this sign (on the sun-dial of Ahaz) was

represented the new Church which was to be instaurated
by the Lord. Fully ex.

707. 'A woman encompassed with the sun ' = the
Church with those who are in love to the Lord, and

3N



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thence in love towards the neighbour . . . That it is the
New Church, which, after the end of this one which is
in the Christian world, is to be instaurated by the Lord,

follows. 2, Ex.

[E.] 708. By 'the moon under her feet' is signified the
Church with those who are natural and sensuous, and
who are at the same time in the faith of charity. Ex.

709. 'Upon her head a crown of twelve stars' = the
wisdom and intelligence of those who are of that Church
through the doctrinal things and Knowledges of all
things of truth and good from the Word. Ex.

713. A Divine revelation concerning the attacking of
the doctrine which is for the New Church, and by whom.
Sig. and Ex.

724. 'She brought forth a male son ' = the doctrine of
truth which is for the New Church, which is called 'the
New Jerusalem. ' Ex.

'. The reason this doctrine is for the New Church,

which is called the New Jerusalem, is that this 'woman'
... is she who is called 'the Bride, the Lamb's Wife,'
which was the holy City Jerusalem descending out of
Heaven from God . . .

727^'. These things (in Is.xxx.31, 32) treat concerning
the time of the Last Judgment, when also there is a
new Church. Ex.

728. 'Her child was caught up to God and to His
throne' = the protection of the doctrine by the Lord,
because it is for the New Church. Ex.

730. 'The woman fled into the wilderness' = the
Church among a few, because with those who are not in
good and thence not in truths. Ex.

. These words involve that the New Church,

which is called 'the Holy Jerusalem,' which is signified
by 'the woman,' cannot as yet be instituted, except
with a few, for the reason that the former Church has
become a desert . . .

731. 'Where she has a place prepared by God'=its
state that meanwhile it may be provided with more. Ex.

732. 'That they may nourish her there 1260 days' =
even until it grows into what is full. Ex.

'^. There are a number of reasons why this Church,

which is called 'the Holy Jerusalem,' will first begin
with a few, be afterwards with more, and finally be in-
filled. The first is, that its doctrine, which is the doc-
trine of love to the Lord and of charity towards the
neighbour, cannot be acknowledged and thence cannot
be received, except by those who are interiorly affected
with truths, who are no others than those who can see
them ; and only those see them who have cultivated
their intellectual faculty, and have not destroyed it
with themselves by the loves of self and of the world.
The second reason is, that the doctrine of this Church
cannot be acknowledged and thence cannot be received,
except by those who have not confirmed themselves in
doctrine and at the same time in life in faith alone ; if
only in doctrine, it does not prevent ; but if at the same
time in life, it does prevent . . . The third reason is,
that the New Chru'ch on earth increases according to its
increase in the World of Spirits; for Spirits from
thence are with men ; and they are from those who had



been in the faith of their own Church while they lived
on earth ; and no others from them receive the doctrine
than those who had been in the spiritual affection of
truth : these, alone, are conjoined with Heaven, where
this doctrine is, and they conjoin Heaven with man : the
number of these in the World of Spirits is now increas-
ing daily ; and therefore, according to their increase,
that Church, which is called 'the New Jerusalem,' is
increasing on earth. These also were the reasons why
the Christian Church . . . increased so slowly in the
European world, and did not come to its fulness until
after an age.

745. ' Now is come to pass the salvation, and the
power, and the kingdom of our God, and the Power of
His Christ'=that now the Lord has the power, through
His Divine truth, of saving those who are of His Church,
who are receiving it in heart and soul. Ex.

758. That those who are meant by 'the dragon,' from
hatred and enmity, would reject and calumniate the
Church which is the New Jerusalem, because it has the
doctrine of life. Ex.

759. The spiritual intelligence and circumspection
which are given by the Lord to those who are of that
Church. Sig. and Ex.

^. As all who are meant by 'the dragon and his

angels' . . . reason from appearances . . . and thereby
seduce the simple, it has therefore been given to the
men of the New Church, which is called 'the Holy Jeru-
salem,' to view the Divine truths which are in the
Word, not sensuously — that is, according to appearances
— but spiritually, that is, according to essences. There-
fore has the internal sense of the Word been disclosed,
which is spiritual, and solely for those who will be of
that Church. . . The Divine truth is the Word, and
those who are of that Church are illustrated from the
spiritual light of the Word through influx out of Heaven
from the Lord, for the reason that they acknowledge the
Divine in the Lord's Human, and are from Him in the
spiritual affection of truth. By these and not by others
is the spiritual light received which constantly inflows
through Heaven from the Lord with all who read the
Word . . .

"*. Moreover, by 'the wings of the eagle' which

were given to the woman, is signified the understanding
of truth ; for all who are of that Church have the
understanding illustrated, from which they can see
truth from the light of truth ; that is, whether it is
truth or not truth : and, as they thus see truth, they
acknowledge it, and receive it in the affection which is
of the will. From this, truths with them become
spiritual ; consequently the spiritual mind ... is with
them opened ; and, being opened, it receives angelic
sight, which is the sight of truth itself from the light
of it. But verily those who are not of that Church —
who are those who do not acknowledge the Divine in
the Lord's Human, and who do not love truth because
it is truth, thus spiritually — cannot have the under-
standing illustrated, from which to be able to see
whether it is truth or not ; but they see appearances of
truth as genuine truths, and confirm them as genuine
from the sense of the letter of the Word. (These latter
further des.)



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764. That those of the Church which is not in truths
afforded assistance ... to the New Church, which is
called 'the Holy Jerusalem.' Sig. and Ex.

767. The hatred of those who are meant by 'the
dragon' against the Church which is the New Jeru-
salem, incensed from the perception of its being favoured
by more. Sig. and Ex.

768. And thence from the life of evil an ardent
endeavour to attack the truths of doctrine of that
Church. Sig. and Ex.

^. By these words is not meant the bringing back of

the sons of Israel into the Land of Canaan ; but there is
meant salvation by the Lord of all who receive Divine
truth from Him, of whom is a new Church.

821*. That still the good of charity will remain with
those who are the Lord's, even to the end of the Church,
and when [there is] a New Church. Sig.

857^. This song is called 'new,' because it is for the
New Church, which is hereafter to be instaurated by
the Lord.

865. 'The firstfruits to God and the Lamb ' = those
in the New Church who are received by the Lord. Ex.

. For those who are received in the New Church

acknowledge the Divine Human of the Lord, and live
according to His precepts. Others are not received
into the New Church, which is called 'the New Jeru-
salem' ; for the reason that those who do not believe
this, and do not so live, are Tiot in accord with the life
of Heaven . . .

948^. That, before the Church has been fully devas-
tated, the Word has been interiorly revealed ... is
because the New Church will then be instaurated, into
which are invited those who are of the former Church ;
and for the New Church interior Divine truth is
revealed ... It has now been done in like manner as
it was done at the end of the Jewish Church ; for, at
its end, which was when the Lord came into the world,
the interior Word was opened ; for there were revealed
by the Lord . . . interior Divine truths,, which were to
be of service to the ne'w Church to be instaurated by
Him ... At this day also, for like reasons, the interior
■Word is opened, and Divine truths still more interior
have thence been revealed, which will be of service to
the New Church, which will be called the New
Jerusalem.

'. Now begins the New Church.

950^^. The third reason is, that the New Church,
which is meant by 'the Holy Jerusalem' in the
Apocalypse, is conjoined with Heaven through the
Divine truths of the Word which are in its spiritual
sense ; for the Word ... is conjunction when man per-
ceives the Word in like manner as the Angels do.

951''. By the measuring of the temple is there described
the New Church as to its quality . . -

985. Thus is the New Church, which is then to be
instaurated, purified from (these evils and falsities).

1029*. The New Church which will then be instaur-
ated by the Lord, is described in Dan.ii.44.

s_ Xhat then that Church which has become

Babylon will be destroyed, and a Sew Church which



will worship the Lord will be instaurated, is meant in
Dan. vii. 13,14,27. Ex. . . From those who have not
adored the Pope, nor saints and idols, but the Lord,
a New Church is being collected by the Lord.

^'. A New Church to be instaurated by the Lord

after the end of Babylonia (is signified in Is.xiv. i).
Ex.

iiogf^. This has been revealed at this day for the
sake of the New Church, which is called 'the Holy
Jerusalem. '

Ath. 147. The essential doctrine of the New Church,
which is called the New Jerusalem, is this one concern-
ing the Lord ; and he who wants to he there acknow-
ledges it ; for this Church is the Christian Church
itself ; and no one is admitted thither except him who
thinks of and believes in one God ; thus in the Lord
alone.

213. When the Church was being instaurated by the
Lord, the primary thing was to acknowledge and
receive Him ... In like manner is it at this day, when
a New Church is being instaurated, which is called ' the
New Jerusalem' . . . This is the cause of this Work ;
for. without this faith, no one comes into the New
Church, nor receives anything from its doctrine ; and
thus henceforth cannot be saved. Ex.

P.P. Page i^\ 1*. [Latin edition] Refs. to passages
in the P.P. on the subject of the New Church. See also
Dan.xii. in the P.P.

Page 1 230. As this Christian Church has arrived at
its end, by the Last Judgment which has been executed,
a New Church, which is called in the Apocalyse 'the
New Jerusalem,' is now being instituted by the Lord.
To this Church those things which are being published
by me at this day will be of service. It is also being
instituted elsewhere.

J. (Post.) 116. I have heard it announced, that at
this day the Church is being instituted with many in
Africa ... 118.

258. See Jerusalem, here.

352'. No one comes into the New Church, thus no
one is hereafter received into Heaven, except him who
acknowledges God, one in Person and in Essence, in
whom is the Trinity, thus the Lord ; and unless by
some combat he removes and shuns evils as sins against
the Divine laws.

5 M. 15. See Chukoh, here.

Scia. The doctrines of the New Church in a Summary.
Can. Title. The Canons, or Entire Theology, of the
New Church.

Trinity v. This Trinity of God is the Trinity of the
New Church. 7.

X. That unless a New Church comes forth, which shall
abolish the faith of the old Church . . . and deliver a
new one, which is in one God, thus in the Lord God the
Saviour Jesus Christ, no flesh can be saved, according to
the Lord's words. Gen.art. 4.

5. After the Faith of the present Church has been
condemned, the New Church descends and is instituted
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[Trinity] 7a. Hereafter no one can come into Heaven ,
unless he is in the doctrine of the New Churoli as to faith
and life. Ex.

Abom. Page 142. Invitation to the universal world
to the New Church.

Coro. III. Then through this New Heaven He suc-
cessively initiates and instaurates a New Church on
earth.

. From this New Heaven the Lord Jehovih

derives and produces a New Church on earth, which is
done through a revelation from His mouth, or from His
Word, and through inspiration. i8,Gen.art.

Till. After these four Churches, a New One will arise
which will he truly Christian, foretold in Daniel and in
the Apocalypse, and hy the Lord Himself in the
Evangelists, and expected by the Apostles.

XVIII. While the vastation lasts, and before the con-
summation supervenes, the Adveut of the Lord is
announced, and Redemption by the Lord, and, after
this, a New Church.

XXVIII. And thus the instauration of a New
Church.

XXXI. By His First Advent ... the Lord could not
form from Christians a New Heaven, and, from this,
a New Church, because as yet there were no Chris-
tians . . .

XXXV. As the Lord foresaw these things, from the
necessity that man might be saved. He promised that
He would come again into the world, and would effect
a Redemption, and thus would instaurate a New Church,
which would be a truly Christian Church.

XXXVII. In like manner concerning the New Church,
which is meant by 'the New Jerusalem' . . .

L. For many reasons this New Christian Church is
not being established through any miracles ... LI.

LII. This New Church truly Christian, which is at
this day being instaurated by the Lord, will last to
eternity, ooniirmed from the Word of both Testaments,
and it has been foreseen from the creation of the world ;
it will be the crown of the four antecedent Churches,'
because there will be true faith and true charity.

LIII. In this New Church there will be spiritual
peace, which is glory, and internal blessedness of
life, also confirmed from the Word of both Testa-
ments.

LIV. These things will be in this New Church, for
the sake of conjunction with the Lord, and, through
Him, with God the Father.

LV. An invitation to the universal Christian world
to this Church ; and an exhortation that they should
worthily receive the Lord, who has foretold that He will
come into the world for the sake of this Church and
to it.

5. This is meant by these words concerning the New
Jerusalem, which is the New Church truly Christian

21. The doctrine of redemption is as it were the
treasury of all the spiritual riches, or dogmas, of the
New Church ...

\ The third thing of redemption was the revela-



tion of truths from the New Heaven, and thence the
raising up and instauration of a new church on
earth . . .

'. Finally a new chTirch is implanted and produced

through this, the internal of which is Heaven ; and the
e.xternal is from the internal ; thus both together, with
man, is that which is called the Church.

'. All who reject the falsities of the former

Church, and receive the truths of the new Church, can
be redeemed . . .

44. For the sake of the end lest the New Church,
truly Christian, be in thick darkness concerning Heaven
and Hell . . .
Inv. Title. Invitation to the New Church.
[III.] The New Church is not instaurated until in the
consummation of the former one.

[VII.] That this Church is not instaurated and
established through miracles ; but through the revela-
tion of the spiritual sense, and through the introduction
of my spirit, and at the same time of my body, into the



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