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THE

DOCTRINE

OF

THE NEW JERUSALEM

CONCERNING

THE LORD:

WITH

ANSWERS TO THE QUESTIONS

PROPOSED BY THE LATE REV. T. HARTLEY, A.M..

TRANSLATED FROM THE LATIN OF

EMANUEL SWEDENBORG.

THE NINTH EDITION.

LONDON:

WILLIAM NEWBERY, 6, KING STREET, HOLBORN.

1846.

This work is printed at the expense of, and published for, "THE SOCIETY FOR PRINTING AND PUBLISHING THE

WRITINGS OF EMANUEL SWEDENBORG,
LONDON IN THE YEAR 1810."

INSTITUTED IN

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

CONTENTS.

No.

THE WHOLE SACRED SCRIPTURE TREATS OF THE LORD, AND THE
LORD IS THE WORD
BY THE LORD'S FULFILLING ALL THE CONTENTS OF THE LAW, IS MEANT,
THAT HE FULFILLED ALL THE CONTENTS OF THE WORD

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

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II. By the Law, in a more extensive sense, are meant all
things that are written in the five books of Moses......
III. By the Law, in the most extensive sense, are meant
all things that are contained in the Word
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

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THE LORD, BY THE PASSION OF THE CROSS, DID NOT TAKE AWAY
SINS, BUT BORE THEM.......
THE IMPUTATION OF THE LORD'S MERIT PROPERLY MEANS NOTHING
ELSE THAN THE REMISSION OF SINS AFTER REPENTANCE
THE LORD, AS TO HIS DIVINE HUMAN, IS CALLED THE SON of God;
AND, AS TO THE WORD, THE SON OF MAN

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

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

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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 36
THE LORD MADE HIS HUMAN DIVINE FROM THE DIVINE WHICH WAS IN
HIM, AND THUS BECAME ONE WITH THE FATHER

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I. The Lord from Eternity is Jehovah..
II. The Lord from Eternity, or Jehovah, assumed the Human
to save Mankind

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III. The Lord made his Human Divine from the Divine
in Himself

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 ....

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THE DOCTRINE

OF

THE NEW JERUSALEM

CONCERNING

THE LORD.

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. 1—5, 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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