The New Christian
Bible Study


Read the Bible, and explore the New Christian perspective on its inner meaning.
 

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A loaf of homemade bread.

Three Feasts

The Children of Israel were commanded to hold three feasts each year, including two for harvests. Why? Should we still do that?

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Abraham Lincoln Photo

Abraham Lincoln and Thanksgiving

Abraham Lincoln's spiritual faith was deep and thoughtful. His proclamation of a national day of Thanksgiving, during the Civil War, was very moving. He seems to have been a reader of Swedenborg's theological works, and was close friends with Swedenborgians in Illinois.

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A nice mother-daughter hug.

Mother

In general, mothers in the Bible represent the Lord's church on earth, or the church among those who know and follow the Lord. In some cases "mother" more specifically means the truth of the church, the true teachings the church has about the Lord and about life.

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A day in the life of an angel

Angels

In the Bible, there are quite a few stories about angels. Angels visit Abraham and Lot. An angel blocks Balaam's path. The angel Gabriel visits Mary and Joseph. There are other stories, too. So, what about angels? What does the New Christian Church teach about them?

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Moses and the Burning Bush

The Burning Bush

'Take off your shoes from upon your feet' means that the powers of the senses, which form the external levels of the natural, should be removed. 'For the place which you are standing on is holy ground' means that otherwise the Divine cannot come in. '

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Three layers of meaning; A single light soap bubble photograph by Pashminu, from Wikimedia Commons.

Correspondence between Spiritual and Natural Levels

There's a correspondence between things that exist at different levels of being. The Word was written based on these correspondences.

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Pray hard.

Worrying About the Future

Consider the simple faith expressed in this psalm to the Lord. A confidence that evil will be punished and that good will always prevail. The future is bright. There is no need to worry.

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I don't want to hear it.

Ahab does not like the pattern

King Ahab is almost a comical figure in his complaining about the bad news he always hears from a prophet of the Lord. Amazingly, he seems completely unaware of the fact that he is personally responsible for the evil prophecy that always comes his way.

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Poppies!

Happiness

The Lord wants us to be happy. Really, lastingly happy. From John 15:11: "I have told you these things so that My joy may be in you and your joy may be complete." So... how do we get there from here?

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Meaning of the Four Horsemen

The Meaning of the Book of Revelation: the Four Horsemen

What do these horses, and their riders, represent? What do they have to do with us, today? Watch as Curtis Childs and Jonathan Rose explore the hidden Bible meaning of the Four Horsemen in the Book of Revelation, in this video from the Swedenborg and Life Series, from the Swedenborg Foundation.

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