061 - Jesus, the Veil, and the Ten Commandments


Por Dr. Jonathan S. Rose

The veil of the temple tore into two pieces when Jesus died.

Title: Jesus, the Veil, and the Ten Commandments

Topic: Word

Summary: This is a video Bible study on the meaning of the veil in the Old and New Testaments. We discuss what impact the events in the New Testament - particularly the tearing of the veil of the temple - have on applicability of the Ten Commandments to our lives.

This video is a part of the Spirit and Life Bible Study series, whose purpose is to look at the Bible, the whole Bible, and nothing but the Bible through a Swedenborgian lens.

Use the reference links below to follow along in the Bible as you watch.


2 Corinthians 3
John 5:39, 47
Matthew 27:50-51
Mark 15:37-38
Luke 23:45
John 2:18-21
Hebrews 6:19-20; 8:1-2, 8-10; 9:1-5; 10
Revelation 11:19; 15:5; 22:14
Exodus 26:30-35; 27:20-21; 30:6; 40:3
Leviticus 4:6-7
Numbers 4:5-15
Isaiah 25:1-9
Luke 24:27, 44

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Spirit and Life Bible Study broadcast from 10/5/2011. The complete series is available at:

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John 2:18-21

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18 Then answered the Jews and said unto him, What sign shewest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things?

19 Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.

20 Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days?

21 But he spake of the temple of his body.


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Explanation of John 2      

Por Rev. John Clowes M.A.

Explaining the Inner Meaning of John 2

Verses 2:1, 2. That in the fullness of time the church was established amongst the Gentiles, through the affection of good, and a desire thus kindled to attain conjunction with the divine good in the Lord's Divine Humanity, and with all the holy truths thence derived.

Verse 2:3. That on this occasion it is perceived by the affection of good, that there is no longer any interior truth in the church, and application is accordingly made to the divine truth for the restoration of such truth.

Verse 2:4. But this application is not immediately granted, because the church was not yet in a state to receive interior truth.

Verse 2:5. Therefore, in order to induce such a state, it is dictated by the affection of good to all the lower principles of the natural mind, to submit themselves to the control and government of the divine truth, in the Lord's Divine Humanity.

Verses 2:6, 7. And at the same time it is required of the divine truth, that those things of the word, which are representative of divine things, should be regarded as containing in them all the divine and spiritual truths of heaven and the church.

Verse 2:8. And that instruction should be given from the Word, according to this idea of its contents, to all those who are principled in the knowledges of truth.

Verses 2:9, 10. But when they, who were so principled, perceived internal truth in external, they perceived at the same time that every church commences from truths derived from good, but closes in truths not of good, on which occasion genuine truth is again opened by the Lord.

Verse 2:11. Which opening of genuine truth is of the divine operation, to the intent that mankind, being enlightened by the spiritual or internal sense of the Holy Word, may be led to acknowledge the Lord in his Divine Humanity.

Verse 2:12. That after this opening of genuine truth, the church is brought into a state of consolation and refreshment.

Verses 2:13, 14, 15, 16. That the Lord initiated his Human [principle] into representative worship and the doctrine of the church, and at the same time purified that worship by teaching, that all natural, spiritual, and celestial affections, together with the knowledges of what is good and true, were not to be confounded with divine things, but to be seen and kept distinct from the divine source from which they flowed.

Verse 2:17. Thus teaching in agreement with the Word, from the ardency of his divine love.

Verses 2:18, 19, 20, 21. That the glorification of the Lord's Humanity is the grand confirming testimony of the truth of all that he said and did, and thus of his being the divine truth itself, which is God.

Verse 2:22. Because this glorification is treated of in the Word throughout, and from it the Word derives its sanctity, and inspires man with a principle of heavenly faith.

Verses 2:23, 24, 25. That a miraculous faith prevailed in the church, or a faith grounded in the evidence of miracles more than in the affection of good and truth, which faith therefore is not receptive of good and truth from the Lord, who scrutinizes by his divine truth all the qualities and characters of man's faith.


Explicación (s) o las referencias de las obras de Swedenborg:

Arcana Coelestia 2777, 2788, 6135, 6426, 7847, 8941, 9303, ...

Apocalypse Revealed 43, 191, 598, 882

Divine Providence 245

Doctrine of the Lord 30

Doctrine of the Sacred Scripture 29, 47

Heaven and Hell 187

True Christian Religion 211, 221

Referencias de las obras inéditas de Swedenborg:

Apocalypse Explained 220, 375, 391, 532, 630, 706

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