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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Luke 23:45

Estudia el significado interno


45 And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst.

   Estudia el significado interno

Explanation of Luke 23      

Por Rev. John Clowes M.A.

Verses 1-5. That the perverted Jewish Church treat the Lord with all contumely, and deliver him to the Gentiles, who are inquisitive about him, and who, from such inquisition, maintain His innocence.

Verses 5-13. But this only increases the violence of accusation in the perverted Church, at the same time that it tends to unite the Gentiles in the bonds of mutual love and charity.

Verses 13-18. Therefore the Gentiles still insist on the Lord's innocence, and that He is exempt from all human judgement

Verses 18-24. But they of the perverted Church are united in preferring their own evils and falsities to that innocence, and notwithstanding the repeated expostulations of the Gentiles, they are urgent to destroy it.

Verses 23-25. Until at length they prevail upon the Gentiles to comply with their wishes, and thus to reject the Lord.

Verse 26. Compelling even the well disposed to be partakers in their wickedness.

Verses 27-32. On which occasion all who are in the affection of good and of truth are brought into trial, especially when they are instructed concerning the future state of the Church, which would be such that it would be better not to receive genuine truths, since those truths would cause torment and torture.

Verses 32-34. The rejection of the Lord is attended also with the rejection of charity and of faith, thus with the dissipation of all the truths of faith.

Verses 35-37. Even to the utmost possible degree of contempt and profanation.

Verse 38. Notwithstanding the testification of the Gentiles, that the Lord was Divine Truth.

Verses 39-43. They too, who are principled in faith separate from charity, join in contempt and profanation on the occasion, whilst they who are principled in charity, acknowledge their own sins, assert the Lord's innocence, and supplicate His mercy.

Verse 43. To these latter therefore the promise is made, that they should enjoy eternal conjunction of life with the Lord.

Verses 44-45. When yet, to those who reject the Lord, nothing is left but what is false and evil, because they had no longer any love, or any faith. (Verse 44 and part of 45).

Verses 45-46. Although the Lord entered into the essential Divine principle through the rending to pieces of all appearances, by which He opened a passage to the Divine principle itself by [or through] His Human principle made Divine. Second part of Verse 45, and all of 46).

Verses 47-49. Exciting thus in the minds of the simple and well-disposed, a full conviction of His innocence.

Verses 50-55. So that they who are principled in celestial good seek regeneration through the reception of His Divine good and truth.

Verses 55-56. And all who are in the affection of truth acknowledge His Divine life in the sensual principle, which is the life proper to the body, and the resurrection of that body.


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

Arcana Coelestia 1839, 2576, 4772, 9670

Doctrine of the Lord 12

Referencias de las obras inéditas de Swedenborg:

Apocalypse Explained 220, 401, 526

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