By Jonathan Rose
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.
Title: The Trumpet Shall Sound
Topic: Second Coming
Summary: Scripture says that the Last Judgment and the Second Coming will involve the sound of a trumpet. What can we learn from Scripture about the meaning of trumpets?
Use the reference links below to follow along in the Bible as you watch.
1 Corinthians 15:51
1 Thessalonians 4:15-17
Exodus 19:16, 19
Isaiah 27:13; 58:1
Jeremiah 4:1, 4-5, 13-14, 18
Joel 2:1, 12-15
1 Corinthians 14:1-9
Revelation 1:10, 12
1 Corinthians 15
Spirit and Life Bible Study broadcast from 10/23/2013. The complete series is available at: www.spiritandlifebiblestudy.com
By New Christian Bible Study Staff
As with many common verbs, the meaning of “to say” in the Bible is highly dependent on context. Who is speaking? Who is hearing? What is it about? Is it a command, a message, an apology, instruction? All these things enter into the meaning of “say.”
In general, though, “saying” has to do with sharing truth at various levels – from the most exalted power people can have to perceive the Lord’s desires directly to the most basic of orders issued to people at their lowest.