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True Christian Religion #791

True Christian Religion (Chadwick translation)      

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791. NOTE

After the completion of this book, the Lord called together His twelve disciples, who had followed Him in the world; and a day later He sent them all forth throughout the spiritual world to preach the Gospel, that the Lord God Jesus Christ is king, and His kingdom shall be for ever and ever, as foretold by Daniel (Daniel 7:13-14) and in Revelation (Revelation 11:15):

Blessed are they who come to the wedding supper of the Lamb, Revelation 19:9.

This happened on the nineteenth of June in the year 1770. This was meant by the Lord's saying:

He will send his angels, and they will gather together His chosen people from the bounds of the heavens on one side as far as the bounds of the heavens on the other, Matthew 24:31.

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References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

An Invitation to the New Church 33


   Parallel Passages:

True Christian Religion 4, 108

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 Disciples Sent Out in Heaven
Color the picture of the Lord and His disciples to show the Lord sending them to preach the gospel that the Lord God Jesus Christ reigns.
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 Memory Verse: Visions in Heaven
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 Michael—The Great Prince
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 New Church Day: A New Revelation
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 New Church Day: Something New
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 New Church Day: The Second Coming
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 Sending Out the Twelve Disciples
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 Sending Out the Twelve Disciples
Lesson outline provides teaching ideas with questions for discussion, projects, and activities.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 7 - 10

 Sending the Disciples Throughout Heaven
Make a collage of the Lord sending out His twelve disciples in heaven to preach the gospel that “The Lord God Jesus Christ reigns.”
Project | Ages 7 - 14

 The Birthday of the New Church
In the year 1770 an amazing event happened in the spiritual world. Swedenborg witnessed the Lord gather His disciples and send them out with the mission to tell everyone that the Lord God Jesus Christ reigns. Sample from the Jacob's Ladder Program, Level 3, for ages 8-9.
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 The Birthday of the New Church
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 The Last Judgment
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 Visions of Heaven
While the disciple John was on the isle of Patmos, he saw special visions that showed him how a New Church—a new kind of Christianity—would begin.
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Thanks to the Swedenborg Society for the permission to use this translation.

The Bible

 

Matthew 24:31

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31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

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Explanations or references:

Arcana Coelestia 1843, 4056, 4229, 4231, 8915, 9642

Apocalypse Revealed 322, 397

A Brief Exposition of New Church Doctrine 71, 73

Conjugial Love 81

Sacred Scripture 14, 25

Worlds in Space 171

Heaven and Hell 1

The Last Judgment 49

True Christian Religion 182, 198, 757, 791


References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypse Explained 55, 130, 262, 418, 427, 502, 573, ...

On the Athanasian Creed 1

De Verbo (The Word) 7, 21

An Invitation to the New Church 33

Spiritual Experiences 5239

Scriptural Confirmations 2, 4, 12, 33

Other New Christian Commentary

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Word/Phrase Explanations

Send
'To send' signifies revealing.

angels
"Angels" in the Bible represent qualities of the Lord himself, or a variety of things that come directly from the Lord. On a lower level...

Trumpet
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four
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winds
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one
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Resources for parents and teachers

The items listed here are provided courtesy of our friends at the General Church of the New Jerusalem. You can search/browse their whole library at the New Church Vineyard website.


 Bible Jeopardy Game: Trial and Crucifixion
Use the Bible Jeopardy questions to review the story of the Tabernacle.
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 Sending Out the Twelve Disciples
This lesson discusses a story from the Word and suggests projects and activities for young children.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 4 - 6

 The Last Judgment
There is a last judgment of every church when there is no longer any faith in it.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 11 - 17


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