The New Church teaches a refreshing approach to the Bible or Lord’s Word. Every story is a parable having a literal meaning, with ethical and moral teachings, but every story also has a meaning that relates to how we can grow in our spiritual relationship with the Lord.
You are invited to browse all the pages on this website. Religion is not about ignorance, but the power to overcome that the Lord gives us through the knowledge of His truths. We encourage everyone to ask questions, search the Lord’s Word for themselves and to attend bible study classes to build up their understanding of the Lord and His Word.
We invite you to consider what the Second Coming of the Lord looks like. Is it a physical event or a spiritual event? Does the Lord need to be born on earth again? Or does the Lord now need to be come again in a new way? Many people were waiting for Christ when He first came. Yet His coming was different from what most people expected. They thought He would be a glorious King – a military hero. They wanted Him to lead the armies of Israel into battles of victory and destruction, and to establish a new government with Israel in power. Compared to the hurricane they envisioned, however, His coming was like a gentle breath of fresh air. Many people living at the time did not even know that anything important had taken place. The reason people were mistaken about His coming is that they interpreted the prophecies in a very literal way. Jesus did little while He was on earth to change the natural order of things. Kingdoms have continued to rise and fall. There have still been wars, famines and plagues; births, marriages and deaths. But on a spiritual level, things were quite different. The power of hell had been overcome. A new era of spiritual freedom began.
Like the first coming of Christ, the second coming is primarily a spiritual event. We needn’t be looking for dramatic changes of government or climate, because the Lord’s kingdom is not a civil authority or a geographical location. His kingdom is concerned with the government of the human mind – with a life according to divine laws. The signs that He has come again should be the changes in our own hearts.
When Jesus came on earth the first time, He changed the world with His truth. When Pilate asked Him what kind of king He was, He answered, “For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth” (John 19:37). His miracles healed a few people; His truth healed countless people. He said, “You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:31).
Jesus promised to give us still more truth – deeper truth – at His second coming. “These things I have spoken to you in figurative language; but the time is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figurative language, but I will tell you plainly of the Father” (John 16:25).
God is present everywhere. He is not limited by space. So we can’t really talk about Him “coming” or “going”. God didn’t come to earth, because He is everywhere. But Jesus was a manifestation of God and a revelation of His truth. Likewise, Jesus said that His second coming would be a manifestation of Himself and revelation of His truth. He said He would come as the Spirit of truth – the Helper or Comforter.
The Lord Jesus Christ wants to be born again in the mind of each one of us through a true understanding of His Word, and Purpose for our lives. We are very used to believing blindly in things that we are told by Preachers and people in power. But the Lord knows that we are easily led astray by others. It is for this reason that the Lord has come, in time, and wants to come again in your life through your own study, questions and discussion of His truth.
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