(LD) - Teachings for the New Jerusalem on the Lord

LD 25

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25. That the Lord is called "the Son of man" when the Judgment is treated of, is evident from these passages:
When the Son of man shall come in His glory, then shall He sit upon the throne of His glory, and He shall set the sheep on His right hand, and the goats on the left (Matt. 25:31, 33).
When the Son of man shall sit on the throne of His glory, He shall judge the twelve tribes of Israel (Matt. 19:28).
The Son of man shall come in the glory of His Father, and shall render to everyone according to his deeds (Matt. 16:27).
Watch ye at every season, that ye may be accounted worthy to stand before the Son of man (Luke 21:36).
In such an hour as ye think not, the Son of man cometh (Matt. 24:44; Luke 12:40).
The Father judgeth no one, but hath given all judgment to the Son, because He is the Son of man (John 5:22, 27).
The reason why the Lord calls Himself "the Son of man" when the Judgment is treated of, is that all judgment is effected according to the Divine truth which is in the Word. That this judges everyone, is said by the Lord Himself in John:
If any one hear My words, and believe not, I judge him not, for I came not to judge the world. The Word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day (12:47, 48).
The Son of man has not come to judge the world, but that through Him it might be saved; he that believeth in Him is not judged; but he that believeth not is judged already, because he hath not believed in the name of the Only-begotten Son of God (3:17, 18).
(That the Lord judges no one to hell, and casts no one into hell, but that an evil spirit casts himself in, may be seen in the work on Heaven and Hell, n. 545-550, 574.) By "the name" of Jehovah, of the Lord, of the Son of God, is meant the Divine truth, and therefore also the Word, which is from Him, and about Him, and therefore is Himself.


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