[lucerna] aclimatizing to the terminology

Lucerna Discussion lucerna@lists.newearth.org
Tue Jun 13 12:59:55 HST 2006


My study on this subject is entitled 'Doctrine of Divine Truth' and quotes 
from source material. It is 40 pages long 12 pt. type 1 1/2 line spacing. 
This is the first paper I did. I only include a minimal amount of Ed. 
comment maybe 7 lines tops. Subsecquent papers document my spiritual 
experiences on this subject. The subject is anything but as simple as you 
state. This is the mystery you all are trying to understand. I really am 
trying to tell you. My rude behaviour is directly attributed to the 
difficulty I have had in trying to relay my discoveries to the General 
Church of the New Jerusalem. But anyway, if you would like to take a look at 
this paper you can then decide if you want to go deeper into the 

The 'laying on of the hands' is a 'mystery' statement that hides the true 
meaning for those who are not 'adept'. My further research shows that the 
Sacrament of Baptism' is to include three seperate degrees in the New 
Church. I quote Bishop Pendleton and the Writings to prove this subsequent 

I do apologize for my rude behaviour and seek your forgiveness.


>I think that pretty much settles that.  If Gregory can't accept that I 
>think he is making a serious disturbance as he would be putting the remote 
>revelation (the Bible) of the Word over the proximal revelation (the 
>Writings of Swedenborg) of the Word.  You are absolutely right.  I hope he 
>sees this.  If he doesn't, I will stop discussing matters with him.
>Richard C.
>-------------- Original message --------------
>In a message dated 6/10/2006 10:49:54 AM Eastern Standard Time, 
>arcam1970@comcast.net writes:
>Your real question should be about the Lord's New Church and its ordination 
>practices and should we follow the Law of Moses?
>The Third Testament indicates that inaugurations into the Priesthood are to 
>be done with the "laying on of hands," see DLW 220, CL 396, AE 79, AC 6292.
>True, inaugurations were performed by anointing with oil as was done by 
>Moses to Aaron and his sons. (see Leviticus 8:12 and 8:30) However, to be 
>fair it must be pointed out that such inaugurations were also to include 
>sacrifices (Lev. 8:14-30 and special clothing (Lev. 8:7-9;13) So if it is 
>insisted (as Greg seems to be saying) that Priests be anointed as Moses was 
>commanded to do, then animal sacrifice must be included as part of the 
>ritual. (Lev. 8:17,21,29,36)

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