The Second Coming

The Second Coming

We believe that the Second Coming has already happened. Throughout the history of the human race the Lord has always had some way of connecting with people on earth.  At the beginning of creation (represented by the Garden of Eden in the Genesis story) He had a very direct connection with people and they were able to communicate directly with the Lord.  Due to human choice, the first people left this state and other means of connection were established.  Before the Lord came on earth the human race was in a sorry state and evil had risen up to the point where it was threatening human freedom.  The Lord came down on earth to be the light that shines in the darkness, (John 1:5) and to restore human freedom.  While He was on earth He fought and conquered the hells and restored an equal playing field for people.  The Christian church was established and was able to be the conduit for the Lord for sometime.  Over time the teachings of the Christian church started becoming perverted and the idea of three persons in God and salvation by faith alone began to be taught and lived.  Because of this falling away from the true message darkness began to come over the human race again.  The Lord came again in a new body of revelation of truth and established the New Church. This new revelation is laid out in the Teachings of the New Church and shows us the true nature of God and how salvation is attained.  It unlocks the deeper meaning of the Bible and shows us how it all relates to our spiritual growth.  We’re given a detailed and clear picture of what life can be like for us after death and how our choices determine our place in heaven or hell. It teaches about marriage lasting to eternity and how we can strive to attain true married love.  All of these teachings and more can open up to each of us a new connection with the Lord and a new way of living.  It is in our accepting and living by this new body of truth that the Second Coming has effect on our lives.