New Church Life May/June 2017

A bimonthly magazine devoted to the teachings revealed through Emanuel Swedenborg, as they apply to life. M AY / J U N E 2 0 1 7 The Holy City Descending The New Church Rising The Holy City New Jerusalem has been descending from God out of heaven since the Last Judgment in 1757, but how long until the New Church is fully established as “the crown of all churches” in the world? The Rev. Willard Heinrichs offers perspective from the Writings, relating the process to our own experience when we pass from this world into successive states of being prepared for the perfection of heaven. (Page 198)