Jesus and the Last Judgment


[1 of 1] Swedenborg (1688-1772, Sweden): primary subject "Jesus, as Christ, nature of" (search under Outer Life/People, Places, History)": source "Arcana Coelestia, vol.12": detail "Section 10828 - 10831"
The Lord came into the world in order to save the human race, which would otherwise have perished in eternal death. And He saved them by this, that He subjugated the hells, which infested every man that came into the world, and that went out of the world: and at the same time by this, that he glorified His Human; for in this way He can keep the hells in subjection to eternity. The subjugation of the hells, and the glorification of His Human at the same time, were effected by means of temptations admitted into His Human, and by continual victories then. His passion on the cross was the last temptation and the perfect victory.
 Unless the Lord had come into the world, and become a man, and had in that manner freed from hell all those who believe in Him and love Him, no mortal could have been saved. This is meant by its being said that without the Lord there is no salvation.
 When the Lord had fully glorified His Human, He put off the human from the mother, and put on the Human from the Father; therefore He was then no longer the son of Mary, but the Son of God, from whom He came forth.
 That there is a Trine in the Lord, that is, the Divine itself, the Divine Human, and the proceeding Divine, is a mystery from heaven, and is for those who shall be in the holy Jerusalem.