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New Jerusalem
See also Jerusalem
We are told in the Holy Scripture that the New Jerusalem shall appear on earth. ... This is a prophetic symbol, meaning the coming again of the Divine Teaching to enlighten the hearts of men.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Paris Talks, page 84)
The descent of the New Jerusalem denoteth a heavenly Law, that Law which is the guarantor of human happiness and the effulgence of the world of God.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Selections from the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, page 64)
The Law of God is also described as the Holy City, the New Jerusalem. It is evident that the New Jerusalem which descends from heaven is not a city of stone, mortar, bricks, earth and wood. It is the Law of God which descends from heaven and is called new, for it is clear that the Jerusalem which is of stone and earth does not descend from heaven, and that it is not renewed; but that which is renewed is the Law of God.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Some Answered Questions, page 68)
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