New Church Life NCL May/June 2018 - Page 63

Confession of Faith and Declaration of Purpose The Rev. Mandla Stole New Church Buccleuch, March 4, 2018 F or centuries it has been known that Scripture has a hidden or inner meaning – but it has not been known or understood what exactly it is. The hidden or inner meaning is confirmed by the Lord Himself in Scripture. In John 16: 12-13 He says: “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. However, when He, the Spirit of truth has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears he will speak; and He will tell you things to come.” Matthew 24:30 – “And they will see the clouds of Heaven with power and great glory.” It is written in many places in Scripture that the Lord in His Second Coming will return in the clouds of heaven. It is therefore commonly believed that the Lord will appear in clouds in Person. It is not known that “the clouds of heaven, the power and the glory” have an inner meaning. “The clouds of heaven” represent Scripture. The “glory 239