The rapture of the Moravian and Quietist; the opening of the internal sense of the Word, in the language of the New Jerusalem
Church; the revival of the Calvinistic churches; the experiences of the Methodists, are varying forms of that shudder of awe and delight with which the individual soul always mingles with the universal soul.
To Lucas, the religious zealot, the co-operative commonwealth was the New Jerusalem
, the kingdom of Heaven, which is "within you." To the other, Socialism was simply a necessary step toward a far-distant goal, a step to be tolerated with impatience.
Taintless and wonderful it seemed, like a street of pearl in the new Jerusalem
They still dream of experimental realisation of their social Utopias, of founding isolated "phalansteres," of establishing "Home Colonies," of setting up a "Little Icaria" -- duodecimo editions of the New Jerusalem -- and to realise all these castles in the air, they are compelled to appeal to the feelings and purses of the bourgeois.
In requiring the proletariat to carry out such a system, and thereby to march straightway into the social New Jerusalem, it but requires in reality, that the proletariat should remain within the bounds of existing society, but should cast away all its hateful ideas concerning the bourgeoisie.
And saintly men, who walk with God on earth, would fain be away, to walk with him on the golden pavements of the New Jerusalem
In fact, all have equal rights with me--and /vive la guerre eternelle/--till the New Jerusalem
, of course!"
There were others, which made incessant mention of "Jordan's banks," and "Canaan's fields," and the "New Jerusalem
;" for the negro mind, impassioned and imaginative, always attaches itself to hymns and expressions of a vivid and pictorial nature; and, as they sung, some laughed, and some cried, and some clapped hands, or shook hands rejoicingly with each other, as if they had fairly gained the other side of the river.
The prophet that thought the splendors of the New Jerusalem
were revealed to him, surely saw this instead!
She was getting away from Tipton and Freshitt, and her own sad liability to tread in the wrong places on her way to the New Jerusalem
"Little woman, I'd gamble all the way from Creation to the Day of Judgment; I'd gamble a golden harp against another man's halo; I'd toss for pennies on the front steps of the New Jerusalem
or set up a faro layout just outside the Pearly Gates; but I'll be everlastingly damned if I'll gamble on love.
Then, just as Solomon's Temple was reconstructed by Zerubbabel, so shall we pass through death's dark valley to become bricks and pillars in the Shining Temple of the New Jerusalem