247. 7. That nation was permitted to crucify the Lord. This was because the Church with that nation was wholly vastated and became such that not only did they not know and acknowledge the Lord, but they even hated Him; and yet all that they did to Him was according to the laws of His Divine Providence. The passion of the cross was the last temptation or the final combat by which the Lord fully conquered the hells and fully glorified His Human. This may be seen in THE DOCTRINE OF THE NEW JERUSALEM CONCERNING THE LORD (n. 12-14); and in THE DOCTRINE OF THE NEW JERUSALEM CONCERNING FAITH (n. 34, 35).