The Essence of the New Testament

Excerpts from The Second Coming of Christ by Paramahansa Yogananda

Kingdom of God is Within You

The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you. (Luke 17:21) [—Commentary]


Two Greatest Commandments

And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself. (Luke 10:27) [—Commentary]


'Ye are gods'

Jesus answered them, "Is it not written in your law, I said, "Ye are gods'"? (John 10:34) [—Commentary]


Forgive Them

Then said Jesus, "Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do." (Luke 23:34) [—Commentary]


Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. (Matthew 6:33) [—Commentary]


Calmness; "Many Mansions"

"Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know." (John 14:1-4) [—Commentary]


Peace I Leave with You

"Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." (John 14:27) [—Commentary]


"I Am He"

"Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world. I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins." (John 8:23-24) [—Commentary]


Jesus: I Love You

"If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.

"As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love. If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in His love. These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full." (John15:7-11) [—Commentary]


I Am with You Alway

Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. (Matthew 28:20)