Apocalyptic vision
Though at Moissac the representation of the events of the Apocalyptic vision is limited to some of the principal details of John's vision it should be understood that the presentation of the scene implies the remainder of the text of Revelation.

The promise of the various terrors to be visited on the faithless of the earth constitutes the most memorable portion of the vision. But the vision also makes frequent reference to the transition from the religion of the Jews to the new dispensation of Christ. In John's vision Christ's mission of salvation is reconfirmed, the promises Christ made are reiterated, and the church's role as the means of salvation for all humanity receives the sanction of heaven. In this new order the possibility of salvation was open to everyone -- Jews and Gentiles. One of the principal symbols of this transition was the concept of Christ's church as the new Jerusalem. The church and the new order instituted by Christ were understood to replace the old order represented by Jerusalem and Judaism. John was shown "the holy city of Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God." On the gates he saw "the names of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel", the city featured twelve gates and twelve foundations on which he saw "the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb." In the details described by John figures from the

 
 
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