Monthly Archives: March 2016

The Conjunction of the Lord with Those Who Believe in Him

From Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg When speaking of His union with the Father, the Lord speaks immediately and without a break of His conjunction with the human race; because this was the cause of the union, as is evident … Continue reading

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Nine Questions ~ Nine Answers

Addendum to the¬†Doctrine of the Lord ~ Emanuel Swedenborg QUESTION 1. In what sense did the Lord call Himself the SON OF MAN, if He took only flesh from the mother, and not a rational soul? Has the human sonship … Continue reading

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Man is Regenerated (Made New) By Temptations

From Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Good cannot be conjoined with truth in the natural man without combats, or what is the same, without temptations. Man is nothing but an organ, or vessel, which receives life from the Lord; for … Continue reading

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The Perfection of Life Consists in the Perception of Truth from the Light of Truth

From True Christian Religion ~ Emanuel Swedenborg There are three degrees of love and wisdom, and consequently three degrees of life, and that the human mind is formed into regions, as it were, in accordance with these degrees; In the … Continue reading

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Higher Things Being in the Ultimate of Order as in Their House

From Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Such an order has been instituted by the Lord that higher things inflow into lower ones, and therein present an image of themselves in general, and consequently are together therein in a certain general … Continue reading

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From Things External Seeing Things Internal

Passage from Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg The Sight of the Interior Man which from Things External Sees Things Internal Things internal are led forth, when with the eyes of the body a man contemplates the starry heaven, and thence … Continue reading

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Upon This Rock

Selection from¬† Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg How greatly they are deluded who remain in the sense of the letter alone, and do not search out the internal sense from other passages in the Word in which it is explained, … Continue reading

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