Monthly Archives: April 2016

The Endowment of Free Will in Spiritual Things

From True Christian Religion (Appendix) ~ Emanuel Swedenborg The serpent became more subtle than any wild animal of the field, which Jehovah God had made. He said to the woman, Yea, wherefore hath God said, Ye shall not eat of … Continue reading

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The Lord’s Divine Providence Is Universal

From Divine Providence ~ Emanuel Swedenborg The Lord in no wise acts upon any particular thing in man singly without acting simultaneously upon all things The Lord acts from inmosts and from outmosts simultaneously. The Lord in no wise acts … Continue reading

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Affections, Understanding – Impelled to Action

Selection from Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg That within the good of love which flows in from the Lord through angels is all truth, which truth would become manifest of itself if man lived in love to the Lord and … Continue reading

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The Man Who Does Not, From Natural, Become Spiritual

Selection from True Christian Religion-Appendix¬†~ Emanuel Swedenborg The order into which every man was created by God, is, that after infancy he may become a man. For, when he is born, he is only an external image or form of … Continue reading

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Man Possesses Power to Obey

From True Christian Religion ~ Emanuel Swedenborg (1) God is order itself. (2) He created man from order, in order, and into order. (3) He created man’s rational mind in accordance with the order of the whole spiritual world, and … Continue reading

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Even If You are in Heresies…

From Divine Providence ~ Emanuel Swedenborg The merely natural man confirms himself against the Divine providence by the fact that there have been and still are so many heresies in the Christian world…. For he may think to himself, If … Continue reading

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Man Altogether as His Love

Selection from Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg What the perception and acknowledgment of the Divine from love are – Every man’s quality is known from his love; for love is the being of the life of everyone, from it springing … Continue reading

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