Monthly Archives: June 2016

Concerning God, The Immortality of the Soul, Regeneration, Baptism and Holy Supper

Selection from Apocalypse Revealed ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Memorable Relation I saw an assembly of spirits, all upon their knees, praying to God to send angels to them, that they might converse with them face to face, and open to them … Continue reading

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Fig-Leaves That Wither Away

Excerpt from Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, He came, if haply He might find any thing thereon: and when He came to it, He found nothing but leaves; for the time … Continue reading

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When the Idea of God is Wrong

Selection from True Christian Religion ~ Emanuel Swedenborg The belief that the passion of the cross was redemption itself is the fundamental error of the church; and this error, together with the error respecting three Divine persons from eternity, has … Continue reading

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Faith Alone Does Not Make The Church With Man

Selection from Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg It is commonly believed that the truth of the doctrine of faith of the church is one and the same thing with the truth of the literal sense of the Word… The subject … Continue reading

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Charity and Faith with Man

Selection from New Jerusalem Heavenly Doctrine ~ Emanuel Swedenborg No one can know what faith is in its essence, unless he knows what charity is, because where there is no charity there is no faith, for charity makes one with … Continue reading

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The Word Being Opened to the Churches, and Afterwards Closed

Selection from Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg 35 Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying, 36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law? 37 Jesus said unto him, Thou … Continue reading

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God Can Only Do Good

Selection from True Christian Religion ~ Emanuel Swedenborg God’s Omnipotence in the universe, with each and all things of it, proceeds and operates in accordance with the laws of His order. God is omnipotent because He has from Himself all … Continue reading

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