Monthly Archives: September 2016

Taking Away From the Lord What Is His

Selection from Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg And he believed in Jehovah, and He imputed it to him for righteousness. (Genesis 15:6) That this signifies that herein the Lord first became righteousness, may also be seen from the connection of … Continue reading

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No Heaven in Hell, and No Hell in Heaven

The perception of opposites is different from the perception of relatives; for opposites are things without, and are opposed to things within. An opposite has its beginning where one thing wholly ceases to be anything, and another then arises with … Continue reading

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Loving To Be Taught

From¬†Divine Providence ~ Emanuel Swedenborg How can so many discordant religions exist, instead of one true religion over all the earth, if the Divine providence has as its end a heaven from the human race? But listen, I pray: All … Continue reading

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From the Good Sense the Quality of the Opposite is Known

From Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Most things in the Word have a twofold sense, namely, a good sense and its opposite. From the good sense the quality of the opposite one is known; for whatever is contained in the … Continue reading

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The Word Cannot Be Understood Without Doctrine

From Doctrine of Sacred Scripture ~ Emanuel Swedenborg The Word cannot be understood without doctrine. This is because the Word in the sense of the letter consists exclusively of correspondences, to the end that things spiritual and celestial may be … Continue reading

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Conscience – The Plane and Receptacle of the Influx of Heaven

Selection from New Jerusalem and It’s Heavenly Doctrine¬† ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Conscience is formed with man from the religious principle in which he is, according to its reception inwardly in himself. Conscience, with the man of the church, is formed … Continue reading

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Two Suns – The Sun of the Spiritual World and The Sun of the Natural World

Selection from Apocalypse Explained ~ Emanuel Swedenborg The whole world, with each and every thing in it, came into existence and continues to exist from the Lord the Creator of the universe. There are two suns, the sun of the … Continue reading

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