Monthly Archives: October 2016

A True Faith, A Spurious Faith and A Hypocritical Faith

Selection from True Christian Religion ~ Emanuel Swedenborg From its cradle the Christian church began to be infested and divided by schisms and heresies, and in the course of time to be torn and mutilated almost like what is said, … Continue reading

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The Lord’s Life Received According to the Quality which Man has Induced on His Soul

Excerpts from Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg [N]o man has life from himself, and therefore neither can he think and will from himself, for the life of man consists in thinking and willing. For there is one only life, namely, … Continue reading

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The Pure In Heart Shall See God

From Doctrine of Life ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Mine eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with Me he that walketh in the way of the upright, he shall minister unto Me. He that worketh … Continue reading

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Good of Spiritual Life vs Delight of Natural Life

From Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg They who suffer themselves to be regenerated, act from affection according to the precepts of faith; but they who do not suffer themselves to be regenerated, but only to be reformed, do not act … Continue reading

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Beware of Covetousness

From Divine Providence ~ Emanuel Swedenborg And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.  And he spake a parable unto them, saying, … Continue reading

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How Angels View Nations

From Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg In the Most Ancient and in the Ancient Church, the many families which acknowledged one father constituted one nation. But as to “nations” signifying in the internal sense the worships of the church, and … Continue reading

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External Worship Wherein is What is Profane

From Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg 23 Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And he said unto them, 24 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will … Continue reading

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