Monthly Archives: November 2016

Is it not possible for a man to have charity and faith, and yet to be without works?

Selection from a Memorable Relation ~¬†True Christian Religion ~ Emanuel Swedenborg “Is it not possible for a man to have charity and faith, and yet to be without works? Can a man not have the desire, and may he not … Continue reading

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Understanding Predestination

Passage from Divine Providence ~ Emanuel Swedenborg To make clear how pernicious the belief in predestination is as generally understood these four propositions must be taken up and established. First: Any predestination except to heaven is contrary to the Divine … Continue reading

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Determining the Spiritual Power Upward, thus to the Lord

From Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg And Joshua did as Moses had said to him in fighting against Amalek; and Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill. And it was, when Moses lifted up his … Continue reading

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The Origin of Things

Selection from Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg [T]here are genera and species of all goods, both spiritual and natural, and also of the derivative sensuous and corporeal goods. So many genera are there of spiritual goods, and so many genera … Continue reading

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When Charity is Performed from Spirituality

From Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg What is meant by good and truth natural not spiritual and good and truth spiritual natural Good in man is from a twofold source – from what is hereditary and hence additional, and also … Continue reading

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The Internals of a Deed

Selection from Divine Love and Wisdom ~ Emanuel Swedenborg All things of the three degrees of the natural mind are included in the deeds that are done by the acts of the body. All things of the mind, that is, … Continue reading

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That Which Is Compulsory or Not Free

From Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Whatever is not from affection is from what is not spontaneous, or not free, for everything spontaneous or free is of affection or love. The same is evident also from the derivation of the … Continue reading

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