Monthly Archives: April 2017

Works that Contain Charity in Them

Selection from Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:  For I was an hungred, … Continue reading

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Only One Fountain of Life

From Heaven and Hell ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Abide in Me and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself except it abide in the vine, no more can ye, except ye abide in Me. I am the … Continue reading

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A Consequent Necessity for the Coming of the Lord

Selection from Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg The Grand Man is the Lord’s universal heaven; but in the supreme sense the Grand Man is the Lord alone, for heaven is from Him, and all things therein correspond to Him. Inasmuch … Continue reading

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Such As The Use Is, Such Is The Good

From Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg In itself truth is good, because from good; and truth is the form of good, that is to say, when good is formed so as to be perceived intellectually, it is then called truth…. … Continue reading

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Because God is Love Itself and Wisdom Itself He is Life Itself, which is Life in Itself.

Selection from True Christian Religion ~ Emanuel Swedenborg The Word was with God, and God was the Word. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men (John 1:1, 4). By “God” here the Divine love is … Continue reading

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The Human Understanding – A Refining Vessel

From True Christian Religion ~ Emanuel Swedenborg A man’s knowledge of God is his mirror of God, and that those who know nothing about God do not see God in a mirror with its face toward them, but in a mirror … Continue reading

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Why Faith Can Never Produce Charity

Selection from Apocalypse Explained ~ Emanuel Swedenborg [The] will is formed out of goods, and from these man has love and affection … the understanding is formed out of truths therefrom, and from these man has intelligence and wisdom. And as … Continue reading

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