Monthly Archives: May 2017

What Precedes and What Follows

From Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Jesus said about Himself, I went out and am come from God (John 8:42). The Father loveth you, because ye have loved Me, and have believed that I went out from God. I went … Continue reading

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Two Fountains of the Universe

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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The Primary Thing of the Church, by which There is Conjunction

From Apocalypse Explained ~ Emanuel Swedenborg for Thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by Thy blood … Rev 5:9 … the signification of “thou didst redeem us to God in Thy blood,” as being that He conjoined … Continue reading

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Use is The Neighbor

Selection from Apocalypse Explained ~ Emanuel Swedenborg The uses through which men and angels have wisdom To love uses is nothing else than to love the neighbor, for use in the spiritual sense is the neighbor. This can be seen … Continue reading

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The State of a Vastated Church

Selection from Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Scarcely anyone knows how the case is with the rejection of an old church and the adoption of a new church. He who does not know man’s interiors and their states, and consequently … Continue reading

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In Six Days Jehovah Made Heaven and Earth and the Sea

Selection from Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:  But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not … Continue reading

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Two Essentials of All Things of Man’s Life

Selection from Divine Love and Wisdom ~ Emanuel Swedenborg The Divine Essence Itself Is Love And Wisdom Sum up all things you know and submit them to careful inspection, and in some elevation of spirit search for the universal of … Continue reading

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