Monthly Archives: July 2017

Evils of Life Rule When Spiritual Life Is Extinct

Excerpt for Apocalypse Explained ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Where there is no spiritual life, there life is merely natural, and natural life apart from the spiritual is full of lusts from the love of self and the world, thus is infernal…. … Continue reading

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The Letter of the Word Lives Because of It’s Internal Sense

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg if thou move a tool upon the altar thou wilt profane it — that which is from self-intelligence is in itself void of life, nay, is spiritually dead, for man’s own is nothing but … Continue reading

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Gaining a Right Interpretation of the Literal Sense of the Word

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg And if men strive together, and one smite another with a stone, or with his fist, and he die not, but keepeth his bed: If he rise again, and walk abroad upon his … Continue reading

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Everyone Becomes Imbued With The End He Has In View

Selection from True Christian Religion ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Actual repentance is to examine oneself, to recognize one’s sins, to confess them before God, and thus to begin a new life. To the Reformed Christian world, this repentance is a very … Continue reading

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The Lord — The Essential Prophet

Selections from True Christian Religion ~ Emanuel Swedenborg The Lord was willing to be tempted even to the passion of the cross, because He was the essential Prophet. Prophets formerly signified the doctrine of the church from the Word, and therefore … Continue reading

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Illustrations of Redemption

Passage from True Christian Religion ~ Emanuel Swedenborg The subjugation of the hells, the restoration of order in the heavens, and the institution afterwards of a church, is a work that may be illustrated by various similitudes. It may be … Continue reading

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Faith Leads to Charity

Extract from Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Faith leads to charity, because it teaches what charity is, and charity receives its quality from the truths of faith; but the truths of faith receive their essence and their life from charity… … Continue reading

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