Monthly Archives: November 2017

Neighbor Toward Whom ‘Works of Charity’ are To Be Performed

From Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Jesus said, When thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, and the blind; then thou shalt be blessed (Luke 14:13-14). The master of the house said to his servant, Go … Continue reading

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There is No Charity Apart from Works of Charity

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Those who are in charity, that is, in love to the neighbor (from which is the delight in pleasures that is alive), pay no regard to the enjoyment of pleasures except on account … Continue reading

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The Performance of Uses is Chiefly The Exercises of Charity

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg “to serve the Lord” denotes to perform uses, is because true worship consists in the performance of uses, thus in the exercises of charity. He who believes that serving the Lord consists solely … Continue reading

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External Worship Being Merely The Effect

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg And Abram pitched his tent, and came and dwelt in the oak-groves of Mamre that are in Hebron, and there he built an altar to Jehovah. (Genesis 13:18) And there he built an … Continue reading

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The Connection of Angles with Man

From Last Judgment ~ Emanuel Swedenborg • The human race is the foundation on which heaven is built, because man is the final creation; and what is created last is the foundation of all that precedes. Creation began with the … Continue reading

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Believing … How Life is Lived

Excerpt from Heaven and Hell ~ Emanuel Swedenborg … charity is everything that pertains to life, and faith everything that pertains to doctrine; consequently, charity is willing and doing what is just and right in every work, and faith is … Continue reading

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Understanding the Lord’s Omnipresence Denuded of Time and Space

Selection from Apocalypse Explained ~ Emanuel Swedenborg • Spaces and times must be removed from the ideas, in order that the Lord’s Omnipresence with all men, collectively and severally, as well as his omniscience of things present and future may … Continue reading

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