Monthly Archives: January 2018

The Cupidity of Gain and the Avaricious

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Ye are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father ye will to do. He was a murderer from the beginning (John 8:44) [T]he cupidity of gain and avarice has … Continue reading

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The Evil of the Love of Self Defined

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg The evil of the love of self is not, as is generally thought, that external elation which is called pride; but it is hatred against the neighbor, and thence a burning desire for … Continue reading

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Concerning the State of Perception of the Most Ancient Church

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg [T]hey had perception of all things that belong to faith, almost as have the angels with whom they had communication; for the reason that their interior man, or spirit, by means also of … Continue reading

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Spiritual Love or Charity Defined

Selection from Apocalypse Explained ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Charity, itself, viewed in itself, is the affection of truth and good, and where that affection is, there is a life according to truths and goods — for there is no affection without a … Continue reading

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Truth Wishes to be In The Light

Selection from Apocalypse Explained ~ Emanuel Swedenborg About God and about Divine things, which are called in heaven celestial and spiritual, and in the world ecclesiastical and theological, there is thought from light; there is also thought not from light … Continue reading

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Faith in the Understanding; Faith in the Will

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Regarded in itself, faith is a faith in the understanding and a faith in the will; to know and understand the truth which is of faith is called faith in the understanding; but … Continue reading

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Pharisaic and Hypocritical Good

Selection from Apocalypse Explained ~ Emanuel Swedenborg It is known that man’s interior must be purified before the good that he does is good; for the Lord says: Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first the inside of the cup and of … Continue reading

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