Monthly Archives: March 2018

What Should Be Understood by the Lord’s ‘Bearing of Iniquities or Sins’

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg It is well known in the Church that the Lord is said to have ‘borne sins’ on behalf of the human race, yet there is no knowledge of what to understand by ‘bearing … Continue reading

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The Inexhaustibleness of Changes of States from the Infinite and Eternal

Selection from Conjugial Love ~ Emanuel Swedenborg The state of a man’s life is its quality. And as there are two faculties in every one, which make life, called understanding and will – a man’s state of life is its … Continue reading

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Receiving the Celestial Seeds of Charity

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg When a man is being reformed, which is effected by combats and temptations, such evil spirits are associated with him as excite nothing but his things of knowledge and reason [scientifica ejus et … Continue reading

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Continually Being Perfected

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg There is no definite period of time within which man’s regeneration is completed, so that he can say, “I am now perfect;” for there are illimitable states of evil and falsity with every … Continue reading

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The Origin of All Things

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg In heaven all goods and truths — celestial and spiritual — are so distinct in their genera, and these in their species, that there is not the least of them which is not … Continue reading

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Man is Governed by the Principles He Assumes

Selections from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg A desire to investigate the mysteries of faith by means of the things of sense and of the memory, was not only the cause of the fall of the posterity of the Most … Continue reading

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The Nature of the Proprium

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Innumerable things might be said about man’s Own in describing its nature with the corporeal and worldly man, with the spiritual man, and with the celestial man. With the corporeal and worldly man, … Continue reading

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