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About mike

Finding out that the Lord is the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last, and from the human race the angelic heaven would be formed, my entire focus on life changed. The reason for my creation was to perform Divine uses - The Divine Providence looks to eternal ends. My gain, honor or reputation no longer could be the focal point of what drives the engine. One day I will lay aside this material body and will wake up in the spiritual world never to return; there will be a continuation of life, and my ruling love will be what guides me to my final situation. 'Where a tree falls, there will it lay' (Ecc 11:3) We only have a few years in these bodies compared to eternity. What is fossilized on our souls in this short period is important to how we spend eternity. We are not left to blind faith, The Lord has come in His Word to reveal rationally how we can be made 'a vessel of honor, able for the master's use.' I truly hope the post create a thirst. If I can be of service, please do not hesitate to email me. --Mike

Faith (pt. 26)

Selection from True Christian Religion ~ Emanuel Swedenborg (Continued pt. 26) VI. THE LORD, CHARITY, AND FAITH, MAKE ONE, LIKE LIFE, WILL, AND UNDERSTANDING IN MAN; AND IF THEY ARE DIVIDED, EACH PERISHES LIKE A PEARL REDUCED TO POWDER. (1) … Continue reading

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Faith (pt. 25)

Selection from True Christian Religion ~ Emanuel Swedenborg (Continued pt. 25) VI. THE LORD, CHARITY, AND FAITH, MAKE ONE, LIKE LIFE, WILL, AND UNDERSTANDING IN MAN; AND IF THEY ARE DIVIDED, EACH PERISHES LIKE A PEARL REDUCED TO POWDER. Some … Continue reading

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The Cause of Faith Becoming a Dead Affair

Selection from Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg A church is said to be corrupted when it acknowledges the Word and has a certain worship like that of a true church, but yet separates faith from charity, thus from its essential … Continue reading

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Faith (pt. 24)

Selection from True Christian Religion ~ Emanuel Swedenborg (Continued pt. 24) V. FAITH WITHOUT CHARITY IS NOT FAITH, AND CHARITY WITHOUT FAITH IS NOT CHARITY, AND NEITHER HAS LIFE EXCEPT FROM THE LORD. When it is thus known that the … Continue reading

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Faith (pt. 23)

Selection from True Christian Religion ~ Emanuel Swedenborg (Continued pt. 23) V. FAITH WITHOUT CHARITY IS NOT FAITH, AND CHARITY WITHOUT FAITH IS NOT CHARITY, AND NEITHER HAS LIFE EXCEPT FROM THE LORD. It has been said above that- faith … Continue reading

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Faith (pt. 22)

Selection from True Christian Religion ~ Emanuel Swedenborg (Continued pt. 22) V. FAITH WITHOUT CHARITY IS NOT FAITH, AND CHARITY WITHOUT FAITH IS NOT CHARITY, AND NEITHER HAS LIFE EXCEPT FROM THE LORD. (4) Yet nothing of faith or of … Continue reading

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Faith (pt. 21)

Selection from True Christian Religion ~ Emanuel Swedenborg (Continued pt. 21) V. FAITH WITHOUT CHARITY IS NOT FAITH, AND CHARITY WITHOUT FAITH IS NOT CHARITY, AND NEITHER HAS LIFE EXCEPT FROM THE LORD. (3) Man may also acquire for himself … Continue reading

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