Category Archives: Christian

A Man’s Entire Life Preaches His Funeral

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg How the case is with the salvation of men after their decease, it shall be briefly stated. There are many who say that man is saved by faith, or, in their words, if … Continue reading

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The ‘Love’ In Which the Lord Can Dwells

Selection from Divine Wisdom ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Use is fulfilling one’s duty and doing one’s work, rightly, faithfully, honestly and justly. What the proper meaning is of “goods of charity” in the Word, also called “works” and “fruits,” and here … Continue reading

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The Neighbor ~ ‘The Object of Charity’

Selection from Divine Wisdom ~ Emanuel Swedenborg The Lord is the source of charity, and the neighbour is the object of it. It is clear from what was said in the article [posted below], that the Lord is the source … Continue reading

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The Love of Uses is Charity

Selection from Apocalypse Explained ~ Emanuel Swedenborg LOVE AND CHARITY The love of uses is charity. In each and all things there are these three: an end, a cause, and an effect. The end is that “from which it originates” … Continue reading

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Coming Forth Into Act

Excerpt from Apocalypse Explained ~ Emanuel Swedenborg He that hath My commandments and doeth them, he it is that loveth Me. But he that loveth Me not keepeth not My words (John 14:21, 24). The affections of good and truth … Continue reading

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The Essence of Love

Selection from True Christian Religion ~ Emanuel Swedenborg The essence of love is to love others outside itself, to desire to be one with them, and to make them happy from itself. There are two things which make the Essence … Continue reading

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Can I know if it is ‘Spiritual Charity’?

Selection from True Christian Religion ~ Emanuel Swedenborg (Extracted from a Memorable Relations from which eminent examples of charity had been given) Charity is to act with judgment from a love of justice in every employment and office, but from a love derived … Continue reading

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