Category Archives: Emanuel Swedenborg

Repentance is The First Thing of The Church in Man

Selection from True Christian Religion ~ Emanuel Swedenborg The communion called the church consists of all men in whom the church is, and the church enters into man when he is becoming regenerate, and everyone becomes regenerate by abstaining from … Continue reading

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The Presence of the Lord in Charity — Covenant

Selection from Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg A “covenant” signifies nothing else than regeneration and the things pertaining to regeneration, is evident from various passages in the Word where the Lord Himself is called the “Covenant” because it is He … Continue reading

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Making Charity to be of Faith

Selection from Divine Providence ~ Emanuel Swedenborg No one can come into the kingdom of God unless he has been born again, for the reason that man by inheritance from his parents is born into evils of every kind, but … Continue reading

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What it is to Love the Neighbor

Selection from True Christian Religion ~ Emanuel Swedenborg To love the neighbor is not alone to wish well and do good to a relative, a friend, or a good man, but also to a stranger, an enemy, or a bad … Continue reading

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Fear of God — Internal or External

Selection from Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg As regards the fear of the Divine in which they who are in falsities and infest will be, be it known that fear is the only means of restraining the infernals and holding … Continue reading

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By Love Alone

Selection from Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg ‘For in the image of God He made man’ means charity, which is the image of God. Charity is the image of God. What the image of God is, scarcely anybody knows nowadays. People … Continue reading

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