Category Archives: Religion

The State of the Church Changed When the Word was Made Flesh

Selection from Sacred Scriptures ~ Emanuel Swedenborg The Lord came into the world to fulfill all things of the Word, and thereby to become Divine Truth or the Word even as to ultimates The Lord came into the world to … Continue reading

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The Lord Fully Glorified His Human

Selection from Apocalypse Explained ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Jesus cried with a great voice, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto Me, and drink.  He that believeth on Me, as the Scripture saith, out of his belly shall flow rivers … Continue reading

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The Confession of the Faith of the Church in General

Selections from Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Faith in the understanding or doctrine, which is the first thing of regeneration The complex the truth of doctrine by which the good of life can be attained The church which begins from faith … Continue reading

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Those Who Climb Up Some Other Way

Selection from True Christian Religion ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Spurious faith is all faith that departs from the true faith, which is the one only faith, and this is the faith that is held by those who climb up some other way, … Continue reading

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Those Who Incline to Their ‘Own’

Selection from Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg And Jehovah God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a help as with him. And Jehovah God formed out of the ground every beast of … Continue reading

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Affections, Both Good and Evil

Selection from Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens the man and his wife; and of the beast that is not clean by twos, the man and his wife.  Genesis 7:2 By “every … Continue reading

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The Lord as A Householder

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg There was a certain householder, which planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and digged a winepress in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a … Continue reading

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