Category Archives: Religion

Illustrations of Redemption

Passage from True Christian Religion ~ Emanuel Swedenborg The subjugation of the hells, the restoration of order in the heavens, and the institution afterwards of a church, is a work that may be illustrated by various similitudes. It may be … Continue reading

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To Repent – To Turn Oneself Away ACTUALLY From Evil

Selection taken from Apocalypse Explained ~ Emanuel Swedenborg [M]an’s self it is to be known that it is nothing but evil and falsity therefrom; the voluntary self [proprium voluntarium] is evil, and the intellectual self therefrom [proprium intellectuale] is falsity. … Continue reading

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Reciprocity Required for Covenant

Selection from Apocalypse Explained ~ Emanuel Swedenborg So far as man refrains from evils and shuns and turns away from them as sins, good flows in from the Lord. The good that flows in is the affection of knowing and … Continue reading

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Is it not possible for a man to have charity and faith, and yet to be without works?

Selection from a Memorable Relation ~¬†True Christian Religion ~ Emanuel Swedenborg “Is it not possible for a man to have charity and faith, and yet to be without works? Can a man not have the desire, and may he not … Continue reading

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Understanding Predestination

Passage from Divine Providence ~ Emanuel Swedenborg To make clear how pernicious the belief in predestination is as generally understood these four propositions must be taken up and established. First: Any predestination except to heaven is contrary to the Divine … Continue reading

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A True Faith, A Spurious Faith and A Hypocritical Faith

Selection from True Christian Religion ~ Emanuel Swedenborg From its cradle the Christian church began to be infested and divided by schisms and heresies, and in the course of time to be torn and mutilated almost like what is said, … Continue reading

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Taking Away From the Lord What Is His

Selection from Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg And he believed in Jehovah, and He imputed it to him for righteousness. (Genesis 15:6) That this signifies that herein the Lord first became righteousness, may also be seen from the connection of … Continue reading

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