Category Archives: Spiritual Growth

What is from Order and According to Order

Selection from Apocalypse Explained ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Religion with man consists in a life according to the Divine commandments, which are contained in a summary in the Decalogue. He that does not live according to these can have no religion, … Continue reading

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Everything is Possible which is Conformity with Order

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg And Moses’ father-in-law said unto him, The word that thou doest is not good. Wearing thou wilt wear away, both thou, and this people that is with thee, because the word is too … Continue reading

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The Abuse of Good Divine

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and … Continue reading

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The Angels of God Ascending and Descending

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg The Communication of Truth which is on the Lowest Place with Truth which is in the Highest And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of … Continue reading

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Receiving the Celestial Seeds of Charity

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg When a man is being reformed, which is effected by combats and temptations, such evil spirits are associated with him as excite nothing but his things of knowledge and reason [scientifica ejus et … Continue reading

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Continually Being Perfected

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg There is no definite period of time within which man’s regeneration is completed, so that he can say, “I am now perfect;” for there are illimitable states of evil and falsity with every … Continue reading

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Man’s Thoughts and Affections — Spiritual or Natural or Sensual

Selection from Apocalypse Explained ~ Emanuel Swedenborg What is Meant by Man’s Ultimate Sensual It does not mean the sensual of sight, of hearing, of smell, of taste, and of touch, for these things are proper to the body, but … Continue reading

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