Category Archives: Spiritual Growth

That Which is Loved is Regarded as The End

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:  But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor … Continue reading

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The Letter of the Word Lives Because of It’s Internal Sense

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg if thou move a tool upon the altar thou wilt profane it — that which is from self-intelligence is in itself void of life, nay, is spiritually dead, for man’s own is nothing but … Continue reading

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Gaining a Right Interpretation of the Literal Sense of the Word

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg And if men strive together, and one smite another with a stone, or with his fist, and he die not, but keepeth his bed: If he rise again, and walk abroad upon his … Continue reading

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Everyone Becomes Imbued With The End He Has In View

Selection from True Christian Religion ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Actual repentance is to examine oneself, to recognize one’s sins, to confess them before God, and thus to begin a new life. To the Reformed Christian world, this repentance is a very … Continue reading

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Faith Leads to Charity

Extract from Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Faith leads to charity, because it teaches what charity is, and charity receives its quality from the truths of faith; but the truths of faith receive their essence and their life from charity… … Continue reading

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Media of Regeneration

Selection from Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg When a man is being regenerated, he is kept by the Lord in a kind of mediate good. This good serves for introducing genuine goods and truths; but after these have been introduced, it … Continue reading

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Becoming Charities, Not Hatreds

Selection from Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg With the man who is being regenerated there are two states: the first when the truths which are of faith are being implanted in the good which is of love and are being conjoined, … Continue reading

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