Category Archives: Spiritual Growth

Material from which ‘Faith of Charity’ can be formed

Selection from The Doctrine of Faith ~ Emanuel Swedenborg The knowledges [cognitiones*] of truth and of good are not matters of real belief until the man is in charity, but are the storehouse of material out of which the faith … Continue reading

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Where There is Little Good, There is Little Truth

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg They who are in the affection of truth have little truth in comparison with those who are in the affection of good, this is evident from the fact that it is from the … Continue reading

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When Truth is Received as a Principle and Confirmed

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Not to See Any Truth that would Lead to Good Such do those become, especially in the last times, who by ratiocination hatch doctrinal things, and believe nothing unless they first apprehend it; … Continue reading

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The First Things to be Affirmed and Acknowledged

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg And Rachel said, God hath judged me, and hath also heard my voice, and hath given me a son: therefore called she his name Dan.  Genesis 30:6 Though the name was given to him … Continue reading

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When the Divine Appears Obscure

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg The appearing of the Divine among them was obscured For this takes place when anyone does not live according to the Divine commandments; because when anyone does live according to them, he lives … Continue reading

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The Nature of Revelation

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg By “revelation” is meant enlightenment when the Word is read, and perception then – For they who are in good and long for truth are taught in this way from the Word but … Continue reading

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What Renders Man Blessed and Happy to Eternity

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Faith and charity flow in from the Lord with man. These things are “a blessing” in the internal sense, for they are what render man blessed and happy to eternity. During man’s life … Continue reading

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