Category Archives: Spiritual Growth

Neighbor Toward Whom ‘Works of Charity’ are To Be Performed

From Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Jesus said, When thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, and the blind; then thou shalt be blessed (Luke 14:13-14). The master of the house said to his servant, Go … Continue reading

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Understanding the Lord’s Omnipresence Denuded of Time and Space

Selection from Apocalypse Explained ~ Emanuel Swedenborg • Spaces and times must be removed from the ideas, in order that the Lord’s Omnipresence with all men, collectively and severally, as well as his omniscience of things present and future may … Continue reading

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Matters of Real Belief

Selection from The Doctrine of Faith ~ Emanuel Swedenborg The knowledges 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 of … Continue reading

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When Prayer is Not Needed

Selection from Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg And Jehovah said unto Moses, Why criest thou unto Me? speak unto the sons of Israel, that they set forward. And thou, lift up thy rod, and stretch out thy hand over the … Continue reading

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The Purpose of Creation — The Existence of an Angelic Heaven

Selection from Divine Love and Wisdom ~ Emanuel Swedenborg • All things created by the Lord are uses, and that they are uses in that order, degree, and respect in which they have relation to man, and through man to … Continue reading

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Why The Universe Was Created

From True Christian Religion ~ Emanuel Swedenborg • All things that proceed from the sun of the spiritual world, in the midst of which is Jehovah God, have relation to man. Therefore whatever things come forth in that world conspire … Continue reading

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Since All Have Been Redeemed, All May Be Saved

Selection from True Christian Religion ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Since all have been redeemed, all may be regenerated — each according to his state. That this may be understood, something must be premised respecting redemption. • The Lord came into the … Continue reading

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