Category Archives: Spirituality

Man Who is Taught from the Word is Taught by the Lord Alone

Selection from¬†Divine Providence ~ Emanuel Swedenborg The Lord is the Word, and that all doctrine of the church must be drawn from the Word. Since, then, the Lord is the Word, it follows that the man who is taught from … Continue reading

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When ‘Ends’ Conflict

Selection from Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg … for the evil which is thought against anyone is intended; and as things alienated cannot intend good, it is therefore said that they intend nothing but evil. The case herein is this: … Continue reading

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Bringing Forth Things that are Useful

Selection from Doctrine of Faith ~ Emanuel Swedenborg From his earliest childhood man has the affection of knowing, which leads him to learn many things that will be of use to him, and many that will be of no use. … Continue reading

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To Live in the Lord

From Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Blessed be God Most High.¬† In the Ancient Church, Jehovah was called “God Most High” for the reason that “height” represented and therefore signified what is internal, and thus “the Most High” signified what … Continue reading

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The Church – The Home for Love and Wisdom in Use

Selection from Divine Love and Wisdom ~ Emanuel Swedenborg In the Lord the three degrees of height are infinite and uncreate, but in man the three degrees are finite and created. In the Lord the three degrees of height are … Continue reading

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Man Is Not Life, But A Receptacle Of Life From God

From True Christian Religion ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Who does not see, when he is able to think from reason elevated above the sensual things of the body, that life is not creatable? For what is life but the inmost activity … Continue reading

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Such As The Use Is, Such Is The Good

From Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg In itself truth is good, because from good; and truth is the form of good, that is to say, when good is formed so as to be perceived intellectually, it is then called truth…. … Continue reading

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