Category Archives: Spirituality

Good Cannot Die, Because Evil Can Be Separated From It

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg to “cause the righteous to die with the wicked,” is to make good die with evil As this ought not to be done, and causes horror to think of, it is removed in … Continue reading

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Love to the Lord is from the Lord

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg There are two kinds of good that are distinct from each other, namely, celestial good and spiritual good. Celestial good is that of love to the Lord, spiritual good is that of love … Continue reading

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How The Lord Appears To Us

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest of Midian: and he led the flock to the backside of the desert, and came to the mountain of God, … Continue reading

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The Nature of the Love of Self

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg The nature of the love of self is diametrically contrary to the order into which man was created. Man is distinguished above beasts by having a rational given him, to the end that … Continue reading

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When the ‘Good of Charity’ is Diminished

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg • The state of the church … such as it is near the last times, when there is no longer any faith, because there is no charity, namely, that the good of charity, … Continue reading

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Such as is a Man’s Love, Such is His Life

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg And Jehovah said, Behold, the people are one, and they all have one lip, and this is what they begin to do; and now nothing will be withholden from them of all which … Continue reading

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When ‘Self” is the Moving Cause

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg No truth is holy unless it comes from good. A man may utter many truths from the Word, and thus from memory, but if it is not love or charity that brings them … Continue reading

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