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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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Some Things Respecting the Successive States of Those Who have Confirmed Themselves in Falsities of Doctrine from the Word, and Especially Those Who have done This in Support of Justification by Faith Alone

Selection from True Christian Religion ~ Emanuel Swedenborg (i.) After death and when they are reviving in spirit, which usually takes place on the third day after the heart has ceased to beat, they seem to themselves to be in … Continue reading

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When the Literal Sense and Spiritual Sense of the Word Appear Opposed

Selections from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg … The reason why they see no such thing, that is, no interior sense, is that the two appear opposite, namely, what is in the internal sense, and what is in the literal … Continue reading

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The Chief Reason For The Lord’s Coming Into The World

Selection from Apocalypse Explained ~ Emanuel Swedenborg All interior things — the spiritual and celestial things that are in the Words of the three heavens — are together in the ultimate sense of the Word, which is called the sense of the … 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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Why in the Sense of the Letter, ‘God Appears As Three’

Selection from Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Jehovah, the God of heaven is the Lord’s Divine Itself; for by “Jehovah,” so often named in the Word of the Old Testament, is meant the Lord alone; for all things therein in … Continue reading

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The Church is Both Internal and External

Selection from True Christian Religion ~ Emanuel Swedenborg The Church is the Lord’s, and that from the spiritual marriage, which is that of good and truth, the Lord is called the Bridegroom and Husband, and the Church the bride and … Continue reading

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