Category Archives: theology

The Divine Lies Hidden in the Word

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg The Word is wonderful in this respect — it is Divine as to every jot, for every word corresponds to some spiritual thing which may be said to be stored up within it, … Continue reading

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What is Meant by the Coming of the Lord?

Selection from Emanuel Swedenborg’s The Athanasian Creed Where the Lord, in the presence of His disciples, speaks about the consummation of the age, which is the last period of the Church, towards the end of the predictions regarding its successive … Continue reading

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Two Kinds of Affections

Selection from Apocalypse Explained ~ Emanuel Swedenborg In general, there are affections of truth from two sources, namely, from a natural and from a spiritual source. Those who are in the affection of truth from a natural source look first … Continue reading

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The Face of Truth Turned into the Face of Good

Selection from Apocalypse Revealed ~ Emanuel Swedenborg It is to be known that no man has any spiritual good from the Lord, except through truths from the Word; for the truths of the Word are in the light of heaven, … Continue reading

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The Destructive Nature of the Love of Self and the Love of the World

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg They who are in the loves of self and of the world cannot possibly believe that they are in things so filthy and unclean as they actually are in, for there is a … Continue reading

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Life Appears as Man’s Own

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg the goods which are of faith and of charity cannot be given to man nor to angel so as to be their own, for men and angels are only recipients, or forms accommodated … Continue reading

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The “Merely” Natural-rational and Moral Man

Selection from True Christian Religion ~ Emanuel Swedenborg As to his natural man, man is like a beast; he acquires the image of a beast by means of life. Consequently in the spiritual world there appear about such a man … Continue reading

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