Category Archives: theology

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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In Six Days Jehovah Made Heaven and Earth and the Sea

Selection from Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:  But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not … Continue reading

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Five Precepts Doctrinal Ideas of the Faith and Charity of the New Church

From Conjugial Love ~ Emanuel Swedenborg The doctrinal ideas of the Church which is meant by the ‘New Jerusalem’ are as follows: (1) There is one God, in whom is the Divine Trinity, and He is the Lord Jesus Christ. … Continue reading

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The Particulars of the Universals of the Christian Faith

Selection from True Christian Religion ~ Emanuel Swedenborg THE FAITH OF THE NEW HEAVEN AND OF THE NEW CHURCH IN A PARTICULAR FORM Jehovah God is love itself and wisdom itself, or is good itself and truth itself; and in … Continue reading

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Two Universals of the Christian Faith

Selection from Doctrine of Faith ~ Emanuel Swedenborg THE CHRISTIAN FAITH IN ITS UNIVERSAL IDEA OR FORM The Christian Faith in its universal idea or form is this: The Lord from eternity, who is Jehovah, came into the world to … Continue reading

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If God is ONLY Good, How did Evil Come into Existence?

A Portion from Conjugial Love ~ Emanuel Swedenborg How could evil come into existence when from creation nothing but good had existed? That anything may come into existence, it must have its origin. Good could not be the origin of … Continue reading

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Wishing To Be Wise From Self-intelligence

From Apocalypse Explained ~ Emanuel Swedenborg As “to eat” signifies to appropriate to oneself, it can be seen what is signified by: Eating of the tree of life which is in the midst of the paradise (Rev. 2:7); namely, to … Continue reading

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