Category Archives: theology

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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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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