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Love and Charity

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg The Divine with those who have faith in the Lord is love and charity. By Love is meant love to the Lord; by Charity,” love toward the neighbor. Love to the Lord cannot … Continue reading

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There is No Charity Apart from Works of Charity

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Those who are in charity, that is, in love to the neighbor (from which is the delight in pleasures that is alive), pay no regard to the enjoyment of pleasures except on account … Continue reading

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The Performance of Uses is Chiefly The Exercises of Charity

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg “to serve the Lord” denotes to perform uses, is because true worship consists in the performance of uses, thus in the exercises of charity. He who believes that serving the Lord consists solely … Continue reading

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Believing … How Life is Lived

Excerpt from Heaven and Hell ~ Emanuel Swedenborg … charity is everything that pertains to life, and faith everything that pertains to doctrine; consequently, charity is willing and doing what is just and right in every work, and faith is … Continue reading

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Matters of Real Belief

Selection from The Doctrine of Faith ~ Emanuel Swedenborg The knowledges of truth and of good are not matters of real belief until the man is in charity but are the storehouse of material out of which the faith of … Continue reading

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The Neighbor Who Is To Be Loved

Selection from New Jerusalem and Its Heavenly Doctrines ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor honour the person of the mighty: but in righteousness shalt thou judge … Continue reading

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The Church WITH a People or The Church IN a People

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg It is one thing for the church to be with a people, and another for the church to be in a people — as for example, the Christian Church is with those who have … Continue reading

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