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The ‘Love’ In Which the Lord Can Dwells

Selection from Divine Wisdom ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Use is fulfilling one’s duty and doing one’s work, rightly, faithfully, honestly and justly. What the proper meaning is of “goods of charity” in the Word, also called “works” and “fruits,” and here … Continue reading

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The Neighbor ~ ‘The Object of Charity’

Selection from Divine Wisdom ~ Emanuel Swedenborg The Lord is the source of charity, and the neighbour is the object of it. It is clear from what was said in the article [posted below], that the Lord is the source … Continue reading

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The Love of Uses is Charity

Selection from Apocalypse Explained ~ Emanuel Swedenborg LOVE AND CHARITY The love of uses is charity. In each and all things there are these three: an end, a cause, and an effect. The end is that “from which it originates” … Continue reading

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Can I know if it is ‘Spiritual Charity’?

Selection from True Christian Religion ~ Emanuel Swedenborg (Extracted from a Memorable Relations from which eminent examples of charity had been given) Charity is to act with judgment from a love of justice in every employment and office, but from a love derived … Continue reading

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The Delights of the Soul are Imperceptible Beatitudes

Extracts from Conjugial Love and Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg There are three things which flow from the Lord into our souls as one. These three as one, or this trine, are love, wisdom, and use. Love and wisdom exist … Continue reading

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Receiving the Celestial Seeds of Charity

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg When a man is being reformed, which is effected by combats and temptations, such evil spirits are associated with him as excite nothing but his things of knowledge and reason [scientifica ejus et … 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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