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The Good of Faith is Not Possible Without Works

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg The good of faith produces works, because the good of faith is not possible without works, just as thinking good and willing good are not possible without doing good. The one is the … Continue reading

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Faith Leads to Charity

Extract from Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Faith leads to charity, because it teaches what charity is, and charity receives its quality from the truths of faith; but the truths of faith receive their essence and their life from charity… … Continue reading

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Opening the Mouth of the Well

Passages from Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg The Word is said to be closed when it is understood solely as to the sense of the letter, and when all that is in this sense is taken for doctrine.  And it is … Continue reading

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Becoming Charities, Not Hatreds

Selection from Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg With the man who is being regenerated there are two states: the first when the truths which are of faith are being implanted in the good which is of love and are being conjoined, … Continue reading

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Bringing Forth Things that are Useful

Selection from Doctrine of Faith ~ Emanuel Swedenborg From his earliest childhood man has the affection of knowing, which leads him to learn many things that will be of use to him, and many that will be of no use. … Continue reading

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Reward is Intrinsic Beatitude, which is called Peace, and thence External Joy

From Apocalypse Revealed ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Behold, I come quickly; and My reward is with Me, to give every man according as his work shall be. Rev 22:12  … signifies that the Lord will certainly come, and that He Himself is … Continue reading

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To Live in the Lord

From Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Blessed be God Most High.  In the Ancient Church, Jehovah was called “God Most High” for the reason that “height” represented and therefore signified what is internal, and thus “the Most High” signified what … Continue reading

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