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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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Why Faith Can Never Produce Charity

Selection from Apocalypse Explained ~ Emanuel Swedenborg [The] will is formed out of goods, and from these man has love and affection … the understanding is formed out of truths therefrom, and from these man has intelligence and wisdom. And as … 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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When There is No Charity in Worship

Selections from Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg From faith separated from charity no other worship can come forth; for the internal man is charity, never faith without charity; so that he who is destitute of charity can have no other … Continue reading

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A Man is Wholly Such as is The Ruling Principle of His Life

Selection from Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Every man has something of his own which he loves above all things. This is called that which rules, or if you will, that which reigns universally with him. This is constantly present … Continue reading

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