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A Man is Our Neighbor According to the Love in which He Is

Extracts from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg There are two affections, namely, the affection of good, and the affection of truth. The affection of good is to do what is good from the love of good, and the affection of … Continue reading

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Good Cannot Die, Because Evil Can Be Separated From It

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg to “cause the righteous to die with the wicked,” is to make good die with evil As this ought not to be done, and causes horror to think of, it is removed in … Continue reading

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The First Things to be Affirmed and Acknowledged

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg And Rachel said, God hath judged me, and hath also heard my voice, and hath given me a son: therefore called she his name Dan.  Genesis 30:6 Though the name was given to him … Continue reading

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The Nature of the Love of Self

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg The nature of the love of self is diametrically contrary to the order into which man was created. Man is distinguished above beasts by having a rational given him, to the end that … Continue reading

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When the ‘Two’ Constitute ‘One’

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Doctrine concerning good is the doctrine of charity, and doctrine concerning truth is the doctrine of faith. In general, there is only one doctrine, namely, the doctrine of charity, for all things of faith … Continue reading

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What Renders Man Blessed and Happy to Eternity

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Faith and charity flow in from the Lord with man. These things are “a blessing” in the internal sense, for they are what render man blessed and happy to eternity. During man’s life … Continue reading

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When the ‘Good of Charity’ is Diminished

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg • The state of the church … such as it is near the last times, when there is no longer any faith, because there is no charity, namely, that the good of charity, … Continue reading

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