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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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The Face of Truth Turned into the Face of Good

Selection from Apocalypse Revealed ~ Emanuel Swedenborg It is to be known that no man has any spiritual good from the Lord, except through truths from the Word; for the truths of the Word are in the light of heaven, … Continue reading

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Life Appears as Man’s Own

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg the goods which are of faith and of charity cannot be given to man nor to angel so as to be their own, for men and angels are only recipients, or forms accommodated … Continue reading

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“The Righteous,” “Righteousness,” “To Be Made Righteous”

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Mention is often made in the Word of “the righteous,” of “righteousness,” and of “to be made righteous;” but what is specifically signified by these expressions is not yet known. The reason why … Continue reading

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Spiritual Love or Charity Defined

Selection from Apocalypse Explained ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Charity, itself, viewed in itself, is the affection of truth and good, and where that affection is, there is a life according to truths and goods — for there is no affection without a … Continue reading

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Truths Which Only Regard Faith and Not Life

Selection from Last Judgment and Babylon Destroyed ~ Emanuel Swedenborg … in it [the church] there is no faith because there is no charity; and where there is no charity, there is no spiritual good, for that good exists from charity … Continue reading

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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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